November 6th, 2012
10:12 AM ET

Israeli think tank simulates aftermath of 'successful' strike on Iran nuke facilities

An Israeli think tank with close links to the government has simulated what would happen in the Mideast and internationally if Israel attacked Iran's nuclear facilities - and concluded that reaction would be "in the direction of containment and restraint," not the trigger for a larger war.


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  6. CharlieSeattle

    What Israel may well suspect is that North Korean and/or Pakistani nukes have been already smuggled into Iran, Syria and Gaza. US and Israel Intel saying that Iran's own Nuke effort is 6 months away, 1 year away or more is just a smoke screen masking the real proxy nuclear attack that may be ready now!

    The most recent 1000 Iranian rocket barrage from Gaza may only have been a test of Israel's Iron Dome ABM system. It is impressive, but will not stop a mass launch of hundreds of missiles from Iran, Syria and Gaza at the same time.Better take all three out first! Then Bulldoze Gaza into the sea.Screw the North Korean, Pakistani, Russian techs and scientists. They deserve to burn. Nuke the Russian base in Tartus, Syria too. That was the port of entry for Russian, Iranian and North Korean ships that smuggled in the nukes.

    Tartus hosts a Soviet-era naval supply and maintenance base, under a 1971 agreement with Syria, which is still staffed by Russian naval personnel. Tartus is the last Russian military base outside the former Soviet Union, and its only Mediterranean fueling spot, sparing Russia’s warships the trip back to their Black Sea bases through straits in Turkey, a NATO member. I am sure Russia has nukes stored there.

    December 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  7. jake

    i like how world powers push around other countries and get away with it but i also think if iran want peaceful nuclear power, let them. if they want to cross that line of making bombs, then they should expect some restisence. but if isreal wants to sit there with there nuclear energy and say if u make it, we will blow u back to the stone age, then iran should be able to blast at will..

    November 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  8. Aaron

    How fat-headed and haughty you people are to think that Israel needs the U.S.'s help to take on Iran. Israel has, can, and will act unilaterally, and alone, if need be. Don't know if you noticed... Israel is not out to win your hearts and minds... they are out to protect their own ass, and they are SURROUNDED by their enemies. I hope they level Iran to the ground.

    November 8, 2012 at 7:16 am | Reply
    • Thinker23

      I hope that there will be no need for Israel to "level Iran to the ground". Israel will only use force against Iran as a last resort in case there will be no other way to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. If it happens, however, Israel will use enough force to assure that Iran will not be able or willing to launch a counter-attack. Israelis are not suicidal. Further, in case Israel will decide to use force against Iran it will not ask for anyone's permission or approval to defend itself.

      November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
    • sheila


      November 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      You seem a bit ignorant of the US/Israeli relationship. If the US didn't supply Israel with weapons they would never be able to make the threats they do. I wish to god we would stop supporting Israel and then we would see just how tough they were. I guarantee that without US money and weapons Israel would be on their knees begging us to help them again. Also if we didn't support them they would be much more reasonable with the Palestinians. Where did the Iron Dome come from? The USA. Where did Israel get their nukes? The USA. Where does Israel get their money? The USA. Israel is a falsely created and falsely maintained state.

      November 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
      • JAIZELLE


        November 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm |
      • LCM

        And this ladies and gentlemen is how you make sure everyone who reads your post writes you off and an insane, imature, nut job. Well played JAIZELLE. I like how you went with the Caps lock strategy, very effective at proving your intellegence and maturity.

        November 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
      • Jiffy Lube

        Paul is right, except he missed one point.
        If the middle East and their dum uneducated Arabs had any cohesion they would have invested their oil dollars in education, healthcare and infrastructure and not focus their hatred on Israel. They need a common enemy because they hate one another. This has nothing to do with Israel. This is all about dum stupid Arabs and Muslims that hate themselves. Give it another 2 yrs for Israel and Usa become 100% independant on Arab oil. They better start practising eating sand thru a straw.

        December 2, 2012 at 9:03 am |

    this nutt has said he will have to go after iran along now, since The President was re-elected. he plans to attack iran, in his own words. so that was the plan all along had romneymoron/ryaneddiemonster became the president of The United States. I surely hope he does do this, and see we plan not to join him. did he not listen to the President's statement about the World is monoritiing that issue. f-u israel. and it's been israel in the past killing their neighbor Hamas all along. Read this story at New York Times.

    November 8, 2012 at 12:11 am | Reply
    • Thinker23

      At least you admit that Israel is killing Hamas and not the "innocent oppressed Palestinians"...

      November 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  10. Rightster

    Everything is Jimmy Carter's fault!

    November 7, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  11. Rightster

    What a warmongering joke!

    November 7, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  12. noel

    Blow those ragheads will elimate both our oil problem and our terrorist problem...two stone

    November 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
    • Socrates

      Noel, you forgot your pill again. Please take one for now.

      November 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Aaron

      Noel... ditto!!!!!!!!!!

      November 8, 2012 at 7:37 am | Reply
  13. yeah yeah

    I'm telling you people right now, If Isreal wants to go and start WWIII, I'm moving my ass to S.America, no way i'm staying here to wait for a blow back from this crap.

    November 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  14. Me

    It's George Bush's fault !!!

    November 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
  15. Hahahahahahahahahahaha

    You are on your own Isreal. Good luck with that. Hahahahahahahahahaahah

    November 7, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply
  16. Sean

    No matter Romney or Obama your still dealing with the same people and Israel has to deal with them too along with the rest of us. Ive heard vote for the lesser of two evils, why vote for evil at all? I only look to the Good Shepherd the one who is the head and not the tale, above and not beneath for my guidance and direction.

    November 7, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
  17. Bubbles Devere

    Israel gets to suck Obama's d!ck for the next four years. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    November 7, 2012 at 1:02 am | Reply
    • Marduk

      If you dont have any thing intelligent to say
      Zip it goes" better to be quite and appear stupid then open it and remove all doubt"

      November 7, 2012 at 3:29 am | Reply
      • sheila


        November 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
    • sheila

      wow! I'd say israel is a nation that can take care of there own..Wish usa could do the same

      November 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  18. GOPisGreedOverPeople

    The GOP solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, Unemployed, and Gay people into slaves. The whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, Employed, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military.

    November 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Reply
    • Liberal Propoganda works

      Great example of the liberal dup job.

      November 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
      • Hahahahahahahaha

        But incredibly Correct!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahaahahah

        November 7, 2012 at 10:14 am |
    • Liberal Propoganda works

      The Nazi's used the same thing to portray the jews as rats, etc.

      November 7, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
      • Bush Family Are Nazis

        The Bush Family (republicans) financed the Nazis.

        November 7, 2012 at 10:16 am |
    • Banana Juice

      Just get them to do their fair share and not to rely on my tax dollars; aids and more assistance.

      November 7, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
      • Hahahahahahahahahaha

        You're poor. You are in the group. Hahahahahahahahaha

        November 7, 2012 at 5:07 pm |

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