Israel Says That If Iranian Sanctions Fail A Strike MUST Happen

Claiming that all of Iran’s nuclear facilities are vulnerable and that a military option is real and ready to be used if sanctions fail, Israel’s top political and military...
Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said there was a consensus among many nations today that if diplomacy and sanctions failed to stop Iran, a military strike should be launched.

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When you watch the video, the most striking thing about what he says is how he compares the Iranian nuclear situation in intensity to the 6 Day War, the War of Independence and others. It really sounds like, to us, that Israel has already decided and are simply now preparing to launch the attack. May the God of Israel go before you.

“Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand:” Joel 2:1

From J Post: Claiming that all of Iran’s nuclear facilities are vulnerable and that a military option is real and ready to be used if sanctions fail, Israel’s top political and military leadership issued a series of warnings to the Islamic Republic on Thursday in some of the most candid comments on the nuclear threat in years.

Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said there was a consensus among many nations today that if diplomacy and sanctions failed to stop Iran, a military strike should be launched.

“If sanctions don’t achieve the desired goal of stopping [Iran’s] military nuclear program, there will be a need to consider taking action,” he declared.

Barak said he saw Iran as nearing a stage “which may render any physical strike as impractical.”

“A nuclear Iran will be more complicated to deal with, more dangerous and more costly in blood than if it were stopped today,” he said. “In other words, he who says in English ‘later’ may find that ‘later is too late.’”

Barak’s threat was backed up earlier in the day by Vice Premier Moshe Ya’alon who said that Iran needed to be stopped “one way or another” and that a credible military threat needed to be on the table, a message also delivered by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz on Wednesday evening.

Ya’alon, a former IDF chief of staff, dismissed arguments that underground Iranian nuclear sites such as the Fordow facility might be invulnerable to bunker-buster bombs.

“From my military experience, human beings will know how to penetrate any installation protected by other human beings. Ultimately all the facilities can be hit,” he said.

Earlier in the day, OC Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said that Iran has created a stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used to manufacture four nuclear weapons.

Kochavi said that once Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the decision to go to the “breakout stage” and begin enriching uranium to military-grade levels, it would take the Iranians a year to make a crude device and another year or two to manufacture a nuclear warhead that can be installed on a ballistic missile.

Iran, he said, has obtained 4 tons of uranium enriched to 3.5 percent and another 100 kilograms enriched to 20%.

“Iran’s motivations are: to create hegemony in the region; deterrence; and to become an international player,” Kochavi said. “They claim that they are developing the program for peaceful purposes but our intelligence shows without a doubt that Iran is continuing its work on developing a nuclear weapon.”

Israel’s increased threats came as The Washington Post reported that US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta believes Israel will attack Iran in April, May or June.

According to the report, written by the paper’s senior opinion writer David Ignatius, Panetta is concerned that Israel will attack before Iran enters the so-called “immunity zone” when its nuclear facilities will be heavily fortified and a military strike will no longer succeed. source – JPost

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  • Israel lacks the moral authority to point its finger at Iran.. Israel is always striking. — looking 2 pick a fight. Its the only nation in the Middle East that has been invading its neighbors and is always defiant of UN Resolutions. It is Israel that needs to be reined in not its neighbors. Certainly not Iran that has never ever in recent history invaded any nation.

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  • Obama better hope Israel doesn’t strike. Iran won’t like it, and Obama will one less country to run to after Americans throw him out.

    Israel has every right to protect her borders. JFK made threats in the Cuban Missle Crisis. The Bay of Pigs didn’t go well, but the U.S. understands very well the seriousness of Iran’s hate-filled plans for Israel, and all Jews, as well as all non-Muslims. The FIRST thing Iran will do with nukes is attempt to flatten Israel. Khomeni has said that very recently.

    How in God’s Name is the U.S. going to react when Iran tries to set up weapons AGAINST US in Cuba? We will take action since BO will no longer be in office.

  • Level Iran now.
    Israel must protect herself.
    America must protect her Citizens.

    I stand with Israel. Iran is evil. Period.

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