White House briefs Israel on Iran strike plans

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    White House briefs Israel on Iran strike plans


    Security Adviser Tom Donilon gave Netanyahu an overview of the weapons prepared to deal with Iranian nuclear facilities

    The United States has briefed Israel on the details of its back-up plan for a military strike on Iran in the event that diplomatic efforts to halt the Islamic Republic’s development of nuclear weapons fail, Haaretz reported Sunday.

    According to an anonymous senior American official, White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting earlier this month that the US is preparing in earnest for the possibility that diplomatic efforts to halt Iran’s unsanctioned nuclear program fail.

    To demonstrate this, and perhaps to dissuade Israel from striking Iran on its own, Donilon outlined the US’s plan for striking Iran’s nuclear sites, and gave a detailed overview of the weapons capable of destroying them.

    Earlier this week US Air Force Secretary Michael Donley announced the combat readiness of the Massive Ordinance Penetrator, a 15 ton bunker buster capable of penetrating up to 200 ft underground. Such a weapon could be used to attack Iran’s heavily fortified, subterranean nuclear facilities in the event of a military assault.

    “We continue to do testing on the bomb to refine its capabilities, and that is ongoing,” Donley said. “We also have the capability to go with existing configuration today.”

    “If it is necessary to use it today, we are ready to do so,” Donley said.

    White House briefed Israel on Iran strike plans, senior American official says | The Times of Israel
     
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    Nuclear Iran is nightmare for Israel.....
     
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    Nuclear Iran simply will not happen... No rational man can doubt Israel's will to eliminate every single threat, no matter what.
     
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    Rational men do not ignore the threat of the israeli nukes but warmongers and hypocrites do. Anyway, america is digging its own grave for continuing the zionazi nuclear blackmail.
     
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    If happens then dont cry like a ***** The same way u cry for holocaust............
     
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    I understand what you are saying but the killing of six million is not something to make fun about..
     
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    Nothing more then Propaganda
     
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    The world is waiting to see the invincible power of Iran,Iran will show what it is made of in the War...Lets hope to see that day soon enough
     
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    No rational man will believe that attack on Iran would be without consequences.
     
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    Jerusalem: A senior Israeli official on Sunday rejected a report that claimed that the Obama administration's top security official has briefed Israel on US plans for a possible attack on Iran.

    An article in the Haaretz daily said US National Security Adviser Tom Donilon laid out the plans before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a dinner at a visit to Israel earlier this month.

    The senior official, who opted to remain anonymous, told a news agency: "Nothing in the article is correct. Donilon did not meet the Prime Minister for dinner, he did not meet him one-on-one, nor did he present operational plans to attack Iran."



    Haaretz had cited an unidentified senior American official as the source of its report, which came out as presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was telling Israel he would back an Israeli military strike against Iran.

    The American official also said Donilon shared information on US weapons that could be used for such an attack, and on the US military's ability to reach Iranian nuclear facilities buried deep underground, the newspaper said. It cited another US official involved in the talks with Israel as concluding that "the time for a military operation against Iran has not yet come”.

    A spokesman for the US National Security Council, Tommy Vietor, declined to comment on the details of a private conversation between Netanyahu and Donilon.

    In another development being linked to possible preparations of an attack against Iran, Secretary of the US Air Force, Michael Donley, told the Capitol Hill Club last week that the force's new bunker buster bombs were ready for use if needed.

    In recent months, the bombs have undergone technical improvements. The bombs, each weighing 15 tonnes, can destroy fortified bunkers deep underground where chemical or nuclear weapons may be stored.

    This would include the uranium enrichment facility deep inside the mountains near the Iranian city of Qom, the report said.

    The United States has told Israel several times that the existence of such weapons means Iran will never reach the point where its nuclear facilities are immune to attack.

    American attempts to allay Israeli concerns will continue this week with the arrival on Tuesday of Defence Secretary Leon Panetta.

    He is scheduled to meet Netanyahu, Defence Minister Ehud Barak and senior security and intelligence officials on Wednesday.
     
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    Israel is the root cause of Middle East conflict and bloodshed. It will be justice if Syria and Iran rain missiles on Tel Aviv.
     
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    What 'six million', did you count all the bodies?
     
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    You can read up on the Holocaust here.

    I am being very polite. Do you think you can manage that or will you remain an embarrassment to your fellow Turks?
     
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    Passion aside,
    Truth of the matter is that there IS a Jewish nation, and they HAVE a state.

    Once this reality is understood and accepted, then on can a solution be found by mutual give and take.

    Oh, why so angry ?
    He's just trying to be certain of the number; that is all.

    Like your forefathers wanted to know should the cow be red, yellow ... old or young, etc etc etc ...
     
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    Zionists are biting their nails, rubbing their nose on sands, pulling their hair-off, yelling, shouting, screaming - and one humble Iran is quietly doing what it needs to do. Your whole rattling cannot bend a single hair of Iran.

    Israel: What am a gona dooo???
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    Iran: Almost there.. justt that little part is left.
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