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Breaking: Israel shelves Iran military option
WND ^ | 3/4/12 | Stewart Vogel

Posted on 03/04/2012 11:15:53 AM PST by illiac

NEW YORK – Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations says Jerusalem believes diplomacy is the preferred course to resolve the current nuclear standoff with Iran.

“We should really pursue and focus on the sanctions and the diplomatic elements in trying to bring the regime in Tehran to reassess the way they want to go forward,” explained the Israeli diplomat.

The emphasis on the diplomatic option would appear to be a shift toward the position of the Obama administration which has stressed stepping up the diplomatic and economic pressure on the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

“We are very keen, very clear in saying there is still a lot to be done on the diplomatic front that is not being done. … It is a pity that this has taken so much time. … But, I think the sanctions, especially those on the central bank of Iran, can be very effective. We have to pursue that,” said Prosor in an exclusive interview Friday.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aipac; iran; irannuclear; israel; netanyahu
WND....but we'll see if other media sees this....
1 posted on 03/04/2012 11:16:04 AM PST by illiac
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To: illiac

Iran can get nuked and blamed for it at the same time.


2 posted on 03/04/2012 11:18:31 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: illiac

They’ve ALWAYS believed that it was the PREFERRED action....but they will do what is necessary.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 11:18:58 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: illiac

“I want to make sure we end, uh... before ‘the call to prayer’”....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-8oBzNiGaU&feature=player_embedded


4 posted on 03/04/2012 11:20:12 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: illiac

Idiotic headline that has nothing to do with the content. Of COURSE they would rather deal with it diplomatically. A war would be horrific.


5 posted on 03/04/2012 11:20:25 AM PST by DManA
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To: illiac

Diplomacy will work wonderfully if they first go in and remove the nukes.

The cooperation will be astounding when it’s clear who is stronger.


6 posted on 03/04/2012 11:22:24 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: illiac

That’s what they told obama at least.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 11:25:06 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: illiac
Yea right, head fake!

Mike

8 posted on 03/04/2012 11:25:32 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: illiac

Disinformation is a key tactic in war.


9 posted on 03/04/2012 11:26:16 AM PST by expat2
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To: illiac

Really, really, really, really, dumb, if I were going to attack that would be the story I was putting out.


10 posted on 03/04/2012 11:28:05 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: illiac
ISRAEL SHELVES IRAN MILITARY OPTION


11 posted on 03/04/2012 11:30:48 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: illiac
I don't believe it.

A friend of mine who is stationed on Diego Garcia just had his APPROVED leave for the middle of April cancelled...the reason, "We'll Be To Busy At That Time."

Diego Garcia is where all the military equipment, war provisions and etc are stored (prepositioned) for the Middle East. The big bombers can/do operate out of there too.(I'm not revealing any secrets here)

12 posted on 03/04/2012 11:35:36 AM PST by blam
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To: illiac
This had better be Israeli disinformation fed to Obama or Obama has persuaded Israel to commit suicide.
13 posted on 03/04/2012 11:35:36 AM PST by Truth29
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To: illiac

“Israel shelves Iran military option”

Sounds like they are about to attack...


14 posted on 03/04/2012 11:37:36 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: illiac

If you’re going to attack a country, ordinarily you wouldn’t broadcast it. It’s only the United States that does that. We even take the time to rebuild their countries too after we’ve blown them to hell, and we don’t even bother to plunder anything to pay us back for our blood and money. We ain’t normal.

Jeff Nyquist, if any of you are familiar with him, stated in an interview recently that Israel would likely (if they were smart) attack Iran within the next month or so. The Russians and Chinese are threatening world war 3 since Syria and Iran are both allies and represent their interests. The solution, therefore, is to strike so hard and so quickly ASAP so the Russians/Chicoms would have essentially nothing to defend.


15 posted on 03/04/2012 11:40:39 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: illiac

If there were an ‘accident’ at an Iranian facility, would their pride even allow them to reveal that it happened?

The threat is existential - Israel will not sit and do nothing.


16 posted on 03/04/2012 11:44:04 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Truth29
You don't get a PhD or become prime minister of Israel by being stupid.

