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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

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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To: BarnacleCenturion
"Mr. President, the window of opportunities for Nagasaki and Hiroshima have passed".

The only thing that keeps us from doing what needs to be done is the will and backbone to admit that WAR is the ugliest and most evil side of man... and VICTORY is defined by defeating an enemy so completely that when our troops roll in to take control of said country and complete mop up operations and deliver water, food and medicine... that the enemy falls to their knees with thanks.

We beat Germany by killing Germans until the Germans could stand no more. We destroyed their ability to sustain their war effort and then we destroyed their abilities that allowed them to operate as a society. Japan was the same. We lack the will and strength to win wars... we have the finest warriors in the world and they will do whatever is asked of them... they have and they win their battles and are noble and honorable... but the political will no longer exists to implement War as War.

You are absolutely correct... when calculating the pre-programmed limited and focused overseas military contingency ROE's that are America's operational norm. Now if we mobilized for War with one goal... all out Victory... as Reagan said... "We win, they lose"... then the answer and outcome would be different. No chance of that ever happening.

21 posted on 09/07/2013 5:57:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Kaslin

The US government, has loss all credibility for me because it is rotten from the top and to its core. Sure, 0-Bama is an anti-American commie, and no one should expect such a man to fight for American interests in any war against this nation. But setting the POS aside, the Federal bureaucratic/institutional culture is out of control because it seeks to dominate the people at all levels. IRS, NSA, EPA, need I go further? In fact, a war would only give the Federal even more reason to consolidate power; not such a good idea, especially now.
Before we can consider any foreign war, we must radically reform and replace our Federal institutions. The real enemy, the real threat to our everyday freedoms, is the Federal government.


22 posted on 09/07/2013 6:02:29 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kaslin.

Well, I didn’t check the thread, I’m sure the dogpiling on West started right away.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 6:17:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: BeadCounter

An EMP burst over Teheran would scramble telecommunications and just might destroy the mullahs’ ability to command & control Iranian society.

Degrading their power to rule would almost certainly result in revolution. That is probably scarier to the ayatollahs than an attack on their nukes.

Of course, we cowardly “infidels” don’t have the stomach for that.


24 posted on 09/07/2013 6:20:22 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SpaceBar

That is why it makes more sense that IF we are going to waste resources and break things it makes more sense to take out the root problems; Iran, Saudiland and Syria.

As soon as Iran has a nuclear weapon, they will indiscriminately use it on Israel, Europe and America..... and not necessarily in that order.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 6:25:58 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Kaslin

Actually, it was Rep. Duncan Hunter (the son), who said it first, to bomb Iran, rather than Syria, because Iran is the one behind it.

Rep. Hunter did four tours in the Middle East, including Fallujah.


26 posted on 09/07/2013 7:23:08 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Hardastarboard
I've long thought that W should have gone immediately into Iran after Iraq was subdued

Iraq was not subdued before Bush left office, and it's still not subdued even after we left (nearly a thousand dying every month due to their mini-civil war). Of course, part of the reason why it wasn't subdued is because Iran (and Saudi Arabia) were actively interfering.

And to be blunt, we were not handling Afghanistan and Iraq as well as we could have, and throwing Iran into the mix would have made things a lot worse. We should have been providing a lot more troops in both countries, and if we couldn't provide the necessary resources for those two countries, I'm not sure why you'd think we had the resources available for a third major war.

If you want to be gallivanting around the Middle East, perhaps you should advocate for war with Saudi Arabia as well. After all, Saudis killed more Americans on 9/11 than the Iranians or Iraqis.
27 posted on 09/07/2013 7:39:19 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Kaslin

Start by taking out the Saudi Royal Family.


28 posted on 09/07/2013 7:54:02 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Israel struck before the reactor was fueled in both cases. That opportunity is lost.


29 posted on 09/12/2013 5:48:28 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: SJackson

“That opportunity is lost.”

Beats letting the Iranians get off the first shot with their nukes.

F-em.


30 posted on 09/12/2013 2:18:11 PM PDT by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, & Hillary Rotten Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood.)
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To: Yehuda

The war with Iran will be next year. All this is just the prelude. The US will be be involved in a support role but probably Israel will have to go hard like we haven’t seen in decades. Might spill over to some of their neighbors also. Nothing will be the same after this next go around.


31 posted on 09/12/2013 8:52:56 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: Sheapdog

yep...


32 posted on 09/13/2013 10:42:19 AM PDT by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, & Hillary Rotten Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood.)
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