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Chatter Rises On Iran Strike
DOD Buzz ^ | 7/7/2010 | Colin Clark

Posted on 07/07/2010 10:12:20 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The first really clear indication that serious planning was underway to strike at Iran’s rogue nuclear weapons site came a month ago when British news outlets reported that Saudi Arabia had given Israel permission to cross its airspace en route to Iranian targets.

Yesterday, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States said publicly that his country was willing to live with the consequences of a strike against Iran despite the enormous amount of trade between the two countries and the likelihood of riots after a strike.

Today, you have Sen. Joe Lieberman in Israel saying the U.S. would influence Iran, “through diplomatic efforts and economic sanctions if we can, but through military action if we must.”

Now Lieberman is one of Israel’s staunchest backers on Capitol Hill and is not commander in chief, so his comments can be taken with a grain of salt, but they also are a clear indicator that Israeli officials believe a strike is necessary. When the McChrystal fracas broke out, several senior retired and current military officers worried quietly that moving leaders at Central Command at such a sensitive time in Israeli-Iranian relations could leave the U.S. unfocused on a likely Israeli threat. The selection and rapid confirmation of Gen. David Petraeus alleviated some of those concerns but CentCom remains without a leader who has undergone Senate confirmation. While that may seem academic to many, Senate confirmation confers great credibility on a military leader and grants them wider discretion than an acting commander possesses, both in their own minds and in those of Congress and the executive branch.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: centralcommand; iran; israel; persiangulf

1 posted on 07/07/2010 10:12:22 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

Why would Saudia Arabia give permission to Israel? I thought that they all hated Israel?


2 posted on 07/07/2010 10:15:39 PM PDT by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: diamond6

Saudi Arabia despises Iran. Have ever heard the quote “The enemy of my enemy is my friend?


3 posted on 07/07/2010 10:17:19 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: diamond6

This time around Sunni vs Shia trumps Sunni vs. Jew. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.


4 posted on 07/07/2010 10:17:37 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: sonofstrangelove

It takes one to know one. Muslims know the cruelty and evil that their religion teaches. They know Israel creates benefits to the world, and that includes them. World class hypocrisy.


5 posted on 07/07/2010 10:23:48 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: sonofstrangelove

LET

IT

COME !


6 posted on 07/07/2010 10:25:37 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: diamond6

You forgot the < / sarc > tag.


7 posted on 07/07/2010 10:32:42 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Arizona: Just doing the job 0bamacrats won't do!)
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To: sonofstrangelove

New Moon: July 12th


8 posted on 07/07/2010 10:37:56 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*))
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To: sonofstrangelove

Been calling this one for months.
Obama and the Dems are sinking FAST, and he needs a new war.


9 posted on 07/07/2010 10:48:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: sonofstrangelove
I believe the certainty of all-out war in the Mideast is growing, and have believed this ever since Iran embarked on its quest for nuclear weapons. But a caveat:

I know the idea of Israel cleaning Iran's clock looks good to some from half a world away. But consider the secondary consequences, even supposing Israel does a first-rate job of taking out Iran's nukes, ICBM's, etc.

Firstly, there is Hizbollah in Lebanon, armed by Iran with new, longer range missiles. These would certainly be unleashed at Iran's orders.
Then there is the PA/Hamas, who would create whatever trouble they could.
So Israel would have to fight three enemies.

And of course the US will be blamed, so be prepared for the most serious attack that can be mustered at this time; by whatever Islamic terrorist groups or coalition (there are so many I can't name them all) wants to take the credit for striking the Great Satan.

10 posted on 07/07/2010 10:58:06 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Darn, lost my tagline... something about boarders, in-laws and bad language.)
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To: sonofstrangelove
New moon July 11th. Full solar eclipse too. Multiple sources expressing concern about a serious event in the July 8 to 11 date range.
11 posted on 07/07/2010 11:08:43 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Uncle Miltie

I wasn’t being sarcastic. I had no idea that Saudia Arabia and Iran are enemies.

I need to read up on history alot more. My bad.


12 posted on 07/07/2010 11:09:34 PM PDT by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: Myrddin

How reliable are these sources who these sources work for?


13 posted on 07/07/2010 11:10:22 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: diamond6

Google Grand Mosque raid..


