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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economics9698's picture

Yes they were and so was the Holodomor.  When will the Holodomor be taught in American schools?

Colonel Klink's picture

Never!  Just like how our financial system works.  It'll never be honestly taught in school.  If it were, there'd be riots tomorrow.

Randall Cabot's picture

"The gas chambers were real." Yes, they were real good at killing lice.

ShrNfr's picture

Sorry that I have to spoil your little conspiracy theory. But they were real. If you can come up with around $75 a volume, you can get the entire set in one shot here: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=8555662242&searchurl=so... I built mine out of a set missing a number of volumes by hunting down the ones I did not have. I will not bother to debate this. All I know is that if what you say is true, I sure do hope to come back as one. Those guys must be real, real, real, real, powerful to be kicked out of every country they have ever been in as peasants and yet control the world. But ok, carry on. No debate.

awakening's picture

If it was so real why the need to actively defend it from being questioned?

Or did I imagine them writing several laws against such on the books and using such against the likes of David Irving.

francis_sawyer's picture

I'm not as complicated as any of you people debating the 'Holocaust'... It's impossible to deny SOMETHING happened... The 'extent' of what happened [or the exact motives of the perps] is hard to determine... In a very loosely related way, it's kind of like 9/11... A bunch of forensic evidence scattered all over the place yet no firm conclusions... All I know is that there are two buildings that aren't there anymore, & the US has been actively killing Middle Easterners ever since... The "targets" of the aforementioned 'Middle Easterners', to my knowledge, do not happen to be Israelis...

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"kicked out of every country they have ever been in"... Now THAT is an interesting piece of rhetoric... If true ~ it begs the question... WHY?

mvsjcl's picture

Three buildings directly destroyed.

Zwelgje's picture

google David Cole, and put those volumes in your ass. bitch.

General Decline's picture

Volumes? Well then it must be true. Everbdy knows that the winners don't write the history books. History is self-writing.

Random's picture

Were those gas chambers used for mass killing (or for any killing for that matter)? If you say "yes" i call bullshit. If you answer "no" what do you have to stand on, the affidavits of the Nuremberg trials?

otto skorzeny's picture

Good to see mossad is spreading their bullshit on ZH

Bunker Boy's picture

To all you sickos who denude yourselves of history's reality, with the United State's record of evidence of the period, of the Nuremberg trials, of the tens of thousands of pictures, of the corpses stacked like cordwood, of the Nazi movies, of there proscribed measures in inumerable videographic and published records, of the crematoriums, of the video-logs, of the  US soldiers experiences of coming upon these camps, and yet you refuse to believe: you are self-deluding, willingly and complicit both what happened and what is happening today? Reap the whirlwind.

The same fate is  sure to fall upon you and your own. Willfully blind, willfully contaminated with the same sickness which affected the Nazis. Your putrid hatred will earn their same end. And yet the Lord's chosen will still remain long after you see the grave. Yahveh is King of King, and Lord of Lords! His Kingdom, and His People, Have Overcome! Hallelujah!!!

francis_sawyer's picture

How long u been cooped up down there in that BUNKER there BOY?... Time to come out for some fresh air & sunshine... [Quick! Before your heroes start launching nukes]...

Bunker Boy's picture

That's all you got to what was said? A play on my name? Really? P-a-t-h-e-t-i-c.  I should hope all who come against Israel the same. Yet we  know God's Word: "If Yah be for us, who can be against us!" Your friends will do better, but with the same effect. You have come to the God of the Universe, and your punyiness is as the wind. You are nothing to the King of the Universe, the Creator of all things, the God of Israel and His People. Israel is the apple of His eye, His eternal longing, His Bride. Come against her, maggot, at your peril.

francis_sawyer's picture

Yeah whatever...

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I'm not much interested in this religious bullshit... What I can say [based on pure logic] is this... If someone so firmly believes that God is on their side, then there should be no need to go around stirring up shit because you don't happen to like other people...

& if you think that God is going to come to the rescue of your people, you might want to keep in mind that he might be pretty busy... Cause everytime I'm banging some chick, she's always screaming his name out...

john39's picture

God says zionists can murder and steal? Confused at best. Surely a god that created all would not side with one small group of humanity, tell them they were special, and back them as they oppressed other humans.... That sounds a bit more like quite a different entity entirely.

RichardP's picture

Surely a god that created all would not side with one small group of humanity ...

Still thinking that God has to fit into your concept of him, eh?  Are you able to imagine something that is so vast you can't even begin to imagine all of it?  Or is it the case that, if you don't understand it, it doesn't exist?  Genuine questions.  Not trying to be mean here.

francis_sawyer's picture

God must exist because the bankers told everyone that they were doing "God's Work"...

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in that case ~ God must really HATE me...

Colonel Klink's picture

Oh but they're the chosen people and we're just goyim (cattle).  Or so their book teaches.

Eally Ucked's picture

"You are nothing to the King of the Universe, the Creator of all things, the God of Israel and His People. Israel is the apple of His eye, His eternal longing, His Bride. Come against her, maggot, at your peril.

So why you need US and their scalpels?

JOYFUL's picture

,,,That's all you got to what was said?,,,

Stick around, sicko,

party jus gettin started!

General Decline's picture

"Yet we  know God's Word: "If Yah be for us, who can be against us!"

