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US Will not Let Iran Make Nuclear Bomb, Says Panetta
Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedaliahu

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bomb; iran; israel; leonepanetta; leonpanetta; leonvendetta; nday; panetta
Then the men in white coats from the rest home burst onto the set with a large butterfly net, and Leon made a break for it, as I laughed mirthlessly.
1 posted on 12/19/2011 11:11:12 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Now we see ObowMao’s reelection strategy.


2 posted on 12/19/2011 11:13:45 PM PST by Blado (The Democrat Party: a criminal conspiracy hiding under a thin patina of altruistic hypocrisy)
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To: Eleutheria5

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 .


3 posted on 12/19/2011 11:31:38 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Eleutheria5

I think it’s probably too late to stop them, short of a massive land invasion/occupation to physically take the country.


4 posted on 12/19/2011 11:32:24 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Eleutheria5
Yep! They are due...

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.

5 posted on 12/19/2011 11:32:31 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 11:43:56 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: KoRn

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.


7 posted on 12/19/2011 11:58:41 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Blado

So, Obamao is planning a wag the Persian strategy?


8 posted on 12/20/2011 12:00:35 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Eleutheria5
US Will not Let Iran Make Nuclear Bomb, Says Panetta

Hey, don't y'all be jumpin' on Leon, he's not saying anything that our previous 'compassionate conservative' President didn't say, did everyone forget that GWB said with great fanfare that we would not permit Iran to obtain a nuclear capability? Yes indeedy, he talked the talk, but when he had a window of opportunity to take the advice of Dick Cheney and John Bolton to walk the walk and take out Iran's military-industrial-nuclear programs, GWB just passed it off to his successor who has amply demonstrated that he squats to pee, when it comes to dealing with Iran's mad mullahs.

Leon has already matched the Bush standard of meeting threats to our national security, and that ain't sayin' much.
9 posted on 12/20/2011 1:08:35 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: SuperLuminal

The Bloodiest was started by Lincoln..


10 posted on 12/20/2011 1:09:36 AM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Eleutheria5

Yeah, just like President Clinton kept the DPRK from getting nuclear weapons. Oh, wait...


11 posted on 12/20/2011 1:11:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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”.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 1:16:45 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: KoRn; Eleutheria5
I think it’s probably too late to stop them, short of a massive land invasion/occupation to physically take the country.

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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!"

13 posted on 12/20/2011 1:19:58 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: mkjessup

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.


14 posted on 12/20/2011 1:34:30 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.


15 posted on 12/20/2011 1:51:01 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well we seem to be letting them keep that American plane they brought down..

Jimmy Carter administration, v2.0


16 posted on 12/20/2011 2:26:09 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Eleutheria5
Please, Secretary Panetta, you have no track record that would suggest any kind of spine in this department. Your master, The Usurper Obamamao, would not permit you to act if you had a pair and wanted to do something.

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.

17 posted on 12/20/2011 2:29:21 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MasterGunner01

Cut all Foreign Aid. and instantly this makes Israel use its nukes on Iran. win win.


18 posted on 12/20/2011 2:35:48 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Eleutheria5

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:
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2008/05/23/fnc-shows-obamas-iran-flip-flop-colmes-might-talk-hitler

19 posted on 12/20/2011 2:54:42 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Eleutheria5
From CBS-News, July 29, 2006:

Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad

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"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.'":
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/29/world/main1847331.shtml
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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:
http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/04/17/2698451-obama-chavez-shake-hands-at-americas-summit

20 posted on 12/20/2011 2:57:00 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Eleutheria5

Panetta went on to say that the US has a series of harsh letters prepared that feature escalating font sizes, bolding, and liberal use of capitalization. “We’re willing to go as far as a triple-dog dare, but will only use that option if there is no other choice.”


21 posted on 12/20/2011 3:28:52 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: LeoWindhorse
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 .

You go first brave soldier.

22 posted on 12/20/2011 3:37:40 AM PST by Right Brigade
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To: Eleutheria5

Panetta and Obama work for their 57 states.


