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Iranian war fears spark closure of Israel reactor

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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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Iranian war fears spark closure of Israel reactor


www.theaustralian.com.a u

SRAEL is preparing to shut its nuclear reactor at Dimona, where it makes nuclear weapons, because of the site's vulnerability in a war with Iran.

The decision, taken by the Israel Atomic Energy Commission and the country's civil defence authorities, follows a realisation that the facility could be vulnerable to a missile attack.

The Haaretz newspaper quoted officials last week as saying they had concluded the reactor was no longer impenetrable in the event of war.
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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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Very interesting.

Pardon my ignorance, but is Dimona just a weapons facility or is also a Nuclear Power Generating Station as well? Either or, a complete shut down of a Nuclear Site isn't an easy task and not one to be executed unless the government fears it's going to be leveled.

IF a war does break out, I can see the Iranian military going tit-for-tat if the Iranian Nuclear Sites are hit.

www.theaustralian.com.au...

www.theaustralian.com.a u
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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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Woah, so they are actually shutting it down now.

this cant be good.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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That would be a wise move on Israel's part. I'm sure any nation with a nuclear reactor would do likewise if they know a threat is coming.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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SRAEL is preparing to shut its nuclear reactor at Dimona, where it makes nuclear weapons, because of the site's vulnerability in a war with Iran.

interesting

so israel has been a pot calling the kettle black, all this time?

or maybe stuxnet 2.0 has struck?



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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If this is a true story, there have been quite a few, then this is very telling for a timeline.

Israel will not want this plant down for a long time, so a clock is ticking.

Wise move by Israel, it would be a high priority target, tit for tat as a earlier poster wrote.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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Even if the reactor is shut down
would it not still be a target and
dangerous? Does anyone know
what a safe amount of time it would
be for the reactor to be shut down.
So many questions but I feel things
are really heating up now.


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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Woah, so they are actually shutting it down now.

this cant be good.


A terrorist nation shutting down their nuke weapons plant? Should we start cheering now or wait an appropriate amount of time.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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I am getting conflicting reports as to what they are doing.

Some are saying it will be shut down if conflict erupts, while others say it has been closed. People should keep their eye on this one....and if mass media gets a wind of this then oil futures are going to skyrocket.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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IMO, war is close. No way would they shut this site down as a percautionary unless they themselves knew what was on the horizon.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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UPDATE:

IDF to hold military drills at Dimona Nuclear Site.

www.presstv.ir...



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN
IMO, war is close. No way would they shut this site down as a percautionary unless they themselves knew what was on the horizon.


I wonder what the US gov't is telling them that makes them this wary?
I hope nothing happens and one side *cough *cough *cousa steps back and realizes what will happen if they start another war they can't finish. Millions dead? Is that the new tag line for Obama? I liked "change" better.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by buster2010

Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Woah, so they are actually shutting it down now.

this cant be good.


A terrorist nation shutting down their nuke weapons plant? Should we start cheering now or wait an appropriate amount of time.


You misread the biased story, Israel is the one shutting down the plant, not the terrorist nation Iran. You're welcome for the clarification.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:39 PM
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The US Armed forces just volunteered some human shields and the THAAD system so if US Soldiers die, it can be used as justification for an invasion of Iran.

The THAAD is an extremely capable system, but from what I know it can only engage ballistic targets, and aircraft, but it can be saturated.
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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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Well one date to consider... January 30... Europe probably approving oil sanctions on Iran AND Netanyahu having his party's primaries to destroy any opposition he has left in the party.

Let's also think about February 7... no moon in the middle-east.

The elite wants war. They want Iran to fire the first shot. That's why they are putting sanctions after sanctions. And blowing stuff in Iran. They want Iran to start the war so the sheeple accept the war.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by buster2010

Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Woah, so they are actually shutting it down now.

this cant be good.


A terrorist nation shutting down their nuke weapons plant? Should we start cheering now or wait an appropriate amount of time.


I think he meant it in the sense that Israel fully expects this conflict to happen. So much for diplomacy, eh?



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:27 AM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN
UPDATE:

IDF to hold military drills at Dimona Nuclear Site.

www.presstv.ir...


PressTV... such a reliable source.

Assuming the info is real, we could see something else going on.

With the uptick in instability, neutral countries will take extra precautions about allowing/assisting countries with manuevers / training. Shut the plant down to simulate a missile attack / earethquake? It also has the added benefeit of being able to simulate an attack on it without much scrutiny than if they left the plant open and didnt do any other drills. This way it can be explained away as part of the training if questions are asked.

Also a few observations -
#1 - PressTV - Enough said
#2 - Israel has never publicly acknowledged they have a nuclear weapons program (yes we know its the worst kept secret). I mention this because they arent going to announce / go on the record with a media source that a facility manufatures weapons, especially nuclear weapons.


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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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Press TV refers to Jerusalem Post -

original from last year, as was linked Press TV

IDF to simulate missile attack on Dimona nuclear reactor

By YAAKOV KATZ
09/05/2011 20:34

www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=236779



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:43 AM
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Uhm.. PressTV refers to a lot of media outlets, which is not what im calling into question. Its the hatchet job they do on those media sources material to put their story together, which usually invovled leaving out any information that is pertinent and true.

As I said, the comment about the facility and it being a nuclear weapons producer does not fit.
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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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This was also posted today regarding their oil platforms as well -

The Israel Navy will be in charge of protecting Israeli offshore drilling rigs,

link to original article



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