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Aide: Romney would back Israel if it strikes Iran
Reuters, Ynet reporters
Published: 29.07.12, 11:46
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1. Pollard ? If he becomes President ?
Roland Seener ,   London England   (07.29.12)
2. Jerusalem ? If he becomes President ?
Roland Seener ,   London England   (07.29.12)
3. Is there nothing Romney....
Robert ,   Australia   (07.29.12)
......would promise to try to become elected?
4. IF Romney actually wins (only a 40% chance)
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (07.29.12)
right now, he will probably backpedal faster than the speed of light because the US military will tell him exactly how long it would take for him to be impeached and removed form office if Israel attacks Iran with his OK. For some reason , no one in Israel seems to understand just how terrible the life of EVERY American will be the day after Iran is attacked and it retaliates. The US is extremely vulnerable to economic attack, and Americans will change from liking Israel to hating Israel in a second when their lives go into the gutter. Do not underestimate the wrath of Americans when their lives are turned to ashes. Be real, real careful what you wish for.
5. Israel would back US if it strikes Iran
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (07.29.12)
Let us put it that way,instead of Romney will back Israel if it strikes Iran.
6. Speak softly and carry a big stick
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (07.29.12)
And don't be afraid to tan Iran's hide with said stick, consequences be damned. Because the consequences of inaction will be even more damning, unless you're in love with Islamic Caliphates.
7. who will back "Israel" ? Mitt Romney !!
Salma ,   Palestine   (07.29.12)
good news for Iran , lol
8. #5
LOL ,   California   (07.29.12)
You think America needs your backing? Your welfare state depends on American weapons to exist thanks for the laugh. Of course you warmongers would back another war, if you want it done do it yourself even though most experts know an Israeli strike won't accomplish much.
9. #6
Truth ,   USA   (07.29.12)
Since you're such a tough guy why don't you go join the idf instead of being a chicken hawk.
10. There will be no war on Iran, only containment
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (07.29.12)
...and if Israel attacks Iran on its own, Mommy USA may not help her spoiled child, to teach Israel a lesson for not listening.
11. Romney will backup Israel, himself.
citizen ,   earth   (07.29.12)
This article make me leaf. What Romeny will do? Backup Israel in case will strike Iran? This Romney is superman or a kind of? Where is the desire of US citizens? Or in US everyone do what he wants. C`mon now!
12. Salma where were You. We missed you outofline remarks
13. Agreed. Its a crime not to take action.
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (07.29.12)
14. I am so happy for Shimon:he looks as content as when meeting
tom ,   tel aviv   (07.29.12)
Angelina or Madonna!
15. @Salma: what 12 said, hope u r well.
16. @4: Moral clarity; you make the case for it
Steve   (07.29.12)
Every candidate has "moral clarity" during a campaign. You make the case firmly. In other words, both Mittt Romney and Barack Obama will back Israel should she strike Iran's nuclear sites because they both know it is the right thing to do; Romney more strongly. But should Romney win, he will "backpedal faster than the speed of light" because he does not have the fortitude to withstand the wrath of Americans should their lives be interrupted even for a week. Better a few hundred thousand or a few million incinerated Jews by an Iranian first strike than inconvenience the Americans even for a day or a week.
17. Romney: A decent, competent...
Gideon Reader   (07.29.12)
...mensch. The US and it's ONLY dependable ally in the Near East, Israel, has a NEED for this person to be the President. We are now at a "no head fake" time.
18. #12 & #15 I am well, thank you !
Salma ,   Palestine   (07.29.12)
you still don't mention your name :( any ways i was in Istanbul . now am back to my fav website , be happy & ready :)
19. It doesn't matter what he says
Mike Carmel ,   Rishon le Zion   (07.29.12)
He is not the president of the USA and, unfortunately or otherwise, it doesn't look like he's going to be either any time soon. So why make such an embarrassing hoo-ha about it all? Israel seems to be backing the wrong horse - again.
20.  I doubt
sam ,   cairo   (07.29.12)
Aobama or Romney and others just want to gain the trust of American Jews to their advantage to win the presidency but is this true love? I doubt
21. It was not to choose between.
Matt   (07.29.12)
Israel and America it was to choose between the US and an Iranian bomb. That is something I cannot live with, best to retire. Them modules cough up after wikileaks an Gates are nothing.
22. LOL # 8
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (07.29.12)
Those "experts" were wrong in 1948 1967 etc. The same sort of "experts" used to say the earth was flat. The aid that goes to Israel is providing jobs here in America. Of course the "experts" all know that everything is just great in California and that it's economy is fine and you don't need to worry about jobs.
23. Salma # 18 How nice....
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (07.29.12)
that a Jewish website is your favorite.
24. Anyone but Obama
sk ,   USA   (07.29.12)
Hoping for a change for the better... to get rid of the worthless, clueless, uninformed, ignorant, anti-business, socialist, big-mouthed snake oil (and used car) salesman Obama.
25. No. 4 spyguy
Madeleine ,   Rehovot Israel   (07.29.12)
Well, my heart bleeds - US vulnerable to economic attack? Well, hello! Israel is vulnerable to being obliterated and somehow that is far more meaningful to us here in Israel. I think we'd rather live with your hate than not live at all. Oh,and by the way, the only thing we wish for is peace.
26. #22 Put up or shut up
Dan ,   NYC   (07.29.12)
Kindly list the "experts" who think Israel can do substantial damage to Iran's nuclear facilities.
27. He will flip flop on his "support" for Israel also.
Persian CAT   (07.29.12)
Trust me, he will.
28. #3 Is there nothing....
ltrail ,   United States   (07.29.12)
From a historical perspective, Romney is better at keeping promises than the One who presently sits on the throne. Obama made many, many campaign promises and many have not come to fruition even as his term expires. Obama promised to visit Israel in his NEXT term of office (but could have visited when he traveled to Egypt and didn't, out of respect to muslims).
29. #9 Why Don't You....
ltrail ,   United States   (07.29.12)
Maybe #6 has ALREADY served time in the IDF. How about YOU? Have YOU?
30. Dan # 26
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (07.29.12)
Israel already has done quite a bit of damage without firing a shot. Israel pulled a rabbit out of a hat in 1948 and 1967. They can do it again with Iran. Don't underestimate the Jewish people.
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