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Only ‘the nuclear option’ can work against Iran, former IDF chief says

Only ‘the nuclear option’ can work against Iran, former IDF chief says

Dan Halutz tells the Sunday Times,‘I hope Bibi is not mad enough to think about it’

November 11, 2012, 2:42 pm

Israeli leaders have concluded that conventional air strikes would be insufficient in curbing Iran’s nuclear program, leaving only a deployment of either tactical nuclear weapons or ground forces, according to a report in the British Sunday Times.

“The only way to finish off Iran’s nuclear program is by using the nuclear option,” said IDF Chief of General Staff Dan Halutz, the only named source quoted by the report. “But I hope Bibi [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] is not mad enough to think about it.”

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Israel shakes a big stick.

Too bad the stick is ours. Reading between the lines they appear to be saying "Without the US ground forces, we cannot beat Iran and will have no choice but to Nuke them, because we don't want to have allot of casualties and lose".Unspoken - US you don't want us to Nuke someone because you didn't help do you?

If we cut ties with them they would not make threats to anyone except the poor palestinians. If they made a move against Iran without us they would likley be overrun.


this man is talking out of both sides of his mouth!

May he (and 'Bibi') develop emerods.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

What a Huge

...potentially life changing (for the world) topic that is emalvini. I only hope that the lies become transparent. I like reading Information Clearinghouse for articles exposing the other side of the propaganda machine.

This blog which still is described as "inspired by Ron Paul" now has P for Peace (non-intervention unless our shores (not the elites' monetary interests) are in danger. I like to think Dr. Paul would like that very much.

This article is frightening. The political climate is frightening. I hope it is posturing. It may not be.

We have done much harm to innocent people in the Middle East. Will it end before it is too late? The "world" keeps happening as we lament who is President, discuss who ought to be President, etc.

I take to heart the primary issues to me: Peace au (the economy) and Love (respect for everyone who shared the planet and for each other on this blog.) Thank you for the article. Keep posting what you feel is relevant even if it seems to go unnoticed. To me, this is something we all should stay on top of and courageously present another side to all those who catch the "fear bug" from the media and the self-interest groups...politicians included.