14 posted on 07/07/2010 11:19:25 PM PDT by rahbert (Our enemy has yet to reveal himself...)
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To: sonofstrangelove

The sources aren’t official or reliable. I wouldn’t wager more than a beer.


15 posted on 07/07/2010 11:47:31 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: sonofstrangelove

Related...

‘US Will Attack Iran If It Must’

http://beforeitsnews.com/news/95/996/US_will_attack_Iran_if_it_must.html

‘Mr President, Stop Iran, Now!’

http://beforeitsnews.com/news/95/998/Mr_president,_stop_Iran,_now.html


16 posted on 07/07/2010 11:49:37 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: diamond6
The Sunni Saudi rulers use Judenhass to distract and control their subjects. The Shiite Persians scare the bejeebers outta them. The Arabs fear the Persians. Most Arabs couldn't give a flying flick about the Palistians, if they did, there would be peace and prosperity throughout the Middle East. The oligarchs stir up trouble to justify their rule.
17 posted on 07/08/2010 2:25:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I sort of got the hint,there is a reason there are 3 carrier Strike groups in the Red Sea


18 posted on 07/08/2010 3:30:25 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: diamond6

Iranians are Persian, not Arab. There is no love lost between Arabs and Persians.
The Iranian version of Islam bares only a superficial resemblance to Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabism. Remember that during the Iraq-Iran war Arabs backed Iraq.


19 posted on 07/08/2010 3:34:24 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: sonofstrangelove
No chance of a strike by the US while President Obama is in charge, NO CHANCE.
20 posted on 07/08/2010 5:22:06 AM PDT by 2001convSVT ("Hand out pocket Constitutions to everyone you can")
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Thanks sonofstrangelove.
When the McChrystal fracas broke out, several senior retired and current military officers worried quietly that moving leaders at Central Command at such a sensitive time in Israeli-Iranian relations could leave the U.S. unfocused on a likely Israeli threat. The selection and rapid confirmation of Gen. David Petraeus alleviated some of those concerns but CentCom remains without a leader who has undergone Senate confirmation. While that may seem academic to many, Senate confirmation confers great credibility on a military leader and grants them wider discretion than an acting commander possesses, both in their own minds and in those of Congress and the executive branch.

21 posted on 07/08/2010 7:43:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

*I know the idea of Israel cleaning Iran’s clock looks good to some from half a world away. But consider the secondary consequences, even supposing Israel does a first-rate job of taking out Iran’s nukes, ICBM’s, etc.*

The risks of the collateral damage you speak of would just increase as time goes by. There is no way to degrade Hizballah without war.


22 posted on 07/08/2010 12:29:22 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

“I know the idea of Israel cleaning Iran’s clock looks good to some from half a world away. But consider the secondary consequences, even supposing Israel does a first-rate job of taking out Iran’s nukes, ICBM’s, etc.”

Israel allowing Iran to get off a successful, first strike, nuclear attack on Tel Aviv trumps all the hand-wringing.

And if you think Iran won’t also let some fly at U.S. installations in a first strike launch you’re sadly misinformed.

No one likes war and no one says it doesn’t entail risk. But ignoring SCUM-SUCKING GENOCIDAL FECAL MATTER masquerading as humans in the hopes that they won’t attack you or your allies is lunacy (and cost a hundred + million people their lives in the last century).


23 posted on 07/08/2010 12:47:30 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda; j-damn
You are both right. I didn't mean to wave the 'give peace a chance' banner. I am a realist, and like I said -- I knew long ago that Iran
1) would develop nuclear weapons, and
2) use them at the first opportunity against Israel

I only mean to point out that it won't be a cakewalk, with Iran in control of Hizbollah and ?who knows how many sleeper cells? all over the world, including right here. It will be WWIII, in all probability. Interesting times, like the Chinese say.

24 posted on 07/08/2010 4:58:37 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Darn, lost my tagline... something about boarders, in-laws and bad language.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I’ll believe it when I wake up and hear that it’s been carried out. Until then, I take the view that either (a) Obuttocks doesn’t have the courage to actually carry it out, and is just trying to bluff Iran (as if that has ever worked), or (b) it’ll go down about as well as the last time a democrat president attacked Iran - and will say a little prospective prayer for the lives of the US service-members who will be slain at the altar of Obuttocks’ overweaning ego.


25 posted on 07/08/2010 5:03:00 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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