By The Right Scoop


A former Israeli army intelligence chief says that Iran could have a nuclear bomb within 4-6 months, which is about what Netanyahu predicted last year at the UN:

TIMES OF ISRAEL – Iran has what it needs to build a nuclear bomb in a matter of four to six months, and the civil war in Syria, contrary to the prevailing military assessment, has improved Israel’s national security standing, Amos Yadlin, the head of the Institute for National Security Studies, said Monday.

“Iran has completed in the last two years two components that… give it all of the necessary means to manufacture a nuclear weapon as soon as it chooses to do so,” Yadlin, a former Israeli army intelligence chief, told journalists at a presentation of the Institute for National Security Studies’ annual report on Israel’s strategic status.

Regarding Syria, he said that the destruction of its “modern, formidable army,” is a “positive strategic development” that dwarfs the dangers of dwindling state control on Israel’s northeastern front.

The assessment, which mirrors the sort of briefing Yadlin once gave annually to Knesset as the head of the IDF’s military intelligence directorate, also touched on the erosion of the peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, the diplomatic and public relations battle against delegitimization and the need for either an accord with, or unilateral action against, the Palestinians.

Yadlin said Iran’s race toward the bomb would require a 4-6 month sprint during which Iran would try to enrich its uranium to military grade. That, in the current climate, is a risk the country is not willing to take, he said.

Calling the final sprint for the bomb “the last strategic mile,” Yadlin assessed that Iranian leadership is looking to shorten the break-out period and waiting for a crisis and a subsequent lapse in international attention in order to progress.

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In other news there are reports that Israel has bombed new targets in Lebanon last night:

YWN – Lebanese media sources on Sunday night…the Israel Air Force attacked targets in Lebanon near el-Fuar. Some type of electronic monitoring station appears to have been targeted. On Monday morning…Channel 2 reports that targets in Lebanon were hit by the air force during the night. The IDF is not confirming the reports at this time.

Hizbullah’s al-Manar Television on the other hand reported a blast was heard in the Tyre area, apparently due to the detonation of an explosive device, not mentioning any Israeli air force activity in the area.

Sky News reported that IAF fighter planes were seen overhead at the time of the reported explosion.

The Lebanese al-Mustaqbal newspaper reports that the explosion in Tyre was caused by Hizbullah, which destroyed an Israeli surveillance station discovered in the area.

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  • MiketheMarine

    I’m willing to bet on the coming WWIII, centered on, surprise, the middle east. I’ll take Israel. Anyone want to take the hajji’s in my bet?

    • LadyMacKeltar

      That would be a fool’s bet and I’m not a fool :D

    • Sober_Thinking

      Not even with 100:1 odds.

      Don’t bet against the Israeli’s or God. :)

      • MiketheMarine

        Yeah, I should hop over to huffpo or MSLSD to make that bet. No dumbies here……

        • Sober_Thinking

          :)

          You could make a fortune. (lol)

          • Orangeone

            Only if he accepts food stamps and EBT cards :)

            • Sober_Thinking

              Brilliant! :)

      • LadyMacKeltar

        Funny, we are talking about this today. My morning reading was Genesis12:1-3

        • Sober_Thinking

          Awesome! God IS good!

    • 911Infidel

      “In those days and at that time,
      when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
      I will gather all nations
      and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
      There I will put them on trial
      for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
      because they scattered my people among the nations
      and divided up my land.” Joel 3: 1-2

      You picked the right side.

    • BlueGood

      An Israeli Strike DID NOT HAPPEN….just like the Holocaust…snort….

      GO BIBI GO…whack them Nutbars!

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      I’ll take them…to get their @$$es handed to them on a silver platter laden with ham hocks.

  • Rshill7

    I repeat:

    Deadly silent, gravity-defying, invisible, Jewish Ninjas.

    Ninjews.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Lol… you’re so stoopid. :)

    • http://twitter.com/jmw242 jmw24

      Return of the Jewdi…

    • crosshr

      NinJews works well with me R, lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    They don’t care about death

    They should be obliged forthwith!

    • Sober_Thinking

      I like how Gen. Patton put it… but you’re right and the Iranians will learn the hard way.

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        Too true. We need more Pattons.

        …and a little speech from Patton himself:

        • Sober_Thinking

          I wish I could “like” this about 1000x more… one of the greatest speeches of all time.

          Brilliant!

          • PatrickHenrysBody

            I liked George C. Scott as Patton, but to hear the real Patton speak with Ronald Reagan narrating was absolutely awesome!

