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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Perhaps you should become a little more educated.
A war between Israel and Iran, is actually a war for America.
Hardships? Your able to type and debate, youve obviously never experienced anything like the Palestinians.
Dont pretend to be a precious muff'n.
Originally posted by Dnevnoi
reply to post by Agit8dChop
Well of course.
Egypt could've just opened a hole in its frontier and emptied the entire Gaza Strip, geography tells us that they have that kind of space to set up a refugee camp. And it would ease tensions in the region. Jordan could empty the West Bank, make those territories buffers. Saudi Arabia has some empty swathes of scrub land and more than enough funds to keep refugees in one place. Yet they do nothing. Because they hate Israel and are more than willing to use the plight of one people as their poker chip.
Originally posted by 3DPrisoner
As to Israel attacking Iran is concerned, those of you who count out Russia coming to their aid militarily are probably going to be in for a nightmare surprise when they do.
The USA won't be coming in with the Calvary to kick ass either. They will be doing damage control at best. It amazes me how ignorant most Americans are right now to the international loathing of them that Bush caused. He destroyed over 200 years of diplomacy in just 2 years of office, not to mention the other 6 that followed.
I'm an American myself and sure as hell wouldn't want to be caught up in that Hornet's nest known as Iran. The Iranians are very skillful proxy war fighters as they've proven with Hamas and Hezbollah. Israel will have stepped into the abyss if they attack them. Their best option is to shut up and learn how to get along with their neighbors for once, and stop building those damned illegal settlements. But I know that's not likely happen.
Originally posted by reassor
Imho all hell breaks loose when US economy crashes- then its gloves off .
We see in russias statements that they will stand and wait till US gets in to help Israel , then russia and china will go in against that coalition . It will be conventional warfare unless US goes bankrupt and some crazy bastage starts thorowing ICBM's
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
On the other side of the coin, people who are pushing for Israel to attack Iran are GRAVELY underestimating the consequences that would result. Do you really think other countries in the ME would simply stand back and congratulate the Israelis?
Also remember what other posters have stated: Israel HAS numerous nuclear weapons already in her arsenal. Iran does not even have one nuclear weapon yet. Iran has a much cleaner history sheet than Israel and should be allowed to enrich uranium. Unless Israel is willing to destroy every single one of their nukes, it is hypocritical in the extreme to prevent Iran from utilising this technology. Iran has the right to defend herself from outside enemies just as Israel has the right to do the same.
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by mpriebe81
Israel has perpetrated more crimes against Arabs than Arabs have perpetrated against Israel?
You're not even close.
Originally posted by warrenb
Israel 'will attack Iran this year' if West does not cripple Tehran with sanctions
Israel will attack Iran's nuclear facilities before the end of the year if the West has not launched an attempt to destroy the regime with crippling sanctions, a former senior defence official has claimed.
"The Israeli government is the only entity that is responsible for the existence of the Jewish people," he said. "Iran has been explicit in its hostility to Israel time and again. They would use these weapons.
"We believe that Iran has the capacity and the delivery capability for nuclear weapons. They can proceed to production. We have got two months to act - before the end of 2009."
Every 6 months for the last 10 years they've been saying Iran has the bomb or is building the bomb or will have the bomb, lets bomb them first.
Go ahead Israel, you do that. See how the world shuns you and does not come to your rescue when Iran's allies retaliate.
Sign your own death wish.
Israel has over 200 nukes to protect itself. Why can't Iran have any to protect itself as well? Double standards. Oh I forgot, they are gods chosen people and therefore can do as they please. Give me a f'in break.
[edit on 17-9-2009 by warrenb]
Originally posted by Burginthorn
Israel will get Iran. There's no doubt about that. At the end of the day Iran could be left in peace if only it would stop its nuclear ambitions. Its not an unprovoked attack. They've been warned, warned and warned some more. But no, they want to play with the big boys. Well guess what, the big boys are going to start playing shortly, and Iran will see how the big boys play - rough.
The saddest thing is the innocent. The everyday mums, dads and kids, who've got nothing to do with politics, governments and war, who'll be the ones to die for someone elses agenda.
Of coarse Iran could have a large say in that outcome, if only it would stop its nuclear ambitions.
Originally posted by nenothtu
Iran has publicly stated what their nuclear weapons would be used for. Now, whether they would follow through on the rhetoric or not is another matter. If they were threatening MY house, I don't suppose I'd be very keen on waiting to see if they really meant it or not, though.
On the other hand, I've yet to hear the Israelis threaten to nuke Iran, or anyone else, into oblivion with theirs.
Can you sort of see the difference there?