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Israeli Prime Minister Calls For Strike Against Iran
Russia Today ^ | March 18, 2011

Posted on 03/18/2011 6:50:09 AM PDT by Strategy

If Tehran continues with its nuclear program, other nations should threaten it with military action, Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

The sanctions imposed on Iran by the United Nations Security Council are not enough, the Israeli prime minister told CNN. He expressed concern that Iran may gain additional influence during the recent upheaval across the Middle East.

Iran should know that "if it fails to cooperate, there will be credible military actions," Netanyahu said. He believes it is the only thing that could stop Tehran's nuclear program.

According to the prime minister, such actions from the international community would knock out Iran's nuclear facilities. If the strike is unavoidable and the decision is adopted, it would not be that difficult and would be "preferably" led by Washington, he noted.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: iran; islam; israel; middleeast; netanyahu; nuclearpower; sanctions; securitycouncil; un; unitednations

1 posted on 03/18/2011 6:50:18 AM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

Do it yourself , damn somebody always wanting somebody else to do their job.


2 posted on 03/18/2011 6:55:36 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Strategy

if so many nations are worried about being part of an assault, take all markings off the fighter jets and bombers, paint ‘em black (or with Iranian markings) and do the job.


3 posted on 03/18/2011 7:03:27 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Strategy
Sarah and Bibi have a lot to talk about when she visits next week.
4 posted on 03/18/2011 7:05:43 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Strategy; BARLF; jazminerose; Kiss7; NordP; Big_Monkey; Patriot Babe; conservative cat; 444Flyer; ..
He's just pointing out, as Hillary just did, that Ozero is not engaged in foreign affairs and that Israel is basically on its own with regard to Iran.

MARCH 17: In this handout image provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meets with Piers Morgan, recording for CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem. Netanyahu joined Piers Morgan for an exclusive interview where he answered questions on topics including the Palestinian conflict, Libya, Egypt and also on the situation in Japan.

Looks like he's explaining the route the arms shipment took. Meanwhile, Ozero is busy with another family vacation.

5 posted on 03/18/2011 7:10:45 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (i before e, except after c, except after Reince Priebus)
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To: Strategy

I watched that interview. He’s an impressive guy IMHO.


6 posted on 03/18/2011 7:13:15 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Cinnamon Girl

I can’t wait to see this leader meet with our de-facto President Palin!!!


7 posted on 03/18/2011 7:17:45 AM PDT by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: bkepley

Libya is a misdirection; the heat is on Israel.


8 posted on 03/18/2011 7:18:53 AM PDT by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

But on the bright side, Sarah Palin will be visiting Israel and is scheduled to have discussions with Netanyahu. This should be interesting for both of them. I wonder what impression that very tough and astute man will form of his young ally, and what Sarah will learn. So glad they are having this opportunity.


9 posted on 03/18/2011 7:27:17 AM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: org.whodat
Do it yourself , damn somebody always wanting somebody else to do their job.

EXACTLY. We can support you Isreal but were not your mommy.

10 posted on 03/18/2011 7:33:03 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Piers meeting a REAL MAN.
11 posted on 03/18/2011 7:35:09 AM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Strategy

What you see happening in Japan is exactly why we should have hit that damn reactor before the Russians installed the fuel rods.

By getting the fuel on site it became hands off by the outside world; now with people reminded how far reaching a reactor breach or coolant supply restriction can be this thing became the best “human shield” that site could ever hope to have.


12 posted on 03/18/2011 7:46:13 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Strategy

Get ready.


13 posted on 03/18/2011 8:03:50 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: org.whodat
Do it yourself , damn somebody always wanting somebody else to do their job.

Amen to that. I love it when he says someone else should do it. We give them 4 billion a year for what? Use it or lose it. Actually they should lose it before any American loses a dime of any services, is the way I see it. We need to take care of the USA first.

14 posted on 03/18/2011 8:24:45 AM PDT by apoliticalone (Conservatism is about putting the USA first, not international bankers and corporations)
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To: apoliticalone

Excellent idea! Hope Bibi is firing up his jets now!