And you know these are God's chosen people how? Because they said so?

Lore's picture

What do you do for an encore?

Id fight Gandhi's picture

You believe this half cocked religious bullshit?

Christians don't even read their bible. They have no king but Ceasar. "His blood shall be on us and our children."

Curiously_Crazy's picture

"....of evidence of the period, of the Nuremberg trials, of the tens of thousands of pictures, of the corpses stacked like cordwood, of the Nazi movies,"

 

I think you'll find that most on here don't dispute the fact that an event happened, but more that the event itself has been exaggerated, overhyped and pushed apon us to the extreme.

Does the media cover the more than 1 million iraqi citizens killed due to the US occupation? does the media cover the turmoil that's currently going on in Tunisia or Libya? Not really hey... yet we are continually bombarded with 'holocaust this and holocaust that'.

It's sickening to be frank.

RichardP's picture

Check out Pol Pot.  On Wikipedia, not at your local kitchenware store.

Random's picture

The corpses were of the typhus victims and the skinny bodies of the inmates were due to starvation caused by the allied bombardments + the effects of typhus, but thanks for playing.

JOYFUL's picture

Don't worry, they already have!  Remember the Holocaust  and act accordingly. After a successful campaign to motivate Eastern European jewry to either move into the sionist socialist paradise in the sands of Arabia or die horribly at the hands of their mixed blooded SS henchmen * of the sionazi puppet state imposed upon Germany, the talmudist behemoth imported the same winning technique to israhell, where it uses similar persuasive techniques to convince Pelestinians to either move out of the sionist socialist paradise or die horribly at the hands of their mixed blooded henchmen of the IDF...

same ol same ol...

Bunkerboy, you don't need to worry about Ahmadinejad - the home team in tel aviv is gonna take care of that problem all by themselves!

*Eichmann et al...the enablers of the real masterracialists - Bunkieboy - read and copy to your files http://www.jewsnotzionists.org/holocaust-zionism.htm

reader2010's picture

Dick Cheney's Engery Task Force is back at work again.

squexx's picture

Maybe Dick Cheney was down there hunting!

AGuy's picture

Looks like the strike (via sabotage) already happened:

 

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/sabotage-key-iranian-nuclear-facility-hit/

"An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime."

dick cheneys ghost's picture

fuck you Bill Kristol and all ur neo-cons friends

ISEEIT's picture

Just don't blame the leftist idiots who herded you morons into buying into the obama cult..Right smart guy?

otto skorzeny's picture

so you assume that a hatred of Neocons means a love of all things lefty-try again douche nozzle

Savyindallas's picture

who takes this warmongering satanist seriously? Nobobody should. May he soon join his Lucifer in the very special place prepared for him in Hell.  And may all the stupid zio-Christian Israel worshiping A-holes join him

Raymond Reason's picture

Let's not forget that neither Orthodox Christians, Eastern Catholics, most(many) Western Catholics, nor certain Protestants denominations such as Presbyterian, give quarter to Zionist Jews.

cxl9's picture

"Surgical military strike"?

Measure with a micrometer. Mark with chalk. Cut with an axe.

illyia's picture

This is junk. All of it. Big power players messing around with little people's lives so their "great" nation can stay "great".

It will have the desired effect because the little people cannot do a thing about it. But it is still junk. A whole lot of fodder for history. Too bad that none of these players are trying to actually solves the problems they have brought about. Things that the little people they claim to serve would actually benefit from.

But then, that is the whole point of the game... isn't it. Report from Iron Mountain is looking more real by the day...

Lore's picture

Focus on the language. "Scalpel" is glib. Glibness is an indication of BS.

The term "Scalpel" is selected for its medical connotation.  Who uses a scalpel in a medical setting?  A surgeon is one who we assume to be professional; precise; specially trained; capable of analyzing and assessing a situation and acting in your best interest without your necessary understanding. Above all, a surgeon is one who acts and speaks with AUTHORITY. We trust the WISDOM of a surgeon's decisions. It's an article of FAITH.  (The same technique is used by would-be "Global Warming" technocrats to suppress what they cleverly label "DENIAL.") Simply put, the morally transcendant doctor is in, with scalpel in hand. Do not question the good doctor.

PHYSICIAN! HEAL THYSELF. 

The timing is interesting. Maybe some milestone is near in the Eastern project to replace the SWIFT system

THY WILL BE DONE. 

A lot of careers are on the line -- not to mention lives!  A good doctor knows his own limitations.

otto skorzeny's picture

the iron dome will shoot down hundreds of missiles just like our patriot missile batteries did in desert storm-oh wait-that's right they never shot down one. net-a-yoyo- a wanna-be badass little hebe(like bloomberg and twinkle-toes rahm) as long as uncle sam has his back

Colonel Klink's picture

I've always preferred Nutty-Yahoo!

Ineverslice's picture

 

Can't build a car worth a damn.....but we sure can bomb the fuck out of BROWN people pretty good!

Raymond Reason's picture

"Killing is our business....and business is good."

holdbuysell's picture

These are the means justifying the ends of protecting the petrodollar for as long as possible.

http://www.graystatemovie.com/

Seasmoke's picture

Let's get it on.

mvsjcl's picture

Boris and Natasha, if I'm not mistaken.