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Hannity and Allen West: Bomb Iran Instead
Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | Cortney O'Brien

Posted on 09/07/2013 3:54:10 AM PDT by Kaslin

Sean Hannity and Col. Allen West were in agreement last night that an isolated military strike on Syria is not the best course of action, fearing, among other outcomes, that the attack could spark an Iranian retaliation against our ally Israel. Hannity voiced his distrust of Iran and why he thinks a strike on the nation would be a better option.

Their ideology is - they are the modern day Nazis. They want a modern-day Holocaust. So if you agree with me that they are the proxy here, wouldn’t it make sense that if we really wanted to have an impact, rather than lob a few cruise missiles into Syria, which I don’t think would be very effective, based on days, not weeks, and no boots on the ground, why don’t we do what we should do and that’s take out Iran’s nuclear sites?

Col. Allen West shared Hannity’s concern about Iran, as well as his solution.

Iran is really the center, the nerve center and sometimes you have to go after the head and I think that if you want to do the right thing strategically, you maybe want to focus against Iran so that you don’t give them the initiative.”

Fox News contributor Juan Williams, however, disagreed with Hannity and West on the grounds that Iran "has not directly attacked us or our allies." Williams may be right, but Iran's support of anti-Western terrorism and its history of anti-Israel rhetoric raises more than a few red flags if the nation ever gains possession of nuclear weapons.

Hannity also criticized President Obama’s plan to strike Syria as ineffective, suggesting a few days old, no-boots-on-the-ground attack would not accomplish much.

“All this symbolic pinprick stuff is just silly to me.”

The video, from Fox News:


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; US: Florida; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allenwest; florida; iran; israel; lebanon; resident0bama; russia; seanhannity; syria; unitedkingdom; vicepresidentwest; waronterror; wars
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1 posted on 09/07/2013 3:54:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

If the nuclear reactors are already in operation, bombing them might not be an option unless he wants to cause a nuclear disaster in the region.


2 posted on 09/07/2013 4:01:05 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Look at Fukashima’s unending problems. What could possibly go wrong with another nuke reactor(s) disaster?


3 posted on 09/07/2013 4:13:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Yeah... shame Iraq was destroyed by the Israelis years ago... that’s why there is no ME today.


4 posted on 09/07/2013 4:16:16 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Come to think of it... the Israelis blew up a reactor facility in Syria recently.


5 posted on 09/07/2013 4:17:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Kaslin
how about sending congress in? or bombing congress?

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6 posted on 09/07/2013 4:20:57 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Either one sounds good to me-—well, at least much better than starting a world war that could be disastrous!


7 posted on 09/07/2013 4:36:20 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Kaslin
Col West is absolutely correct!


8 posted on 09/07/2013 4:39:35 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Kaslin

Hannity sickens me. He should be in the first attack wave since he’s been beating the drums of war since 9/11. Yer a great ‘Merican. Oh puke.


9 posted on 09/07/2013 4:57:20 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Kaslin

So instead of war on Syria they want war on Iran? Oh well, as long as they get their war...


10 posted on 09/07/2013 4:58:51 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: LibLieSlayer

They sure did, and proved it can be done


11 posted on 09/07/2013 5:03:06 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: SpaceBar

Since Col. West agrees with Sean Hannity are you going to smear him too? Next time engage your brain and read before you type a idiotic post


12 posted on 09/07/2013 5:06:21 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

They can go together.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 5:17:10 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Kaslin

I listen to a lot of Sean and agree with him on most issues. On this, he has always been very hawkish.

Iran may indeed be the “crux” of the problem here.

Good for your comment, unfortunately, some here certainly do short Hannity here.

Action on Iran is very serious, maybe that is where action needs to be taken. Very difficult.


14 posted on 09/07/2013 5:22:48 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Kaslin
Since Col. West agrees with Sean Hannity are you going to smear him too?

In this particular case then I'd say Alan West is talking as foolishly as Hannity is. If it makes no sense to bomb Syria over Syria then it makes even less sense to bomb Iran over Syria.

15 posted on 09/07/2013 5:24:14 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Kaslin

I truly enjoyed the syrians claiming it wasn’t a nuclear reactor. I also enjoyed the dead nork scientists. That is what they call a twofer!


16 posted on 09/07/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Kaslin
From 30-something years ago
17 posted on 09/07/2013 5:29:56 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: LibLieSlayer

The nuclear reactor in Iraq was still under construction when the Israelis destroyed it. There were no radioactive materials at the site.

Read up on operation Opera. The window of opportunity to conduct something similar in Iran has already closed. The only option now is a full scale invasion.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 5:37:17 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BeadCounter

I’d venture to guess that if we quit sending billions of dollars to Iran, Syria, etc. , and quit giving them 400 million tons of weapons, there would be no ‘war’.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 5:37:21 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Kaslin
I've long thought that W should have gone immediately into Iran after Iraq was subdued, but of course the howling from the Left would have altered the course of planets in its intensity.

We had the assets in place, we had the momentum, and we had adult leadership in Washington.

20 posted on 09/07/2013 5:42:39 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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