Iran is working on building a nuclear power plant on one of the most active fault zones in the world. A Middle Eastern Fukushima-like event is all but assured to happen during the lifetime of this plant. So even if they were a peace-loving nation, the power station would be something that the world should forbid. When the fact that Iran is one of the most hateful regimes to ever rise if also factored into the debate, the true use of the nuclear material becomes very clear, and Israel is simply not going to allow it, as Fox News shows today.
The military for the Jewish state has even admitted, for the first time publically, that they were responsible for “carrying out the 2007 airstrike that destroyed a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria,” too. They want the bombing to be a warning to Iran and a statement that says that they shall not be permitted to develop nuclear weaponry.
If (when) Mother Nature sends a quake to melt that plant down in Iran (should it fully come to be), the radioactive aftermath will likely kill far more Arabs than anything that Israel has ever done, though the cloud of death will also be reaching the Jews due to the jet stream.
The fact that the September 6, 2007, bombing in Syria was done by Israel was the poorest kept secret ever, but to have it admitted still adds a bit of sting to those in Syria who were bent on terror.
“The operation and its success made clear that Israel will never allow nuclear weaponry to be in the hands of those who threaten its existence – Syria then, and Iran today,” said Israel’s intelligence minister, Israel Katz, in a tweet written in the Hebrew tongue.
He added, “The courageous decision of the Israeli government almost 11 years ago to destroy the nuclear reactor in Syria and the successful operation following it sends a clear message: Israel will never allow nuclear weapons to countries like Iran who threaten its existence.”
This is the kind of profound, necessary leadership that has kept Israel safe and prosperous since their inception, even as those opposed to her, refuse to accept the right for the state to exist. As studied before, the historical record shows beyond all argument that the land is, regardless of how many Muslims may detest it, rightfully Jewish land. And, since the race has been targeted for destruction numerous times, they have to stay proactive against threats.
Israel has released “previously classified cockpit footage, photographs and intelligence documents about the airstrike carried out by eight F-15 fighter jets on the Al-Kubar facility near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria,” a strike that may have prevented a nuclear attack that would have killed and sickened untold numbers.
Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin has argued the current state of Syria only highlights that the right thing was done. Since the reactor was in an area now taken over by ISIS, it is VERY hard to disprove his logic.
“Imagine what situation we would be in today if there was a nuclear reactor in Syria” Norkin challenged. “In historic hindsight, I think Israel’s decision to destroy the reactor is one of the most important decisions taken here in the last 70 years.” The mere thought of Daesh with access to nuclear material is a horror too grim to fully wrap one’s mind around and the death toll that would be surely be being suffered today would be massive had it happened.
“The message from the 2007 attack on the reactor is that Israel will not tolerate construction that can pose an existential threat,” stated military chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot. “This was the message in 1981 [when Israel took out an Iraqi nuclear reactor], this is the message in 2007 and this is the future message to our enemies.”
Some people will argue that if Isreal can have a reactor, why can’t certain Muslim nations? The answer is that, while a nuclear power plant anywhere is nothing but a cancer factory (and should be opposed), the Jews are not threatening their neighbors with a first strike as is the case with certain regimes.
Also, unlike Iran has with regard to the Jews, there are not thousands of people in Israel chanting “Death to Iran” while the Isreali Prime Minister speaks, either. These are all things that are very common in Iran and Syria.
Former President George W. Bush felt that North Korea was helping Syria with the reactor, a belief that history seems to have born out, at least when the D.P.R.K. is looked at today. “Prime Minister [Ehud] Olmert’s execution of the strike made up for the confidence I had lost in the Israelis during the Lebanon war,” Bush wrote in his memoir, “Decision Points.”
The U.S. was asked by Israel to bomb the site, and when they refused, the Jewish state took matters into their own hands. Bush had asked them to make the attack public at the time, but they declined to do so.
Addressing this, the former U.S. leader also wrote “Olmert told me he wanted total secrecy. He wanted to avoid anything that might back Syria into a corner and force Assad to retaliate. This was his operation, and I felt an obligation to respect his wishes.”
Even after the book was published, Olmert was rather tight-lipped about what happened, until now.
The world owes Israel a debt of gratitude for acting as they did. Anyone who wishes to contest this truth is welcome to argue how much better off the world would be if ISIS had a nuclear reactor!