Israel, mulling attack on Iran, plunges into unprecedented debate about war

Aug 13, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 16

To attack or not to attack? With Israeli politicians warning repeatedly that Iran is secretly pursuing nuclear weapons, this question has spawned an unprecedented amount of agonizing even in a country accustomed to war and incessant debate.

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bohart

Newport, TN

#1 Aug 13, 2012
Good Lord! if another country were publicly debating whether to attack the U.S. or Israel how long would it be before the premptive strike? Hell Iraq did nothing and got zapped.The Zionist regime has grown out of control under U.S. protection.
hey

Hamilton, Canada

#2 Aug 13, 2012
When you attack somebody that somebody might/will attack you back.
Osama Obama

Newburg, PA

#3 Aug 13, 2012
Obamaloney is still AWOL.
questioner

Llano, TX

#4 Aug 13, 2012
Maybe it is an effort to get the USA to attack. The Israeli capability to destroy all Iran's nuke program is questionable, and Iran only has limited capability to attack Israel. An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#5 Aug 13, 2012
Joe Biden is supposed to be the foreign affairs guru in the Obama administraton.
Joe Biden!

Why be surprised?

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#6 Aug 13, 2012
hey wrote:
When you attack somebody that somebody might/will attack you back.
Nah, Israel's not worried about that, because they know if Iran defends itself the only lives going to be lost are American lives,
The Israelis will fight to the last drop of American blood.
The Israeli regime is a cowardly joke, which no country, not even their uncle America, takes seriously anymore.
How many times have they shouted "Wolf", lol, yes folks it's all piss and bluster coming out of the Knesset.
The Israelis were chased out of little Lebanon, leaving behind their American tanks and weaponry, so how do they imagine they're going to defeat the Iranians, a country of 75 million with most being under the age of 35yrs.

Bob

Needham, MA

#7 Aug 14, 2012
reza june wrote:
<quoted text>
Nah, Israel's not worried about that, because they know if Iran defends itself the only lives going to be lost are American lives,
The Israelis will fight to the last drop of American blood.
The Israeli regime is a cowardly joke, which no country, not even their uncle America, takes seriously anymore.
How many times have they shouted "Wolf", lol, yes folks it's all piss and bluster coming out of the Knesset.
The Israelis were chased out of little Lebanon, leaving behind their American tanks and weaponry, so how do they imagine they're going to defeat the Iranians, a country of 75 million with most being under the age of 35yrs.
Reza when did USA ever fight Israels wars?Please give me the list.I have the feeling that you are just another low IQ bigot.The USA always it seems to be involved in their own wars some where.Check your facts before opening your sour mouth again.Bob
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#8 Aug 14, 2012
Israel shouldn't wait on obama the spineless wimp to act.He will sit on his his thumbs all the while Iran moves closer and closer to nuclear capability.I hope the first one they lob is at D.C.Maybe the Feds will wake up then.
questioner

Llano, TX

#10 Aug 15, 2012
Lonewolf wrote:
Israel shouldn't wait on obama the spineless wimp to act.He will sit on his his thumbs all the while Iran moves closer and closer to nuclear capability.I hope the first one they lob is at D.C.Maybe the Feds will wake up then.
1. The Israelies will attack only if they believe it is necessary AND it will keep Israeli territory safe. That has been their rule in the past, the delay now indicates some uncertianty that an Israel only attack would meet its objectives. The Isrealies are damn smart, nobody's fool, and will not do anything they believe will injure the country.

2. Are you saying that you favor a nuclear attack on Washington DC?
Stop the Madness

Waterbury, CT

#11 Aug 15, 2012
At least they have the guts to stand for themselves....something the US seems to be lacking these days.
questioner

Llano, TX

#12 Aug 15, 2012
Stop the Madness wrote:
At least they have the guts to stand for themselves....something the US seems to be lacking these days.
No doubt the Israelies have guts, at least millitarily. For that matter, in the past they have show considerable diplomatic courage. The deserve all the respect they get plus ...

But the US talks alot softer than it acts. It's an ole Comanche trick to ask for charity --- just before they scalp you. It is common in Chicago politics to give someone a hug just before you stab them in the back. Sadam though the Ameicans would not fight, twice ... and we can fight! We have lots of other means of coersion also. Weak America ain't.
kaffir

Satellite Provider

#14 Aug 16, 2012
Think again. Iran is ten times more populous than israel, not to mention even their penis have beard.
Kermudgeon
#16 Aug 16, 2012
questioner wrote:
<quoted text>
No doubt the Israelies have guts, at least millitarily. For that matter, in the past they have show considerable diplomatic courage. The deserve all the respect they get plus ...
But the US talks alot softer than it acts. It's an ole Comanche trick to ask for charity --- just before they scalp you. It is common in Chicago politics to give someone a hug just before you stab them in the back. Sadam though the Ameicans would not fight, twice ... and we can fight! We have lots of other means of coersion also. Weak America ain't.
Well said. Don't ever bet against the USA.
e46M3 e60M5

UK

#17 Aug 18, 2012
If Israel does it, they will be on their own. Obama may not be perfect, but there is one thing he will not do: drag us into yet another war where we have no business being. If W were around, I can just imagine him on TV screaming about a "mushroom cloud" like he did with Iraq.

Second, the U.S. does not have the cash to get involved in yet another war anyway.
e46M3 e60M5

UK

#18 Aug 18, 2012
questioner wrote:
<quoted text>
No doubt the Israelies have guts, at least millitarily. For that matter, in the past they have show considerable diplomatic courage. The deserve all the respect they get plus ...
But the US talks alot softer than it acts. It's an ole Comanche trick to ask for charity --- just before they scalp you. It is common in Chicago politics to give someone a hug just before you stab them in the back. Sadam though the Ameicans would not fight, twice ... and we can fight! We have lots of other means of coersion also. Weak America ain't.
Like what means do we have against Iran? Dirty language?
Anti-Imperialist

Berlin, Germany

#19 Dec 7, 2012
Iran and Hisbollah even never ever threatened Israel to exterminate Israel from the map. It's a propaganda made by Sunni islamists and and by the war addicted US Armamnet industry!

Watch these interview
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and read this why US media deliberately wrongly translate the speeches of iran politicians!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2006/...
http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/15...

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