Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bolton: Israel Has 8 Days To Strike Iran

If anyone has got the balls to do this, it would be Israel. I don't think we could afford to get into anymore conflicts. I know we have their back, but I personally don't think it would be a good idea to strike. Not right now. We'll have to see how this plays out.

Via CP: Israel has "eight days" to launch a military strike against Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility and stop Tehran from acquiring a functioning atomic plant, a former US envoy to the UN has said.

Iran is to bring online its first nuclear power reactor, built with Russia's help, on August 21, when a shipment of nuclear fuel will be loaded into the plant's core.

At that point, John Bolton warned Monday, it will be too late for Israel to launch a military strike against the facility because any attack would spread radiation and affect Iranian civilians.

"Once that uranium, once those fuel rods are very close to the reactor, certainly once they're in the reactor, attacking it means a release of radiation, no question about it," Bolton told Fox Business Network.

"So if Israel is going to do anything against Bushehr it has to move in the next eight days."

Absent an Israeli strike, Bolton said, "Iran will achieve something that no other opponent of Israel, no other enemy of the United States in the Middle East really has and that is a functioning nuclear reactor." - Read more

Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton on the consequences of Iran activating its nuclear power plant August 16, 2010 on the Fox Business Network

h/t Conservative Perspective

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