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Why Israel Can't Wait: The Coming War Between Israel and Iran Kindle Edition
Israel is a "one-bomb state," such that one atomic weapon, even a relatively low-yield bomb of the type the United States dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki in World War II, would destroy the modern Jewish state as we know it today.
The Obama administration has repeatedly declared the intention of following up on the campaign promise to negotiate directly with Iran. This represents a fundamental policy shift from the Bush administration's efforts to apply international sanctions through the United Nations in an effort to force Iran to quit enriching uranium.
Consistently, Iran has insisted upon the nation's right as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty to pursue the "full fuel cycle," code words for Iran's determination to advance uranium enrichment technology in Iran under Iranian control.
In recent months, top Iranian government and military figures have issued warnings that the time is getting short, such that Iran might well have the capability to develop and deliver at least one nuclear weapon by the end of 2009 or the beginning of 2010.
At the same time, the international community has expressed doubt that the Iranian government will make any serious concessions on their atomic program.
In press conferences and speeches, President Obama has openly acknowledged the U.S. government now believes Iran is pursing a nuclear weapons program.
At the end of the Bush administration, the international press credibly reported that the Olmert government in Israel was denied fly-over rights in Iran in order to launch a military strike on Iran.
Known as the "Sampson Option," an Israeli first-strike on Iran's nuclear facilities becomes increasingly likely to the extent Israel feels isolated from the world community and concludes there is no chance the Obama administration will ever be able to induce Iran to stop enriching uranium, regardless how seriously the president intends to push direct negotiations as a strategy.
We have already seen two wars launched by Israel against terrorist surrogates financed and supported by Iran: the 2006 war against Hezbollah in Lebanon and the 2008 war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Now, a war between Israel and Iran is on the near horizon, possibly fated to occur before the end of 2009.
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- ASIN : B002LHVDLA
- Publisher : Threshold Editions (14 August 2009)
- Language : English
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Unfortunately, they most likely must do this alone. As the world (and Iran) talks, talks, talks, the Iranian madmen are fast at work. Are world leaders really so stupid, or just appeaser's hoping the Iranians in charge will give it up?
For those who wish to have the facts and sentiment among Israel leaders, this book gives it...
It's also a book that should remind us that Iran was a critical issue in the political debates of 2008 but largely missing from the day to day concerns of the press corps.
The struggle to hold the nuclear line against a country as large, wealthy and radical as Iran is critical to the entire nuclear proliferation issue. It's also a convincing reason why we need to be spending more of our stimulus dollars to maintain critical work on projects such as the F-22. Without this capability we are somewhat a paper tiger, relegated to the use of cruise missiles or non-nuclear ICBM's to attack the many deeply buried sites in Iran. Or perhaps pushed over the nuclear threshold to eliminate an impending threat.
One of the dangers in the area is that while our intelligence may provide some indication of Iranian progress on the bomb, it is not likely to provide highly reliable intelligence on Iran's impending actions. Why ?, because the Iranian leaders may not know how they will react to tomorrow's sunrise , much less international events. The connections between Iran and a cast of characters from N. Korea and various South American countries to China and Russia pose conflicting loyalties and opportunities for the Iranians.
If you value brevity and efficiency in writing this is a great book. If you are looking for something that is likely to sit unread due to its length and complexity, but looks impressive on your library shelf it's not the book for you.
Quick easy read which begs to be passed on to a friend.
Two years ago we were told that it was imperative that our leaders meet directly with the Iranian leaders to defuse the impending nuclear confrontation. Israel is still waiting for that meeting.