A military strike on Iran ? Really ?
Le premier ministre israélien, Benyamin Nétanyahou, a averti dimanche 14 juillet sur une télévision américaine qu' Israël pourrait intervenir militairement contre le programme nucléaire iranien avant les Etats-Unis, qualifiant le nouveau président Hassan Rohani de "loup déguisé en mouton" . "Nous sommes plus proches [de l'Iran] que les Etats-Unis. Nous sommes plus vulnérables. Et nous devrons donc aborder cette question de comment arrêter l' Iran , peut-être avant les Etats-Unis. Il y a un nouveau président en Iran. Il critique son prédécesseur pour avoir été un loup déguisé en loup. Israël menace de nouveau d'intervenir en Iran
War with Iran? Revisiting the Potentially Staggering Costs to the Global Economy - FAS Strategic Security Blog The Senate passage of Resolution 65 on May 22, 2013, some argue, draws the United States closer to military action against Iran. In October 2012, amid concerns that surprisingly little research addressed the potential broad outcomes of possible U.S.-led actions against Iran, researchers at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) assembled nine renowned subject matter experts (SMEs) to investigate one underexplored question that now, eight months later, looms larger than ever: What are the potential effects on the global economy of U.S. actions against Iran?
Could Tehran be the next Hiroshima? In those first minutes, they’ll be stunned. Eyes fixed in a thousand-yard stare, nerve endings numbed. They’ll just stand there. Soon, you’ll notice that they are holding their arms out at a 45-degree angle. Your eyes will be drawn to their hands and you’ll think you mind is playing tricks. But it won’t be.
IranReport_091112_FINAL.pdf - Google Docs
plutoniumpage : Haven't we been saying "2-4
A month ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told Iran that it was time for a sit-down. It sought a meeting for two reasons. First, talks with Tehran to negotiate a so-called "structured approach" to wind down the IAEA's investigation and determine whether Iran had been working on nuclear weapons -- following evidence raised by Yukiya Amano, the agency's director general, back in November -- had ground to a halt in early June. Second, unless Iran made a significant goodwill gesture by the end of August, Amano would have to report to the agency's Board of Governors that, for nine months, Iran had refused to cooperate -- even as Israeli officials were signaling that they might attack Iran's nuclear installations without warning and soon because diplomacy had failed. Now, Amano has done just that. Iran and the IAEA had a fruitless encounter in Vienna on August 24, and so six days later Amano filed his report to the IAEA governors. Report Card
Israeli Defense Minister Pushes To Keep ‘Military Option’ On The Table Against Iran Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak pushed back against comments by ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan who had made waves by publicly asserting that, referring to Iran’s nuclear program, “An aerial strike on the reactors is a dumb idea that has no benefit.”
How Would America Respond if Israel Attacked Iran? Some extracts from an Atlantic Council seminar, US-Israel and Iran: Looming Military Confrontation?
Comments by Adm Mike Mullen, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, sparked an angry reaction from Iran , which promised a “firm response” to US military action that would “endanger the security of the region”. The admiral did not elaborate on the plan, and was quick to say that a military strike could have “unintended consequences that are difficult to predict in what is an incredibly unstable part of the world”. US has plan to attack Iran if needed
U.S. Unclear on Israel's Intentions for Iran
China’s Role In A Preventing A Possible Israeli Attack On Iran | Sinocism If press reports like U.S. Warns Israel Against Iran Strike-WSJ are to be believed Israel may be on the verge of attacking Iran. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is on a tour of the Middle East and the New York Times reports that ”China’s strategic alliance with Iran is less certain than before.” We should all hope that China can play a positive role in preventing what would likely be a disastrous adventure for Israel, the United States and the world.
During the last several months, the Burke Chair has carried out a detailed examination of Iran’s programs involving missile and weapons of mass destruction. The key drafts involved are available on the CSIS web site at: http://www.csis.org/burke/reports/ A final comprehensive report will be published this summer as CSIS book by the Praeger Press. Abdullah Toucan, a senior Associate of the Burke Chair, has prepared an additional report which provides an independent assessment of Israel’s options for striking at Iran’s facilities, based in part on prior work on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Study on a Possible Israeli Strike on Iran's Nuclear Development Facilities
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-63954" title="030813-F-5435R-011" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2011/11/IAI_Heron_1_in_flight_2.jpeg" alt="" width="640" height="341" /> Iran’s nuclear program inspires perennial rumors of an Israeli air raid. If Israel Bombs Iran, It’ll Jam, Spoof and Hack First | Danger Room
Mark Hibbs • “Engage Iran” — What Does It Mean? During the second half of this week there will be a flurry of meetings in Washington on the subject of negotiating with Iran about its nuclear program. These will include this one hosted at the Stimson Center and held by the Arms Control Association, and a discussion at the University of Maryland with former Iranian negotiator Seyed Hossein Mousavian, now a visiting scholar at Princeton.
Planning on attacking Iran? "Better pack a lunch," advises my friend, retired Lt. Best comment I have heard lately on attacking Iran's nuclear facilities
Editors Note: Art Keller is a former case officer in the CIA's Counter Proliferation Division. He currently is a writer on intelligence and national security issues and recently published his first novel, "Hollow Strength." With Iran, the courage to do…nothing
Israel's top general says Iran unlikely to make bomb
In a recent article for The Jewish Chronicle , I explained in detail how talk of military action against Iran’s nuclear program is a counterproductive distraction that undercuts American and Israeli security goals. Worse, if such talk is converted into action, it may actually create the outcome that both countries are trying to avoid: an Iranian nuclear weapon. But how is this so? War talk shifts the focus from Iran to Israel. The Loose Talk of War with Iran Returns | Ploughshares Fund
In diplomatic parlance, "an argument" generally means a furious exchange of cables or some other type of reserved disagreement. Notwithstanding, the recent argument between Prime Minister Netanyahu and US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro was a far cry from this definition and a decidedly undiplomatic one. Several days ago, Mike Rogers, a Republican Congressman from Michigan and the House Intelligence Committee chairman, arrived in Israel. When he came to meet with Netanyahu, he was — in accordance with protocol — escorted by US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro. Netanyahu and US Ambassador Clash on Policy Toward Iran
Reuters : IRAN COULD STRIKE U.S. BASES
U.S. Attack on Iran Would Take Hundreds of Planes, Ships, and Missiles | Danger Room
Iranian Nuclear Program Would Outlive Attack, Gates Says
Blix: Israeli Military Strike on Iran Might be Illegal
Tony Blair: "Personally, I Think Israel Would Not Allow Iran to Get Nuclear Weapons" - Jeffrey Goldberg - International
Iran Will Acquire Nuclear Weapons Despite Any U.S. Efforts To Stop Them
Shaun Jacob Halper: How to Stop Iran: My Interview with Non-Proliferation Expert Mark Fitzpatrick
Global Security Newswire - Officials Play Down Speculation Over Iran Strike
Israeli Officials Expect Strike on Iran by July 2011
Is An Attack On Iran a Good Idea? - International
The Point of No Return - Magazine
Some Straight Talk About Iran
About Iran, the Atlantic, and... China - International
China, Israel And Attacking Iran | Sinocism
Bombing Iran: What is The Atlantic's Line? - International
Why Iran's Clock Keeps Resetting
On Bombing the Bomb
"In short, the real Iran “nuclear timeline” has to do with leadership decision-making more than technical milestones. Bombing might well accelerate that timeline, not slow it." by Aug 13