US plan for Iran ‘pinpoint strike’ ready – report

truther March 22, 2013 2

The US is taking plans for a possible military operation against Iran “very seriously,” a senior Israeli security official, who is said to be in the know about aspects of the American plan, has told Haaretz daily.

Obama’s administration, as opposed to that of his predecessor, George Bush, has prepared a pinpoint military option in the event that the United States decides to attack in the end,” the unnamed official told the Israeli newspaper.

US plan for Iran 'pinpoint strike' ready - report

The Americans, if they choose, will be able to mount a focused operation on the Iranian nukes without necessarily sparking a comprehensive regional war.”

The source pointed out that Israeli security services are privy to ongoing US moves to tighten sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear program and to prepare for a possibility of a military operation.

It’s very important for them to convey determination,” the official told the paper. “We saw this in the words of Vice President Joe Biden…we’ll hear it again from the president in Israel.”

Earlier in March, Biden stated that Obama’s threats to use military force to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons was “not a bluff,” adding though that Washington would prefer a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Iran.

The president of the United States cannot, and does not, bluff,” Biden stated during a conference of AIPAC, a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies.

According to the Israeli official, the US Administration “mean what they say.” In his view, “Their problem is historical precedent: After North Korea obtained nuclear capability, Israel is skeptical,” Haaretz reports.

On Wednesday, Obama arrived in Jerusalem for his first trip to Israel as president to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Among other things, the leaders of the allied states are expected to discuss how to contain Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

Ahead of his Middle East tour, Obama reiterated the US commitment to preventing Iran from creating a bomb.

We think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close,” he told Israeli Channel 2.  The American leader added he would tell Netanyahu that if diplomatic efforts to sort the Iranian problem fail, “I continue to keep all options on the table.” The United States has “significant capabilities” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon “that could threaten Israel or could trigger an arms race in the region,” he emphasized.


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  1. Leo March 24, 2013 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Yes, and the U S military and the thugs at the DOD had best realize that the Russian Military are planning a (Pen Point Retaliation) . What I wish too see is Israeli and U.S. Aircraft drop out of the skies like flies . Lets go boys …… kick the tires and light the fires ……..

  2. 5 War Veteran March 23, 2013 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Pinpoint as in “surgical”?
    I am sure those dead children in US drone attacks were comfortable with their collateral”ness”. Hmmm?

    Remember when we sang about ‘Four dead in Ohio” the Kent state murders was a bad thing and now hundreds of children die and Americans do nothing.

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