Will Israel Strike Iran's Nukes

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  1. Writer Fox profile image50
    Writer Foxposted 6 years ago

    I know that everyone in the US is focused on the presidential elections and the hurricane, but there is a storm brewing in the Middle East that could potentially effect every nation on the planet.  Wherever you live, what do people in your country say about the possibility of an Israeli or Israeli/US or US strike on Iranian nuclear facilities?  (I just wrote a hub on this from the conversations near my Wadi.)

    1. JSChams profile image59
      JSChamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I believe if they feel they are threatened enough they will strike the nuclear facilities. They would be happier about it if the US supported them but this administration will back away if they see Israel taking action.

      1. Writer Fox profile image50
        Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Do you think, then, that the US will not join Israel in an attack?  One matter of concern is that US air forces are stationed next door in Iraq, making access much easier for the US.  Israel, on the other hand, would have to send pilots over dangerous airspace at a long distance to reach Iran.  I agree that Israel has to act, but why wouldn't the US give assistance?

        1. JSChams profile image59
          JSChamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I think they might do something but regardless of rhetoric you see recently our current Commander-in Chief is no friend of Israel. It won't be what it could be.

          1. Writer Fox profile image50
            Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            That's exactly what I hear in my wadi about the current US President.

            But things have never been more critical for Israel than they are right now:  Check out the video on this:
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  2. Shil1978 profile image92
    Shil1978posted 6 years ago

    Well, Israel would strike Iranian nuclear facilities only if they feel the pros outweigh the cons, and I think there are a lot of cons that they have to think quite hard about before concluding that it is worth striking at Iranian nuclear facilities. For one, Iran isn't a primitive military power and has missiles capable of reaching Israel. Any strike, therefore, would prove to be a messy affair for Israel.

    There is also the question of efficacy of any such strikes. Would they really meet the objectives and eliminate Iranian nuclear ambitions or capabilities? It may delay it, but it may perhaps be a matter of years before the threat of a nuclear Iran presents itself once again. Again, accurate intelligence would be a key deciding factor. One certainly wouldn't want the kind of intelligence that we had in Iraq.

    Secondly, I don't foresee Israel attacking Iran unilaterally. They would do so only, in my view, with the active or tacit support of the United States. There are people in Israel who think that Israel shouldn't lead such an operation - that the US should be persuaded and made to lead an attack on Iran and that Israel should be a supportive ally, rather than the lead actor.

    Either way, a counter strike by Iran using missiles would probably lead to casualties numbering the hundreds in Israel, so if they do attack, it would be a move considered well worth those kind of casualty numbers. I suspect it won't be a pretty picture!!

    1. Writer Fox profile image50
      Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the lengthy and thoughtful response.  From my wadi and with my big ears, I hear that Israel doesn't want to strike without US assistance, but time is running out and there are no other options.  Yes, there will be Israeli casualties.  The Israeli government has stated that it is expecting 500 casualties from retaliatory missiles launched by Iranian forces in, at least, Lebanon and Syria.  But, a nuclear bomb dropped on Israel could mean the death of 6 million.  If you read the Hub I posted, Israel and Iran, you will see a map of the destruction projected from just one nuclear bomb dropped on Israel.

      Like you say, it is not a pretty picture.

  3. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    People sure do love a good holocaust. Must be in their religious genes.
    "Translation: The 16 U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran's covert nuclear weapons work remains suspended for now, but could be restarted if the Iranian regime decides to do so. And if it does proceed, the United States may not know it."

    1. Writer Fox profile image50
      Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) just released its quarterly report which states that Iran has increased its uranium enrichment abilities by at least 30% in this last quarter. The report also stated that the number of enrichment centrifuges at Iran's Fordo site (buried inside a mountain near Qom) has increased from 1,064 to 2,140 in the last 4 months

      1. maxoxam41 profile image71
        maxoxam41posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        In what way the UN is an independent source? Everybody knows that behind the UN hides the US! Didn't the US assert us of the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq few years ago? It's becoming old!

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Really, well the reports we've been receiving in the UK suggest that Iran has enriched uranium to 20%. Still, should they so desire, they can always pull out of the IAEA and enrich whatever they want, FOR, whatever they want without oversight. Just like Israel.

  4. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    "VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker, a U.N. report said on Thursday, showing Tehran has continued to expand its nuclear program despite Western pressure and the threat of an Israeli attack."
    Don't think one is ever going find anything in this report that Iran has started work on a nuclear bomb. Sure will find a lot of innuendo in these press reports reminding one of those mobile biological weapons labs in the run-up to the Iraq war. OOOOh its a trailer and its mobile.


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