Panetta: Iran can assemble bomb in year or less
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 20.12.11, 08:38
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1. Less than a year ..
Shahab 6   (12.20.11)
2. Funny or Fun
Funky   (12.20.11)
Panetta said that if Iran has a "hidden facility somewhere" where it is enriching
3. Panetta should keep his mouth shut till
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.20.11)
Iran has no hidden facilities at all. MOSSAD knows everything about hidden "not hidden at all".
4. Did anyone count the years/months/days it'll supposedly take
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.20.11)
the Iranians to make the BOMB? I mean starting like 5-8 years ago? This assesment is obviously as elastic as chewing gum, all depending on what's convinient at the moment... so: who cares? Finally they'll get it. Then What?! I know: "assesments" of when they may use it and what "confidence-building" measures Israel should make to appease the Mullahs...Rather predictable.
5. IMBECILLES - !!!.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.20.11)
One should never tell Ones enemies what one is to do as this Jerk does. How could this Idiot has become the Defense Secretaey if not appointed by another Idiot. Does those Idiots dont realise that they are Displaying to the Enemies their Battleplans, and that the Enemie therefore can adjust accordingly, and chose the time for the confrontaition. Those Chamberlaining Usefull Idiots with their Civilian doctrine of an Military strike as a last Resort, put the Worl in the Gravest of Danger, leaving the Evil Forces Time and Space to Mount their assult on the World when it pleases them. God bevere from those Idiots !!!. Arn.Sweden.
6. Iran can you hear this?
Mike ,   Raanana Israel   (12.20.11)
tick, tick, tick, tick------BOOMMMMM
7. One year or less
Albrecht Klein ,   Germany   (12.20.11)
You mean like after the re-election of "The One"?
8. Pinocchio says...
Devorah   (12.20.11)
....he has no indication yet that the Iranians have made the decision to produce nuclear weapons." No indication? Then why all the noise, all the sanctions, all the rescripted stories if the U.S. Secretary of Defense is that in the dark regarding Iran? So, Iran is gifted with an American drone, Pinocchio doesn't know if Iran aspires to acquire a nuke, and Pinocchio also doesn't know if Iran "has a hidden facility somewhere." His nose keeps growing longer every day. Well, Israel seems to know differently, doesn't it? The Obama administration is trying to snooker Israel because of economic concerns (or so it says), and for that reason, Israel would be better off going it alone once the time is right.
9. #5 Arn. Sweden
Albrecht Klein ,   Germany   (12.20.11)
“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Barack "The One" Obama *wants* Iran to have nuclear weapons.
10. Nr 5.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.20.11)
I think this belongs here and is worth repeating, Talkback 32 in the link -,7340,L-4163954,00.html Arn.Sweden.
11. #7 Albrecht Klein
Devorah   (12.20.11)
Or, possibly, prior to the election something so horrible could happen that it would cause the election to be postponed and Martial Law enacted, thereby keeping Hussein Obama in office indefinitely.
12. "Whatever steps necessary"
Haider ,   Gothenburg, Sweden   (12.20.11)
The US will soon have thosands of troops to spare after leaving Iraq, why not send them to Iran and/or even to North Korea now that their beloved leader is dead. North Korea has also, allegedly, nuclear weapons. And hey, anybody that says Israel has nuclear weapons is a liar. It is the US that has nuclear weapons in Israel.
13. Time is indeed running out..
Tim ,   Brighton   (12.20.11)
In fear of being the victim of an Ahmadinejad Military Coup there is lots of evidence to indicate that Khamenei might well strike at Ahmadinejad first And what a great fall guy Ahmadinejad would make...Accuse him of shaming the Islamic Republic, grossly mishandling the economy, driving the Islamic Republic into near total isolation and instigating a failed and hugely costly Military and Nuclear spending that has almost bankrupted Iran. Removing Ahmadinejad will give the Islamic Republic a golden opportunity of bringing it back from the brink When will Khamenei act?
14. "We will take whatever steps necessary to stop it"
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (12.20.11)
Mr. Panetta, Israel will kick off the festivities for you, and only after your ships in the Gulf are hit, will you have the honor and privilege of joining the fray and taking the "necessary steps".
15. Nr 9.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.20.11)
I dont recomen Shia-Islamic Prophesies or Islamic Prediction at all but, The Prophets of the Other One seems to know what the People of the other One will do thus - a Shiite prediction, a Hadith from the 1700s, published in a work entitled "Bahar al-Anvar." According to this order shall be in the end times: "a black man holding the reins of the West, the strongest army on earth, the new leader of the West will be a clear sign from the third imam, whose name was Huseien In'bvn Ali." hadith ends with: "the Shiites will not entertain any doubt that he is with us." Here's a strange coincidence with Obama's first and second names - Barack Hussein - which means "blessing of Hussein". His family name, Obama lectured in the pearsian alphabet "O Ba Ma", meaning "he is with us". ( One can Google a translation where it fits - its about Obama - ) Arn.Sweden.
