Any preemptive Israeli attack on Iran for its alleged nuclear weapons program would target civilian infrastructure as well as its nuclear facilities, according to a report in The Daily Beast.
Anonymous U.S. intelligence officials told The Daily Beast that and Israeli attack “would go far beyond airstrikes from F-15 and F-16 fighter planes and likely include electronic warfare against Iran’s electric grid, Internet, cellphone network, and emergency frequencies for firemen and police officers.”
Such an attack could cause serious human suffering and might constitute a deliberate violation of international law, which prohibits targeting civilian infrastructure for attack.
Meanwhile, the saber-rattling over the report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which renewed concerns that Iran’s nuclear program has a military dimension despite concluding there has been no diversion of fissile material necessary for a weapon, has continued.
World powers have drafted a United Nations resolution, expected to win formal approval, condemning Iran for its nuclear activities while stopping short of setting deadlines or recommending new sanctions. The omission of deadlines and punitive measures was a concession to Russia and China, who have opposed such aggressive postures towards Iran.
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Of Course you have also forgotten it is a War Crime to target Nuclear Facilities as well, especially those Nuclear Facilities that actually are known or thought to contain Nuclear Materiel!
If Israel causes by its Bombing of Iran a Nuclear catastrophe, Israels Leaders will have caused the downfall of Israel itself.
So when did the threat of War Crimes ever stop Israel, the FedGov, or it's lap dog NATO?
Is there any doubt left in anyone's mind about the viciousness and inhumanity of Zionism and those who adhere to it? They are nothing more or less than rabid canines frothing at the mouth. Palestinians have had to contend with this pack of pshycopaths for decades, while they present themselves as part of the "civilised" world, a light unto the nations and the people of the book.Enough already!
You want to know the truth? Civilians are in fact the real target of the Israelis. They want to terrify the population and make them suffer. The nuclear thing is just a cover. Vengeance not security is the goal. The Iranians will be the new scapegoats for all the world's history of anti-Semitism, and we all know that scapegoats always pay for other people's crimes with compounded interest.
This article by James Bovard summarizes very well what the U.S. government did to the Iraqis throughout the 1990s by intentionally bombing and destroying their civilian infrastructure, including electrical, water and sewage treatment facilities. This forced the Iraqis to have to use untreated water and led to skyrocketing disease and the deaths of hundreds of thousands.
I believe that, during the 2008-09 "Cast Lead" war by Israel against the people of Gaza, the Israelis followed what the U.S. military did to Iraq in 1991, and Israel's bombing of Gaza's water and sewage treatment facilities was intentional. The blockade that has prevented the Gazans from rebuilding and forcing them to use untreated water since then is very similar to the sanctions of Iraq and no-fly zones that prevented the Iraqis from rebuilding.
And now, Israel wants to murder innocent Iranians in the same primitive, evil way. So much for the "developed," advanced societies of out time.
Don't you mean the US, France, UK and perhaps Germany. Most other countries would be against it except for serious arm twisting by the US.
"The evidence that WE were able to get from Iran is classified"….. "But if the evidence actually originated from Iran as you are claiming, then Iran would already possess it and know it;s contents, Therefore it is a contradiction to NOT allow them to see what YOU contend THEY entered into the computer . Either Iran entered what you claim is the incriminating content and therefor knows the information and therefore there is no reason to keep it secret as they already know it… OR there is a pressing need to keep the information secret ONLY IF Iran does NOT posses it and has not possessed it . You cannot have it BOTH ways… It must either be ONE scenario, or the OTHER…!! It is NOT rational to claim they are the source of the information, while seeking to keep it secret from them. Access to the information is essential for the purpose of defending themselves against YOUR accusations.. Therefor please choose: Either stop making the accusations OR Provide the information on which your accusations are based! The onus is on you to prove the information that YOU claim indicts Iran is legitimate and not a forgery like the Niger uranium forgeries and the "Mobile Bioweapons Labs" lies that YOU used as evidence for the attack on Iraq that killed more than half a million Iraqi citizens! Those people YOU killed were victims of your forged evidence and lies! Therefore because of YOUR recent record of LIES and FORGERIES…it is YOU that needs to establish your credibility… …NOT expecting Iran to prove that they are NOT the authors of what you irrationally refuse to produce".
"… a deliberate violation of international law, which prohibits targeting civilian infrastructure for attack."
