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Israel Better Forget About Attacking Iran

For some reason, the Ynet article failed to list the grave inevitable consequences of any aggression against Iran, including the destruction of Israeli cities following barrages of Iranian missiles.

Israeli F-15

(LONDON) - Israeli Ynet admitted today that an Israeli air force attack on Iran is unrealistic.

The Israeli paper quoted a New York Times article that described such an attack as ‘highly complex operation’. It would require at least 100 planes. Israeli jets would have to refuel in the air en route, fight off Iran’s air defenses and attack multiple underground sites simultaneously.

American military experts seem to agree amongst themselves that Israel doesn’t necessarily has the means to accomplish such an operation.

The first problem Israel faces is how to get to Iran. ”Israel has American-built F-15I and F-16I fighter jets that can carry bombs to the targets, but their range — depending on altitude, speed and payload — falls far short of the minimum 2,000-mile round trip. That does not include an aircraft’s ‘loiter time’ over a target plus the potential of having to fight off attacks from Iranian missiles and planes,” according to the report.

In any case, the report claimed, Israel would have to use airborne refueling planes, called tankers, but Israel is “not thought to have enough.”

Israel would also need to use its electronic warfare planes to penetrate Iran’s air defenses and jam its radar systems to create a corridor for an attack.

The analysts said another major hurdle is Israel’s inventory of bombs capable of penetrating the Natanz nuclear plant, believed to be buried under 30 feet of reinforced concrete, and the Fordo site, which is built into a mountain.

For some reason, the Ynet article failed to list the grave inevitable consequences of any aggression against Iran. Such consequences include destruction of Israeli cities following barrages of Iranian missiles. But we may also bear in mind the possibility of a nuclear conflict that escalates into a global war.

The message to the Israelis is pretty clear. Israel’s military options are running out. There is no way to maintain the Jewish State by the sword. The time is overdue for Israel to drop its expansionist genocidial philosophy. If Israelis really want to live in the region, they must pursue every means towards peace immediately.

Israel should voluntarily open its nuclear facilities to international inspection. Israel must sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and dismantle its own atomic bombs immediately. Israel better grasp what humanity is all about, before it is too late.


Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel in 1963 and had his musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz). As a multi-instrumentalist he plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Clarinet and Flutes. His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He has been described by John Lewis on the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz".

Gilad Atzmon's essays are widely published. His novels 'Guide to the perplexed' and 'My One And Only Love' have been translated into 24 languages.

As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney. Gilad has also recorded with Robert Wyatt, the Water Boys and many others. Learn more about Gilad by visiting his Website

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Anonymous February 25, 2012 10:27 pm (Pacific time)

I do think that the US should distance itself from israel (no capital letter intended), as they have proven themselves a major liability to the US. If they were to stand alone in the world without our backing, they may be forced to accomodate to their neighbors and not be the bellicose neighbors that they are now.

anonumous February 21, 2012 3:24 am (Pacific time)

If it didn't cost innocent lives, the Zionist warmongerer deserves a good whipping. Maybe they would be taught to live in peace with its neighbors.

unconscious February 20, 2012 7:56 pm (Pacific time)

israel needs to nuke em first before israel gets nuked.

Editor: No words for some of you guys.  It is a sad reminder of why things have deteriorated to the point they have.  

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