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Iran confident Israel won't launch 'stupid' attack
AFP ^ | August 14, 2012

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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1 posted on 08/14/2012 8:41:24 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Good luck with that ‘stupid’ thought.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 8:44:12 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Iranians are almost as arrogant as the illegal aliens are in this country.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 8:45:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You win some, you lose some and some you don't suit up for.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If the Israelis make an attack, it won’t be a ‘stupid’ one (you dumb a-wipes). You can rest assured of that.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 8:45:31 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And may God forgive me for what I must do in November.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh please be stupid Israel! Hold tight, wait for the next state to state threat and then stupidly end this madness.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 8:51:23 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Shouldn’t be so confident. When Israel does seemingly stupid things the results often aren’t stupid at all.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 8:51:52 PM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: Tailgunner Joe

7 posted on 08/14/2012 8:52:44 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Moose Burger

True dat.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 8:53:53 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Great, now I can stop worrying about an attack ‘cause I trust Iran to know everything. /s


9 posted on 08/14/2012 8:55:49 PM PDT by Marcella (PREPARE)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
10 posted on 08/14/2012 9:00:50 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Hammer of the gods, Bebe!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"We continue to believe there is time and space for diplomacy," White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Is this the same Jay Carney who cravenly refuses to utter the name of the capital of Israel...?

11 posted on 08/14/2012 9:03:38 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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!


12 posted on 08/14/2012 9:12:08 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Flycatcher

Jerusalem is the Holy Capita(o)l of Israel and Judea.

Anyone who rejects that premise is doomed. Straight up.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 9:16:37 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Iran may be underestimating the Israelis


14 posted on 08/14/2012 9:23:44 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And then Obama will say, “the Israelis acted . . . Stupidly. . . “.

Wait! Which? Who . . . ?


15 posted on 08/14/2012 9:31:21 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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?

MM


16 posted on 08/14/2012 9:40:09 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: doc1019

“Good luck with that ‘stupid’ thought.”

6,5,4,3,2.......


17 posted on 08/14/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not if Israel uses smart bombs.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 10:51:01 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
In light of Iran's repeated threats to obliterate Israel; how 'stupid' could Israel be?

These perverted Islamists have become a threatenig viral mutant of homo sapiens.

Incredible. . .

19 posted on 08/15/2012 12:15:46 AM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It's not hard to imagine that Iran's reprisal might be "the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand(ing)in The Holy Place. (whoso readeth, let him understand)" (Matt. 24:15, Mark 13:14)
or
"... when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh" (Luke 21:20)
20 posted on 08/15/2012 12:28:10 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Ps 66:16)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I hope that the Israeli Air Force confirms that moslem “paradise” is adequately stocked with “virgins” before any strike is carried out.We'd hate to see any of those clowns with the gray beards and black dresses be lonely in the next life.
21 posted on 08/15/2012 3:23:45 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


22 posted on 08/15/2012 8:17:48 AM PDT by DNME (Tired of being polite about it? Time for action? Bring back the Sons of Liberty!)
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