by AFL
CATEGORIES

 Military  
 Current events  
 Religion 
 Technology 
 Countries 
 Politics 
 Society 
 Other 






There are currently no top
rated posts : don't forget you can "thumb" up or down posts.

Website intro. Please login or register (it's very fast and free).



  • Index
  • » Countries - Room 1
  • » Will Isreal attack Iran ? by thomaaas
  •    The Iranian goverment said it would destroy Israel. Do you think that the Israelis will at

    Shimon Peres recently said that it was more and more probable.

    quotemark1 Israeli President Shimon Peres warned on Sunday that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely, days before a report by the UN's nuclear watchdog on Iran's nuclear programme.

    "The possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option," Peres told the Israel Hayom daily.

    "We must stay calm and resist pressure so that we can consider every alternative," he added.

    "I don't think that any decision has already been made, but there is an impression that Iran is getting closer to nuclear weapons."

    His comments came after he warned in an interview aired by Israel's privately-owned Channel Two television on Saturday, that an attack on Iran was becoming "more and more likely."

    "The intelligence services of the different countries that are keeping an eye on (Iran) are worried and putting pressure on their leaders to warn that Iran is ready to obtain the nuclear weapon," he said.

    In recent days, speculation in Israel has grown about the possibility of an pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.

    On Wednesday, the Haaretz newspaper reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak were seeking cabinet support for an attack.

    And the military last week carried out what Israeli media called a "ballistic missile" test, as well as a large-scale civil defence drill simulating the response to conventional and non-conventional missile attacks.

    Officials said both events were long-planned, but they drove talk here about whether Israel is ramping up plans for an attack.

    On Sunday, Haaretz reported that US officials had failed to secure a commitment from Israel that it would coordinate any attack plans with Washington.

    Citing unnamed US officials, Haaretz said US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta had used a recent visit to Israel to make clear Washington did not want to be surprised by any Israeli attack, but received only a vague response from Netanyahu and Barak.

    Still, media reports suggested no final decision has been taken and that a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear watchdog on November 8 or 9 would have a "decisive effect" on decision-making.

    Previous IAEA assessments have centred on Iran's efforts to produce fissile material -- uranium and plutonium -- that can be used for power generation and other peaceful uses, but also for the core of a nuclear warhead.

    However the new update, which diplomats say will be circulated among envoys on Tuesday or Wednesday, will focus on Iran's alleged efforts to put the fissile material in a warhead and develop missiles to carry them to a target.

    On Monday, Barak denied reports that he and Netanyahu had already decided to attack Iran over the opposition of military and intelligence chiefs.

    But he said "situations could arise in the Middle East under which Israel must defend its vital interests independently, without having to rely on regional or other forces."

    Haaretz said a majority of the 15 members of Israel's security cabinet were still against an attack on Iran, and a poll published by the newspaper found Israeli public opinion divided, with 41 percent in favour, 39 percent opposed and 20 percent undecided.

    Israel has consistently warned all options remain on the table when it comes to Iran's nuclear programme, which the Jewish state and Western governments fear masks a drive for nuclear weapons.

    Iran denies any such ambition and insists its nuclear programme is for power generation and medical purposes only.

    In comments published on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi accused the IAEA of "political" behaviour and said its report would be "baseless."

    "I believe that these documents lack authenticity. But if they insist, they should go ahead and publish. Better to face danger once than be always in danger," several Iranian dailies quoted Salehi as saying.

    "We have said repeatedly that their documents are baseless. For example one can counterfeit money, but it remains counterfeit. These documents are like that," Salehi said. quotemark2

    Edit

    Best answer by : United Kingdom dave87 

    Israel will easily subdue Iran, the Israeli military has shown how competent it is, their Air Force is amongst the best trained and equipped in the world and will have control of the skies in no time. Also the USA didn't defeat Iraq's army in one day! However the USA and the UK did! I believe Israel will also have the support of the USA and UK if conflict did occur, whether they are the aggressors or not. Israel is capable of defeating Iran with one hand behind its back and nobody in the west will complain as Iran is viewed as a dangerous and unstable country

#21 2012-07-06 15:47:08

          Romania    RainyDays
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




I do not believe it will.
Israel will threaten and try to sabotage Iran but in the foreseeable future they won't start a war with Iran.
If Israel would attack Iran the Iranian government would use this opportunity to unite a big part of the muslim world and launch a counterattack. While this crisis, Russia and China keep N.A.T.O. occupied Israel would find himself in a bad position at least at the start of the war.

Offline

#22 2012-06-29 20:29:10

          United States    Dremord
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@thomaaas 

China and Russia have shown strong support to Iran and it's nuclear program. China said that they'll protect Iran "even during a third world war."

Offline

#23 2012-06-27 16:05:49

          Netherlands    Dutchie1991
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




This war is a neccessity .. Iran has threatened Israel with destruction more than once and there is clear evidence that they are producing nuclear weapons. A nuclear Iran is the biggest threat to the Western world and should be avoided at all costs. Diplomacy has failed and it's time to act. Israel needs to initiate a pre-emptive strike on Iran. Russia is to scared to intervene and the West will stand with Israel. History has told us that when people say they want to destoy you.. believe them. For the sake of freedom, humanity and for the sake of Judaism. Iran must be stopped!

