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Strike on Iran would trigger 'World War III': Guards (Mother of All Battles Alert!)
France 24 ^ | 9/23/2012

Posted on 09/23/2012 12:45:54 PM PDT by markomalley

Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike if Israel prepares to attack it, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander told broadcaster Al-Alam on Sunday, a day after his boss warned that conflict was inevitable.

Should Israel and Iran engage militarily, "nothing is predictable... and it will turn into World War III," Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told Iran's Arabic-language television network.

Hajizadeh, who is in charge of Revolutionary Guards missile systems, said: "In circumstances in which they (the Israelis) have prepared everything for an attack, it is possible that we will make a pre-emptive attack. But we do not see this at the moment."

He added that Iran would deem any Israeli strike to be conducted with US authorisation, so "whether the Zionist regime attacks with or without US knowledge, then we will definitely attack US bases in Bahrain, Qatar and Afghanistan."

He warned that Israel "cannot imagine our response -- and it will sustain heavy damage and that will be a prelude to its obliteration."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; iraniannukes; wwiii
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1 posted on 09/23/2012 12:45:58 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Bring. It. On.


2 posted on 09/23/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: markomalley

Gingers do not have souls.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 12:48:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Gingers have no souls.)
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To: markomalley

I somehow foresee that not work out well for them - just sayin


4 posted on 09/23/2012 12:50:53 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: markomalley

Reminds me of “The Mother of All Battles” which turned out to be the mother of all defeats.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: null and void

Will they Photoshop their attack ?


6 posted on 09/23/2012 12:52:57 PM PDT by molson209
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To: markomalley

One thing is certain. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh is not a big strategist. He is telling the Israelis that all they have to do is to carry out a first strike, and then step aside as Iran takes on the “big Satan”. Good luck with that....


7 posted on 09/23/2012 12:53:13 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Lazamataz

8 posted on 09/23/2012 12:55:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Lazamataz
Not even this Ginger from Gilligan's Island ?


9 posted on 09/23/2012 12:56:27 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: markomalley

One of Bush’s biggest mistakes was not knocking the hell out of Iran when we had the 4th ID on the border.


10 posted on 09/23/2012 12:56:53 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: null and void

if it weren’t for the current American hating occupant of the white house, I would be saying the same thing.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 12:58:20 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

The most soulless ginger of all.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Gingers have no souls.)
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To: Lazamataz

What about Maryann ?


14 posted on 09/23/2012 1:01:15 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: markomalley

This saber rattling contest has been going on for years and most people are getting tired of it where they would just say “ get it over all ready “


15 posted on 09/23/2012 1:03:57 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: TexasFreeper2009

He won’t be there much longer.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 1:06:54 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: no one in particular

Post #13, it looks like the door did get shut...


17 posted on 09/23/2012 1:08:24 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: markomalley

He warned that Israel “cannot imagine our response — and it will sustain heavy damage and that will be a prelude to its obliteration.”

Israel has nukes, right?


18 posted on 09/23/2012 1:10:45 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: markomalley

God already said that this would happen? So why is there an issue?


19 posted on 09/23/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: markomalley

“Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike if Israel prepares to attack it,”

Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to Iran’s pre-emptive strike if Iran thinks Israel is preparing to attack.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 1:17:22 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: ForAmerica

Yup, Ezekiel 38 is a must read right now.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 1:21:55 PM PDT by Cherokee Conservative (If a tree falls over in the woods, and then snaps back upright as a joke, do the squirrels laugh?)
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To: markomalley

Far better sooner than later. Now that we know that the RATs fully intend to gut our military by the end of this year.


22 posted on 09/23/2012 1:22:46 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: markomalley
Iran will get no warning of an Israeli first strike. Nor did Syria when Israel took out it's nuclear plant in 2007 or Iraq when Israel destroyed the Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981.
23 posted on 09/23/2012 1:26:14 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: American Constitutionalist
Banjo eyes all the way!


24 posted on 09/23/2012 1:26:41 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Iran has never been so bold. It’s as is if we woke up to find ourselves in the second cold war. History is repeating itself. This war will be us fighting Russia. It appears the attack in Libya gave Obama a great excuse to move our troops into WWIII. All this and he still somehow manages to keep his liberal base. Hmmm. Odd to say the least. Everybody should do a little research on the second cold war.


25 posted on 09/23/2012 1:36:38 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: markomalley

I’ve seen frightening what-if videos of a nuclear attack on Israel. Israel knows it must attack Iran, before Iran uses a nuclear bomb on Israel. Not a question of if, but when to attack Iran. Israel knows time is running short, lest their tiny population and country suffers from a nuclear strike. Better to be pre-emptive, than to dig out from a horrible nuclear attack on their civilian population. No one outside Israel can truly know the fear their people have of a potential nuclear strike from Iran. Especially when Iran boasts they will utterly destroy Israel. Israel is a tiger backed into a corner and will pounce to survive.


26 posted on 09/23/2012 1:37:56 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: I see my hands

She turned out to be a great character.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 1:45:57 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: markomalley
Funny when Iraq attacked Iran it didn't cause world war III....just caused a an unbelievably incompetent contest on both sides.......that won't be the case if Israel attacks!!!
28 posted on 09/23/2012 1:48:42 PM PDT by ontap
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To: yarddog
NO SURRENDER!!!
29 posted on 09/23/2012 1:50:49 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Ohiobelle
Iran has never been so bold.

This is weird, unless the statement was for home consumption only (but then the guy forgot about the whole global media landscape). It is weird because a lot of people have said that Israel's window of opportunity is only a few months wide, and given a win for Obama (God forbid) it may now only be some 40 days wide.

