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  •    The Iranian goverment said it would destroy Israel. Do you think that the Israelis will at

    Shimon Peres recently said that it was more and more probable.

    quotemark1 Israeli President Shimon Peres warned on Sunday that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely, days before a report by the UN's nuclear watchdog on Iran's nuclear programme.

    "The possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option," Peres told the Israel Hayom daily.

    "We must stay calm and resist pressure so that we can consider every alternative," he added.

    "I don't think that any decision has already been made, but there is an impression that Iran is getting closer to nuclear weapons."

    His comments came after he warned in an interview aired by Israel's privately-owned Channel Two television on Saturday, that an attack on Iran was becoming "more and more likely."

    "The intelligence services of the different countries that are keeping an eye on (Iran) are worried and putting pressure on their leaders to warn that Iran is ready to obtain the nuclear weapon," he said.

    In recent days, speculation in Israel has grown about the possibility of an pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.

    On Wednesday, the Haaretz newspaper reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak were seeking cabinet support for an attack.

    And the military last week carried out what Israeli media called a "ballistic missile" test, as well as a large-scale civil defence drill simulating the response to conventional and non-conventional missile attacks.

    Officials said both events were long-planned, but they drove talk here about whether Israel is ramping up plans for an attack.

    On Sunday, Haaretz reported that US officials had failed to secure a commitment from Israel that it would coordinate any attack plans with Washington.

    Citing unnamed US officials, Haaretz said US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta had used a recent visit to Israel to make clear Washington did not want to be surprised by any Israeli attack, but received only a vague response from Netanyahu and Barak.

    Still, media reports suggested no final decision has been taken and that a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear watchdog on November 8 or 9 would have a "decisive effect" on decision-making.

    Previous IAEA assessments have centred on Iran's efforts to produce fissile material -- uranium and plutonium -- that can be used for power generation and other peaceful uses, but also for the core of a nuclear warhead.

    However the new update, which diplomats say will be circulated among envoys on Tuesday or Wednesday, will focus on Iran's alleged efforts to put the fissile material in a warhead and develop missiles to carry them to a target.

    On Monday, Barak denied reports that he and Netanyahu had already decided to attack Iran over the opposition of military and intelligence chiefs.

    But he said "situations could arise in the Middle East under which Israel must defend its vital interests independently, without having to rely on regional or other forces."

    Haaretz said a majority of the 15 members of Israel's security cabinet were still against an attack on Iran, and a poll published by the newspaper found Israeli public opinion divided, with 41 percent in favour, 39 percent opposed and 20 percent undecided.

    Israel has consistently warned all options remain on the table when it comes to Iran's nuclear programme, which the Jewish state and Western governments fear masks a drive for nuclear weapons.

    Iran denies any such ambition and insists its nuclear programme is for power generation and medical purposes only.

    In comments published on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi accused the IAEA of "political" behaviour and said its report would be "baseless."

    "I believe that these documents lack authenticity. But if they insist, they should go ahead and publish. Better to face danger once than be always in danger," several Iranian dailies quoted Salehi as saying.

    "We have said repeatedly that their documents are baseless. For example one can counterfeit money, but it remains counterfeit. These documents are like that," Salehi said. quotemark2

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    Best answer by : United Kingdom dave87 

    Israel will easily subdue Iran, the Israeli military has shown how competent it is, their Air Force is amongst the best trained and equipped in the world and will have control of the skies in no time. Also the USA didn't defeat Iraq's army in one day! However the USA and the UK did! I believe Israel will also have the support of the USA and UK if conflict did occur, whether they are the aggressors or not. Israel is capable of defeating Iran with one hand behind its back and nobody in the west will complain as Iran is viewed as a dangerous and unstable country

#41 2011-11-09 22:17:47

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@The Expert a lot of people support us I garantee you. Most of arab nations would actually support us if we attack Iran. The only problem are the retaliations of Iran, Hezbolah and Syria. It's going to be tough but we have no choice.

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#42 2011-11-08 20:35:10

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@The Expert 

Sorry if this sound like a replay of every discussion I have with you but can you please source this?

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#43 2011-11-08 20:04:59

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@SgtPeppers,

He is most decidedly anti Israeli.

The Expert.

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#44 2011-11-08 19:31:32

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@The Expert 

Obama is not anti Israeli, he recommended a return to pre six day war borders, the same recommendation that every government in 30 years has made

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#45 2011-11-08 17:31:42

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@thomaaas 

I'm terribly afraid that American will not go to your side should such an event occur, or more specifically, Obama's anti-Israeli policies. Europe will not either, as they are predominantly anti Israeli also. Though I do not doubt the capabilities of the Israelis to wage war, quite the opposite, as I have the highest respect for Israel. But if you do attack first, you will be painted as the aggressors.

The Expert.

