'Iran could be nuclear in one year's time'
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 06.12.11, 07:51
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1. Concentrate on taking out the Iranian regime
Israeli 2   (12.06.11)
Leave the rest to those opposing the regime. By so doing, Ahmedinejad and his ten ayatolas will be hanged before Purim.
2. Is it me or is the World loosing it's marbles?!
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.06.11)
Never mind "The World"- that's a mouthful, but USA?? Come on, how can that many people get THAT stupid all at once? On the other hand: who'd thunk that the Soviet Empire would go out with a whimper& no blood spilled?....scary food for thought (not to mention the downfall of the Roman Empire), looks like the Empire of United States wasn't meant to be.
3. I hear this BS years ago ..
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.06.11)
For the last 7 or 8 years - "next year Iran got nuclear weapons capability" All options are on the table and so on, why can't we be friends with Iran as things were before? why we have to wait untill Iran declares that indeed it had nuclear weapons years ago?
4. #1 Unrealistic delusions
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (12.06.11)
Take a look at an electoral map of Iran and you will discover that you are delusional about Iran. Yes, there is a very vocal, English speaking , media savvy group of people the international media love to interview, BUT the group is actually inconsequential and miniscule in Iran. There is no one to "overthrow" the existing government (which is facing elections in 2013 any way). There will be NO REGIME CHANGE. Even if the government does change, it is important to know that ALL political parties, INCLUDING the miniscule "greens," FULLY SUPPORT the Iranian nuclear program and NONE of the political parties are friendly toward the US or Israel. The days of the US being able to just install a US/Israel friendly government are LONG GONE. The bottom line is Iran will NOT change and an attack on Iran will yield even worse results for the US and Israel. As the article notes, it is now time for the US and Israel to just learn to live with Iran and the loss of power for the US and Israel.
5. #2 - ALL empires die and
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (12.06.11)
ALL "unbeatable" armies ALWAYS get defeated. The US empire is in the process of dying just like all the previous empires, get used to it.
6. Nr 3 Is not Sarah !,
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.06.11)
7. #3 agree with you ,the AEI report is BS :)
Merkava Hunter ,   Lebanon   (12.06.11)
8. To Mr Donelly
Ken ,   Australia   (12.06.11)
Theres no doubt that iran is going to become nuclear in the near future 2012, and its apparent that they will try all means to acheive this before the obama election. The containment concept failed, they have up-scaled all there capabilities and done it with no expense spared politically, with vast amounts of treasure, and a propaganda machine as large as the third reich. My question to you is, why would they go to this length for 20 odd years to not have the product they are pursuing at any cost. So knoweing this with clarity in all fareness, what do you think there ultimate aim is. More than likely setting the middle east on fire, the 2nd holocaust, and an ushering in of shiite imperialism, you see, you are dealing with people you really dont understand, 12er's. What are these iranian shiite hierachy playing at, the end of the tottal war between the jews and the sunnis. Not only are they gearing up for it, they intend to start it. They have other aspirations, if you speak to people - Iranians, that live next to these atamic facilities, they will tell you one thing, these guys are planning on takeing over the middle east and that the size of these monstrous industrial atomic complexes are of huge proportions all over there land mass, strategically placed. What are they planning, they have attacked all nations and pledged the destruction of the jews verbaly for years, playing a cat and mouse game to disguise there planning, as you say they are extremists and subjegators , so if you see through the whole smoke screen , what is going on. Time is now.
9. No.4 spyguy
Ram ,   London   (12.06.11)
What a genius you are! You've got it all figured out! Israel and the US might as well hang uptheir coats and call it a day! WRONG!! The US will sort itself as soon as they abandon the EU's liberal influence. Israel will NEVER allow the ayatollahs to achieve nuclear power simply because it will be suicidal. Regime change in Iran will mean the new regime will be returning from the West.
10. # 3. So did I... Total BS
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.06.11)
I heard it years ago too and I now realise its a conspiracy... Im sorry for falling for it for so long. Why cant we all just get along
11. TRUELY SPEAKING........................
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (12.06.11)
Iran should actually go for the bomb.We,as readers,are absolutely tired of reading the same articles of '3 years away...............2 years away and so forth.We all know the vested interest keeps the Iranian issue alive by releasing the so-called Intelligence report from time to time..........this is becoming quite boring and tends to portray,rather,lack of intelligence.
12. ABSOLUTELY CORRECT...............#6
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (12.06.11)
Because according to the real Sarah,everything in Iran is at standstill.No nuclear plants are working,all missile facilities are wrecked,no electricity is being generated by Busheir plant and so forth.She has a dream world she lives in.What happens otherwise,she does not want to know.
13. S T R I K E NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (12.06.11)
14. #5:spoken like a true Loser! It is ME who's got to get used?
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.06.11)
Are you out of your friggin', McDonald-poisoned mind?!! Get some humous in your bloodstream and sense will follow. Why does the US have to go down now?- Because you in your infinite wisdom have chosen a President having 3 names, none of them English-sounding???! Get the f.. outtahere!!!
15. Nr 10 is not Sarah either.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.06.11)
16. Nr 5.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.06.11)
spyguy , seattle usa (12.06.11) Comment - spy in Swedish means - To trew up. Arn.Sweden.
17. Sooo old news
sipahi ,   Istanbul   (12.06.11)
I am a secular Turk, applaud the emergence of Israel from nothing (even with the help of US) whereas the Arabs remain in disorder. Iran is our historical rival. Their possesion of nuclear weapons isn't someting we want, either. However, if Israel have them, any other country in the ME has the right to develop them. I hear many of you saying that Iran threatens to wipe Israel off the map. You're right. But how do you guarantee that an extremist in Israel (someone worse than Liebermann) will not rise to power and not use nukes to reach "Greater Israel"? Another thing you definitely must keep in your mind is: Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. These are nations you don't want to mess with.
18. We are western and dont fear backward countries like...
John ,   Atlanta   (12.06.11)
the ones you just mentioned.
19. Bye bye Ape Man, you gave it your best.
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (12.06.11)
But all good things must come to an end.
20. #3 and #10 Sarah B.S...
Avi ,   Israel   (12.06.11)
Are you out of your f#cking mind? I have always thought that you were stupid, but you exceeded my expectations...
21. IRAN
22. Why the B-2? This pisses me off....
Sheik rattle & roll ,   USA   (12.07.11)
Why does it have to be an American Air Force. Why can't it be the Euro wimps and the Israeli's. I am quite sure they can mobilize enough air power and troops to destroy Iran and occupy Tehran. Israeli's hate Obama and us Americans so why should we fight and die and wreck our economy for the Eurowimps and Israeli's. Iran knows it can't go toe to toe with the USA so why even lose sleep over the Ayatollah's.
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