Report: Israel Preparing to Strike Iran Without U.S. Consent

*HERE WE GO…more of the same script, eh??*

Israel is drawing up plans to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and is prepared to launch a strike without backing from the U.S., an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday.

Officials in the Israeli Defense Ministry told The Jerusalem Post that while they prefer to act in consultation with the U.S., they are preparing plans that would allow them to act alone.

“It is always better to coordinate,” a senior Defense Ministry official told the newspaper. “But we are also preparing options that do not include coordination.”

It would be difficult, but not impossible, to launch a strike against Iran without permission from the U.S., as the American Air Force controls the Iraqi airspace Israel’s jets would have to enter on a bombing mission.

“There are a wide range of risks one takes when embarking on such an operation,” a senior Israeli official told the Post.

Iran, the world’s fourth-largest crude oil producer, maintains that its uranium enrichment activities are aimed at making fuel for a network of planned electricity-generating nuclear power plants and not for developing weapons.

However Israel intelligence sources say Iran has sufficient nuclear material to make an atomic bomb.

Last month, amid mounting fears in Israel that the U.S. was doing nothing to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, Ehud Olmert, Israel’s Prime Minister, warned President Bush the last chance of destroying Tehran’s nuclear bomb-making program was passing.

Iran dismisses the possibility of an Israeli strike.

“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 said, according to the Press TV Web site.

“Israel makes threats to promote its psychological and media warfare,” Qashqavi said.

A report, published in September in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert requested a green light to attack Iran in May but was refused by Bush.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,461588,00.html

7 thoughts on “Report: Israel Preparing to Strike Iran Without U.S. Consent

  1. Oscar says:

    Israel needs to depend on The God that Created the Heavens & Earth and everything in them, for He is the one that chose them and the one that will fight the battle for Israel and will give them the VICTORY OVER THEIR ENEMYS

  2. Jonathan Gentry says:

    The Jews are God’s people. Jeruselem His holy city. God will protect his people. All people from all over the world should be crying out in prayer for Israel. Evil (Iran) cannot destroy that which is good (Israel).
    Who can stand against God?

    • heidilore says:

      Ummm…yeah. Sure. God. That is a legitimate reason to obliterate a nation. Nice that you are playing god, insisting what is good and evil. We shall see if that works out for you guys. It has not thus far😉

    • Dixon Cox says:

      Jerusalem may be God’s city but the management seems to change an awful lot. Jews, Muslims, Christians, Templers, Romans, British, etc…

      I think I will pass on the crying and praying and let things unfold as they may. The Persians were once great but their time has ended. Israel’s neighbors have tried over and over to get rid of them and failed. I myself would love to see what the Israelis can accomplish when unhampered by the whims of the West.

  3. Dixon Cox says:

    What has happened to mankind and where are all the real leaders? Back in Xerxes day instead of just talking about pushing a group of people into the sea, he would have taken his armies and done it. If there was another country in the way he would have taken it as well. The Persians used to be a great people now they are reduced to a bunch of wind bags and religious freaks. They fought a ten year war with Iraq and didn’t accomplish a thing! All they can do now is take hostages, the sign of true cowards.
    And what is up with Iraq? The Babylonians used to be great as well and now look at them. There just a bunch of goat herders with guns and IED’s. Hiding and not fighting, pathetic!
    And what about the superpowers of the West? Their politically correct way of trying to fight wars without offending anyone only prolongs the conflict and makes it very boring to watch on TV. What we need is a return to ways of the Viking, Mongols, and my favorite the Hun. We need leaders like Attila, Timer lame, Saladin, Alexander, Caesar, and Napoleon.
    You don’t pacify a people by rebuilding their cities you do it by destroying them and their will to resist.
    I need entertainment people, let’s start fighting wars the way they should be fought!

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