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TEHRAN,Iran (AP) - The deputy commander of Iran's air force said Wednesday that plans have been drawn up to bomb Israel if the Jewish state attacks Iran, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
The announcement comes amid rising tensions in the region with the United States calling for a new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program and Israeli planes having recently overflown, and perhaps even attacked, Iranian ally Syria's territory.
"In addition to the "Samson Option" of last resort, other triggers for nuclear weapons use may include:
* Successful Arab or Iranian penetration of populated areas
* Destruction of the Israeli Air Force
* Massive air strikes or chemical/biological strikes on Israeli cities
* Arab or Iranian use of nuclear weapons
In short, due to Israel's concentrated population and strategic vulnerability, a violation of any of the above could be seen as an imminent threat to the continued existence of the state, thereby triggering an Israeli nuclear response.
It is widely believed, but not confirmed, that Israel will target a number of Arab countries and/or enemy countries to Israel if weapons of mass destruction were used on Israeli soil (and not just the single country suspected of sponsoring such an attack). There is much speculation on different types of targets and under what circumstances would be involved in such an attack."
OP by Rilence"They've had 60 yrs...Surely that's plenty long enough to forge peace with the people around you... The Israeli's have done nothing but embraced an expansionist mode since the '67 wars which has continued unabated to this day...
And they wonder why the Arab world largely detest them and want them gone ? "
Originally posted by traderonwallst
Looks like things are moving rather quickly in the hot bed known as the Middle East. I feel something could happen before October 15th. Not sure why, just a gut feeling.