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Former Mossad Head Yatom: Israel Can’t Afford Not to Strike Iran and Must Do So Within the Next 12 Months

“The Begin Sadat Center, a respected think tank based at Bar Ilan University, held a conference on November 23, 2011 on the subject of ‘Israeli Security in a New Regional Envornment’, which focused on the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ and its implicatons. Its experts concluded that the Arab Spring is not going to result in democracy, despite original hopes in the West, and may make things even worse for Israel.

‘As steep as the price for hitting Iran may be, a military strike on Iran will be less painful than the cost of living with an Iranian nuclear weapons threat,’ argues former Mossad head Maj. Gen. (res.) Danny Yatom. ‘The backlash from a strike on Iran’s nuclear sites will not be as bad for Israel as will an Iran armed with nuclear weapons,’ he says. ‘I don’t think that those predicting apocalyptic repercussions of a strike on Tehran are correct, and even if they are, Israel can’t afford to wonder if Tehran will go crazy and bomb us.’…

The world does not have much time left to act on Iran, the former Mossad head warned, adding that ‘there is an evaluation that they have crossed the red line. They have the knowledge to make the bomb. All that is needed now is the decision to do it…. The world has a year in which to halt the Iranian nuclear weapons program, probably less.'” Read more.

Iran Threatens to Attack Turkey, Israel if Attacked – “Iran has threatened to target NATO’s missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, The Associated Press reported. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, made the threat on Saturday, saying the warning is part of a new defense strategy to counter what he described as an increase in threats from the U.S. and Israel. ‘Should we be threatened, we will target NATO’s missile defense shield in Turkey and then hit the next targets,’ Hazijzadeh was quoted as having told the Mehr news agency.” Read more.

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