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Nuke Expert: Time To Attack Iran
YNet ^ | 24 Dec 2011 | Yitzhak Benhorin

Posted on 12/24/2011 3:11:28 PM PST by edpc

WASHINGTON - A former special adviser on Iran policy to the Obama Administration said that a US-perpetrated strike on the Islamic Republic on is the "least bad" option in dealing with its nuclear threat.

"The truth is that a military strike intended to destroy Iran’s nuclear program, if managed carefully, could spare the region and the world a very real threat and dramatically improve the long-term national security of the United States," Matthew Kroenig, a nuclear security expert at the Council on Foreign Relations who served as a strategist under Defense Secretary Robert Gates, said in an article published by Foreign Affairs Magazine.

(Excerpt) Read more at ynetnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: default; economy; iran; markets; middleeast; nuclear; obama; oil
The admin's internal poll numbers must really suck if former advisors are now beating war drums.
1 posted on 12/24/2011 3:11:37 PM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

The guy’s name is really Benhorin?


2 posted on 12/24/2011 3:13:12 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: edpc

It’s too late.

We can’t afford it.


3 posted on 12/24/2011 3:14:40 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: edpc

4 posted on 12/24/2011 3:15:58 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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5 posted on 12/24/2011 3:17:21 PM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: edpc

Gerald Celente the trends researcher who predicted the fall of the Soviet Union, 1987 Stock Market collapse, Tech bubble and the recent Real Estate Bubble and bank failures, two years ago predicted that the bankers and central gov banks are out of options on how to avoid a severe Depression and currency printing/swaps to keep the ponzi scheme going will resort to war as a way out of the crisis and keep society attention away from the true villians of our economic crisis (bankers and gov). Even a leftist like Obama brought and paid for by Wall Street bankers and ruling elite cannot escape the standard playbook, when economic crisis is unsolvable take the nation to war!!!! Time to stock up on gold, silver and oil stocks.


6 posted on 12/24/2011 3:17:22 PM PST by Fee
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To: yldstrk
It’s too late.

We can’t afford it.

Yeah, we have 0bama now.

7 posted on 12/24/2011 3:18:29 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Brilliant

We should have invaded Iran rather than Iraq.


8 posted on 12/24/2011 3:20:44 PM PST by rzman21
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To: edpc

I figure this is Obama’s trial balloon for wag the dog.


10 posted on 12/24/2011 3:22:16 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: edpc

Any attack will not involve ground troops.

The Iranians have been doing lots of digging for years, guess why?

We would have no coalition partners, not even Israel.

They will build a bomb anyway.


11 posted on 12/24/2011 3:23:24 PM PST by gandalftb (11th MEU, 2/4 Echo, TRAP Force)
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To: Brilliant

He and Dominique Strauss-Kahn party together.


12 posted on 12/24/2011 3:23:53 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc

“Nuke Expert: Time To Attack Iran”

Sorry bud...its way past time to attack Iran- that should have been taken care of in 1979.


13 posted on 12/24/2011 3:35:48 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: edpc

Start a world war , right . We’d never get rid of Obozo !


14 posted on 12/24/2011 3:37:10 PM PST by sushiman
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To: All

We already know that Obama will side with Islam.

He said he would.


15 posted on 12/24/2011 3:37:50 PM PST by Celerity
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To: edpc
...Why would we want to go all out after years of policing the world? Won't they all fit in at Gitmo? /sarc
16 posted on 12/24/2011 3:41:37 PM PST by gargoyle (...a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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To: edpc

The threat Iran poses is not a threat to the United States alone. It is a world wide threat.

Europe is closer than we are and in more danger.Of course with a nutbag sitting in Venezuela and in Cube we could have nukes on our doorstep. If Iran gets the bomb I think it is safe to say they will make a couple for Venezuela.

There should be a worldwide coalition to stop Iran from manufacturing that bomb, But China and Russia seem to think they will be safe. The Saudis are afraid of themselves, and Muslims of other sects.Obama isn’t about to act to stop anyone.


17 posted on 12/24/2011 3:49:07 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Twere I President,,,,,
I would pull our troops out of all kinds of places, I would issue an ultimatum;
“If anything, anything, comes from your countries, that harms or attacks our interests, or the interests of our allies, you have 24 hours to remove your civilians from your cities. Because,,,, in 24 hours,,, you will have no cities. They will be uninhabitable rubble. Your infrastructure will be gone. No cities, no water, no electric, no gas, no airports, no bridges, etc., etc..”
But,,, I’m a dreamer,,,,,,...


18 posted on 12/24/2011 4:08:56 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Celerity
Iranians are not that tight with Islam. They are Persians and many strict Islamists see them as an enemy.

Recently Saudi Arabia started making noise about a unified islamic Middle East taking out Iran.

19 posted on 12/24/2011 4:14:13 PM PST by pfflier
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To: edpc

Why would Obama want to strike Iran when he seemingly likes giving the Iranian regime Christmas presents like a Drone?


20 posted on 12/24/2011 4:46:37 PM PST by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: rzman21

Invading either is a very bad idea. It always has been. Always will be.


21 posted on 12/24/2011 4:53:52 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Venturer
There should be a worldwide coalition to stop Iran from manufacturing that bomb...

When has the world ever united to stop a global threat short of all-out war?

22 posted on 12/24/2011 4:55:12 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

True,and it is even less likely now that Europe is practically filled with Islamics.

We are in deep trouble, our own country has more Muslims than is safe. It will come down to them or us.


23 posted on 12/24/2011 5:04:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: sushiman

That’s the Plan—start a World War and then we will be forced to cancel elections and keep the Dems in power forever! They can ban the Republican “Hate” Party for the good of the nation. Time to be smart—take out Iran in another way.


24 posted on 12/24/2011 5:21:19 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I think your scenario would inspire even the most relaxed conservative to take up arms. That would be civil war. People would die. Here.


25 posted on 12/24/2011 6:40:50 PM PST by Wildbill22
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To: edpc

Iran is reaching the point of no return,
and the US/Israel is, too. There is no 2 ways about it.


26 posted on 12/24/2011 6:58:47 PM PST by indpndtguy
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To: Venturer
Obama isn’t about to act to stop anyone.

Apparently you don't understand where Obama, our first Muslim President, gets those $Hundreds of millions from to run for POTUS.

Which would you do if you hated America?

Attack the US in a Pearl Harbor style attack?

OR

Buy a reality style POTUS who works for Muslims, is a Muslim and is destroying the US on purpose?

Not even Rush Limbaugh will say the obvious because it is too ridiculous to believe it's true. By the time Rush figures it out, you will be in a reprogramming camp OR they will have beheaded all like you because you can't be reprogramed.

27 posted on 12/24/2011 9:15:09 PM PST by politicianslie (plug in RADICAL MUSLIM into Obama's idiotic actions and you can figure out his next moves)
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To: politicianslie

My fear for America does not lie in Iran, it lies right here on our own soil. Remember when old baldy Krushiv said something like, “America will destroy itself from within”?.. Take a good long look at what is/has been happening in our country then ask yourself, who would fight to save this country? Not the population I see today. I expect there will be a race war right here in the not too distant future, then Iran can just sit by and watch.


28 posted on 12/25/2011 4:50:32 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: edpc
If you've been watching the news for the last two weeks, Team Obama has been laying the groundwork for an attack.

The trigger?

In August/September 2012 Obama is clearly way behind in the polls.

The attack will be Obama’s “October surprise.”

29 posted on 12/25/2011 6:40:30 AM PST by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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