While Arab nations are in chaos, Israel says time to act on Iran has arrived


Okay, another post worth a reblog from the Extinction Protocol site (the name might be a bit negative, but I do like the posts!) This one is reporting about how things are starting to escalate between Israel and Iran. Of course, with the way things are in the Middle East at the moment, is this the best time for Israel to act? How likely are they to take action with a US Presidential election looming next year? But can they really afford to hold off for much longer? The stakes are high indeed!

The Extinction Protocol

November 21, 2011TEL AVIVThe “time has come” to deal with Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Sunday, refusing to rule out military action to curb the Islamic republic’s nuclear ambitions. Barak, speaking on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS program, indicated that Israel’s patience was wearing thin — and provided an ominous response when asked about the growing speculation of an Israeli military strike. “I don’t think that that is a subject for public discussion,” he said. “But I can tell you that the IAEA report has a sobering impact on many in the world, leaders as well as the publics’, and people understand that the time has come.” The International Atomic Energy Agency published a report on November 8 saying there was “credible” information that Iran was carrying out “activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.” On Friday the IAEA’s board passed a…

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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