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Originally posted by tothetenthpowerI only hope they do end up getting a Nuke so the rest of the world will leave them alone for once and they can flourish as a nation instead of being oppressed as they are.
Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by plumranch
8-Israel already has illegal nuclear weapons,mutliple attempts by the UN to search dimona have been been met with resistance...i guess illegal doesn't apply to Israel....
Originally posted by breakingdradles
If israel launches a first strike, China and Russia will give the Arab states a green light, and nukes if they don't already have them.
Russia and China have been waiting for a chance to step into the ring and show the world who the new boss is.
israel will strike, Russia and China will strike back, then call Obama and ask him what side he's on.
This may be the end of israel if they decide to take matters into their own hands.
God forbid another state gets nuclear weapons illegally like they did!
Ultimate hypocrit doublespeak israel strikes again!
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
Please show me evidence, links and news, that Israel has illegal nuclear weapons, please.
Just because you say or think it does not make it so, so please provide sources.
The actual size and composition of Israel's nuclear stockpile is uncertain and the subject of many - often conflicting - estimates and reports. It is widely reported that Israel had two bombs in 1967, and that Prime Minister Eshkol ordered them armed in Israel's first nuclear alert during the Six-Day War. It is also reported that, fearing defeat in the October 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Israelis assembled 13 twenty-kiloton atomic bombs.
By the late 1990s the U.S. Intelligence Community estimated that Israel possessed between 75-130 weapons, based on production estimates. The stockpile would certainly include warheads for mobile Jericho-1 and Jericho-2 missiles, as well as bombs for Israeli aircraft, and may include other tactical nuclear weapons of various types.
Originally posted by plumranch
reply to post by FSBlueApocalypse
John Bolton is one of America's best know and knowledgeable figures to give us a forecast about Israel's intentions. When Bolton speaks, America and the world listens. Eg. he presently works for an Israeli think tank.
He is saying that Israel cannot afford to have a nuclear Iran (valid argument). They must do something soon to stop Iran's nuclear intentions. Here are my thoughts:
-nuclear talks with Iran have proven to be a waste of time.
-troops attacking Iran nuclear facilities is too risky and costly.
-Obama (the gutless wonder) is not going to help Israel so they are pretty much on their own. They may call during the attack or right after or maybe not.
-Israel bombed Iraq's nuclear facility successfully stopping Iraq's nuclear program. No reason to believe Israel will not do the same to Iran.
-options for bombing are numerous, my guess they will attack several targets including Iran's heavy water plant and do some deep bunker busting.
-when the bombing starts it will not be obvious who participated. Possibly both the US and Israel will deny the attack.
- Iran will make a lot for threats and carry on loudly after the attack but will do nothing directly. They may increase their support and involvement with Hamas and Hezbollah.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Well I will agree that the war drums are beating. I haven't seen a propaganda campaign this fierce since before Iraq.
Although I don't think the US wants to get involved. Notice how the FBI and CIA director have gone to Israel in order to plead with them to not attack as they could not stand behind them with the limited resources they have at the moment.
Israel will most likely attack Iran first, Iran has never invaded a country and they won't, simply because that isn't their intent. I only hope they do end up getting a Nuke so the rest of the world will leave them alone for once and they can flourish as a nation instead of being oppressed as they are.
The people of Iran diserve better than what they have. I agree that their present government is ridiculous, but that's all scheduled to change. The infighting and the civil unrest will reach a boiling point, just like it will in the US soon.
Originally posted by FSBlueApocalypse
Bolton: Israel will attack Iran by the end of 2009
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Former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, says a military strike against Iran will be the only way for Israel to shield itself, before Iran develops its nuclear weapons program.