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Retired Airforce Chief: Aerial Attack on Iran Doable

Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nechustan says the possibility of a military attack in Iran is part of the Israeli arsenal.
Former Air Force chief Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nechushtan says the IAF is capable of carrying out a mission to eliminate the Iranian nuclear facilities.

Former Air Force chief Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nechushtan says the IAF is capable of carrying out a mission to eliminate the Iranian nuclear facilities.
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Former IAF chief Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nechustan clarified on Saturday that Israeli planes could attack targets inside Iran if they were required to do so.

“I would not belittle the capacity of the airforce,” Nechushtan said to an audience in Be’er Sheva Saturday morning, Walla reported.

“Should there be an attack, it must serve the end goal and target,” Nechishtan added.

According to the former IAF chief, the military alternative is part of Israel’s available arsenal, with the end goal being a completely nuclear weapons-free Iran.

In referring to the negotiations between the world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program, Nechushtan said this is a process that’s bound to affect the Middle east for many years to come.

“It presents serious obstacles and difficulties ,” he explained. “We must take into account the possibility that it would succeed, but also that it could fail. The difficulties could lead to a deal that’s bad for Israel. The negotiations will go on and the centrifuges will also continue to operate concurrently. The Iranians are worried that their bluff would be exposed for all the world to see. They want to receive a lot and give a little in an agreement. They are the wizards of negotiations, and they could cause the process to stretch out, lead to the fatigue and quitting on the part of various participants. It’s up to us to prevent the agreement from hurting us.”

Like all the official Israeli spokespersons, Nechushtan added that the sanctions against Iran must be made tougher – although the current trend clearly appears to be in favor of loosening the stranglehold the U.S. and Europe have had on Iran’s economy.

“We don’t want to get to a situation where Iran already has a nuclear weapon,” he cautioned. “We used to think that the production of enriched uranium would take them a long time. But today they have a sufficient amount of enriched uranium, at 20%, and numerous centrifuges. The rule of thumb is that once all the materials and the engineering capabilities to produce a nuclear bomb are in place, it should take one year. The time left until the red line varies, depending on how one views the threat, and today Israel and the United States view the threat differently.”

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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5 Responses to “Retired Airforce Chief: Aerial Attack on Iran Doable”

  1. Dan Silagi says:

    Unlike Adelson's foaming at the mouth, Gen.Nechustan's remarks are eminently reasonable.

  2. Adelson is the only high profile Jew that is proud to be a Jew and to defend Israel, unlike the mealy-mouthed PC Jewish Left that attack Israel like the Kapos they are.

  3. Of course, IAF can do the job. But ones hit it has to be deadly. A rat stirred up in a corner is dangerous. Be sure it’ll be killed.

  4. The NCRI is comprised of 25 committees that act as shadow ministries. The committees are responsible for expert research and planning for future Iran. For more information visit http://www.ncr-iran.org/en

  5. The NCRI is comprised of 25 committees that act as shadow ministries. The committees are responsible for expert research and planning for future Iran. For more information visit http://www.ncr-iran.org/en

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