HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Obama hesitation on Syria...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:41 AM

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.

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2013/s3838851.htm

============================================================================================

""

10 replies, 1167 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Obama hesitation on Syria could prompt Israeli attack on Iran (Original post)
MindMover Sep 2013 OP
dkf Sep 2013 #1
2naSalit Sep 2013 #5
delrem Sep 2013 #2
MindMover Sep 2013 #3
delrem Sep 2013 #4
delrem Sep 2013 #8
MindMover Sep 2013 #10
Behind the Aegis Sep 2013 #6
MindMover Sep 2013 #7
Behind the Aegis Sep 2013 #9

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:44 AM

1. Better them than us. If they are ready to start up with Iran so be it.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dkf (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 02:05 AM

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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:51 AM

2. What fuckin' bullshit is this?????

Way to amp the hysteria, warbigarghle.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to delrem (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:53 AM

3. Peace in our Time ....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MindMover (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:56 AM

4. now that I understand

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MindMover (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 02:09 AM

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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to delrem (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 02:11 AM

10. And gassed us with dioxin ....

me gots over a dozen conditions cause of that gassin ...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 02:06 AM

6. LOL!

Yeah, OK.

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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 02:08 AM

7. So you are not spectating err speculating .... and its one, two, three ....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MindMover (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 02:10 AM

9. What? Is that supposed to mean something?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread