The British Sunday Times reported Sunday that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has ordered the IDF to prepare to attack Iran's nuclear facilities at the end of March 2006, after Israeli intelligence supposedly discovered a number of secret uranium enrichment sites that were disguised as civilian buildings.The idea that Israel is not considering and making plans to stop the Iranian threat is laughable. The idea that they shouldn't be making these very plans is also laughable.
The article claimed that "military sources" have revealed that "Israel's armed forces have been ordered by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran."
The Sunday Times said that Israel had established an intelligence base in northern Iraq, and had even sent forces into Iran. The article also reported that ever since Sharon gave his order last week, IDF "special units" have been on high alert.
In response to the Sunday Times article, Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad, head of the Defense Ministry's foreign policy department, said in an interview to Israel Radio that while a military operation against Iran's nuclear facilities could not be ruled out, Israel was a partner in international diplomatic efforts to address the threat from Teheran.
Iran wants to wipe Israel off the map, and the UN seems to support the wiping of Israel off the map, and the EU, for a number of cultural and political reasons, is doing the same thing. And America, once Israel's biggest protector and friend, cannot be counted on either, at least any farther in the future than the next election cycle.
If your closest neighbors hate you, your friends back peddle, the overseer shrugs and turns away, and your most vitriolic enemy is out frantically trying to obtain the weapon to use on you, what would you do?