US fears uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran
Alex Fishman
Published: 31.10.11, 10:24
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1. Maneuvers? You mean like zig-zagging and such..?
tom ,   tel aviv   (10.31.11)
2. Obama reckons US lived 60yrs with Russian atomics so
it will live with Iranian Atomic Bombs.Whats nu.
3. Don't tell me Israel will actually try...
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (10.31.11)
and recover long lost pride. I just may never recover.
4. Its more like the US is using Israel as a carrot stick..
J ,   Jerusalem   (10.31.11)
the US doesn't have domestic support to attack Iran, but their take-down has been the plan all along, they just need a pre-text, Israel.
5. Don't Ask, Don't Tell
emanon ,   USA   (10.31.11)
6. President Obama: If you are worried ...
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (10.31.11)
THEN DO IT YOURSELF! Just think Sir, the Iranian threat against Israel is just one aspect of the problem. How long do you think that pot bellied Sheiks, yes, those you kowtow to because of their oil and the fear of Islam in your own back yard, will survive? You took a back seat over Libya and you close your ears to the brutality and massacres in Syria. Show some leadership and justify your position as President of the USA or do you want to go down in history as Jimmy Cater II who made his country into the laughing stock of the world!
7. "Israel" is too cowardly to attack Iran Alone.
Salma ,   Palestine   (10.31.11)
unless "Israel" wants to end itself.
8. #7 If Israel ends everybody ends...
Barry ,   center of Israel   (10.31.11)
don't you get it? The whole region would be burned to a crisp, everyone, Arabs and Jews...
9. Arithmetic
Mark of Lewiston ,   USA   (10.31.11)
US fears are arithmetically based. We have a half million in the region, every one closer than Israel. The us is just in the process of ending one war with approximately 4500 dead and 65,000 total casualties. That was Iraq. Iran is bigger with three times the population. The simple arithmetic works out to 195,000 US casualties. 65,000 X 3 = 195,000 May not mean much to Israeli politicians. It does concern some in the USA. We've already been there and done that on WMD in Iraq. Never found any.
10. # 8
Birdi ,   Israel   (10.31.11)
Nope she does'nt understand as her marbles are not intact.
11. Scared
Gershon ,   London england   (10.31.11)
The US administration seems more terrified of an Israeli attack on Iran's bomb that Iran's bomb itself. what an bunch of crackpot ostriches in the Whitefhouse
12. I hate to admit it...
Avi ,   Israel   (10.31.11)
But it seems that our leaders are paralyzed with fear... We never had to talk about a strike before...We used to attack and let the chips fall where they may. It seems to me that all this talk is empty bravado...
13. Salma, history proves you wrong
sammy ,   canterbuty UK   (10.31.11)
we destroyed the Iraki nuclear developments without any risks to the jews and arabs of israel. it will be the same with iran. we are protecting the arabs from Persian hegemony...
15. # 7
John ,   Herzliya, Israel   (10.31.11)
Well, Salma, and the "Palestinians" are not too cowardly to attack civilian population of Israel, isn't that so? So it shows how brave a "nation" you are...
16. Hussein Obama is showing his true colors
Frank ,   Canada   (10.31.11)
He wants a nuclear Iran.
17. no chance
mohson   (10.31.11)
there is no chance that bibi and barak would undertake an iran hit. Bibi is always uncertain and barak doesn't have the nerve, as he was against the syrian hit and likely against the iraqi hit. They would like it done but won't do it, simply they will threaten it. Who would do it? Begin, yaalon, lieberman. No, in any case even if there were a change of mind, israel would have to have at least 6-8 iron dome batteries as thousand missiles a day would be hitting israel and some big ones in thefirst salvos. and israel under barak will not respond in kind which it should with israel multiple rocket launchers. Jews wouldn't do it even if faced with another aushwitz. That is the problem of jews-perennial subservience-the yankels.
