Report: Israel Approves $1.5 Billion Budget for Possible Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Sites
Israel’s Foreign Minister Lapid: “The Iranians … trying to cheat the world to continue to enrich uranium, to develop their ballistic missile program.”
The Israeli military is reportedly preparing to take out Iranian nuclear weapons facilities as talks between the Biden administration and Tehran come to an impasse. The Israeli media reported that Jerusalem has allocated $1.5 billion for a strike on Iran’s rogue nuclear sites.
The amount will be used to acquire “various types of aircraft, intelligence-gathering drones and unique armaments needed for such an attack, which would have to target heavily fortified underground sites,” the Times of Israel reported on Tuesday. A bulk of this equipment will be purchased from the U.S., the media reports suggest.
The Israeli government is worried that Tehran uses delay tactics to produce enough uranium to build a bomb. Iran has blocked the United Nation’s inspectors from accessing its critical uranium enrichment-related facility in recent weeks.
With Tehran rushing towards a nuclear bomb, Israel may be forced to act militarily. On Thursday, Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman warned that “a confrontation with Iran is only a matter of time, and not a lot of time.”
The Times of Israel reported Jerusalem’s counter-measures to prevent Iran from going nuclear:
Israel has approved a budget of some 5 billion shekels ($1.5 billion) to be used to prepare the military for a potential strike against Iran’s nuclear program, Channel 12 reported Monday.
The NIS 5 billion budget is made up of NIS 3 billion from the previous budget and an additional NIS 2 billion from the next budget slated to be approved by the government in November.
It includes funds for various types of aircraft, intelligence-gathering drones and unique armaments needed for such an attack, which would have to target heavily fortified underground sites, the unsourced report said.
The report comes days after the US Air Force announced that it had carried out a successful test of its new “bunker buster,” the GBU-72 Advanced 5K Penetrator.
The 5,000-pound bomb could be used as a tool to strike Iranian nuclear sites. Crucially, the GBU-72 is designed to be carried by a fighter jet or a heavy bomber. Israel does not have bombers capable of carrying the massive bunker busters in the current US arsenal.
The nuclear negotiations between the Biden White House and the Iranian regime have been put on hold amid a change of guard in Tehran. Following a sham election in June, hardliner Hassan Rouhani has been replaced by Ebrahim Raisi as the country’s president. Raisi, a protege of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, has been accused of crimes against humanity for his role in the mass-execution of thousands of Iranian dissidents in the early 1980s.
Instead of returning to the nuclear talks with the Biden administration, the Mullah regime uses delaying tactics as it ramps up its nuclear weapons program. President Joe Biden has eased sanctions pressure on Iran, but his policy of appeasement has failed to stop Iranians from pursuing a nuclear arsenal.
“The nuclear talks have been stalled since the election of hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi to the Iranian presidency in June. Iran has repeated that it was ready to resume talks “soon” but has failed to commit to a date, leaving observers increasingly pessimistic,” The Politico noted on Sunday.
Israel will be Iran’s primary target if the Shia-Islamic regime gets its hands on a nuclear weapon. The Iranian Supreme Leader and top regime henchmen have repeatedly threatened to annihilate the Jewish State.
“Iran is becoming a nuclear threshold country,” Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week. “The Iranians are clearly dragging their heels, trying to cheat the world to continue to enrich uranium, to develop their ballistic missile program.”
Israeli foreign minister’s claims have been substantiated by the U.N. nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). “Iran has accelerated its enrichment of uranium to near weapons-grade,” Reuters reported in August, citing the IAEA.
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What a difference a weak American President makes.
But at least we don’t have a bad Orange Man making mean tweets on twitter any longer, right? Right?!?
Or a President* that is on the other side from America on every issue.
Let’s Go Brandon !
The Israelis should do whatever is necessary to destroy or severely set back Iran’s nuclear program, regardless of American assurances, which, as in the build up to the Six Day War in 1967, cannot be relied on especially in the aftermath of the debacle in Afghanistan, and any negative comments from Biden & Co, whose foreign policy is predicated upon appeasement of Iran and Islamic terror
Sorry off topic, but this cop murdered an innocent white woman and he gets 5 years?
Minneapolis Cop Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Shooting A Woman Who Called 911…
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose but less than half the 12½ years he was sentenced to for his murder conviction that was overturned last month.
Mohamed Noor was initially convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the 2017 fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual U.S.-Australian citizen and yoga teacher who was engaged to be married. But the Minnesota Supreme Court tossed out Noor’s murder conviction and sentence last month, saying the third-degree murder statute didn’t fit the case because it can only apply when a defendant shows a “generalized indifference to human life,” not when the conduct is directed at a particular person, as it was with Damond
I hope he gets shived in the chow line.
You have to understand that this is Democrat ruled Minneapolis. The court has to factor in the fact that he is a Muslim cop and therefore the object of emulation for Muslim youth in this country, along with the detail that the government of Minnesota does not regard law abiding immigrants, which Damond was, as human life.
Israel is not going down without a fight
The world would be safer and America would be freer if israel saved those bombs for Washington DC.
the israelis already have the capability to destroy iran’s nuke program, down to the last gram of u in the iranian’s possession
this looks like a ruse to provoke a response from the iranians to hide the elements, defend them, fortify their storage/development sites, etc–in other words, to pinpoint them/reveal their whereabouts/the extent of their research/development/production
There must be a reason the Israelis let this information get out. I think Texan Samurai is on the right track.
If and when they go to destroy Iranian facilities, nobody will know anything about it until the day after the strike. Israelis are good at keeping secrets.
I wonder if the Israelis worry about Pakistan, which has nukes and is suspected of helping N Korea to get them. They are likely to be selling information and components to Iran.
The Israelis decades ago as a result of the build up the Six day War and in the Yom Kippur War that American promises are either worthless as LBJ’s idea of a naval flotilla in 1967 was opposed by Democrats in the Senate who were against American involvement in Vietnam and the resupply of Israel ordered by Nixon was one of Nixon’s greatest acts as President but was opposed by Kissinger. The Israelis based on their prior efforts and raids in Iran, may very well know a lot about to plan any such operation and do not want their knowledge compromised by leaks to and from by an administration to an already anti Israel legacy press, and whose foreign policy is predicated on appeasement. If and when such a plan is activated, don’t be surprised if aby administration knows less about it than they knew about the strength of the Taliban or China launching missiles. That is what happens when your intelligence community is improperly involved in domestic surveillance of political candidates in the US, is Arabist and also advocates appeasement of terror, as opposed to engaging in human intelligence on the ground where it is necessary to protect the US.
Makes perfect sense to me. Our track record as an ally has been pretty piss-poor lately.
Do they have a GoFundMe page?
Ha, ha, ha! That’s funny.
It shouldn’t cost $1.5 billion to launch a few nuclear tipped Jericho III missiles.