Former Def. Minister: Israel Will Attack Iran by Nov.

 Former Def. Minister: Israel Will Attack Iran by Nov.

Friday, April 2, 2010 12:36 PM
By: Ken Timmerman

Israel will be compelled to attack Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities by this November unless the U.S. and its allies enact “crippling sanctions that will undermine the regime in Tehran,” former deputy defense minister Brig. Gen. Ephraim Sneh said on Wednesday in Tel Aviv.

The sanctions currently being discussed with Russia, China, and other major powers at the United Nations are likely to be a slightly-enhanced version of the U.N. sanctions already in place, which have had no impact on the Iranian regime.

And despite unanimous passage of the Iran Petroleum Sanctions Act in January, the Obama administration continues to resist efforts by Congress to impose mandatory sanctions on companies selling refined petroleum products to Iran.

In an Op-Ed in the Israeli left-wing daily, Haaretz, Sneh argues that Iran will probably have “a nuclear bomb or two” by 2011.

“An Israeli military campaign against Iran’s nuclear installations is likely to cripple that country’s nuclear project for a number of years. The retaliation against Israel would be painful, but bearable.”

Sneh believes that the “acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran during Obama’s term would do him a great deal of political damage,” but that the damage to Obama resulting from an Israeli strike on Iran “would be devastating.”

Nevertheless, he writes, “for practical reasons, in the absence of genuine sanctions, Israel will not be able to wait until the end of next winter, which means it would have to act around the congressional elections in November, thereby sealing Obama’s fate as president.”

Sneh does not foresee any U.S. military strikes on Iran, an analysis that is shared by most observers in Washington, who see the Obama administration moving toward containment as opposed to confrontation with Iran.

In a recent report for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), military analyst Anthony Cordesman concluded that Israel will have to use low-yield earth-penetrating nuclear weapons if it wants to take out deeply-buried nuclear sites in Iran.

“Israel is reported to possess a 200 kilogram nuclear warhead containing 6 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium that could be mounted on the sea launched cruise missiles and producing a Yield of 20 kilo tons,” Cordesman writes in the CSIS study he co-authored by Abdullah Toukan.

Israel would be most likely to launch these missiles from its Dolphin-class submarines, he added.

While Sneh is no longer in the Israeli government, his revelation of a drop-dead date for an Israeli military strike on Iran must be taken seriously, Israel-watchers in the U.S. tell Newsmax.

“Ephraim Sneh is a serious guy,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. “He was deputy minister of defense and has long been focused on the issue of Iran.”

Shoshana Bryen, Senior Director for Security Policy at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), said that what struck her most about Sneh’s comments was the shift of emphasis from resolving the Palestinian problem to Iran.

“For 30 years, he’s been saying that solving the Palestinian problem is Israel’s biggest priority. Now he’s saying, forget about the Palestinians. Iran is the problem.”

Sneh “is extremely well regarded on the left and the right,” she added. “People respect him enormously.”

In his Op-Ed, Sneh argues that the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs to mend its bridges with the United States, and the only way to do so is by enacting an immediate and total ban on any settlement activity, including in Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.

“Without international legitimacy, and with its friend mad at it, Israel would find it very difficult to act on its own” against Iran, he argued.


Ken Timmerman has been associated with JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) which Colin Powell had conveyed was in control of the Pentagon and has been associated with the Mossad as well according to what Phil Giraldi writes in the following article:

Neoconned Again?

Even Colin Powell has conveyed (in Washington Post correspondent Karen DeYoung’s bio book about him) that the ‘JINSA crowd’ was/is control of the Pentagon (via JINSA associated Dick Cheney of course!):

A War for Israel? Colin Powell seems to think so: 

Additional via


War of Words Over Iran

A former Israeli Defense Minister has said that Israel will be COMPELLED to take military action against Iran by November. This is clearly a warning and a threat to Iran and America. A war just before the election will no doubt be used to undermine the Democrats and the Obama Administration and allow demagogues on the right to trot out their most hawkish rhetoric. Israel is seeking to shift media attention from peace with Palestinians to war with Iranians.

BEIJING — Tehran’s top nuclear envoy called for negotiations without threat of sanctions on Friday, following meetings in Beijing in the wake of U.S. reports saying China had dropped its opposition to possible new U.N. measures against Iran.

Saeed Jalili sidestepped questions on whether China had confirmed to him that it had changed its position on a fourth round of U.N. sanctions against Tehran for its nuclear program. He maintained that both Iran and China sought a return to the negotiating table.

