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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cherry picker's picture

I am tired of all the bull shit.  Like the islands China and Japan are fighting over, North Korea's quagmire, Palestinian ghettos, Iranian sanctions and a whole lot more.

They say it is much easier to move a stubborn burro by offering it a carrot, not whipping it.

There isn't one country willing to take the steps for peace, they are all to busy taking.

Try a few carrots, it may go a whole lot easier.

otto skorzeny's picture

peace doesn't enrich northrop-grumman and JPChase and the members of congress

The Gooch's picture

K- Street digs the fine wine only.


AllWorkedUp's picture

When is the U.S. going to rid ourselves of these parasites?

Frozen IcQb's picture

When the US WW2 debt repayment to J.P Morgan and Rothchild loans are discharged ( never) and protection is part of the settlement.

Both the US and UK borrowed heavily to finance World War 2. At the end of the war, England was bankrupt with the Pound worth next to nothing.  The US fared a bit better having received UK's Gold throughout the war as payment for assistance. However, both Countries were left with strong military and naval strength and lots of debt. Either it was suggest by the US & UK to pay in Real Estate or it was demanded by the creditors is unknown.

What is known is the location to take possession: i.e. a small track of land deep in the Mediterranean's Eastern seaboard and close proximity to a future canal that could link East to West. All that was required was a good excuse to populate the Promised Land.

It’s considerably cheaper to repay a debt with someone else’s land than to use your own money. The rest is history. 

francis_sawyer's picture

The problem NOW is that now that the little shits have their foot wedged into the door, the Suez Canal ain't good enough anymore... They want to expand all the way to the Tigris/Euphrates...

Dr. Engali's picture

"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."

A surgical military operation? I wonder how many civilian deaths we won't hear about from this one.

otto skorzeny's picture

would an iranian "surgical" strike on some fat tankers in the straights of hormuz and saudi refineries do much for the price of oil?

lolmao500'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"

OF course not, it'll be several times bigger.

lakecity55's picture

Yeah, thanks Barak #2, for thinking about the rest of us if you are wrong, assholio.

AldoHux_IV's picture

So they're making a sequel to Iraq, [in movie premiere guy's voice] but this time's it's surgical bibi.

The first one sucked, can we just watch "When Obama Met Bernanke" I'm in the mood for a romcom. /sarc

JR's picture

This is post-election (Israeli parliamentary elections) cover for Netanyahu’s stand down on earlier bragging that Israel could take care of the Iranian program itself, if necessary.

Pressure to build a coalition in Israel which is less militant means Bibi has to switch responsibility for his perceived Iranian “problem” to Obama. 

helping_friendly_book's picture

I wish I were  a really hot Israeli girl. I would fuck him and then poison his coffee. BeBe is a lunatic.

Long Petrobas.

Time to load up for my Roth. Price is cheap and yields 5%.

Bear's picture

Thanks for the tip ... I like it

francis_sawyer's picture

How do you know he's in to chicks [& not goats]?...

helping_friendly_book's picture

Good point! So I might lure him with a goat and promise a three way before I poison his coffee. He is probably queer.

General Decline's picture

I'm thinkin he's into little boys like the other luciferians.

squexx's picture

Think of what a much nicer world it would be without that shitty little country and the Satanic Tribe infesting it were removed once and for all!

Raymond Reason's picture

A new Tribe from a different gene pool would fill thier shoes.  The collective world dog needs to learn how wag its own tail. Ha!

Monedas's picture

CNN is complicit with the Syrian rebels .... in greatly exagerating civilian deaths .... by at least 10% !  This annoys me .... and detracts from my basket fuck .... in Haifa .... with a hot little Syrian refugee .... the Palestinian whores have priced themselves out of the market .... they're as stuck up as the Israeli bitches !

joego1's picture

$o we finally have Israel explaining American foreign policy to the rest of the world. Translation from Hebrew "WE ARE GOINGNTO DRAG YOUR ASSES INTO WWIII BECAUSE IT IS YOUR FUCKING DESTINY"

cherry picker's picture

If God dictated this as destiny, WW111 and the end, you have to wonder which entity one should fear the most, God or Satan.

