Having an enemy neighbor come into nuclear power was a blood-chilling realization for Israel, and by 1981, Israel had received many a warning that they were living in a rough neighborhood. Right from the beginning on May 15, 1948, the day after Israel announced their statehood, the Arab League Secretary-General, Azzam Pasha, announced: " This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades."
Right up to the time that Iraq was building their nuclear complex, PLO Chairman, Yasir Arafat said on February 11, 1980, "Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war which will last for generations. Since January 1965, when Fatah was born, we have become the most dangerous enemy that Israel has...We shall not rest until the day when we return to our home, and until we destroy Israel..." He was born and raised in Egypt.
The Saudis at the Mecca Declaration of the Islamic Conference , the Riyadh Domestic Service told many times of their plans to destroy Israel. Right on January 29, 1981, they declared, "We are determined to wage a jihad by all the means at our disposal in order to liberate our occupied territories..."
Osirak nuclear complex. They did attack it on June 7, 1981.
On June 19, 1981, the UN Security Council was unanimous in condemning Israel's raid-and of course saw no harm in Iraq building a nuclear site whereby they would have atomic weapons. The critics made no mention of their nuclear program's extent, claiming the signing of the treaty was the guarantee of their peaceful motivations. After all, the treaty permitted its facilities to be inspected. Israel was harboring baseless fears.
Then peaceful loving Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990. The Invasion of Kuwait, also known as the Iraq–Kuwait War, was a major conflict between Ba'athist Iraq and the Emirate of Kuwait, which resulted in the seven-month-long Iraqi occupation of Kuwait,
It was not until then that the U.S. officials began to acknowledge publicly that Baghdad was developing nuclear weapons and that it was far closer to reaching its goal than previously thought.
|President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein (1937-2006)In 2003, a coalition led by the U.S. invaded Iraq to depose Saddam, in which U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair accused him of possessing weapons of mass destruction and having ties to al-Qaeda.|
Months later, after the allied forces had announced the destruction of Iraq's nuclear facilities, the UN inspectors found Saddam's program to develop weapons was FAR MORE EXTENSIVE THAN EVEN THE ISRAELIS BELIEVED. Analysts thought all along that Iraq was incapable of ENRICHING URANIUM FOR BOMBS. Saddam's people had used several methods, including one thought to be obsolete, that were believed to have made it possible for Iraq to have built AT LEAST ONE BOMB!
That's all they needed. One atomic bomb dropped on Israel and it would have been curtains. Because Israel destroyed Iraq's nuclear reactor in 1981, United States troops did not face a nuclear-armed Iraq later. Israel's cooperation in the Gulf War was extremely valuable. Israel's military intelligence had focused on Iraq much more carefully over the years than had the U.S. intelligence community. Israelis were capable of providing Washington with detailed tactical intelligence on Iraqi military activities. Defense Secretary Richard Cheney said, "the USA utilized Israeli information about western Iraq in its search for Scud missile launchers."
|Ahmadinejad was extremely prolific in his threats.|
|Threats to Israel now come from Iran|
|Syria's missiles lay in waiting to be dropped on Israel.|
In Islam, a country is expected to warn someone before they attack them, and this the Muslim community has done. Israel has been warned and warned. That's why they are not naive as to the goals of their neighbors. Only Egypt and Jordan have signed any peace treaty.
|Syria's Nuclear Plant, Al Kebar's nuclear reactor|
|Iranians burning Israeli flag -being worked up with hate.|
|Iran testing the Shahab missiles|
|Iran's Shahab missile|
Incidentally, Iraq, formerly Babylonia, became a state in 1921 with King Faisal I, who was a realist about Israel and had been friendly with them. Iraq became independent from Britain's control in 1932, whereas Israel had to wait until 1948 to declare itself a state.
a majority of Americans however – including the country’s top military brass and national security experts and practitioners – oppose Kerry's deal.
Iran has a habit of lying. "Iran has developed its nuclear program in defiance of its international obligations, conducted nuclear weapon activities in the past, and lied about these activities to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the agency responsible for verifying the deal. There is little to stop this from happening again.
|Iran's Shahab 3 missile paraded out for the public|
can now reach 1,200 miles
Myths and Facts-a concise record of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Mitchell G. Bard, Joel Himelfarb