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Originally posted by bobbylove321
This is because the U.S. doesn't have the backbone for another war, so Israel has to do it itself, or their time will run out.
Originally posted by laiguana
Iran has been the one making threats against Israel. Israel, if anything, is prepared to defend itself by all means necessary. They need to be...they aren't even recognized as a state by much of the surrounding population in their region.
"It was simply a statement of fact that I've (Obama) made previously, which is that the missile defense program, to the extent that it is deployed, is designed to deal with not a Russian threat but an Iranian threat."
The report says the potential transfer of the S-300 systems to Iran "gives rise to the grave risk that Israel could feel compelled to act before the cost of doing so is too high."
The bi-partisan authors of the document, titled, "Preventing a Cascade of Instability," propose that the US "should promptly provide Israel with the capabilities -- modern aircraft -- to continue to threaten high-value Iranian targets" once Russia starts the S-300 delivery.