In an interview on CNN today, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak met a question about Israel’s repeated threats to attack Iran with scorn, saying it was not “a subject for public discussion.”
Barak went on in his explanation to say that “people understand that the time has come,” raising further speculation that Israel may be launching such an attack in the next few weeks, before the winter weather makes it inconvenient.
Israel has been threatening to attack Iran, of course, for decades. Yet the recent flurry of allegations and demands for the West to “crack down” on Iran before Israel moves unilaterally raises concerns that the attack may be in the offing.
Barak also claimed that the Iranian government was within a year of a “capability” for a nuclear weapon during the interview. Though the statement’s validity might be arguably credible depending on the definition of “capability,” it must also be mentioned that officials have been accusing Iran of being within a “year or two” of nuclear arms since the Reagan Adminsitration.
30 thoughts on “Israeli DM: ‘Time Has Come’ to Move Against Iran”
Israel's insanity is only paralleled by that of the U.S. Both nations, clones of each other, are fanatical warmongers and imperialists!
If we could push both of them to some other planet the world would be a much better place. We might even achieve peace.
Actually Sharon was correct in that Israel owns the United States. So that means that that they do not parallel but as master and slave. The zionist learned that you did not need to occupy the nation but gain control of the currency and then buy the law makers. They already own the press and that is why they are so actively looking for a way to control the internet which gives others views. One has to understand that the internet is loaded with people of one sided opinions but that is the power of the internet. One needs to read the internet because they will not get the correct news from the major corporations which control the tv, movies and radios.
Memo to Barak: If you're getting froggy for a war, jump. Just leave us out of it. We're tired of fighting your wars. Sometimes the best way to stop a dog from chasing cars is to let him catch one.
"The time has come" for Ehud Barak to STFU! Judas Priest, the festering little warmonger does our world NO good.
didnt shimon peres say iran was one years from a bomb in 1984 and again 1992? so by now they must be in possession of hundreds of bombs eh?? ih well, too late to stop them from getting the bomb since they must have already had it for at least 20 years
Yeah. How many decades has it been? And we constantly hear that they're about to get one "soon". If they get one any sooner I'll be old and gray.
LOL, now that is funny!
What would be the harm in them having one. I fear that Israel is more dangerous and the one danger I see is greater Israel will be checked. That IMHO opinion is a good thing. I do not wish any harm on Israel and I believe every other nation in the region has learned to accept that Israel is not going anyplace other than moving in and stealing arab lands. There is plenty of land in Israel to have a homeland for the jews. I would fully provide help to any american citizen who wishes to move to Israel as long as they give up the USA citizenship for the help.
israel threatened to nuke cairo and damascus in 1974. they allegedly dropped a hollow nuke bomb casing in the desert near riyadh to let the arabs now that no capital was difficult to hit
Let them attack.
When the whole world is plunged into chaos by sky rocketting oil and energy costs who will save Isreal?
NOT THE BROKE AND PATHETIC UNITED STATES.
Everyone seems to always be concerned with how high the price oil would go if Iran is attacked. Strange that seldome, if ever, anyone mentions the hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings that will be killed in such onerous and illegal attack/s. One would assume, if one did not know better, I think, that it would be OK to attack Iran if we didn't have to pay an economic price out of our own pockets for more expensive gasoline. Somewhat patheric, isn't it?
It is not that most of the readers of this site do not lament the thousands of dead that will occur from this ridiculous war. It is just that it is very apparent that neither the US nor Israel would care. They are only interested in what will happen to them and their very narrow (and short sighted) interest. In that regard, one of the main barriers to war with Iran would be the almost certain collapse of the world economy under the weight of $300/barrel oil and massive uncertainty.
This is – in my opinion – the ONLY thing keeping the US from backing this attack.
Duely noted. Thanks. 🙂
I don't think that's what people are saying. It is obvious to the majority of people – imo – that this attack will kill thousand if not millions of people. What people are subconsciously projecting – again, imo – is that if this immoral attack does happen that the subsequent economic reaction will spur our leaders to reject Israel as an ally, and to identify Zionism as a threat akin to Nazim in the early part of the last century.
Of course it shouldn't take the economic collapse of the U.S to spur people into action. But our capitalist system of indoctrination dictates that we don't care about ANYTHING until it directly effects us. Most unfortunately, I would add.
