Netanyahu Deploys 'Syrian' Iron-Dome As Israeli Minister Claims US Preparing 'Surgical' Strikes Against Iran

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation must prepare for the threat of a chemical attack from Syria, amid concern at enemy efforts to test a post-election coalition Israel, and, as Bloomberg reports, has deployed its new Iron Dome anti-missile system near the border with its northern neighbor. Along with this concern, as many have perhaps suspected, the Israeli Defense Minister confirmed yesterday that the US has prepared plans for a 'surgical' military operation to delay Iran's nuclear program.

As The Jerusalem Post reports, Ehud Barak, speaking in Davos, does not believe any military operation against Iran would devolve into a "full fledged war the size of the Iraqi war" but rather "there should be a readiness and an ability to launch a surgical operation that will delay them by a significant time frame and probably convince them that it won’t work because the world is determined to block them."

Barak added that in the past the US has been heavy-handed but that under Barack Obama, the United States has "prepared quite sophisticated, fine, extremely fine, scalpels," if the worse comes to the worst - even though the Israeli preference would be to end the nuclear threat diplomatically , calling for tougher sanctions (though he expressed doubt that diplomacy would lead to success).

Just another geopolitical hotspot that the world's markets choose to ignore in deference to the one true leader - central bankers.

 

Via Bloomberg,

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel must prepare for the threat of a chemical attack from Syria as the army deployed its new Iron Dome anti- missile system near the border with its northern neighbor.

 

Netanyahu told members of the Cabinet during the weekly meeting in Jerusalem today that Israel faces dangers from throughout the Middle East. Top security officials held a special meeting last week to discuss what may happen to Syrian stocks of chemical weapons amid the civil unrest there, Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom told Army Radio.

 

“We must look around us, at what is happening in Iran and its proxies and at what is happening in other areas, with the deadly weapons in Syria, which is increasingly coming apart,” Netanyahu told his Cabinet, according to an e-mailed statement.

 

Syrian rebels, mostly Sunni Muslims, have been fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad since March 2011 in a conflict that the United Nations says has left at least 60,000 people dead. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war.

 

The Iron Dome system, which was used to shoot down hundreds of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip during Israel’s November conflict with Hamas and other militant groups, is being deployed at an unspecified site in the north, according to an Israeli army spokeswoman. She spoke anonymously in accordance with military regulations and said setting up the anti-missile battery was part of routine operations.

 

Israeli forces must be particularly alert during the period following last week’s election in which Netanyahu is trying to form a new coalition government and enemies are looking for signs of weakness, the prime minister said. Netanyahu’s Likud- Beitenu alliance lost 11 parliamentary seats in the vote and the prime minister said he needs a broad and stable coalition to deal with security threats from the region.

Via The Jerusalem Post,

Defense minister challenges idea that military operation against Iran would develop into a "full fledged war the size of the Iraqi war"; says surgical strikes will delay Tehran's nuclear drive "by a significant time frame."

 

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.

 

Speaking from Switzerland, where he is attending the Davos World Economic Forum, Barak challenged the notion that a military operation against Iran would develop into a "full fledged war the size of the Iraqi war or even the war in Afghanistan."

 

“What we basically say is that if worse comes to worst, there should be a readiness and an ability to launch a surgical operation that will delay them by a significant time frame and probably convince them that it won’t work because the world is determined to block them,” Barak told The Daily Beast.

 

The defense minister stated that, while the US was once heavy-handed in its attempts to carry out pinpointed military actions, under the leadership of President Barack Obama, the United States has "prepared quite sophisticated, fine, extremely fine, scalpels. So it is not an issue of a major war or a failure to block Iran. You could under a certain situation, if worse comes to worst, end up with a surgical operation."

 

Barak said that even a small-scale series of surgical strikes was a last resort, and that Israel's preference would be to neutralize the Iranian nuclear threat diplomatically.

 

Barak called for harsher sanctions against the Islamic Republic, but noted that he did not believe the diplomatic path was likely to succeed in halting Iran's nuclear drive given Russia and China's tendency to thwart harsher measures in the United Nations.

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francis_sawyer's picture

 "As The Jerusalem Post reports, Ehud Barak, speaking in Davos, does not believe any military operation against Iran would devolve into a "full fledged war the size of the Iraqi war" but rather "there should be a readiness and an ability to launch a surgical operation that will delay them by a significant time frame and probably convince them that it won’t work because the world is determined to block them."

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Speak for yourself asshole... Fucking typical...

Banksters's picture

The Notre Dame football  fraud is off the news cycle.

 

Now back to our regularly scheduled program, All Iran, All The Time

 

Seriously, if we don't have a good external enemy to 'hate',  Americans might, en masse, realize that their govt is filled with putrid sacks of shit.  Speaking of which, Feinstein's husband made  millions off the Iraq war, she voted for it...   Funny how war profiteering bitches suddenly want to disarm Americans to save 'the children.'