“(Our) Chinese friends all say this problem can only be solved through negotiations and peaceful means. And some big countries should give up their incorrect actions. Pressuring through sanctions will be ineffective,” Jalili said.

Bombing Iran?

“Hold Me Back!” by Uri Avnery

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32 Responses to “Former Def. Minister: Israel Will Attack Iran by Nov.”

  • Andrew says:

    Ariel Sharon on his death bed. let this be a reminder to all the tyrants:

  • George says:

    America is going broke supporting 700 bases abroad and endless war. I’m glad I can see who the invaders are.

  • Robert L. Stebbins says:

    Tearing down Christian Churches and Islamic places of worship is criminal activity and should be condemned by the entire world!!

  • FalseFlag says:

    you know the masses are too stupid to comprehend any of these conspiracy “theories”, and if anyone enables them they’re labeled as “anti-semitic” and demonized by the elite powers that control the world’s monetary policies. Unless enough people can look through the shadows to see the truth and rise up against the puppet masters that rule the world’s governments, we’re all doomed to live (or most-likely die) in this Hell on Earth we’ve let them create for the rest of us.

  • Adam Neira says:

    Please keep in mind all you budding geo-political strategists out there, that there are a million permutations of the cube that can take place before such an arrangement would present itself. Baruch hashem we are blessed with the faculties of reason, insight and faith. There are certain important tools of the redemption that we should employ right now. Prayer, vigilance and right action will see us all through.

    The recent meeting in Damascus between Meshaal, Assad and Ahmedinejad was held only a relatively short distance from the Holy City. 217 kms in fact. Close but yet so far. Perhaps with the right displays of maturity in the region meetings could be organised in the near future to “nut out” the issues. The meetings do not have to be in one large group, a-la Copenhagen. The meetings can be with single heads of state, small groups or various nations present. An overseer, counsellor, facilitator, presence is required. They must take place in Jerusalem. No other city or place will suffice. Please note everyone. I warn all the leaders right now that it is time for solutions, co-operation, submission and obedience to a higher authority. The times of ego, self-aggrandisement, vitriol, subterfuge, hatred, political games and enmity is rapidly drawing to a close. G-d has a plan for the world. His vision will trump all others. We are merely tools of the divine will.

  • Mike S says:

    Yeah, we can occupy the countries to their east and west, have military bases to their north, have our heavily armed naval forces patrolling the water to their south, perform military maneuvers in their country to destabilize it, and this after we killed a democratically elected president (Mozadek) of thiers, and we can arm their Zionist fanatic enemy – who thinks God gave them that land and that anyone not Zionist is not fully human – to the teeth with hundreds of nukes, tanks, and missiles, not to mention bulldozers which they use to plow down houses, orchards, wells and activists like Rachel Corrie, but they DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES. Um, yeah, that makes sense!

  • Frank Costa says:

    So let’s see…the country that has recently announced that they will nuke *all* of Europe if they think they would be loosing a war wants to get all the kids on the block to hurt Iran for having what? TWO bombs a year from now?

  • donkey_shot says:

    according to the herald of scotland newspaper, the new bunker buster heavy ordinance bombs are being readied for the attack on iran on diego garcia as we speak.

    will these bunker busters then be used by the israelis to attack iran? not likely; before the attacks begin, there will be decoys upon decoys to confuse iran, and mr sneh is just another of those decoys.

    as to the question who will be the attacker, when and from where the attack will be launched, I propose that “USA”, “may 2010” and “diego garcia” could be the correct answers.

  • Steve says:

    If Israel attacks I pray most sincerely that it leads to the destruction of Israel. Israel is a disgusting, ugly, nasty little terrorist entity which will never earn legitimacy in the eyes of decent informed people, ever.

    I hope rumours of Iran having a couple of nukes stashed away, (gifts from Russia or bought on the black market…AFTER ALL THEY ARE AVAILABLE AND COST AROUND 1 MILLION for a starting price.) are true. I hope they are used on Tel Aviv and Dimona.

  • Steve says:

    I will gladly dance for joy, on the grave of Israel and its demonic Zionists and supporters. I have had a vision which suggests I will.

  • Jen says:

    All this provocation by Israel to incite a war against Iran, conveniently using other countries to supply the muscle, weapons and ammunition and to bleed their economies and citizens dry in the process, simply because Iran continues to follow a populist government, must indicate an agenda on Israel’s part of dominating the entire Middle East by ensuring other countries in the region remain poor and unable to defend their own interests.

  • Mark says:

    What about attacking Israel for having nuclear weapons and threatening to destroy Europe if necessary?
    What about some coherence in this World for a change?

