Israel plans to attack Iran’s imaginary nuclear weapons program without US
The Jerusalem Post has reported today that the Israeli Defence Force is drawing plans to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities without coordination of US forces. This report harks back to Israel’s 1981 attack on Iraq’s nuclear facility of Osirak under then Israeli Prime Minister and Irgun terrorist leader Menachem Begin.
After Israel struck Osirak, the Israeli government decided that Iraq was still a threat to its security and requested specific codes to access Iraq airspace, which the US gained control after the 1991 Gulf War invasion. The US refused to allow the codes, just like it has refused the Israeli government the codes to it to strike Iran’s nuclear weapon’s program.
“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.”
The US has been reported to have told the Israeli warmongers to hold off on its attacks until further assessments could be made.
The Israeli government declares Iran a threat to its national security, just like they declared Iraq a threat in the 1980’s. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has declared that, although Iran had been secretly developing a nuclear weapons program, it has ceased and is not even capable of producing material for one nuclear weapon for at least ten years.
The problem for the US remains that their “special relationship” with Israel has gotten it bogged down in the Middle East on behalf of the Jewish state with little benefit for the average American citizen. But to suggest the notion the US went to war in Iraq for Israel is considered antisemitic, as Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) found out after being viciously attacked by pro-Jewish groups that influence Middle East foreign policy in Washington DC.
Teheran has downplayed the threat of an Israeli strike as unlikely:
“We think that regional and international developments and the complicated situation faced by Israel itself will not allow it to launch military strikes against other countries,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi told reporters in Teheran, according to the Press TV Web site. “Israel makes threats to promote its psychological and media warfare.