General David Petraeus insists that Iran's nuclear infrastructure CAN be bombed.

And Israel WILL do it, which has Washington’s liberal pansies shaking in the their booties. They are more afraid of Israel using nukes than they are of the Iranians using them. (But that’s only because they know the Iranians would use them on Israel)

The deployment in the Middle East of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group in the first week of January adds muscle to the words of Gen. David Petraeus, CENTCOM commander, on Jan 10 that Iranian nuclear infrastructure, albeit strengthened against attack with enhanced underground tunnels, wasn’t fully protected.

“Well, they certainly can be bombed,” he said to CNN. “The level of effect would vary with who it is that carries it out, what ordnance they have and what capability they can bring to bear.” Saudis give Israel flyover rights to attack Iran

This judgment contradicts recent LIBERAL US media estimates that Iran’s nuclear facilities buried deep in fortified tunnels are now protected against air or missile strikes.

Declining to comment on the likelihood of an Israeli strike, Gen. Petraeus said there was still time for diplomacy, but pointed out: “It would be almost literally irresponsible if Centcom were not to have been thinking about ‘what ifs’ and making plans for a whole variety of different contingencies.”

CENTCOM was substantially beefed up by the USS Eisenhower carrier which President Barack Obama deployed in the New Year to the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean in support of the US Fifth and Sixth Fleets. He ordered this six-month deployment, the first since he took office a year ago, in view of the rising tensions around Yemen and Iran. (Probably to shoot down Israeli planes on their way to Iran)

The Eisenhower carries eight air squadrons on its decks. Air Wing Seven is made up of four fighter-bomber squadrons, a squadron each of early-warning surveillance, electronic warfare and tactical support aircraft and another of anti-submarine helicopters. Its strike force consists of the USS Hue City guided missile cruiser, and two guided missile destroyers, the USS McFaul, USS Farragut and USS Carney.

Obama said in a recent interview that he had not intention of sending US combat troops to the terrorist havens of Somalia and Yemen because “working with international partners is most effective at this point. DEBKA

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