HolyCoast: Hey Iran, Israel May Soon Come Knocking

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Hey Iran, Israel May Soon Come Knocking

This is one way to get around the problem of flying bombers over other countries:
Israel test-fired a missile from a military base on Wednesday, two days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of the "direct and heavy threat" posed by Iran's nuclear program.

The noon launch near Tel Aviv, which had not been announced in advance, coincided with a week-long surge of speculation in local media that Netanyahu was working to secure cabinet consensus for an attack on Israel's arch-foe.

Netanyahu's office declined comment on the reports, which were unsourced and unconfirmed, and which some commentators suggested might be disinformation designed to jolt war-wary foreign powers into stepping up sanctions against Tehran.

The Defense Ministry described the launch from Palmachim base as the test of the propulsion system of a missile on which it declined to elaborate.

"This is an impressive technological achievement and an important step in Israel's advances in the realms of missiles and space, which has been a long time in the planning," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in a statement.
Missiles don't need in-flight refueling or permission to fly through other nation's airspace. And they don't place Israeli flight crews at risk.

If the nuclear plant is a-rockin', Israel has come a'knockin'.

And here's another headline involving the Israeli military:
Israeli Navy says it is ready to stop new Gaza-bound flotilla
Maybe they can practice using those missiles on the flotilla.

1 comment:

Larry said...

When was the last time Israel acted preemptively with military force, 1981? They could limit their strike to the Natanz facility, but there aren't any guarantees.

Even if all the warheads were destroyed at Natanz, what's to keep Russia, China or Pakistan from selling or giving Iran one or more nukes to launch in retaliation?

Would Iran give one to al qaeda at that point? Iran could say it was stolen out of the rubble of Natanz, or some such story. Whenever and wherever al qaeda detonates it, the west would predictably blame Israel for all the death and destruction.

Somebody's got to figure out a way to destroy Natanz and make it look like an accident -and soon.