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Iranian commander: War with Israel will eventually happen
Dudi Cohen, AFP
Published: 22.09.12, 14:07
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1. Obama. Do you hear how they mock you
Adi ,   Switzerland   (09.22.12)
Obama. Do you hear how they mock you
2. Iran is using Israel as a smokescreen..
Ivan ,   South Africa   (09.22.12)
Once Iran has the atomic bomb,the rest of the Arab world will be targeted as well..
3. It will take a lot more than Iran's got to destroy Israel
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (09.22.12)
4. Despite its' imperfections and flaws . . .
nibor ,   israel   (09.22.12)
Israel is not a cancer; it may be the only nation that will make redemption of the world possible. And not because of the Messiah or God's promise, but because of our innocence and good will; yes, even in the midst of our strength and corruption. No other nation in the world is as well meaning or all believing . . . in man's possibility to "repair the world".
5. Third world bravado from a poor developing Islamic state
Avi   (09.22.12)
With oil making up (before the crippling sanctions) 70% of Iran's non-existent exports, its poor and hungry population, and failed economy, you'd think Iranian officials would be more busy caring for their people than following their extremist religious doctrine by going against a small state 2,000 kilometers away it has nothing to do with. But no. They have their priorities straight, while millions of Iranians going into poverty every year, and the Iranian coin dropping like a stone while prices of basic goods skyrocket. They prefer to invest in their military and proxies for the sake of some religious war. It's amusing he says Israel seeks war, when it's Iran that threatens Israel daily, arms proxies all around it, and was the one to declare it its enemy. Before the Islamic takeover Israel and Iran were close economic partners. Israelis developed Iran and sold it goods, and even built Iran's current air force HQ, and Iran sold Israel oil. Then with the mullas in control they decided to declare that small country on the other side of the region its enemy. Who wants war with whom?
6. Mullahs declared a state of war as soon as they hijacked the
revolution Islamists are not to be trusted anywhere
7. Obama
Harold ,   USA   (09.22.12)
President Obama will never listen to you and your followers. Obama is anti war and not a war wonger.
8. Iran War Talk
Richard ,   England UK   (09.22.12)
If Israel dares "Embark on such a crazy move, it will speed up its annihilation," says Brigadier General Abdul-Rahim Moussavi, deputy commander of the Iranian Army. "speed up" suggests that they are planning Israel's destruction anyway! Why give them any more time to prepare? Hit them sooner rather than later if they are already planning to attack.
9. #8 - You are a little late ...
spyguy ,   seattle usa   (09.22.12)
Iran has been planning for a US attack since 1979 and after the Saddam invasion (fully funded by the US), Iran decided to develop their own arms industry so they would be more capable of defeating a US attack. Most of the people that post here have zero idea just how powerful Iran has become, unlike the US military which knows that Iran is very powerful and not to be dismissed. Sure Iran uses lots of boastful language, BUT the hard reality is there is real power behind those boasts. Attack Iran at your own peril because you will probably discover too late, that you have open a real big can of hurt.
10.  Harrold badly confused
ky   (09.22.12)
You seem to be a bit wide of the mark. The article quotes a speech made by an Iranian general that threatens Israel's existence. By what means do you draw such conclusions from the context of this article, which does not even mention Obama ?
11. i agree #8..why wait?
JL   (09.22.12)
12. Beilin, Sarid, and Pundak will call Jarafi a man of peace.
Dan Kelso   (09.22.12)
Beilin, Sarid, Peres, Pundak and Alon Liel will try to sign an Oslo accord with Jafari and call him a man of peace like Arafat.
13. War
Ronald ,   Uk London   (09.22.12)
If there is a change of Government , it may never happen, with this oppresive regime war will happen , I am waiting to see what will happen in Syria, and how they will take it, because they could be next.
14. Harold # 7
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (09.22.12)
Obama is not much of anything.
15. US/Israel. All Over Within a Few Days
Noah Lev ,   LosAngelesUSA   (09.22.12)
A retired US general, T.Friedman and a prince (Saudi Arabia, all had views on an Iranian/Isaei war and a strike by Israel. The general was much more pro an Israeli strike. The Saudi said that would engulf theentire region. Lets be honest, assuming they duke it out..which country would benefit by joining in to save Iran? Hez/Hamas will launch its missiles, perhaps try to breach the border (Hez has 25,000 men to slice the Galilee. Israel claims it will make a wasteland out of the Strip and So.Lebanon and END the agression within a few days. Thatl leaves Iran with its missiles ( a few hundred) aimed at Israel. It is over 1,000 miles away, so a land invasion by both seem far fetched. W/O nukes, Iran's Rev Guards are a sitting duck, waiting to be hit by Israeli Jerichos..and perhaps Dolp[hin cruises. Massive Iranian formations can be destroyed by lithium/cobalt, whcih Israel possesses. Iran will use chemical/biological warheads on some..but Israel has deterrents. Taking out the nuke sites will be a priority for Israel....obviously.But hitting the Rev Guards is a must. Iran has over 5m soldiers, including home guards..but Israel can muster 1m reservists..and its vast arsenal of very lethal weapons. Iran will get some punches will its surrogates. But an all out Israeli offensive, will revert Iran back to the stone age. I doubt any other Muslim country will aid Iran...seeing the results. Besides what will Iran gain by all of this as one friend asked me? If the US aids Israel, the war will be over with within a few days,maybe hours.
