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DECEMBER ATTACK on IRAN - has begun? Prayer Alert
War on Iran
November 3, 2011 Thursday
The US leads, Israel and UK go along
The news is part of a DC orchestrated performance to convince Tehran that the US, Britain and Israel are on the verge of a military operation against IRAN nuclear installations.
The Israeli Air Force has Italian and other NATO air bases
US, Britain, France, Italy and Germany participate in the Iran attack, Israel will not.
Israel will need to defend their home front.
The danger would come from Syria, Iran puppet Hellzballah, and the Palestinian Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
There is not much time. Syria and Hellzballah are eager to attack Israel, and their counterparts in Gaza already began Oct 29h.
Israel considers pre-emptive attack on Iran
Israel tests missile that can hit Iran
Iran poses the most dangerous threat to world order
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally support in his cabinet for an attack on Iran.
Israel successfully test-fired a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and striking Iran.
It appears that current events are suggesting that Israel is definitely preparing for an attack on Iran nuclear facilities.
There has also been an American military buildup taking place in the region.
And Britain has begun to prepare for possible war with Iran.
This could easily erupt in to a regional or world war.
Netanyahu is lobbying Cabinet members for an attack, despite the complexity of the operation and the high likelihood it would draw a deadly retaliation from Iran but does not yet have a majority.
Is it all a SMOKE SCREEN? Aaron Klein
IRAN direct threat
Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack on Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to rally support in his cabinet for an attack on Iran.
Ehud Barak and Avigdor Lieberman back a pre-emptive strike to neutralise Iran nuclear ambitions.
Israeli army tests rocket system
UK military plans on Iran attack, Britain back up to US action
British Royal Navy ships and submarines are equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles
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Israeli, UK media report increased planning for confrontation with Iran
Just as the United States is preparing to further unwind itself from its military entanglements in the wider Middle East--departing Iraq and transferring lead security responsibilities to Afghans by 2014--a new round of tension appears to be surfacing between Iran and Israel that could force the U.S. military back in.
Reports in the Israeli press indicate that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are working to convince other members of Netanyahu's cabinet and Israeli security chiefs that Israel needs to launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear program.
Netanyahu and Barak "are trying to muster a majority in the cabinet in favor of military action against Iran, a senior Israeli official has said," Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Wednesday in a piece co-bylined by four reporters. The two officials "recently persuaded Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who previously objected to attacking Iran, to support such a move," according to the Ha'aretz acount, which has garnered an unusual degree of attention from western policymakers.
The Ha'aretz report followed a piece late last week by Israel's leading columnist, Nahum Barnea, on the front page of Israel's largest circulation daily Yediot Ahronoth, titled "Atomic Pressure." It begins: "Have the prime minister and defense minister settled on a decision, just between the two of them, to launch a military attack on the nuclear facilities in Iran?" The piece then continues:
This question preoccupies many people in the defense establishment and high circles of government. It distresses foreign governments, which find it difficult to understand what is happening here: One the one hand, there are mounting rumors of an Israeli move that will change the face of the Middle East and possibly seal Israel's fate for generations to come; on the other hand, there is a total absence of any public debate. The issue of whether to attack Iran is at the bottom of the Israeli discourse.
In the bigger picture, the prospect that Israel might decide to carry out unilateral military action against Iran is not new. Israel has long harbored grave concerns about Iran's developing nuclear capacity--and Netanyahu has joined several preceding Israeli leaders in seeking to rally global opinion behind efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. What's striking, however, is that American diplomacy hands are paying exceptionally close attention to these latest reports.
Washington Middle East analysts note, among other things, that the timing of the reports is significant: Israel has lately found itself isolated in regional diplomatic debates in the wake of the so-called Arab Spring uprisings. What's more, these U.S. experts say, the fact that anxiety over Iran's nuclear ambitions has spread well beyond Israel proper to rival Arab states such as Saudi Arabia has become far more apparent in recent months. And diplomacy watchers in the States also note that the recent Israeli media reports appear to be sourced to members of the Israeli security establishment who apparently oppose such unilateral Israeli action against Iran--in large part on the grounds that such action would blindside Washington.
From Israel's perspective, it may feel "it has little to lose" from carrying out strikes on Iran, in terms of its regional standing, Marc Lynch, a Middle East expert at George Washington University, told Yahoo News Wednesday. "It sees its strategic position [amid the Arab awakening] as deteriorating. There is no peace process."
But Lynch also noted the sense within the Israel press that "Israel might do it" may have another purpose: to push U.S. President Barack Obama to implement tougher sanctions and pressure on Iran--or else.
"I still don't see [an Israeli attack on Iran] as a high probability," Lynch said. "My sense of this is [Israeli leaders may] see this as an opportunity to once again ramp up pressure and containment and sanctions on Iran. I have no sense the United States is ramping up for war. But communications between the U.S. and Israel is not all that it could be. How much of this is gamesmanship to force the U.S. to do tougher sanctions, [and how much of this is] there's a window of opportunity to have a serious discussion they might take a shot."