15 posted on 03/18/2011 8:29:01 AM PDT by Bulgaricus1 (Fill your hand you son...)
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To: Strategy
They better be careful, They got a new Joooooo killer.

We've built a flying saucer, boasts Iran (even if it does look like....)

16 posted on 03/18/2011 8:31:21 AM PDT by txroadkill
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To: Bulgaricus1

WHY?

Pissed me off when I heard him say this. DO IT YOURSELF ISRAEL - we are not the worlds babysitter.

I am ALL for taking out Iran - but why do WE have to do it?

Israel is QUITE capable.

Yeeesh - we are not the worlds freakin babysitter.

We will gladly BACK YOU UP Israel.


17 posted on 03/18/2011 8:40:05 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: silentknight

Israel is QUITE capable.”

Actually, it’s on the bleeding edge of Israel’s abilities, due to the refusal of Obama to let Israel overfly Iraq and refusal to assit with re-fueling.

If Israel could take off from Iraq, this would be a cake-walk.


18 posted on 03/18/2011 8:55:49 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Strategy

Benjamin must do what is best for his nation. Part of that job is recognizing that the US Resident is setting them up for the long awaited fall. The Resident’s words and actions cannot be trusted; therefore USA cannot be trusted at this time.

We the USA people have been taken over by a hostile government, in coordination with foreign and monied powers.


19 posted on 03/18/2011 9:00:30 AM PDT by veracious
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To: Strategy

Bibi’s poll numbers must be falling again - hence the toothless posturing once more. The man is a great self-publicist, but a fraud as a leader. Every single major provaction or act of war has been met with either a half-hearted or no response at all. He just seems one more Israeli bent on national suicide.


20 posted on 03/18/2011 9:02:02 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: ottbmare; pillut48

Looking forward to those pictures.


21 posted on 03/18/2011 9:17:56 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (i before e, except after c, except after Reince Priebus)
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To: Strategy

We’re maxed out. Talk to the Chinese and if they lend us another $Trillion, then maybe.


22 posted on 03/18/2011 9:19:06 AM PDT by mewykwistmas
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To: Moleman

Israel IS the Mommy....able and most willing to go alone if they decide to do just that. Never needs anyones permission to act...obvious History reveals this.

When Israel took out Saddams Nuclear site...they phoned Washington to let them know after the fact. Washingtons response...’Oh really, is that so”. Frankly Israel does what it will do without any nations agreement. But only when it determines when and where.


23 posted on 03/18/2011 9:21:36 AM PDT by caww
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To: PIF
Oh really now? Guess that's why he's held his office and re-elected time and again. Humm...his tracks don't agree with your personal assessment.
24 posted on 03/18/2011 9:24:32 AM PDT by caww
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To: All

Yo Nety,

You may have noticed that the West is divided and clueless and that the US is presided over by a coward tearing down America.

Hint: Do it yourself or it won’t get done.

Godspeed.


25 posted on 03/18/2011 9:26:52 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (The political 2012 is here....Let's get it done !)
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To: Strategy

I saw Pier Morgan interview that have be painful for bibi sit down with that BOZO LOL!


26 posted on 03/18/2011 9:40:49 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Strategy

I saw Pier Morgan interview that have be painful for bibi sit down with that BOZO LOL!


27 posted on 03/18/2011 9:41:00 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: caww

his tracks

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Like having the IAF bomb empty Hamas firing positions?
Like allowing Iranian warships to land in Syria to establish an Iranian naval base on the Med?
Like allowing those same ships to offload advanced weapons bound for Gaza and Hezbolla?
Like allowing the IDF to fall apart with horendous, scandal-ridden leadership while kicking out good ones?
Like pulling for a Palestinain state?

The list goes on...


28 posted on 03/18/2011 10:05:15 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: org.whodat
They are surrounded, and vastly outnumbered. Israel must have friends to stand with them. They will need ammunition, planes, etc. How can a tiny sliver of a nation that is not supported in any real way possibly attack first? While they are attacked internally piece meal constantly and are under a barrage of rockets.

AMAZING!

If someone like America is standing with them, then the possibility of being obliterated is diminished considerably.

The world seems to vote against Israel. The Bible prophesy is for all nations to come against Israel in the last war.