Maybe we should not give the God of the bible so much credit and look for peaceful means to end this.  I am sure it is possible.

john39's picture

What if Satan is pretending to be God? (in much of the OT for example). Impossible you say? Would explain why the 'god' of the old testament was such a blood thirsty monster... Even asking men to sacrifice their sons. Doesn't seem much like god to me. They Satan is a liar, what is the biggest lie that he could tell... Quite simple when you let yourself think logically and not let the horror of it cloud your thinking.

john39's picture

And what if certain groups have known this all along, and decided to play along, in exchange for certain favors, knowledge and power...

Raymond Reason's picture

You're getting paranoid.  It was God who sacrificed His own son, He stayed Abram's hand.  You have to see the larger picture.  All of existence is a battle, always has been, and always will be until Judgement, virtue against cunning.  The Theotokos, Mother of God, had to be 100% human, untainted by nephilim genes, to provide Christ's 23 human chromosomes.  Nephilim being the hybrid offspring of Satan's co-conspirators, the so called Sons of God, with the "daughters of men",  who conspired to prevent the incarnation of the Christ, their doom, through a cunning plan to pervert the gene pool.  What you perceive as "bloodthirstiness", is a theater of battle to preserve the human race from the abomination of "hybrid" genes, in order to fulfill human destiny of salvation through the birth of the Savior.   

Sparkey's picture

Another defination of Insanity, reading Reason's post and thinking it't true, On another topic for the religious people, it is often said that; "Jesus Died for You", so that you wouldn't have to die, if Jesus hadn't died for us would he still be alive? or would he have died from pld age like the rest of us? That really was a sacrifice, if he hadn't died for us he might be down at Duncan Donuts right now drinking a coffee and reading the paper!-- Wadda you think?

Raymond Reason's picture

As a man, Jesus was destined to die, either by violence or the ravages of age.  Not long ago you would have been thought insane, to deny your own eyes, and think matter is 99.99999% space. 

newengland's picture

The Christian concept of God is goodness. I am sorry for other people's troubles. Their troubles, not mine or my Constitution's.

Monedas's picture

A nice "Crusade" would get Obama and Bernanke off the hook .... from the coming collapse .... I think it's a done deal ... enjoy !

lolmao500's picture

The only crusade I will support is the one against the banksters and the statists.

Bear's picture

United States has "prepared quite sophisticated, fine, extremely fine, scalpels,"

Damn, leave it to Obama, the Peacemonger, to be writing the new book on war. This guy is everywhere

lolmao500's picture

Yeah he'll only invade 35 African countries + send more troops in Asia to take on China + send more troops in Europe to take on Russia + invade the last countries (Lebanon/Iran) that haven't been invaded in the middle-east yet, everyone else is either a puppet or in war (Syria)... then there are the ones that could at any time blow up (Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Yemen)...

The whole fucking world is a mess and Obama (and NATO as a whole) is making sure to start fires everywhere so WW3 can break out so his masters (the banksters) can finish their plan of world depopulation leading to a world government...


One thing is sure, the next few years are gonna be FUCKING NASTY.

tony bonn's picture

that stupid picture of netanyahu showing a diagram of a bomb to his access journalism reporters (or whoever it is) looks more like wylie e coyote explaining to the roadrunner how he is going to blow him up.

this war is all about oil and the continuance of the petro dollar - nothing else.....and why should the usa care about iran's nuclear weapons? it has never used one. but the bush crime syndicate cia used them to destroy the world trade center on 9/11/2001.

Things that go bump's picture

I know it is politically incorrect to mention this, but weren't those Saudi nationals?

newengland's picture

Al CIA-da. The Nazi imports to the USA after WWII.

francis_sawyer's picture

 "weren't those Saudi nationals?"


