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Iran & Israel Continue Apocalyptic Dance

So you know, not to alarm you or anything, but Israel sort of...carried out a full-scale dress rehearsal for attacking Iran's nuclear facilities. Though Israel is refusing to confirm or deny the nature of the exercise, anyone with a brain knows they're running out of patience.

This news comes roughly a week after an interview with former Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz, in which he said: "If Iran continues with its program for developing nuclear weapons, we will attack...attacking Iran, in order to stop its nuclear plans, will be unavoidable."

From International Herald Tribune/New York Times:
Israel carried out a major military exercise earlier this month that American officials say appeared to be a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

The exercise also included Israeli helicopters that could be used to rescue downed pilots. The helicopters and refueling tankers flew more than 900 miles, which is about the same distance between Israel and Iran's uranium enrichment plant at Natanz, American officials said.

"They [Israel] rehearse it, rehearse it and rehearse it, so if they actually have to do it, they're ready," the Pentagon official said. "They're not taking any options off the table."
Meanwhile, after having already declared a victory in the nuclear standoff and implying that Western powers had "failed to break Iran's will," Iran promised to retaliate with a "strong blow." Believe them. If America or Israel attacks Iran to take out their nuclear facilities, the problem of terrorism will actually become an every day issue. Israel will incur a shower of rockets and missiles from Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas. Any "cease-fire" will immediately be nullified. Suicide bombings will once again be a daily occurrence, even in America, where known terror cells would be awakened. From the Jerusalem Post:

"Given this mentality, if you make a hostile look at the Islamic Iran, you will witness such a united roar by our nation that it will definitely make you regret any vicious move forever," [Khatami] added.

On Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said "the nuclear issue has ended from our point of view."
You should also note that Russia is warning Israel against an attack on Iran. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the money Russia stands to make from building Iran's reactors and the sales of surface-to-air missiles, which could be used against an Israeli attack.

Iran learned from Israel's attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor in 1981. Saddam had a single site, which was above ground and poorly defended. Iran has (almost to its own detriment) spread out and compartmentalized its nuclear program in such a way that it is increasingly difficult to significantly set it back, let alone destroy it completely.

The Islamic Republic has two teams working with little to no communication. While one is focused on uranium enrichment and the nuclear fuel cycle, the other aims (in secret) to perfect weapons development and delivery systems. This has caused Iran to "reinvent the wheel" on occasion, with one team working on technology already mastered in another part of the country.

They have also broken up the various facets of their nuclear program and scattered them across the country. A heavy water plant here, a reactor there, a uranium processing facility here, an enriching facility over there, etc. Even research facilities are embedded in population centers, which acts to deter an attack through fear of inflicting civilian casualties - something Israel will be accused of anyway.

Iran has been paying attention, that's for sure, and Israel isn't going to watch the world's largest sponsor of terror and the West's ultimate existential nemesis stroll into the nuclear club. America isn't ready for that either, and even if Israel acts alone, the U.S. will be providing its stamp of approval. At the very least, we will have to permit the Israeli Air Force to fly through Iraqi air space on their way to Iran. The IAF will also be using American-made aircraft, further sending the message that America was complicit in the attack.

Americans must realize that whether we like it or not, America and Israel are in this together. This isn't our doing, it's Iran's doing. We are the "big Satan," they are the "little Satan," and once the little Satan is destroyed, we're next. This isn't coming from Bush's terror-alert department, it's coming from the mouth of the throwback Islamists.

Iran's motivations are not humanitarian, and do not stem from the need for civilian nuclear power (an energy source for which they have no need). No nation pursuing a transparent energy program builds nuclear facilities hundreds of meters below the Earth, or buries them in the sides of mountains. Their genocidal, messianic, apocalyptic motivations are a fusion of the religious and the political - and with Islam, religion and politics go hand in hand.

But don't take it from me, take it from Ayatollah Khomeini, who uttered one of the great truths of our time when he said,
"Islam is politics, or it is nothing."

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