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Lieberman to Iran: Negotiate or expect strike
Greenwich Time ^ | February 25, 2012

Posted on 02/25/2012 6:57:31 PM PST by nuconvert

Sen. Joe Lieberman is leading a congressional move to push U.S. policy toward a more belligerent stance against Iran by urging President Obama to take action to "prevent the Iranian government from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability."

The key policy change would shift the U.S. objective from preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons to that of preventing Iran from having the "capability" to make the weapons.

The resolution is sponsored by Lieberman, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., and signed onto by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and 28 other senators.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: Pennsylvania; US: South Carolina; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bobcasey; connecticut; iran; israel; joelieberman; lieberman; lindseygraham; nukes; pennsylvania; richardblumenthal; southcarolina; waronterror

1 posted on 02/25/2012 6:57:47 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Liebermann needs to press a resolution refusing any shoot down order directed at Israeli planes by our Persian Gulf task force. (I believe we have a carrier group in the Gulf or nearby.)

I fear a covert message in JCS Chairman Dempsey’s statement that Israel hasn’t decided to strike Iran.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 7:41:30 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks nuconvert.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 7:55:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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4 posted on 02/25/2012 9:56:53 PM PST by mdel747
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To: xzins

Bah, humbug. Iran will negotiate and negotiate and negotiate, until it has the bomb.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 12:45:13 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Iran will launch its nukes WHILE IT IS “NEGOTIATIATING”
to the cheers of the Mullahs and Obama and the DNC.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 3:21:35 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Not if they detonate in NYC or DC. Then Obama and the DNC will be very upset, because of what that might do to the elections in the next cycle.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 4:55:24 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

“Not if they detonate in NYC or DC. Then Obama and the DNC will be very upset, because of what that might do to the elections in the next cycle.”

If that happened, Buckwheat and the DNC will all be shopping for new underwear after they crapped their pants while hiding under desks. God help us if we ever get into a real fight.


8 posted on 02/26/2012 5:31:36 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: xzins
The U.S. has moved thousands of troops onto the islands of Masirah and Socotra. Even if nutjob Khamenei were to get a nasty venereal disease from one of his goats and die there will still be war.

And the Iranians are moving the centrifuges to the holycrap city Qom. It's like bombing Mecca - not that I have a problem with that either personally, but if you thought the sandmonkey's were upset over a few burnt science fiction korans, wait until we start bombing Qom.

Might be a good time to admit that islam is the problem and bomb them all to hell.

9 posted on 02/26/2012 5:45:21 AM PST by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: nuconvert

On February 5, 2012, President Obama invoked the NDAA, which authorizes the use of military force, and issues an executive order declaring the “threat” of Iran a National Emergency.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 6:26:57 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: mulder1

To expand your point.......

“On February 5, 2012, President Obama invoked the NDAA, which authorizes the use of military force, and issues an executive order declaring the “threat” of Iran a National Emergency. The video below shows this issuance of President Obama executive order which declares Iran’s threat to cut off oil supplies a national emergency.

The executive order directs all government agencies to respond immediately to the threat. It further invokes the authority of the 2012 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) which gives the President the power to launch military action against any nation without the approval of Congress. Ironically, the State of Emergency order also accuses the Iranian central bank of deceptive banking practices.”

http://investmentwatchblog.com/obama-signed-executive-order-declaring-war-on-iran/#.T0pF4_W57VQ


11 posted on 02/26/2012 6:50:30 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Progov

Let’s not forget all the angry chimp noises they’ll make at anyone who does take the lead, right after they’ve done something effective. They did it to Bush. They’ll do it to Santorum or Gingrich, or even Romney.


12 posted on 02/26/2012 7:26:34 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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13 posted on 02/26/2012 8:02:11 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: mulder1

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14 posted on 02/26/2012 8:04:28 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: Sirius Lee

I’m not convinced Obama won’t shoot down israeli jets instead of fight iran


15 posted on 02/26/2012 8:04:45 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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16 posted on 02/26/2012 8:06:17 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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17 posted on 02/26/2012 8:09:15 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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18 posted on 02/26/2012 8:10:44 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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19 posted on 02/26/2012 8:12:44 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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20 posted on 02/26/2012 8:16:18 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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21 posted on 02/26/2012 8:18:18 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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22 posted on 02/26/2012 8:19:48 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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23 posted on 02/26/2012 8:21:18 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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24 posted on 02/26/2012 8:22:17 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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25 posted on 02/26/2012 8:26:12 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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26 posted on 02/26/2012 2:35:36 PM PST by odds
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To: xzins

Of course it will be an “accident” once again proving that “stupid is as stupid does!”


27 posted on 02/26/2012 5:38:16 PM PST by Vernon
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To: Vernon; P-Marlowe

I agree Vern. I have no doubt that Obama would shoot down Israeli jets and on purpose prevent their reaching Iran.

Obama stands between Israel and Iran with the capacity to track and intercept an Israeli attack.

Who do I trust?

It is NOT Obama who has has attacked Israel in every other way possible.


28 posted on 02/26/2012 6:09:46 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

“Liebermann needs to press a resolution refusing any shoot down order directed at Israeli planes by our Persian Gulf task force. (I believe we have a carrier group in the Gulf or nearby.)”

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We had a carrier group in the Med on June 8, 1967 and the coward LBJ, McNamara, Rusk made sure it stood down too, when it damn well should have been defending and shooting down the attackers on our own USN ship the USS Liberty. The inaction remains a slap in the face to every USN seaman and to the memory of those 34 KIA and 170 wounded.

As a vet from 1967 I think about this crap every time our gutless leaders involve our US military in the ME. Will they defend our servicemen or does it all depend?

If it was up to me we’d stay out of that entire God forsaken area and let the residents there duke it out, and not one US serviceman would ever die for another country’s cause.


29 posted on 04/01/2012 7:47:33 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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