Iran and Israel????????
Can someone tell me (In simplified form) whats going on?
Laura, Does Israel have nuclear weapons? And is one of the only reasons we are concerned is because of oil?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Iran is actively trying to build a nuclear bomb. This worries Israel, because Iran is an Islamist police state which has been in a de facto state of war with Israel for 30 years. Iran sees the elimination of Israel as a goal, and it has supported all kinds of anti-Israel terrorist groups with money, weapons, training, advisors, intelligence, etc. Iran also has missiles capable of reaching Israel which can be fitted with nuclear warheads.
The prospect of a nuclear Iran obviously does not sit well with Israel, so it has been pushing for more international sanctions, and is seriously considering an all-out attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. Obama does not want this, and has been demanding that Israel not surprise him with an Iran attack, but Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister) is seriously weighing the option of an attack.
Israeli intelligence is also waging a secret war against Iran's nuclear and missile programs. Israel has hinted that its involved, and denies everything with a smile. A nuclear facility, three missile bases, and a factory supplying steel for nuclear centrifuges have all been heavily damaged in explosions, and have had numerous casualties, with one of the dead being architect of Iran's missile program. Five Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in shootings and car bombings, and an Israeli official anonymously said that these assassinations were to ensure that Iran could not rebuild its nuclear program following an attack. Iranian nuclear plants have also suffered from two major computer virus attacks, and have had faulty equipment sold to them by fake companies.
To answer your question to Laura, yes Israel has about 400 nukes as an insurance policy against destruction. It will never use them unless its existence is seriously threatened. Israel has never threatened to wipe any nation off the face of the earth. Iran is an open sponsor of terrorism, not just against Israel but against Jewish communities worldwide and Coalition forces in Iraq. A few days ago, the Azerbaijani security services foiled an Iranian intelligence operation to assassinate the Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan and a local Rabbi. Who is better suited to have nuclear weapons?
The US is concerned over the effect this would have over oil. A huge percentage of the world's oil and natural gas is shipped through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway linking the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea. Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz if it is attacked. The United States has warned that it will counter any Iranian attempt to do so. Any attack will immediately spike up oil and gas prices, and if the strait is blocked, there will be a worldwide energy crisis. The Iranians have been amassing small and fast boats armed with anti-ship missiles, together with plane-launched and land-based missiles. They hope that these will be able to ultimately overwhelm the defenses of a US carrier battle group. The Iranians would only control the strait briefly before the US Navy overpowered them, but if they mined it and the United States could not clear it to a reasonable degree, there will be an oil crisis of epic proportions.
- 8 years ago
Israel has over 200 Nuclear weapons. Iran has nil but would like to acquire some.
the narrow Straits of Hormuz ( check spelling) carry ( I think) 40% of the worlds oil.
Iran has threatened to close them. I believe it has the means to do this.
What do you think would happen to the price of gasoline if 40% of its supply were cut ?
- wilbertLv 58 years ago
Israel already has atomic weapons, lots of them, all obtained by the back door with the full approval of the US, although they do not have the courage to even admit this well known fact . Israel wants to be top dog in the Middle East and anyone that encroaches on their misguided belief
has to be stepped on. Israel still has to learn that there are other countries in the ME as strong or even stronger than themselves. Turkey and Iran are good examples They should take heed of this fact before dragging its ally, the US, into yet another war they cannot win. Remember Iraq who were supposed to have weapons of mass destruction and although none were ever found cost the lives of thousands of American and NATO lives, Does Israel expect America to go down this disastrous road again ?
- trancinguyLv 68 years ago
The two are puppets, Iran belongs to China / Russia and "Israel" belongs to NATO. It is not only because of Oil, add Manpower, Location etc.Source(s): NATO VS. China / Russia ______________________ disclaimer Copyright © 2008 - Present ☺ In compliance with domestic and international law globally. Form 89B7-5/7h.i.j12 has been correctly submitted: Pro Forma, Prima Facie. http://www.istealyourmoney.com/
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- Anonymous8 years ago
Iran [Persia] hates Israel and Iran [Persia] wants to wipe out Israel off the map. Yes Israel does have 200-300 nuclear weapons. Iran does not have a single one.
- affinity292Lv 78 years ago
Iran and Israel hate one another.
Iran's president keeps threatening Israel.
Iran is attacking Israel through its proxies, hezbollah and Hamas and has been caught smuggling Iranian weapons to terrorists.
And Iran appears to be developing Nuclear Weapons, in violation of the NPT treaty they signed.
The idea that this is between Israel and Iran is a common but incorrect belief.
All of Iran's neighbors except Syria (whose leader is on the way out) and Lebanon (ruled by Hezbollah, Iran's proxy and currently indicted for killing the previous Lebanese PM and under pressure for failing to disarm as required under the brokered peace with Israel after the last war Hezbollah started) are EXTREMELY against Iran's having Nukes.
So far, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, and Bahrain, for example, have come out and pleaded with the US to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program with force if necessary.
More recently, Saudi Arabia has come out and said that if Iran is not stopped, Saudi Arabia and the other Arab states will have no choice but to join the nuclear arms race to stop Iran.
The Arab states hate and fear Iran.
Iran keeps threatening their Gulf neighbors.
And Iran keeps supporting terrorism against Sunni Arabs across the Middle East.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Israel is based on propaganda and is global dictator
Americans will never see through the wall of propaganda.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon contactors are getting richer and richer thanks to my hard-earned tax dollars.
- Bad Moon RisingLv 78 years ago
Iran stated bluntly that they wished to eradicate Israel from the face of the Earth. Would you allow them to develop missile ready nuclear weapons that could give them their "vision" or would you strike first before they can actually do that?
- Anonymous8 years ago
Nothing they just chillin