Skip to comments.Iran warns Israel of “unimaginable losses” if Syria attacked
Posted on 07/16/2006 2:16:47 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
Iran warned its arch-enemy Israel Sunday of unimaginable losses if it attacks Syria adding that the Islamic republic was standing by the Syrian people.
We hope the Zionist regime does not make the mistake of attacking Syria, because extending the front would definitely make the Zionist regime face unimaginable losses, foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters.
Iran is standing by the Syrian people, he added.
We have offered and will offer Syria and Lebanon spiritual and humanitarian support, Asefi said, reiterating Irans denial that it is providing military and financial assistance to the Hezbollah movement.
He also hit out at the United States after President George W. Bush said Israel had every right to defend itself.
The United States has had a destructive role by vetoing resolutions and hence encouraging the Israeli crimes, Asefi said, referring to Washingtons use of its veto in the UN Security Council Thursday to block a resolution calling for a halt to an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.
The United States should reconsider its policies and correct its wrong attitude of supporting the Zionist regime.
If Iran wants to be carpet bombed...so be it. Iran is messing with something way bigger than it can handle.
Iran warns Israel of unimaginable losses if Syria attacked.
Iran sets itself up for unimaginable losses as it foolishly contemplates attacking Israel.
Bring it on suckers!
(Go Israel Go! Slap 'em down Hezbullies.)
Put yourself in an Israeli's shoes. Your family is already under rocket attack. If the Iranians, Syrians, or other Arabs, via proxy or via direct attack, decide to move on Israel, and Israel loses, how many Jews will be spared? How much of Israel's "infrastructure" will be lost? Will the Europeans or Lebanese wail at Israel's distress?
If the Arabs win, 70% to 80% of all Israel's will die. Perhaps the rest will evacuate successfully.
The point is that this is an "all or nothing" fight for Israel. Her enemies leave her no choice. Europe and the U.N. leave her no choice. So, if that's a given, what should Israel do with Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza? Should she sacrafice blood and treasure, and then withdraw under agreements that the Arabs and Persions will honor no more than any of the rest? Will Israel trade land for ... for what? It won't be peace or safety.
Will Israel take on the western liberal task of "nation buildling" for the Lebanese and Syrians, trying to build a democracy for people who would put every man, woman and child in Israel to the sword?
What should Israel do with the Lebanese and Syrians? How thoroughly unthinkable it would be for Israel to adopt the ancient practices of the victors, practices which modern Islam has revived. What would Israel be if as a country, she treated the Lebanese, Palastinians, and Syrians in the exact way that they would treat Israelis, and push every last man, woman and child into the sea, or as refugees to other countries?
But Israel will not do that, because it's not a Muslim country. However, that weakness may be their eventual undoing. Israel needs to retake the lands they conquered, toss the Arabs out, and establish defensible borders. How can the borders they now have be considered "defensible" when they are being bombarded by Iranian rockets daily?
hmmmm... spell checker was off
That is worrisome. Iran has Chemical and Biological WMD. If Hizbollah got top line conventional Iranian arms, there is a possibility that they also got some unconventional ones. If they use one of those, time to get the suits out boys.
I think Israel has a few suprises up her sleeve...
We've put-up with their BS far too long as is.
She better because all the surprises have been on the Muzzie side
Worst case scenario-- This escalates over the next 30 days to where the end game becomes us bombing to sh!t Iran's nuclear facilities. I promise you that ultimate scenario is being war gamed intensely by American military and Israeli military
Wouldn't it something if President Bush warned Iran of "unimaginable destruction" if they don't stop the reckless behavior?
A careful reading of this statement makes it clear Iran is not prepared to take the step, in other words afraid, to publicly state it will render military assistance to Syria in the event of a conflict with Israel.
I have no doubt that this would be on the "menu". A chemical attack on Israel killing thousands would be the go ahead for the kitchen sink to be thrown at Syria and Iran.
I think Iran is a reckless outlaw regime that is on the verge of joining the 4th century.
We underestimate our enemies at our peril.
Remember everyone, the US has the abilty to put a swift end to the Islamic threat to the world. There's no need to allow millions to die while pursuing a "measured response" policy. That's nonsense that gets more people killed in the long run. We got the power,,use it, and move on.
In today's world, would that be a distinction?
Not just. Per Betsy Newmark, ten Iranians were in NoKo during the failed missile launch
Would that be similar to the measured response Russia has to the Chechens?
Oh wait. They don't have money.
Saddam...is that you? ;^)
What is Iran going to do when the US hits it on three fronts (from Afghanistan and Iraq) as well as from the Persian Gulf?
I'm reminded of Pres. Clinton's words...."We can kill them tomorrow"...when defending his nonchalance regarding these problems.
I'm also reminded of the saying, "Today is the tomorrow you spoke about yesterday"
"The time has come," the walrus said....
Am I the only one who finds the mullahcrats just the tiniest bit irritating?
Nope, you're not the only one.
Those damn clerics all should be assassinated.
No doubt it's being planned for, but unlike the Israelis, the Americans are not interested in seeing things reach that point. $8 a gallon gas and an influx of Iranian suicide bombers descending on Iraq in retaliation would not be conduscive to us winning midterm elections.
Wait a minute.
Iran yanked Hizbollah's puppet strings to start this. Iran keeps Hizbollah armed in Lebanon.
Iran can pull Syria's strings
This is bigger than just going after Iran. This is the war that OBL wanted and couldn't get.
I'm glad it's not just me.
L-rd knows there enough good reasons to take the mullahs out, but at this point I want it done just to teach them not to let their mouths write checks that their asses can't cash.
Thank you, Jimmie Carter. I hope you're proud of the world your policies created.
NATO is doubling it's troop numbers in Afghanistan suddenly. Something's up. It's just not being broadcasted.
Too subtle for me - I don't know what your point is, - is there an implication that somehow I am supportive of Saddam/Ahmadinejad?
The reality is that right now things are going pretty well for Iran. They look good to the Arab 'street' with their missle damaging an Israeli ship, and the focus is off their nuclear program. Not only that, the Europeans and others are probably even less inclined than they were a few days ago about pressuring Iran for fear of a greater conflict in the middle east.
Ahmadinejad may be insane, but that does not make him stupid. He and his backers have successfully put the west in a very difficult and dangerous situation with their nuclear program - perhaps the most difficult we've faced in many generations.
Are we willing to go to nuclear war to support Israel?
Answer = Yes
I dont know why everyone says 'place you dont want to go', Yes it leads to nuclear war. That is what the mullah wants to see! And they have sufficient funding to go there, and there are now a sufficient number of nuclear players where he can get it. And if they nuke israel, you can bet your last shekel that chicago will be next. These people are NOT out to protect their own skin, they want YOURS.
Israel is the line in the sand. Dont Cross It.
The economic and political risks the West would face under a regional war scenario that included Iran is more than we are prepared for with our troops already on overextended tours of duty in Afganistan and Iraq, though Israel may try to force our hand in this anyway. This strategy may backfire on them in the long run should it plunge the West into a serious economic depression. The inflamed Arab passions in the region could cause the Saudi Royal family to be toppled, a geo-political nightmare for us should it ever happen.
Your original suggestion and statement was to not underestimate the enemy. My point was that Saddam DID obviously underestimate his enemies and well...look where he is now.
Thank you...my point exactly!!!!
However, I don't think we are in a position to gloat about Iraq.
If the drivel from "On The Beach" had been accepted as fact when the book was written back in the 50's, the West would have lost the Cold War because we would have just surrendered to the Soviets.
Pull your head out of your surrender hole for gawdsakes!
This is war, a war for Israel's survival, on top of the current Islamofascist war against the West, which will determine the survival of all civilization.
If you really have a gun, remind yourself that it is better to die on your feet, then to live on your knees for 15 minutes before some Muzzie with a sword beheads you either before or after your other family members meet the same fate.
Get with it man!
We ARE in a position to gloat about 50 million human beings who were formerly enslaved under the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam in Iraq, now breathing free air, ya know?
I grew up expecting a Soviet 'bolt from the blue' nuclear strike at any given moment. I lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis ready to live for weeks in my school with Civil Defense rations and jugs of water. My parents made every preparation to meet such an emergency, including a basement shelter area.
And those preparations included guns and ammo to confront any enemy coming into our house, foreign OR domestic.
And I'm still ready, so those ragheaded mofos can just bring it the Hell on.
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