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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ehud Barak: US has plans for surgical strike against Iran

In an interview with the Daily Beast, outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, says that the United States has plans for a surgical strike to take out Iran's nuclear capability.
“What we basically say is that if worse comes to worst, there should be a readiness and an ability to launch a surgical operation that will delay them by a significant time frame and probably convince them that it won’t work because the world is determined to block them,” Barak told The Daily Beast.
The defense minister stated that, while the US was once heavy-handed in its attempts to carry out pinpointed military actions, under the leadership of President Barack Obama, the United States has "prepared quite sophisticated, fine, extremely fine, scalpels. So it is not an issue of a major war or a failure to block Iran. You could under a certain situation, if worse comes to worst, end up with a surgical operation."
Barak said that even a small-scale series of surgical strikes was a last resort, and that Israel's preference would be to neutralize the Iranian nuclear threat diplomatically.
Barak called for harsher sanctions against the Islamic Republic, but noted that he did not believe the diplomatic path was likely to succeed in halting Iran's nuclear drive given Russia and China's tendency to thwart harsher measures in the United Nations.
 What could go wrong?

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At 3:02 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Hello! The U.S. military has a PLAN for EVERYTHING. They have a Plans Directorate in the Hqs, and a Plans function in every organization. Every contingency they can come up with through experience, think tanks, computer games, simulation, etc., they do up a plan. And if they didn't have these plans, it would be because the Obama Team thinks they are unfair, the U.S. should lead from behind with flat feet, and they should be curtailed. These Obama people would have to be on the other side to not have Plans for Surgical Strikes. Along with every other possibility anybody can envision.


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