Skip to comments.Israel 'will attack Iran' before new US president sworn in, John Bolton predicts
Posted on 11/05/2008 4:12:04 PM PST by Postal Dude
Israel 'will attack Iran' before new US president sworn in, John Bolton predicts
John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations, has predicted that Israel could attack Iran after the November presidential election but before George W Bush's successor is sworn in.
Israel, however, still had a determination to prevent a nuclear Iran, he argued. The "optimal window" for strikes would be between the November 4 election and the inauguration on January 20, 2009.
William Kristol, a prominent neo-conservative, told Fox News on Sunday that an Obama victory could prompt Mr Bush to launch attacks against Iran. "If the president thought John McCain was going to be the next president, he would think it more appropriate to let the next president make that decision than do it on his way out," he said.
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I also think, Biden, Powell and Albright did mean an Israeli attack on Iran with their talking about a international crisis.
Well what else can they do with the prospect of a President Obama who will sit on his hands just like Carter did?
Yes, Israel won’t want to take a chance on an ineffectual, or even hostile, Obama and so has to act before Jan 20.
Things might have been different if McCain had won - a phrase I may find myself using more than once. But of course we must look ahead.
They must attack. Obamanation is not a friend of Israel.
This article is a few months old by the way. But Bolton already knew, that Israel wants to hit Iran, if Obama wins. So, now that Obama has won, I think we will very soon see Israel hitting Iran hard, very hard.
Israel must act to defend themselves NOW. Obama will do nothing for Israel, so they will have to take care of themselves. Heaven help the Israelis.
It is in Israel’s own self-interest to do this, but not the world’s.....the crap will hit the fan and Obama will be in way over his head.
Hello World War.
Maybe, that’s what Biden was talking about (the action which might not be popular).
Obama would then announce his SUPPORT of Iran against Israel.
(No, I’m not Mike Ledeen, I’m just stealing his line.)
In 5 years Iran could send a missle to the U.S. per our missle defence head.
If Israel is interested in its survival as a nation, they had better attack Iran before Obama takes over.
Gird your loins, folks!
Bush is now completely free to do whatever he thinks will protect his Iraq project, or his legacy, or our country.
More shit will hit the fan if we do nothing and 5 years from now Iran can hit us with a missle and Russia and China are stronger and we are weaker and don't have our resources positioned.
The ONLY thing keeping Israel from smacking down their enemies is the US. With our support they have been able to work with us to keep Syria, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, and Egypt from attacking them. With Obama being a Muslim and professing that he will stand with the Muslims, Israel has no choice but to defend herself...she has nukes. God bless her.
Surreal, but plausable.
It's in the world's interest to do this.
Nuclear bombs in the hands of those mad mulluhs of Iran? I couldn't think of a more frightening thought.
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