Report: US Strikes on Iran Would Risk Major War

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U.S. military strikes on Iran would shake the regime's political control and damage its ability to launch counterstrikes, but the Iranians probably would manage to retaliate, directly and through surrogates, in ways that risked igniting all-out war in the Middle East, according to an assessment of an attack's costs and benefits.

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For real?
Making war would risk making more war?
Good job ABC News,my faith in journalism has been restored....

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Ever see the movie WarGames?? There aren't ANY winners..THINK ABOUT IT!
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Who is the hot Iranian girl in the photo for this article? Why isn't she wearing a burka? Don't get me wrong! She should never wear one.:)
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The US should stop being the Great Satan...that would help.

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The Middle East is alread in all out war. Right now, the race to defend Israel is on. Netanyahu's government could still mount a unilateral raid on Iran's nuclear facilities, despite the US view that there is still a "window" for sanctions and diplomacy to change Iran's behavior. Either way, if something needs to happen, then it needs to happen now. We are running out of time. The world tells Israel: Wait, there's still time. And I say: wait for what? Wait until when? When Iran has Nuclear Weapons and then act?
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The US should stop being the Great Satan...that would help.
Look in the mirror. Satan is looking back at you.

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One consideration of a US strike would be that in retaliaiton, Iran wipes out Israel in non-nuclear conventional war. Chances are, that would actually quiet things down for a while.
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The pm of Israel had no business saying what he said yesterday. It was insensitive to all in doing so on September 11th, 2012. All people should be offended, including Jews.
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Republican Eagle wrote:
The Middle East is alread in all out war. Right now, the race to defend Israel is on. Netanyahu's government could still mount a unilateral raid on Iran's nuclear facilities, despite the US view that there is still a "window" for sanctions and diplomacy to change Iran's behavior. Either way, if something needs to happen, then it needs to happen now. We are running out of time. The world tells Israel: Wait, there's still time. And I say: wait for what? Wait until when? When Iran has Nuclear Weapons and then act?
Obama wants Israel to attack Iran before the election. That's why he snubbed netanyahoo. A war would help re-elect Obama.

Israel should hold off until after the election.
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One consideration of a US strike would be that in retaliaiton, Iran wipes out Israel in non-nuclear conventional war. Chances are, that would actually quiet things down for a while.
LOL. Iran couldn't do much to Israel without nuclear weapons. In a conventional war, Israel would wipe the floor with Iran.
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Look in the mirror. Satan is looking back at you.
What's another war to us anyway. This time let's go for all the marbles!

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Obama wants Israel to attack Iran before the election. That's why he snubbed netanyahoo. A war would help re-elect Obama.
Israel should hold off until after the election.
Romney will be tougher on Iran he really needs to win in November and guess what Iran should hope he wins also because if he doesn't I can't see Iran being around for long. I do doubt that greatly Obama is trying to opese all but he is doing it in the wrong court at the expense of the US' true ideological friends Israel that is why he must be voted out in November.
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What's another war to us anyway. This time let's go for all the marbles!
I would not put it passed the president to somehow be orchastrating all of this. Obama wants a war between Israel and Iran before the election. This would help Obama get reelected. But he can't start the war... He snubbed Netanyahoo intentionally.
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WHO WANTS TO DIE FOR "GREATER ISRAEL"...THIS TIME?

The following IS and REMAINS Israel's Regional Domination Obsession....with American Blood and Resources:

“Above all, let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries so that we may finally get rid of our troubles and acquire more space.”

“The State of Israel must must invent dangers and to do this, it must adopt methods of provocation and revenge.......and, above all, let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries so that we may finally get rid of our troubles and acquire more space.”
“Moshe Sharett; Diaries”

For Example:

“QUIETLY LOBBYING CONGRESS TO APPROVE THE USE OF FORCE IN IRAQ WAS ONE OF AIPAC’S SUCCESSES OVER THE PAST YEAR.” AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr; N.Y. SUN JAN.’03

ANY criticism of Israel is the End of ANY Military or Political career;

However, Loyal and educated Americans in and out of uniform have had enough:

Drop by ANY V.A. Hospital and see the real "Fruits" of AIPAC's "Quiet Successes": Countless/Censored numbers of Mangled, Dismembered, Burned & Traumatized young Americans.
I'm among them almost every day (from an earlier Lie-Based War)

“Iran War: United States Military Versus Israel Firsters”
http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/ale...

