Skip to comments.US Will not Let Iran Make Nuclear Bomb, Says Panetta
Posted on 12/19/2011 11:11:05 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Iran is a year or less from N-Day, but the United States will stop it no matter what, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CBS Monday night.
His comments were far stronger than those of President Barack Obama, who has said that Iran must not reach nuclear capability but has not categorically stated that his administration will prevent it.
Concerning the military option, Panetta told interviewer Scott Pelley, There are no options off the table.
Asked if the Ahmadinejad regime can produce a nuclear weapon by the end of 2012, Panetta answered, It would probably be about a year before they can do it. Perhaps a little less. But one proviso, Scott, is if they have a hidden facility somewhere in Iran that may be enriching fuel.
Pelley suggested, So that they can develop a weapon even more quickly, and Panetta answered, On a faster track.
The United States does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, according to the Secretary of Defense. That's a red line for us and that's a red line, [and] obviously, for the Israelis. If we have to do it, we will deal with it.
If they [Iran] proceed and we get intelligence that they are proceeding with developing a nuclear weapon, then we will take whatever steps necessary to stop it.
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Now we see ObowMao’s reelection strategy.
This is the perfect time to declare war on both Iran AND North Korea . Enough with the years of song and dance . It’s time to rock & roll .
I think it’s probably too late to stop them, short of a massive land invasion/occupation to physically take the country.
It's been a couple of generations since the democrats have gotten the Nation into a bloody war through their appeasement strategies and incessant destruction of U.S. military capabilities...
WWI, WWII, KW, and Nam. The American People have come out of every single one of these wars with fewer and fewer of the liberties that had been guaranteed under the former Constitution.
This is the same administration that stood idly by while Neda Agha-Soltan and others met their fate at the hands of the IRG. They’re standing by just as idly while Iran scrambles to build their nukes, holding onto that phony “intelligence estimate” that was belched out onto the liberal media back in ‘07.
You got carriers, carrier pilots, nuclear subs and troop carrier ships. We got troop carrier planes, nuclear subs. We both got crack troops. What are we waiting for? Oh, I see. Panetta’s full of crap.
So, Obamao is planning a wag the Persian strategy?
The Bloodiest was started by Lincoln..
Yeah, just like President Clinton kept the DPRK from getting nuclear weapons. Oh, wait...
Right, we had to wait for President George W. Bush to take action against the NorK’s.
And he did. He sold out the poor bastards for his vaunted “Six Party Talks”.
After a massive search of captured Iranian facilities, no WMDs were found, other than a few old chemical weapons stamped 'Made In Iraq'. Obama lied, and people died!"
I’m no Bush apologist, but that’s apples and oranges. The North already had the weapons by that time, as I’m sure you know.
Once again, Bush dives in and saves the drowning Pope only to have the New York Times trumpet "Bush Fails to Walk on Water."
I'm not convinced the North Korean test was nuclear. It was a big bang. And they send missiles to naughty boys.
The larger danger is the Iran which Obama let shoot its unarmed citizens.
Rat Boy promises another Holocaust. Obama and Panetta lament that Israel won't constrict and wait for the death blow.
There will be no action against Iran from this bunch.
What was the drone. A gift to the enemy of our technology.
We have the Massive Ordnance Penetrator and the B-2, but Obama cuts the F-22 and likely the F-35.
There will be a false-flag Wag job, but more likely an attack on CONUS by Obama's Hezbollah-Sinaloa amigos.
Working with Netanyahu a Republican president can have it sorted out in short order.
All Obama and Panetta have to do is pack up and leave without taking all the W keys from the computers.
Well we seem to be letting them keep that American plane they brought down..
Jimmy Carter administration, v2.0
Obamamao wants the Iranians to get the bomb so they can nuke Israel and get rid of those irritating Jews. Once he does that, he can get around to getting the rid of the irritating Jews in the United States, along with all that oppose his rule. Once he solidifies his Muslim presidency, he can then go about purging the American Left of counter revolutionaries. The Muslims will have a grand time killing these useful idiot Infidels.
Forward to the New Caliphate with Obamamao as its Dear Leader.
Cut all Foreign Aid. and instantly this makes Israel use its nukes on Iran. win win.
May 18, 2008: Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us. ...they spend 1/100th of what we spend on the military. I mean, if Iran ever tried to pose a serious threat to us, they wouldn't stand a chance.
May 20, 2008 (2 days later!): Iran is a grave threat. It has an illicit nuclear program. It supports terrorism across the regions and militias in Iraq. It threatens Israel's existence. It denies the Holocaust.
Source for these genuine Obama quotes: NewsBusters.org:
Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad
"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.
Note the "soul bro" handshake. (my caption)
Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
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