 

 

 

 

Divided States of America's picture

Honestly, if you didnt despise Jews already, I think seeing Benji speak would make you do so.

john39's picture

Why i call myself a holocaust denier by Paul Eisen:

http://pauleisen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/how-i-became-holocaust-denier-by...

Looks like even Jews have figured out that the holocaust is all about mind control....

TruthInSunshine's picture

President Barack Obama, Drone Fleet Commander, should be awarded another Nobel Peace Prize & soon.

4 More Wars (or 4 more "police actions"/black ops military interventions/regime changes)!

Pinto Currency's picture

 

Israel should know that you can cut through an Iron Dome with nano-thermite.

strannick's picture

"Honestly, if you didnt despise Jews already, I think seeing Benji speak would make you do so".

Shouldnt Benjanmin Netanyhu's speech only influence your opinion of Ben Netanyhu?

Doesnt despising a people make you despicable?

Hearing such base stupidity preceded buy ''honestly'', is a mockery of honesty.


CompassionateFascist's picture

Please. It's International Holocaust Apprecia...Remembrance Day. 

Terminus C's picture

The holocaust happened. The whole holocaust denier argument is a straw man distraction from the real issue.

Who was behind the holocaust? For that question you really need to examine cui bono?

Curiously_Crazy's picture

Actually, dozens of holocausts have happened. Why is it we only here about one massively overstated one in particular.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

There is one going on right now: The Palastinian Holocaust. Strange nobody here wants to even discuss it, let alone admit it.

Curiously_Crazy's picture

I think it's because with this whole clusterfuck of an economy we are living in, along with the constant government increase in powers has a lot of people focusing on what will impact them in the immediate future. The shit that is currently going on takes a lot of emotional investment and ya can't focus on to many things at once or ya burn out. +1 though because I totally agree with your mention of the Palastinians.

Excuse me while I now go and burn out with a nice bottle of red to awaken with a new flame tomorrow :)

Shylockracy's picture

Of course the Holocaust happened. I saw with my own eyes what Merryl Streep had to go through. Heart breaking, really.

CompassionateFascist's picture

Meryl Streep? I thought it was Joyce Frankenberg...'scuse me, "Jane Seymour". 

Cosimo de Medici's picture

I was raised in the faith my name would suggest, but I’m seriously considering this Jewish thing. Seriously, any faith that can rattle the cages of you pinhead fuckwads to the point of obsession probably really is the One Immutable Truth. Yep, call me Shlomo de Medici.

General Decline's picture

You can tell the nature of a tree by the type of fruit it produces.

strannick's picture

The fact that this tree still stands is a tribute to its nurture

americanspirit's picture

The cigarette industry kills 400,000 people a year in the US alone - and governments at all levels make money from taxing the industry's products. In terms of numbers, pain and suffering inflicted on innocent people, this is ongoing Holocaust #1. And the reason that those who are dying are innocent victims is because they aren't dying from smoking tobacco - they are dying from smoking an industrial chemical delivery device that is completely sanctioned by the government, and that knowledge is kept from them by a very expensive, extensive propaganda campaign designed to provide total deniability. After all - there are US Surgeon General's warnings on every pack, right? Funny thing is, not one of those warnings mentions 'tobacco'. An oversight? Of course not.

The cigarette industry is committing mass murder for profit and the government is all in for the money.

Frozen IcQb's picture

Who was behind the holocaust?

A: Germany's creditors of course.

Money for debt repayment must come from somewhere.

 

Raymond Reason's picture

NA - National Socialists   ZI - Zionists  

Terminus C's picture

Bingo.

My down voters have reading comprehension issues.

Banksters's picture

Obama says struggling over whether to intervene in Syria

 

 

 

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=301209

 



 

 

 


 


 



francis_sawyer's picture

Yeah, well all I know is this... All some elitist warmonger like Netanyahu or Barak has to do is open their piehole and issue an ACROSS THE BOARD policy shaping statement like that & the Jew controlled American MSM eats it up like candy (because it fits THEIR agenda)...

In two seconds it's all over EVERY newsfeed (TV & Print), & before anyone has time to actually "think for themselves", you have a whole nation full of CrockettAlmanacs that are goosestepping to the beat & who are otherwise incapable of thinking their way out of a paper fucking bag...

Ima anal sphincter's picture

francis..... I'm not one of "you homo's" and I'm not going to touch you, but I'm really liking you. Keep "up" the good work.

