Tuesday, October 20, 2009

“If Israel Strikes Iran, US will Likely Join'


"20/10/2009 The United States would find it difficult not to join an Israeli air strike in the event that Tel Aviv decides to strike Iran's nuclear facilities, a former top-ranking U.S. Air Force officer told participants at a conference this weekend organized by a Washington think tank.

Charles F. Wald, former deputy commander of United States European Command, said a military strike on Iran “could set back the Islamic Republic's alleged nuclear weapons program by several years”, but cautioned, "I don't think Israel can do it alone.".......

Also present at the conference was the former head of Israel's Military Intelligence, General (Ret.) Aharon Ze'evi-Farkash, who agreed that the U.S. Air Force could be far more effective than Israel in striking Iran's nuclear program: "The U.S. can destroy the nuclear capacity, and the war would not be long," he said.

He added, however, that Western intelligence may still not know about all of Iran's nuclear sites. "The Tehran regime doesn't seek suicide," Farkash said. "When they realize we mean business this time, they won't want to lose their regime.""

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