FIRST PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2012 - THE DREAM RETURNED AFTER THE BOSTON BOMBING - IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD. LET'S HOPE THAT SANITY RETURNS SOON!
Dear Blog Buddies:
This recurring lucid dream came to me as though I was riding along inside the attack planes as the events described below unfolded. I hope it's just a Nightmare Scenario and the product of a novelist's active imagination.
1. The only Israeli soldier killed in the Entebbe Raid was the brother of Benjamin Netanyahu.
2. If Israel were to scramble IDF (Israel Defense Forces) squadrons, jihadist spies within Israel would alert Teheran hours ahead.
3. IDF squadrons flying across Syria and Iraq toward Iranian targets would enable Iranian defenses to inflict heavy casualties on incoming IDF forces.
4. Israel wants to inflict permanently disabling damage on all Iranian nuclear enrichment and key military command and control sites
5. Israel wants to minimize Iranian and Israeli casualties, so complete surprise is a penultimate strategic consideration. The Entebbe Raid becomes the model - but totally from the air this time with no land insertions.
6. Israel also wants to preempt a counter strike from Syria, Egypt, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza strip.
7. Israel wants to minimize the inevitable regional and international public condemnation for the pre-emptive strike to prevent a second Holocaust.
8. Many of the Iranian facilities are already conveniently underground in thinly populated and remote isolated areas.
9. These Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities don't have to be destroyed - just rendered inert and permanently unusable for 1000 years
10. Israel needs to Strike Swiftly in a totally surprising and decisive manner.
OPERATION ESTHER: The step-by-step execution of the scenario.
1. Israel has several specially modified 747s in a secret location near David Ben Gurion airport.
2. One with Singapore Airlines markings and one with United Arab Emirates markings. Others with markings that will be perceived as "friendlies" by Iranians.
3. In the belly of each are 12 Tomahawk-like laser-guided missiles equipped with tactical nuclear warheads. 24 to 48 in all
4. Each plane also has anti-missle missiles and secret air-to-air defenses on board along with long range fuel tanks with air-to-air refueling capabilities.
5. Mossad agents in Indonesia, India and other normal flight origination sites are already in place to delay the regularly scheduled flights coming into Teheran's Khomeni airport.
6. The faux 747s are flying launch platforms with highly-trained IDF crews on board. Multi-lingual IDF personnel will fool Iranian air traffic controllers and confuse Quds forces and Iranian Revolutionary Guard units with misinformation and conflicting coded orders.
7. The faux 747s take off and head initially west from Israel and then head south at high altitude across Saudi Arabia and Yemen and out over the ocean.
8. Then they turn north toward Iran on the same normal flight paths as the now 30-40 minutes delayed real flights.
9. Once over Iran, they divert to lower altitude flight paths and launch their missiles toward the Iranian nuclear enrichment and key military sites.
10. The laser guided Tomahawk-like missiles carry the tactical nuclear bombs directly into the entrances and ventilation shafts of the underground facilities.
11. The bombs explode collapsing the access and egress points and permanently contaminating the area and equipment with radiation.
12. Minimum personnel casualties are inflicted on Iranians.
13. Once the attacks are underway, the real incoming flights are warned by the IDF and they divert to safe airports in other countries.
14. Once the missles are launched, the Israeli faux 747s climb to high altitudes and dead head for Israel by heading west over Iraq
15. The IDF from home bases now scramble fighter wings to hit the following targets: A. Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, B. Hamas targets in Gaza. Others fly out to provide defensive air cover and refueling to the returning faux 747s
16. Israel uses "The Iron Dome" and some IDF squadrons held in reserve to defense against any incoming missiles and to hit any targets that may become actively hostile in unstable Syria or wobbley Egypt.
17. The US is informed of the raid just as the initial missiles were being launched and all US military assets worldwide are put on full alert to defense against any retaliatory actions from Iran or North Korea.
18. Israel preemptively deals simultaneous crippling blows to its enemies and the entire nation is at full combat readiness to deal with the inevitable Palestinian riots and internal terrorist attacks.
19. Russia and China and the Arab world loudly condemn Israel. President Obama and European world leaders call for calm.
20. Iranian dissidents in Teheran use the internal chaos to uptick the undermining of the current Iranian regime.
21. Pro-Iranian sleeper cells in UK, France, Italy, Spain and the USA launch retaliatory terrorist attacks against civilian targets.
Chaos ensues for many months. President Obama uses the events to declare martial law and delay the 2012 elections. This leads to a Constitutional crisis that threatens the very existence of the United States. Western Europe is also in chaos as economies topple like dominos. Muslim populations in Europe openly battle armies and police in the streets of nearly every nation.
China cooly sits it out to emerge as the new global super power. Russia makes a lot of noise, but does little as it braces for unrest along its 3000 mile border with "The Stans." India also braces for trouble from Pakistan and from Muslim populations in the Punjab.
Well, there you have it. I've been praying that it is just a really bad dream that never comes true.
Light a candle!
PS: My current novel DOUBLE WHAMMY reads like tomorrow's headlines and is now available on Amazon.com and Kindle.
DOUBLE WHAMMY by T. J. Birkenmeier ISBN 978-1453824825