Official: Cabinet hasn’t discussed Iran since October
Published: 03.08.12, 09:53
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1. Give me a break: I just got used to quartet, now an octet?!
tom ,   tel aviv   (08.03.12)
When will we hear a full symphony orchestra? One must admit though, that this "misinformation"-business is working in excellent manner: I only have a sinking feeling, that our own decision makers have forgotten, that they're the ones that supposedly are creating this info-mess and now are falling for it themselves! Judging by our history, that is eminently plausable.....
2. Is Ahmadinejad to be impeached?
Tim ,   Brighton   (08.03.12)
There is alot of talk and bitterness in Iran about the man who almost single handedly has brought Iran to breaking point He has squandered billions for the sake of a Nuclear White Elephant He has totally isolated Iran from the world community and branded it a Pariah State He has decimated freedoms and made Iran all but a Police State He has taken Irans economy baackwrads by at least 10 years He has brought Iran to the brink of all out regional war Is that justification for Impeachment...or treachery? The peoples colour in Iran is not Green anymore...Its Red Hot Seething Anger
3. As I said yesterday
Sarah B (No not her)   (08.03.12)
Netanyahu has no serious intention of attacking Iran. He threatens it only when his popularity slumps in the polls as an overall strategy to keep the Israeli electorate scared and malleable. If there has been no meeting since last year it can safely be assumed that there has been no emergency planning, no planning on how to manage the diplomatic fallout, no planning on a military response if missiles start being fired from Egypt in meaningful numbers. Really gives you confidence that Netanyahu's first and overriding responsibility is the protection of Israeli cvilian and citizens. It appears our glorious leader has only one priority, to leave a llegacy where his name is spoken withthe same awe as Golda Mier and Ben Gurion. And if that means the destruction of my country so be it.
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (08.03.12)
But it appears that you are collecting your data from a wrong source.It helps on the talk-back coloumn to have you praised for what you have scribbled,but be assured of misleading figures that you have givenTry hard next time.
5. The West needs Israel to win!
Yakov ,   Tel Aviv   (08.03.12)
Should we attack Iran, and lose, the consequences for the Western governments would be catastrophic. The West would lose its only real ally in the region, and every Islamist would decry the time for the caliphate has arrived. The Americans are fully aware of this, and cannot (will not) allow Iran to become the dominant power. It seems likely, that the technology needed to succeed, and currently held by the Americans, would be supplied to our war effort.
6. Ayatollah Ali Khameinei has told his war council...
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (08.03.12)
to be ready for war "within weeks". Maybe he knows something we don't.
7. And you, Mahmood, as always, are
painting a very rosy, happy Iranian picture, exactly as you were dictated by the ayatollah state. I guess, you will have to try much harder to make some sense in your gibberish and convince any sane person in this world about your happy, wonderful utopian Iran.
8. #5 - Yakov - there is NOTHING the US (or israel) can do
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (08.03.12)
to prevent Iran from gaining power. A military attack on Iran will increase its power and further decrease US power in the ME. In fact the "moderate" governments of Jordan and Saudi Arabia will be forced to side with Iran or their populations will kill the current leaders.
9. Whaaaaaat?
Popski ,   Bechuanaland   (08.03.12)
You mean the single greatest existential threat to gallant litte Israel and world-nemesis has been off the agenda for almost a whole year? What's going on? Are those ineffective sanctions of Mr. O'Bama's more effective than we're being told? Are the mad mullahs so messed-up that the lunch menu takes pride of place in the deliberations of he mighty? Jeeesh! Was full dress uniform with swords the required 'outfit' for this non-nouncement?
10. HAVE MADE NO ATTEMPT..............#7
MAHMOOD ,   LONDON-UK   (08.03.12)
At all to paint a rozy picture of Iran.however, you and some others like you have made theoratical attempts to paint fairly gloomy picture of Iranian economy and their defence capabilities.Day in and day out you read of nothing else except Iran in your media and yet we are being told that no serious discussions have taken place.................................whom are we trying to fool?Don't you understand it? What more do you want to know?
11. Its a clever ruse to squeeze more out of the West
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (08.03.12)
...more aid, more sanctions, and an increased US military posture in the gulf, Israel never intended to attack Iran on their own.
12. #11 Agreed
Ivor Evenbiggergun   (08.03.12)
With the collapse of the Euro and the European economy in stagnation. There is no way that Israel's economy is escaping unscathed. One way to fill the coffers is threaten the West's oil supplies
13. To @10, Mahmmod.
Jusanz77 ,   Vzla.   (08.03.12)
It seems that the moderation in the use of words is not one of the virtues of Muslims. Remember when Azzam Pasha said: "We will repeat the Crusades and the Mongols with the Jews." Nasser : "Jewish blood will fill the soil of Palestine." Assad: "It's time to annihilate Israel." All these words are buried at the bottom of the Mediterranean. As also will be buried the words of Ahmadinejad: "Israel is a rotten tree that will soon be destroyed by a storm." Learn from the mistakes of your ancestors and do not repeat them.
14. To: No. 8
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.03.12)
Get real. Either Israel or the United States can turn Iran into a giant glowing cinder with minimal effort, and no loss of life to any Israeli or any American. You seem to think that such an act will galvanize the Arab world. Guess again. It won't. The Arab world hates Iran at least as much as does Israel, and probably more so. Certainly the Saudis -- they are quite tired of Iran's constant attempt to undermine their sovereignty. In fact -- which country do you think informed Israel that it could use its airspace to establish a corridor to Iran? Which country do you think offered Israel refueling services? Hate to think what you've been "spying" upon, but I hope when you remove your "spyglass," you wash it very thoroughly with a good anti-bacterial soap. Those intestinal viruses can be really rough.
15. To: No. 12
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.04.12)
1. Hate to burst your imaginative little bubble, but Israel's economy is one of the strongest in the world. 2. Threaten oil supplies? Have you noticed that the price of oil has dropped significantly? Oh, my goodness! It would appear that Iran's oil is -- yawn -- irrelevant. 3. I think you need a bigger gun. Have you thought about graduating to a 22 caliber?
16. To: No. 8
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.04.12)
Still living in your little imaginary world, aren't you? Iran HAS no power. Its economy is in ruins, its oil cannot be sold and Iran is teetering on the brink. 3. The countries that hate Iran the most are Saudi Arabia and Jordan. That would include their Sunni populations. 4. You are a consummate idiot. You are well advise to shut up, at least until you get a better-calibrated spyglass. You are making a laughingstock of yourself. 5. Of course, there is always the possibility that you don't mind portraying yourself as the complete idiot that you are. 6. Works for me.
17. #16 Sarah B of America
Sarah B of Tel Aviv   (08.04.12)
If Iran has no power, why as a 'security expert' have you called on Israel to use a first strike nuclear option against Iran? They are either a danger or they are not, can't have it both ways.
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