Skip to comments.Iranians Fear a War with Israel
Posted on 09/04/2012 12:39:46 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Irans leadership has publicly stated that it would crush any Israeli offensive against its nuclear facilities, but Irans ordinary citizens appear to feel otherwise, Channel 10 News reported on Monday.
The channel spoke with several Iranian citizens who, without revealing their identities, said that there is great tension and fear among Iranians over a possible war with Israel.
The Iranians understand their current president says terrible things about Israel, said one Iranian, a resident of Bushehr. You can be sure that not all Iranians agree with the behavior of their leaders.
The Iranian, who was identified as H., admitted that, contrary to the declarations of Irans leaders, the West's harsh sanctions against the Islamic Republic have severely hurt innocent civilians. There are a lot of poor people who need help, they work day and night to survive. Please, do not attack us, he said.
Although the Bushehr reactor is considered to be less alarming to the West, H. claimed that local residents were very worried about their fate should Israel attack Iran. If war breaks out, Bushehr will be perhaps the most dangerous place in the Middle East, he said.
Another citizen from northern Iran told Channel 10, This is not a conflict or dispute between Israel and Iran, but only between the countries two governments.
Some citizens also claimed that the Iranian nuclear program is not necessarily intended to harm Israel. "We are surrounded by Arabs who hate us," said A., a resident of Tehran. "....
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The Iranian, who was identified as H., admitted that, contrary to the declarations of Irans leaders, the West's harsh sanctions against the Islamic Republic have severely hurt innocent civilians. There are a lot of poor people who need help, they work day and night to survive. Please, do not attack us, he said."
Nobody told me to say this. Honest.
IF they fear a war with Israel, they need to take it up with their own government. The hell with peaceful demonstrations. Take the damn government out the same way they put it in.
They are correct that their threat closer to home are the Arabs, not Israel. In an ideal world, the Iranis and Israelis would be allies.
Attacking Iran may be necessary to stop the Irani govt getting the bbombb, but it will strengthen the hands of the regime (showing this as "foreigners attacking us") which are weakened due to the trade sanctions
Don't get me wrong-- I think Israel would NEED to attack if the weapon is not stopped, but this would lead to a lengthening of the days of the Ayatollah's regime.
The present government in Iran was put in place by Jimmy Carter not the Iranians.
Jimmy Carters government bullied the Shah of Iran in to not putting down the Islamist rebels and in to permitting the ayatollah to return from exile in France.
The present government has no foreign power that they respect that could pressure them to be merciful to rebels seeking to remove them from power. Obama has already shown that he will not assist Iranians seeking regime change.
Any Iranian students trying to show the Iranian government that they are dissatisfied know that they are putting their life on the line. So dont be so quick to say that these people should topple their government unless you are willing to help them.
It’s unfortunate, but the innocent must be toasted with the guilty.
War is hell.
Israel cannot sit idly by and wait for the nukes from Iran.
...besides, you can bet the Mullahs will be partying anyway in their fallout shelters stocked with plenty of booze and booty.
With no choice to attack, I agree, however, as you said in the end, it must fall and fall hard taking Hizbollah and the rest of the Jihadis with them... -- it MUST, but how do we do that? The only way is for a reverse "arab spring"
Mohammadanism is hell. The sooner people are liberated from it, the better off all of humanity will be.
Israel has some 800+ nuclear weapons, including many thermonuclear, which are submarine, land-based and air-capable. Iran has somewhere between 2-10 fission weapons. That would be like a fist-fight between a healthy Incredible Hulk and Pee-Wee Herman with the flu. The Iranians have every reason to fear destruction if they don’t overthrow their masters in the next few weeks.
You make it sound as if Iran had no choice in its fate. Students are not the only ‘people’ in Iran. And as far as what I have or have not done to ‘help’ them, do not assume what you don’t know.
If I was a civilian in Iran I would fear Israel too. The Iranian wussies couldn’t beat the Iraqis in a 10-year war. Using the human wave machine against Iraqi machine guns.
The idealism that breeds revolution is most often found in the brashness of youth as is the violence necessary to carry out that revolution.
Older wiser heads either lead the revolution or try to stay well away from it.
The radicals that occupied the US embassy in Tehran were young students. It was primarily students that marched in 2009.
I am of course speaking in generalities but if you are going to start a revolution you are going do it with idealist young people not old fogies.
If you are going to subvert a revolution (as most often happens) it is going to be with violence which again is most often done by young idealist. People who believe in peaceful democracy dont stand much of a chance against violent young idealist. Particularly if they are out gunned.
If you are in some way supporting those in Iran who seek freedom I am sorry to have offended you. I tire of hearing from those who sleep in safety every night criticizing those who live helplessly in fear for their lives daily for not standing up to tyrants.
“I tire of hearing from those who sleep in safety every night criticizing those who live helplessly in fear for their lives daily for not standing up to tyrants.”
As do I.
The Iranians tried peaceful protests hoping the world would somehow come to their aid. They were wrong. The world did not care.
Nobody really knows how many, if any, nukes Israel has. One thing is, however, certain. 2-10 fission weapons, directly hitting Israel, would be the end of us. We’re the Pee-Wee Herman, no matter how many nukes we do or don’t have. They have land mass. We’re a dinky triangle of a country with a knack for somehow being the center of the world’s attention, whether we want it or not.