What this general does, is that he basically tells the Israelis that their opportunity is now. If they attack before the election, and Iran attaks US bases, there is no possibilty for Zero's administration to do anything but retaliate. However, post-election Zero will have much more "freedom of action" as he has said himself.

30 posted on 09/23/2012 1:52:22 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: markomalley

As long as that sack of crap in the White House is there Israel is going to be on her own.I don’t expect Obama to allow the DOD to replace or replenish war material like we did during the 1970’s.

He would not so much as even raise the DEFCON level like Richard Nixon did to send a message to those who planned on assisting the Arab countries who launch the attack.


31 posted on 09/23/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: roadcat

They live in fear. Nobody that stands with the United States should live in fear but they do. What message are we sending if we don’t defend Israel? The wrong one. Whether its our allies or our Embassies; we are being attacked. There will be no winner. This war will happen if something or someone doesn’t do something big. We need a leader. Obamas failed policies brought us to the brink.


32 posted on 09/23/2012 1:53:47 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Huskrrrr
Israel has nukes, right?

Officially, No, Israel does not have nuclear weapons; however, it is believed that they do possess them.
33 posted on 09/23/2012 2:00:56 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: ontap

We lost almost 100,000 KIA in WW III. It wasn’t cold.


34 posted on 09/23/2012 2:03:01 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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To: Ohiobelle
This war will happen if something or someone doesn’t do something big. We need a leader.

Too much appeasement all around from our "leaders". They ignore the lessons of history. Future historians speaking of WWIII will say as much. There is too much pent-up hostility in the world that cannot be defused by any likely "leaders" that will take power. The way I see it, Israel has to pull the trigger on a pre-emptive attack, because no one else (including the USA) cares about the imminent destruction to be waged against Israel. If my children were about to be attacked and the police failed to stop the advances and threats of an attacker, I would certainly shoot the attackers. Better to go down fighting than to do nothing as your children are attacked.

As you say, there will be no winners.

35 posted on 09/23/2012 2:07:23 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: ScaniaBoy

I just can’t explain but I feel like Iran is pulling us there. There is something more going on. Their threats are way too bold. Iran has never touched Israel because of us. Why now? Why are they almost daring us to do something? Could it be Russia and China having Iran make their threats? Dunno, just doesn’t sound like Iran. It’s too late to have this discussion after the first missle is launched.


36 posted on 09/23/2012 2:08:11 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: roadcat

I agree, I too would shoot to kill to protect my family. This just isn’t the answer. Don’t get me wrong, I stand with Israel but it just seems like the enemies are using Israel to reel us in. I think something or someone wants us there for other reasons.


37 posted on 09/23/2012 2:15:44 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: markomalley

And what would a nuclear bomb going off in Jerusalem cause?

Let me guess: a stern letter to be drafted at the U.N., right?


38 posted on 09/23/2012 2:23:42 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: markomalley
Sounds like Saddam threatening "The Mother of all Battles" and hysterical libbies reporting how the US had ordered like 50,000 body bags.
39 posted on 09/23/2012 2:28:04 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: markomalley
Muslim radicals directly threaten finish the work that Hitler started. But, the Jews this time are armed and have promised to retaliate.

If Iran or Egypt ever act on their dream the consequences for these regimes would ruin their whole day.

If the worst occurs Israel's nuclear submarine fleet are ready for a final mission: The Sampson Option.

Could this be how the world ends? Are we on the eve of destruction?


40 posted on 09/23/2012 2:29:23 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: servo1969

The UN is the biggest waste of taxpayer dollars. I just can’t understand why Obama has said nothing??? Why is he campaigning like nothing is going on?? Our Embassies and allies are under attack and he is smiling at fundraisers with the Hollywood elites. What the hell is going on?


41 posted on 09/23/2012 2:30:44 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: markomalley

Obviously this pinhead doesn’t understand that Germany and Japan were highly focused, highly technologically adept, stalwart countries that went insane.

Iran’s going to need more than the “insane” part.


42 posted on 09/23/2012 2:38:58 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny ("Allah" isn't a god. It's a mental disorder.)
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To: Ohiobelle

What am I thinking.. Obama is so afraid that he might have a Carter October that he is choosing not to talk at all. He is trying to distance himself from the entire situation. He getting bad advice.


43 posted on 09/23/2012 2:40:12 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Except..remember the message to Vlad about the missile defense shield? Connect the dots. Possible?


44 posted on 09/23/2012 2:47:37 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Ohiobelle

Why do I get the feeling that I don’t know what side the United States is going to be on?


45 posted on 09/23/2012 2:49:03 PM PDT by Guardian Sebastian
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To: sanjuanbob

I don’t think so for the most part. I think Obama is chickenshit and Putin glad of it.
If Russia goes into Iran, it would be after the fact and they know it, at that point, Iran has nothing else of value and Russia nothing to gain - so why bother?
Perhaps if Putin shared the same kind of hatred for Israel that Imadinnerjacket does then maybe

just my 2 cents worth


46 posted on 09/23/2012 2:56:57 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Agree- Obama is irrelevant. Your last sentence might be the closest. Big Satan has his hands tied.


47 posted on 09/23/2012 3:05:43 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: markomalley

Bipartisan political/regulator constituents will probably command the politicians to apologize to Iran for that in order to keep their globalist freight fuel prices down.


48 posted on 09/23/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: markomalley

Really?

LOL


49 posted on 09/23/2012 3:27:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: markomalley; All

If this does go down, please pray for the safety of our military. My wife is deployed in Afghanistan right now. Her name is April. Keep everyone in your prayers please.


50 posted on 09/23/2012 5:11:22 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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