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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 05:20 PM
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34. Iran Will Eventually Nuke Israel?
And there's a legitimate source for this? Not rhetoric...we got tons of that prior to the Iraq fiasco. Problem with launching a nuke at Israel is they will surely do the same in return and Ahmajeenjad or Khameni or whomever holds their "football" would have to consider that several of his cities will fry the moment the missile shows on an Israeli radar. Next, there's this simple thing called "blow back". Drop a bomb on Tel Aviv and the radiation and fall out could easily travel into Lebanon or Syria or Jordan and doing massive destruction there.

I'm not crazy about Iran having any nuclear capabilities, but building is one thing, possessing is another, using is a whole different animal altogether. Iran is looking at foreign troops on their east and west as well as its own precarious position in the Arab world (Sunnis & Shiites don't play nice together) and there's more card playing here than much more. When Saddam Hussein was taken down his people admitted that the WMD game was bluster...rhetoric to keep critics and enemies on the defensive. The "machismo" of the leaders of that culture is so deep that they will do down in flames to show "strength".

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  -If Obama attacks Iran... arcadian  Mar-15-10 04:48 PM   #0 
  - If we don't  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 04:50 PM   #1 
  - Oh thats such a great idea, getting into a 3rd. war at this time... WTF n/t  LakeSamish706   Mar-15-10 04:52 PM   #3 
  - Nobody said anything about a war  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:06 PM   #12 
     - You think that Iran is just going to sit there while this goes down? I don't be thinking so.  LakeSamish706   Mar-15-10 05:08 PM   #16 
     - If we take away their nukes  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:12 PM   #22 
        - And you think that China and Russia are just going to sit by while this goes down as well? I think  LakeSamish706   Mar-15-10 05:14 PM   #24 
        - I can see China and Russia  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:23 PM   #38 
           - China would have no choice but to step in  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:26 PM   #43 
              - Part of the strategy would be replacing the Iranian oil  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:38 PM   #56 
              - My God you are dense  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:42 PM   #61 
                 - As I've said  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:46 PM   #66 
                    - Either would be distruptive  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:50 PM   #69 
                       - Actually  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:53 PM   #72 
              - China has virtually no capability to step in.  Angleae   Mar-17-10 04:48 PM   #134 
        - Iran doesn't have nukes  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:18 PM   #32 
           - While they may not yet  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:25 PM   #42 
              - You are living in a dream world  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:28 PM   #46 
                 - Have you heard of Hezbollah and Hamas?  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:33 PM   #51 
                    - You apparently are ignorant of recent history  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:36 PM   #53 
                       - That's a toehold in Lebanon  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:40 PM   #59 
                          - That's a toehold next to Israel  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:45 PM   #64 
     - Iraq was already at war with Iran  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:17 PM   #28 
     - As soon as we bug out of Iraq  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:29 PM   #47 
        - We won't be "bugging out of Iraq"  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:34 PM   #52 
           - At some point, we will leave  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:41 PM   #60 
              - Saigon in 1975?  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:46 PM   #65 
                 - Yes, and Iraq will fall to Sunni-Shiite violence  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:48 PM   #67 
                    - We won't be leaving Iraq. Period.  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:51 PM   #71 
     - I get it.  Orsino   Mar-16-10 08:20 AM   #106 
     - If you want the example of a non-war  customerserviceguy   Mar-16-10 07:36 PM   #127 