16. To Devorah
Daniel ,   UK / Israel   (12.20.11)
Im sure Israel has a great deal of information about all the details of Irans program ( at least I really hope so ). Yes the Americans are going really slowly.... I bet the Israeli leaders are really frustrated about this ! But Devorah, this is the real point - However strong and powerful The Israeli Airforce is - The Israeli leaders know with absolute certaincey that that the the wisest way to do this is eighter with America - or America on their own..... Whoever has to do this needs to be able to stay in the sky for a great amount of time, in many locations , bombing the same area over and over, some of the targets deep under ground, needing bombs that only the USA have in their posession, eg - new buncer buster bombs to fit their B-2 bombers. ITS A MASSIVE OPPERATION ! Can Israel succeed at this on their own ? I dont know ???
17. So maybe you should stop beating up on Jews and.....
Well... ,   Israel   (12.20.11)
forcus on Iran which the US has ignored since the 1980's!!!!!
18. Are we getting to the final chapter?
Tim ,   Brighton   (12.20.11)
Ironically that story will come to its conclusion INSIDE Iran The forces and tensions between the Ahmadinejad and Khamenei camps are so great now that something is about to give And the betting is that it is Ahmadinejad who will have to fall on his sword being held up as Irans Arch Traitor and give Khamenei the opportunity purge extremism from the Islamic Republics political elite But Ahmadinejad and his RG arent about to give in without a fight The world awaits...
19. #16 Daniel
Devorah   (12.20.11)
Your question is the big "if," isn't it? I have thought about it, too. When one considers all the wars Israel has fought, AND WON, even without a military, I believe Israel can turn Iran into an ash heap with one cavaet, and that is HaShem's help and guidance. Israel has beaten the odds over and over and over going back to biblical times, and we can do it again. HaShem did not make us his Chosen just to be obliterated by those who hate Him. They try, but they always fail, and they will curse the day they were born this next time. So, yes, Daniel, I believe Israel can do it without the "help" of those aiding and abetting her enemies. B"H
20. So what? Israel has nukes...
Avi ,   Israel   (12.20.11)
...Pakistan has them, India, China etc. Where's the big deal?
21. Nr18. You err -
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.20.11)
It is the Religious Preasts who are the Extremists. Ahmadinejad is just a Puppet that can be Sacrificed, and possibly for the Cause and Reason to Fool the World, that there is a change to the Better. Arn.Sweden.
22. Nr 11 and 16.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.20.11)
Nr 11. I think you may have a point there. Nr 16. Dont dispair of Israel - they are capable of doing it on their own. However - Your Military Insights as according to performing this Mission or Task is Amateurish at the Most. Arn.sweden.
23. Nr 12. German Cleverness - ? -
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.20.11)
No wonder the Front and Figurehead of Germany is the - Wildboar. God bevere !!!. Arn.Sweden.
25. Stop this unproductive war of words!
Yael Schlichting ,   Raubling - Germany   (12.20.11)
Establish a military doctrine, dealing with Iran! Make clear to Iran, that it will be healthier in future, if it announces every missile test way in advance. Also it must give the usual parameters.... launch site, test target, missile parameters..... launch time. If this is not provided, future tests may be misinterpreted and cause immediate counter strikes in a devastating scale. It's as simple as that! Publish the doctrine and next time Iran launches a missile....... they better announce it in advance!
26. Offensive..or defensive?
John ,   Boise, Idaho USA   (12.20.11)
The article should read 'Iran CAN BE BOMBED within a year or less". Keep the offensive and not the defensive...which is what sends the ragheads back to their caves and women to hide behind
27. Nr 25. Iran should have no Missiles at all !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.20.11)
Iran should Free Elam/Arabistan from its occupation. Iran should leave Aserbadjan from its Occupation. Iran should leave Kurdistan from its Occupation. Tyrkey should abandon its Occupation of Kurdistan and Armenian Territorry. Irak and Syria should leave Kurdistan from its Occupation. Then there could be a Reconsilation in this Region. If not - everything will be solved by War. Arn.
28. #5. You have the right to be frustrated...
Persian CAT   (12.20.11)
All war mongers are nowadays. It's rich for a village idiot to call others "idiots"! You need to get a grip. Rest assured you'll take your longing for war between the US and Iran to your frozen grave. And nothing's wrong with that.
29. Nr 28. Sure thing -
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.20.11)
- May I remind you about the Biggest Fart you will and have ever faced is to come. You will Recognise it as a Rolling Thunder over the Skies of Persia. Are You ready ?. Arn.Sweden.
30. @ 8 Please go it alone....and let us join you later.
Sheik rattle & roll ,   USA   (12.20.11)
Please go it alone. The US needs another war like I need a hole in my head. Can you imagine what would happen to the US if just struck Iran in the middle of the night? China and Russia would be livid and gas prices would sky rocket. If Israel did it , oh well we warned you to tell the Iranians to back down. The Iranians will attack us and the US government will sell gullible American public that Iran struck us without warning and then they will destroy Iran in less than 2 weeks.
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