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It's been over a year now Israel has been making claims such as this, with a proxy threat from the US behind it. What do you really think making statements like this does? Are they attempting to scare Iran into submission?
It just seems silly to tell your enemy you're gonna attack soon, if part of the success in all this will be Iran not knowing the attack is coming... To do this right, it has to be precise and swift. Announcing your plan to invade to the world is just bad form.
Iran also has Ballistic missiles capable of getting by Israeli Anti-missile defenses. There are so many factors here it's scary.
Not to mention, at what point does the "preemptive strike" become a viable option for Iran?
Before you get all Iron dome on my butt, remember the Gazan garbage 12kg warhead rockets that made it past those defenses? Iran has Ballistic missiles with warheads in the order of thousands of kilos of explosives, cluster warheads, chemical warheads, advanced guidance systems(gaza rockets were point and pray.) and they travel at super sonic speeds. We all loved to watch the videos of the recent gaza conflict of a Gazan rocket hanging in the sky, being met with 6 or 7 Israeli Iron dome rockets to shoot it down.
I really don't think Israel has the restraint not to use them once this kicks off.
Iran is not Iraq, nor is it Libya. Iran knows about Israels intentions, and at the first sign of aggression I'm certain they are going to respond viciously.
Originally posted by SloAnPainful
Barry and Benny are making the move finally huh? Doubtful.
I kind of find it funny how a Israeli news source put this out and not Western MSM... I'm gonna go with saber rattling and good ol' Israeli propaganda.
Why would they announce a strike on them and give them this much time to prepare, seems pretty dumb to me...
Originally posted by jibeho
Obama does not have the nads for such a threat and the Iranians know it. Tough guy Obama will just get laughed off the podium...
Obama needs someone else to make the threat for him.. All the while, Obama will stand in the shadows saying yeah yeah yeah let's get em'.
Imagine Obama in the role of Chester the dog
Originally posted by littled16
When all is said and done who will get the blame for starting it all? Whichever kid threw the first punch.
Originally posted by stirling
There are two possible scenarios in an Iran strike.....
Either the first strike is overwhelming enough to knock out much of Irans ability to defend itself, as well as launch the majority of its missiles,
Or israel, and the various factions encircling Iran will be dodging a voluminous missile barrage that will surely score some hits.
Being as Israel is smaller than some US cities, one good nuke or hit on Diamona would make it a wasteland.
Ole Bibi better be right in his calculations because there is zero chance left for errors in jdgement.
One thing thats beginning to fascinate me is the chance for the whole shebang to go sideways of end times prophecy of all concerned....Islamists, Jews, and Christians.....
What happens then?
It would be almost like aliens landed at the Vatican and claimed to have bred us from apes or whatever....
The whole religious fantasy would be blown forever....
Think about that.....everyones prophecies all wrong!
Maybe a good thing?
Originally posted by Wildbob77
Obama is no friend of Israel.
I don't believe this will happen.
Just my 2 cents
Iran's leaders talk about wiping Israel off the map and claim they are using nuclear material
"energy production only" while insinuating it is for nefarious purposes.
Back and forth the taunting goes until one day one of them finally throws the first punch. Iran will drag their allies into it and Israel will drag theirs, and the next thing you know it will be a schoolyard brawl. When all is said and done who will get the blame for starting it all? Whichever kid threw the first punch.
Originally posted by Jepic
If this war were to go ahead there is only one guaranteed way where Israel stays intact and alive.
What this means is, if I were Netanyahu I would start the mass production of Iron Domes and cover the whole border with them literally touching each other. Maybe overkill but you get what I mean.
One thing is for sure. I would not start any war before the border is filled with this SAM system.
Originally posted by baburak
reply to post by littled16
I think the guilt is always decided in the end. Remember: "Good guys" always win. And they have the rights to write a history so a loser is always just a bunch of "bad guys"