29 posted on 03/18/2011 10:10:52 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: PIF

The “other” lists are what got him voted back in. Sheesh! We all get info to support our position. However his right side far outweighs the left side of any list or he would not be in office.


30 posted on 03/18/2011 11:02:41 AM PDT by caww
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To: org.whodat
Israel can take out much, or most of the Iranian program. But it would have to fly over Iraq. Ergo, the US will be blamed and face retaliation. And ISrael cannot take out Iran's navy and anti-ship missiles. Israel hits Iran, Iran closes the Persian Gulf.
The US and Saudis could do it faster, easier, and completely.
31 posted on 03/18/2011 12:09:33 PM PDT by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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To: rmlew

WTF, a missile on the religious leaders ass will take out the nuclear threat. Especially if the tip of the missile has about 10 megaton.


32 posted on 03/18/2011 12:14:59 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: PIF

In some ways, that’s good. I don’t WANT to see us go to war under this feckless and wishy-washy administration. The ROE in the Stan are bad, real bad. I don’t want this guy to EVER start thinking he is worthy to lead our country into war. Not till the grownups are back in charge and then it will be...

IN EXTENDED observation of the ways and works of man,
From the Four-mile Radius roughly to the Plains of Hindustan:
I have drunk with mixed assemblies, seen the racial ruction rise,
And the men of half Creation damning half Creation’s eyes.

I have watched them in their tantrums, all that Pentecostal crew,
French, Italian, Arab, Spaniard, Dutch and Greek, and Russ and Jew,
Celt and savage, buff and ochre, cream and yellow, mauve and white,
But it never really mattered till the English grew polite;

Till the men with polished toppers, till the men in long frock-coats,
Till the men who do not duel, till the men who war with votes,
Till the breed that take their pleasures as Saint Lawrence took his grid,
Began to “beg your pardon” and—the knowing croupier hid.

Then the bandsmen with their fiddles, and the girls that bring the beer,
Felt the psychological moment, left the lit Casino clear;
But the uninstructed alien, from the Teuton to the Gaul,
Was entrapped, once more, my country, by that suave, deceptive drawl.

As it was in ancient Suez or ‘neath wilder, milder skies,
I “observe with apprehension” how the racial ructions rise;
And with keener apprehension, if I read the times aright,
Hear the old Casino order: “Watch your man, but be polite.

“Keep your temper. Never answer (that was why they spat and swore).
Don’t hit first, but move together (there’s no hurry) to the door.
Back to back, and facing outward while the linguist tells ‘em how —
`Nous sommes allong ar notre batteau, nous ne voulong pas un row.’”

So the hard, pent rage ate inward, till some idiot went too far...
“Let ‘em have it!” and they had it, and the same was merry war —
Fist, umbrella, cane, decanter, lamp and beer-mug, chair and boot —
Till behind the fleeing legions rose the long, hoarse yell for loot.

Then the oil-cloth with its numbers, like a banner fluttered free;
Then the grand piano cantered, on three castors, down the quay;
White, and breathing through their nostrils, silent, systematic, swift —
They removed, effaced, abolished all that man could heave or lift.

Oh, my country, bless the training that from cot to castle runs —
The pitfall of the stranger but the bulwark of thy sons —
Measured speech and ordered action, sluggish soul and unperturbed,
Till we wake our Island-Devil—nowise cool for being curbed!

When the heir of all the ages “has the honour to remain,”
When he will not hear an insult, though men make it ne’er so plain,
When his lips are schooled to meekness, when his back is bowed to blows —
Well the keen aas-vogels know it—well the waiting jackal knows.

Build on the flanks of Etna where the sullen smoke-puffs float —
Or bathe in tropic waters where the lean fin dogs the boat —
Cock the gun that is not loaded, cook the frozen dynamite —
But oh, beware my Country, when my Country grows polite!


33 posted on 03/18/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: caww

thank you...the Maroons on this thread are clueless...

Israel does what it needs to when it needs to...

These posters who say “We give Israel billions, do your own stuff” are so clueless..must be Ron Paulies! We get more of our money’s worth from having Israel there and on our side than Anything we could ever give them!!