        - Please don't try to sell me a bloodless war of aggression...  Orsino   Mar-17-10 07:02 AM   #133 
     - No "war," just the usual illegal aggression  Echo In Light   Mar-16-10 10:36 AM   #115 
  - Good idea, then let's attack France.  arcadian   Mar-15-10 04:52 PM   #4 
  - Good point! But don't limit it to the Earth: attack the moon!  damntexdem   Mar-15-10 04:57 PM   #9 
  - And Mars, just in case there really are Martians.  closeupready   Mar-16-10 11:06 AM   #117 
  - The French are not, and have never been  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:08 PM   #15 
     - Ya ever heard of Napoleon Bonaparte?  arcadian   Mar-15-10 05:15 PM   #25 
     - Ok, strike "never"  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:18 PM   #30 
        - What about when France di support our current adventurism in Iraq?  arcadian   Mar-15-10 05:24 PM   #41 
           - You're talking nonsense  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:43 PM   #63 
     - Iran Will Eventually Nuke Israel?  KharmaTrain   Mar-15-10 05:20 PM   #34 
     - "its own precarious position in the Arab world "  KamaAina   Mar-15-10 05:26 PM   #44 
     - While I think that it would eventually happen  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:50 PM   #70 
     - I suspect the various nations that fought Napoleon would  Thothmes   Mar-17-10 04:58 AM   #131 
  - "pros who can do the job right..."  dchill   Mar-15-10 04:54 PM   #5 
  - No questions asked, right?  arcadian   Mar-15-10 04:58 PM   #11 
     - *sigh* I believe that if the US were to attack Iran...  dchill   Mar-15-10 05:11 PM   #20 
        - That's right  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:14 PM   #23 
        - Are you chanting USA while drinking a beer?  arcadian   Mar-15-10 05:16 PM   #27 
           - The Olympics were over two weeks ago.  dchill   Mar-15-10 06:37 PM   #81 
              - And I was having a beer and chanting "Canada"!  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 06:45 PM   #82 
  - If it comes to that, I'd prefer to attack Israel.  damntexdem   Mar-15-10 04:56 PM   #8 
  - Oh, you really are dreaming!  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:11 PM   #19 
  - You'd attack Israel?  proteus_lives   Mar-16-10 08:01 AM   #103 
     - Don't be surprised.  Behind the Aegis   Mar-16-10 12:46 PM   #123 
  - yes, because the Bush Doctrine  dana_b   Mar-15-10 04:58 PM   #10 
  - You could make the case  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:11 PM   #21 
     - Explain in detail your reasoning  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:39 PM   #57 
        - As I see it  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:58 PM   #74 
           - The error in thought and the pure willingness to ignore the facts as expressed  cliffordu   Mar-16-10 09:53 AM   #114 
              - Do you deny my points?  customerserviceguy   Mar-16-10 07:29 PM   #125 
                 - Your parsing of the topics mentioned are  cliffordu   Mar-16-10 10:28 PM   #128 
  - Israel fights a war and they're done in a week.  Iggo   Mar-15-10 05:17 PM   #29 
  - You're thinking 1967 here  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:22 PM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-10 05:23 PM   #40 
  - I agree that oil prices will rise  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 06:02 PM   #76 
  - ...cause $700+ billion a year isn't enough for the MIC. For fucks sake!  L0oniX   Mar-15-10 07:02 PM   #86 
  - Spectacular logic.  JackRiddler   Mar-15-10 07:08 PM   #88 
  - 'for a possible attack on Iran' speculation posing as news.  spanone   Mar-15-10 04:52 PM   #2 
  - True dat. n/t  dchill   Mar-15-10 04:55 PM   #6 
  - Stupid question because Obama isn't going to attack Iran  Hippo_Tron   Mar-15-10 04:55 PM   #7 
  - At least there are 6 TRUE BELIEVERS!  Bluebear   Mar-15-10 05:07 PM   #14 
     - Feel free to bookmark this thread and call me out when Obama attacks Iran  Hippo_Tron   Mar-15-10 05:37 PM   #54 
  - ANY Democrat who buys into another FUCKING NAZI PNAC WAR  Sebastian Doyle   Mar-15-10 05:06 PM   #13 
  - ANY DUer who buys into this bullshit that Obama will attack Iran...  Drunken Irishman   Mar-15-10 05:09 PM   #18 
  - I don't know WHAT to believe about Obama anymore  Sebastian Doyle   Mar-15-10 05:21 PM   #35 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-10 08:47 PM   #94 
     - Afghanistan in one thing, he has some support on that and campaigned on escalation there. Iran?  Jennicut   Mar-16-10 08:30 AM   #108 
  - You know what makes wars legitimate?  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 05:16 PM   #26 
  - You have a warped moral compass  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:20 PM   #33 
  - We haven't won it  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 06:03 PM   #77 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-10 05:23 PM   #39 
