MER forwards this article which shows just how delusional Israel and
its supporters are that they can bomb the hell out of Iran with
conventional weapons and disable it without Iran effectively fighting
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ISRAEL PREPARES TO ATTACK IRAN
The Military Details
MIDDLEEAST.ORG - MER - Washington - 9 October: It's quite clear. The
U.S. and Israel working in extremely close coordination are determined
to use the momentum and the arguments of what has been done to Iraq to
bring both Iran and North Korea into compliance with the 'new world
order'. This basic policy will be pursued -- though with different
rhetoric, twists and turns -- whether George Bush or John Kerry is
living in the White House come January. Gordon Thomas, author of this
article, is an accomplished senior journalist and book author known for
his exceptionally close connections to Israeli and British
intelligence. Indeed, it may be that the Israelis are using Thomas to
further warn the Iranians still hoping they will somehow relent.
ISRAEL TO DEAL WITH IRAN’S NUCLEAR THREAT
by Gordon Thomas*
5 October 2004 - globe-intel - Ireland: Israel is prepared to launch
a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. It regards the
Islamic regime as its greatest threat.
Last weekend Iran’s defence minister, Ali Shamkhani, announced his
country had test fired a North Korean-designed missile capable of
carrying a one tonne warhead 900 miles – putting Israel well within
And Mossad discovered that Shamkhani is in secret discussions with
Syria to move eleven Iraqi nuclear scientists from Damascus to Tehran.
They arrived in Syria shortly before the collapse of the Saddam regime.
“Syria’s president, Bashir Asad, has made one stipulation for the
transfer – that Iran shares its nuclear research with Syria”, said a
senior Mossad officer.
The Iraqis brought with them CDs of research on Saddam’s nuclear
programme. The scientists were given new identities and hidden away in
a Syrian military base north of Damascus.
Both the CIA and MI6 have already expressed concern that the Iraqis may
have been helping Syria produce weapons of mass destruction.
“Asad is anxious to get the Iraqi scientists out of his country before
Israel uses them as an excuse to launch an attack”, said an MI6 officer
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has already sent Israel’s three
Dolphin-class nuclear submarines to the Gulf of Oman – within striking
distance of Iran.
German built, each has recently been fitted with the latest US Navy
“over the horizon” software. Called Promis, it allows the submarines to
destroy with pinpoint accuracy targets in Iran up to 900 miles away.
These include nuclear plants at Natanz and Arak, sited in the remote
fastness of Central Iran. A third plant is at Arkadan, near the
historic city of Isfahan.
The plant at Natanz is the largest. Inspectors of the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have confirmed the accuracy of a report
from Mossad undercover agents in Aran that the Natanz complex has an
underground system of bunkers where nearly 1,000 scientists and
A still confidential IAEA report states: “there are already 1,000 gas
centrifuges and components for the manufacture of a further 50,000
centrifuges in the Natanz complex”.
Centrifuges are essential to produce highly enriched uranium for
Thirty feet below ground, the complex has 8-feet thick concrete walls.
Under its military aid treaty with Israel, the Pentagon is sending Tel
Aviv 500 “bunker buster” warheads in November. The delivery date is set
for the day after the US election.
“With President Bush expected to win, we regard this as positive
support for any action against Iran which poses a threat to Israel and
American interests in the region”, said a senior Mossad officer.
The bunker busters have BLU-109 warheads capable of penetrating the
Natanz underground facilities.
An assault against Iranian targets will also involve Israel’s Airforce
three squadrons of F-15 fighter-bombers.
To reach the gulf of Oman, the Dolphin submarines will have completed
an 8,000-mile journey from their pens in Haifa. Each submarine carries
20 Cruise missiles. They also have 200kg warheads, each containing 5kg
Israel last launched a pre-emptive strike against a nuclear facility
when it destroyed Saddam’s Hussein’s nuclear reactor in 1981. That
attack was praised by Washington and London as “a model of pre-emptive
Last week, MI6 chief John Scarlett warned Prime Minister Tony Blair
that a similar attack by Israel could be only weeks away.
Mossad hardline chief, Meir Dagan, has told Prime Minister Sharon that
Iran is now “further advanced” in developing its nuclear weapons than
recent checks by IAEA inspectors have believed.
Mossad has learned that Iran’s nuclear processing plants also possess
what is called “inevitable waste product”.
This can provide groups like al Qaeda with the basis to make a dirty
A senior intelligence officer in Tel Aviv revealed that President Bush
“is now firmly convinced that Iran poses a greater threat to Israel
than Iraq did”. And a senior Pentagon official has further confirmed
that a number of Department of Defence planners have recently travelled
to Tel Aviv to discuss plans to attack Iran.
Meanwhile the Iran regime continues to threaten its own pre-emptive
strike against Israel.
A military parade through Tehran has displayed a range of military
missiles. On a Shabab-2 missile – capable of hitting Tel Aviv or
Jerusalem – a banner proclaimed: “Israel must be wiped off the map.”
Another missile carried a banner warning: “We will crush Israel under
our might”. A third missile boasted: “With this weapon we can hit the
American fleet in the Mediterranean and the Gulf”.
But any pre-emptive attack by Israel is unlikely to come until the IAEA
deadline for Tehran to stop all work on Uranium enrichment. This
expires a few days after the US November election. So far Tehran has
refused to agree to meat the deadline.
Its nuclear facilities are continuing to convert 37 tonnes of
yellow-cake – milled uranium oxide – into uranium hexafloride, the
basis for uranium enrichment.
The Tehran regime insists the process is to provide fuel for its
electricity generating reactors and bring power to small villages
throughout the country.
Israel has also developed an ultra sophisticated range of electronic
weapons. These are capable of:
Totally disabling communications between Iran’s regional military
Closing down the countries banking system.
Wrecking its internal transport system.
“The systems are so specific they would not disrupt hospitals. They are
designed only to take out military targets. Infowar has a great
advantage. It can freeze all the hardware with out the loss of life
that comes with conventional war”, confirmed a Tel Aviv intelligence
* Gordon Thomas has authored dozens of books including the well-known
book about Israel's secret service titled Gideon’s Spies: Mossad’s
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