Turkey should well remember Operation Opera*, lest it happen to them

A tweet by one of the most well-known and well-networked defense experts Babak Taghvaee (of Iranian origin and a dissident of the theocratic regime of Tehran, currently in Malta),  referring to an Israeli military source ends a chilling Israeli warning message to Turkey on its nuclear activities …

According to a post on his Twitter account, an Israeli military source allegedly told him that Israeli services were “closely watching” the discussions involving Turks with Pakistanis over military nuclear cooperation. In short, the development of a nuclear arsenal.

All show that the arrival of Pakistani military forces in the eastern Mediterranean region is not entirely ‘innocent’, in the context of the well-known Turkish ‘anxiety’ for the security of the region (in other words control of the Mediterranean and its conversion to a ‘Turkish Lake’… ), but in the context of a well-known activity in general, but all show that it has escalated, acquiring dangerous features.

The Turks are allegedly discussing with the Pakistanis the joint development and production of nuclear weapons. Otherwise, it is clear that the Israelis would not feel the need to send a deterrent message to Turkey, which went much further than a mere “we are watching you” warning.

It added that the Israeli Air Force could eliminate any nuclear threat, even in Turkey, if necessary. The leak may not have taken the official form, but the method and “channel” chosen has its significance.

This journalist was also watching the evolution of the Iranian nuclear program, with information gathered from his many sources proving to be valid.

His latest report, if seen as reflecting reality, which is more than likely if existing information on Turkish activities is combined, sets a whole new context in the region …

*Operation Opera (Hebrew: מבצע אופרה‎‎‎), also known as Operation Babylon, was a surprise Israeli air strike carried out on 7 June 1981, which destroyed an Iraqi nuclear reactor under construction 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) southeast of Baghdad.