Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.
Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear –bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources.
Murdoc’s calling “bullshit” on this report, and here’s why: There is no way that it’s anywhere near credible that two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up Iranian nuclear facilities. Even the most ignorant idiot must realize that five or six squadrons, minimum, are training for that. Probably more. Get a clue, folks.
Militaries train. Day and night. On every conceivable scenario. They train for hundreds of options on dozens of major plans pulled from files of tens of thousands of potential operations.
The US has plans to invade Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii. We have plans to nuke Great Britain. We have plans to use nuclear submarines to land SEAL teams on Bermuda. We have plans to subjugate our own people. We have plans to use Special Forces to kill the president of France. We have plans to use Special Forces to save the president of France from assassins.
Heck, the military probably has plans to blockade Grand Rapids, Michigan. Though I hope they let me leave for Florida first.
When things happen, militaries dig out the relevant plans, decide which ones apply best to the current situation, tweak them a bit, and then start running some training exercises so that they’re capable of doing what needs to be done if called on.
And, yes, many of these plans involve nuclear weapons of one sort or another. Considering that Israel is far more threatened on an hourly basis that the United States ever is, it should be no surprise that some of their plans involve nukes.
What if Olmert calls up the air force and says “Hey guys, go bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities immediately“? The air force answering “Sorry, sir, we aren’t ready for that right now. How’s a week from Tuesday work for you?” isn’t really an option.
So they train.
Now, as the Pajamas Media report notes, the entire Times Online article may be bunk. Regardless of whether or not it is, you can bet money that the Israelis are training this very moment to strike Iran in a split second. Because that’s all the warning they might get.
The Israelis may decide to bomb Iran — though it seems to me that way too many people are hoping they’ll do so and thus spare the rest of us some tough decisions and tougher tasks — but I’m pretty sure that if they do they won’t leak it first.