Sunday, April 22, 2012

IDF Ready to Hit Iran If Ordered - Gantz

IDF Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said today in an interview with Israeli daily Yediot Aharanot that 2012 would be a critical year in efforts to halt Iran’s “nuclear arms program” and the Israeli military is ready to attack Iranian nuclear sites if ordered. Gen. Gantz added that the IDF is carrying special operations beyond its borders, presumably inside Iran.

“We think that a nuclear Iran is a very bad thing, which the world needs to stop and which Israel needs to stop -- and we are planning accordingly,” Gen. Gantz said. “In principle, we are ready to act. That does not mean that I will now order (Air Force Commander in Chief Maj. Gen.) Ido (Nehushtan) to strike Iran," he added [AFP, 22 April].

Gantz said he had increased the number of Israeli special operations in “other countries,” without providing any details. “I'm not taking the credit, I'm just accelerating all those special operations," he added.

Source: Yediot Aharanot/AFP


Anonymous said...

Several Israeli officials said the same thing over the last few years and yet their statements have never bear fruition. What makes Benny's statement any different? This is all bluster, nothing more.

Anonymous said...

I shall leave a comment when I stopped laughing.

Anonymous said...

Imagine if Iran had made the same statement..There'd been UN meeting and all the usual stooges lining up to condemn Iran.

I would've taken this idiot general's word serious if he could actually carry out his threats.He's only good at pounding defenceless Palestinians.They've been barking for the past ten years and yet they always claim they're the victims.