  • Jeanette says:

    israel will NEVER initiate anything against Iran particularly since they got handed their asses by Hezbollah a couple of years ago. They’ll continue to run their mouths hoping the dumb a&% US will do the usual and do it for them. Just about the only thing they can do is genocide against the Palestinians. I do however worry about the fact that I think they will, rather than give up any of the land they’ve stolen from the Palestinians, unleash the hundreds of nukes they have on the world and take us all with them.

  • Michael says:

    What is wrong with these people in AIPAC and the US gov’t. Iran is not sitting on 200 nuclear warheads.They are not attacking anyone, they are not interested in war,they are not exporting terrorism but the Israelis and the US are always involved in aggressive behavior! We need peace!

  • Azalea says:

    Zionists = psychopaths .They worship money = pentagon/sadism/war
    Are these MONSTERS about to lose
    a greedy, perverted, lifestyle
    The only power evil has, is the power to destroy itself.

    The whole world is catching on.The propaganda lies isn’t working for them.

  • AntiLieGuy says:

    War with Iran means Armageddon for America! News here:

  • John Taurus says:

    The Zionists predicted the goyim would wake up. The Zionists took steps to destroy America by placing a bomb within our civilization. This bomb is also know as “Ethnic Diversity”. A collapsed economy is the trigger on this bomb.

    In Europe, the Zionists placed a Muslim population and ethnic diversity from all of Africa. London England is a ghetto of non-whites. When these “Bombs” go off the Zionists will sit back and laugh at the devilment they have caused. They find it amusing when their enemies destroy each other.

    Baaaaaaaa, sheeple. How do you keep slaves happy? You never let them know they are slaves! Remind them constantly that they are “FREE!”. Tell them they are “Fighting for freedom”. Give the votes in a farce called an “Election” where “Representatives” represent Zionist interests and are puppets to the Zionists. In the “Land of the Free” there are more people per capita in jail than the worst developed countries on Earth. Freedom? The indoctrinated sheeple are easy to fool.

  • abubaqar says:

    israel or its helpers can do all they want in relation to intrigues and wargames, it is islams destiny to wipe out israel as a threat to mankind and its holy places. the prophet mohammed pbuh clearly stated israels demise in the end times by muslim forces under command of jesus pbuh and an army coming from the east after defeating the indian zionists and capturing their leaders to be brought to justice in syria to jesus pbuh.
    nematullah shah wali also stated these events to come 900 years ago , he was a muslim seer who also predicted the dramatic destruction of the western crusader armies in khorasan currently in iran and afghanistan near to pakistans borders!

    all the jew had to do was to be just and rule according to gods laws but as usual per their history , they are rotten to the core and have little faith in the creator who in history sent messengers to them who they scorned ,vilified and murdered resulting in “gods anger being kindled against them and every prophet cursing them for their sins” can any jew or retarded christian prove otherwise whilst looking at their own history from the bible??

  • Jeff Ray says:

    A one state solution, lacking any racial prejudice is the only hope the prisoners in Gaza/West Bank have.

  • John says:

    In the final analysis it is numbers that win wars, not technology. A horde of ants can take down an elephant. What did the Chinese do to end the Korean war? The Tribe cannot prevail over the Arabs.

  • John says:

    The U.S. is the Tribe’s patsy. They take our money and betray us at every turn. The Rothchilds own AP and Reuters, so you can’t believe a word the mainstream media says. One of the few good things Bush did was to tell Israel the U.S. would not support an unprovoked attack against Iran. The Tribe then settled for the attack on essentially defenseless Iraq. Not surprising, at the last AIPAC convention Obama demonstrated whose pocket he was in. If Israel truly wanted peace in the Middle East an offer to scrap 150 of its 200+ nuclear warheads would be made in exchange for Iran not building nuclear weapons. As somebody said, if Israel attacks Iran that will be the end of Israel. Thank heaven for Rense and all those who speak out against the madness.

  • Jackie says:

    The “air-burst detonation” (2000ft altitude) of a 1 megaton thermonuclear warhead over the center of Tel Aviv, will produce a lasting mid-east peace….so let’s take up a collection, folks! Perhaps we can bribe the Russians to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dominic says:

    The democrats and republicans love war. They are almost all followers of jesus. Their jesus wants more war, apparently.

    There is no way man can destroy the earth.
    That is yet another fable repeated by the brainwashed among us.

  • gary says:

    Hey Steve Well said.

    People realise this. There can never been peace without Justice!

    The World is Governed by the laws of Requital and laws of Cause and effect. When and as is the Isreali Zionists and their supporters have always caused something, there can be no other outcome than to expect an effect. The Capacity of the Effect , only God Knows.

