War Game: Israeli Air Strike Deals Severe Blow to Iran Nukes

Recently a war game was held amongst senior military personal in Israel.  The following is the scenario that takes into account both Israeli and American reaction.

In a simulation war game featuring Israelis in senior positions, Israel loses 10 fighter jets in a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and manages to set back the Iranian nuclear program by seven years. An angry President Barack Obama takes no steps against Israel but also refuses to intervene on its side.

In the war game, conducted by Makor Rishon newspaper, the strike takes place on October 16, 2012, just three weeks before the U.S. election.

The simulation was carried out with the participation of former Government Secretary Yisrael Maimon as a member of the “Octet” of trusted ministers and Home Front Minister; Iran expert Dr. Eldad Pardo as the Iranian regime; Maj. Gen. (ret.) Eitan Ben Eliyahu as a senior member of the Octet; Begin-Sadat Center Chairman Prof. Efraim Inbar as the Prime Minister; Dr. Mordechai Kedar as “the Palestinians,” Hizbullah and the Arab countries; journalist Amit Segal as Israeli and world press; journalist Ofer Shelach as Preient Barack Obama and Makor Rishon journalist Amnon Lord as game administrator.

According to the game’s premise, on October 14 and 15, four independent and reliable Mossad intelligence sources indicate that Iran has begun transferring its strategic nuclear equipment to underground sites in Qom. Military Intelligence, meanwhile, determines that Iran was ready to enrich weapons-grade uranium.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu lulls the press into complacency by maintaining a seemingly regular schedule in Jerusalem. In the pre-dawn hours of October 16, the IDF launches Operation Yahalom (“Diamond”). The nuclear sites at Natanz and Arak are bombed, as are several other nuclear plants and research centers. Ten IAF jets are shot down.

President Obama receives word of the strike when he is speaking to 350 rabbis in Florida. He convenes a consultation and says that Israel’s “excuse” for bombing is “irrelevant” because while Iran’s nuclear facilities may become immune to an Israeli attack by moving underground, they will not become immune to a U.S. attack.

The timing of the strike “basically amounts to an intervention in the elections,” Obama adds. “The attack will have immediate repercussions influencing the election considerations of voters here, such as the expected rise in the price of oil. Israel could have waited until after the elecions.”

In the simulation, the formal White House announcement calls on Israel to cease hostilities but does not place sanctions on it or threaten it. On the other hand, it offers no assistance. “Israel is responsible for its own fate,” it says. “It went against our wishes, and therefore we do not offer it a military umbrella of protection against military responses by Iran or its proxies.”

Iran sends 1,500 tanks toward the border with Iraq and instructs Hizbullah to fire missiles at Israel. It also launches a series of large scale terror actions and fires missiles from Lebanon and from its own territory at hi-tech targets in Herzliya, suceeding in destroying Intel’s headquarters. A suicide bomber kills a large number of cadets in the IDF’s hi-tech Talpiyot program. Low-level radiation is released in Tel Aviv by a “dirty bomb.”

In the war game, Israeli media shows surprising solidarity and unity on the day of the attack, initially sparing the government from criticism. Republican candidate Mitt Romney calls upon Obama to give Israel his backing “immediately.” Obama, meanwhile, threatens an Israeli minister who speaks with him on the phone: “I may still be president on November 7. This will have a price, as far as you are concerned. I will not elaborate right now, but you should take this into consideration.”

Iran decides to try and drive a wedge between Israel and the U.S.. It therefore tells the U.S. it will supply it with as much oil as it needs, in the hope of helping Obama get reelected. In late October, its agents blow up a car bomb in Tel Aviv and fire a missile at an El Al jet from a ship in the Mediterranean, killing 300 people.

Meanwhile, intelligence indicates that Iran’s nuclear program has been set back 7 years by the Israeli strikes. With U.S. elections days away, Obama decides that “enough is enough” and begins to threaten Iran with a U.S. attack if it does not cease its hostilities against Israel.

Whether real life will be anything like the simulation by Makor Rishon remains to be seen.

If Hezbollah did attack Israel, Israel would consider it an attack on the country from Lebanon and attack Lebanon in return.  In doing so, President Barack Hussein Obama would be powerless to stop Israel or risk losing the 2012 Elections.  The UN would condemn Israel, impose sanctions, etc…  And there would be an new President on January 20th, 2013.  President Mitt Romney.

 

 

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  • I really don’t understand the aggressive politics of Israel. I know that they could have thought that the states stands behind them, but an attack to Iran could lead to unexpected consequences.

    • Is it aggressive to state over and over on an weekly basis that you will wipe out a nation, a people from the face of the Earth?

      Iran has stated this for years, they are working on nuclear weapons to do this. If you think 9/11 was bad, could you imagine it with nuclear weapons?

      Israel, like every nation on the Earth has a right to an existence. The Jewish people have a right to live. Only one nation will come to the aid of the Jewish people, Israel.

      The world cries crocodile tears for the victims of the Nazis, but condemns Israel for preventing the next Holocaust. Too bad. Am Yisrael Chai! Israel Will Live Forever! NEVER AGAIN!!

  • Michael Travis

    “I really don’t understand the aggressive politics of Israel.”

    Is protecting one’s citizens considered “aggression”?

    Israel is a tiny country (9 miles wide at the middle)surrounded by savage Arab regimes, armed to the teeth with American weaponry, and determined to kill every single Jew (and Christian)in compliance with teachings of their Brophet. (Arabs cannot pronounce the letter “P”).

    Israel has wasted two decades playing nice guy, and things have only become worse. Time to stop.

  • Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing:And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed .

    God’s blessing upon a people and nation will depend on how they treat Israel. God promised this to Abraham, the Father of the Jews.

    Look at history

    Alexander the Great, upon being met by a Prophet of Israel and hearing the scriptures when prophesied of him, got off his horse and worshiped the God of Israel. Years later, after Alexander, the Greeks enslaved the Jews. Where is the Greek Empire?

    Nebuchadnezzar took the Jews into captivity but recognized the God of Israel and promoted Jews to high positions in his government. Rulers after him enslaved the Jews. Where is the Babylonian Empire?

    Pharaoh made Joseph (a Jew) governor over all of Egypt and welcomed the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 400 years later the Jews were enslaved and Moses was sent to lead them out of captivity. Pharaoh’s army drowned in the Red Sea trying to bring the Jews back into slavery. Look at Egypt today.

    Rome conquered Israel but allowed them self rule. Rome later sent armies to crush the Jews. Where is the mighty Roman Empire?

    We need to look at our present situation through the long lenses of time and history as there maybe something to the statement “I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee”.

  • Sounds like a plan and a great one at that. Good for Israel, geter done. America sure as the devil won’t with the woosie criminal Muz in the WH. Israel will have a win/win so will America. Yeah!!!!! You go Israel!

  • Amy

    Really interesting simulation, but I won’t think that an Israeli attack could set back 7 years the nuclear program of Iran. The most of the nuclear facilities is not known, and Israel doesn’t have the air force to break the Iranian rockets and shields. Without the USA, Israel has no chance.