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    Israel attack on Iran "imminent" !

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    Israel attack on Iran "imminent" !

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 1:50 pm

    From the online Scottish Daily Record:
    By Chris Hughes.

    ISRAEL could launch a military strike on Iran as early as April, according to US intelligence.

    And Tehran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei inflamed the crisis yesterday when he said Israel was a “cancerous tumour that should be cut and will be cut”.

    US defence secretary Leon Panetta – a former CIA boss – had indicated that an attack by Israel was “imminent”. He said the Jewish state could strike as early as April to ensure Iran does not finish building a nuclear weapon.

    Khamenei claimed any strike against Iran would backfire and “painful and crippling” Western sanctions will only increase Iran’s resilience. He said: “Americans say all options are on the table – even the option of military strike. Any military strike is 10 times more harmful for America. “Such threats show that America has no way but using force and bloodshed to achieve its goals. Such sanctions will benefit us. “They will make us more self-reliant. We would not achieve military progress if sanctions were not imposed on Iran’s military sector.

    “Sanctions are beneficial also because it makes us more determined not to change our nuclear course. “Iran will not change its nuclear course because of sanctions.”

    Israel is the only country in the Middle East with nuclear warheads – up to 400 at secret desert locations – and is desperate to draw America and Britain into a military coalition against Iran. It has already written up military plans for a lone strike on about a dozen Iranian nuclear sites using fighter jets and pilotless drones.




    Well folks, is this just sabre-rattling rhetoric by Israel and Iran or are they on course for war ?


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    Re: Israel attack on Iran "imminent" !

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 3:04 pm

    Oh, that's scary Papa ! Crying or Very sad

    We have already seen Israel attacking Egypt when they thought that they were being threatened and I think that they would not think twice about also attacking Iran if they felt the need to.

    I just hope that they do not plan on using their atomic weapons as that could easily escalate.
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    Re: Israel attack on Iran "imminent" !

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 12:44 pm

    Yes, that is the main worry for the region.

    Actually it is a bit paradoxical that Israel want to attack Iran for seeking to have the bomb when they already have it.

    I guess it all boils down to which unstable regimes do all of us want to have the bomb ?

    I for one would hate to see all of those religious nutters in Iran having the ability to hold the rest of the region to ransom if they had a big red button.


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    Post by riders_on_the_storm on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 5:12 pm

    You know what they say when all else fails they take us to war. And of course the big corps and their lackies in the military industrial complex stand to make more profit from death by conveniently muscling in and rebuilding the ruined cities, while the elite internationalists install their debt based banking systems and the West's political "democratic" system.

    Wouldn't it be better if we just concentrated on our own problems rather than running about the world like a power crazed policeman?

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    Re: Israel attack on Iran "imminent" !

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 20 Feb 2012, 12:17 pm

    I cannot argue with that premise Andrew as we HAVE interfered in many middle Eastern conflicts that maybe we would have been better out of.

    The people who SHOULD be doing the job of international police should be the UN, but they neither have the will nor the finance to make such police-actions, ( wars ).

    While the unstable middle East certainly is a worry connected with world peace and if Iran keep on sabre-rattling and threatening to acquire or build an atomic bomb we are going to find that many others unstable middle-Eastern regimes are going to want to have the bomb too. This is one arms race that the world can do well without.

    The answer ?.....I don't have a clue !


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