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Israel secretly plans to nuke Iran

According to "secret plans" Israel is going to drop nuclear bombs on Iran's nuclear weapons projects.

Although I don't blame them, afterall Iran has threatened multiple times to destroy Israel totally, I wonder just how real this plan is.

Firstly the "secret plan" was released to the media by the Israeli military. Why? If its a secret then why tell the world?

Because its a bluff, or a threat, or posturing to achieve a peaceful end, or to encourage a less dangerous type of war, such as a conventional strike.

Mind you you can't blame Israel if they go ahead. Its their own survival thats at stake.

ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.

Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources.

The attack would be the first with nuclear weapons since 1945, when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Israeli weapons would each have a force equivalent to one-fifteenth of the Hiroshima bomb.

Under the plans, conventional laser-guided bombs would open “tunnels” into the targets. “Mini-nukes” would then immediately be fired into a plant at Natanz, exploding deep underground to reduce the risk of radioactive fallout.

“As soon as the green light is given, it will be one mission, one strike and the Iranian nuclear project will be demolished,” said one of the sources.

The plans, disclosed to The Sunday Times last week, have been prompted in part by the Israeli intelligence service Mossad’s assessment that Iran is on the verge of producing enough enriched uranium to make nuclear weapons within two years.

Israeli military commanders believe conventional strikes may no longer be enough to annihilate increasingly well-defended enrichment facilities. Several have been built beneath at least 70ft of concrete and rock.

However, the nuclear-tipped bunker-busters would be used only if a conventional attack was ruled out and if the United States declined to intervene, senior sources said.

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By netchicken: posted on 7-1-2007

Some good comments here summarising the articles related to this topic.

Such as
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Within the next 12 months, the Americans or the Israelis, possibly both, are likely to launch military strikes aimed at crippling Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Those strikes may come sooner rather than later. And they will probably be nuclear.
From the Spectator.

A quote from macsmind

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So this rumor has been floating since last year, but the veracity of whether or not Israel would actually take the shot is without question. Israel simply cannot allow Iran to have any type of Nuclear Program - ever. The fact is that somebody has to put a stop to Iran’s build up and if we are losing our “will to win”, then it’s a good thing someone still has some cajones.
By netchicken: posted on 7-1-2007

Darn who leaked the information?

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By netchicken: posted on 7-1-2007

From the Jerusalem Post
It was exactly a year ago. A small Falcon jet - favored by top Iranian military officers - crashed in northwest Iran near the Turkish border. Among those killed were Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Kazemi, commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard ground forces division, and at least 12 other officers.

Rumors quickly spread that the plane had been sabotaged and that Kazemi had been killed in a devious Israeli plot.

While Iranian official statements blamed bad weather and dilapidated engines for the crash, there was room for speculation that foul play may have had a hand. Kazemi had been responsible for the production and development of Iran's Shihab ballistic missile series, capable of delivering a nuclear warhead into the heart of Europe, not to mention Israel.

He was also a close confidant of Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Muhammad Najjar, from their days together in the Revolutionary Guard, where Najjar served as the head of the Middle East department, responsible for Israel and Lebanon.

Since last January's crash, air travel for Iranian military officials has become increasingly dangerous. On November 27, a military transport plane crashed just after take-off from Teheran. More than 40 people were killed including 30 members of the Revolutionary Guard, some of them reported to be close advisers to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. A week before, a helicopter crashed into the central town of Najafabad, killing six, including a senior Revolutionary Guard officer.

The combined effect of these crashes, some Iranian analysts claim, has effectively gutted the high command of the Revolutionary Guard. But whatever the truth concerning the cause of these mysterious crashes, they show that numerous stumbling blocks confront Iran's efforts to develop nuclear-tipped missiles capable of reaching Israel.

International pressure - in the form of UN-approved sanctions such as those imposed last month - as well as internal strife and recent technological challenges all serve as obstacles the Islamic Republic has had to face throughout its 20-year effort to obtain nuclear weapons.

Within the Israeli leadership, there is one clear voice - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert - that refuses to come to terms with a nuclear Iran and claims that Teheran must be stopped, even at a heavy price, from obtaining weapons of mass destruction and rocking the balance of power in the Middle East.

"What if a soldier is kidnapped in Lebanon and we want to go to war?" asks one senior official. "All Iran would need to do is wave its nuke at us and make us reconsider."

At the end of the day, however, as one former IAF commander involved in the successful strike on Iraq's Osirak reactor in 1981 points out, it is solely up to the prime minister to decide what course of action Israel will take - military or diplomacy.

The way things looks now, D-Day might not be too far away.
By netchicken: posted on 7-1-2007

I'm beting it is a strategic leak.
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 7-1-2007

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Originally posted by netchicken
Darn who leaked the information?

Kitty Kats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Twilight_Rogue: posted on 9-1-2007

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