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US General: We Can Successfully Attack Iran
Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 12/21/2011 4:59:14 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said Tuesday that the United States can successfully attack Iran, if necessary. His biggest worry is that Iran will "miscalculate our resolve.

Dempsey, speaking to CNN during a worldwide tour, spoke one day after Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned that the American government will not allow Iran to produce a nuclear weapon. He said that if Iran continues to enrich high-grade uranium, it could produce a nuclear weapon within a year, an estimate formerly given by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

"My biggest worry is they [Iran] will miscalculate our resolve," Dempsey said in Afghanistan. "Any miscalculation could mean that we are drawn into conflict, and that would be a tragedy for the region and the world."

Besides repeating the often-used phrase“ all options are on the table,” General Dempsey went one step further and declared, "I am satisfied that the options that we are developing are evolving to a point that they would be executable if necessary.”

It was the most blatant warning made regarding Iran’s growing nuclear threat.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: attack; bomb; bombiran; economy; iran; itsago; markets; martindempsey; resolve
When can they get the bomb? One year.

When will we be ready with fully evolved options? Two.

World ends at ten. Details at eleven.

1 posted on 12/21/2011 4:59:20 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

“We Can Successfully Attack Iran”

Certainly we can. Then what? Another sharia law craphole regime?


2 posted on 12/21/2011 5:02:34 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Eleutheria5

FYI - I’ve been doing a unclassified report on IRAQ since 12 DEC 2011 - when most everything that the US Army was producing went to the high side...

Find it here: http://babylonscovertwar.com/page1.html

It has a lot of incidents that point to breaking out of the foundation that IRGC has established since 2005 - alto of things are happening right now in Iraq - that are indicators of future intentions...

Enjoy!


3 posted on 12/21/2011 5:05:30 PM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Eleutheria5

well if he’s a serving general saying this ‘in school’,
we must be sending a message that setting them up the bomb
is a distinct possible option in Iran’s future.


4 posted on 12/21/2011 5:05:54 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Eleutheria5
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said Tuesday that the United States can successfully attack Iran, if necessary.

Gee...ya think? Was this even a question in anyone's mind?

The issue is not if we can, but if we should and then what the endgame is.

5 posted on 12/21/2011 5:06:47 PM PST by Ethrane ("obsta principiis")
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To: dynachrome

Can we attack Iran—YES, We can attack anyone, but can we win the war? Yes—if we have the resolve, and that will never come with a person like Obama in the White House. He will pace the floor while out men are chewed up. Stay out of the war unless we want to put a whole lot of hurt on these people—take the heat from the leftist MSM and UN. i don’t think the USA has the stomach for such things today. The enemy knows this and will push us as much as they link—we are a blind and impotent giant—a cowardly lion who only picks on little nations—we can beat. Would Americans even tolerate a Draft? I don’t think so.


6 posted on 12/21/2011 5:11:56 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: dynachrome

Certainly we can. Then what? Another sharia law craphole regime?
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who cares?

It will be a sharia craphole without a nuke.


7 posted on 12/21/2011 5:13:09 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Eleutheria5

Its just that extended warfare crap that hurts us.


8 posted on 12/21/2011 5:23:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Eleutheria5

No!

Either destroy them from the air or stay out!


9 posted on 12/21/2011 5:28:09 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Eleutheria5

I have been hearing that Iran can make the bomb within one year for five years now.

Bet if we invade Iran, they nuke our troops and Russia and China get paid by that for all the investing they did giving the bomb and ICBM systems to Iran.

Then Russia and China invade here.

Just my take on things...


10 posted on 12/21/2011 5:28:28 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Eleutheria5

“miscalculate our resolve”? LOL! I think they have our “resolve” estimated to the nth degree.


11 posted on 12/21/2011 5:29:42 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Ethrane
The issue is not if we can, but if we should and then what the endgame is.

The endgame is to wait the ten or how many years it takes for the glass to cool.

12 posted on 12/21/2011 5:31:39 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: All

And FReepers wonder why Ron Paul is getting traction. This perpetual state of war for leftist causes that get nothing for the American people has to stop.


13 posted on 12/21/2011 5:34:24 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Some folks would like to nuke Mecca, or Tehran.

Ron Paul would be more likely to nuke Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.


14 posted on 12/21/2011 5:36:50 PM PST by EternalVigilance (With God Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: BCW

Impressive.


15 posted on 12/21/2011 5:37:55 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5
His biggest worry is that Iran will "miscalculate our resolve."

We know. We've heard of 0bama too.

16 posted on 12/21/2011 5:55:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Eleutheria5

hmmmm....perhaps this is the reason for the troop pull-out of Iraq. Commence invasion pre 2012 election.


17 posted on 12/21/2011 6:05:29 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: TigersEye

Obama will start a war with Iran in late August 2012, in order to get re-elected. He’ll do it in August when everyone is distracted by summer vacation.


18 posted on 12/21/2011 6:10:13 PM PST by atomicweeder
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To: atomicweeder

That might backfire.


