Ehud Barak: “Nuclear weapons in Iran are a central threat” + Sirens go off in Israel for war on Iran

Propaganda Alert

compiled by Cem Ertür
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
16 February, 2009

1) “Nuclear weapons in Iran are a central threat”
2) Sirens go off in Israel for war on Iran
3) ElBaradei: Ignoring Israel undermines NPT

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“Without a doubt, nuclear weapons in Iran are a central threat to world order; it creates the possibility of a massive nuclear arming of the entire Middle East, and it can, if and when it ripens, be an existential threat to the State of Israel”

[Defense Minister Ehud Barak, IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) Senior Command Forum, 16 February 2009] [1]

“This year needs to be a year with maximal readiness for security challenges if required”

[Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) Senior Command Forum, 16 February 2009] [1]

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http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=85854&sectionid=351020202

excerpt from: Sirens go off in Israel for war on Iran

Press TV, 16 February 2009

An Israeli defense strategy report for 2009 has tasked the military with making preliminary preparations for launching a war against Iran.

An annual defense work plan presented to Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Gabi Ashkenazi for the year 2009 describes Iran as “the No.1 threat the IDF is now preparing for.”

Citing Iran as “a threat to Israel’s existence,” the report tasks the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) with reinforcing its strategic aerial capabilities, while zooming in on the development of “remote-piloted vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles”, as well as “infrastructural investments in intelligence and communications devices.”

The IDF has also been required to enhance the ground forces’ readiness by increasing the level of training for the army and reserve troops.

The work plan also reveals an approximate $370 million budget deficit for the Israeli army and adds that the funds required to address the change in military priorities will be provided via various government bureaus.

The report comes in support of long-standing talks running hot and cold about an Israeli military strike on Iran.

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“What compounds the problem is that the nuclear non-proliferation regime has lost its legitimacy in the eyes of Arab public opinion because of the perceived double-standards concerning Israel, the only state in the region outside the NPT and known to possess nuclear weapons.”

[Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei, International Herald Tribune, 16 February 2009] [2]

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Notes:

[1] “Nuclear weapons in Iran are a central threat”
IDF Official Website, 16 February 2009
http://dover.idf.il/IDF/English/News/today/09/02/1601.htm

[2] ElBaradei: Ignoring Israel undermines NPT
Press TV, 16 February 2009
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=85865&sectionid=351020202

see

U.S. Now Sees Iran as Pursuing Nuclear Bomb + US Intel Confirms Iran Not Developing Nukes + Obama’s Press Conference

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Nukes

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Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Occupation

2 responses to “Ehud Barak: “Nuclear weapons in Iran are a central threat” + Sirens go off in Israel for war on Iran

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