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Will this be the year that Israel goes to war with Iran?
Reuters ^ | January 3, 2013 | By Daniel Serwer

Posted on 01/04/2013 1:29:36 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

Israel did not bomb Iran last year. Why should it happen this year?

Because it did not happen last year. The Iranians are proceeding apace with their nuclear program. The Americans are determined to stop them. Sanctions are biting, but the diplomatic process produced nothing visible in 2012. Knowledgeable observers believe there is no “zone of possible agreement.” Both the United States and Iran may believe that they have viable alternatives to a negotiated agreement.

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Why would it (Iran) not also seek nuclear weapons, which would make it immune (or so many in the Iranian regime seem to think) from American regime change efforts?

There are not a lot of good answers to that question, except this: a reasonable man in Tehran might well conclude that Iranian national security is better served by stopping the nuclear program before it actually produces weapons. Once Iran acquires nuclear weapons, the United States will target it. Israel will launch on warning. This hair trigger situation will be more perilous than the nuclear confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War, when each side assumed the rationality of the other and communications between them were good. Neither Iran nor Israel assumes the other will behave rationally, making deterrence unreliable, and communications between the two governments are virtually non-existent. The distance between Tehran and Jerusalem makes quick decisions necessary. . .

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1 posted on 01/04/2013 1:29:40 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

With the limp-wristed Bathhouse Barry continuing to occupy the White Hut? Sure, they will...


2 posted on 01/04/2013 1:35:33 PM PST by twister881
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To: Brad from Tennessee

if the isfahan even is any indication it appears that
the program is not quite so “apace”. they may even end up
contaminating their sites to an unusable degree.

all thanks to covert technical means on the part of various
larger and smaller Satans.


3 posted on 01/04/2013 1:35:59 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hussein in the White House

Kerry at State

Hagel at DoD


4 posted on 01/04/2013 1:36:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; SJackson

Assuming for the second that Iran has no appreciable nuclear capabilities the answer to this question based on the following:

1. How politically stable is Israel (10=Most, 0=Least)?
2. How politically stable is Iran (10=Most, 0=Least)?
3. How stable is the global economy (10=Most, 0=Least)?

In order to get a war 1,3 must be greater than 5 and 2 must be less than 5.


5 posted on 01/04/2013 1:44:24 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I hate Reuters.

“Will this be the year that Israel goes to war with Iran?” makes Israel to be the aggressor. Yet Iran is making nukes and delivery systems with the stated intent of using them against Israel.

How about:
“Will this be the year Iran nukes Israel?”
or
“Will Israel be forced to defend itself this year from Iranian nuclear weapons?”


6 posted on 01/04/2013 1:52:06 PM PST by kidd
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Israel did not bomb Iran last year. Why should it happen this year?

It makes for good internet conversation..........Wish I had a buck for every article that said Iran was going to do such and such or Israel was going to do such and such for the past few years..........LOL!

9 posted on 01/04/2013 2:18:23 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Will this be the year that Israel goes to war with Iran?

I sure hope so. This year after year after year with everybody standing around with their finger you-know-where while making empty threats is really nerve wracking. Let's get it over with.

Israel will kick Iran's butt and the world will be a better place.

10 posted on 01/04/2013 4:14:29 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Is this the year Iran goes to war with us?


11 posted on 01/04/2013 6:59:06 PM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: GOPJ

GOPJ ~:” Is this the year Iran goes to war with us? “

He!! No !!
We have supplied the Mooselimb Buddiehood with all sorts of self-defensive weapons, and they promised to use them only for self-defense.
Ask Sect. of State Klintoon
We are dere buddies .. ask Ms. Klintoon
They are the nation /religion of Piece(s) /sarc

Our Friends don’t trust us..
Our Enemies don’t fear us ..
You figure it out


12 posted on 01/04/2013 7:59:22 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: RitchieAprile
all thanks to covert technical means on the part of various larger and smaller Satans.

Nobody has ever really had a "Broken Arrow" event, but the Iranians, because of the almost experimental nature of their installations, are almost guaranteed to do so. Guaranteed.

Anent which, just in passing, I once read that the half-life of radioactive cesium is 37,000 years or something.

13 posted on 01/05/2013 6:11:31 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
We have supplied the Mooselimb Buddiehood with all sorts of self-defensive weapons, and they promised to use them only for self-defense. Ask Sect. of State Klintoon We are dere buddies .. ask Ms. Klintoon

Huma isn't their only point of contact (she's more Hamas anyway, on her mommy's side). Barky has plenty of Hamas and Mooselimb Brotherhood pals running around his administration -- the real keeper is in (where else!) Homeland Security, under Janet NappyButcho, helping Janet the Hench spy on all the returning veterans.

14 posted on 01/05/2013 6:16:24 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Our Friends don’t trust us.. Our Enemies don’t fear us ..

Tagable.

Sorry too good to pass up...

15 posted on 01/05/2013 8:19:23 PM PST by GOPJ (Our Friends don’t trust us.. Our Enemies don’t fear us .. - Freeper Tilted Irish Kilt)
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