Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Appearance of Iranian Chalabi's

The Jerusalem Post had two lead articles on the Iranian threat. The first highlighted statements by an exiled Iranian opposition group that Teheran "accelerated its nuclear weapons program, including the production of atomic warheads."

The other noted Israel's strong deterence capabilities. It spoke of numerous changes since the second Lebanon war. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said:

"Over the last year and a half, we have undergone a deep and complex process based on change and improvement of every aspect of decision making," he said. "The recommendations following the war are being implemented at every level of IDF command."

The prime minister went on to say that unprecedented resources had been provided to enable the IDF to train harder, be better prepared for action and "to prepare, in the best possible way, commanders and fighters on every level for every possible scenario."

Also during the ceremony, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said, "I cannot be sure that we won't be faced with a stern test in the near future."