The media reports also come as the UN atomic watchdog agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is due to issue a report on Iran's nuclear program Nov. 8.
"The [IAEA] report will almost certainly raise tensions in a region made volatile by this year's Arab revolutions and the turmoil in Syria," the Guardian's diplomatic editor Julian Borger wrote Wednesday. "In the absence of a tough new UN security council resolution, the US will face the dilemma of acting militarily without an international mandate, or risk missing Iran's window of vulnerability to attack."
"Britain's armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern about Tehran's nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned," a separate Guardian report Wednesday said. The UK Defense Ministry "believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities. British officials say that if Washington presses ahead it will seek, and receive, UK military help for any mission, despite some deep reservations within the coalition government."
All of these trends are sobering, given an increasingly war-weary climate in the United States. American citizens have lately been looking for the enormous commitment of resources that the United States has undertaken in the past decade of warmaking in the Middle East to be channeled into domestic improvements to the stalled-out U.S. economy--nation-building at home, as Obama recently put it.
Meantime, it's not as though relations between the United States and Iran are exactly placid. The State Department said Tuesday it had received a seven-page "rant" of a letter from Iranian authorities rejecting recent American allegations that members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force had conspired in an assassination plot against the Saudi envoy to Washington. Iran state media suggested the Iranian letter was in response to a letter from Obama to Tehran authorities laying out the accusations but also offering the prospect of future U.S.-Iranian dialogue.
American officials also indicated this week that it is with an eye to containing Iran that Washington plans to boost the U.S. troop presence in the Persian Gulf as it withdraws from Iraq by the end of the year.
Israeli Ministers told to SHUT UP!
November 6, 2011 Sunday
Ministers, STOP Iran strike chatter! The law restricts public servants who are privy to information pertaining to state security.
Cabinet meeting becomes heated, ministers, public servants told to refrain from making public statements about possible strike on Iran.
All this chatter gravely damaged the State of Israel.
Apparantly Iran already has a nuclear weapon. This I have been told for a few years.
UN reports Iran work 'specific' to nuke arms
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic agency said for the first time Tuesday that Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose is the development of nuclear arms, an assessment that draws on 1,000 pages of intelligence and nearly a decade of research.
The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency is its most unequivocal yet suggesting that Iran is using the cover of a peaceful nuclear program to produce atomic weaponry. Based on years of trying to probe Tehran's secretive activities, its release will stoke debate on whether it's time to jettison failed diplomatic efforts to end Iran's nuclear defiance and replace them with force.
The 13-page annex to the IAEA's regularly scheduled report on Iran included evidence that suggests the Islamic republic is working on the clandestine procurement of equipment and designs to make nuclear arms.
"While some of the activities identified in the annex have civilian as well as military applications, others are specific to nuclear weapons," the report said.
Among these were indications that Iran has conducted high explosives testing and detonator development to set off a nuclear charge, as well as computer modeling of a core of a nuclear warhead. The report also cited preparatory work for a nuclear weapons test, and development of a nuclear payload for Iran's Shahab 3 intermediate range missile — a weapon that can reach Israel.
In Washington, officials said the report confirms U.S. suspicions about the military nature of Iran's program, and the Obama administration was readying a range of sanctions and other measures against Iran should the Islamic republic fail to answer questions raised about its nuclear ambitions.
Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said there was a government directive not to comment until Israel has studied the findings in depth.
But before the report's release, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned of a possible Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear program.
"We continue to recommend to our friends in the world and to ourselves, not to take any option off the table," he told Israel radio.
That phrase is often used by Israeli politicians to mean a military assault. Israeli leaders have engaged in increased saber rattling recently, suggesting that an attack was likely a more effective way to stop Iran's nuclear program than continued diplomacy.
Iran is under U.N. sanctions for refusing to stop uranium enrichment — which can produce both nuclear fuel and fissile warhead material — and other suspected activities that the international community fears could be used to make atomic arms. But Iran dismisses such allegations and says its activities are meant to be used only for energy or research.
Iran's official IRNA news agency dismissed the U.N. findings, accusing IAEA chief Yukiya Amano of including "worthless comments and pictures provided by the intelligence services." In Vienna, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's chief IAEA delegate, called the report "unbalanced, unprofessional and prepared with political motivation and political pressure by the United States."
In Moscow, Russia's Foreign Ministry said it would not comment until it had time to study the report carefully.
Some of the information was new — including evidence of a large metal chamber at a military site for nuclear-related explosives testing. Iran contemptuously dismissed that, saying they were merely metal toilet stalls.
The bulk of the information, however, was a compilation of alleged findings that have already been partially revealed by the agency. It was meant to connect the dots between procurement, draftboard planning and testing, all supervised by the military under the guise of civilian organizations.
But a senior diplomat familiar with the report said its significance lay in the comprehensive way it laid out evidence indicating that Iran has engaged in all aspects of testing needed to develop a nuclear weapon. Also significant was the agency's decision to share most of what it knows or suspects about Iran's secret work with the 35-nation IAEA board and the U.N. Security Council after being stonewalled by Tehran in its attempts to probe such allegations.
