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Monday, December 12, 2005

Taking stock of the Jewish state

The UK Sunday Times reveals Israel's latest Zionist-inspired mayhem:

"Israel's armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister, to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed.

"The order came after Israeli intelligence warned the government that Iran was operating enrichment facilities, believed to be small and concealed in civilian locations."

The US would approve any such behaviour, though Israel's sabre-rattling is likely to inflame regional tensions, if not cause massive retaliation. If Israel truly believes that bombing Iran would bring peace, its leadership is even more delusional than I thought. Aside from the illegality and immorality of the move, Israel's strength in the region is only allowed by the US, so any mission against Iran would inevitably leave the Jewish state even more vulnerable than before. The US is so bogged down in Iraq, its regional capabilities are severely limited. Israel's election is also at the end of March, so this story could simply be little more than scaring voters.

For many Israelis, however, more basic issues are on their minds:

"Some 38 percent of respondents in a Haaretz-Dialogue poll taken on Tuesday night said socio-economic concerns would most influence them if the elections were to take place now.

"Twenty-seven percent cited security-political issues, and 21 percent gave preference to corruption in the public sector.

"Poverty finished ahead of government corruption, the problems of the education system and security in the rankings."

5 Comments:

Blogger Wombat said...

This is madness. Sharon's sources state that the secret enrichment facilities are in civilian locations, so one can imagine the collateral damage.

Why don't they inform the IAEA where to look?

Meanwhile, the Iranian's are inviting US companies to bid for the contracts to build nuclear reactos in Iran. Not only will this mean that the US is in a position to undeniably know exactly what the reactor can and cannot do, but it pits the nuclear corporations of the US against Sahron's factions.

Monday, December 12, 2005 11:18:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Seeing as Israel has fully denied these rumors, seems you are the one spreading nonsense.

Monday, December 12, 2005 12:50:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

Well the sources are plentiful Comical

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1920074,00.html

But I agree that it does see unlikely that such a plan would be getting such widespread coverage if it had any truth to it. The Israeli's are nowhere as careless as the Americans when it comes to leaks.

Monday, December 12, 2005 1:10:00 pm  
Blogger neoleftychick said...

It seems as though the Muslim males behaviour in Cronulla, Maroubra, and elsewhere confirms that we really are all Israelis now.

Monday, December 12, 2005 11:49:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

Lefty,

Another one of those not so lucid days for you. Yo uare not having a good run.

How on oearth do you make the connect Muslim males in Cronulla with us all being Israelis. And by "all"who are you no inclusing in your Israeli club?

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 12:46:00 am  

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