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The French magazine L’Express today reports that Israeli jets practiced a long-distance strike against Iranian nuclear targets over Gibraltar. If accurate, the report means the Israelis rehearsed a strike some 2,600 miles from home — a distance sufficient to simulate a strike on Iranian territory.
The report in L’Express is the latest to suggest that the Israeli air force (IAF) has decided to be ready to launch a mission at a moment’s notice should Israel’s political leaders give the go-ahead.
Also today, the Jerusalem Post reveals that Israeli air force reservists who operate the Arrow and Patriot missile-defense systems have recently begun spending one day a week on duty to sharpen their skills, amid fears that in a conflict with Iran, dozens of long-range missiles would be fired at Israel.
The Israelis have bombed a French-built nuclear plant near Iraq's capital, Baghdad, saying they believed it was designed to make nuclear weapons to destroy Israel.
Assuming that an attack on Iran is "near" is a little too easy.
I remember seeing a documentary about the 1st Iraq War, and soldiers telling the reporter that they have been training in Desert-like conditions two YEARS before the war in Iraq.
First of all i have to disagree with your conclusion that an "all out war" is inevitable
you have not provided enough evidence to convince me , beyond reasonable doubt that Israel's actions are anything more than a training excercise.
Secondly it would attract unwanted attention to israel imagine the headlines " Israel attacks civilian reactor" "Israel the aggressor" ... .
if anything that would HELP Amidinajahd win the election because he would stand up to israel
Win or loose the "war" amidinajahd would become popular beyond his wildest dreams and be hailed as a hero throughout the region
Originally posted by rationaluser
... NO they are just training excercises if you want my bet i think israel are getting this supposed new hardware to protect themselves from ...well lets see syria, egypt, iran, palestine, and HEZBOLLAH ... .
"Report – Iran deploys missiles in Persian Gulf"
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have begun deploying mobile launchers for surface-to-air and surface-to-sea missiles in the Strait of Hurmuz and other areas in the Gulf, it has been revealed.
An Iranian official, quoted anonymously in the Saudi daily Al-Watan, said Iranian forces deployed the missile bases following secret reports that the United States and Israel were working on a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.