PM: Israel won't be spared even if US attacks Iran
Itamar Eichner
Published: 05.08.12, 10:26
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1. Israel should act alone
D Kaplan   (08.05.12)
During 1944, Jews were helpless..the USA never came to help despite repeated appeals. They only entered the war when Japan attacked them. Now Israel is not helpless and should take action quickly against Iran. Don't fall for Obama's syrupy words, sanctions and rationality won't work against fanatics & madmen. One has to help themselves. Once bitten, be TWICE shy !
2. Netanyahu totally correct !
Tomar Berg   (08.05.12)
Better high explosive now than nuclear warheads later. One can live with the former, but the land will be contaminated after the latter. Nip the in the bud ! Iran already has enough 20% enriched Uranium for 4 nukes (just 1 is enough to wipe out Israel). Attack Iran now !
3. But if US and Israel bomb Iran together,will finish Iran ...
Anna M Sedda ,   Rome-Italy   (08.05.12)
...and Iran will not be able to put one finger in any missiles...Iran will blow away in less than 1 hour!!!! I hope for a US-Israel total bombing of Iran,NOW...
4. Given the precedent of '91 are we expecded to fold again?
tom ,   tel aviv   (08.05.12)
5. The likelihood of an US strike = 0
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (08.05.12)
Even a small child knows that...
6. Israel should ... if it could (no chance)
Mohamed ,   Bouira - Algeria   (08.05.12)
If Israel could do anything about the uranians, IT WOULD HAVE DONE IT YEARS AGO, Israel is not the type of country that doesn't take a clear shot when it sees one It isn't the type of country that patiently wait for its enemey to get stronger and bigger either You can ask the syrians and the irakis about how israel dealt with their nukes ISRAEL WILL DO JACK
7. what warheads, Tomar ?
Barney   (08.05.12)
The head of the IDF Benny Gantz says that Iran is not making bombs and won't decide to do so - you don't hear that very often do you ? wonder why ?
8. Netanyahou is 100%right then Israel must strike alone
9. don't worry-larijani willbe targeted
ganbarpour   (08.05.12)
larijani,t he parliamentary speak of iran and the nice suit and power behind the throne will be targeted in a war between the 2 countries along with ahmadinejad. Do not think you have immunity. Nadas of persia, rip out the the illegal entity of larijani.
10. Oops..."atom bomb...over Israel's head, not anyone else's"
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (08.05.12) the truth finally comes out, Iran threatens Israel, no one else. All that effort by Israel to convince the world that a nuclear Iran is the world's problem, not just Israel's problem, turns out to be a lie.
11. Anti rockets
John ,   Uk   (08.05.12)
With all the technology in rockets which USA and Israel have maybe they can work on some jamming device which will jam Enemy rockets frequency like tv and radio   and stop them  reaching israel just a thought
12. #2, #5 the facts are different
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (08.05.12)
#5 Although Iran might attack Israel, it is certain that Iran will attack Saudi Arabia. The US will strike Iran because they must protect Saudi Arabia. Obama would rather not strike until after the elections. Netanyahu is full of it, and the only question is whether he is lying or he really believes what he says. #2 A single nuke will, in the worst case, kill around 40000 Israelis. Painful, but hardly the end of Israel. Under every likely scenario, surrendering Judea and Samaria to Arab occupation will be the end of Israel. If you are concerned about Israel's survival, you should worry less about Iran and more about neutralizing the extreme Left that tries to destroy Israel by making a new Arab state in Judea and Samaria.
13. #10 Don't worry, it's also over the head of "Great Satan"
14. Israel should act.
Zvi ,   LA USA   (08.05.12)
15. #10 It's also over the head of the "Great Satan"
You'd be pretty naive to think it wasn't, or haven't you heard about the sleeper agents that sneaked across the open US/Mexican border with their work equipment in tow?
16. Nostalgia
peter ,   tel aviv   (08.05.12)
Bibi sees himself like back in the gulf war in front of CNN cameras with the whine of the sirens in the background. A true fighter. And even to be so generous as to say he will take responsibility. Yishay and Bibi and Steinitz said the same after the Carmel fire. But when you are losing every day in the opinion polls you have to do something dramatic to reestablish yourself. Let the people forget about the socio economic situation and hail the fearless leader.
17. Sanctions
Matt   (08.05.12)
The sanction that are being introduced now and are weakened were proposed by Israel back in late 2009 early 2010. Reason for to weaken the Iranian economy to further delay the relaunch of the Iranian nuclear program after a successful strike. Plus Israel runs its own economic warfare against Iran. That is the purpose sanctions serve.
18. #6 mohamed
solomon ,   bklyn   (08.05.12)
Israel restrained itself for quite a while before Cast Lead. You remember Cast Lead, don’t you? It required planning in order to be executed as well as it was. Israel is flexible. Your mind seems not to be as flexible. I’ll bank on Israel.
19. Very progressive
George ,   Miami   (08.05.12)
And is an atom bomb over Israel's head not a problem for the world?
20. #12, EXCELLENT post
Jake   (08.05.12)
21. I would like the US to do israel's dirty work.
israeli doesn't have the capacity without the backing of the US,
Marc ,   Western MASS   (08.05.12)
You have the target co-ordinates. Just two tiny NUKES (one at front door..another at rear door) will contaminate the Iranians sites for 100 years. It is not necessary for BUNKER-BUSTERS and bombing runs..too much chance to get shot down.....just small NUKES,with HAPPY FACES painted thereon.
23. #19 George, Miami
Brief and to the point...NO!
24. idiot
Kevin ,   Norway   (08.06.12)
Anna, If US and Isreal attacks Iran, will thousands of innocent civilians be killed you idiot.
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