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'Attack on Iran would ignite regional conflict'
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 03.11.11, 08:26
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1. what do you think Cast Lead was
Matt   (11.03.11)
We multi-task, yes Shalit, yes the rockets (calm in the south) yes Iran. Now we have to start all over again.
2. But...Bruce. What happens if we DONT???
Nudnik   (11.03.11)
Do we wait for Iran to gain the means to exactly the same? Surely, you believe that Iran is not developing nukes and more importantly, intends to use or threaten??? Nobody wants this. But Iran WILL terrorize the world to make North Korea look like pipsqueaks. Their capacity must be eliminated even if this causes regional war. what the hell are we going to have in future if we dont act now? Peace? Your kidding yourself.
3. Cool heads will win the day.
Chris.B ,   Australia   (11.03.11)
4. Damned if you do and Damned if you
Norbus ,   Jerusalem   (11.03.11)
don't. I think Iran is bluffing, and will fold. Country where women sell their bodies to feed their families, Men who sell their kidneys to put food on the table. Mad Mullahs who live on delusions, as they stare into the wells, waiting. Samson would have said give it to the bastards. There is always plenty of yellow livered commentators who preach a do nothing sermon
5. Bruce Riedel: "Master of the Obvious"
(11.03.11)
....Of course there'll be a "regional conflict"! Lets wait Bruce until Iran has the upper hand...and you dont think they will use nukes themselves?
6. Bruce Riedel is the only one who thought of that
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7. the right & might of the US
observer ,   Egypt   (11.03.11)
Israel is not surrounded by 22 Arab states, but by a lot more Islamic states.
8. always better to ignite war than waiting it from Iran
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9. Israel MUST attack the iranian devil !
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10. Mr. Riedel is over exaggerating and to be ignored.
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (11.03.11)
11. Should be a declared doctrine to 'Strike Upon Test'
Dave F.   (11.03.11)
12. We can take care of ourselves
Chaim ,   Arad   (11.03.11)
Washington is another story. Talk, talk, talk. Warn, warn warn. Isn't it strange that when a wild animal attacks someone in the wild, we go out and hunt it down and destroy it. But with a terrorist, we want to make sanctions, talk, warn, and talk some more. The animal does what is natural. The terrorist does what it is trained to do.
13. best possible outcome if middle east goes up in flames due
avrom ,   bet shemesh   (11.03.11)
attack on Iran as this will be the end of THE WAR ON TERROR if all the middle east states destroyed
14. peace and love
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15. Hence the paradox
Ilan   (11.03.11)
If only a threat of an Israeli attack will bring effective diplomatic action by the big powers then Israel will act as if an attack is imminent. If something concrete isn't accomplished by the US, Russia and China then it will most likely lead to either an preemptive attack by Israel or Iran on the other. Either way the world is going to get screwed big time.
16. A'jad and his thugs also have to be taken out
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (11.03.11)
..with a precision strike...if we go for it. Without the head of the snake, maybe Iran can return to the people. Alevai
17. Riedel is a wimp, who is payed off by Iran...
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (11.03.11)
That's all !
18. Why are you in support of Irans nuke
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (11.03.11)
program Mr. Riedel ???????????????
19. Why is Israel identifying to the world, they are attacking?
Loves Israel ,   USA   (11.03.11)
What happend to the art of surprise?
20. He Who Fails!
Taz Man ,   USA   (11.03.11)
I think their worried that their god Obama is going to be made to look bad when Israel's true God gives them another miracle like He gave them during the Six-Day-War. It's all about perception; and the truth that their man is a paper-tiger (inept and toothless); a lot of hot air that will burst when Israel saves the day. God bless Israel and His Jerusalem (Muslim free)! A Christian Zionist
21. Here's a news flash for the U.S.
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.03.11)
Israel will deal with existential threats as it must. There is no doubt that the rhetoric out of Teheran is all about an existential threat. You don't have to come on board. Given the current administration, there is little doubt you will -- just as well; you will only get in our way. But there is equally little doubt that Iran has to be stopped. Their entire mullah-driven "leadership" is insane. And Israel will do what it must, no matter what the consequences to any other country. The phrase "Never Again" actually means something to us. I would ask that the United States remember this: When Israel destroyed Iraq's Osirac reactor, it put an end to a very realistic threat that Iraq would be nuclear. American sanctions against Israel were quick and sever. Ten years later, however, the United States found itself in a shooting war against Iraq over the invasion of Kuwait. Please remember all those American servicemen and women that did NOT return to the United States in body bags and -- for once -- SHOW A LITTLE GRATITUDE. We are far smarter than you. You're just going to have to deal with that. You may not be capable of anticipating very credible threats (witness September 11, 2001), but we have had to deal with such threats throughout modern statehood, and we know it when we see it. That you do not simply makes you stupid.
22. #20 Amen to that
joker ,   sydney australia   (11.03.11)
23. unfortunately still a regional asian crisis.
SJOERD RUURD VAN DER ,   MULTIVERSE   (11.03.11)
CONSULT AND LET THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION AND THE REST OF THE REPRESENTATION OF MANKIND ADVICE AND DECIDE WHAT NOT TO DO/TO ACT IN SUCH A CASE. EVEN ''ISRAEL'' HAS A UN MEMBERSHIP SINCE 1948 AND CAN MAKE USE OF THAT POSSIBILITY JUST AS ANY COUNTRY WITH IT"S PEOPLE WHICH ALSO HAS SUCH A MEMBERSHIP.
24. #19, I already answered to you...
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (11.03.11)
25. war with Iran
George USA ,   Kendall Park USA   (11.03.11)
It would be both insanity and stupidity to strike Iran. The US lived with nuts like Stalin for years without a war. What are you people thinking of? Iranians will strike back.
26. What is next.
michaelpielet ,   boca raton, Israel   (11.03.11)
Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Tel Avivi
27. CAN ISRAEL MANAGE THREE FRONT MISSLE/ROCKET WAR?
Zimbi ,   NJUSA   (11.03.11)
CIVILIAN CASUALTIES WOULD BE TERRIBLE. ISRAEL MUST FIRST HEUTRALIZE GAZA AND LEBANON. A LOT TO DEAL WITH SIMULTANEOUSLY
28. #25, YOU are nuts !!!
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (11.03.11)
29. The "United States in an even tougher spot"?! Keep it REAL.
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30. Preemptive attack to IRAN
Sammy ,   USA   (11.03.11)
I think the world will do it's best to solve the Nuclear ─░ran problem with peace but unfortunately this will not work and peemptive strike will be unavoidable...
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