EXCERPT “The Israel-Firsters, who not only never risked a broken fingernail on any battlefield, deprecated the generals to increase their power to order them around through their servile operatives. 

The Zion-Cons’ arm-chair military strategists have absolutely no qualms in sending US troops to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Iran to enhance Israeli regional power because 99.8% of the rank and file troops are not of their kin and kind. 

“Israel relationship with US damaged beyond repair over Iran attack”
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/09/07/israe...

EXCERPT “Military leaders in both the US and Israel have repeatedly told Prime Minister Netanyahu that threats of military action against Iran were irrational.

Last week, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, America’s highest military leader under the president, traveled to Israel to personally deliver a message to Netanyahu.

" Israelis ridicule the US military precisely to prosecute wars and avoid the loss of Israeli-Jewish lives, resulting from an Israeli attack on Iran to enhance its power in the Middle East.’ CONTINUED

“What Israeli and Other Western Officials Really Think About Iran”
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iran-quotes

“Listening to many politicians and pundits in the US and Israel, you may be led to believe that there is a consensus around the ideas that Iran is irrational, that it poses an existential threat to Israel, that it's currently trying to acquire a nuclear weapon, and that a military strike can help buy time to prevent such an outcome."

"But what many former and current top Israeli and other Western security officials are saying is precisely the opposite.

We've collected some quotes to show you what these officials really think.”

“1. Iran's leadership is rational.

&#8232;2. Iran does not pose an existential threat to Israel.

&#8232;3. Iran has not made the decision to acquire a nuclear weapon.&#8232;

4. Attacking Iran would make Iran more likely to acquire a nuclear weapon, not less so.&#8232;

5. Attacking Iran would ignite a regional conflict.

6. Attacking Iran would not be in US or Israeli national interests.&#8232;

7. There is time to pursue non-military options.&#8232;

8. The West needs to talk to Iran.”
CONTINUED:

So, For our traitorous, craven & parasitic infestation of "Israel Firsters" ...

Feel Free to Die for "Greater Israel's*" Regional Hegemony....YOURSELF!

