There is much evidence suggesting that Israel is planning a pre-emptive nuclear strike against Iran. Recently Iran has threatened its own pre-pre-emptive strike!

Israel News Agency: Israel Needs A Preemptive Nuclear Strike Against Iran

The photo below is from this post. It is captioned “Evidence of Iran building nuclear weapons.

The article maintains that Israel must now act to defend herself because Iran has stated that it will “wipe Israel off the map”.


Why Is This Nuclear Strike Imminent?

The Israeli government has concerns about US support if the Democratic front-runner is elected. These concerns push the timeline for a strike to a date before the new President is sworn in on January 20th, 2008.

What is the Evidence That Israel will Strike Iran with “Low-Yield” Nuclear Bombs?

The right-wing press, the left-wing press, the Israeli press, the Iranian press all think the strike is likely. Should we doubt them?

The New York Times article above stated that Israel is rehearsing the nuclear bombing of an Iranian reactor: “Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources.”

Will Iran Strike First?

Some reports say that Iran has threatened to wipe Israel off the map. Other sources say this is inaccurate.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated Iran’s goal of “wiping Israel off the map.” Speaking at a conference of visiting heads of Arab terrorist groups operating in areas under Palestinian Authority control, Ahmadinejad said, “Whether you like it or not, the Zionist regime is on the road to being eliminated.”

Once again expressing his doubt as to whether the Holocaust happened, Ahmadinejad said that, although the Holocaust’s occurrence is “open to doubt, there is no doubt about the holocaust being carried out [by Israel] against the Palestinians.”

Time magazine has an article on the Nuclear threat in Iran.

U.S. officials have said repeatedly they believe Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons.

So Iran is acquiring nuclear weapons, and is reportedly threatening Israel. Israel will not wait to get hit, but will Iran? In some countries in Europe, it is illegal to deny that the Holocaust occurred, yet Ahmadinejad has openly questioned the Holocaust.

Articles on the Iran Press Service suggest that some high-level Iranians have aggressive intentions: “One of Iran’s most influential ruling cleric called Friday on the Muslim states to use nuclear weapon against Israel, assuring them that while such an attack would annihilate Israel, it would cost them “damages only”.”

Predict the Future by Looking at the Past

Israel struck a nuclear reactor in Osirak, Iraq in 1980. Iran believes it may have struck more recently: “Did Israel Destroyed [sic] Iranian-Syrian Missile Production Facilities?“. How will Israel handle this dilemma? If it waits for Iran to get nuclear weapons, it may be too late for Israel’s survival. If it launches a pre-emptive strike, it will invite hatred and retaliation from the entire Islamic world. I think Israel will follow past performance and will strike again.

How Will China and Russia React?

Will Russia and China stand by idly if their ally, Iran, is attacked? Or will they take advantage of the distraction to pursue their own military goals? How will Pakistan react? Some analysts have predicted that one of the combatants may launch nuclear weapons against the US to draw it into the conflict. This conflict has the prospect of going global - World War III! This is unlikely, because the US is THE dominant world superpower. Today the US will dominate any conventional or nuclear war, so Russia and China will wait. Both communist countries will contribute to the Middle East strife, but they won’t go nuclear. Hostilities will escalate there, but it will be localized. If the conflict goes nuclear, I feel that the nuclear war will be confined to the Middle East.