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Obama says he's not bluffing on Iran

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booo to war

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Perhaps he should return his Nobel Peace Prize before he gives the order to bomb people.

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Depends on Iran's actions though.

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Of course Obama's bluffing, he wouldn't drag America into yet another war.

"a premature attack on Iran would do more harm than good"

Would an attack on Iran after Iran detonates a nuclear bomb in Israel be too late?

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Serrano, please, don't remind us all of Condoleezza Rice and the "smoking gun" debacle. Even if Iran were intent on getting a bomb, it would take years to produce the uranium, weaponize it and build a delivery system.

Obama is being entirely sensible. Iran was in a bad place even before the sanctions were strengthened, and it is in for a world of pain now. The Iranians I know are tired of the whole thing and deeply question the value of the project; I suspect most Iranians are the same. And their government has reason to be wary of public opinion: just ask the Shah.

An attack on Iran now would be disastrous for all. Let's hope Obama is successful in reining in the Israelis./

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Even if Iran were intent on getting a bomb, it would take years to produce the uranium, weaponize it and build a delivery system.

Laguna,

They've been steadily enriching uranium to weapons grade and in parrallel path developing ballistic missle technology they initially got from North Korea. They aren't years away they are now just months away from putting it all together.

The Iranian Shahab-3 ballistic missile means Meteor-3 or Shooting Star-3 in Farsi [alternatively designated Zelzal (Earthquake)] is derived from the 1,350-1,600 kilometer range North Korean No-dong missile. The Shahab-3 reportedly has a range of between 1,350 and 1,600 kilometers and is capable of carrying a 1,000-760-650 kilogram warhead. Through Spring 2010 there was an estimated 300 Shahab-3's of various types deployed in Iran.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iran/shahab-3.htm

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Let's get this straight.

If Iran makes a nuclear bomb, the U.S.A. is going to blast them to pieces?

That makes sense.

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"the U.S.A. is going to blast them to pieces?"

No, probably not, because Israel probably will.

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The door is open for Iran to join the international community and enjoy the same benefits that everyone else does. All they have to do is walk through it...

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He doesn't bluff when he says American could attack... he totally bluffs when he says the US Army intervention would solve anything. Killing, destroying, they are expert at it. Preventing Iran from building bombs, they don't have a hint about how they would do that.

Would an attack on Iran after Iran detonates a nuclear bomb in Israel be too late?

That would be useless because before that bomb touches the ground of the Holy Land, Iran would be erased from the map by Israeli reaction.

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That would be useless because before that bomb touches the ground of the Holy Land, Iran would be erased from the map by Israeli reaction.

Ten minutes is all they will have to react. I doubt if even the Israeli's could respond that fast even with a warning that Iran had launched a missile. They do not have the capability to detect a launch from Iran when it happens in real time. The U.S or the Russians would have to be able to warn them first and by that time its going be to late for them to react

If Iran becomes a nuclear power, the pressure on Saudi Arabia and Turkey to follow suit might be irresistible. With ballistic missile flight times between Iran and Israel less than 10 minutes, warning capability evaporates, greatly increasing the incentive to strike first in a crisis.

http://www.realclearworld.com/2011/07/15/the_threat_from_china_and_iran_125595.html

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Obama seems to be showing steady common sense on the issue.

That's going to cause ire and critisism from GOP hopefuls. Heh.

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Would an attack on Iran after Iran detonates a nuclear bomb in Israel be too late?

Iran doesnt have a nuclear bomb, nor does it have the capacity to deliver one.

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Iran is signed up to a treaty to prevent proliferation of nuclear devices. Israel has not and is promoting war. The US is a veteran of many invasions and contemplates another one?

Madness!

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CosMAR. 03, 2012 - 02:18PM JST

Would an attack on Iran after Iran detonates a nuclear bomb in Israel be too late?

That would be useless because before that bomb touches the ground of the Holy Land, Iran would be erased from the map by Israeli reaction.

Hell yeah! Let's blow them up in a zillion particles of dust, erase the whole country from the face of earth. That including every single man, woman and child of course!!

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Time to allow North Korea, Iran, Syria know that they will not be allowed to keep killing their own people!! China and Russia must also understand that the whole world is watching their hipocracy!!

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If Bush were the Pres and made the same statement as Obama has, right-wingers would be supporting him.

Question is, how would the left react?

If for one would hate to be the President. Any smart people here have any bright ideas? Because if you do you are smarter than both the Bush admin, and the Obama admin. Make real lasting peace in the Middle East and you REALLY would deserve a Nobel prize.

It beats me.

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Time to allow North Korea, Iran, Syria know that they will not be allowed to keep killing their own people!!

The US takes an equally hard line on any dissenters. Waco ring a bell?

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Bi Bi and Obama in a round of "Good Cop, Bad Cop"?

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Madness. Stop this war now.

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The Iraq war cost the USA $740 million...per day. I don't know how they can afford another one.

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cactus - They can't.

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The whole war idea is crazy and being pushed forward by kids. USA has nukes and so does Israel and this is not fair but at least we are responsible to a certain degree.

The question I want to know is would Iran preemptively attack Israel?

Why all this hatred because of religion? It's is ludicrous but nothing we can do except work on our own development before Armageddon comes.

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So wait, Israel is allowed to blast Iran to pieces but Iran is not allowed to blast Israel to pieces? But the US can blast anyone to pieces.

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Israel could have blasted Iran to pieces decades ago. As soon as Iran is able to, they'll try to blast Israel to pieces. That's the difference between Israel and Iran.

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Winner of the Nobel peace prize, ladies and gentlemen! Did he take hypocricy lessons from Tepco or something?

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IT' ALL ABOUT THE CORPORATIONS.

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If possessing a nuclear weapon could lead to prevention of a war, I am all for Iran developing a nuclear bomb. Then nobody will talk and boast of starting of war against Iran. Most people hate war. I wonder what kind of human being will promote war...

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A pretty sensible approach by the president. It may be time to ratchet it up to two carrier strike groups in the gulf. That would mean the US could blockade the Straits of Hormuz at any time.

That would also give us 3 carrier strike groups to go up against Iran with (the third being in the Mediterranean). I went on RIMPAC one year on a JMSDF ship (JDS Kongou) and after the exercise we formed up for a strike group photo.

The point being, I've seen 3 U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups, and I'll tell you what, (sorry mods, I gotta be me) It'll make your d*ck hard (even the ladies)!

Iran's president, I can't pronounce his name, is crazy but also, he's not stupid. He's going to see that. Plus, every available Delta Force and Navy SEAL will be in country 10 minutes after the last Tomahawk hits. The Iranians know this. They had a front row seat for the U.S. military dismantling what was the 4th largest army in the world. It was an overwhelming victory for the "coalition" forces and the Iranians watched it happen. I don't think they will test President Obama.

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE OIL.

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President Obaama recently likened himself to both Ghandi and Nelson Mandela, in addition to telling our Iranian enemies he is a tough guy, who does not bluff, does not get pushed around by the First lady either.

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Overall, I think Obama is doing a good job on this issue. The sanctions he's lining up are pretty heavy. Iran's supporters are limited to a handful of nations and the list will get smaller over time. We're getting to the point where Iran will be isolated except for the support from Western liberals.

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Obama has a WAY to go before being compared to Ghandi and Mandela.

His sincerity is explained by his "nobel peace prize," and consequent military-agressive actions.

Don't forget it was Obama who ordered the SEAL team to invade Pakistan and bump off someone (Bin Laden?), dump the body at sea and get the hell out of there.

"Innocent until proven guilty" means NOTHING to him.

To even compare this creep to Ghandi and Mandela is a gross insult.

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