Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Netanyahu: Israel should take out Iranian nuclear facilities

Jerusalem - Israel should undertake an operation to destroy the Iranian nuclear programme similar to the airstrike it launched against the nuclear reactor built by Saddam Hussein, leading opposition legislator and prime ministerial candidate Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.

'Israel should not allow Iran to develop a nuclear threat against it,' Netanyahu, challenging to become leader of the Likud Party and its candidate for premier in the March 28 elections, told Israel Radio.

'I'm carrying the tradition of (former Israeli premier) Menahem Begin, who did not let one of Iran's neighbours, the Iraq of Saddam Hussein, develop such a threat against Israel and in a bold and daring strike bought us two decades. I believe this is what Israel should do,' he said.

Israeli jets bombed Iraq's nuclear reactor at Osarik in summer 1981.

'The Iranian threat is a real one, a threat to the existence of Israel, from a state which has declared its intentions to destroy Israel,' Netanyahu said.

Premier Ariel Sharon said earlier in the day that while Iran should not be allowed to become a nuclear power, Israel was not spearheading attempts to stop it.

Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Dan Halutz told foreign reporters in Tel Aviv that he doubted diplomacy would succeed in halting Iran's nuclear programme.

'I believe that the political methods used by the Europeans and the United States to convince the Iranians to stop the project will not succeed,' he said.

© dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur


Blogger DJEB said...

It is, of course, illegal to treaten other nations with military attack.

December 06, 2005 9:37 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

very true

of course Iran has rhetotic and so does israel , but from my knowledge of recent history it is not Iran that starts wars or attacks nations first

Israel (as you know) have made it clear that they will attack Iran and recent history tells me that they mean it

I wonder what the excuse would be if it wasnt for the rogue nuke stories

i am sure they would come up with something :-)

December 06, 2005 9:52 am  
Anonymous somethingsphishy said...

Israel will dupe the USA into attacking Iran. After all we are Israel's bitch.

Can't for the life of me figure out why this is. They really don't offer us squat, yet we finance their army?

Sad part is they will probably get their way.

December 06, 2005 7:21 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Phishy , you said "Israel will dupe the USA into attacking Iran."

exactly and a perfect example of that is the lies printed in yesterdays Jerusalem Post (see post further up) is a perfect example

and see the hundreds of right wing blogs that have repeated the lies

so be sure your correct they will get their way , just as they got their way with Iraq

and it will be based on lies

just as it was with Iraq

December 06, 2005 9:29 pm  

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