I have just read the report prepared by the Center for Strategic and International Sutdies (CSIS). and I can not figure out why the hell they made it
in the first place? and who is paying for such a report - Israel, US citizens or some international (read all of us) organization?
why the CSIS is in fact (IMO) helping the Israel to hit Iran?
I hope it was not on the ATS yet.
link to the study here:
and some titles of report here:
Iran Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missiles Program
• Timeline when Iran produces it’s first Nuclear Weapon
• Options to deal with Iran’s Nuclear Program within the Time Frame
Iran Nuclear Targets
• Mission Planning Payloads
• Israeli Strike Force Required
• Iran Missile Sites
Israeli Air Force: Aircraft Mission Capabilities
Scenario I: Israeli Air Force Strike against Iranian Nuclear Facilities and Ballistic Missile Sites
• Strike Mission Route Profile
• Mission Force Allocation
• Mission Analysis
Scenario II: An Israeli Ballistic Missile Attack against Iranian Nuclear Facilities 72
Iranian Ground and Airborne Defense Means against an Israeli Strike
• Iran Ground Based Air Defense Systems
and some conclusions:
"• A military strike by Israel against Iranian Nuclear Facilities is possible and the optimum route would be along the Syrian-Turkish border then
over a small portion of Iraq then into Iran, and back the same route. However, the number of aircraft required, refueling along the way and getting to
the targets without being detected or intercepted would be complex and high risk and would lack any assurances that the overall mission will have a
high success rate."
ok, and at the end obviously they do add that it would be better not to do so but the whole study is a very helpfull for Israel and in fact it does
encourage them to attack IMO.