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...based on my conversations with Israeli decision-makers, this period of forbearance, in which Netanyahu waits to see if the West’s nonmilitary methods can stop Iran, will come to an end this December. Robert Gates, the American defense secretary, said in June at a meeting of NATO defense ministers that most intelligence estimates predict that Iran is one to three years away from building a nuclear weapon. “In Israel, we heard this as nine months from June—in other words, March of 2011,” one Israeli policy maker told me. “If we assume that nothing changes in these estimates, this means that we will have to begin thinking about our next step beginning at the turn of the year.”
Israeli policy of amimut, or opacity, prohibits acknowledging the existence of the country’s nuclear arsenal, which consists of more than 100 weapons, mainly two-stage thermonuclear devices, capable of being delivered by missile, fighter-bomber, or submarine (two of which are said by intelligence sources to be currently positioned in the Persian Gulf).
Originally posted by minkey53
Bloody hells bells, we have been saying to Israel and the US that they need to get their bums in gear for ages now!
Why are they leaving it til one minute before midnight to hit Iran?
They should have sorted this out a long time ago!
Iran has had time to prepare it's forces, line up it's missiles and make it's own plans now.
If Israel / US get a big smack back, they only have themselves to blame.
God, even my 5 year old daughter would know this!
Originally posted by Discotech
reply to post by minkey53
Why does the US use nuclear power when it has its own oil wells ?
Same with Russia
Why are Iran not allowed their own nuclear reactors to provide cheaper and cleaner electricity ?
Like I said, an attack on Iran is just another attack on freedom as they are far from the evil nation the media likes to paint them as
With so much more advanced technology, we don't need it, not for weapons, not for electrical power.
and let's not forget those nuclear "power" facilities just so happen to be built right on top of Iran's earthquake fault lines.....that in itself is a major disaster waiting to happen all on it's own if they got away with it.