23 posted on 12/20/2011 3:38:58 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Blado

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.”

oh, after the election, yea that’s the ticket..then they will act like they are starting the war, instead they will be in bed with Iran, these commie, racist bastar$# must go.


24 posted on 12/20/2011 3:49:59 AM PST by aces
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To: Eleutheria5

Yeah, that’s my take too. While its a refreshingly unambiguous statement by LP, its hard for me to believe that this Administration will do what’s necessary to take care of business w/Iran. Methinks its just red meat for the election and that’s that.


25 posted on 12/20/2011 4:13:12 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Eleutheria5
Yeah, right. Just like they said unemployment would not go above 8% and other such nonsense.
26 posted on 12/20/2011 4:27:09 AM PST by gdzla
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To: MasterGunner01

Dear MasterGunner01,

This is just for you:

The Coming Age of Obama. A Prediction
http://thepoliticallyincorrectfish.com/pif2/?p=544


27 posted on 12/20/2011 4:35:09 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: aces

But one proviso, Scott, is if they have a hidden facility somewhere in Iran that may be enriching fuel.

You mean like all those hardened tunnels under various mountains? Or are you thinking that there is any Iranian nuclear “research” facility remaining above ground?


28 posted on 12/20/2011 4:41:09 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Eleutheria5

Did someone just rip a fart? Oh... sorry that was just panetta speaking again. Sounds the same... smells the same.

LLS


29 posted on 12/20/2011 5:02:58 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: 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.

Just substitute "Iraq" for "Iran" and it's 1996 through 2002 all over again. Too bad Barry pulled all those troops out of Baghdad, he'll have to fly them all back again next summer.

30 posted on 12/20/2011 6:40:36 AM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Same orifice, although it is hard to tell what with the necktie and collar around it. How does he do that at his age?


31 posted on 12/20/2011 12:36:27 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

That was good... I needed the chuckle!

LLS


32 posted on 12/20/2011 1:18:18 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Eleutheria5
Leon will just make his doggie face at Amadinnerjacket and the iranians will denuke,

I swear, the man always looks completely constipated.

Maybe thats because HE AND THIS ADMIN ARE COMPLETELY FOS.

Memo to Bibi: JUST DO IT.

33 posted on 12/20/2011 2:46:16 PM PST by Yehuda (Expel communists and jihadis & STUPID FAKE FREEPERS... from the planet.)
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To: Yehuda

Look how he wears those glasses and puts on such a “thoughtful” look, as if he were Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, before he’s had his morning prunes. Does he practice in the mirror?


34 posted on 12/20/2011 3:05:38 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

One of lying POS organizations working for the reelection of the lying POS in the White House has been plastering lies about three Pubbie candidates, claiming that they want to cut aid to Israel to zero. There is only one candidate who does, as far as I know — and that is Ron Paul, himself a stalking horse for Obama.


35 posted on 12/20/2011 6:05:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: PIF

Good prediction. I think you’ve underestimated a lot of Americans.

Remember the old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” One thing is certain: the times ahead will be interesting.


36 posted on 12/20/2011 7:08:19 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

yup


37 posted on 12/20/2011 10:45:45 PM PST by Blado (The Democrat Party: a criminal conspiracy hiding under a thin patina of altruistic hypocrisy)
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To: PIF

I am thinking here comes the bs from the whitehouse and the puppets..


38 posted on 12/21/2011 3:19:19 AM PST by aces
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To: MasterGunner01

“May you live in interesting times.” story of my life ... More ahead as you say, I fear.


39 posted on 12/21/2011 8:53:07 AM PST 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.

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Please, who believes this. I no neither of them, but I know Panetta ain't no Patton, dexpite the capital P at the beginning. So do our enemies.

40 posted on 12/22/2011 12:44:47 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: Eleutheria5

I know Panetta and if he somehow bought himself a new pair of cojones this is BS. America has had numerous chances to help Israel, this is just Christmas/Channukah BS talk from an old socialist( I was a young teen and helped this guy get elected to congress, what a mistake).


41 posted on 12/22/2011 6:47:05 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, "...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Eleutheria5

Ooooh, the Iranians are really quaking in their boots. /s


42 posted on 12/22/2011 6:48:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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