It also underlined concerns that Iran had apparently continued work on developing a nuclear warhead and ways to trigger it past 2003 — the year that a U.S. intelligence assessment in 2007 said such activities stopped. Instead, the agency said, some of this work continued at least until 2010, although in a less concentrated way.
Unusually strong language reflected such worries, with the report noting that "some of the activities undertaken after 2003 would be highly relevant to a nuclear weapons program."
"I think (the IAEA) want to lay out their case and say, 'Look, we've gone as far as we can, here's our best argument,'" said David Albright whose Institute for Science and International Security in Washington tracks suspected nuclear proliferators.
The next step, he said, was up to the IAEA's decision-making board, which referred Iran to the U.N. Security Council in 2006 — and can do so again, strengthening the chances of new U.N. sanctions.
The report was not being viewed as a game-changer in Washington. It doesn't reveal intelligence unknown to the United States — which contributed to much of the IAEA's knowledge about Iran's nuclear work — and U.S. officials said it is unlikely to persuade reluctant powers such as China and Russia to support tougher sanctions on the Iranian government.
But the officials, who asked for anonymity because their information is privileged, said the report offered significant support for some long-held U.S. suspicions and lends international credence to claims that Tehran isn't solely interested in developing atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
A senior administration official said the finding that Iran undertook computer modeling of the core of a nuclear bomb was "of particular concern."
"There is no application of such studies to anything other than a nuclear bomb," the official said.
The official also pointed to the report's assessment that Iran is developing fast-acting detonators that can be used in a nuclear weapon, and its efforts to procure key nuclear weapons ingredients, such as high-speed electronic switches, spark gaps, high-speed cameras, neutron sources and radiation detection and measuring equipment.
The Obama administration will use the report as leverage in making its case to other countries that sanctions against Iran should be expanded and tightened, and that the enforcement of current sanctions be toughened, the officials said.
However, it's not going to sway the U.S. administration from its plan to rely on sanctions and diplomatic pressure, instead of military threats, to deter Iranian ambitions, they said.
The U.N. Security Council has passed four sets of damaging sanctions on Iran, but veto-wielding members China and Russia oppose further measures and are unlikely to change their minds despite the report's findings.
Armageddon, DECEMBER ATTACK on IRANArmageddon, DECEMBER ATTACK on IRAN
November 10, 2011 Thursday
Britain has been told to expect Israeli military action as early as Christmas or very early in 2012 with support from the US.
Ummm .. there is no way demon Obama will support Israel.
Once Iran is nuclear-armed, it will be impossible to stop Saudi Arabia and Turkey from developing their own weapons.
The Saudis DO NOT want a nuclear Iran.
USA is perhaps 80% of NATO. NATO has out-lived its usefulness.
That will undoubtedly expand into a wider Middle East conflict, the Psalm 83 or Gog-magog war.
Armageddon is likely several wars including those 2. Megido is a town, valley in Israel.
China and Russia are both friends of Iran and Turkey.
Germany Air Force is in intensive training for a possible attack on Iran, after taking part last week in a joint drill with Israel, Italy and NATO.
NATO is mostly the USA.
Why Israel won't attack Iran, Joseph Farah G2
I remember many months ago was the LAST CHANCE to strike Iran without spreading nuclear radiation all over the mideast.
Foreign expertise helped Iran
Iran has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon,
receiving assistance from foreign scientists. A Soviet weapons scientist tutored Iranians on building high-precision detonators of the kind used to trigger a nuclear chain reaction.
Crucial technology linked to Pakistan and North Korea also helped.
Has the attack on IRAN begun?
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU BELIEVE!
November 13, 2011 DEBKAfile
Sabotage, Iran Missile expert among the 32 killed
Missile expert killed in explosions sparked by failed effort to mount a nuclear warhead on a Shahab-3 intermediate-range missile.
Some deaths may have been foreign experts whose presence Tehran is anxious to conceal.
14 hours after explosions blasts could still be heard and fires raged.
Iran Red Crescent rushed in 45 ambulances and 23 buses and a helicopter to evacuate the critically injured.
However, only 6 rescue workers were given access to one base, and none to the other, and reporters kept away.
The blasts were powerful enough to shatter windows and damage shops in Tehran.
People wondered if Israel had attacked.
Who arranged it is a question. Perhaps Russia wont support sanctions which will NOT work because they had their scientist in Iran arrange these explosions.
Mid-East war fears after Iranian base blasts,
Arab League suspends Syria
November 13, 2011 DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis
The Arab League suspended Syria membership over Bashar Assad's crackdown on civilians hours after the explosions in Iran, and withdraw their ambassadors from Damascus.
This conveys the Arab world rejection of the legitimacy of Bashar Assad regime.
Believing he now has nothing to lose, Assad might attack Israel and Damascus would be nuked. Isaiah 17:1.
2 explosions at ammunition depot at Revolutionary Guard military base
near Tehran. Sabotage suspected.
Mossad behind Iran blast
Blogger claims Israel orchestrated explosion in collaboration with local militant group