Yeah ~ they PROVED IT by finding a pristine passport in the rubble that one of them must have tossed out of his pocket just before the fireball ignited... What a stroke of luck THAT was!... It was a shame though that they left their Qu'rans in the strip club... Anyway, case closed!

General Decline's picture

Why would they choose to have these made up enemies to be from Saudi? If they wanted to bomb Afghanistan and Iraq, why wouldn't the tell us the "hijackers" we're from one of those countries?

newengland's picture

Ignore paedophile Barak, the Davos Trilateral Commission freak, friends of child sex traffiker Epstein, the friend of Bill Clinton and the Queen's favorite son, 'Prince' Andrew.

Natanyahu is trying to defend his people, as his brother did. Central banksters are using Israel as they use everyone.  We live in dangerous times.

q99x2's picture

Dude better come up with a K-Monel dome if he expects to defend against China.

Monedas's picture

The Saudi royal family is descended from Jewish patriarchs !

newengland's picture

Al-CIAda is descended from Nazis. Focus on that. Paedophile Barak and the Trilateral Commission Davos men are old news, 20th century failures.

john39's picture

Very true, which is why isreal never objects to massive arms sales from the US to the Saudis... Keeping it all in the family... Crime family that is.

Mark Noonan's picture

The curious thing is that Obama might agree to some air strikes against Iran - he seems to like that kind of "war" as it keeps him detached from the consequences and Congress will never call him on it.  On the other hand, Obama appears to believe that Iran is supposed to be our he might hold off, hoping that Iran's first nuclear test will occur on January 21st, 2017...

john39's picture

Obama reads a script... He is not making the call. Unknown men, deep in bunkers. Nothing much is real these days, all designed to confound.

Monedas's picture

Freeing the slaves .... was a case of .... extreme "Mission Creep" .... to justify .... after the fact .... an ugly federal government .... power grab .... over the southern states .... uglier than anything King George did .... learn to hate the federal government .... think Frank, Dodd, Carter, Clinton, Pelosi, Feinstein, Janet Reno, Gloria Allred .... think Civil War and Waco .... lovely people !

AgAu_man's picture

The US will pay the price for the Surgical Blowback, for doing Israel's dirty work and not heeding Washington's warning about avoiding "foreign entanglements".  What's to keep the Iranians from buying the HW from N.K. and then making multiple deliveries?  Or -- worse still -- from switching to BIO-weapons.  The incentive or ROI for all this "running interference" is... what???  Dumb-ass Mutherfarkers at DOD, SD, WH and the Hill!

No, the only real solution is to put a short leash on the Neocons here and the ultra-consvervatives in Israel., and to railroad a 2-state solution.  That would remove the entire military incentive for the Palestinians, and Iranians.  Unfortunately for the MIC and IDF, it would also mean fewer revolving doors between the Mil and Gov jobs, and a bunch of pink slips for active personnel and "contractors".  Welcome to U6 hell, assholes!

newengland's picture

These endless wars are unconstitutional, immoral, unethical. It is only people of the old hateful world that drag the Republic of the USA into their old world problems.

end the fed.

newengland's picture

All this bull$hit is greed that fails. In Iraq - the war won in the minds of politicos and their dupes - the war goes on, most so this week.

The Kurd Sunni President is ill in a Frankfurt hospital, and his rival Prime Minister unleashed his armed forces upon the people this week. Killed them. Iraq is on the verge of open civil war again, despite all the blood and money poured into it from the Western people.

Only the central banksters and freaks like pedophile Barak, friend of child sex traffiker Epstein,  profit from this misery. They are psychopathic freaks.

cherry picker's picture

Picture reminds me of Colin Powell's presentation which enabled the attack on an innocent country.  There were no WMDs found.  Saddam denied he had them.

Iran denies they are building a bomb.

Yet these pictures show us they are building a nuke, with a round body and a fuse.

Who do you believe, the fellow holding the picture or the fellow who denies he is building a bomb, and even if they had a bomb, doesn't mean they would use it.