Skip to comments.What if Israel bombed Iran? The view from Washington.
Posted on 09/22/2012 12:08:33 PM PDT by mojito
President Obama is enjoying a quiet dinner with Michelle, Sasha and Malia at the White House residence on a Thursday evening in October when he gets the call.
Two dozen Israeli fighter jets have just entered Jordanian airspace, apparently en route to Iran, chief of staff Jack Lew tells him. They will enter Iranian airspace, via Iraq, in approximately 85 minutes.
Damn it, Obama says under his breath. Bibi told me he was going to hold off.
Within 45 minutes, the presidents national security brain trust has convened in the Situation Room. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta informs the group that attempts to reach Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have so far failed but that Israeli military commanders are briefing the Pentagon on Israels targets.
Panetta lays out the United States options: either persuade Netanyahu to call it off, or shoot down the planes.
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The whole “shoot them down” scenario is a farce.
Obama can’t react to a dingle-berry without Jarret.
This stuff would be over and done before he could or would issue order one.
zero doesn’t have the sac to shoot any planes down ... except maybe OURS.
Bibi would take the low risk approach; take out the oil and the regime falls. Thirty or forty cruise missiles would probably do it. But, if you think were in a depression now these will look like the glory days of the 1920s.
Or we can let Israel do what they want and suffer the consequence. I don’t care if its Obama or Romney our defense should not be beholden to Tel Aviv. We are the big dog in this relationship and they go when we say or go alone.
I kind of doubt we would be able to see Israeli planes, let alone shoot them down.
“Obama shakes his head. Voters dont care about whether the attack was successful. They care about $5 gasoline.”
Isn’t a scenario like this exactly why the Strategic Oil Reserve was created? I suspect that most voters would be willing to accept a temporary spike in gas prices, if it was the price for preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
Longer term — fast-track the pipeline from Alberta & drill baby, drill.
I think the beginning of the conflict will be very much like that.
Another scenario is that Obama ducks the press and boldly plays 36 holes instead of 18.
For those masturbating for ANOTHER land war in the Middle East, please take note that our military is not in the best shape after 10+ YEARS in Afghanistan & Iraq. Just something keyboard commandos should consider.
The Compost scenario is just that, compost.
It won’t be in any better shape after one of our allies is destroyed either. Or after a nuke is unleashed on them.
Honestly this is about preventing something worse. We wouldn’t not be here if O’Dumbass had done his job instead of skipping meeting and letting our enemies could just keep plotting and preparing against us. Heck we might even have one more ambassador now.
Taking Iran’s infrastructure down hard is the key.
Some non-nuclear EMP weapons launched from the Arabian sea and shaped to do minimal damage to the neighbors would get the job done. Iran would instantly be pushed back a hundred years.
I can’t imagine anyone interupting his dinner. He just wants to eat his waffle.
A little off the subject. Is the “AX” still aboard the Titanic or has he deserted like the rat he is?
I doubt that Obama would ever say that. We care about $4.00 gasoline, and just look at what Obama is doing about that.
After a decade of Iran killing our troops through proxy I can’t help but believe many of them would love a chance to bloody a few iranians.
>> “Some non-nuclear EMP weapons...” <<
You have developed new technology?
>> “We are the big dog in this relationship...” <<
Not for the last 3 1/2 years.