Sahit Muja: Iran is dismissing Israeli threats of an attack. Iranian Officials said “stupid” act would provoke “very severe consequences.”
“In our calculations, we aren’t taking these claims very seriously because we see them as hollow and baseless,” foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters in a weekly briefing today.
“Even if some officials in the illegitimate regime Israel want to carry out such a stupid action, there are those inside the Israeli government who won’t allow it because they know they would suffer very severe consequences from such an act,” Ramin Mehmanparast said.
Iran’s defence minister, General Ahmad Vahidi, was quoted by the ISNA news agency saying that Israel “definitely doesn’t have what it takes to endure Iran’s might and will.”
He called the Israeli threats “a sign of weakness” by “brainless leaders.”
The Iranian regime has response to rhetoric from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak in recent days suggesting they were thinking more seriously of military action against Iranian nuclear facilities.”We are determined to prevent Iran from becoming nuclear (armed), and all the options are on the table. When we say it, we mean it,” Barak told Israeli radio last Thursday.
Iranians know that oil is the world,s economy Achilles heel and it is perfectly clear from statements of the Iranian leadership that they will close the Gulf oil lifeline within hour of “Israel aggression”.
Destruction of oil tankers by Iranian gunboat, cruise missile, artillery in the Strait of Hormuz or warplane and an Iranian declaration that the Gulf, Iraq is now a war zone for the supply of oil to cease overnight.
Iran has some world class cruise missiles capable of evading close-in warship defenses. And, of course the damage that Iran would be inflicting on Israel with its long range missiles.
Dimona, Israel might be a radioactive ruin within hours of the attack, and if Iran chooses to rain its missiles on the two Israeli oil refinery complexes concentrated at Haifa and Ashdod the Israeli economy could be brought to a standstill within a week. And all for what?. The US, Europe and Israel isn’t at eminent risk from Iran at the moment.
The Iranian leaders and Iranian People know that any nuclear attack on Israel would lead to a nuclear counterattack by U.S.an Israel that might kill 75 million of its people.
Even George W.Bush, the most pro- Israeli President the USA has ever had, blinked at the prospect of taking on the Iranians.
A war with Iran would make the Iraq’s War look like a village tea party. It is up to Iranian people to change its regime and it will happen as it did in Lybia and Egypt.
It is true the nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists are dangerous, but the immediate war with Iran is a huge mistake that would destabilize the whole region.
We stand all together as Americans to protect the state of Israel, but we must not act and go to war against Iran because there is fear of Arabs and Israeli’s. The fear is not reason for war. US will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.
Sahit Muja, President and CEO
Albanian Minerals, New York