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Iran On Radar As Obama Talks to Israel Supporters [Scolds Israel: "Stop Loose Talk of War"]
MSNBC ^ | March 04, 2012 | BEN FELLER

Posted on 03/04/2012 3:11:38 PM PST by Steelfish

Iran On Radar As Obama Talks to Israel Supporters President: Israel must be able to defend itself but that 'loose talk of war' only helps Tehran

BEN FELLER

3/4/2012

WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Sunday the United States will not hesitate to attack Iran with military force to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but he cautioned that "too much loose talk of war" recently has only helped Tehran and driven up the price of oil.

Speaking to a powerful pro-Israel lobby, Obama appealed to Israel for more time to let sanctions further isolate Iran. He sought to halt a drumbeat to war with Iran and hold off a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.

"For the sake of Israel's security, America's security and the peace and security of the world, now is not the time for bluster," Obama told thousands at the annual American-Israel Public Affairs Committee's policy conference. "Now is the time to let our increased pressure sink in, and to sustain the broad international coalition that we have built."

Quoting Theodore Roosevelt, Obama said he would "speak softly, but carry a big stick" — and warned Iran not to test U.S. resolve. Many analysts believe an Israeli attack would result in a region-wide conflict, including Iranian attacks on American troops in the Persian Gulf, and could damage the world economy by causing oil prices to skyrocket. It also remains unclear how much damage a military strike would do to Iran's nuclear program. Many of the country's nuclear facilities are buried deep underground.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamaaipacspeech

1 posted on 03/04/2012 3:11:44 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
President Barack Obama said Sunday the United States will not hesitate to attack Iran with military force to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon,

After I'm out of office and bowing to dictators is no longer appropriate...

2 posted on 03/04/2012 3:16:48 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Steelfish

Many of the country’s nuclear facilities are buried deep underground.

Are the dams, the power stations, the transmission
lines underground? Take them out and let the mullahs
turn the centrifuges by hand. Destroy the transportation
infrastructure, the communication, see if they can
build a bomb in the 15th century.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 3:17:45 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Islam isn’t a religion, it’s a virus.
I was inoculated on 911.


4 posted on 03/04/2012 3:19:28 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Steelfish

“and the peace and security of the world”

When they say “peace and security” ... guess they caught him between prayer rug bowings

[2] For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
[3] When people say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.
[4] But you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/r/rsv/rsv-idx?type=DIV1&byte=5382171


5 posted on 03/04/2012 3:20:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Steelfish

Whatever Obamma mamba Jamma lenin khomeini wants, do the opposite...


6 posted on 03/04/2012 3:21:04 PM PST by aces
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To: Steelfish

There’s nothing loose about talk of war. An attack by Israel may very well start a full scale war in the region, with all the devestation and loss of life that would entail (as well as rupturing the world economy). But allowing Iran to acquire a working nuclear weapon capability will CERTAINLY bring about war. Israel simply cannot allow that to happen, and they WILL attack to prevent it. If there is to be any hope of peace in the region, the Iranians have got to be made to understand that.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 3:25:19 PM PST by Vanders9
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To: Steelfish

Israel: "Do you expect us to talk?"

Moslem Antisemitic Tyrant Obama: "No. I expect you to die."

8 posted on 03/04/2012 3:27:49 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish

The only ‘blustering’ going on is by Obama ..... and Iran knows it. Iranians will wake up one morning to find several huge smoking holes in the ground around the country .... with not a word blustered by Israel.


9 posted on 03/04/2012 3:28:27 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Steelfish
So it’s not Iran with “loose talk of war” at all, I see (all that “Death to America” stuff is in jest, of course) . . . Israel has to be denied “loose talk” (or any kind of talk) of defending themselves—how disgraceful.
10 posted on 03/04/2012 3:36:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Steelfish

I honestly think Israel would be better off going it alone at least in the beginning.
This is going to require REAL WAR. While the US Military is certainly capable of fighting REAL WAR, our current Government is not and I am not sure the population is willing anymore..


11 posted on 03/04/2012 3:37:43 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New the media American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Steelfish
Too bad I couldn't get into this AIPAC audience. At least, I would have called him a liar and an affirmative action Adolf Hitler.

They may have punched me afterward and thrown me out of the forum, but it would have been worth it.

12 posted on 03/04/2012 4:03:13 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Steelfish
Hitlery Rotten already let the cat out of the bag when she told The Moose Limb Brothahood last week not to worry about the rhetoric coming out of Warshington because it's an election year and those running for President will say anything to anybody to get elected.
13 posted on 03/04/2012 4:36:32 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, so now it’s Israel’s fault that the gas prices have gone up. *grrrr*

re — “driving oil prices up”


14 posted on 03/04/2012 5:01:12 PM PST by zorro8987
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Steelfish.
15 posted on 03/04/2012 8:05:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: zorro8987
Come on, we knew the Democrat-media complex was going to blame conservatives or Israel for the price of gasoline. They never blame themselves - or one of their own.

Then again, when prices go down, they'll be the first to give full credit to Obama...

16 posted on 03/04/2012 8:17:43 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew')
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