Sunday, January 27, 2013

Israeli Defense Minister: Pentagon Plans May Make Lone Strike On Iran Unnecessary

Defense Minister Ehud Barak Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post

Barak: US Has 'Surgical Operation' Plan Against Iran -- Jerusalem Post

Defense minister challenges idea that operation against Iran would develop into "full fledged war the size of the Iraq war."

The United States has prepared plans for a "surgical" military operation to delay Iran's nuclear program in the event that diplomatic efforts to thwart Tehran's drive for nuclear weapons capability fail, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an interview with The Daily Beast on Friday.

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More News On Ehud Barak's Comments That The U.S. May Make Lone Strike on Iran Unnecessary

Ehud Barak at Davos: U.S. Could Strike Iran to Block Nuclear Progress -- Daily Beast
Israeli Official Hints Pentagon Plans May Make Lone Strike on Iran Unnecessary
-- New York Times
Israel may rely on US 'scalpels' to contain Iran – defense minister -- RT
US has plans for surgical strikes on Iran, says Israel's Barak --

My Comment: He is putting too much trust in how the White House will respond to Iran .... but considering the limits of Israel's ability to respond to Iran, he really does not have a choice.

Update: Pentagon official confirms plan exists to attack Iran -- Globes

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