When Will Israel Strike Iran's Nukes?
Iran is just a heartbeat away from the A-bomb. Last Friday the Daily Telegraph reported Teheran has surreptitiously removed a sufficient amount of uranium from its nuclear production facility in Isfahan to produce six nuclear bombs. Given Iran's already acknowledged uranium enrichment capabilities, the Telegraph's report indicates that the Islamic Republic is now in the late stages of assembling nuclear bombs.
Having had the benefit today of speaking with knowledgeable sources, Israel appears to be preparing for a military assault on Iranian nuclear and missile development facilities.
To wit: Israel Aircraft industries has apparently converted 10 747's to refueling tankers. Further, Israel is in the process of negotiating landing rights with several countries. This would avoid the matter of landing rights at either the Incerlik air base in southeastern Turkey or at US airfields in Iraq, exacerbating Iraq government concerns. Notwithstanding that, Israel and Turkey continue to hold joint air maneuvers.
My source's assessment is that Israel may undertake a strike against Iranian facilities during the 'window of opportunity' between the US elections in November and Presidential inauguration in January, 2009 akin to the comments of former US UN Ambassador Bolton.
Posted on 09/20/2008 6:07 AM by Jerry Gordon