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Cheney voices concern that Israel may attack Iran
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 20 January 2005 | JPOST.COM STAFF

Posted on 01/20/2005 1:01:34 PM PST by anotherview

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To: Lady Heron

Good post.

I have always maintained that going into Iraq was for strategic reasons. Pres Bush told us in his axis of evil speech pretty clearly what needs to be done.

The middle east has been simmering for years and it has to be taken care of. There are no easy ways to do it and no guaranteed outcomes, but the US and Israel are the only ones who will lead.

I pray for the people of Iran who have had to live under this tyranny and wish to be free.


151 posted on 01/21/2005 7:58:06 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Lady Heron

Agreed.

It's ironic considering the fact that every non-islamic country that would object is also struggling with serious terrorism problems.

If/when this situation explodes, it could get very ugly for everyone. I'd hate to see what the economy would do if the oil stopped flowing for any length of time.

Any military action against us on the part of those who object might interfere with the flow of oil, so they might do nothing.


152 posted on 01/21/2005 10:13:16 AM PST by Middle-O-Road (In favor of blowing all terrorists to China, via other hotter places where they'll linger a while.)
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To: Marano NYC
I do not think they have developed bunker busters yet .

Israel bought about 3000 from us a few months ago.

153 posted on 01/21/2005 10:18:57 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Nations do not survive by setting examples for others. Nations survive by making examples of others)
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To: garyhope
What is the "Samson Option"?

It means that the Israelis will kill a billion muslims if the Hebrew state is going to die.

154 posted on 01/21/2005 10:20:50 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Nations do not survive by setting examples for others. Nations survive by making examples of others)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

I agree.

Iraq is the perfect position from which to drain the swamp. I don't see any way to win the war on terror without doing exactly that. We have to at least try to address the problem. To do less is to guarantee that we will continue to be a target.

One thing the controversy over Iraq has done is reveal very clearly who our real friends are, and who is more unreliable in a pinch. It's rough going it alone on anything. But I think the reality is that anti-Americanism has become so severe in the world that we might be alone in facing most future conflicts. I hope I'm wrong.

I don't know why I'm surprised by that - the lead up to WWII was much the same for Britain.

That's another thing I wondered about - if, heaven forbid, we ended up head to head with China for some reason, would we be standing against them without allies? Even if China attacked us?


155 posted on 01/21/2005 10:23:25 AM PST by Middle-O-Road (In favor of blowing all terrorists to China, via other hotter places where they'll linger a while.)
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To: Burr5
I'd worry about a million whacked out Iranian soldiers streaming into Iraq in the aftermath- they've done it before

One word : NAPALM.

156 posted on 01/21/2005 10:23:38 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Nations do not survive by setting examples for others. Nations survive by making examples of others)
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To: anotherview

"Is that concern or a hope?"

Reads like a post election suggestion to me.

"Mr. Sharon, can we store a half dozen or so MOAB's out back there? We have so many we can't count 'em all and nowhere to store 'em. Borrow a couple if you need."


157 posted on 01/21/2005 10:24:26 AM PST by IamConservative (To worry is to misuse your imagination.)
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To: Lady Heron
Not only China would be a problem, but Russia and Europe will not want us walking into Iran when the oil of Iraq in their eyes is under our control and we are sitting pretty next door to Saudi Arabia

I think 10 carrier groups will stop EVERYONE from shipping troops into the region. Overland assault would require several countries latting the armies cross them. Ain't gonna happen.

China, the EU and Russia would have a really hard time even coming after our guys with anything.

158 posted on 01/21/2005 10:26:34 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Nations do not survive by setting examples for others. Nations survive by making examples of others)
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To: Centurion2000

I stand corrected. 3000 seems like an inordinately high number. These weapons have a highly specific function.I guess it is good to be over prepared.


159 posted on 01/21/2005 10:28:14 AM PST by Marano NYC
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To: Centurion2000

That assumes they won't hit us at home.


160 posted on 01/21/2005 10:51:41 AM PST by Middle-O-Road (In favor of blowing all terrorists to China, via other hotter places where they'll linger a while.)
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To: Lady Heron

I don't believe Syria is in any position to be a threat and as for Russia they couldn't even handle their internal problems. I don't think that either is a deterrent to our support.


161 posted on 01/21/2005 11:38:35 AM PST by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Middle-O-Road
If/when this situation explodes, it could get very ugly for everyone. I'd hate to see what the economy would do if the oil stopped flowing for any length of time.

It would be an all out race for every drop of oil on this planet by Europe, China, Russia and the US. This is what Europe is really trying to decide are they with the US or in it on their own or perhaps trying to make new Allies.

162 posted on 01/21/2005 11:39:27 AM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Centurion2000
I think 10 carrier groups will stop EVERYONE from shipping troops into the region. Overland assault would require several countries latting the armies cross them. Ain't gonna happen.

Some would tell you that the Bible says they will come over land taking everything in their path. But you are right land is the only way for them to come....Their armies have the plans to get there just like we do and I am sure that they have factored in the fact that we are already there by now.

Personally I think that Russia might just clean out Iran before we do. It would be wiser from their standpoint if they decided to "join" the war on terror and "help" than to complain once we are there and they can do nothing about it.

This is an other thing this warning does, it give the opportunity for one of the big 4 to step up to the plate and look like they are helping instead of us doing all the work and reshaping the middle-east in our image which of course would take a century and they know it, we are still in Japan after all.

163 posted on 01/21/2005 11:48:12 AM PST by Lady Heron
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To: gakrak
I don't believe Syria is in any position to be a threat

LOL! No, they certainly do not have a very good position sandwiched in between Israel and the US army, but they definitely have been a nuisance in Iraq and there is a very good possibility that they have Saddam's weapons and in that case they could be a threat if they ever felt like committing suicide, but you are right I do not think they will act unless many act with them.

My only question about Syria was does Russia have a pack to protect them in case of war, though I was more interested in Iran.

As for Russia, the bear might be weak and ill but she still has very sharp claws and the US will never seek direct confrontation, just because of the harm that could be done to our population.

164 posted on 01/21/2005 11:55:27 AM PST by Lady Heron
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
**Old Cheney sure has a bucket of balls.**

Hey not so much of the old will not dispute the rest of the comment though LOL
165 posted on 01/22/2005 10:58:12 AM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Allan; Shermy

I take it back; it turns out that Cheney did say "concerns". On the Sunday news shows today, there was a clip of him on the Imus show. Here's what Cheney said there: "One of the concerns people have is that Israel might do it without being asked."


166 posted on 01/23/2005 11:08:33 AM PST by Mitchell
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