Apr 15, 2009

Israel Will Attack Iran's Nuclear Reactor This Year

By Dr. Mike Evans

Israel will be forced to launch a massive air strike lasting a few days at most against Iran’s nuclear sites “if President Obama decides on a policy of engagement that leaves the Iranians with a viable nuclear option.” The following nuclear reactors are likely targets: Arak – Iran’s heavy water plant; Bushehr – Iran’s nuclear reactor; Isfahan – Iran’s nuclear processing plant; Natanz – Iran’s nuclear enrichment plant; Saghand – Iran’s uranium mine. With Iran’s recent launch of the Omid communications satellite and its rhetoric about making Israel disappear off the map, it is not difficult to assume that Israel will be forced to take action.

If the Russians step up the delivery date for large numbers of S-300 missiles, it could foment an earlier attack. The thought that Iran can effectively strike back against Israel through traditional warfare is more fiction than fact. Even without a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, Israel has the capability to completely disrupt the Iranian economy by targeting strategic oil production plants. This would severely hamper an Iranian counterstrike.

Could this be why Tehran’s top nuclear negotiator called the EU’s foreign policy chief on Monday and indicated that Iran was open to such talks and that the discussions should be aimed at “construction cooperation” between Iran and the West.

President Ahmadinejad has confirmed that he will attend the 2009 UN World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), also known as Durban II. The conference is scheduled for the 20th to 24th of April at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2001 just days before the 9/11 attack, world leaders gathered in Durban, South Africa, to denounce Zionism and the state of Israel.

Related Links

Iran's UN envoy complains against Israel - Jerusalem Post
Iran Says It Plans New Nuclear Offer - New York Times
Report: Russia says no S-300 missiles sent to Iran - AP
White House to Jewish leaders: US won't attend 'Durban II' - Ynetnews