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Despite reservations in Washington regarding a possible Israeli strike on Iran, the American administration will supply Israel with sophisticated weapons for heavily fortified targets, the U.S. administration announced.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced it would sell the Israel Air Force 1,000 new smart bombs, rumored to significantly enhance the IAF's military capabilities. The deal was approved amid public and secret messages from Washington, with the Americans expressing their reservations about a possible Israeli strike against the Islamic Republic's suspected nuclear sites.
Should the new sanctions prove as catalysts for more aggressive US actions against Iran in international waters or the Persian Gulf, as called for by some members of US Congress seeking the interdiction of Iranian cargo ships, then by the time Bush's successor takes over at the Oval Office next January, the climate in US-Iran hostility may have degenerated to such depths that it would take a monumental effort to undo what appears to be Bush's last hurrah.
President Nicolas Sarkozy said Iran's nuclear program may provoke an attack by Israel, urging the Islamic republic to accept international inspections.
``Iran is taking a major risk in continuing its process of obtaining nuclear weapons, which we are certain is happening,'' Sarkozy said today in Damascus, Syria. ``One day, whatever the Israeli government is, we can imagine ourselves one morning with an Israel that would have attacked. That would be a disaster.''
Sean McCormack, spokesman for the U.S. State Department, said that the G5 plus one nations would discuss the next steps to be taken to convince Tehran to give up its uranium enrichment program, which was not suspended, as confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
JERUSALEM (AFP) — Members of Israel's governing Kadima party headed to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new leader, with the foreign minister and a hawkish former general vying to replace scandal-plagued Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
As the World Focuses on the Imploding Global Economy
Bush Agrees to War on Iran
The United States has agreed to sell to Israel 1,000 of the very advanced bunker buster GBU-39 bombs. This is a major development as the Bush Administration had denied previous recent Israeli requests for large numbers of this weapon system. The GBU-39 has a stand off range of 110 km and uses pop-out wings with extremely accurate fire and forget technology. It is capable of penetrating 90 cm of steel reinforced concrete. This indicates that the Israeli Government has succeeded in its request that America allow it to attack Iranian nuclear facilities. The GBU-39s will be used extensively in attacks on Iranian targets, as well as on Syrian and Hezbollah high value targets in both Syria and Lebanon.
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by mind is the universe
Now, now. For an Irishman, I find your post confusing. The Irish? The same Irish that have fought in every army in every war over the past few hundred years? The same Irish who have the reputed motto, "Is this a private fight, or can anyone participate?"
Somebody will eventually have to peg the rabid dogs threatening the neighborhood. Israel? The US? It doesn't matter, as long as they are stopped.
My Little song curtesy of the Beach Boys:
Originally posted by dooper
Oh, I agree that there are a lot of ignorant Americans. But I stand by my statements on the Irish fighting on every side of every army in every war. These folks didn't pick up the term "wild geese" for nothing.
I'm old enough to know better!
While there is no way to determine your age, you seem very limited in your vision of world history yourself.
I've fought in battle, in war, and I learned a few things myself. And I learned a long time ago that if you hesitate, you become the victim. I much prefer to be the predator than the prey.
I found that the faster I shot and killed, the less shot I got. I see what hesitation in 1938 and 1939 did for you Europeans. Because you didn't initially have the balls to confront a threat while it was still manageable, and by manageable I mean probably less than 500,000 casualties, fifty-two-million people died.
Is 500,000 deaths good? Of course not. But it's a hell of a lot better than 52,000,000 deaths that were spread over the next five years.
I'm pissed off, the damage in the last 8 years is just down and out shocking. And I haven't even begun my media awareness program on the behaviour of your country just yet. Be damn sure the CIA will be paying attention to me!
You seem to have a pissy attitude toward America. I don't blame you. Many of the bold Irishmen came over here to the United States. And some of my ancestors were among those Irish who fought to get over here.
It's understandable. Piss-poor countries all hate the United States. Too bad. Just a jealous group of do-littles who feel left behind. And you can put that in your pipe and smoke it. We have our problems here in the United States, but unlike other countries, we keep trying, keep working, keep slugging, and yes, keep winning. And if push ever comes to shove, we will prevail again, because Americans, once their backs are to the wall, always overcome their stupid leadership and kill like no others on earth.
You sleep well tonight, because like it or not, you still fall under the protective envelope of the freedom-loving United States of America.
Long live Ireland.
Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by Fromabove
My Little song curtesy of the Beach Boys:
Get the Beach Boy's permission before posting such trash in their name please.