19 posted on 12/21/2011 6:18:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: EternalVigilance

We will find
sooner or later
if Achmed’ll pray
to a glowing crater


20 posted on 12/21/2011 6:19:52 PM PST by null and void (Day 1064 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Eleutheria5

Nothing he said precludes covert action or already completed and very successful operations

Why risk planes when the targets can be destroyed surreptitiously

Rattle sabres but kill them with hit and run on the ground

Then his sabre rattling just adds to the paranoia if someone else did the successful hits


21 posted on 12/21/2011 6:26:10 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Eleutheria5

I say we attack everyone before they have a chance to attack us.

It’s a win win.


22 posted on 12/21/2011 6:31:45 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dynachrome

“Then what?”

We occupy them for eight years then pull out and let things go to Hell.


23 posted on 12/21/2011 6:33:19 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Nation building/meals on wheels

Doesn’t seem to work with muzzie nations.


24 posted on 12/21/2011 6:36:34 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Obama bugs out of Iraq. Obama & Biden are talking with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Gee, why would anybody ‘underestimate our resolve’ when it comes to Iran? Or anywhere else for that matter?


25 posted on 12/21/2011 6:49:09 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Eleutheria5
Good thing we are decimating the military with budget cuts.

Jay Carney On Triggered Cuts To Defense Spending: 'There Is No Wiggle Room'


26 posted on 12/21/2011 6:53:01 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Eleutheria5; dragnet2; dynachrome

The government (such as it is) just needs to pull their heads out.

Start small, say with a B61, and work their way up.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=b61&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CEQQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnuclearweaponarchive.org%2FUsa%2FWeapons%2FB61.html&ei=B5vyTp6nIOuAsgKizPWYAQ&usg=AFQjCNGtHEHtzJO3ClfNRPei4DiUSGGLeA&cad=rja


27 posted on 12/21/2011 7:01:53 PM PST by bigheadfred (MERRY CHRISTMAS)
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To: null and void

“We will find
sooner or later
if Achmed’ll pray
to a glowing crater”

Absolutely, flatten Mecca (and/or Qum) into a glass soccer field and you’ve kicked over the world’s largest fire ant mound. For a few days Omar & Achmed will go Islamic Rage Boy but then their pathetic little muzzie minds will burn out like stinky little cinders and the world will start to quickly become a better Islamfree place.

Mecca sits in a bowl just like Hiroshima. Too easy.


28 posted on 12/21/2011 7:18:23 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: bigheadfred
I like the idea that the B61 with dial-a-yield will emulsify bunkers down to 1000' below ground. And if we need to stir things below 1000', that's doable too. Hey Iran. Catch!
29 posted on 12/21/2011 7:20:14 PM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toingss 'em out!)
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To: Hammerhead

Won’t happen. If Europe is failing (and they are) then there will not be enough money to conduct a war. It would simply bankrupt all of us.

We are screwed one way or the other.


30 posted on 12/21/2011 8:07:18 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Perfectly plausible, but war will have to be declared and deployments made without Zippy/Valeri Jarrett.


31 posted on 12/21/2011 8:17:44 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: cripplecreek

“Its just that extended warfare crap that hurts us.”

Exactly right! Bush missed the point in Iraq. We needed to blow the place up and leave. The idea that we were on a secondary mission to “democratize” Iraq was a fools mission that cost this county in the lives of our dear young people and a big chunk of our treasury. We should be doing everything we can to get away from the Arabs and their oil. Then our mission is simplified to just keeping Israel safe from these people. Screw George Bush for making BHO possible!


32 posted on 12/21/2011 8:54:41 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
"Would Americans even tolerate a Draft? I don’t think so."

Old school.

We will never need a draft.

The US can eliminate Iran's ability to produce a weapon in a mere 5 days...without the use of WMD ourselves.

Then we can leave the mullahs to their own devices.

Our strategic interests will have been satisfied and the world would be aghast.

33 posted on 12/21/2011 10:00:09 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: EternalVigilance

Mutually Assured Destruction prevents all these conspiracy theories from ever evolving from speculation to reality.


34 posted on 12/21/2011 10:23:18 PM PST by RayTheSpook (`)
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To: Hammerhead

Except that Northern Iraq would have been a smurfy staging area for an invasion, had the US kept troops there. That should have been the way they evacuated, via Iran.


35 posted on 12/22/2011 1:13:32 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: RayTheSpook

For that to work both parties have to be sane.

Letting Iran get anywhere close to being able to harm us, much less destroy us, is mad.


37 posted on 12/22/2011 4:01:53 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With God Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.
38 posted on 12/22/2011 7:47:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Note: this topic is from 11/05/2011. Cain supporter (then Romney supporter) atomicweeder just got whacked, but may have it right here:
Obama will start a war with Iran in late August 2012, in order to get re-elected. He'll do it in August when everyone is distracted by summer vacation.

39 posted on 01/21/2012 4:31:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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