16. Is Iran's General Crazy or What?
Noah Lev ,   LosAngelesUSA   (09.22.12)
A retired US general submitted a report to Congress a few years ago: 30 and 15m Iranian/Syrian casualties in 6wks...500,000 Israeli casualties. Iran took note of this report but seems indifferent. Lots of inflammatory rhetoric from the power structures in Iran. My question: what will they gain by slugging it out with Israel? See Wikipedia for latest Israeli weapons...everything from 1megaton bombs to suitcase. Lithium/cobalt to destroy troop formations. Several platforms...F series jets, Dolphin subs, Phantom 2000,. artillery shells, laser, Jerichos ( 10,000 mile range). Iran currently has hundreds of missiles, loaded with chem/biol warheads..Rev Guardss, tanks, missile boats, planes and bombers.. and a large fleet. My guess, Israel will use some of its most lethal weapons and hit Iran from afar. The war, over with in a few days. The results:Iran disappears.
17. how about israel just end the war by nuking iran
Jonathan ,   USA   (09.22.12)
18. Such brave Iranian Soldiers the cowards are afraid
Vicky ,   Ashkelon Israel   (09.22.12)
that we might recognise them. They are too afraid to show their faces.
19. # 14
Birdi ,   Israel   (09.22.12)
Good one, Eagle. Spot on!
20. Why is Obama silent?
Ro ,   NYC   (09.22.12)
Should he tell if someone else gets involved in the military conflict between Israel and Iran then US will attack those countries to let Israel and Iran to fight one on one? Then Iran will start think realistically and stop dreaming about the help of it'a allies.
21. Prophetic
amos33 ,   USA   (09.22.12)
All this proves the Bible is True for it is written: "For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle."Zechariah 14:2-3
22. Snicker
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.22.12)
"Teheran's crushing response." Oh, yeah. Right. Do you know what? Iran is absolutely clueless as to what Israel can bring to bear against them. Well, every fool has his day. Looks like Iran is up to bat. Do you suppose they realize that a couple of ULF waves launched from the Judean Hills can send them back to the Stone Age? Well, if they keep it up, they will find out. The hard way. Does anyone have any idea exactly what two or three -- or more -- 9.0 quakes will do to Iran? Please enlighten me. I'm curious. Real curious.
23. All he is saying is Iran will defend itself IF...
Persian CAT   (09.22.12)
Israeli leaders are foolish enough to attack Iran. He's not talking about attacking Israel. Israelis need to take him seriously or face the consequences. It's THAT simple.
24. #9
X'   (09.22.12)
Spyguy, you seem to forget that Israel also has "real power". If Iran is stupid enough to attack Israel directly or use it's surrogates in Syria or Hizbullah 2 things will happen. 1) Iran will find out what's flat black lifeless and glows in the dark for 10,000 years. 2) The IDF will not fight with both hands tied behind their backs and Syria and Hizbullah And Hamas will be permanently crushed unlike 2006. The Islamonazis in Tehran, Damascus and Beirut better start practicing kissing their collective behinds goodbye.
25. Delusional Persian Pussy #23
X'   (09.22.12)
Your ilk better start taking Israel seriously. The next war will be all out and Israel will use every means at its disposal to eliminate permanently any threat. About 100 of Israel's 500+ nuclear arsenal should make Iran a sterile, lifeless radioactive parking lot. Wake up and smell the coffee or face extinction.
26. An attempt to scare us to not attack before they get a BOMB
HIT EM NOW   (09.22.12)
after which they will just wipe us out without warning!!!!!!!!!!
27. To: No. 23
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.22.12)
Well, let's do the math. Israel has proven that it can knock out Iran's computer networks. Israel has proven that it can take out Iran's electrical power. Do you REALLY want to see what Israel can do with ultra low frequency wvaves? You know (well, you probably don't) -- the seismic ones? The ones that can make REALLY bad earthquakes happen in seismically-challenged Iran. And that's just the tip of the iceberg, chica. Don't test our mettle. Or our resolve. It's THAT simple, simpleton.
28. To: No. 9
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.22.12)
Nothing spells "hurt" like a 9.4 or 9.5 earthquake. Or two or three of them. Easy to do if you have the capacity to deliver ULF waves and the perfect place from which to launch them. Israel has both. Just sayin'.
29. People, please pay attention to
Rica ,   Florida/Israel   (09.22.12)
The most important statement of this article...." If Israel dares Embark on such a crazy move, it will speed up its annihilation," he stated." These nuts are just buying time and Bibi knows it. It's only Obama who is deaf and blind. Friends, time is crucial and Israel must act Now. If my People will truly repent from their sins , now this yom Kippur, fast ,mourn, pray and cry from their heart to GOD for forgiveness, Iran will not have to meet Israel Army, They will meet the Almighty God of Israel and His glorious Army.
30. I think if Iranians will knock off Ayatollahs ...
leo ,   usa   (09.22.12)
... Jafari will be wrong and most likely dead too.
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