    Its a great Great Shame the mass majority of people In the USA are Good honest people who have been blinded and brainwashed by their War mongering leaders. It’s a great shame that USA is not run by USA but Clearly run by The Zionist Isreal and even Zionist Christians in the USA.

    Yes the American Public were asleep bigtime and to some extent they still are buit I see a vision of change and consciousness amongst them. Isn’t it time to stop the bilnd following, Use your God Given Faculties, Rise up be united against these Evil demonic People who are hell bent on Greed, Power, Wealth and are brining ur country the USA to its knees!

    I read in Quran that God will never change a set of peoples until they first change whats in their hearts . Pls wake up USA.


  • Mihail says:

    The Communists are against religion (Christianity), and they seek to destroy religion; yet, when we look deeper into the nature of Communism, we see that it is essential nothing else than a religion (Judaism).”
    – (A Program for the Jews and Humanity, Rabbi Harry Waton, p. 138).

    The world revolution which we will experience will be exclusively our affair and will rest in our hands. This revolution will tighten the Jewish domination over all other people.”
    – Le Peuple Juif, February 8, 1919.

    “Jews are evil, and there is a special place in hell just for them. I’d say to them: Believe whatever you want. Practice whatever you preach. Just stay the hell away from us.”

    – This was a direct quote from Haaretz newspaper, from an article by the newspaper columnist Bradley Burston. With one omission: “for Jesus”. The evil ones, according to Haaretz, are only the ‘Jews for Jesus’, who should be sent to hell. ‘Jews against Jesus’ are perfectly loveable.

    ‘We shall instigate economic and military wars between the goyim states. When wars are over both sides are devastated and at the mercy of our international finance.

    ‘This is the JEWISH HARVEST. First, we manufacture the huge war machines. Second, we destroy the flower of WHITE manhood, thereby weakening the racial stamina of the Goyim. Third, the WHITE nations are prostrate under huge debts and we profit interest upon interest.’

    2Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.

    2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.

    2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

    2TI 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away.

    “Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement.

    “Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.”
    — Menachem Begin – Israeli Prime Minister 1977–1983

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  • Gina D. says:

    WW3 = USA/BRITS/ISRAEL vs IRAN/CHINA/RUSSIA – Only Afghanistan & Pakistan will turn on USA as you are witnessing Now….I don’t know about You but, my bet is on IRAN/CHINA/RUSSIA to have the troops & Money to fight this war better then the Broke USA…besides who owes who ???? What makes anyone think China wouldn’t call in their loans ????? The little woman, Ms. Hillary, is the world’s laughing stock… especially in the middle east, Persia, China & Russia..All the AIPAC Puppets are EXPOSED NOW…Just a matter of time before the hook & trap of Israel is played from within, for this type of evil, never lasts..the traps are set to the demise of the same tactics used against themselves…..FINALLY !

  • Dan says:

    So everybody here hates Israel? I’m sure an Iran with nuclear weapons, where the President says he want’s to wipe Israel off the face of the map, will be much better for the world than Israel. Israel could have wiped out all of it’s enemies off the face of the earth for the last 40 years, but it didn’t. Israel is a tiny country and all the muslims want it’s land. I don’t see Israel’s prime minister shooting citizens in the head like Sadaam Husein did, or keeping the women from going to school, like Afgahnistan, or making the women cover their boday and face. You people have been brainwashed. Look at reality.

  • Jam says:

    To Dan…

    Saddam got the reward for the evils he did. What about Israel? Only hypocrites wont see the evils that Israel do. See for yourself how Dr. Norman Finkelstein (a Jew himself) would answer you…

    Please stop lying : President Ahmadinejad never said to wipe Israel off from the map….

    If you are still sleeping… please open your eyes and see…. who controls all the money in the US, who is responsible for the economic crashes, who controls the politics and who controls the media for which we all are brainwashed…..

    I know, you don’t have time to see my references as you are busy with your sports, TV and six pack. There will be a day when all the lies will be exposed and people like you won’t be able to hide or misguide others. Justice will be served. Until then, enjoy yourself Dan.

  • jeff l. says:

    Russia and Iran is scheduled to commence the start-up of there new reactor this will take place during the Iranian month which begins on August 23, 2010. Israel must strike the reactor before start up so as not to spread radiation. Further they must strike before the uranium is on sight. Right now Iran & Hezbollah are planing a preemptive strike on Israel to preempt the preemptive strike on Iran by Israel. Needless to say things are getting ready to explode over there. Things are very immanent!!!!!

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