  - Lockheed Martin  arcadian   Mar-15-10 05:26 PM   #45 
  - General Dynamics  Tempest   Mar-15-10 05:30 PM   #48 
     - Wrong-o  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 06:08 PM   #80 
  - Nope  customerserviceguy   Mar-15-10 06:06 PM   #78 
  - Are you suggesting we should've nuked Vietnam...?  Marr   Mar-15-10 10:27 PM   #97 
  - If we had won Vietnam decisively  customerserviceguy   Mar-16-10 07:32 AM   #101 
  - Translation : we haven't turned any countries into parking lots since 1945!  bullwinkle428   Mar-16-10 12:47 PM   #124 
     - Well, we didn't turn either Germany or Japan into one  customerserviceguy   Mar-16-10 07:34 PM   #126 
  - I agree completely, though I think you were a bit understated. (nt)  Ignis   Mar-15-10 05:54 PM   #73 
  - Korea was very legitimate.  proteus_lives   Mar-16-10 08:02 AM   #104 
  - Seems a tad over the top -  pinto   Mar-15-10 05:09 PM   #17 
  - I try to live in the present n/t  WheelWalker   Mar-15-10 05:18 PM   #31 
  - You really need two polls here  Prism   Mar-15-10 05:22 PM   #37 
  - Other: never gonna happen. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Mar-15-10 05:31 PM   #49 
  - I would say that this poll pretty much sums up how DU feels about attacking Iran.  LakeSamish706   Mar-15-10 05:32 PM   #50 
  - No vote / unrec.  Blue-Jay   Mar-15-10 05:37 PM   #55 
  - Zounds! I had almost forgotten to unrec!  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-16-10 11:09 AM   #118 
  - I would hope he would lose all support  quinnox   Mar-15-10 05:40 PM   #58 
  - Any pre-emptive attack on Iran or any other country I will March against this administration  Geek_Girl   Mar-15-10 05:43 PM   #62 
  - You'll be marching within walking distance of your house I presume?  taterguy   Mar-15-10 05:49 PM   #68 
  - Bicycling distance, I'm guessing.  Blue-Jay   Mar-15-10 05:59 PM   #75 
     - Ever try to carry a sign on a bicycle?  taterguy   Mar-15-10 07:00 PM   #85 
        - The plastic-sack signs are easy to carry on a bike.  Blue-Jay   Mar-15-10 07:57 PM   #91 
  - And if he nukes Mexico, I'll walk to Washington and sit outside the White House in protest.  Telly Savalas   Mar-15-10 06:48 PM   #83 
  - So, in 2012, we'll all vote for Palin.  demosincebirth   Mar-15-10 06:07 PM   #79 
  - Other:  Robb   Mar-15-10 06:51 PM   #84 
  - don't shoot the messenger  arcadian   Mar-15-10 07:57 PM   #92 
  - What do you take him for? He's not going to attack Iran & unleash Armageddon in the Middle East...  Hekate   Mar-15-10 07:08 PM   #87 
  - The Dems tranformation into repugs will be complete at that point  Lorien   Mar-15-10 07:10 PM   #89 
  - Very Skeptical of the story  Lurks Often   Mar-15-10 07:54 PM   #90 
  - It is clear BS.  harun   Mar-17-10 06:13 AM   #132 
  - I cannot believe anyone would support this on DU  Mari333   Mar-15-10 07:58 PM   #93 
  - I believe it. n/t  QC   Mar-15-10 11:30 PM   #99 
  - It's absolutely terrifying.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-16-10 11:05 AM   #116 
  - There's a small group that diligently name-calls anyone who sources an article about it  Echo In Light   Mar-16-10 12:38 PM   #121 
  - Other:  LWolf   Mar-15-10 09:23 PM   #95 
  - BLU is an acronym for Bomb Live Unit. Doesn't mean it's a bunker buster.  Kaleva   Mar-15-10 10:25 PM   #96 
  - I was hoping these 'stories' would go away once Bush was out of office...  Regret My New Name   Mar-15-10 11:28 PM   #98 
  - It would depend on the circumstances, of course  upi402   Mar-15-10 11:33 PM   #100 
  - Iran has a history of reckless behavior  el_bryanto   Mar-16-10 07:37 AM   #102 
  - Wow, so you would support a full scale war?  quinnox   Mar-16-10 08:04 AM   #105 
     - I am talking about something along the lines of 9/11  el_bryanto   Mar-16-10 08:54 AM   #109 
        - Speaking of which, I doubt anyone here can forget this:  closeupready   Mar-16-10 12:42 PM   #122 
  - Obama would lose my support and I am pretty supportive of him right now.  Jennicut   Mar-16-10 08:22 AM   #107 
  - Really? We're back to the "He's going to attack Iran" meme?  NeedleCast   Mar-16-10 09:05 AM   #110 
  - It'll never happen...  SidDithers   Mar-16-10 09:09 AM   #111 
  - I think they're going for law of averages or something  NeedleCast   Mar-16-10 09:44 AM   #112 
  - Yup. I usually ask for a time frame to go with these predictions...  SidDithers   Mar-16-10 09:46 AM   #113 
  - +1  tammywammy   Mar-16-10 12:33 PM   #120 
  - I agree... Although, I wonder what stance the repubs would take if Obama did do it...  Regret My New Name   Mar-16-10 12:30 PM   #119 
  - Bush was supposed to attack Iran 5 years ago  Cali_Democrat   Mar-16-10 10:31 PM   #129 
  - What if he shoots down the moon and it's made of green cheese?  Maru Kitteh   Mar-16-10 10:37 PM   #130 

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