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Israel minister: Strike on Iran could be necessary

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One of Iran's leading clerics declared today that the slaughter of innocent Israeli children is allowed in their particular brand of militant, totalitarian, statist Mohammedism.

But I guess we are supposed to work ourselves into outrage about an Israeli minister staiting his nation, like any other on this planet, is determined to protect its own citizens.

laguna:"One of my Iranian friends is tired of riding in filthy 40-year old 747SPs whenever he returns to his country. Could happen - and could happen overnight, particularly if outside countries don't appear to threaten."

Too bad for your friend. But you are hopelessly naive. Did the Obama admin lift a finger to help the pro-democracy demonstrators last year?

So much for overnight "change" in that country as well.Wishful thinking does not make it so.

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SushiSake3: Americans like superlib lose either way: If there's a strike, Americans like him will ultimately pay for it. If there's no strike, Americans like him will still ultimately pay for the annula $400 billion giveaway to Israel.

And foreigners like SushiSake3 win under all circumstances. No matter what happens, just sell out your real beliefs and cling to whatever anti-American rhetoric sounds best. Works every time.

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While I agree with the analysis that something has to be done about Iran, eventually, I think the timing of the issue has more to do with deflecting attention from the lack of peace talks with the Palistinians than it does with developments in Iran.

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elbud, Iran is Shia and proud of it. The Sunnis however, do not regard Shias as real Muslims and look down on them, so ... "a bunch of Shiite fanatical nutcases" then?

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Sure Iran is not the nicest country in the world, they are ruled by a bunch of Muslim fanatical nut cases, but who is perfect??

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It would be nice if the Iranians could take care of this themselves. One of my Iranian friends is tired of riding in filthy 40-year old 747SPs whenever he returns to his country. Could happen - and could happen overnight, particularly if outside countries don't appear to threaten.

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Israel is unlikely to move alone.

They did against Syria a few years ago. Guess everyone forgets that Syria was developing nuclear tech as well.

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Americans like superlib lose either way:

If there's a strike, Americans like him will ultimately pay for it.

If there's no strike, Americans like him will still ultimately pay for the annula $400 billion giveaway to Israel.

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Pilger: "You broke it to them! They must be devastated."

Nah, they'll just say I'm anti-Semitic because I don't support their slaughter of innocents.

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Don't worry!

Obama will fix it!

"Diplomacy" is his middle name.

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Um... hate to break this to Israel, and plenty of people will ignore the fact, but the 'threat' here is saying a strike could be necessary, and clearly it's Israel that's doing the threatening. But hey, let's just give 'em carte blanche and allow them to do what they will.

You broke it to them! They must be devastated.

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If Israel acted alone, the U.S. would get sucked right in. AIPAC would make sure of it.

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Israel is unlikely to move alone.

Unspoken support would come from all the Sunni-ruled countries in the area, afraid of Iran-led Shia insurgencies. (Iran is 95% Shia.) Even Wahibist Al-Qaida might quietly be egging the Israelis on.

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"An Israeli cabinet minister said the civilized world must take joint action to avert the Iranian nuclear threat, including a pre-emptive strike if necessary."

Um... hate to break this to Israel, and plenty of people will ignore the fact, but the 'threat' here is saying a strike could be necessary, and clearly it's Israel that's doing the threatening. But hey, let's just give 'em carte blanche and allow them to do what they will.

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mintgreen:

" I would not put it past them to attack Iran, fabricating reasons from scratch, just so they can stay on the dole. "

"Fabricating reasons" to attack Iran would be like bringing coal to Newcastle. As if that was necessary.

However, it won´t happen. Israel simply does not have to power to do this, and there is no way Barrack Hussein would do it, or even help Israel. He is too busy brown-nosing islamic leaders.

So, yes, Ahmedinjedad will get Allahs Bomb in a few short years, and Israel will live under the constant threat of annihilation.

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So Iran actually causing the death of Israelis is a "fabricated" threat whereas Israel saying a response might be needed is some kind of warmongering. Seems about par for the course from the elite.

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Nice semantics game Superlib. Iran is killing "by proxy" just for arming people. Whatever.

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Wait, you mean Israel might actually kill Iranians? That can't happen. Right now Iran is arming their proxies and killing Israelis. That's fine with me. But Israel killing Iranians? NO WAY, JOSE.

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I would be suspicious at Iran's claims.

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Support for Israel is plummeting, so no surprise they have wheeled out the "Iran threat" again.

I would not put it past them to attack Iran, fabricating reasons from scratch, just so they can stay on the dole.

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