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An Attack Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities with Conventional Weapons Will Only Delay Nuke Program


Any strike against Iran should also involve the targeted destruction of its theocratic leadership …

By Elad Benari – “As the rampant speculations that Israel will soon launch a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities continue, a report on NBC on Friday revealed what such an attack may look like.

The report, the main points of which were presented by Israel’s Channel 10 News, is based on conversations the American network held with current and former officials in Israel and the United States. The report suggests that an attack on Iran will combine air and ground faces but will not include naval forces.

The officials interviewed said that the attack will be led by the Israeli artillery, which will use Jericho 2 missiles that have a range of 2,500 kilometers. The report also says the artillery will be assisted by F-15i aircraft and Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The officials also told NBC that the operation will include ground units, but that they will not be involved in the actual attacks, focusing instead on marking targets or collecting intelligence.

The report added that the officials interviewed said that they believe the chances for an Israeli military operation in Iran are higher than 50 percent. They said, however, that they believe such an attack will not succeed in destroying all the nuclear facilities of the Islamic Republic and that the attack’s purpose would be simply to delay the Iranian nuclear program by damaging its most sensitive facilities. In such a case, one official said, Israel is prepared to repeat the attack in a few years.

Another important note made by the NBC report is that all the officials interviewed agreed with recent reports that Israel will not notify the White House a long time in advance of the attack.” Read more.

Gen. Dempsey: U.S. can destroy Iran’s nuclear program – “A military strike by the United States could destroy all of Iran’s nuclear program. This statement was made on Sunday by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA. ‘The American military strike could wipe out Iran’s nuclear program. I want them to believe that is the case,’ – he said in an interview with CBS television.” Read more.

U.S. Officials: Iran’s nuclear program can only be destroyed if we use tactical nukes – “The United States does not possess conventional armament powerful enough to destroy Iran’s deeply hidden nuclear facilities, U.S. officials told the Wall Street Journal late Friday, with American Defense Secretary Leon Panetta saying Washington was ‘still trying’ to develop more powerful bombs… Pentagon analysts estimated that currently held conventional bombs would not be effective against Iran’s enrichment plant in Fordo, adding that a tactical nuclear would be the only option if Washington sought to destroy the facility. ‘Once things go into the mountain, then really you have to have something that takes the mountain off,’ the official told the Wall Street Journal.” Read more.

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