Totentänzerlied's picture

Junked you for character assassination. The sentiment of the rest of your post is, that aside, mine as well.

francis_sawyer's picture

It wasn't as much of a 'character assasination' as it might have appeared on the surface...

~~~

Crockett likes to feign indignance by threatening to 'leave' ZH every 5 seconds if he doesn't like the tone of the comments (like anyone really gives a shit if he leaves, OR, if francis_sawyer leaves, for that matter)...

The last time he pulled that shit was about a week ago (& I know it's been burning up inside of him, so it's FUN to pull his chain and draw him back in to FIGHT CLUB)... I happen to 'like' the Crockett's of the world... They're useful because different viewpoints add context to any argument... In te end, I say "let the people decide for themselves" what they believe... Crockett thinks that opposing viewpoints should be moderated out of existence...

Anyway ~ I've had a 'shadow junker' trailing my every comment [even the most inane thing] all week... There's a string of comments on the 'Anonymous' [FIRST] thread that illustrate this perfectly... I have a notion as to who that might have been... 

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

 

Crockett likes to feign indignance by threatening to 'leave' ZH every 5 seconds if he doesn't like the tone of the comments (like anyone really gives a shit if he leaves, OR, if francis_sawyer leaves, for that matter)...

The last time he pulled that shit was about a week ago (& I know it's been burning up inside of him, so it's FUN to pull his chain and draw him back in to FIGHT CLUB)

 

Yes, you successfully baited me. I did resolve to stop posting here once and once only. If you can find another example, I'll send you twenty "JOOBUX." Otherwise admit your lie.

Gotta learn to just read the articles (best on the 'net) and stop scrolling down.

francis_sawyer's picture

send me gold & patch for the boat... Only send me JOOBUX if you hate me, because they're a constant reminder to me that it's all just a bunch of DEBT that some people are using to screw over most everyone else...

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture
Your lies are as transparent as ever francis. Why do you have to be an impediment to rational discussion? Could it be that you want to obfuscate actual crimes committed by some Jewish individuals in a smokescreen of hate against all Jewish individuals including Mises, Rothbard and Rand?

 

Here's a sampling of what francis_sawyer calls "CrockettAlmanacs that are goosestepping to the beat:"

 

Israel Breaks Ceasefire for a Third Time, but Don’t Worry, It’s a Rare Incident

December 23rd, 2012

 

Israel Breaks Ceasefire Again

December 1st, 2012

 

Israel First to Violate Ceasefire

November 23rd, 2012

 

As Not Seen on TV — Israeli Attacks US Embassy in Tel Aviv

November 21st, 2012

 

Tell Everyone You Know

November 21st, 2012

 

Israel is Killing My Friends

Monday, May 31st, 2010

 

 

Still waiting for the Tylers to bag that idiot and his "JOOBUX" disinformation campaign. Apparently he likes JP Morgan's EPISCOOPALIANBUX more than the sound money advocated by the JOO Mises. It's incomprehesible to me that the francis fan club finds that sort of thing to be clever or intelligent and that the Tylers don't take action to preserve the integrity of their site.

 

j0nx's picture

Don't you worry your little head about what action the Tylers take and against whom they take it. That's not for the likes of you to decide. Move along.

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

You aid the Zionists by supporting francis_sawyer's HATE ALL JOOS campaign. You are helping Netanyahu, Barak, Mossad and the IDF. The francis_saywers are exactly the kind of people that megaphone seeks to incite as it creates the impression that those who criticize Israel are maniacs.

I have more or less moved on. I still read the articles here every day but the insanity in the comments has become too much. And I discovered that there's a whole world out there when one doesn't post on ZH ten hours a day. I only chimed in today because francis saw fit to attack me for my rational explorations of Zionist crimes. You see, unless one raves like a lunatic, it doesn't advance francis_sawyer's agenda.

francis_sawyer's picture

There you go again Crockett... You just don't understand, do you?... You think this is all about religion... You're a self proclaimed 'atheist', so why should you fucking care?

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This isn't about religion... Instead ~ it's about a TRIBE of folks that consider it their destiny to LORD OVER the rest of humanity [which is a notion that I come down firmly against]... That mission is [& has been] accomplished in many different ways [& has many clever disguises, includng your friend Mises]...

It is not francis_sawyer that ascribes these characteristics, they boast about it themselves... They wear it like a badge of honor...

As for the Tylers, they can do whatever they want... If I were to post comments on HuffPo, or anywhere else, they would be moderated out in two seconds flat [I've seen it happen]... So if ZH is interested in becoming HuffPo, or otherwise, believes that censorship is the key to truth, then that's their prerogative...

Furthermore ~ it is you who characterize my comments as a HATE ALL JOOS campaign... Clearly that's not the case I have published comments to that effect... It is therefore YOU who are blind to the truth [& clearly outraged that everybody doesn't goosestep along with your rhetoric on the subject, whic happens to be a bit overdone on the whole]...

