Iran prepping for missile attack on Israel - Mullah regime
would try to blanket Jewish state with blasts
Posted: November 08, 2011
8:18 pm Eastern
By Aaron Klein
Iran has been preparing Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza
Strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon to retaliate in the case of Israeli
strikes against Tehran's nuclear sites, according to Egyptian
The security officials said Tehran was convinced the Jewish state
was going to attack its suspected nuclear sites in September,
prompting Iran to hold joint military drills with Gazan jihad
groups in August, including with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Similar drills were held in August with Hezbollah militants in
What's behind the conflict? It's explained in "The Islamic
Those drills were conducted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard
members, the officials said. The exercises focused largely on
coordinated missile onslaughts from both Gaza and Lebanon aimed at
blanketing the Jewish.
According to the Egyptian security officials, any attack against
Iran or Syria would result in an immediate Iranian missile
campaign against Israel using proxies in Gaza and Lebanon.
The international news media has been replete with reports in
recent days speculating Israel is strongly considering striking
Iran's suspected illicit nuclear sites.
The reports come as the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the
International Atomic Energy Agency, is set to release a report
detailing Iran's drive to obtain nuclear weapons.
According to U.N. officials speaking to the Associated Press, the
report will "suggest that Iran made computer models of a nuclear
warhead and include satellite imagery of what the IAEA
(International Atomic Energy Agency) believes is a large steel
container used for nuclear arms-related high explosives tests."
While the media focus has largely been on Iran, there is
information indicating an international campaign could target
Iran's ally, Syria.
The regime of Syria's Bashar Assad has been accused of major human
rights violations, including crimes against humanity, in clamping
down on a violent insurgency targeting Assad's rule.
Mass demonstrations were held last week in Syrian insurgent
strongholds calling for the international NATO coalition in Libya
to deploy in Syria.
Damascus officials claimed that that NATO troops are currently
training in Turkey for a Turkish-led NATO invasion of Syria.
Any deployment would come under the banner of the same
"Responsibility to Protect" global doctrine used to justify the
U.S.-NATO airstrikes in Libya.
Responsibility to Protect, or Responsibility to Act, as cited by
President Obama, is a set of principles, now backed by the United
Nations, based on the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege but
a responsibility that can be revoked if a country is accused of
"war crimes," "genocide," "crimes against humanity" or "ethnic
A Turkish-U.S.-NATO strike could have immediate implications for
The Syrian president warned in a recent interview with a U.K.
newspaper that foreign intervention in Syria would cause an
"earthquake" across the region and create another Afghanistan,
while directly threatening the Jewish state.
Assad reportedly made similar comments in a meeting in early
October with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmad Davutoglu. He was
quoted stating, "If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I
will need not more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets
and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv."
Assad also reportedly warned that "all these events will happen in
three hours, but in the second three hours, Iran will attack the
U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf and the U.S. and European
interests will be targeted simultaneously."