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#46 2011-11-07 22:13:15

          Canada    SgtPeppers
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@thomaaas 

But the US is to apathetic for them to help you, Obama would be in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation and would opt for the method that does not have America declaring war on 20% of the worlds population (muslims) to protect a small percent of 1 quarter of 1% (Jews) from an enemy they provoked. Whatever Israel's military skill, they could not sustain a war against that number of irritated people, especially since many of them live within your borders and a small minority are not averse to killing themselves and taking as many of you with them as possible.

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#47 2011-11-07 22:04:12

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@SgtPeppers 

First of all Israeli army can easily defeat Iran-Iraq-Eqypt-Syria. Easily.
second of all the wars were disastrous because there were guerilla wars against an invisible enemi. this is different we just need to destroy their armies. VERY easy. USA did it with Iraq, the strongest muslim army in 2003, in A DAY.

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#48 2011-11-07 21:44:04

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@thomaaas 

Yes you can take on some of the muslim world, but even without Saudi Arabia their combined strength might be able to crush your forces. The US and Europe have other concerns and after 2 disastrous wars on muslim nations, they will not make that mistake again.

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#49 2011-11-07 20:02:21

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@SgtPeppers 

I don't think that we would loose international support, on the contrary. USA and Europe will agree with an intervetnion in Iran, because they don't won't Iran to have the nuclear bomb either. A new 6 day war? I don't think so. No country in the middle east is strong enough to defeat Israel. If Egypt attacks us we will defeat them and reoccupy the Sinai. The others can't do anything.
Plus we will have the support of Saudi Arabia.

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#50 2011-11-07 09:00:56

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Israel will attack Iran. Netanyahu and his cronies need the support of right wing Israelis. War with Iran is the only way they'll get it...

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#51 2011-11-06 19:42:30

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@thomaaas 

Well, it is possible, but personally, I think that Israel knows that an attack on on muslim nation will be a new six day war, except this time they would be the aggressors and would lose all international support. Israeli politics are the politics of survival, they would not survive this.

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#52 2011-11-06 12:17:00

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Shimon Peres recently said that it was more and more probable.

quotemark1 Israeli President Shimon Peres warned on Sunday that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely, days before a report by the UN's nuclear watchdog on Iran's nuclear programme.

"The possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option," Peres told the Israel Hayom daily.

"We must stay calm and resist pressure so that we can consider every alternative," he added.

"I don't think that any decision has already been made, but there is an impression that Iran is getting closer to nuclear weapons."

His comments came after he warned in an interview aired by Israel's privately-owned Channel Two television on Saturday, that an attack on Iran was becoming "more and more likely."

"The intelligence services of the different countries that are keeping an eye on (Iran) are worried and putting pressure on their leaders to warn that Iran is ready to obtain the nuclear weapon," he said.

In recent days, speculation in Israel has grown about the possibility of an pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.

On Wednesday, the Haaretz newspaper reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak were seeking cabinet support for an attack.

And the military last week carried out what Israeli media called a "ballistic missile" test, as well as a large-scale civil defence drill simulating the response to conventional and non-conventional missile attacks.

Officials said both events were long-planned, but they drove talk here about whether Israel is ramping up plans for an attack.

On Sunday, Haaretz reported that US officials had failed to secure a commitment from Israel that it would coordinate any attack plans with Washington.

Citing unnamed US officials, Haaretz said US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta had used a recent visit to Israel to make clear Washington did not want to be surprised by any Israeli attack, but received only a vague response from Netanyahu and Barak.

Still, media reports suggested no final decision has been taken and that a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear watchdog on November 8 or 9 would have a "decisive effect" on decision-making.

Previous IAEA assessments have centred on Iran's efforts to produce fissile material -- uranium and plutonium -- that can be used for power generation and other peaceful uses, but also for the core of a nuclear warhead.

However the new update, which diplomats say will be circulated among envoys on Tuesday or Wednesday, will focus on Iran's alleged efforts to put the fissile material in a warhead and develop missiles to carry them to a target.

On Monday, Barak denied reports that he and Netanyahu had already decided to attack Iran over the opposition of military and intelligence chiefs.

But he said "situations could arise in the Middle East under which Israel must defend its vital interests independently, without having to rely on regional or other forces."

Haaretz said a majority of the 15 members of Israel's security cabinet were still against an attack on Iran, and a poll published by the newspaper found Israeli public opinion divided, with 41 percent in favour, 39 percent opposed and 20 percent undecided.

Israel has consistently warned all options remain on the table when it comes to Iran's nuclear programme, which the Jewish state and Western governments fear masks a drive for nuclear weapons.

Iran denies any such ambition and insists its nuclear programme is for power generation and medical purposes only.

In comments published on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi accused the IAEA of "political" behaviour and said its report would be "baseless."

"I believe that these documents lack authenticity. But if they insist, they should go ahead and publish. Better to face danger once than be always in danger," several Iranian dailies quoted Salehi as saying.

"We have said repeatedly that their documents are baseless. For example one can counterfeit money, but it remains counterfeit. These documents are like that," Salehi said. quotemark2

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