  • 911Infidel

    The poor 12ers in Tehran just lost all their best centrifuges to sabotage. Now they got to work with low-speed enrichment facilities. Boo-hoo. Well unless someone sends them a surprise too.

    There is no good guy in Syria…except for the little babies being sold to pedophiles. The Lord Himself will avenge them.

    In the meantime:

    Sh’ma Yis’ra’eil Adonai Eloheinu Adonai echad.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Radiation… the gift that keeps on giving.

      • 911Infidel

        LOL.

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        …and glowing.

        • Sober_Thinking

          :)

          Makes ‘em easier to see at night.

          • PatrickHenrysBody

            Indeed.

    • crosshr

      ouchhhchiiiii…. !!!! oh goooossssieeeee !!!

      last line 911Infidel ! I feel God’s presence man !

      Praise ye the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY today !

      • 911Infidel

        I am a Christian Zionist. I have no problem giving as much aid to Israel, as possible. We are grafted into the same promise. And you’d think that after 1400 years of stupidity, that the Muslims would pay attention to what God said: “I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you.”

  • Sober_Thinking

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have an American President who had a brain and supported Israel?

    Scary times coming.

    • LadyMacKeltar

      Or better yet, sought God’s guidance. What a nation we would be once again!!

      • Sober_Thinking

        Spot on!!!

      • crosshr

        Amen !

    • Conniption Fitz

      Wouldn’t it be nice to have an American president who loved and supported America?

      • Sober_Thinking

        WOW! No kidding! Great comment.

      • crosshr

        Best news, It sure Great to have this MIGHTY GOD LORD JESUS who loves Israel, America and is so able in restoring security, peace,joy and serene to us all !

    • Orangeone

      Actually with Bibi re-elected I feel a bit safer….

      • Sober_Thinking

        True dat… They know he won’t pull his punches.

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    The civil war in Syria is actually a good thing, because as long as the Syrians are slaughtering each other, they don’t have the power to cause too much trouble in either Lebanon or Iraq. The only fly in the ointment is Syria’s chemical weapons and who has control of them. If Israel, the United States, and the west can keep track of those, then having the Syrians at each other’s throats just means fewer radical Islamists to have to kill if Israel is ever attacked by Syria.

    • Conniption Fitz

      What’s going on in Syria is not a Syrian/Syrian war. Some of the ‘Syrian’ ‘rebels’ are Pakistani, Egyptian, Libyan, Hezbollah, Hamas, AlQueda, Islamic Jihad, AlJihadQueda, etc. from all over the Islamist spectrum…probably some Canada, US, EU born.

      http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-road-to-damascus.html

    • Orangeone

      I wouldn’t trust the pus, the sos or the sod to keep track of their big toes let alone the chemical weapons or the guns walked through Turkey….

  • sjmom

    Looks like Lebanon is embarassed by the Israeli attack and so must turn the story around. Guess Israel isn’t going to count on Obama any longer. Good for them!

    • crosshr

      I guess no briefing from Israel to Obama this time, no front page news from and Liberal Media.

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        Something tells me they would not want to have it any other way.

  • Guest1776rcp

    and the civil war in Syria, contrary to the prevailing military assessment, has improved Israel’s national security standing, Amos Yadlin, the head of the Institute for National Security Studies, said Monday.

    Huh? Perhaps at the moment but I don’t see how it will be good for Israel’s security if the muslim brotherhood takes over Syria too.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YTW457NVTTIB2NPVUGR7WXAXFM General Lee

    Not gonna bite on this one. I simply don’t trust our propaganda media and I’m not falling for the, “You aren’t one of the good guys if you don’t side with Israel” schtick. We were lied to about Iraq, lied to about Libya, lied to about Benghazi and God knows what else. They are simply planting the seed to build support for attacking Iran. I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m sick of the ongoing, never-ending “wars”.

    Think about it; we haven’t been in a “war” in ages. What we call “wars” these days are nothing more than occupations and unprovoked attacks, trying to get the world to fall in line with the NWO.

    • 57thunderbird

      They have already begun to do secret missions into Iran.Black ops.

    • crosshr

      very soon we won’t deal with war of any sort ! WHEN WE ARE DEAD ! the grave, the place where there’s no war !

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        There are many who want it that way for us too, whether we deserve it or not. Radical Islamists want to convert the world into a Sharia state. Non-compliance means death. It’s up to freedom-loving individuals everywhere to keep reversing the process.

  • JerrymB

    This sabre-rattling between Israel and Iran has been going on for at least 10 years now–hundreds of times I have read “Iran will have a bomb in 4-6 months!” Nothing ever has happened–obviously, a ploy for continued, continued, continued fund-raising, I can only guess.