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IDF preparing options for Iran strike

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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 03:08 PM

The IDF is drawing up options for a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities that do not include coordination with the United States, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

Slideshow: Pictures of the week While its preference is to coordinate with the US, defense officials have said Israel is preparing a wide range of options for such an operation.

"It is always better to coordinate," one top Defense Ministry official explained last week. "But we are also preparing options that do not include coordination."

Israeli officials have said it would be difficult, but not impossible, to launch a strike against Iran without receiving codes from the US Air Force, which controls Iraqi airspace. Israel also asked for the codes in 1991 during the First Gulf War, but the US refused.

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"There are a wide range of risks one takes when embarking on such an operation," a top Israeli official said.

Several news reports have claimed recently that US President George W. Bush has refused to give Israel a green light for an attack on Iranian facilities. One such report, published in September in Britain's Guardian newspaper, claimed that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert requested a green light to attack Iran in May but was refused by Bush.


[edit on 4-12-2008 by rocksarerocks]

posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 03:51 PM
reply to post by rocksarerocks "public" green light from the US Government but hey Israel, if you need to land on some of our bases in Iraq do it at night with these coordinates.

posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 03:55 PM
reply to post by solarstorm

Well, if Israel is going to pop this puppy, they better do it soon. And if they are "openly" discussing the overflight problems, this may not be the way they will approach the "problem."

If they're going to do it, they may as well do it now. It's not like this will make the world situation any worse right now.

posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 04:07 PM
Totally. I think that we will definitely support this in secret and probably even pay for it.

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