"Broke and pathetic…" will not stop the Israel firsters in Congress from demanding we defend them. The Armageddonists will be beside themselves with An-ti-ci-pa-tion…
I suspect that most of the congressmen and senators will face a very brutal election. I think enough people look at the scumbags and will vote for a third party or against the incumbent. The best revolution in our nation is the ballot box.
I'm not so certain of that. Our nations "first" revolution didn't happen that way and they were light years more free than we are today.
No sir, on the contrary the time has come to move against Israel. Declare your nuclear arsenal and allow the International inspector in like the Iran did, even the corrupt ones.
Mr. Barak needs to be taken immediately into international custody and kept in solitary confinement, where he could no longer conspire to destroy the world! Same with Netanyahu.
Iran isn't an existential threat to Israel, the West Bank Ultra-Orthodox settlers are. They want to establish a theocracy. "Democracy is idolatry" – Rabbi Dov Lior.
Those adopting a passive stance towards Iran are the Neville Chamberlain’s of our time.
Oh, so now you're equating Iran with Nazi's? The only nation who keeps seeking "Lebensraum" ironically is Israel. The only nation that flys perpetual political air cover for their dastardly deeds is the US.
Well, feel free to go an invade them. Put your mouth where your 25 cents for posting crap on the internet are.
Here we go with Neville Chamberlain again. I've heard this at least 10x a year for the last 45 years. 'If you don't want to kill the Vietcong, you're another Neville Chamberlain!'. Don't want to invade Iraq? Neville Chamberlain! Take Noriega out? Neville Chamberlain. Ever since Neville Chamberlain we must make war against every shadow or shred of a shadow that we perceive anywhere in the world. We're not allowed to try to make peace with anybody anymore because any peace anywhere anytime is Neville Chamberlain again!
Holy Nazisraeli Fundamentalists!
Why can't Hezbollah hit this guy in the face with a rocket and shut his hole permanently?
This guy, Barak, is mentally unstable. One day he says that Iran is no threat to Israel, and the next day he says We have to attack Iran now, they are within one year of having a nuclear weapon, we cannot wait any longer, we should attack Iran now. His political history also is indicative of his mental instability. He defected from the Labor party to the Likud. One party is "Liberal" and the other is a racist party. And, of course he is a pathological liar.
I think the only country in the world that ever attacked another country with nucleur bombs is………………………………the USA. Yes my friends, the USA. Oh, sorry, I forgot, those 2 small bombs you droped on those poor little Japanese towns were dropped because it was just a matter of hours before the entire continent of North America was about to be demolished by the Japs. Ohhhh ok then, so you had no choice. Hmmm. I get it. When you feel you are about to be destroyed – than it's ok. Its like : either them or us ! Ah Ha ! Now I get it.
Good for you Americans then You did what you had to. You Nuked a far Island, thosands of miles away from home, just cause a few planes and ships got sunk at Pearl Harbur.
Come to think about it, Israel and the USA are so similar ! Wow. No wonder they are allies.
Well, go right ahead then, Israel. But you should know that (a) Iran will fight back, after all they're not the Palestinians; and (b) Big Daddy USA may not be there for ya this time.
Nothing I'd love to see more than having the living crap bombed out of Israel. Let others do unto you as you have done unto others.
US has 1k nukes, Israel has something like 200 nukes, thats not one or two reasons, but 1,2k reasons to iran have them as well
According to Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-the Pentagon for more than 40 years has been seeking a First Strike Capability. Bob Aldridge wrote on the missiles in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland: "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike." To take out the Russian second strike force, i.e. the missiles surviving First Strike with Minuteman-3 and Trident-2. They have an accuracy of 30 meters or less, enough to destroy a missile silo. The US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneously according to Bob Aldridge. The missiles in the three countries lead to Launch On Warning, probably by 2014 and Nuclear War by mistake because the Pentagon aims to achieve a Disarming First Strike Capability, maybe "only" for Blackmail.
Among other things a 600-million-years-old metal vase and a 400-million-years-old gold chain -and the Piri Reis map- have been found suggesting it has happened before, maybe several times.
We´re committing suicide because MAD is not enough for the Pentagon. For that reason Brigadier Harbottle stated: "They are Bloody Fools in the Pentagon." By the way, my surgeon in Tuluá, Colombia, suggested that we settled here as the few survivors from all-out war Moon-Mars (3 billion years ago I guess). My surgeon in Tuluá may be right ! We don´t really know, do we ?
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