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September 1, 2008

JP: 'US to strike Iran in coming weeks'

Topics: Iran

I saw this at DEBDAfile last night but didn't take it seriously. Now that the Jerusalem Post has put it up I'm taking it a little more seriously, but still don't believe it's anything more than rumor or wishful thinking on the part of Israel:

[...] The Dutch intelligence service, the AIVD, has called off an operation aimed at infiltrating and sabotaging Iran's weapons industry due to an assessment that a US attack on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program is imminent, according to a report in the country's De Telegraaf newspaper on Friday...

[...] According to the report, information gleaned from the AIVD's operation in Iran has provided several of the targets that are to be attacked in the strike, including "parts for missiles and launching equipment."

"Information from the AIVD operation has been shared in recent years with the CIA," the report said.

On Saturday, Iran's Deputy Chief of Staff General Masoud Jazayeri warned that should the United States or Israel attack Iran, it would be the start of another World War.

On Friday, Ma'ariv reported that Israel had made a strategic decision to deny Iran military nuclear capability and would not hesitate "to take whatever means necessary" to prevent Teheran from achieving its nuclear goals.

According to the report, whether the United States and Western countries succeed in thwarting the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions diplomatically, through sanctions, or whether a US strike on Iran is eventually decided upon, Jerusalem has begun preparing for a separate, independent military strike.

As for the likelihood of Jerusalem having begun preparing for a separate, independent military strike, that's a different matter and a likelihood I'd be willing to bank on.

Posted by Mike in Iraq at September 1, 2008 9:47 AM

It be nice to see President Bush, after having bent backwards and cowered so much to the leftist, "hate-America," anti-war, liberals and Dems in Congress, and dilly-dally so much with Iran without doing nothing about it, during this his last term, go out with a "bang" rather than with a "whimper"...for a change!

It be a shame to see him leave Office with his tail between his legs and sucking his thumb!


Posted by: Althor at September 2, 2008 12:25 AM

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