Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to carry out attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities and has attended secret meetings with top military officers about a possible confrontation with Tehran.

Channel 12, the Israeli news station, did not go into specific details about what these strikes would look like, and The Times of Israel said the report itself could be a signal of the “seriousness of Israeli threats to resort to military action in order to shut down Iran’s suspected drive toward a nuclear weapon.”

The Israeli paper noted that Netanyahu addressed a national security conference last week and said, throughout history, the only way to stop “rogue nations from developing nuclear weapons is a credible military threat or a credible military action.”

“A necessary condition and often a sufficient condition is credible military action. The longer you wait, the harder that becomes. We’ve waited very long,” he said. 

Netanyahu recently informed Washington that Israel would be willing to act alone to stop the Iranian program. 

Netanyahu, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant agreed last week on a multi-year defense budget that includes an increase of $2.8 billion for a potential strike on these Iranian nuclear facilities.  

The Middle East Monitor reported that Israel plans to ask Washington to sell its new GBU-72 bomb, which weighs 5,000 pounds and has the capability to strike underground sites or bunkers.

TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported extensively on how Israel has been conducting a clandestine war against Iran for years. (See“MIDDLE EAST MELTDOWN: ISRAEL LOOKS TO SAUDI ARABIA TO COUNTER IRAN” 21 Feb 2023, “WHAT DRONE STRIKE? NETANYAHU DODGES QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTACK ON IRANIAN MILITARY FACILITY” 7 Feb 2023, “TOP TREND 2023: MIDDLE EAST MELTDOWN: ISRAEL, U.S. RAMPS UP WITH IRAN” 24 Jan 2023 and “TOP TREND 2023, MIDDLE EAST MELTDOWN: SAUDI & U.S. VS. IRAN” 10 Jan 2023.)

We’ve also reported on how the U.S. identifies Iran as one of the greatest threats to regional security and has been preparing accordingly. (See “IRAN, RUSSIA MOVE CLOSER AND COULD BECOME ‘FULL-FLEDGED DEFENSE PARTNER’” 13 Dec 2022, “ISRAEL AND U.S. RAMP UP MILITARY DRILLS WITH EYES ON IRAN” 6 Dec 2022, and “GANTZ: ISRAEL CAN STRIKE IRAN’S NUCLEAR FACILITIES, BUT WARNS OF FALLOUT” 15 Nov 2022.)

Just days before an Israeli drone attack on a nuclear facility in Iran, the U.S. and Israel conducted their largest combined military drill ever, which included 140 aircraft and 12 naval vessels. Washington said Juniper Oak 23.2 was intended to “demonstrate that the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security is ironclad and enduring.”

Israel has long stated that it will not allow Iran to gain nuclear capabilities. 

In 2012, Netanyahu made an appearance at the UN in New York and held up a cartoon-style drawing that illustrates an Iranian nuclear time bomb ready to explode. It was his attempt to show the Israeli view of Iran’s progress in achieving the ability to make a nuclear weapon.

As for the U.S., the message of these drills to China, Russia, and the world is that America has all the weaponry it needs to fight their “enemy.”

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