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Gingrich: Israel shouldn't warn U.S. on Iran attack
CBS ^ | 3/5/2012 | Sarah Huisenga

Posted on 03/06/2012 6:15:41 AM PST by RoosterRedux

Newt Gingrich said on Monday he believes Israel shouldn't give the Obama administration any advance warning if it decides to attack Iran over its nuclear weapons program, saying the administration can't be trusted to keep the information secret.

"If I were the Israelis, I wouldn't give this administration one minute's notice, because someone will leak it," he said on Fox News' Hannity. "When you have an operational secret, you want to keep it as close hold as possible."

Gingrich is scheduled to speak before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday along with fellow candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aipac; israel

1 posted on 03/06/2012 6:15:43 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Newt will get a rousing reception at AIPAC!


2 posted on 03/06/2012 6:16:55 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: RoosterRedux
"If I were the Israelis, I wouldn't give this administration one minute's notice, because someone will leak it,"

Duh..

3 posted on 03/06/2012 6:18:01 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: RoosterRedux

WOW I wish the primary season would go on forever, just to be keep Newt talking...and to have an outlet for his thoughts


4 posted on 03/06/2012 6:19:07 AM PST by rocketmag
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To: RoosterRedux

Newt’s got the courage. Thank you Newt.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 6:27:13 AM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: toddausauras

Indeed he does.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 6:31:58 AM PST by FES0844
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To: RoosterRedux

Despite all of his flaws, Newt is still head and shoulders above the rest of the field.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 6:33:48 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RoosterRedux; P-Marlowe; Alamo-Girl; Buggman
"If I were the Israelis, I wouldn't give this administration one minute's notice, because someone will leak it," he said on Fox News' Hannity. "When you have an operational secret, you want to keep it as close hold as possible."

Not only do I agree with Newt, but I'll raise the ante. I think the Obamessiah will try to shoot down the Israeli attack. He hates Israel. He has since she was a young olive tree.

9 posted on 03/06/2012 6:34:58 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: RoosterRedux

If it means US forces being put at risk in any way, they had better damn well give us some warning. As for keeping any attack a secret, I would imagine that Iran has eyes on Israeli airfields. It’s pretty hard to launch 100+ sorties from a small country without someone becoming aware.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 6:36:18 AM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: RoosterRedux
obama would call iran and they would have the targeting data... no one but evildoers trust obama... Ben will not.

LLS

11 posted on 03/06/2012 6:38:26 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Never mind the Ides of March, beware the Surprises of October


12 posted on 03/06/2012 6:41:21 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: RoosterRedux
"Gingrich: Israel shouldn't warn U.S. on Iran attack"

Especially considering who and what we currently have in the White House.

13 posted on 03/06/2012 6:43:17 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: dfwgator
Despite all of his flaws, Newt is still head and shoulders above the rest of the field.

I agree.

14 posted on 03/06/2012 6:44:40 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: xzins

If I remember correctly, they’ve already ‘outed’ Israel in the past ..... Obama & thugs will sabotage any Israeli attack and Israelis will die. It’s the old ‘fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me’. Bibi is no fool. If he will “not allow his people to live under the shadow of annihilation”, I don’t think he’ll risk their lives by telling Obama when he’s going to attack .... and attack he will .... no choice.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 6:47:22 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Natufian

EMP attack? I saw this mentioned somewhere.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 6:50:44 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

I suppose they could, but EMP attacks don’t stop at a targeted countries borders; there is that to consider.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 6:59:52 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: RoosterRedux

I wonder if someday Newt will bring up Sheriff Joe’s findings of usurpation, forgery and fraud on the part of Obama, the Democrats and the media.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 7:08:21 AM PST by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t think Israel has the resources for a sustained attack on Iran. And the U.S. & Israel know that.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 7:09:08 AM PST by gdani
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To: Michael Barnes

Yup ....


20 posted on 03/06/2012 7:17:27 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

He would love to provoke an Israeli shooting at anything American.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 7:28:36 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: gdani
“I don’t think Israel has the resources for a sustained attack on Iran.”

Nonsense. The only thing that has kept Israel from attack is there dogged determination to survive and their Superior Army/Airforce.

I will also go so far as to say. Iran does not have a nuclear weapon yet. But as soon as they have one it will be used in Israel. No Threat no warning no demands. Just Boom.

22 posted on 03/06/2012 7:29:41 AM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: gdani
“I don’t think Israel has the resources for a sustained attack on Iran.”

Nonsense. The only thing that has kept Israel from attack is there dogged determination to survive and their Superior Army/Airforce.

I will also go so far as to say. Iran does not have a nuclear weapon yet. But as soon as they have one it will be used in Israel. No Threat no warning no demands. Just Boom.

23 posted on 03/06/2012 7:29:57 AM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: Natufian
“If it means US forces being put at risk in any way, they had better damn well give us some warning.”
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That was my first concern also; however, upon reflection US military personnel in that area should already be on high alert; given the GWOT and the current ongoing hostilities. So, as usual, Newt is correct.

As an aside: The folks in the vicinity of Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, VA area were told to expect to hear numerous loud explosions last week. Now for folks unfamiliar w/NWS Yorktown; that is VERY interesting as part of the current role of NWS Yorktown is that one USMC FAST Company is located there and I read recently that two others will be relocating there from Little Creek. Hmmmmm.

USMC Security Force Regiment/Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleet_Antiterrorism_Security_Team

GO NEWT!!!

24 posted on 03/06/2012 7:33:56 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: xzins

Indeed. Thank you for sharing your insights, dear brother in Christ!


25 posted on 03/06/2012 7:36:11 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: All
"I wouldn't give this administration one minute's notice..."

"Hey Berry ~ Check your twitter ~ <3 Bibi".
26 posted on 03/06/2012 7:38:38 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: RoosterRedux

I sure wish Newt was already our president.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


27 posted on 03/06/2012 7:42:08 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Natufian

If Obama thinks our troops will get hurt and it will give him political power against Israel he will do nothing to keep those troops from harm. Want proof, look at how he changed the ROE in Afghanistan for political reasons.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 8:01:25 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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