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The Iranian Nuclear Threats

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Iran has been part of Jewish history since Biblical times. The biblical books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther tell the story, the life and experiences of Jews in Persia.

From the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 until the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Israel and Iran maintained quite a close relationship. Their military links and projects were kept secret. They had also been cooperating in development of a joint missile project.

Ahmadinejad was elected President in August 2005. Since then, he has constantly attacked Israel and its right to exist. He was quoted as saying. “Israel regime must be wiped off the map.” The Iranian attempt to develop nuclear capabilities in conjunction with the threats of the current regime has led Israel to warn Iran that it is prepared to take unilateral military action. Israel will take such an action provided the international community fails to stop the development of Iranian capabilities to develop nuclear weapons.

In 2005 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon gave the green light for IDF’s Special Forces to plan for possible strikes on uranium enrichment sites in Iran.

The U.S. Department of Defense is aware of that option and they are cooperating with the Israelis on this issue.

There is a secret Israeli plan to strike Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities at Natanz. It might be executed using special nuclear bunker busters developed by Israel.

Those penetrating bombs are much more effective than the American GBU-39 standoff bunker penetrating bombs which the Bush administration sold to Israel.

It could be done by one strike and the Iranian nuclear project would be wiped out.

A declassified secret CIA document from October 1994 deals with Iran’s pattern of assassination.

Iran’s policy of assassinating oppositionists has changed little under President Ali Hashemi Rafsanjani. The number of assassinations conducted by Iran has stayed roughly constant during Rafanjani’s tenure. Since 1989, Iran has carried out an average of five assassinations annually, and groups supported by Tehran particularly radical Turkish Islamists, average another two killings annually.

Key targets have remained largely unchanged during Rafanjani’s tenure. Most Iranian assassination targets are members of the Mojahedine Khalq or the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-I). Iran attacks these two groups much more frequently than the third key Iranian target, supporters of the son of the former Shah of Iran.

Some specific targets have changed to adapt to alterations in Iranian foreign policy, Saudi diplomats were attacked during 1989 and 1990, shortly after Saudi Arabia executed the Kuwait Shia responsible for bombings at the Hajj in 1989 but have not been targeted since. Iran rarely relies on surrogates to conduct assassinations of Iranians oppositionists.

Iran typically relies on surrogates for attacks on non-Iranians. Turkish Islamic groups supported by Iran, for example, is responsible for killing a handful of secular Turkish journalists and a Member of Parliament since 1989.

In addition, attacks on foreigners in Turkey, including the attempted murder of Jewish businessman Jak Kamhi (1993) and the bombings that killed U.S. serviceman Victor Marvick (l991) and Israeli security officer Ehud Sadan {1992), have been linked to Islamic groups backed by Iran.

Although the pace and targets of Iranian assassinations are not changing significantly, a review of killings since 1989 suggests that Iran is killing fewer oppositionists in Europe and more in Southwest Asia, particularly Turkey and Iraq.

We suspect this change results from Iran’s interest in protecting its diplomatic and economic initiatives in Europe.

We note that the drop in assassinations in Europe began in 1993, when Iran began experiencing difficulties in repaying foreign loans and the United States increased pressure on European countries to halt credits to Iran. Countries surrounding Iran particularly Turkey, Iraq, and Pakistan, offer a wealth of targets, and killings in those countries result in less diplomatic backlash for Iran than assassinations in Europe. Despite the apparent shift from Europe and the increased focus on assassinations in Southwest Asia, we have noted several suspicious murders of oppositionists in Europe during the past year.

We cannot confirm that they were carried out by Iran, and we have not included them in our statistics. These attacks include: 17 January 1994. Bagarmossen, Sweden. A member of the KDP-I was severely injured by a letter-bomb addressed to his wife, also a KDP-I member, according to defense attaché reporting. 11 October 1994. Oslo, Norway. William Nygaard, Norwegian publisher of Salman Rushdie’s novel, The Satanic Verses, was shot near his home.

The Iranian threats with their aggressive attempts to develop nuclear weapons have forced Israel to prepare for preemptive action.

There have been many signs, public and covert, that Israel is and has been conducting exercises for such an act. One of those exercises, according to certain sources, was the landing attempts in Budapest airport by two civilian planes in March 2010.

Another source claims that the secret plan is to generate a diversion near the main target in Iran by such civilian planes while at the same time the military bombers will hit the target. The distance from Israel to Iran is somewhat less than from Israel to Hungary…

The Iranian Nuclear Threats

Source by Dr Giora Ram

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