18. #4 and #14
TaylorP ,   US   (10.31.11)
It's ridiculous to think it's the US who wants to attack Iran (and is somehow manipulating Israel to do it.) The US is winding down (or at least trying to) three wars in the ME. It doesn't want a fourth. It is Israel that is shaking in its boots about the prospect of Iran having a nuclear weapon (Israel thinks only it can have nukes in the region. It's much easier to bully others when you have the potential to destroy them.) In essence, Israel is like a mad dog and the US is holding the leash. If Israel gets loose, the entire region would erupt in war--possibly destroying Israel in the process. Israelis should be thanking the US for saving them from themselves.
19. #7 Salma examine your heart
David N. ,   Haifa, ISRAEL   (10.31.11)
ISRAEL, once called Palestine by the Romans after a European sea-peoples, is cowardly? This comment from someone like Salma who claims attachment to the most cowardlly civilian-targeting terrorists alive? Who admires Abbas the hero of Maalot. No wonder so many Palestinians are ashamed of you, Salma! Every babba on the rooftop knows Israelis are anything but cowards.
20. A new theatre play is coming: The attack on Iran
Michael ,   California, USA   (10.31.11)
Of course Israel cannot play the dead duck in the Middle East, but neither should it act as a vicious bully. There is a lot of diplomatic maneuvering available before nothing else remains. Stirring the sabers and making a bit of noise is the right thing to do, to get some action out of the Great Powers quickly. Netanyahu and Barak, assisted by Lieberman, are doing just that, while Hussein Obama is part of the coordinated strategy. Someone should write the script and the play should open soon on Broadway, in London and Tel Aviv. Teheran will probably ban this play, unless the monkey is removed.
21. #10 Mark,How about Hiroshima/Nagasaki
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (10.31.11)
It comes to mind that when the USA decided she had enough of fighting the Japanese, it decided to end the conflict in Asia with a couple of Nukes, Japan capitulated in less than a week Which prevented the estimated cost of another 250,000 American lives being lost in the conquest of Japan What do you mean by "We've already been there and done that", you've never been anywhere outside of the USA
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (10.31.11)
23. #9 mark, #18 taylor
solomon ,   bklyn   (10.31.11)
Iran is the one threatening to annihilate Israel, and insisting it will be done. Israel has never threat Iran is the one threatening to annihilate Israel, and insisting it will be done. Israel has never threatened anyone with annihilation, even during any of the wars it has fought (all of which were started by others). And Iraqi WMD were never found, you are correct, mark. But secret facilities, centrifuges, etc are found in Iran. Also, the IAEA and the UN are also suspicious; not ‘just’ the US and Israel. ened anyone with annihilation, even during any of the wars it has fought (all of which were started by others). A Iraqi WMD were
24. #18
Madeleine ,   Rehovot Israel   (10.31.11)
Well you americans were damn glad that Israel took out Osiri, weren't you, when bush took you all to the first Gulf War. You talk a lot of rot, with your anti-Israel views.
25. The US used to be the world police - now Israel is
Dan   (10.31.11)
left with this thankless task. Let these awful leftists move to Iran to form human shields around the reactors.
26. Here's a news flash
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (10.31.11)
Israel is a sovereign state and does not need the permission of the United States -- or any other country, for that matter -- to address existential issues. Deal with it.
27. 23 - Iran is the one threatening to annihilate Israel ,...
split ,   US   (10.31.11)
When and who ??? ,...
28. Obama is Too Timid
Dan ,   Florida   (10.31.11)
Obama believes that if he disarms America the entire world will Kvell and they too will disarm and peace will engulf the planet. Kumbaya. Obama is the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century and his naivete will engulf the world in nuclear flames. Like Jimmy Carter before him who expressed surprise at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan Obama will express surprise as nuclear bombs rain down from terrorist nations out to destroy Israel, America and extinguish Freedom. Obama cannot be allowed to have any veto power whatsoever over any Israeli action
29. #12 Avi Has It EXACTLY Right Strike And Strike HARD
and Let The Chips Fall Where They May!!!!!!!!!!!!
30. Mark of Lewiston - leave the maths to us!
Dan   (10.31.11)
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