Tired of being the “world’s Policeman”...well, guess what, WE GET A LOT BACK FOR THAT...economically. Yeesh, Yeah lets all go into our suburban garages and have hot dog roasts in the backyard while the big Bad World gets along without us.

Furthermore, everyone that is sooooooo upset with Israel saying this, did it ever occur to them that there might be a political message in that?

To the Morons: Go ahead and flame me. then go back to watching basketball...


34 posted on 03/18/2011 2:35:24 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Cinnamon Girl

on the last picture — PM Netanyahu was pointing out that Israel is so small “it is covered by my finger.”

Excellent point made by the PM. Good interview overall. I remember Wolf Blitzer interviewing PM Sharon. Blitzer was incredibly rude and disrespectful - interupting, demanding. I have never seen a head of state receive that treatment.

Morgan was very respectful.


35 posted on 03/18/2011 4:02:04 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Yep, it’s right at the range and some facilities are beyond combat radius.

The only way for Israel to do it alone is by nuclear strike.

And we know what that means.

Which means they would likely wait until just before Iran was nuclear-launch capable. Because at that time it’s Holocaust II.


36 posted on 03/18/2011 4:04:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: org.whodat

He’s baiting the UN for being so hot to trot in Libya against someone who is of no real importance, while the catastrophic danger is being ignored.


37 posted on 03/18/2011 4:21:07 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: F15Eagle

So why doesn’t Israel do a nuke strike on their own? Are they cowards? Are they chicken? But if they do it they will immediately be turned into the pariahs of the world. Victims don’t possess and don’t use nukes.

Instead they want to pass on the massive bill for their defense to average USA citizens. BS! If Israel wants Iran wiped out then they should do it on their own, without the need for US casualties. We didn’t attack Iraq to defend the USA and we shouldn’t attack Iran. Let them do it.


38 posted on 03/18/2011 5:30:29 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Conservatism is about putting the USA first, not international bankers and corporations)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The arguement they give of monies to Israel is just foolish...and most other arguements..It gets tiring hearing the crap. Gussing those folks would have us stop all monies distributed. They forget Israel just turned down a wad from us...but then they only read articles they want to support their disdain of Israel. And also turned down offer for military something a rather...they’re going to build their own and employ their people doing so.


39 posted on 03/18/2011 5:51:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: ichabod1

I don’t want this guy to EVER start thinking he is worthy to lead our country into war.

????

Bibi or nobama???

Bibi was the subject, not nobama...

Who wrote the long poem?


40 posted on 03/18/2011 5:55:04 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF
Rudyard Kipling - Et dona ferentes
41 posted on 03/18/2011 6:00:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: caww

YUP.

I wonder why I even respond sometimes.ha,


42 posted on 03/18/2011 7:15:27 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: apoliticalone

“So why doesn’t Israel do a nuke strike on their own?”

You must be joking.

I already explained the likely scenario.


43 posted on 03/18/2011 8:07:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Billthedrill
Rudyard Kipling - Et dona ferentes

Who was evidently quoting Virgil. “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis” = “I fear the Greeks, even when bringing gifts”

Which makes no sense in context of Bibi and Israel.

Meanwhile as Bibi nods off yet again, Egypt now has two mechanized infantry brigades in the Sinai - ending the 79 treaty, Egypt has sided with Syria and Iran against Israel, Hamas supply lines through Egypt, Sinai, and into Gaza are wide open.

Bibi? More zees. Waking only to put on a show of bravado for western tv and the idiots who believe him.

44 posted on 03/19/2011 4:07:46 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

45 posted on 03/19/2011 4:26:26 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: Chaguito; org.whodat
He’s baiting the UN for being so hot to trot in Libya against someone who is of no real importance, while the catastrophic danger is being ignored.

Exactly. It is a joke that EU countries jump on Libya with their militaries over 2% of the oil (It isnt because qudaffy is killing people) and kicking the can on Iran where like 30% of the oil flows.

Yes, Israel can do it alone but it would take a few nukes to make up for the lack of help from the US. Then what? Is everyone okay with Israel using nukes? Hardly.

46 posted on 03/19/2011 9:43:12 AM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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