Emphasis on deliberate… where's the Hauge and ICC in issuing arrest warrants for Hamas and other Gaza terror groups that deliberately fire rockets into civilian areas of Israel? Just last week a ,kindergarten was struck. Perhaps that would be a legitimate target if Israelis stored weapons in children's schools like the cowardly "Palestinians" and Hezboallah do; I guess you can't blame the "Palestinians" they probably just assume everyone is a coward like the them in storing weapons in the same space where there are children.
If you'd care to check the accuracy of Qassam rockets and the other various home-made and poorly maintained rockets being fired into Israel you'd realize that 'deliberate targeting' is nothing more than wishful thinking by the rocketeers. Granted, it's a pretty stupid move to fire such random weapons into civilian areas, but there you have it- they fight with what they have available.
On the other side of the coin, we have the IDF/IAF which boasts some of the world's most advanced technology backed up by the world's most devious and underhanded security apparatus, MOSSAD, and they are INDEED deliberately targeting civilian installations and civilian gatherings precisely BECAUSE they are civilian and will produce the most effective terrorizing of the population of Gaza/Palestine.
wow an appropriate name if I ever saw one…and by the way did anyone call the jews cowards as they fought guerilla tactics against the overwhelming military superiority of the Nazis in Poland?
this is what happens when there is such a lopsided slaughter and everyone looks the other way as it happens.
So kindly STFU and GTFO, Schmuck.
Zionist terror is nothing new, especially when it targets Arab, and Muslims. The IDF have always sought to use "overkill" and cause as much human suffering as possible since their unfortunate inception.
The Zionist terror onslaughts in Beirut, Jenin, and Gaza are a case in point. There is no other nationalistic ideology other than Nazism that embraces mass murder, and subjugation with such a horrific, and proud zeal as Zionism does. If Israel attacks Iran, let's hope that the Knesset, Bibi, Barak, and the other war criminals in Israel are "hit" first.
just another day of mass murder they have planned
Unbelievable – they go far beyond any border when we do not stop them – look what "Mc Chain saw" said: "next Assad, Russia China" see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWBL57JBW6c
They like world-wars! These guys are totally crazy !!!
Thanks god our country is big enough that throwing bombs in electrical grids or other bla bla won’t harm more than one city, which will be fixed soon. And praise to god that we are a free ,Independent nation and we could take care of ourselves without any external help, not like many countries which their government wont last long without US financial helps(Guess Who!?).
By this kind of plans the Israel officials want to scare Iranian people that we will hurt you people , not the government.and they think Iranian would say : ( Oh ! my god , Israel is going to kill us!what should we do!? let’s be their slave like others. and they treat us like their dogs! oh! We are so scared! oh! ).
but sadly they got it wrong.I’m Iranian and I know they will say : ( Huh !, haha!, what a rustic joke! ).
about the attack ,First of all they wont dare to do so.secondly if somehow it happens, then you wont hear about a state named Israel anymore,thats what I assure you.
about emergency frequencies I should tell you it’s about time that many security and emergency systems, use a technology named frequency hopping,which the frequency in use changes with an algorithm. so it wont remain in 1 frequency all the time.secondly they use a system which brings down the power of signal lower than noise signals!! I’m an electronic engineer and I have worked on such devices.
Dear Mr/Mrs Schmuck the matter is not about international laws it’s about manner and humanity,every day many Palestinian children are being kidnapped in many regions,and in Gaza Israel always attacked the civilian parts and in 33 and 22 days wars many innocent children and infants were killed.Aren’t they human?does their lives worth less?have they done anything to Israel government? – NO.
but consider that, this is their homeland.and you invaded them and they are defending themselves with anything, even hand made bombs which surely are not accurate.
War crimes are targeting civilians and civilian targets, remember?
Would? Or has?
gotta ot keep up with the prison planet angle and take on events… Prisonplanet(dot)com
Um, I'm sorry. Why are they planning this? Because someone might develop nuclear capabilities? I know they practiced on Lebanon and almost wound up getting the Litani River or something (but didn't). So this much more ambitious strike, which could shut down all the oil in the Persian Gulf… why? Is there a business purpose to this, which we aren't noticing?
this is wrong what if a person needs medical attention and their electric and phone are down.
This is an awful thing to do. lets negociate with people not bomb them
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