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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:14 PM

Israeli Defense Minister Says Israel And US Disagree On Timetable For Effective Iran Action

Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

By Associated Press,

JERUSALEM — Israel and the U.S. disagree on what would be a realistic timetable for stopping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, Israel’s defense minister said Thursday, but he stopped short of threatening unilateral Israeli action.

Ehud Barak reiterated concerns that Iran is trying to make its suspected nuclear weapons program immune from attack before taking a decision on assembling atomic bombs, and said Israel “cannot afford” to wait in such a situation.

However, Barak told Israel Radio that the Jewish state could hold off for several more months to allow sanctions and negotiations to work. During this period, it would become clear “if the Iranians intend or don’t intend to stop their nuclear weapons program.”

In the interview, Barak argued that superior U.S. military capabilities and Washington’s position as a world power account for its different stance toward perceived Iranian nuclear threats. The U.S. has urged Israel to give sanctions time to work.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israeli-defense-minister-says-israel-and-us-disagree-on-timetable-for-effective-iran-action/2012/03/22/gIQArjFBTS_story.html

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Reply Israeli Defense Minister Says Israel And US Disagree On Timetable For Effective Iran Action (Original post)
Purveyor Mar 2012 OP
Iliyah Mar 2012 #1
Vincardog Mar 2012 #2
Purveyor Mar 2012 #4
Politicalboi Mar 2012 #3
Mosby Mar 2012 #5
AndyTiedye Mar 2012 #6

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:35 PM

1. And thus

the beginning of World War Three, the right wing heaven.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:39 PM

2. Considering the fact that NO US intelligence agency believes that Iran has a plan or program to

build a nuclear weapon; Israel seems more interested in influencing our election than any plans Iran has.

How long do you think they want to wait to force action? Any bets on Sept. or Nov.?

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:03 PM

4. I'm guessing Aug/Sept. By election time the whole economic world will be in a clusterfunk. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:54 PM

3. Go by yourself Israel

Go ahead, make our day. They are all talk no guts. Looking for us to save their asses, while they beat the drums of war.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:05 PM

5. the Israelis have been down this road before

They took out sadaams nuclear reactor in 1981 and syrias site in 2007.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:37 PM

6. Iran Has a Real Air Force

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