Published on Jun 19, 2012
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Netanyahu Government got No Right to play with the Lives of others especially the American Ones!
“Saving one life is to save humanity itself”- Kofi Annan
Defence Minister Ehud Barak has gone so far as to predict that “maybe not even 500 civilians” would die in the wake of a pre-emptive strike on Iran. Fewer than 50 Israeli civilians died in the 2006 Lebanon war and the 2008-2009 Gaza Strip conflict.
Does this mean that 500 deaths could be the deciding factor that justifies PM Netanyahu’s aggression against Iran and gives the Netanyahu government the legal and moral right to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran?
Has the Netanyahu government ever considered that it is not their own children’s lives they are playing with, but many others. They take the lives of their own Israeli citizens very lightly. It is like a computer war game they are playing and have been playing all along with the lives of the others and especially the American ones (the world has been blind to it, but perhaps they will awaken soon). But this time they have decided to go it alone no matter what the consequences! And they care nothing for the lives of others that they might sacrifice for own self-serving interests.
Will the America government, American Jews and the Israeli Jews continue to play along with the Netanyahu government and their dangerous game? There is no winner in sight and nothing but more heartache and a never-ending spiral of hatred.
My version after the preemptive strike in Iran – http://palestinebedrockoftheworld.com/scenario-after-pre-emptive-strike-in-iran/
Netanyahu & Erhud Barak version – “Israel ponders fallout of an attack on Iran.”
The question of what would follow a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities is becoming ever more central to both public and private discussions in Israel, suggesting that its security elite is now looking well beyond the initial operation to evaluating a strategy for the fallout.
There is a gathering view, expressed with growing insistence by senior officials, that the resulting conflict would be a price worth paying.
An increasing tough-talking Israel is threatening to take military action, with-or without support from the United States, if the Iranians continue to defy pressure to curb their contested projects.”
“The issue today is less the (military) option itself. The real debate is what happens the day after,” said Mr Michael Herzog, a one-time head of strategic planning for the Israeli armyu.
“The No.1 discussion is what happens once the military option is applied. We are assuming the Iranians will respond violently but what kind of escalation will we have?”
Iran has warned that it will strike back if it comes under fire and military planners in Israel think its allies, ost notably Hizbollah in Lebanon, will probably leap into the fray.
Teheran has an unknown number of ballistic missiles that could reach Israel, while Hizbollah holds up to 50,000 rockets, some of which could undoubtedly hit densely populated Tel Aviv.
But some local experts, perhaps looking to calm a jittery domestic audience, are questioning how much damage Iran and its proxies could inflict, suggesting that Israel’s growing anti-missile defence shield should provide strong cover.
“The apocalyptic predictions of what will happen if Israel attacks Iran should be moderated,” former national security adviser Giora Eiland told Israel Radio this week.
Ironically, the Arab Spring may also limit the damage.
Israeli Leaders have viewed with alarm the tumult that has swept the Middle east, fearing the upheavals will leave it ever more isolated and bring greater instability to the region.
But the civil strife in Syria may remove any chance of Damascus rallying to Iran’s side, with President Bashar al-Assad too distracted by his own difficulties to help anyone else.
“The possible of Syria falling under the bus for Iran was never likely and it is even more probable now that Syria will stay out: said Mr. Amos Yadlin, a former chief and head of the Institute for National Security Studies.
The chaos in Syria could also disrupt Hizbollah’s supply lines, with much of its arms probably transiting Syrian land.
Some analysts have even wondered if Hizbollah would opt to sit on the sidelines and preserve its strength.
Without being entirely sure, Israel is working on the assumption that Hizbollah will get involved, regardless.
“The Iranians gave them all these rockets so they would be prepared for exactly this sort of scenario. To assume they would do nothing is giving ourselves too much of a break,” said Me Herzog, who is an international fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East policy.
Hamas is another story. A long-standing ally of both Syria and Iran, it stepped back from the two during the Arab Spring and aligned itself more closely with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, making its participation in a war unlikely.
No one expects similar restraint from Iran and some foresee years of overt and covert hostilities in the event of an attack.
“We face a war for generations to come, which would be justified only if we are really convinced that the future of Israel was in danger, “said Me Yehuda Lancry, a former Israeli ambassador to France and the United nations.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has repeated equated Iran’s nuclear programme with the Nazi Holocaust, making clear he sees it as an existential struggle – one Israel can win.
Defence Minister Ehud Barak has gone so far as to predict that “maybe not even 500” civilians would die in the wake of a strike on Iran. Fewer than 50 Israeli civilians died in the 2006 Lebanon war and 2008-2009 Gaza Strip conflict.
A lot could depend on the impact of the initial risk-filled assault. A comprehensive strike could cow Israel’s opponents. A botched effort would encourage them.
“It depends on how successful the Israeli operation would be. If it is very successful, it will not encourage (Hizbollah and) others to act, “said former chief Eiland.
In the meantime, world powers are putting pressure on Iran to come clean over its nuclear programme. The United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany demanded on Thursday that Teheran keep its promise to let international inspectors visit the Parchin military installation, where the United Nations nuclear watchdog believes explosives tests geared towards developing atomic bombs may have taken place.
The joint call demonstrated unusual unity among the powers on the issue before a planned revival of high level talks with Iran.
This was in the Reuters paper published on 10 March in the local paper Straits Times