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Posted on 02/19/2012 5:33:17 PM PST by John W
JERUSALEM The U.S. and Britain on Sunday urged Israel not to attack Iran's nuclear program as the White House's national security adviser arrived in the region, reflecting growing international jitters that the Israelis are poised to strike.
In their warnings, both the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and British Foreign Minister William Hague said an Israeli attack on Iran would have grave consequences for the entire region and urged Israel to give international sanctions against Iran more time to work. Dempsey said an Israeli attack is "not prudent," and Hague said it would not be "a wise thing."
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Wow! Obama is no longer hiding his desire for Iran to get a nuke and “teach Israel a lesson”.
Why not simply ask all Israelis to commit suicide...
I think that’s Obama’s plan.
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...THAT will make them behave now wont it?
More like police urge woman to give in to rapist.
“I think thats Obamas plan.”
At least to let Iram get the first shot. Nuclear war would
be as good of an excuse as any to officially declare
And an attack by Iran upon Israel, soon after the former manages to acquire a nuclear arsenal, would have worse than "grave consequences" on the latter...
Israel ought to tell Obama to stick it. Obama spends three full years ignoring Israel, aiding and abbetting her enemies, giving money to Hamas in his first week in office, ignoring the pleas of the Iranians for a legitimate regime, giving away the candy store to Putin, and now—right up next to an election—Obama pretends to give a damn about Israel’s security.
Obama is a liar when he says he cares about the Jewish state. With a capital L.
How long is that, Barry .... another 60 friggin' years?
I’m sorry, I meant 6000 years
I agree that it is hypocritical.
I truly believe that Israel should instruct both the US and the UK to either lead, follow, or get out of the way, as regarding Israel's (presumably, forthcoming) assault upon Iran's nuclear facilities.
We are already in a covert war. You cannot rush into battle.
I’ve heard so much about an “imminent” attack on Iran over the past ten years that I’ve grown cynical. I pay as much attention to these stories as I do the promises of American politicians to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Von Clauswitz would agree with me, but modern technology has made things a little diffrent
An Israeli attack on Iran is opposed by the Obama White House not because the security reasons for doing so are not compelling, but because it would complicate his campaign strategy if Obama were forced to deal with the fallout, literally, of such an attack.
So the Zero WH is essentially telling the Israelis that His Majesty's reelection is more important than the survival of the State of Israel.
I leave you to guess the Israeli response to that.
I don’t understand.
Why not stand back and let Israel do what Israel believes is in its best interests?
OH... Wait. I get it.
Ubama needs to preach peace and diplomacy now, so that when he “reluctantly” gets the US involved in the Israel-Iran war, he can say he did everything he could to avoid military action. It’s funny how these plans always come together so nicely in an election year. In this case, the plan for war is the Democrat campaign strategy. Americans, the theory goes, do not like to fire war-time presidents.
Uh, huh. And if Iran were to attack Israel with nukes, there would be calls for the remnants of the Israeli people to show “restraint”.
Won’t make a difference. The Iranian’s view is that the Mahdi will win out and their deaths will take them immediately to Paradise. You can’t reason with Iran, any more than you could reason with Japanese soldiers during WWII, who were willing to die for their god the Emperor.
So, skip the warning and move on.
The UK, the UK, weren’t those the guys that signed a piece of paper with Hitler?
So you're perfectly fine with killing millions of innocent children in Iran.
I would prefer Iran’s innocent children to ours.
All this talk is mind games and smoke and mirrors anyway. These statements are mostly meaningless unless you can know whose ears they are meant for. Sometimes when the US or others want to rattle Iran they go out and warn Israel it might not be a good idea to bomb Tehran. Rather than a real warning to Israel, it could just be a threat to Iran that Israel might strike and they should be good and cooperate because the US/UK might not be able to stop Israel. I wouldn't read much into a diplomatic doublespeak like this.
I would agree with yours and other similar responses on this thread were we living in normal times when the United States was governed by someone who we at least had an inkling might be an American with America’s best interests at heart. These are not those normal times.
In a related story, England and France suggest Czechoslovakia not antagonize Nazi Germany and accept absorption into the Greater Reich. Chamberlin proclaims :”PEACE IN OUR TIME”
Israel, the idiot west is not your friend, do what must be done.
To slaughter millions of innocent children in Iran is to become Islam-like.
Israel will do what it must.The Prime Minister of Israel is the secular leaded and defender of the Jewish people. He cannot make the same mistake the German Jewish leaders made in the early 1930’s when they did not take the rhetoric of Hitler seriously. The leaders of Iran have supported terrorists and called for the destruction of Israel. Bibi’s term may end in early 2013. He is not the sort of man to leave this burden for the next Prime Minister. An attack will probably occur this spring before those nuclear targets are hardened underground. However it is not clear if Israel really has the capability to the the task alone. Inevitably the United States will become involved. However Iran is not Iraq. Our blue water navy is in the narrow confines of the Persian Gulf and Iran has most probably been armed with a sophisticated shore to ship missile system. Those ships,sailors and Marines are in harms way. This strategic dilemma is the the bitter fruit of the Church committee emasculating the CIA in the 1970’s. If the US loses capital ships or suffers large causalities, the shock to the world will be immense. Also Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton so far have failed diplomatically. Iran ,unlike Iraq, is not severely isolated. India continues to buy oil. They are supported by China and Russia. Obama is facing the most historic decisions of his presidency. Let’s hope he gets it right.
They’re not innocent. They are being raised to hate. The sins of the fathers are visited on the sons.
Hussein has already stated with whom he shall stand.
Hoping he gets it right is a waste. Our government is run by the enemy, and we are in for Hell.
Au contraire. I think thobama is gearing up for a Great Patriotic War to get the masses fired up and voting for him.
The babies are innocent.
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