Tuesday, January 18, 2011

'Israel is Preparing for Another Major War' - (Aftenposten, 2011) Unofficial English Translation by Dicey Lee

The Norwegian online journalist organization named Aftenposten reportedly has access to Wikileaks entire 250,000 leaked, mostly unpublished cables. They have released a hand full of articles in Norwegian, this article is an unofficial English translation. (Video available at:  http://youtu.be/8jbC-R61ud0 )

Article Title, 'Wikileaks: Israel has 100 Bunker-busters."

American and Israeli leaders, in the fall of 2009, agreed that we should avoid referring to the delivery of bombs to destroy Iranian nuclear installations.

Israel is preparing for another major war...In November 2009, a high-level group of Americans and Israelis came together in Tel Aviv. On the agenda was the political and military situation in the Middle East. Concern regarded Iran's nuclear program that dominated both the American and Israeli delegation.

The Wikileaks document states that the Israeli government was looking at 2010 as a critical year. Provided that the Iranians continued to increase the protection around the nuclear installations. Both sides then discussed the upcoming delivery of GBU-28 "bunker-bombs shatter" to Israel. Mon noted that deliveries should take place in silence so that we could avoid allegations that the U.S. government to help Israel to prepare for an attack on Iran.

The GBU-28 is a powerful bomb that was developed before the Iraq war in 1991. The Americans wanted, then, to have a bomb that could penetrate the Iraqi command centers that were under the earth, with or without, reinforced concrete. The bomb is 5,000 pounds, that is approximately 2260 kg and is laser guided. From the discussion in the leaked document from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, it seems that the Israelis have obtained the bombs, by all accounts, 100 pieces, to break the Iranian nuclear program on the day they deem it necessary.

Apart from this ascertainment, another one of the leaked Wikileaks documents, between Americans and Israelis, showed surprisingly small acute anxiety for the Iranian nuclear program. The Israelis take the matter up again and again and makes it clear that an Iranian nuclear bomb would be disastrous for peace efforts in the Middle East. In autumn 2009, it is nevertheless clear that both Israelis that Americans believe that they still have time before an Iranian nuclear bomb is a fact. The Israelis therefore want Americans to continue their efforts to deter the Iranians through sanctions. To get Russia and China on board, is imperative.

In a memo from the U.S. Embassy, located in Tel Aviv, from September 2009; A top official in the Israeli Foreign Ministry stated. 'The E.U. and U.S. together can implement hard-hitting sanctions against Iran even without Russia and China.' The Israeli government also expects that, within the E.U. in this case will face protests from the usual, quote,"acquaintances of the police" (a.k.a., Usual Suspects), Namely: Austria, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Sweden. In another memo from December 2009 the Israeli government expresses delight that the Swedish E.U. presidency draws to a close.'

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Translation by Dicey Lee, Original post at: http://youtu.be/8jbC-R61ud0

link to original source: Aftenposten. (2011). "Wikileaks: Israel har 100 bunkerknusere"(sic): http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/uri...

Wikileaks: http://www.wikileaks.ch

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