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Barak: Israel not planning to strike Iran nuclear facilities 'right now'

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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:21 AM

Barak: Israel not planning to strike Iran nuclear facilities 'right now'

In interview with Israel Radio, Defense Minister says would be 'happy' if economic sanctions, diplomacy would convince Tehran to drop military nuclear program.

Israel isn't looking for war with Iran, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Thursday, adding that he would be pleased if diplomatic moves and sanctions would sway Tehran away from its contentious nuclear program.

Barak's comments came after U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said on Wednesday that he did not know whether Israel would alert the United States ahead of time if it decided to take military action against Iran.

He said the United States was convinced that sanctions and diplomatic pressure was the right path to take on Iran, along with "the stated intent not to take any options off the table" - language that leaves open the possibility of future military action.

"I'm not sure the Israelis share our assessment of that," Dempsey added.

Speaking on the chances of an Israeli strike of Iran's nuclear program on Thursday, Barak told Israel Radio that "Israel isn't looking for war with Iran and has no intention of acting right now."


well, it looks like israel is rather calm these days. of course the recent explosion in isfahan cannot have anything to do with it, right?
at least there's a small chance that they won't be the ones starting WW3.

edit on 1-12-2011 by jedi_hamster because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:25 AM
reply to post by jedi_hamster

Problem is, this is just another politician talking..

Who really believes what they say anymore?
And that goes equally for ALL countries..

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:33 AM
reply to post by Trustme333

for me it looks like the explosion at isfahan was their job (heck, they even claim it wasn't an accident - that's as far as they can go without openly saying 'we did it'), hence the calm reply from barak.

after all, he's the last person i can think of that wouldn't want to attack iran.

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:35 AM
reply to post by jedi_hamster

When asked about the "accident" didn't he say something like "and I hope there's many more" ??

He's one sick puppy for sure..

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:40 AM
Drop your nuclear program
So we and the US can invade you without trouble

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:42 AM
reply to post by jedi_hamster

This is just to calm things down beore Israel strikes when Iran least expects it

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:44 AM
More a case of "honestly we want to be your freinds, Honest"
We have never lied before

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:48 AM
reply to post by bluemirage5

let's hope not.
just a few more mossad operations... er, i mean 'hand of god accidents', and they won't have a reason to attack.

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:50 AM
reply to post by jedi_hamster

Thats what I'm hoping but they are going to go in regardless, not if but when.

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 04:54 AM

Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by jedi_hamster

Thats what I'm hoping but they are going to go in regardless, not if but when.

Who do you think will go in??
Israel usually sits back and lets others do the dying..

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 09:09 AM
Doesn't look calm to me.

The article seems like simple politics. Israeli officials created the crisis of the "Iranian military nuclear program" and now they are publically saying that they would be happy to see diplomacy push Iran into abandoning nuclear energy. In other words, when Iran won't stop, Israel will simply say "oh well gosh we gave them every peaceful opportunity possible to comply" and carry out their insane mission.

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi

true, but what surprises me is the fact that they seem to handle it covertly for now, blowing up stuff here and there, instead of going all medieval on iran's ass. i know that pulling the samson option is their sole reason of existence, so they'll do whatever they can to provoke others to attack them - but here comes the question.

what if they don't want to provoke iran, but someone else?

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 12:58 PM
The Jews are a 'stiff necked ethnic group', that even our common Creator would admit to, and had spent centuries attempting to guide them, even sending them divine messagers to help.

But they choosed to be robotic, espacially the clerics, and would never accept even the fact that a Messiah had came once in their midst. It is only their free will, but they too, are children of our Creator.

Some may attribute those recent 'accidents' in Iran as coincidences. But similar occurences happening in a row in such short time frame would be difficult to pin down as mere 'coindences', more so in the middle eastern situation that glowed extremely so red hot that even our space station would have noticed.

Coincidences or not, the fact remains - Iran's nuke safety record and progress had been greatly hampered and delayed. Regardless if the stiff necked jews believe in our Creator or not, this situation will be regarded as a miracle by the world, for a well received respite.

And the least Israel can do right now is to focus on resolving its outstanding Palestine issues fairly and amicably, so that no other despicable leader or racist group can use it as means to perpertrate their racist agenda upon our fellow human brothers and sisters, setting one upon another with grevious harm....

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:10 PM
Maybe this is exactly when they will attack, make the Iranians think they wont be coming and bam they perform their signature terrorist attacks that Israel is known for.

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 05:02 AM

but one thing troubles me and it's the fact that they may be insane, but they're certainly not stupid. they know that when they'll attack iran, they're doomed. of course they want to go down, so they have an excuse to take the world with them, but they don't want to take the blame. they don't want the samson option look like samson option. if they'll attack iran, they won't have too many targets. russia? china? they'll think twice before risking WW3 over iran. such war would be too small for them to be worth it - iran and israel would end up being devastated and the rest would be taken back to the cold war times. israel could be dropping few nukes over iran - and they could even try to nuke few targets in russia or china - but in that moment usa and the rest would leave them alone, letting russia handle it. society wouldn't support going to war with russia (resulting in WW3) over israel, especially knowing that iran isn't a danger anymore (not like it ever was). result: cold war and relatively small destruction, without too many opportunities to boost the economy. israel would have no excuse to attack the west.

it would be entirely different though in case they would provoke a war with, lets say, syria. then it would all depend on turkey and iran reactions. turkey could get a red light from the west to prevent them from supporting iran's movements in syria, but they could see joining iran as the only way to prevent potential russia-west conflict, because if russia would get involved - and it probably will - then it's russia, iran, syria and turkey - a NATO member - against israel. western countries wouldn't be of course that happy to attack israel, knowing its nuclear capabilities, but my guess is that society would see turkey's, iran's and russia's moves as a clear signal that 'enough is enough' when it comes to tolerating israel and its madness. also, turkey could then ask other NATO countries to get involved and with russia already in the game, they would have only two options:
- abandon turkey and protect israel, undermining NATO and standing against iran and russia (and possibly china), getting WW3 as a result,
- join the party with turkey, iran and russia, to crush israel and have a middle east without that mad dog.

iran isn't a danger and they know it. israel is - and the west could be happy eliminating it, if russia would happen to take some damage for them. israel would get their gog and magog war, and isn't that what they're waiting for? to get attacked by everyone, so they can pull the samson option without getting blamed, because 'hey, we were just defending ourselves'?

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 05:26 AM
reply to post by jedi_hamster

to be honest im completely bamboozeled...

on one hand, it would seem Israel has seen the actual challenge Iran and Russia would make.. economically and militarily.. and they've backed down.. id like to see this is probably a last gasp and we'll see Israeli politics fade into history..

but, the fact the USA is stating sanctions are the way to go, is odd. Sanctions wont do jack squat... still pushing the notion that the Iranians will reverse their nuclear stance purely by sanctioning them is fantasy.. look at Iran and its media statements.. does this look like a country that wants or NEEDs to back down due to sanctioning?

strange indeed...

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 05:49 AM
Isfahan was the result of a space based weapons attack.

Expect to hear of more mystery explosions in the coming days/weeks, it'll escalate to a point where the real missiles start flying

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