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Romney would back Israeli strike against Iran, senior adviser says
Associated Press/Fox News ^ | 29 July 2012 | Staff

Posted on 07/29/2012 3:05:01 AM PDT by moonshot925

Mitt Romney would back an Israeli military strike against Iran aimed at preventing Tehran from obtaining nuclear capability, a top foreign policy adviser said early Sunday, outlining the aggressive posture the Republican presidential candidate will take toward Iran in a speech in Israel later in the day.

Romney has said he has a "zero tolerance" policy toward Iran obtaining the capability to build a nuclear weapon.

"If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing the capability, the governor would respect that decision," foreign policy adviser Dan Senor told reporters ahead of the speech, planned for late Sunday near Jerusalem's Old City.

Romney believes the option of a U.S. attack should also be "on the table."

The Obama administration also hasn't ruled out the military option, and President Barack Obama has so far been relying on sanctions and diplomatic negotiations to discourage Iran from building a nuclear bomb.

For its part, Iran says it is not interested in nuclear weapons and its nuclear program is for peaceful, civilian purposes.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; iraniannukes; jewishvote; nuclear; proisrael; romney

1 posted on 07/29/2012 3:05:16 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Impossible.

Romney is a carbon copy of Obama.

I read it here.

/sarc


2 posted on 07/29/2012 3:30:36 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: moonshot925

I hope this is true, and I’m glad Romney himself is not saying it. It should be floated like this, as an indirect attribution.


3 posted on 07/29/2012 3:35:04 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pollster1; moonshot925; txrangerette; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; ...
Re: Romney would back Israeli strike against Iran, senior adviser says

Balderdash! I won't believe it... until I hear it comes from Tom Donilon lips!

4 posted on 07/29/2012 3:58:35 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Pollster1; moonshot925; txrangerette; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; ...
Re: Romney would back Israeli strike against Iran, senior adviser says

Balderdash! I won't believe it... until I hear it comes from Tom Donilon's lips!

5 posted on 07/29/2012 3:58:57 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: All
Sorry... about that double post!

Sorry... about that double post!

6 posted on 07/29/2012 4:00:57 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: moonshot925

Let’s see. First we have an Obama man go to Israel to discuss our “contingency” attack plan and that meeting is promptly leaked to the media. Now Romney announces he endorses an attack. Hmmmm.... Just hope someone thought about those sailors who are in big blue water ships patrolling the narrow confines of the Persian Gulf. If shooting starts ( and it is doubtful it will before the election), things can get ugly.


7 posted on 07/29/2012 4:05:37 AM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

Inevitability is at game here, not political posturing. Let’s say that it gets very ugly in the Persian Gulf as you appear to be wringing your hands over. I would wager that nuclear war is far more ugly, especially considering a EMP strike. Maybe your solution is not to say a thing? The over riding fault in what appears to be your point is Iran’s leaders don’t give a crap about political posturing. They will get it when and only the first MOAB ignites, followed by a rain of bunker busters making tombs of every underground facility.


8 posted on 07/29/2012 4:20:31 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: moonshot925

Let’s kill Iran for oil. :)


9 posted on 07/29/2012 4:20:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: USA - ALL THE WAY!)
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To: mazda77

As a supporter of the Iraq War and toppling Saddam I dare say now that we should have gone after Iran first.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 4:46:28 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: tsowellfan

Actually, we had Iran between Iraq and a hard place (Afghanistan). Another Patton moment gone to waste. Then Obama pissed all over the Persians when they got tired of waiting and tried it themselves. Another Patton moment gone to waste, but all the people were looking for was a word of support and the slimy bassturd couldn’t find the courage to even wet his pants on that one.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 4:55:11 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77

I would like to see the new Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) 30,000 pound bomb used to kill Ahmanutjob in his presidential palace.

Decapitation strikes are the way to go.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_Ordnance_Penetrator


12 posted on 07/29/2012 5:05:28 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Nutjob is of no consequence if you don’t go after the Mullahs, and I mean go after them right in their mosques because they are command and control centers. When we bombed the Bejesus out of Germany, nobody gave a crap about the churches that happened to get in the way but, nooooo, we have to protect the mosques? After what the mullahs endorse on going after Christians in all other places, especially their churches?


13 posted on 07/29/2012 5:16:57 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Bender2

14 posted on 07/29/2012 7:09:26 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Bender2

15 posted on 07/29/2012 7:09:30 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ASA Vet
Re:

Gadzooks! A fully automatic AK-47 pistol... that being a 'Heavy Weapons," it should be banned or all buyers reported to the FBI!

Bill, you are an FBI... Fatheaded Bloviating Ignoramus!

16 posted on 07/29/2012 7:47:24 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: moonshot925

Here we go... war monger Romney...


17 posted on 07/29/2012 9:58:01 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: Bender2
RE: Sorry about that double post!

Bender did always like a double... Whether it's
a double post, double the beer, or...

18 posted on 07/29/2012 12:51:20 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: moonshot925
Romney believes the option of a U.S. attack should also be "on the table."

This degenerate coward who comes from a a long family tradition of avoiding service in the military in all wars including WWI and WWII is doing a pretty good job of offering up other American kids lives, (just not his kids), and fooling a lot of simpletons with his tough talk back here in the states.

Al Queda already has nukes, via the "government" in Pakistan.

An Israeli attack against Iran will be pointless and unsuccessful, and any US attack ordered by the KOLOBIAN against Iran will most likely be responded to by targeting US civilians here and abroad in a way that could potentially make 9/11 look like a picnic.

But it's all good, MYTH ROMNEY, he's a real tough guy.

19 posted on 07/29/2012 1:05:40 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: big'ol_freeper; blam

Bill, are those neanderthal twins in post 18?


20 posted on 07/29/2012 3:38:56 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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21 posted on 07/30/2012 6:27:44 AM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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