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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:17 AM

Former U.S. Commander Warns Strike On Iran Would Not End Nuclear Program

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 17:03 EST

A former US military commander warned Wednesday that a potential US strike against Iran would take weeks and probably only set back the country’s nuclear program by several years.

Admiral William Fallon, the former head of US Central Command which covers the Middle East, said that Iran posed concerns for both the United States and Israel but voiced hope for a diplomatic solution to the nuclear row.

“If the US were to put a full-fledged strike campaign in there, that would probably take several weeks, it could put this program back for several years,” Fallon said at the American Security Project, a research group.

Israel, which has not ruled out military action, has less capability than the United States and would face a more difficult task than in 1981 and 2007 when it secretly bombed nuclear sites in Iraq and Syria, Fallon said.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:21 AM

1. Ha! Someone has some common sense...

It would actually accelerate nuclear programs in any part of the world that can afford it.
Nothing is solved by bombing.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:22 AM

2. Hard to eliminate a nuclear program that isn't there,

 

But that doesn't mean that some country, some politician, won't try to do exactly that, and drag us all into WWIII in the process.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:28 AM

3. Lest we forget...

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