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Panetta says sanctions haven't yet worked in Iran
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Published: 30.07.12, 19:57
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1. So Obama has Israel's back, huh? Pathetic
SG ,   Teaneck   (07.30.12)
Months wasted as Iran steams forward. Israel beware. US is a weak ally with a bad track record in supporting it allies.
2. So, Israel has been right: Sanctions have not worked!!
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (07.30.12)
But, of course, Mr. Obama, the appeaser, will not act...
3. obamba just said
"the middle class is doing just fine" in the usa. it is as credible as him saying, "i have israel's back". the guy is a moron and so is his main national security man, panetta.
Panetta are you better are you well well well ?
5. The Middle Class Is Doing Fine
Moshe of Rockville ,   Rockville,MD USA   (07.30.12)
Hey, I am doing fine and so are my children and we are middle class.We even pay more income taxes than some major corporations,such as GE.However, overall,the middle class in the US is doing better than those of other countries.
6. US was also giving sanctions time to work on Japan prior to
ab   (07.30.12)
Pearl Harbor..
7. So Mr. Panetta You State Sanctions Haven't
Worked steering the ILLEGAL regime in tehran off their nuclear ambitions. Then you state ALL OPTIONS ARE ON THE TABLE? You state that b.H.o. administration is the right one? So may I pose a hypothetical Question; If You Were Bibi Netanyahu At What Point Would You say the little bearded monkey HAS ENRICHED ENOUGH URANIUM FOR A COUPLE BOMBS and the pathetic 5+1 are wasting Everyones time! When would you consider The RED LINE/Nuclear Threshold? Or When would you use force to detere a Nuclear Terrorist?
8. Sanctions
Michael Pielet ,   Israel   (07.30.12)
No one expected sanctions to work. Sanctions did not stop the german dictator and they will not stop iran.
9. Greater Israel needs perpetual war, Iran, to justify itself.
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (07.30.12)
The Demographic WMD in Palestine is the real threat to the "Jewish State", not Iran's nuke tech program. "Yellowcaking" Iran is an INTENTIONAL DIVERSION from the real issues...the stalled peace process, the occupation of the West Bank, illegal settlements, '67 borders, East Jerusalem, and right of return for Palestinians refugees.
10. Timetables
Adam Neira ,   Paris, France   (07.30.12)
"A breakdown (in talks) is in nobody's interests. The gaps can only be closed through talking." - Salehi Correct ! But talks and meetings must have a focus and intention. Vision, courage and trust building is required now at the highest levels. A vacuum of these qualities at the top will lead to stagnation at best and chaos and violence at worst on the ground. The lines of cimmunication that are now open are extremely important. There are a number of scenarios that can play out in the coming hours and days. Some are more to G-d's liking than others. There are many timetables. Jewish - 5772; Christian/Gregorian - 2012; Muslim - 1432; Iranian nuclear enrichment Red Line - Soon ? The divine timetable will trump all others. We really are at a critical juncture in world history.
Scott ,   Ramat Gan, Israel   (07.30.12)
I am a lifelong democrat, but I will be voting for Romney this year because Obama, intentionally or not is letting Iran make nuclear weapons.
About as much use as tits on a bull.
13. USA has not even begun to understand Iran or Middle East....
Hellllo ,   Israel   (07.31.12)
at least it is starting to admit it
14. #9 You Are So Off The Mark if You Could It In Miles
You Would Be On PLUTO! When The Worlds Largest Sponsor Of TERRORISM Threatens Your Exsistence You Don't Focus On A MYTHICAL people With NO HISTORIC FOOTPRINT IN HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You Keep Beating The DEAD Horse, Maybe it will Winnie At You?
15. Panneta is anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian!
michael redbourn ,   arad israel   (07.31.12)
I personally know somebody that has been at Panneta meetings in Israel. A blackwater body-guard. And he has told me on several occasions that Panneta has no time for Israel and is pro-Palestinian.
16. I agree. Sanctions will work..... By 2050
Alan ,   SA   (07.30.12)
17. Sanctions certain to be ineffective,
Stephen in New York   (07.31.12)
simply kicking the can down the road.
18. Sanctions certain to be ineffective,
Stephen in New York   (07.31.12)
simply kicking the can down the road.
19. Be patient, sanctions will work.
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (07.31.12)
Iranians are a commercial people, they will not tolerate the present situation for a long time. Mostly food imports must be banned and the Great Monkey's regime will collapse.
20. One Iran
Matt   (07.31.12)
People, a lot of countries have tried to convince Israel that a rock is an apple in regards to Iran. That goes from the military option (not in Israel's interest), to Iran's intentions for acquiring nuclear weapons (reason for), sanctions and the negotiations. Hence if it walks like a duck.
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