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Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
reply to post by Retrovertigo
Threats such as ? If you mean the one to "blow Israel off the map", that one has been debunked so many times I've lost count...
So - what DID he say (in that case) and what it means in your opinion?
Has he ever used word "Israel" and not "Zionist" regime?
Add to this claims like this one:
"They should know that regional nations hate this fake and criminal regime and if the smallest and briefest chance is given to regional nations they will destroy (it)," said Ahmadinejad
"But whether they want it or not, with god's grace, this regime will be annihilated and Palestinians and other regional nations will be rid of its bad omen," he added.
By the way - i can add more, however it will take some time to search.
Add to it Iran developing new missiles. Add to it nuclear research. Add to it that Iran arms/trains Hizbollah that attacked Israel.
No. Iran is not a threat to Israel.
Originally posted by Wobbly Anomaly
Originally posted by minkey53
The Muppets should stop lobbing rockets into Israel then, durhh!!
You are confusing extremists with the majority of palestinians, durrh
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Originally posted by MrVertigo
reply to post by JanusFIN
I think the big question is how a war with Iran will be sold to the population in the western countries.
Sympathy for Israel it at an all time low & I have trouble envisioning the US putting it's already strained military to use in bailing Israel out of it's own mess.
And even though the demonization of Iran is running at full steam it doesn't seem to be gaining that much traction. People are tired of the quagmires in Iraq & Afghanistan and just generally have other things on their minds (like the economy)
Maybe some sort of big false flag attack but that is also a very risky move.
I consider it very likely that these plans exist but I actually doubt they will be successful.
The selling of the war is going to be quite easy IMO.
Here's what will happen.
Israel will attack Gaza again. Another 2 oe 3 week offensive aimed at stopping Hezbollah or whatever BS reason they will give.
Iran will step up assistance to splinter groups within Gaza attempting to help Palestinians, or Iran itself will attempt to intervene and assist.
Israel will declare war against Iran, the other Arab nations will follow suit and join with Iran against Israel.
The US will justify participation based on the fact that Israel is by itself and it's interests are in line with American interests.
In othe words, we can't loose that place which plays ball in the Middle East, without it we are screwed.
The average American will foam at the mouth and support full out conflict assistance to Israel.
Especially those religious fundies.
Originally posted by Aliensun
reply to post by tothetenthpower
A false flag operation against American is too risky now with the knowledge many of us are aware of false flag mechanisms, especially with the growing questions about 9-11. The mad Muslims may do something on American soil, but not the Israelis.
You do know that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are bitter enemies of Iran and would be far more likely to join Israel in a war against Iran.