So when does Iran get hit?

So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:58 pm


Clinton warns of Iranian threat to Europe, Russia

The Tehran government is intent on interfering in the Middle East, she told reporters aboard her flight to Brussels from the region.

"There is a great deal of concern about Iran from the entire region," she said. "I heard it over and over and over again in Sharm el Sheikh, in Israel, in Ramallah.

"It is clear Iran intends to interfere in the internal affairs of all these people and try to continue their efforts to fund terrorism -- whether it is Hezbollah or Hamas or other proxies."

Clinton repeated President Barack Obama's desire to talk directly with the Iranians, but added that "we want to make sure it's constructive."


So much for that diplomacy thingy they kept talking about during the election. :P I guess a dose of reality has set in?

So the question is at least in my mind is when do the Stealth bombers and tomahawks fly? Will Obama have the gonads to do it if the time comes? Maybe let Israel take a jab? You know if he doesn't they will anyway. Obviously if Iran continues down this path it's going to be a major issue as if it isn't already. So what's President to do that has campaigned on the promise of diplomacy over war when presented with a situation like this. Will he falter? Will he stand up and take the heat?

Time will tell but the but I hear a faint beat of war new drums , can you hear them?
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:25 pm

I'm pretty sure we have told the Israelis to stay out of it, if anyone is going to pop the Iranians, it will have to be us. The problems associated with the Kosher thing would be catastrophic. IIRC the earth penatrators they received from us are not suitable for the Iranian's hardened targets, they are just too deep.

They still have time, a year or two I guess. I'm sure the plans for an attack are done and just updated daily. We need to get the Russians and Chinese to roll on them, if they stand by Iminamoodforjihad, it will be a tough call. I don't think the O man will go up against them.
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:04 pm

coaledsweat wrote: We need to get the Russians and Chinese to roll on them, if they stand by Iminamoodforjihad, it will be a tough call.

Notice their UN votes, never will they go along with us.
coaledsweat wrote: I don't think the O man will go up against them.

I couldn't agree more, no balls at all. Hell Hillary got bigger ones.
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:18 pm

Death and destruction worked so well in Iraq, now we should do it to Iran? Iran is largely a modern society like us, governed by a few nut cases just like we were for the last eight years. We are being told to fear and hate them, but can we trust the war profiteers now, any more than we should have trusted them when they dragged us into Viet Nam and into Iraq?
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:44 pm

Richard S. wrote:So what's President to do that has campaigned on the promise of diplomacy over war when presented with a situation like this.


It's all part of diplomacy Richard...... Carrot & stick..... President Obama is smart enough to know how to use them both.
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: spc On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:57 pm

But Iran doesn't "pose a serious threat to us".



(BO) "You know, Iran, they spend 1/100th of what we spend on the military."

Hey Mr. Pres take a guess what al-Qaeda spends, less than 0.5% of Iran.
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:43 am

coaledsweat wrote:I'm pretty sure we have told the Israelis to stay out of it, if anyone is going to pop the Iranians


They are certainly on a short lease but you can bet they aren't going to sit idly by forever no matter what the U.S. says.



Devil505 wrote:It's all part of diplomacy Richard...... Carrot & stick..... President Obama is smart enough to know how to use them both.


And what part of saying they support terrorists falls in to this carrot thing? She certainly hasn't called them the axis of evil but the rhetoric is the same. The point is this. reality has just set in and I think they are finding dealing with Iran is an impossible task.
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:00 am

Lets see Iraq was shock and awe, now what do you think Iran will be, maybe dust in your butt. I think this is being played all wrong. I would of made friends with Iran helped them build the nukes and Russia would of blown them up, oh dang that kinda makes sense so scratch that one. Like I always say why do it your self when another country can do it just as good. Who ever Russia and China likes we should like twice as much, we shouldn't be the only ones having all the fun of blowing countries apart.
We sure have come a long way from our ape ancestors now haven't we.
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: Paulie On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:40 am

They will be hit very soon as they do not WANT to be friends with any one, they want to be the boogie man. The Jews
will hit them and hit them hard. We will probably offer "quiet" logistic support. The Jews will take the heat, but guess
what, they take heat every day and don't care.
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:09 am

Richard S. wrote: Devil505 wrote:It's all part of diplomacy Richard...... Carrot & stick..... President Obama is smart enough to know how to use them both.



And what part of saying they support terrorists falls in to this carrot thing? She certainly hasn't called them the axis of evil but the rhetoric is the same. The point is this. reality has just set in and I think they are finding dealing with Iran is an impossible task


That's the "Stick" part. Intelligent diplomacy includes BOTH....... "Carrots" (enticement/sweet talk) AND "Sticks" (threats). Good Cop/Bad Cop..........One mode tells them the benefits of being our friend, the other threatens sanctions. You need both to work effectively. (the last administration only knew how to use the stick, so there was never an incentive presented to see it our way)
I think "Reality" has always been understood in that Obama knew he was not talking with a Cub Scout Troop when dealing with Iran. (Diplomacy kept us from having to fight a nuclear war with the Soviets, a regime who threatened to "Bury" us)
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:17 pm

So what happens Devil when some one doesn't want to be friends no matter how many carrots you offer them?
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: BugsyR On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:20 pm

Devil505 wrote: (Diplomacy kept us from having to fight a nuclear war with the Soviets, a regime who threatened to "Bury" us)


Diplomacy...that's funny.

When does Iran get hit??? They shouldn't...not until they hit us (the U.S.) first...hard. Sacrifice a few or many of our own first...then hit them.

Evil thought but that is my belief.
(I'm sure after a few more Lionsheads and Yuenglings my mind will change though...LOL)
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:39 pm

BugsyR wrote:They shouldn't...not until they hit us (the U.S.) first.


I agree.

(Where you been Mike?) :cheers:
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:17 pm

So let's say the Iranians really just want their own nuclear power industry. They have just as much right to that as we do. Let's say they really want nuclear weapons. What on earth can they do with them, without being annihilated as soon as they use them?

What remains to worry about is that the nut-cases get control of the weapons. Think back to when Nixon was under tremendous impeachment pressure -- you don't think lots of us were worried he would go bonkers and blow up the world? Or Reagan in his later senile term when Nancy was consulting with psychics on what to do? Or putting the Pandora's Box suitcase of codes in the hands of Sarah Palin, whose religion made it a duty to bring on the End Times? Nukes in Iran are no worse than anywhere else.
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Re: So when does Iran get hit?

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:45 pm

When does Iran get hit??? They shouldn't...not until they hit us (the U.S.) first...hard. Sacrifice a few or many of our own first...then hit them.


Two words: Bush Doctrine

But I don't think Iran hits us and admits it. It would be a terrorist attack and deny, deny, deny by Iran. I say, let Israel take care of those bastards as soon as the US is clear of Iraq. Lets sit back and watch for once. And let the world decide how to handle it.
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