Israel plans to use nuclear weapons against Iran, according to reports, in order to destroy uranium enrichment facilities that are deeply fortified in Iran. That is interesting if true, but often these sort of military reports are red herring blusters, propaganda or outright fabrications. If it were really going to happen I don’t think Israeli military planners would be talking about it beforehand, do you? So the report should be treated highly suspect, but we’ll see what happens.
Clearly Iran has tacitly declared war on Israel already with repeated and clear promises to destroy the country. Iran has announced their intentions and unfortunately nobody is listening except for Israel. There is no question that an Israeli military action should be viewed an act of self-defense. But it won’t be viewed that way by 99% of the world, which creates a large problem.
The challenge for Israel is to find the best means to defend herself. One must question, however, if such a nuclear strike would be in Israel’s long-term interest. Perhaps it would be since that may be the best route to survival, but I doubt it. Even more dubiously, one questions if such an act would be in the strategic interest of the United States. I think not.
Why doesn’t Israel just send Mossad in and poison Ahmadinejad? The guy travels. Hello. Get this over with already. And I’m inclined to believe that democratic forces in Iran WILL triumph ultimately. There is more than one solution to Iran and Israeli simply can’t exist long-term while in a perpetual state of conflict with her neighbors.
And as Part-time Pundit has noted, this story may even be coming from Iranian sources.
The full story is here.
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.