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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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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.
You drank it all.
Who’s urging Iran not to attack Israel?
Sorry. Bibi is not the leader of the Jewish people, secular or otherwise. He’s an elected official of the Israeli government, and not a very good one at that.
Buy a clue.
Israel cannot afford to let Iran strike first with a nuclear weapon. With all of the rhetoric coming out of that country over the last several decades, there is no reason to believe that Iran is interested in Detente.
If it comes down to it, Israel would be wise to cripple Iran’s nuclear program, even if that means all out war. Civilian casualties are unfortunate, but a fact of war.
If the Iranian civilians cannot control their government, they are going to get exactly what they deserve. I would say the same for any country, including our own.
If given the choice between a city in the U.S. being hit by an Iranian nuke or eradicating the country of Iran from the face of the planet, I would not hesitate to do the latter. I may regret having to perform the action, but I would not think twice about it and I would lose no sleep over it.
Fortunately, life is rarely so “black and white”, and all of this talk is nothing more than talk, IMO, as Israel will most likely never have the fortitude to strike Iran first with the current political climate surrounding her so called “allies”.
What do they use instead of oxygen on your planet?
You mean, he’s the secular leader of the millions of Jews living in the Diaspora? Or do you mean he’s not the secular leader of the millions of Muslims, thousands of Christians and hundreds of Druze and Samaritans with Israeli citizenship?
Did the “secular leader” of the Jewish people repeatedly send Druze soldiers, policemen and bodyguards to do his dirty work, kicking Jewish families out into the cold in the middle of the night at Migron, Mitzpeh Avihai, Bat Ayin Bet, &c? He’s an elected political official of a Jewish country and all its citizens and residents, not a leader in any other sense of the Jewish people. And even in that capacity, he’s persistently betrayed the trust placed in him by Jewish voters who put his coalition in power, as he also did with reference to Hebron last time he was so entrusted.
Should be border guards, not bodyguards.
Israel is going to bomb Iran very soon to stop them moving their nuclear work deep into a mountain where Israel can’t reach it.
They will “never again” let their people be destroyed. There is going to be war in that region and our economy will go down the tubes, and gasoline will skyrocket causing our downfall. Got water and food?