* Borders: from the Tigris, to the Nile to the Litani Rivers

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Gray wrote:
WHO WANTS TO DIE FOR "GREATER ISRAEL"...THIS TIME?
The following IS and REMAINS Israel's Regional Domination Obsession....with American Blood and Resources:
“Above all, let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries so that we may finally get rid of our troubles and acquire more space.”
“The State of Israel must must invent dangers and to do this, it must adopt methods of provocation and revenge.......and, above all, let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries so that we may finally get rid of our troubles and acquire more space.”
“Moshe Sharett; Diaries”
For Example:
“QUIETLY LOBBYING CONGRESS TO APPROVE THE USE OF FORCE IN IRAQ WAS ONE OF AIPAC’S SUCCESSES OVER THE PAST YEAR.” AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr; N.Y. SUN JAN.’03
ANY criticism of Israel is the End of ANY Military or Political career;
However, Loyal and educated Americans in and out of uniform have had enough:
Drop by ANY V.A. Hospital and see the real "Fruits" of AIPAC's "Quiet Successes": Countless/Censored numbers of Mangled, Dismembered, Burned & Traumatized young Americans.
I'm among them almost every day (from an earlier Lie-Based War)
“Iran War: United States Military Versus Israel Firsters”
http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/blog/ale...
EXCERPT “The Israel-Firsters, who not only never risked a broken fingernail on any battlefield, deprecated the generals to increase their power to order them around through their servile operatives. 
The Zion-Cons’ arm-chair military strategists have absolutely no qualms in sending US troops to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Iran to enhance Israeli regional power because 99.8% of the rank and file troops are not of their kin and kind. 
“Israel relationship with US damaged beyond repair over Iran attack”
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/09/07/israe...
EXCERPT “Military leaders in both the US and Israel have repeatedly told Prime Minister Netanyahu that threats of military action against Iran were irrational.
Last week, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, America’s highest military leader under the president, traveled to Israel to personally deliver a message to Netanyahu.
" Israelis ridicule the US military precisely to prosecute wars and avoid the loss of Israeli-Jewish lives, resulting from an Israeli attack on Iran to enhance its power in the Middle East.’ CONTINUED
“What Israeli and Other Western Officials Really Think About Iran”
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iran-quotes
“Listening to many politicians and pundits in the US and Israel, you may be led to believe that there is a consensus around the ideas that Iran is irrational, that it poses an existential threat to Israel, that it's currently trying to acquire a nuclear weapon, and that a military strike can help buy time to prevent such an outcome."
"But what many former and current top Israeli and other Western security officials are saying is precisely the opposite.
We've collected some quotes to show you what these officials really think.”
“1. Iran's leadership is rational.
&#8232;2. Iran does not pose an existential threat to Israel.
&#8232;3. Iran has not made the decision to acquire a nuclear weapon.&#8232;
4. Attacking Iran would make Iran more likely to acquire a nuclear weapon, not less so.&#8232;
5. Attacking Iran would ignite a regional conflict.
6. Attacking Iran would not be in US or Israeli national interests.&#8232;
7. There is time to pursue non-military options.&#8232;
8. The West needs to talk to Iran.”
CONTINUED:
So, For our traitorous, craven & parasitic infestation of "Israel Firsters" ...
Feel Free to Die for "Greater I
Your post confirms your blind hatred of the Jewish faith so much so that it blinds you to your real enemy the enemy you seem to support that wants nothing more than your head for your efforts you really are Niave aren't you.
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I would not put it passed the president to somehow be orchastrating all of this. Obama wants a war between Israel and Iran before the election. This would help Obama get reelected. But he can't start the war... He snubbed Netanyahoo intentionally.
Obama, for all his faults is despised by America's infestation of Zionist War Mongers because he will NOT send MORE LOYAL Americans to die for Israel

“Israel relationship with US damaged beyond repair over Iran attack”
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/09/07/israe...
EXCERPT “Military leaders in both the US and Israel have repeatedly told Prime Minister Netanyahu that threats of military action against Iran were irrational.

Last week, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, America’s highest military leader under the president, traveled to Israel to personally deliver a message to Netanyahu.
The Israeli leader was told that under no circumstances would the US participate in an attack on Iran and that such an act by Israel, were it unilateral, would damage relations between the two nations.” CONTINUED

“DontAttackIran.org”
http://warisacrime.org/iran

“The roots of a Washington push for a new war on Iran can be found in the 1992 Defense Planning Guidance, the 1996 paper called A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm, the 2000 Rebuilding America's Defenses, and in a 2001 Pentagon memo described by Wesley Clark as listing these nations for attack: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. In 2010,

Tony Blair included Iran on a similar list of countries that he said Dick Cheney had aimed to overthrow.

The line among the powerful in Washington in 2003 was that Iraq would be a cakewalk but that real men go to Tehran.

The arguments in these old forgotten memos were not what the war makers tell the public, but much closer to what they tell each other. The concerns here are those of dominating regions rich in resources, intimidating others, and establishing bases from which to maintain control of puppet governments.”

“Israeli Journalist reports that Israel Is Pushing US into War with Iran”
http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2012/06/19/isr...
“Israel and its lobby in the U.S.“have been leading the charge” for an American war against Iran for years, Israeli journalist Larry Derfner reports,“and they’re hardly hiding it.”

Israeli "Scientists" just trotted out more "Evidence" of Obama's False birth certificate;

Why & Why Now?

They (Zionist Extremists, AIPAC etc) want him GONE!

Again, Why and Why NOW?

PS I'm not an Obama fan but Mad Mac McCain would have had us dee in WW 3 by now...

