Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:41 AM
MindMover (4,895 posts)
Obama hesitation on Syria could prompt Israeli attack on Iran
ELEANOR HALL: Now to that stark warning from an Israeli intelligence expert that the Obama administration's hesitation in striking Syria may provoke Israel into taking unilateral action against Iran.
President Obama says that despite having solid evidence of a sarin gas attack in Syria he will delay ordering a retaliatory strike until after a congressional vote next week.
The Assad regime is calling this an historic "retreat" by the US, and opposition groups in Syria are raising concerns about the Syrian regime intensifying its attacks on civilians.
Both Iran and Lebanon's Baath Party are stepping up the rhetoric about a US strike provoking a regional war. But Mr Obama's reticence is also having a perhaps unintended inflammatory impact inside Israel.
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Obama hesitation on Syria could prompt Israeli attack on Iran (Original post)
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Response to dkf (Reply #1)
Fri Sep 6, 2013, 02:05 AM
2naSalit (5,094 posts)
5. But that's way mmore expedient
than a vote from Congress. Isreel wants us to go beat someone up for them again and if we don't cast the first stone they'll do it for us and then... well, Pearl Harbor and 9/11 I guess. I think if they start something, they should finish it without we taxpayers footing the bill for them... but you know we'll be doing just that.
Response to MindMover (Reply #3)
Fri Sep 6, 2013, 02:09 AM
delrem (5,217 posts)
8. How do you like Fortunate Son CCR
There're people who say that the '60s were fucked, that it was all self-indulgence. They are *so* wrong. That aspect of the 60's was a creative outburst of denial aimed at a system that sent youngsters, at the peak of their creative years, to an irredeemable war.
Response to MindMover (Original post)
Fri Sep 6, 2013, 02:06 AM
Behind the Aegis (33,744 posts)
Speculation from someone with no power and can only make guesses as to how things will happen with no experience of the current players involved.