While Defense Secretary Gates nixes strike on Iran's nuclear facilities…

…Jihadists are sharing maps of strategic, military, and nuclear facilities worldwide.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates

United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that utilizing the military option in efforts to force Iran to abandon its controversial nuclear program would have merely temporary, ineffective results, and that imposing sanctions against the Islamic Republic made more sense.

(IsraelNN.com) Jihadist websites recently carried a series of maps displaying strategic, military and nuclear facilities in many countries around the world, including Israel. Other items shared by jihadists over the Internet include newspaper clippings about alleged Israeli army bases in Africa.

The detailed maps are presented by Islamic fundamentalists alongside calls to carry out strikes against the named targets, according to a report released Monday by the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response.

One recent message specifies “important nuclear facilities and military bases that we should strike.” The text is accompanied by several maps identifying strategic sites in nations as diverse as Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Greece, Israel, South Africa, Pakistan and the United States.

Each of the maps of the foregoing countries includes labels purporting to identify air force, missile defense and naval bases, as well as nuclear weapons facilities and other related areas. An Arabic-language map of Japan, without specific strategic sites labeled, was also uploaded to an online jihadist forum alongside an exhortation not to “forget” the Japanese. ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS

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