One event that COULD happen in 2007, would be a low-yield nuclear strike on Iran’s underground nuclear facility.
It could happen this year. The key, will be WHEN Iran will reach the “point of no return” in terms of manufacturing weapons-grade nuclear material.
It seems you have to factor in the time it will take Iran to develop the technology to generate weapons grade material.
Then, you also have to factor in the time it takes to develop the material, once Iran acquires the technology to do it.
Israel has to hit Iran BEFORE they have the weapons grade material. Otherwise, Iran could move it, & launch it towards Israel. Or, perhaps trigger a bigger explosion when the plant is hit.
Some experts in the field estimate that “point of no return”, to sometime within this year.
Israel has been making noises about a possible strike against Iran for some time now. It has gotten to the point that Israel was willing to have its top government & military officials, both past & present, to be interviewed about the topic over at a special report on CNN (or was it BBC? Hmmm …) around Nov. or Dec. 2006.
Perhaps in the hopes of reaching a wider audience, that could help turn the tide of opinion more against Iran.
But, it seems such warnings are falling on deaf ears. If so, Israel may have no choice, but to ACT …..
Low Yield Nuclear Weapons
The problem, is that, because of Israel’s famous raid on Iraq’s Osirak Nuclear Plant a couple of years ago, countries like Iran has learned to prepare BETTER for such types of raids.
Iran’s nuclear facility, for example, is buried deep beneath the ground, w/ countermeasures in place against “Smart” bombs.
So much so, that their defenses could now only be likely effectively destroyed, w/ the use of nukes.
If Israel uses nukes to blow up Iran’s Nuclear facility, it will be the first time in the history of mankind since Nagasaki, that a nuclear weapon is used on another country.
Such a strike, will undoubtedly cause Iran to launch an all out war w/ Israel. It is, after all, a nuclear strike.