Skip to comments.U.S., Israel Considering Joint 'Surgical Strike' On Iran's Nuclear Facilities
Posted on 10/09/2012 5:24:25 AM PDT by edpc
The United States and Israel are considering the possibility of a joint "surgical strike" against Iran's nuclear facilities, according to a Foreign Policy report by David Rothkopf published Monday.
While Israel and the U.S. still dont entirely agree on the "red line" which would trigger a military response, the report said that the Israelis are now suggesting a more limited attack than was previously debated.
Rothkopf, a former Clinton administration official and international relations expert, quoted a source said to be close to the discussions, which claimed that a small-scale attack is currently viewed as the most likely military option. Such strike, the source said, is likely to only take a few hours and would be conducted by air, using bombers and supported by drones.
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Obama will do this for only one reason - He believes he needs to do this to win the election.
Obama hurriedly called Bibi and said Nov. 2nd would be a good day!
Won’t anyone bloodie iran like they soooo very richly deserve?
Israel needs to send tickets to Obama for a posh golf club getaway, in effect don’t tell Obama anything.
Take out Nasrallah and fedex his head to the mullahs. Then in one surgical strike, take out the mullahs. All those people that protested the elections in 2009, give them the opening to take back their country.
And for Achmadinijad, take him to Gitmo and bring him up on kidnapping charges for the taking of the Americans in 1979. I don’t care what anyone says, that was him in the picture and he has to answer for that.
A small surgical strike and Iran is just going to set there and take it...Ya right...
Sounds like Obama wants to get those Iranian missiles headed to Israel as soon as possible...
Will the Obama administration also cook up a similar "crisis" in the next few days?
First you don’t “trial balloon” a sneak attack. That’s politics and this is probably being released by some Muslim spy or peacenik who doesn’t want the attack to happen.
That said, an attack must include Republican Guard targets, particularly the wealth of the RG leadership. It should be a sustained campaign lasting several days.
The trouble is that the Sunnis are on the march, thanks to Bush and Obama’s foreign policies favoring Sunnis over Shias. I don’t see how we can weaken Iran and maintain ME stability - thanks Jimmy.
Running out of time, New moon this month is the 15th and the next is Nov 14th, too late to help him in the elections.
A limited strike is a bad idea, its like sneeking into a bear’s cave, and jabbing it in the snout with a sharp stick.
Iran will go crazy and retaliate madly no matter how small a raid.
Better to shoot the bear in the head while you have the chance, he’s gonna try to kill you no matter what
Don’t trust the United States. Wait until that islamist bastard is out of the White House.
If Netanyahu agrees to this he is CERTAINLY getting involved in the U.S. elections.
You also don't purposely arm foreign criminal gangs with US weapons to gin up support for cutting/eliminating 2nd Amendment rights.
I don't put much out of consideration with this crew.
Dumb idea to involve Israel in a joint strike. If we know where the nukes are we should just take them out. Why risk a chain reaction or WWIII?
Meaning, Obama wants to be involved in the planning so he can later leak the details to his muslim buddies and then bail on Isreal.
What is being planned is a US strike on militia camps in Libya. Expect it to happen just days before third the Zero-Romney debate on (surprise!) foreign policy on October 22.
Expect the lap-dog media to sing hosannas in praise of Commandante Zero as though he were the reincarnation of Patton.
Obama: Hey gang, let’s do it but only half ass!
It will probably work and maybe they won’t be
too pissed at us.
It’s thinking like this that keeps us from
“The trouble is that the Sunnis are on the march, thanks to Bush and Obamas foreign policies favoring Sunnis over Shias. I dont see how we can weaken Iran and maintain ME stability”
That’s all backwards. Saddam was Sunni and Iranian leadership is Shia. Iraq’s democratic policies benefitted Iraqi Shia due to their 60% population majority while disenfranchising the Sunnis. Which is why Iraqi Sunnis supported the insurgency.
If it’s the Shia you’re worried about they’re poorly organized outside the Iranian-backed terrorist organizations. No Iranian Shia leadership, no Iranian-backed Hezbollah, Quds, Mahdi, etc. They follow the money.
Bush’s foreign policy didn’t begin or end with Iraq. Recall that it was mainly SA Sunnis that flew their planes into our buildings. Neither side is our “friend” and Obama has made things worse, but take a look at the ME and you’ll see Islamists who are mainly Sunni working to choke off the Shia. That’s not a good thing for us in the end, that is a resurgent and united Sunni empire.