Saturday, November 23, 2013

Israel National Security Advisor: 'We Are Not Bluffing' - Ready To Strike Iran Alone

'We Are Not Bluffing' - Israel Ready To Strike Iran Alone, Says Netanyahu's Outgoing National Security Advisor

(Jerusalem,  Israel) — The plan is set. The air force has trained. Everything is in place. Should Prime Minister Netanyahu order a full scale attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the Israeli Defense Forces are ready to go into battle. They are ready to do so alone, without American or other allied support. And Israel will succeed.
This was the message of Netanyahu’s outgoing national security advisor Yaakov Amidror in recent days, and it has Mideast analysts buzzing.
Amidror, a devout Orthodox Jew and long-experienced intelligence analyst, rarely gives interviews and doesn’t do spin. When he starts speaking publicly about a possible Israeli preemptive strike and says, “We are not bluffing,” heads start turning and ears prick up.
Personally, I believe Netanyahu recruited Amidror to help Israel prepare for this moment.
Readers of this blog may recall that almost precisely three years ago — before Amidror was named national security advisor (February 2011) — he spoke at a conference in Washington, D.C. and said he fully expected a war with Iran.

Now consider Amidror’s latest statements, given just as he is stepping down from government service after several intense and grueling years in the inner circle.

    • Amidror said Netanyahu “is ready to take such decisions” but “the situation will be the determining factor for any prime minister. The situation will dictate actions.”
Key excerpts from the interview:

  • He also said the Israeli air force has conducted in recent years “very long-range flights . . . all around the world” as part of preparations for a possible military confrontation with Iran. “From here to Iran, it is 2,000km, and you have to be familiar with such destinations,” Amidror said. “All those who have radar cover of the Middle East know what we are doing.”
  • He added: “We are not the United States of America, of course, and believe it or not they have more capabilities than us. But we have enough to stop the Iranians for a very long time.”
  • The former national security adviser, who was until recently Netanyahu’s top aide on security matters, was asked if Israel has the capability to hit Iran’s subterranean nuclear sites. “Including everything,” he answered. “We are not bluffing. We are very serious – preparing ourselves for the possibility that Israel will have to defend itself by itself.”
  • Amidror addressed the possibility an Israeli strike would trigger a response by Hezbollah, such as the firing of thousands of missiles toward Israel. In that case, Amidror said Israel would have to go on a ground assault into Lebanon and enter urban areas to stop the fire. 

Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) said Saturday that a “bad deal” with Iran on curbing its nuclear program would “increase the need for Israeli [military] action.”

“If there will be a deal which would allow Iran to have the ability to ‘break out’ and build a bomb within six weeks, we cannot sit idly by in this situation and we will examine all the options,” Bennett told Channel 2 Saturday evening.

The Jewish Home leader’s latest statements came astop world diplomats were in Geneva Saturday working on a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, for the fourth consecutive day.

Earlier this month, Bennett was dispatched to the United States to lobby the US Congress and the public against easing sanctions on Iran in the framework of a possible deal which would see Tehran curbing its nuclear program, just as the Obama administration urged for more time for diplomacy, arguing against increased sanctions.

Speaking at the Brookings Institute in Washington last week, Bennett told a US crowd that a nuclear deal was possible, but only if the West dialed up sanctions instead of offering to ease up on them.

In an interview before his US trip, Bennett said that “the survival of Israel and the security of the Western world” hinged on dismantling Iran’s nuclear program, and not merely “clicking on the pause button.” Bennett said that if, in 10 years’ time, “a nuclear suitcase explodes in New York,” it will “because of concessions that happened in recent days.”


Mike said...

Agreement reached....we wait on Israel

David said...

Stephen, my brother!
In response to an earlier post. I understand where you are coming from. Here, on earth, being afraid of the unknown can be scarey indeed. We get in such a routine that even hardship, pain and suffering are somewhat of a comfort, because at leasy its routine, or something you (we) have became accustomed to.
Let Gods word bring comfort to you.
Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
We will be transformed in the twinkling of an eye. I don't believe that once we are ruptured we will even remember much less feel any of these human emotions. So find comfort in knowing, we will never be afraid again. What awaits us can't be understood by our human minds....its coming brother, and its going to be awesome beyond words....
David P

Sandra said...

David, how true!

Sandra said...

Mike, thank you for passing this article on. We are one step closer, now we wait and watch!


Dave Down Under said...

Amen David !

harnessandleash said...

Thanks, you saved me from having to do a search tonight! Yes, waiting to see how Israel will react. Unlike the duped P5+1, Israel knows what they are dealing with.

One of these things is not like the other
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the other
By the time I finish my song?

Video #1
"The Zionist regime is doomed to collapse" (Nov. 20th 2013)


Video #2
"Charm offensive" (Nov 21st 2013)

Will the REAL face of evil please step forward?