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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Here we go again... Boogie says Iran may need to be attacked

We haven't heard this kind of talk in a while.

Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe (Boogie) Yaalon told a Russian news service on Monday that a military strike may be necessary to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
"We strongly hope that the entire civilized world will come to realize what threat this regime is posing and take joint action to avert the nuclear threat posed by Iran, even if it would be necessary to conduct a pre-emptive strike," Yaalon said.

Ya'alon emphasized that not only Israel would be endangered by a nuclear-armed Iran. "An Iran possessing nuclear weapons would be a threat to the entire civilized world," he stated.

Western analysts say increasingly tough sanctions on Iran as well as the Stuxnet virus and possible other sabotage have delayed Iran's nuclear progress, even though they say the country now has enough low-enriched uranium for two bombs if refined more.

Enriched uranium can be used to fuel power plants, Iran's stated aim, or provide bomb material if processed much further.

Mark Fitzpatrick, a senior fellow for non-proliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank, said last week that "the totality of the evidence indicates beyond reasonable doubt" that Iran was seeking a capability to make such weapons.
What could go wrong?

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At 4:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAEA confirms Iran is actively pursing technology of weaponized nuclear ballistic missile warheads.


At 11:12 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Except Israel's defenseless Defense Minister Ehud Barak thinks Iran isn't a threat.

What could go wrong indeed


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