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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16

5.28.2009

Jerusalem - Israel to stage its largest-ever war drill

http://www.vosizneias.com/32394/2009/05/27/jerusalem-israel-to-stage-its-largest-ever-war-drill/

Jerusalem - Israel will stage its largest-ever national exercise next week to test security and emergency responses to potential missile attacks, bombings and natural disasters, an official said on Wednesday.

The five-day exercise begins on Sunday and will simulate simultaneous rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon and missile attacks from arch-foes Syria and Iran, Defence Ministry spokesman Shlomo Dror told AFP.

"We will be exercising the doomsday scenario of simultaneous strikes against Israel on all fronts and by different means," Dror said, stressing that "such a scenario is highly unlikely."

This will include conventional, chemical and biological strikes against large population centres. It will also simulate a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings.

A high point of the drill will be on Tuesday when air-raid sirens sound across the country and citizens must scramble to shelters, in some areas within seconds and others within no more than three minutes.

Exercise Turning Point 3 will also simulate rescue and medical services' conduct during earthquakes and epidemics.

And there will be simulated cabinet meetings in which ministers will weigh their response to such attacks and scenarios.

This will be the third such exercise since Israel's 2006 war in Lebanon that saw nearly one million citizens in the north of the country coming under heavy rocket fire for more than a month.

"The Second Lebanon War revealed that the homefront was not well prepared for war and citizens found it hard to adapt to the special situation," Dror said.

The army plans to distribute gas masks to all of Israel's 7.2 million citizens in November, he added.

The drill comes just two weeks after the air force wrapped up a massive four-day exercise that tested its ability to defend against missile and jet strikes from Syria and Iran.

It was the first time the army has simulated strikes from the Islamic republic, located more than 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) away, he said.

COMMENTS:

1. hashem yishmor viyazor

2. Why bother and waste time and energy, not to mention so much of taxpayers money. You guys have the atom bomb, under this 'doomsday' scenario, use it. Don't be afraid or shy away from telling your sworn enemies in no uncertian terms, 'If you push us against the wall, this is what you can expect'. That's their best deterrent.

3. I don't know it threatening with atomic weapons is the best answer or deterrent

4. (reply to 2) No one knows for sure if the Israelis have the "bomb"

5. I say why drill-just go for it. You will need to shortly anyway-besides you've already practiced.

6. (reply to 5) why don't you volunteer to fight in the firs.t attack.

7. what time is the drill in jeruselem anybody know?


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