Israeli officials say they won't warn the US if they launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.
Israel won't provide warning so that the US will not be held responsible for failing to stop Israel's potential attack.
That the official version, any way.
You can be sure US indications and warning intelligence staff are watching for an Israeli attack.
Rightardia thinks an air attack is beyond the capabilities of Israel. Israel would need a larger tanker fleet than 8 Boeing KC707s and more than the 25 F-15I Strike Eagles it has .
These fighter bombers can drop two 5,000 lb GBU-28 bunker busters. That will probably be insufficient to neutralize the Iranian nuclear facilities.
Would Obama allow these aircraft to overfly Iran. Rightardia hopes not? Compromise of this aircraft would have a grave effect on US national interests.
It is possible to put bladders into C-130s so they can function as tankers, but Israel would have to modify quite a few C-130s and train crews for his special mission.
However, It would not be easy for Israel to overcome the bomber shortfall because it has no strategic bombers in it inventory.