Sunday, December 11, 2005

Israel Preparing to Take Care of Iranian Nuke Problem

I don't think that this would be the best solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis, but I would not be surprised if the Israeli's end up needing to take care of this problem themselves:


The UN and the EU have not been able to get the Iranian's to abandon their nuclear weapons ambitions. The clock is running and if they do not accelerate their efforts into verifiable results, get ready for Israel to handle this matter in a repeat of the Osirak measures taken in Iraq.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has publically said that the Holocaust did not occur and has suggested that Israel should be relocated to Europe. There is no doubt that he would use a nuke against Israel if he had one. The fall-out politically will be huge if Israel takes care of the Iranian nuke problem, but it's looking like there may be no alternative.

Sharon's statement might be partially a measure to put pressure on the UN & EU to get things done. I however do not doubt that it is also a public line in the sand to put everyone on notice that Israel will take action if they have to. Sharon's statement makes that clear to me:

“Israel — and not only Israel — cannot accept a nuclear Iran,” Sharon warned recently. “We have the ability to deal with this and we’re making all the necessary preparations to be ready for such a situation.”

Also why I think we are deep into the planning stage and not public rhetoric stage is this statement by Aharon Zeevi Farkash, the Israeli military intelligence chief:

............he warned Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, that “if by the end of March the international community is unable to refer the Iranian issue to the United Nations security council, then we can say the international effort has run its course”.

I agree............

I have no doubt that they will be ready, and they probably are already 100% ready.........................................