“We are ready to do whatever is demanded of us” in order to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, IAF commander Maj. -Gen. Ido Nehushtan told German magazine Der Spiegel in an interview published Tuesday.
Nehushtan told the magazine that whether a military strike is eventually decided upon is a political question and not an issue of Israel’s military capabilities.
A strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities “is a political decision,” the IAF commander said, “but if I understand it correctly, all options are on the table… The Air Force is a very robust and flexible force. We are ready to do whatever is demanded of us.”
Siegfried Hecker of Stanford University and a former director of the Los Alamos weapons laboratory said the growing size of the Iranian stockpile “underscored that they are marching down the path to developing the nuclear weapons option.”
Anyone who takes comfort in reports that Iran hasn’t gone nuclear yet should read Douglas Frantz’s and Catherine Collins’ Nuclear Jihadist –which details how A.Q. Khan guided Pakistan (and North Korea) to nuclear weapons and how the world was stunned when Pakistan flipped its nuclear switch. Iran has far more industrial capacity now than Pakistan did then, and the idea that it isn’t pursuing a complete nuclear program is absurd.
My lengthy interview with Frantz and Collins are among those compiled in my new book, The War Against the West. Send a copy to any skeptic of Iran’s intentions, or to anyone unfamiliar with the full scope of the two-front war the West faces against both radical Sunni and radical Shia forces.