There are four inescapable conclusions that Israel can draw as a result of Iran’s decision to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities in defiance of United Nations demands that it halt it’s nuclear development program. Indeed, not only can Israel draw these conclusions it must draw them and act accordingly as well. The survival of the country depends on it.
The first conclusion is that Iran will possess nuclear weapons before long unless it’s nuclear facilities are destroyed militarily. History tells us that there is no possible non-military action which can be taken to convince the Iranians to abandon their relentless pursuit of these weapons and that they are willing to suffer any consequences to attain them. Sanctions or any other non-military response simply give Iran more time to develop nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, nothing more.
The second conclusion is that Iran will attack Israel with nuclear weapons as soon as it is able to do so. No one can have any illusions about this. Iran’s hatred of Israel is palpable and it would like nothing more than to see Israel removed from the face of the earth. Possessing nuclear weapons would give it the ability to do so and there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that an attack would be launched at the earliest opportunity.
Thirdly, Israel must conclude that the United States or any other nation or group of nations is not going to attack and destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. The will to do so simply doesn’t exist, nor is it going to no matter what the circumstances are. Iran has known this for some time now and Israel must come to the same realization. Militarily, Iran has nothing to fear from the Americans or anyone else except the Israelis and it is no doubt hoping that it can manipulate Israel into holding it’s fire until it no longer matters. This is a trap Israel must not fall into.
The fourth conclusion is two-pronged. The first is that the only thing that will stop Iran from possessing nuclear weapons is a preemptive attack by the Israeli Defence Force which destroys it’s nuclear facilities and the second is that such an attack ought to take place in the very near future. There is nothing else to do and no choice to make. It’s a question of kill or be killed, of annihilate or be annihilated. Dealing with the aftermath will be difficult but at least Israel will not be dead.
Dealing with the aftermath might not be as difficult as imagined in any case because nobody wants Iran to have nuclear weapons and Israels removing them would be seen as beneficial to everyone, regardless of whatever is said for public consumption.