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US, Britain urge Israel not to attack Iran
AP via MSNBC ^ | February 19, 2012 | JOSEF FEDERMAN

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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KEYWORDS: bombbombbombbombiran; iran; israel
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1 posted on 02/19/2012 5:33:21 PM PST by John W
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To: John W

colleagues urge man not to beat his wife.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 5:37:53 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: John W
“Dempsey said an Israeli attack is “not prudent,”

Wow! Obama is no longer hiding his desire for Iran to get a nuke and “teach Israel a lesson”.

3 posted on 02/19/2012 5:39:52 PM PST by tobyhill
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4 posted on 02/19/2012 5:45:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: John W

Why not simply ask all Israelis to commit suicide...


5 posted on 02/19/2012 5:45:32 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

I think that’s Obama’s plan.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 5:46:41 PM PST by whitedog57
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7 posted on 02/19/2012 5:47:23 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: John W
So, Obama and the Brits have Iran's back...

...THAT will make them behave now wont it?

8 posted on 02/19/2012 5:47:25 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: the invisib1e hand
colleagues urge man not to beat his wife.

More like — police urge woman to give in to rapist.

9 posted on 02/19/2012 5:48:23 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: John W
I could care less if the Jews blew Iran off the map. However, what I do mind is the hypocrisy of our goverment providing the "bunkerbuster bombs" to Israel then telling Israel not to use them.
10 posted on 02/19/2012 5:48:26 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: tobyhill
“Dempsey said an Israeli attack is “not prudent,”

It's Scary, it's scary, scary

11 posted on 02/19/2012 5:51:04 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: whitedog57

“I think that’s Obama’s plan.”

At least to let Iram get the first shot. Nuclear war would
be as good of an excuse as any to officially declare
martial law.


12 posted on 02/19/2012 5:53:42 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: John W
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 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...

13 posted on 02/19/2012 5:55:06 PM PST by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: John W
How about:
The US and Britain warn Iran that if they try to attack Israel the US and Britain will bomb them back to the stone ages.
14 posted on 02/19/2012 5:55:39 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: John W

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.


15 posted on 02/19/2012 5:58:02 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: John W
" ... urged Israel to give international sanctions against Iran more time to work ... "

Yeah?

How long is that, Barry .... another 60 friggin' years?

16 posted on 02/19/2012 5:58:40 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: John W

I’m sorry, I meant 6000 years


17 posted on 02/19/2012 5:59:19 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I could care less if the Jews blew Iran off the map. However, what I do mind is the hypocrisy of our goverment providing the "bunkerbuster bombs" to Israel then telling Israel not to use them.

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.

18 posted on 02/19/2012 5:59:29 PM PST by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: John W

We are already in a covert war. You cannot rush into battle.


19 posted on 02/19/2012 6:01:12 PM PST by U-238
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To: John W

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.


20 posted on 02/19/2012 6:01:18 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: U-238

Von Clauswitz would agree with me, but modern technology has made things a little diffrent


21 posted on 02/19/2012 6:04:55 PM PST by U-238
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To: John W
The Israelis know one big thing: That the Narcissist in Chief cares far more about his re-election than he he does about Israeli, and for that matter, even US security.

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.

22 posted on 02/19/2012 6:09:44 PM PST by mojito
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To: John W

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.


23 posted on 02/19/2012 6:13:13 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: John W

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”.


24 posted on 02/19/2012 6:13:13 PM PST by rbg81 (scillian's)
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To: elpadre

Awwww

Finally

AGREED


25 posted on 02/19/2012 6:16:26 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: John W
Publicly making these suggestions is an indication that they are for public consumption and do not represent the actual status of the relationship. It is part of the diplomacy and politics. One does not know from these things what the actual American position is.
I suspect that an attack this summer by the US or with US participation is in the cards, especially if the kenyan worries that he might not be re-elected.
26 posted on 02/19/2012 6:18:28 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Abetting.


27 posted on 02/19/2012 6:24:48 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: elpadre

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.


28 posted on 02/19/2012 6:32:25 PM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Yulee

So, skip the warning and move on.


29 posted on 02/19/2012 6:35:21 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

The UK, the UK, weren’t those the guys that signed a piece of paper with Hitler?


30 posted on 02/19/2012 6:37:49 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka

Ouch.


31 posted on 02/19/2012 6:42:41 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W
More of Obama leading from behind. He won't come out of the closet and attack Israel directly, but he will run interference for Iran and the Islamists taking over Egypt and the rest of North Africa until they can attack Israel.
32 posted on 02/19/2012 6:44:50 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Oatka
the UK was the target of Hitler's attempt to bomb them back to the stone ages.
33 posted on 02/19/2012 6:44:50 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I could care less if the Jews blew Iran off the map.

So you're perfectly fine with killing millions of innocent children in Iran.

34 posted on 02/19/2012 6:46:41 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: DNA.2012

I would prefer Iran’s innocent children to ours.


35 posted on 02/19/2012 6:50:32 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W
If I were Israel, I'd tell the Kenyan to go F-himself. The good thing is that Israel now understands completely that Obama is a POS, antisemitic, Muslim that desires their destruction.

FUBO!

36 posted on 02/19/2012 6:53:32 PM PST by Artcore
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
However, what I do mind is the hypocrisy of our goverment providing the "bunkerbuster bombs" to Israel then telling Israel not to use them.

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.

37 posted on 02/19/2012 6:54:23 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

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.


38 posted on 02/19/2012 6:57:44 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

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”


39 posted on 02/19/2012 6:58:38 PM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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40 posted on 02/19/2012 7:00:30 PM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: John W

Israel, the idiot west is not your friend, do what must be done.


41 posted on 02/19/2012 7:03:05 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: John W

Better neither.

To slaughter millions of innocent children in Iran is to become Islam-like.


42 posted on 02/19/2012 7:23:02 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: chris37

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.


43 posted on 02/19/2012 7:33:47 PM PST by allendale
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To: DNA.2012

They’re not innocent. They are being raised to hate. The sins of the fathers are visited on the sons.


44 posted on 02/19/2012 7:35:17 PM PST by ichabod1
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To: allendale

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.


45 posted on 02/19/2012 7:39:08 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tobyhill

Au contraire. I think thobama is gearing up for a Great Patriotic War to get the masses fired up and voting for him.


46 posted on 02/19/2012 7:40:25 PM PST by ichabod1
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To: ichabod1

The babies are innocent.


47 posted on 02/19/2012 7:42:35 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: the invisib1e hand

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48 posted on 02/19/2012 7:58:49 PM PST by QQQQ
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To: the invisib1e hand

?


49 posted on 02/19/2012 7:59:09 PM PST by QQQQ
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To: QQQQ

headline innuendo.


50 posted on 02/19/2012 8:03:10 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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