British Spies: Israel Preparing For Ground Attack Against Iran Before Christmas (After Bombing Iran Nuke Installations)
Generals in Tel Aviv believe they have until the end of the year to strike at Iran’s nuclear programme.
An assault would spark chaos across the Middle East, plunging the delicate region back into a full-blown war.
Israeli leaders made it clear this week they are ready to launch military action alone to stop Tehran, led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, getting the bomb if the US doesn’t.
Late October or early November have been identified by intelligence analysts as a likely time because of the US elections on November 6. President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will fear condemning any Israeli action for fear of losing the huge Jewish vote.
A senior Whitehall source said: ‘We know the Israelis have been active in the Iraq desert, it would appear preparing forward bases for a ground assault.
‘Bombing Iranian nuclear installations will most likely be a part of their plan, but the only way to confirm they have destroyed what they need to is to put boots on the ground.
‘It is a very big concern. Iran would have to retaliate, putting the region into an extremely dangerous situation.’” Read more.
Flashback: Re-Set Your Watches for October – The New Iran Deadline – “The presence of American officers will grow exponentially as they prepare for the Austere Challenge 2012, set to take place in October. This is the largest joint U.S.-Israeli military exercise ever… The imminent presence in Israel of thousands of U.S. Army personnel, along with billions of dollars of hardware … can mean one of two things. One possibility is that the Israeli leadership is bluffing, and there is not going to be an attack on Iran this year … and the drill will serve President Barack Obama as a huge display of his commitment to Israel’s security … or the United States, will come to the conclusion … that a military strike is the only viable method of denying the Iranians nuclear weapons.” Read more.