America and Israel are considering a joint surgical strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, it was claimed today. Foreign Policy magazine reported a source 'close to the discussions' and said the strike might compose primarily of bombers and drone support. The suggested attack is expected to last no more than a few days - or even just 'a couple of hours', the magazine said. Such a strike could be carried out without civilian casualties, and would set back the Iranian nuclear program by back many years. Benefits of such a strike would be regional, Foreign Policy says.
FTA -- The source, said to be in favour of the strike, said the Israel-led assault would be 'transformative' and would end up 'saving Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, reanimating the peace process, securing the (Persian) Gulf, sending an unequivocal message to Russia and China, and assuring American ascendancy in the region for a decade to come.'
Now that's one magical strike. The source, code name plugs, forgot to mention the strike would take place the day before Obama's next debate.
This is nothing more than an election ploy. Such a strike will not simply end the standoff. Iran has too many facilities dug in too deep for a single strike to significantly damage. Iran will most certainly retaliate.
If the attacks do result in an obama win expect absolutely no American support from November 7th forward.
In other words this administration will help you poke a rwalyy pointy stick into a very large hornets nest but once the hornets swarm forth, you're on your own.
You want to judge the sincerity of the Wons commitment? Schedule the raid for November 10th. Watch how the won reacts, if he is adamant it happen a week earlier, leave the room, you're being set up.
Never gonna happen. If he plays this game, he will lose votes. The Islamic constituency (vital to Michigan) will stay home. The code-pink types will stay home, NoI will stay home, and the jew-hating, truther freaks that latched on to Ron Paul's campaign will stay home. This could cut out 20% of the votes for Obama and put California in play.
This is based on an unnamed source 'close to the discussions'. It is being considered.
Not much for Bibi to entrust the existence of his country and the lives of its citizens.
While many (including me) think a joint strike might be the best approach to stop an Iranian bomb, beware the constraints that would be placed on Israel if it were to happen. Bibi would need a reliable partner in such a dangerous move - a partner far more reliable than NerØbama.
Simple, blow a huge hole below ground at the nuke facilities, then blow a path between the nearest water supply lake to the facility...let the water fill up the facility. If they try to pump the water out, blow up their electricity supply.
Another target will be the govt. leadership, the military and all weapons stockpiles. I'm sure the Israelies know where all of them are!
If this was really going to happen we would not be reading about it until a week after it happened. Just more Obama BS Another scenario is Both parties secretly agree to attack, US launches its weapons and planes and at the most crucial minute Israel stands down and states we have no knowledge of this plan, asks what are you doing Obama?
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