Skip to comments.Iran confident Israel won't launch 'stupid' attack
Posted on 08/14/2012 8:41:17 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Iran on Tuesday said it is dismissing Israeli threats of an imminent attack against it, explaining that even some Israeli officials realised such a "stupid" act would provoke "very severe consequences."
"In our calculations, we aren't taking these claims very seriously because we see them as hollow and baseless," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters in a weekly briefing.
"Even if some officials in the illegitimate regime (Israel) want to carry out such a stupid action, there are those inside (the Israeli government) who won't allow it because they know they would suffer very severe consequences from such an act," he said.
Iran's defence minister, General Ahmad Vahidi, was quoted by the ISNA news agency saying that Israel "definitely doesn't have what it takes to endure Iran's might and will."
He called the Israeli threats "a sign of weakness" by "brainless leaders."
The comments were a response to bellicose rhetoric from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak in recent days suggesting they were thinking more seriously of military action against Iranian nuclear facilities.
"We are determined to prevent Iran from becoming nuclear (armed), and all the options are on the table. When we say it, we mean it," Barak told Israeli radio last Thursday.
Israeli media have underlined the threat, reporting that a decision could be made within weeks. They have also highlighted opposition to the idea by current and former Israeli military officials.
The United States has recently multiplied visits by top officials to Israel in what appears to be an attempt to dissuade the Jewish state from targeting the Islamic republic.
"We continue to believe there is time and space for diplomacy," White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.
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Good luck with that ‘stupid’ thought.
The Iranians are almost as arrogant as the illegal aliens are in this country.
If the Israelis make an attack, it won’t be a ‘stupid’ one (you dumb a-wipes). You can rest assured of that.
Oh please be stupid Israel! Hold tight, wait for the next state to state threat and then stupidly end this madness.
Shouldn’t be so confident. When Israel does seemingly stupid things the results often aren’t stupid at all.
Great, now I can stop worrying about an attack ‘cause I trust Iran to know everything. /s
Ha ha ha ha ha!
Is this the same Jay Carney who cravenly refuses to utter the name of the capital of Israel...?
Given Israel’s history, this means they are shaking in their sandals...
The God of Israel is the ONE TRUE GOD, make no mistake about it!
Jerusalem is the Holy Capita(o)l of Israel and Judea.
Anyone who rejects that premise is doomed. Straight up.
Iran may be underestimating the Israelis
And then Obama will say, “the Israelis acted . . . Stupidly. . . “.
Wait! Which? Who . . . ?
Is it just me, or does every statement ever put out by any Islamic country sound like it was written by high school level thinkers?
“Good luck with that stupid thought.”
Not if Israel uses smart bombs.
These perverted Islamists have become a threatenig viral mutant of homo sapiens.
Incredible. . .
I’ve been hoping for the following news story to appear —
“One of Iran’s top-secret underground laboratories, believed to be the center for nuclear weapons research, was reportedly destroyed today in a massive underground explosion. Radiation detected near the facility leads some experts to believe that a nuclear device under development might have accidentally detonated.”
I’m sure Israel has boots on the ground in most of Iran’s top-secret facilities and such an “accident” would not surprise me in the least.