I don't appreciate it and if asked, I doubt the Beach Boys would appreciate it either.
Oh, and wasn't it McCain that *joked* so?
He loves it I'm sure.
Just another reason to watch out for him.
Originally posted by dooper
. Son, you wouldn't make a pimple on a bad man's ass.
But you found a home. You can blow and go and sit in the corner with the "I just found an alien in my pants, it's wiggling, and the damned United States put it there on order of George Bush, because that dumb ass watches TV." I know, it's the fault of George Bush. The common cold is the fault of George Bush. The north wind is George Bush's fault. Oxidation is his fault. Your crappy life is all America's fault.
you named people in wrong categories stop twisting things pal. You said the irish were a fighting nations and compared "Americas behaviour on war" to the irish, and saying I cannot say anything about the current war, because I'm irish. Do me a favour. Stop talking a load of crap....... You don't have a bulls notion on Irish history to be naming alot of the names above. Most of which were "freedom fighters" this has nothing to do with the question that was on hand.
First point. (The Irish who have fought in every war on every side.) That's not an insult. Bernado O'Higgins, Miles Burns (France) William Corbet (France, Germany) Charles Edward (Kilhane) Jennings (under Napolean) Arthur O'Conner a general in the French Army, William Theobald Tone (French and American armies) William Stanley's Wild Geese, commissioned by Elizabeth I, fought beside Dutch, switched sides to Spain) Hugh O'Neill and Rory O'Donnel, Patrick Sarsfield. Peter Lacy, a Russian Field Marshall. His son fought for the Austrians. Arthur Chinchester for Sweden. How about those souls in the "Mestiere Delle Armi" in Italy? Were they not Irish?
Son, you've got a lot of growing up to do. Your hatred and limited knowledge do absolutely nothing for you.
Maybe life dealt you a crappy hand. Sometimes it's tough. You don't always get to wish away your cards, and you have to play the hand you were dealt. But you don't go ballistic ranting half-truths just because your life may be in the toilet.
And son, anytime you think 500,000 deaths is just as well as 52,000,000, your perspective is askew.
Eventually, you'll find that there are things that won't change, no matter how badly you want them to. As long as there are humans, there will be ongoing problems. There are people who will kill you for your watch. There are people who will kill you for your money. Or more power. They understand one thing. The same commodity they deal in every waking moment. Absolute, ruthless force. You don't have to like this concept, but you can't change it, and you certainly better understand it.
The most intellegent thing you said on this entire thread!
War is bad of course,
Oh would you give over with the arrogance and stop insulting my life, and my intellegence please! You need to snap out of your little "I'm wiser than you crap"
but there are many things much worse, and with your limited experience in the world, you don't have a clue even though you seem to think of yourself as very worldly.
You have issues!
I buried a number of folks like you who absolutely, positively, knew what they were doing. They were so certain that their way was the correct way. And it got them graveyard dead.
War does not work. if it did wars would have stopped. your very very away in the fairies.
There are thirteen absolute rules of successfully conducting warfare. Since 1479 BC, not a single battle, campaign, or war was lost when these absolute rules were followed. You may violate one once in a while and get away with it, but it is usually at that moment that even the greatest of generals lost. Follow the rules, you win every single time. Break a rule, you lose. These rules aren't pleasant, but they haven't failed once in 3,500 years. And not just know them, but understand them and why they work.
Yes your right they do, and they make alot of mistakes. The not so surprising thing is, they keep making the same mistakes. The sursprising thing of this is also, its intentional behaviour from your country, cus your country refuses to respect other nations, refuses to listen to other nations and steps on peoples business all the time. Your country is a mistake! thats the problem.
The United States has made mistakes.
Yes you do! Iraq is an example.
But we don't take territory.
self praise is no praise.
We've freed a ton of countries. So we're the bad guys? Whatever floats your boat.
you see, this is where, you dont know reality. respect of oneself is greater power than anything else. I know this. Being peace with oneself is greater power, than being in conflict within. Showing agression and hate in another loses all your power. You my friend just don't know psycology at all.
You don't like war. Well, most folks don't. But eventually, some power hungry asshole will come to take on yours - and you're on the giving end or the receiving end.
incoherent WAFFLE. who's them btw?
Survival is the price of victory. It's either you and yours, or them and theirs. You don't like war? No problem. You are among the majority. The more ruthless survive, all other things being equal. You have to want to win. More than life you have to want to win. Right? Wrong? That's the secret. It doesn't matter. You win first and you discuss the moralities among the survivors.