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Iran Begs Israel to Attack and Be Buried
A top Iranian Guards commander has begged Israel to stage an attack so Iran will be
justified to throw the "enemy' into the "trash can of history."
Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Force Commander Brig. Gen. Ali Hajizadeh told the
Iranian Fars News Agency, "One of our big wishes is that they take this action because it
is now a long time that we have piled up a huge potential energy and we are eager to spend
it and throw the enemies of Islam and Muslims to the trash can of the history." His
comments are part of a continuing and escalating psychological war of words between Iran
and Israel and several American officials.
Iran has continually mocked Israel for allegedly bluffing with threats to attack Iran
in order to delay or step the Islamic Republic from manufacturing a nuclear weapon. Iran's
constant militant verbal response is thought by some to be bluff because of doubts whether
it has all of the military power it claims.
Nevertheless, the Guards Politburo chief stated, "If the Zionist regime commits such a
mistake [of attacking], it would mean that it has entered the final days of its existence
since the Islamic Republic of Iran is a powerful and strong country which can defend its
territorial integrity and interests across the globe, specially in the Middle-East."
John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said more than two years ago
that Israel should take the initiative and attack Iran because sanctions and diplomatic
"engagement" would not work.
What Happens 'The Day After' an Iranian Nuclear Attack?
By IsraelNationalNews.com (Analysis)
Will Israel really attack Iran and attempt to destroy its nuclear facilities? The
conventional wisdom is that although Jerusalem would like to, it most likely won't
because of fear of what would happen next, and especially "the day after." In the wake of
such an attack, many Israeli officials believe, Iran could strike back with a barrage of
weapons nuclear or conventional.
Of just as great concern is the possibility even likelihood of tens of
thousands of conventional missiles being fired at Israel by Hizbullah and Hamas
terrorists, operating out of Lebanon and Hamas. Both terror groups, after all, are proxies
for Iran, and both have substantial supplies of sophisticated missiles, some probably
tipped with biological or chemical weapons.
An all-out attack on Israel, the conventional wisdom goes, would basically shut down
the government and pretty much disable all defense efforts. At that point, all that would
be left would be for Arab armies to march into Israel and "throw the Jews into the sea."
Considering the constant threats lobbed at Israel by Iran, in fact, such a scenario is
possible - perhaps even eventually likely - even without Israel's attempting to destroy
anything in Iran. And once Iran does get the bomb, many believe, it's just a matter of
time before Israel has to face "the day after."
Not everyone agrees with the CW, however and Dr. Uri Milstein, one of Israel's
most prominent military historians, believes that there are steps Israel can take right
now that could ensure that Israel survives and even emerges victorious on
"the day after." There are 7 million people in Israel, Milstein told Arutz Sheva in an
interview 6 million of them Jews and the people of Israel, he believes, will
have it in them to not only survive, but also to respond effectively in the event of a
That response, he says, would come in the form of a "second strike," Israel's response
to a major attack by Iran or the terror groups and that strike would come in the
form of Israel's vaunted nuclear capability. Although Israel has never confirmed that it
has such weapons, foreign press reports place the number of Israel's nuclear arsenal in
the dozens, if not hundreds. Milstein believes those reports, and believes that the
leadership of the country would use those weapons at the moment of truth.
That, in and of itself, says Milstein, is a deterrence for Iran and its terror allies
to launch a major strike on Israel, even in the event of an attack by Israel on Iran's
nuclear facilities. "We all hope and pray we never face that moment, but if we do, the
Israeli response would fashion a 'new Middle East.' Israeli nuclear weapons would wipe out
Iran, Hizbullah and Hamas, and possibly Syria and Lebanon, where Hizbullah would attack
Israel will eventually have to deal with these terror groups anyway, but cannot until a
major event that would justify it takes place such as an Iranian attack on Israel.
"We have to relate to such a scenario in Biblical terms, as the modern-day equivalent of
the final War of Gog and Magog," says Milstein.
The Israeli people, he said, understand what is at stake, and are willing to sacrifice
in order to ensure a better future. Of course, it would be best to avoid the entire
scenario, but Milstein believes that preventing Iran from getting "the bomb" at this point
would be very difficult. "Just like the U.S. has been unable to prevent North Korea from
acquiring nuclear weapons, Israel has been unable to prevent Iran's progress. Thus we must
be prepared for the eventuality of an attack," Milstein said.
The subject of "what if" rarely comes up in public or even private
discourse in Israel, possibly because many feel it would damage the morale of Israelis.
Milstein is not overly worried about that, however, pointing out the dire predictions
before the Six Day War that between 50,000 and 100,000 Israelis would be killed if war
broke out. "They even prepared mass graves at Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa. But the
predictions and precautions actually increased Israelis' morale and motivation to strike
back and destroy their enemies," Milstein said.
The Concept of Palestine Has Not Worked
By Yaakov Kirschen (Commentary)
The idea of declaring Judea and Samaria as an independent Palestinian state has not
worked. So we are proud to present our simple and obvious plan.
An agreement between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the State of Israel to jointly
administer the area called the "West Bank". Palestinians resident in the Hashemite kingdom
can return to the jointly administered area. Jewish settlements remain. Right of return
for Palestinians living abroad is carried out in the unified for peace Palestinian entity.
Local control is given to Palestinian and Jewish municipalities. International affairs in
the hands of the Jordanian/Israeli partnership.
Jordan, with Syria on one side and Iraq, in danger of falling to Iran, on another
...with a growing Palestinian presence in their country should find the idea
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