“The clock is ticking at a different pace” for the U.S. and Israel”.
Israel’s defense minister Ehud Barak said Thursday that differences remain with the U.S. over Iran’s nuclear program, despite efforts by Israel and the U.S. to come to an agreement on the issue.
He said “the clock is ticking at a different pace” for the U.S. and Israel. Barak spoke after meeting the U.S. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. James A. Winnefeld.
Israel and the U.S. both believe that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons.
Israel views a nuclear-armed Iran as an existential threat, citing Iranian calls for Israel’s destruction.
Iran is developing missiles capable of striking the Jewish state, and Tehran is supporting Islamic militant groups hostile to Israel, such as Hamas and Hizbullah.
Source: AP-Washington Post
The Israeli Military known that they have to disable Iran, before they trigger their first nuclear bomb. The destruction of the Iranian nuclear program must happen in a swift and sudden attack. Because Israel have limited resources, the attack must be massive and cripple Iran within days.
To wait till after Iran trigger a nuclear bomb, will leave Israel with the possibility that Iran is developing several bombs at the same time. The US did this in the years 1942-1945.
The US made two different kind of bombs simultaneously. The scientists working at the Manhattan project were told by Washington to have a back-up plan in case the bomb over Hiroshima would fail.
The first test bomb at Los Alamos on 16 July 1945 was just a “dry run” for the planned attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki some few weeks later.
In June 1944, a total of 146.0000 Americans were employed by the Manhattan project. Iran only have to copy what the Americans already have done.
The US have basically lost all credibility in regards to the Iran-crisis, after Washington’s failure to prevent North Korea from trigger their nuclear bomb. If Israel chose to listen to Washington, the CIA or the Pentagon, the Jewish statehood will fail.
Written by Ivar