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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 12:12 PM
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Obama to House Dems: If Sanctions Fail, Israel Will Likely Strike Iran
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Obama to House Dems: If Sanctions Fail, Israel Will Likely Strike Iran
July 30, 2008 9:30 AM

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, met with House Democrats yesterday, talking about his trip abroad and his observations.

Obama told the caucus, according to an attendee, "Nobody said this to me directly but I get the feeling from my talks that if the sanctions dont work Israel is going to strike Iran." Others in the room recall this as well.

The notion that Israel is preparing for such an action against Iran's myriad nuclear facilities is not new, with conjecture heating up in May after an Israeli military exercise featuring 150 aircraft flying almost a thousand miles over the Mediterranean Sea in what was seen as a dress rehearsal for an air strike. Now that the Bush administration is engaged in diplomatic efforts with Iran, many Israeli officials are worried the US is getting soft on Iran, prompting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak to travel to the US this week to meet with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley. Barak's office released a statement saying "a policy that consists of keeping all options on the table must be maintained."
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 12:16 PM
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1. *sigh*
:nuke:
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 12:19 PM
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2. And If Israel Does
That is just as bad as Iran attacking them no notice.........

Israel has a right as any Country to protect themselves, but they have NO right to
conduct a pre emptive strike on another Country.

If Israel does strike Iran without provocation, then they should be punished severely.......

:grr: :hi:

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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 12:38 PM
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3. I have to say that I agree
but unfortunately bush's little Iraq war has put the USA in a position that we cannot be the ones to do it. You know, the old house of glass thing. I just feel better and better about the situation of the world and the road the bushites have taken us down.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 03:08 PM
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4. Only if they have permission. nt
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