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:
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.”
You go first brave soldier.
Panetta and Obama work for their 57 states.
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.
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.
This is just for you:
The Coming Age of Obama. A Prediction
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?
Did someone just rip a fart? Oh... sorry that was just panetta speaking again. Sounds the same... smells the same.
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.
Same orifice, although it is hard to tell what with the necktie and collar around it. How does he do that at his age?
That was good... I needed the chuckle!
I swear, the man always looks completely constipated.
Maybe thats because HE AND THIS ADMIN ARE COMPLETELY FOS.
Memo to Bibi: JUST DO IT.
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?
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.
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.
I am thinking here comes the bs from the whitehouse and the puppets..
May you live in interesting times. story of my life ... More ahead as you say, I fear.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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.
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).
Ooooh, the Iranians are really quaking in their boots. /s