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First, I must comment on the -so called- “world court”, their empty words, and inability /impotence in reining in Rouge governments:
To begin, this endless soap opera disgusts me. Israel -my opinion- should never have given up one single inch of land after the ’67 war. Her ability to defend herself has been compromised by years of giving in to useless “peace treaties” and trading back land for peace; the Arabs, of course, always reneging, and continuing their assault on this tiny country.
HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD HEMMED, HAWED, AND ACTED LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS, ISRAEL ACTED! Whether Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, or Turkey, the Muslims are either at war with each other, or unite to destroy Israel. Israel isn’t owned. Israel knows when words are futile, yet exercises restraint; when the endgame is obvious, they ACT.
SO MUCH FOR THE “ANALYSTS”:
Many analysts argue that Israel lacks the military capability to stop the Iranian nuclear program for more than a few years. This is the conventional wisdom, but it is just that, conventional, and Israel has repeatedly proved that it has the daring and creativity to disprove the skeptics.
American officials have been consistently wrong about Israel’s capabilities. They did not expect Israel to survive the Arab invasion of 1948. In the early 1950s, the Arabs were seen as strategic allies, but, by the end of the decade, Israel was acknowledged as the only pro-Western power in the region. In 1967, no one anticipated that Israel would surprise their neighbors and destroy their air forces on the ground. In 1976, Israel shocked the world when it rescued 102 hostages in Entebbe. In 1981, Israel flew through Arab air space and destroyed Iraq’s nuclear reactor. In 2007, an Israeli raid destroyed a suspected Syrian nuclear facility.
Operation Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976 (Wikipedia)
Operation Opera: The Israeli Raid on the Osirak Nuclear Reactor (June 7, 1981)
American and coalition forces may have faced a nuclear-armed Iraq during the Persian Gulf War in 1991, and again during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, had Israel not destroyed Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981.
The attack, codenamed “Operation Opera,” surprised the Iraqis and the rest of the world, though for Israel it had long been in planning. It was only after the failures on the diplomatic front, and the consultation of military and intelligence experts with Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s cabinet, that Israel chose to go ahead with the attack on the Iraqi reactor.
Iraq established its nuclear program in the 1960s, but was unable to make significant progress on it until the late 1970s. In the 1970s, Iraq attempted to purchase a plutonium production reactor from France. Iraq also wanted to purchase a reprocessing reactor. France denied these requests but, instead, agreed to build a research reactor and research laboratories. With French support, Iraq began construction of a 40-megawatt light-water nuclear reactor at the Al Tuwaitha Nuclear Center. The type of reactor was named Osiris, after the Egyptian god of the dead. The French renamed the reactor they were providing to Iraq the Osiraq, to include the name of Iraq in the title. The Iraqis called it “Tammuz” after the month in the Arabic calendar that the Baath party came to power in 1968. 1
During the Iran-Iraq war, on September 30, 1980, a pair of Iranian Phantom jets, part of a group of aircraft that were attacking a nearby conventional power plant, bombed the Osirak reactor but only light damage was reported.
Israeli intelligence confirmed Iraq’s intentions to develop nuclear weapons at the Osirak nuclear reactor and were aware of Iraqi threats against Israel. While, in 1981, some estimates showed Iraq was five to ten years away from building nuclear weapons, other intelligence reports estimated that Iraq could have a bomb within a year or two.2 It was later proven that Iraq was within a year of obtaining nuclear weapons.3
Israel engaged in an intense diplomatic effort to try to halt French financing and support for the Iraqi project. The Israelis knew that time was short because, if diplomatic efforts failed, they would have to launch a military strike before the reactor was loaded with nuclear material to avoid the danger of nuclear fallout from the attack.4
The decision to use military means to destroy the Iraqi reactor was not taken lightly.
We might have faced a nuclear Iraq in the Gulf War, were it not for Israeli fortitude. Now, the entire region has been in a state of civil war. It isn’t rocket science that their hatred will again shift to Israel, when they quit killing each other, and any Coptic, or other Christians, who get in their way. Syria is -to me- a distraction from Iran, who is the main threat to the entire region’s stability.
Israel Tells Russia They Will Wipe Out Syria If Assad Attacks
An Israeli official confirmed Wednesday night that a dramatic and unprecedented message to this effect had been conveyed to Damascus, Channel 2 news reported.
The report said that Israel’s position to this effect also came up during Prime Minister Benjamin