Please study impartial sources

Or...Go To Iran and see for yourself.....I did!
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Your post confirms your blind hatred of the Jewish faith so much so that it blinds you to your real enemy the enemy you seem to support that wants nothing more than your head for your efforts you really are Niave aren't you.
OF COURSE!!! When devoid of Facts.....Howl : "ANTI-SEMITE"

Other than simple minded insults, what have you got?

Now, here are some REAL "Semite-Anti-Semites "

“JEWISH WRITERS CLAIM POWERFUL ZIONISTS DROVE USA INTO MID-EAST WAR FOR SAKE OF ISRAEL”
http://www.usa-exile.org/news/0304/13/zionist...

-Jack Bernstein, Author, The Life of An American Jew in Racist Israel (following prediction was made in 1984!)

"The Zionists who rule Israel and the Zionists in America have been trying to trick the U.S. into a Mideast war on the side of Israel.

" They almost succeeded when U.S. Marines were sent to Lebanon in 1982.

The blood of the 250 American Marines who died in Lebanon is dripping from the hands of the Israeli and American Zionists.

If more Americans are not made aware of the truth about Zionist Israel, you can be sure that, sooner or later, those atheists who claim to be God's Chosen People will trick the U.S. into a Mideast war against the Arabs who in the past have always been America's best friends.”

Dr. Henry Makow Phd., February 10, 2003? Writer, Inventor of Board game "Scruples"

"If the U.S. gets bogged down with heavy casualties on both sides,
Americans are going to blame big oil and Zionism for getting them into this mess.

Everybody knows that:

1. The only country that fears Iraq's WMD's is Israel;

2. American-Jewish neo-conservatives on the Defence Policy Board (Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz) planned this war in 1998 and made it Bush Administration policy;

3. The purpose of the war is to change the balance of power in the Middle East so Israel can settle the Palestinian issue on its own terms; and 4. Congress trembles in fear before the Israeli Lobby, "AIPAC."

At this perilous juncture in US history, there is no effective opposition because Zionist Jews appear to control both parties.

The Jewish "Anti Defamation League" considers it a barometer of anti Semitism to say, "Jews have too much power."

But is something anti-Semitic if it is true?

Anti- Semitism is racial prejudice. Zionist power is not a racial prejudice; it is a fact of life.

When a special interest group hijacks American foreign policy, it is a patriotic duty to say so.

In recent decades, Zionists have succeeded in making support for Zionism synonymous with "Jewish."

They have made Israel appear to be a vulnerable country facing annihilation in a sea of bloodthirsty Arabs.

In fact, Israel has 200-400 nuclear bombs and is one of the most powerful nations on earth.

It has evaded many opportunities for a just peace because its secret agenda is to dominate the region.

Israel keeps this quiet because most Jews, including Israelis, did not sign on for that".CONTINUED

“The price of loose lips”
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/features...
“An attack on Iran that sends gas prices soaring would also inflame global anti-Semitism. Regardless of whether it's carried out by Israel or the U.S., Netanyahu has made sure Israel will be blamed”

Actually, the sane and equitable Foreign Policy I support will save members of "The Jewish Faith
" as opposed to your ignorant War Mongering Suicide for all.

So, Hurry up and Enlist so YOU can Die for that Zionist "Greater Israel" to which you are so Loyal!

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So, Hurry up and Enlist so YOU can Die for that Zionist "Greater Israel" to which you are so Loyal!
I will.
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Heyyyy, Gravyyyyy ...

Sounds like the filthy Zionist Jews are at it again..!!
..hitting again American targets..!!

But, on this one ... you don't seem to be up to speed, pal..!!

D'you want some links to enrich your judeophobia ... you worthless savage ingorant good for nothing s.o.b...!!

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LOL. Iran couldn't do much to Israel without nuclear weapons. In a conventional war, Israel would wipe the floor with Iran.
That's a possibility, but when I said, "conventional war", I didn't mean one in the same context of red flag/blue flag, draw a line in a desert and play army kind of conventional war, like what was done in WWII or with the trenches in WWI. Considering the unrest in the Middle East, I don't think it would just be Iranians involved.

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