Skip to comments.Chatter Rises On Iran Strike
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 Irans 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 Israels 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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Why would Saudia Arabia give permission to Israel? I thought that they all hated Israel?
Saudi Arabia despises Iran. Have ever heard the quote “The enemy of my enemy is my friend?
This time around Sunni vs Shia trumps Sunni vs. Jew. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
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.
You forgot the < / sarc > tag.
New Moon: July 12th
Been calling this one for months.
Obama and the Dems are sinking FAST, and he needs a new war.
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.
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.
How reliable are these sources who these sources work for?
Google Grand Mosque raid..
The sources aren’t official or reliable. I wouldn’t wager more than a beer.
‘US Will Attack Iran If It Must’
‘Mr President, Stop Iran, Now!’
I sort of got the hint,there is a reason there are 3 carrier Strike groups in the Red Sea
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 Arabias Wahhabism. Remember that during the Iraq-Iran war Arabs backed Iraq.
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