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

Perhaps you're correct. Rationally cataloging specific Zionist crimes may be "overdone." And perhaps your method of ranting about "JOOBUX" and how the JEWS are watering down the beer is the way to sway opinion away from the Zionists. The recent crop of ZH commenters seem to prefer your methods. I'm willing to concede defeat in this venue as it is currently constituted.

If you should Beetlejuice me again I'll try harder to resist the temptation to right your errors. Wish me luck.

francis_sawyer's picture

Crockett ~ to be clear, let me cite the following example... Upstairs I typed:

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"All some elitist warmonger like Netanyahu or Barak has to do is open their piehole and issue an ACROSS THE BOARD policy shaping statement like that & the Jew controlled American MSM eats it up like candy (because it fits THEIR agenda)..."

I'd characterize that more as a factual statement than a HATE ALL JOOS campaign... It is a fact that 'American MSM' is largely controlled by Jews... I consider this to be unhealthy... NOT unhealthy BECAUSE they are Jews, but because I'd consider any small minority, which holds powerful opinion shaping tools in their hands, to be questioned... The closest reference to something like that happening would be 'Apartheid' [which, despite the fact that THE WORLD came down AGAINST it in South Africa, Israel openly practices with its treatment of the occupied territories]...

Aquarius's picture

Excellent and entirely relevant response Sir.

How do these morons have the gall to utter such vile filth and more, expect people to believe them?

...

 

JOYFUL's picture

Unfortunately, Barak, the venal ventriloquist of the viperous villain-state, speaks through his dummy -Barrack- for the majority consensus of mind-controlled minions who will buy anything the complicit media sells - lock, stock and barrel.

In this particular case, a transparent exericse in preparing the ground for a  sionist 'surgical strike' upon Iran, which will induce the appropriate retaliatory response from the Persians, at which point the crybaby bully of the middle-eastern sandbox will run to it's Merikan media machine and scream for all out payback - after engineering another blatant 9-11 style terror attack upon the Merikan heartland.

Troupes of dancing Israeli artistic moving company and airport security personnel are waiting to take your call right now Natty! So don't wait -unleash full scale nuklear destruction upon both West and East today! Because tomorrow may be too late for the silly talmudist plan to crush goydom under it's heel forever! Pick up the phone and dial 1-900-bnai-brith now!

yogibear's picture

 Ehud Barak, speaking in Davos, does not believe any military operation against Iran would devolve into a "full fledged war the size of the Iraqi war"

Perfect diversion for Obama, Bernanke and the Fed. That should re-direct attention for the next 10 years. The Fed can print and the US can end up with a $35 trillion dollar deficit.

If China gets involved, backing up it's promise to back Iran it could be a game changer. Then Russia could also join in.

Bunker Boy's picture

"Israel is a cancer that must be extinguished"- Ahmadinejad

Israel: Remember the Holocaust  and act accordingly.

THX 1178's picture

People remember the holocaust. They remember concentration camps. No extermination camps though. We had concentration camps here in America for pete's sake. We had another word for them though.

Savyindallas's picture

gas  chambers are a fabrication - post war propaganda. The victors write history  -makes you have to seriously ask who the victors of WW2 really were - not America or Americans it would seem. 

JoeSexPack's picture

Holocaust?

 

You mean USSR kommisar Lazar Kaganovich, born a Jew, that killed 8 million Ukrainians?

 

Or Naftaly Frenkel, architect of the GULAG & born a Jew, that killed a few million more Soviets in Kolyma's gold mines?

 

NKVD chief Genrikh Yagoda, born a Jew, Stalin's early hit man that locked away millions on false charges?

 

Slave-master Matvei Davidovich Berman that worked 10's of thousands of GULAG prisoners to death building the White Sea Canal, etc?

 

That Holocaust? Just checking.

otto skorzeny's picture

don't forget the vendee genocide in france-but as schoolkids in the US all know-there was only THE Holocaust

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Nobody talks about that stuff, jews started communism.

otto skorzeny's picture

alot of that blame rests with the German Army High command for putting that shit-stirrer lenin on an express train from switzerland to russia to hasten the end of WWI- the rest is history

Randall Cabot's picture

Actually that was done at the urging of Max Warburg.

Random's picture

Jesuits acting via jews proxy started the communism, fixed it for you. The jesuits used the jews for the dirty work knowingly that the fuckers hate so much the goyim that they'll show no mercy (and the scum showed none).

Curiously_Crazy's picture

To right.. I said the same thing above but was to slack to include references.

Cheers

ShrNfr's picture

Oddly, I have 42 volumes of that "fabrication" which records the "Trial of the Major War Criminals" at Nuremburg. Quite a few shelf feet of it from 1947 and what not. I have also talked to rather unimportant camp survivors. I assure you that the gas chambers were most real.