Dr Benjamin 'Bibi' Netanyahu is prime minister of Israel. His brother was the commander and the only special forces soldier killed during The Raid On Entebbe that freed the Israeli airline hostages.
He's a tough cookie, this Bibi.

17 posted on 03/04/2012 11:49:45 AM PST by blam
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To: lacrew

I don’t have the link, but I have seen reports that Israel has ALREADY STRUCK.

Iranian nuke and missile facilities keep mysteriously blowing up. It could be Mossad agents on the ground, third parties like the Kurds, or some kind of very sophisticated micro-UAV.

BTW, I contributed to the micro-UAV work over 20 years ago. DARPA has some the size of a hummingbird that actually look like the bird.

As for payloads, there are explosives with a lot more oomph than C-4 in our arsenal. They are tricky; I saw a lab demolished by 10 MILLIGRAMS of an experimental explosive once. Lab tech survived but lost an arm.


18 posted on 03/04/2012 11:57:15 AM PST by darth
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To: blam

I love BIBI, wish he were our president he so reminds me of a Jewish
Ronald Reagan!!! He has such a presence of strength!!!!


19 posted on 03/04/2012 12:01:55 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: illiac
Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations says Jerusalem believes diplomacy is the preferred course to resolve the current nuclear standoff with Iran.

Preferred yes, always. However, the Israelis are realists too. They will use the military option if/when diplomacy fails. I believe there is virtually zero chance of diplomacy succeeding, so...

Sure, the Israelis are quieting things down - for now. Rattling a saber makes noise, drawing one does not...

20 posted on 03/04/2012 12:03:15 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: illiac

In July 1976 I remember the Israelis saying they would negotiate with the terrorists who hijacked an Air France Airbus and had it flown to Entebbe, Uganda. When I boarded a BA 747 from Heathrow to JFK, I was disappointed that the Israelis had agreed to negotiate. Due to a wildcat caterers strike, my family missed the connecting flight to Texas, so BA gave us hotel rooms and a free meal on the day before the US Bicentennial. When my brother and I got back to the hotel room after dinner we turned on the TV and saw the news reports that the Israelis had raided Entebbe airport and rescued the hostages.


21 posted on 03/04/2012 12:20:59 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: illiac

“Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations says Jerusalem believes diplomacy is the preferred course to resolve the current nuclear standoff with Iran”.

God help us! Israel should know by now you can’t negotiate with tyrants or animals. One would hope this ill-founded decision won’t result in their demise.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 1:09:06 PM PST by kenmcg (How)
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To: illiac

psyops


23 posted on 03/04/2012 1:14:41 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks illiac.
24 posted on 03/04/2012 8:11:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m afraid the political whitewash of the situation has begun. I believe that the white house told Bibi that he better tow the line or all his funding will be cut.


25 posted on 03/05/2012 6:03:49 AM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: illiac; Sarah Barracuda; forkinsocket; left that other site; Zionist Conspirator; Esther Ruth; ...
You have the name of the writer of the posted article wrong, illiac. Should be Stewart Stogel, not "Stewart Vogel."

That brings to mind something strange about this WND article: Aaron Klein is their usual reporter on Israel and related subjects.

Furthermore, it is odd for WND to interview Israel's U.N. Ambassador as the authority on Israel's strategy with respect to the Iranian nuclear threat, rather than someone more senior in the Israeli govornment. Declaring the headline "Israel shelves Iran military option" on the basis of this one interview with the U.N. Ambassador is quite a stretch.

Of course, this could possibly be part of deliberate misinformation strategy in Israel's interests. If so, I would have no problem with WND on this.

26 posted on 03/05/2012 11:13:05 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

I don’t think I really believe the ambassador. According to Caroline Glick’s latest (http://www.carolineglick.com/e/2012/03/obama-makes-the-case-of-an-isr.php) Israel has a matter of weeks to attack before its window is closed. She has historically been close to Bibi (though often critical as well) so I think her sources are probably pretty close to being right. If Israel doesn’t attack, they are putting their fate into the hands of Obama, which I can’t believe Bibi would ever do.


27 posted on 03/05/2012 11:31:23 AM PST by libertarian neocon
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To: illiac

28 posted on 03/05/2012 2:09:48 PM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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