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Israel tested a missile on Thursday, prompting Iran to vow retaliation if the Jewish state carried out recent veiled threats to launch strikes, possibly atomic, against Tehran's nuclear facilities.
Israel is widely assumed to have nuclear warheads and missiles able to hit Iran. It gave no details of the trial. A defense official said it was "not just flexing its muscles", three days after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged to consider "all options" to prevent Iran building nuclear weapons.
Originally posted by budski
I'm going to make a bold prediction,
Israel will attack Iran within 6 months, with US backing
Which gives me a bit of time
Thanks for that link marcopolo. That right there just tied it all in for me. Israel bombed Osirak at a time when the US supported Saddam. In other words, AGAINST US interests. They did it in their interests, and to heck with the US.
IMO, only the foolhardy at this point would believe that Israel would not dare attack Iran's nuclear facilities alone. You're damn straight they would. It's just that this time, Israel's interests happen to coincide with Bush's in eliminating or reducing the "supposed" threat from an advancing Iranian nuclear program.
And now it is absolutely painfully obvious to me what is happening this time around: Bush ain't going into Iran! Israel is! We're just gonna ride shotgun in case Iran has anything to say about it!...
Originally posted by Vinadetta
All right there has been a ton of us on this board speculating that a major confrontation between the US and Iran is right around the corner. I wish something would happen already to kick this off, because the anticipation is getting to me. Granted I don't want any kind of confrontation, but I do think that one has been planned for sometime now, and we are sitting here waiting for the powers that be to execute their plans.
I guess it's back to wait and see...
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
Not only that, others could be involved too.
Think about Russian, China and maybe even Indian and or Pakistani
These are all nuclear powers and I seriously worry about Russia and Pakistan (especially if museum radicals take over in Pakistan.
[edit on 1/19/2008 by mrmonsoon]