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Iran can be bombed says General Petraeus
The Telegraph ^ | 1/10/2010 | Alex Spillius

Posted on 01/10/2010 3:57:35 PM PST by bruinbirdman

US military commander for the Middle East and the Gulf region has confirmed that the United States has developed contingency plans to deal with Iran's nuclear facilities.

Gen David Petraeus, head of Central Command or Centcom, did not elaborate on the plans, but said the military has considered the impacts of any action taken there.

Asked about the vulnerability of Iran's nuclear installations, he told CNN: "Well, they certainly can be bombed. The level of effect would vary with who it is that carries it out, what ordnance they have, and what capability they can bring to bear."


General Petraeus giving an update on the situation in Iraq to Barack Obama

He added: "It would be almost literally irresponsible if Centcom were not to have been thinking about the various 'what ifs' and to make plans for a whole variety of different contingencies."

Iran maintains its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes, but the United States and other Western nations fear Tehran wants to acquire nuclear weapons.

Israel has called Iran's nuclear programme the major threat facing its nation. Gen Petraeus declined to comment about Israel's military capabilities, according to CNN.

Iran had until the end of last year to accept a deal offered five permanent UN Security Council members – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, plus Germany.

It did not do so. Instead, Tehran gave the West until the end of January to accept its own proposal.

Petraeus said he thought there was still time for the nations to engage Iran in diplomacy, noting there is no deadline on the enactment of any US contingency plans.

But he added that "there's a period of time, certainly, before all this might come to a head".

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; bhoiran; bhomiddleeast; bombiran; iran; iraniannukes; petraeus; preemption

1 posted on 01/10/2010 3:57:36 PM PST by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

bom-bom-bom
bom-bom Iran

bom-bom-bom
bom-bom Iran


2 posted on 01/10/2010 4:03:06 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: bruinbirdman

The expression of the CIC seems to be distant, as though wondering what he’s doing in such a situation.


3 posted on 01/10/2010 4:03:07 PM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: bruinbirdman

From the look on Obama’s face, I’d say he’s not even “PRESENT”.


4 posted on 01/10/2010 4:04:55 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bruinbirdman

I do not trust the 0ne...What is he really up to?


5 posted on 01/10/2010 4:06:57 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Why can't Michelle practice law anymore?))
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To: bruinbirdman

Make Iran promise if they don’t nuke Israel they can have Iraq, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma and Ohio.


6 posted on 01/10/2010 4:10:50 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: bruinbirdman

That expression on Obie one is creepy!!


7 posted on 01/10/2010 4:13:02 PM PST by timetostand (defund the Federal monster! Proud member of the party of NO!!)
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To: Sacajaweau
"From the look on Obama’s face, I’d say he’s not even “PRESENT”."

I'd say you're right. The expression that he has on his face is that of a man who, unprepared and unaccustomed to battle, finds himself entering an era where he might be expected to perform militarily. The question here is, will he be able to pull it off and establish himself as a warrior president or will he hide himself in a morass of meaningless bluster and rhetoric. I'm betting on the latter.

8 posted on 01/10/2010 4:13:02 PM PST by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental and social illness)
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To: G Larry

He’s in over his head, Petraeus might as well be speaking Greek for all Obama understands.


9 posted on 01/10/2010 4:17:04 PM PST by visualops (Pray for the USA)
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To: G Larry

I dont think the haloed one wants to even think about this, but General Petraeus would never respond to a query in this way unless he knew it would be seen as acceptable to CiC. Maybe a cheap mindgame on the mullahs but they’d know Petraeus does not go in this direction on his own.


10 posted on 01/10/2010 4:18:08 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: ColdOne

He would rather be living it up on Air Force One or playing golf. Petraeus is wasting Zero’s precious time with these small matters.


11 posted on 01/10/2010 4:20:12 PM PST by bytesmith
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To: bruinbirdman

Let me see.... 0bama refers to Iran as “The Islamic Republic of Iran” every time he speaks about that country. Every American I know calls the country IRAN. Barack’s Muslim background leads me to believe that he would wait until Iran would use a nuclear warhead before he would even think about doing a preemptive attack on Iran.


12 posted on 01/10/2010 4:22:31 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: bruinbirdman

Is Obama wearing a silk shirt..it appears to out shine his pink tie


13 posted on 01/10/2010 4:37:26 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Steely Tom

Not with the pantywaist in chief in charge.

The mullahs know they can run wild with no consequences, at least not from us.


14 posted on 01/10/2010 4:38:07 PM PST by jazminerose
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To: bruinbirdman

Obama thinking... "What is that word on the teleprompter?
It's misspelled. I think..."

15 posted on 01/10/2010 4:46:50 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Dallas59

Dunno about Florida and Ohio, but some of us Okies and Texans would definitely have a little trouble with that.


16 posted on 01/10/2010 4:51:09 PM PST by Don Carlos (I stood my watch. MSgt, USAF (Ret))
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To: bruinbirdman

Dear Leader will apologize for these comments.


17 posted on 01/10/2010 4:51:16 PM PST by MtnClimber (Contribute to Scott Brown for US Senate in Mass. https://www.icontribute.us/scottbrown)
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To: bruinbirdman

bttt


18 posted on 01/10/2010 5:56:21 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: bruinbirdman

19 posted on 01/10/2010 6:45:54 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Don Carlos

oops forgot my /s tag.


20 posted on 01/10/2010 8:34:01 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Possibly being a despot in training, despots love to have lots of military power and to control as much of the world as possible. Being a peacenik may just be a cover for military ambition. If you want to be number one you will want to take out contenders or annoyances to your ambitions along the way.


21 posted on 01/10/2010 9:15:29 PM PST by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: bushpilot1
Is Obama wearing a silk shirt..it appears to out shine his pink tie.

You are probably right. It really looks expensive.

22 posted on 01/10/2010 9:18:54 PM PST by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: bruinbirdman

0bamao reminds me of a younger Qaddafi.

Eerie.


23 posted on 01/10/2010 9:24:27 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: hennie pennie

*bookmark*


24 posted on 01/11/2010 1:58:53 PM PST by hennie pennie
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