BKNT-IntelL:One Israeli pilot is quoted saying…’the moment of truth is near…’

Posted: April 21, 2012 by BlackNETintel-2 in BlackNET Intelligence
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Feature: BlackNET abuzz over Iraq showdown

Published: Tuesday, March. 19, 2003 at 3:59 PM
LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) — Ensconced at an undisclosed location in the lonely wooded mountains of West Virginia, the BlackNET has been abuzz in recent weeks as the United States prepares for the moment of truth in the Persian Gulf.

The pending invasion of Iraq and the possibility that it will bring new terrorist attacks to the United States has stoked the level of chatter on the Internet mailing list that has become a “must-have” for government officials, investigative reporters and world affairs scholars in the netherworld of international spooks.

“The consensus is that (Iraqi leader) Saddam (Hussein) is an eternal optimist,” said Scott Malone, moderator and founder of the Web site dubbed “BlackNET,” which was originally launched in Arlington, Va., in the immediate wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide attack on the nearby Pentagon. “And (President) Bush is going to do exactly what he says.”

Saddam’s optimism is likely fading with American and British troops expected to be moving in on his dug-in military at any moment, but the imminent showdown has been the primary topic of discussion for months among the members of BlackNET who share a professional interest in the shadowy world of international terrorism.

We picked up some Israeli chatter last week,” Malone told United Press International on Monday in a telephone interview.

“It was some amateur radio buffs who were monitoring some U.S. fighter pilots who said the invasion was going to be on Tuesday.”

The chatter appeared to have been off by a day, [not so–the invasion DID BEGIN that Tuesday,’ EST, just five hours after this article went out on the UPI wire.] but it’s the kind of fodder that makes BlackNET a font of tidbits and a plethora of analyses that go out to the membership list of roughly 100 in real time and uncensored and unfiltered by officials, editors and spokesmen…

Israel Is Preparing For A Full Assault On Iran’s Nuclear Facilities If Diplomacy Fails

Robert Johnson | Apr. 16, 2012, 7:15 AM | 10,566 | 80 
On May 23 the U.S., China, Russia, France, Britain, and Germany will have another sit down with an Iranian delegation in Baghdad to further discuss Tehran’s nuclear future.

Called the P5+1 talks, five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, the next meeting will follow a round of Turkish based talks that concluded this weekend.

According to Iran’s state-run PressTV, Tehran is feeling pretty good about the talks so far, and believes a new attitude of respect brought to the meeting by the six countries could do wonders for negotiations.

But Israel isn’t buying it, and a TV report on a major Israeli station last night shows that while the rest of the world is busy talking, Israel is preparing for a full assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities should diplomacy and sanctions fail to halt Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

Greg Tepper at The Times of Israel wrote about the televised report last night after it aired, calling it remarkable in terms of the access afforded the reporter, the military personnel he interviewed, and that his commentary on a strike were approved by military censors.    
Tepper writes: “No order to strike is likely to be given before the P5+1 talks with Iran resume in May, the reporter, Alon Ben-David, said. ‘“But the coming summer will not only be hot but tense.”’

Should the P5 talks founder, and Israel launches an attack, it will be comprehensive and well coordinated with “dozens if not more planes” including attack and escort jets, tankers to refuel the jets on their long flight to Iran, rescuehelicopters, and electronic warfare planes.

The televised report made clear that while Israel understands it does not have the capability to wipe out Tehran’s entire nuclear program, it will bring a solid punch to the sites it considers most advanced.

One Israeli pilot is quoted saying he knows the mission won’t bring the definitive results of the 1981 raid on Iraq’s Osirak reactor, but that “Years of preparations are likely to come to realization,” and that “the moment of truth is near.”

Israel’s fleet of F-15s will be the likely choice with their weapons options and relatively fuel efficient engines, but they could suffer at the hands of Iran’s Russian built SA 17 and 22 anti-aircraft systems.

Pilots claimed on air that they’re ready to make the ultimate sacrifice and that when the attack comes, and war breaks out, they have already been told where their families will be moved away from base, for safety.

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