Why is Israel suddenly moving very aggressively against Hamas in Gaza? They are targeting rocket launchers, leaders and ammo dumps. Maybe they are looking to knock out a Hamas retaliatory capability before the strike in Iran? Then they only have to deal with one front instead of two. For those of you who have contacted me in the past, I told many of you it would begin with an attack on Israel. Let they with whom I have shared some of this knowledge understand.
A senior Iranian commander has told Iranian state run television that a strike by Israel on Iran could trigger World War III. Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh who is responsible for the Iranian Republican Guard’s aerospace division told state-run television that an Israeli attack would provide Iran with an excuse to destroy Israel and establish a Palestinian homeland. As with previous commentary from Iranian military personnel, he indicated that they would also attack U.S. bases in the region should Israel attack them first. Indicating that Iran or Israel and the U.S. would not be fighting a war alone with Iran, he indicated that other interested countries would take sides, leading to a wider conflict. He also boasted that Iran would break the back of Israel in a military exchange in a day. “If the Zionists really do strike Iran, it would provide a historic opportunity for the Islamic Revolution to wipe them off the face of the earth.” Iran would then “reclaim the lands occupied by Israel for the Palestinians.””Our enemy will begin the war, but we will be the ones to end it,” he stated.
The Iranians have been busying identifying spy devices and explosives aimed at delaying their march towards developing a nuclear weapon. The Sunday Times is reporting that Iranian guards examined a rock near the formally secret Fordo complex where Iran is enriching uranium. It seems the rock was a listening device designed to tap into the Fordo complex computers and collecting the information for later use by its deployers. When the Iranians tried to examine it close, it exploded. Speaking of explosions, Iran accused German company Siemens of planting explosives in centrifuge parts they recently received. Suggesting that Siemens was in a plot to also disrupt their nuclear adventures. In a few more months, Iran will be beyond the point of no return in their ultimate ambition of having a nuclear weapon.
In a further example of Iran‘s defiance to imposed sanctions, Reuters is reporting today that Iran has added more enrichment centrifuges to its underground Fordo complex. This news, which is probably no surprise to Israel‘s intelligence resources, further increases the chances that Israel will not wait long before moving forward to disable Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Update: Iran has added more then 1,000 new centrifuges. Previous attempts to slow down Iran’s nuclear program, such as cybertattacks (code named Olympic Games) has slowed, but not stopped its progress. All diplomatic negotiations have come to a halt.
“All the threats currently being directed against the Israeli home front are dwarfed” by Iran‘s nuclear ambitions said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in live comments broadcast Sunday by Israeli media. The comments were made after a Sunday Israeli cabinet meeting. Intelligence information recently surfaced and was reported in Israeli newspaper that U.S. and Israeli intelligence had received information that Iran was much farther along then had initially been believed in their efforts to develop a nuclear warhead. Also recent intelligence reports confirmed suspicions that Iran’s ballistic missile technology was also significantly advanced than had been believed.
Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of current efforts by international negotiators to convince Iran to stop uranium enrichment activities. It is Israel’s and others position that Iran has been planning to use their enrichment technology to secretly build a nuclear weapon and that sanctions will not be sufficient to prevent Iran from reaching this goal. While the U.S. has remained a staunch supporter of the sanctions route, they have conceded that this route has been unsuccessful in getting Iran to stop its activities. Confounding and delaying an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear targets are polls that suggest 64% of Israeli’s don’t want to see a preemptive strike, lack of a coordinated strike with the U.S. and concerns over similar attacks that could be launched on Israel’s Dimona reactor.
We have previously predicted an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities occurring sometime between August – September of this year. However, U.S. elections pressure could delay this prediction to Feb-April 2013.
In a planned announcement designed to justify the need for Iran to enrich uranium to weapons grade or higher, Iranian officials confirmed plans to build a nuclear powered submarine. This announcement comes just days before the resumption of talks designed to stop Iran from further enrichment activities. This now sets the stage for pre-emptive military strikes by the U.S or Israel in the next few months extending the cyberattacks already launched by the U.S. and recently revealed in the media.
That’s 7% higher than Iran says is needed for hospital isotopes and research reactors – a key defense Iran has been making as justification for the need to have 20% uranium enrichment. Iran is claiming that the higher percentage is accidental and can happen during the enrichment process. The U.N. watchdog agency responsible for inspections is evaluating Iran’s response. Recent talks held in Baghdad to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions have ended with no progress except a promise to reconvene in June in Moscow for further discussions.
The countdown continues to the prediction we made in Predictions Part 1 & Predictions Part 2 made in January/Feb and April of this year that Israel will strike the Iranian nuclear facilities by air and land between July-September 0f this year.