Offline

#24 2011-12-16 21:53:56

          France    Fontinelle
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@Kronblom 

Very well.

Offline

#25 2011-12-10 23:58:55

          United Kingdom    dave87
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




Israel will easily subdue Iran, the Israeli military has shown how competent it is, their Air Force is amongst the best trained and equipped in the world and will have control of the skies in no time.

Also the USA didn't defeat Iraq's army in one day! However the USA and the UK did!

I believe Israel will also have the support of the USA and UK if conflict did occur, whether they are the aggressors or not.

Israel is capable of defeating Iran with one hand behind its back and nobody in the west will complain as Iran is viewed as a dangerous and unstable country

Offline

#26 2011-12-10 20:35:59

          Sweden    Kronblom
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@Fontinelle 

Not months, days, enlighten yourself about the Samson alternative.
This is Israeli strategic doctrine.

Offline

#27 2011-12-10 05:26:30

          Canada    SgtPeppers
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@USAmilitary 

But the US lacks the political cohesion to mount an offence, they have 3 current engagements in the middle east (although they are set to end) and no politician is stupid enough to start another with the economy so bad.

Offline



   

#28 2011-12-10 04:59:19

          United States    USAmilitary
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




i think yes and nato will help

USA vs Iran

USA military

Land weapons

56,269

Aircraft

18,234

Navy

2,384

Personnel
 
313,232,044

Iran military
Land weapons
12,393

Aircraft
1,030

Navy
261

Personnel
77,891,220

USA would destroy them:party:

Offline

#29 2011-12-09 23:51:07

          Israel    thomaaas
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@IndoTamil 

No I don't think so. No one really supports Iran. Like I said before, Saudi Arabia and most arabs nations are hostile to Iran's nuclear power. Also, arabs don't like iranians in usual... Iranians are Shiites too and most arabs are Sunnies. Then, no super power officially supports Iran. So really... at worst, it would turn out into a war between Israel and some arab nations... maybe the us would join... but I don't see a WW3

Offline

#30 2011-12-08 20:58:01

          India    IndoTamil
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@Thomaaas  If it does this could be the start of WW III   dead

Offline

#31 2011-12-03 13:25:49

          Israel    thomaaas
               Reply
   1    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@Fontinelle 
                       
It depends if you're talking about taking over Iran or not. I'm talking about destroying their army. The US did it in ONE day with Iraq and we could do it in a couple of days with Iran. For sure. We have far superior technology, men, and number of troops.

Offline

#32 2011-12-03 03:58:56

          France    Fontinelle
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@thomaaas 

Weeks would be the lowest I would go. Iran has an army.

Offline

#33 2011-12-02 19:18:28

          Israel    thomaaas
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@Fontinelle 

In a matter of DAYS my friend. champ

Offline

#34 2011-11-29 23:12:27

          Canada    SgtPeppers
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@Fontinelle 

Yes, they are both stupid, because they are both religious.

Offline

#35 2011-11-29 23:05:20

          Canada    SgtPeppers
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@CaptainCook 

But you cannot possibly argue Iran has a need for self defence nukes, they are not a target of a dozen nations who want them destroyed, a nuclear Iran would be aggressive, not defensive.

Offline

#36 2011-11-29 01:21:05

          France    Fontinelle
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




No. Highly unlikley. Both Iran and Israel are utterly stupid nations, however, Israel is much stronger than Iran, and is backed by the United States. Iran may have the goal of world war III for their "Jihad", but Israel would destroy them in a matter of months.

Offline

#37 2011-11-19 00:15:06

          Netherlands    sex_beast91
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@jamiewertfa 

Everything isn't about politics... If Israel attacks iran it is because their safety is in danger :

Offline

#38 2011-11-18 21:22:13

          United Kingdom    CaptainCook
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




Well SgtPeppers,
                       If the west, but in particular the United States is to be seen to do the right thing, then what rules apply for Iran must also apply for Israel, there cannot be one rule for one but a different rule for another.

And for Israel to attack Iran because it possesses, or is about to possess a nuclear weapon would be very hypocritical - we have nuclear weapons, but you cant have them.

Offline

#39 2011-11-18 20:33:24

          Canada    SgtPeppers
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




@CaptainCook 

Israel needs nukes because they have a different bronze age superstition than their neighbours and both sides use this to justify wanting to slaughter the others.

Offline

#40 2011-11-18 12:15:26

          United Kingdom    CaptainCook
               Reply
   0    

Re: Will Isreal attack Iran ?




I believe in whats right and whats wrong, and allthough I have no time for the Iranians, I have to ask - why is it ok for Israel to possess nuclear weapons but not Iran. ?

There is little wonder that many Muslims around the world get so angry, the western powers say nothing and do nothing about the fact that Israel holds a nuclear arsenal, but when Iran develops a nuclear bomb, they are threatened.

Where is common sense in foreign policy ?

Offline

Board footer

Created by AFL, powered by FluxBB
© 2011 theworlddebating.com