U.S. concerned Israel could strike Iran
File photo of an Israeli F-15 fighter jet
November 4th, 2011
04:00 PM ET

U.S. concerned Israel could strike Iran

By Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr

The United States has become increasingly concerned Israel could be preparing to strike Iran's nuclear program, a senior U.S. military official told CNN on Friday.

The U.S. military and intelligence community in recent weeks have stepped up "watchfulness" of both Iran and Israel, according to the senior U.S. military official and a second military official familiar with the U.S. actions.  Asked if the Pentagon was concerned about an attack, the senior military official replied "absolutely." Both officials declined to be identified because of the extreme sensitivity of the matter.

Both the U.S. Central Command, which watches developments in Iran, and the U.S. European Command, which watches developments in Israel, are "increasingly vigilant" in watching potential military movement in both countries.  U.S. satellites are a crucial method of gathering intelligence in both arenas, though the official did not specify that was the method being used.

Separately, another senior U.S. military official is now calling Iran the largest threat to the United States in the Middle East.  Concerns about the threat to American interests from Iran has grown for several reasons, according to military officials.  In addition to the country's nuclear ambitions, recent allegations have come to light about an Iranian assassination plot in Washington, Iranian shipment of weapons into Iraq, and continued Iranian support for the militant group Hezbollah.

The concerns over a possible Israeli strike come as the International Atomic Energy Agency is set to release a report next week detailing Iran's progress on its nuclear weapons development program.  A number of Israeli newspapers in recent days have speculated that the Israeli government could respond with attacks.

The military official told CNN that the United States is watching any Israeli military movements closely as well as those inside Iran.  In the past, the U.S. officials felt they had assurances from Israel that it would give warning to the United States of any attack.

"Now that doesn't seem so ironclad," the official said.

The American assessment is that an Israeli strike could likely include both manned aircraft and use of Israeli Jericho ballistic missiles. Manned aircraft are particularly risky because Israeli pilots would have to cross into third-country airspace, and likely engage in mid-air refueling that could be detected by radars in the region.  In addition, Iranian air defenses are "top notch," according to the official, and pose a threat to both manned aircraft and missiles.  Drones do not have the range to attack Iranian targets and do not carry enough firepower to destroy Iran's underground weapons facilities.

The official underscored long-standing U.S. military concerns about the risk of hostilities to American troops in the region, both those still in Iraq and U.S. naval forces and ground forces throughout the Persian Gulf.  The official also strongly emphasized the United States has no current intention of striking Iran.

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  2. Makumbiro

    Who can wipe out a blessed nation like Israel?a nation that God the creator of heaven and earth has blessed for ever.What is the 2500 years history of Iran as compared to that of Israel.If there is any nation that makes history it is Israel because through Jews , God manifested in the fresh for the salvation of Man kind.Gentiles today have been connected to God because of Jesus Christ who was born in Israel and through the Jewish race.May God bless Israel Forever in Jesus name

    August 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  3. Moester

    I'm a pretty serious gentile zionist. I'm 100% on the side of Israel to the end. But, diplomacy has not failed yet. Iran can PROVE to the Israel government that they have no desire or capability to harm them. No disgrace to Iran. No loss of pride. Do it behind the scenes in secret. Whatever it takes. There are a ton of really smart, Jewish and Gentile, minds in Israel and The US. Great Britain too. Give Iran some non military technology or something. If things get ugly, We must know every diplomatic approach was attempted. I'm just a blue collar, cannabis partaker. You smart ones figure something out here man. A lot of beautiful Persian women out there.

    February 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  4. rs1201

    Unfortunately, Israel has a big fat enemy in the White House who will be thrown out of office in Nov 2012...but until then, Obama sides with the muslim brotherhood who just had a rally in the biggest mosque in Cairo, Egypt and they were busy yelling "one day, we will kill all Jews"...not a word of this on CNN or anywhere else except the NY Daily News. Israel is on her own with the Iran dilemma...obama would be happy to see Israel obliterated by Iran...but his democrat buddies are busy telling him that he has to feign sensitivity to the problems that Iran presents Israel with...he's not fooling anyone...the American Jewish Community is very well aware of who our enemies are...and obama is Israel's biggest enemy!!!

    November 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Reply
    • LOLqaeda

      brainwashed much buddy? your comments are wacko.

      November 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Reply
    • EUGENE

      Would it be too much for you sons of gog and magog to go back home to Russia and let the real Jews who lived for thousands of years in peace with the people of Palestine, just be. America will be destroyed by these criminal and imposters, who have no claim to Israel. The founders of the Zionist nation of Gog and Magog, need to go back to abkhanizi. "I'm really wondering if the holocaust was really true" read revelations people!

      December 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Reply
    • Judy

      Right on!!!!

      December 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Reply
    • Jaws7

      The US and Israel are probably in the top three that sell the most weapons throughout
      the world. While Arabs may say down with Israel it is out of frustration whereas
      Israel with the help of the US just kills to advance their economies. I do not know
      what is wrong with the US. Take Mexico for example, the government agencies of
      the US smuggle deadly weapons into Mexico to be used by criminal gangs. Israel
      I use to think was a country to be admired but it is nothing but a warmongering
      nation. WAR is WRONG but some how I seem to wish it would attack Iran so it
      can get its ass kicked in just like Hezbollah kicked their ass in 2006.

      December 9, 2011 at 2:42 am | Reply
    • Moester

      Not accurate dude. The President made it abundantly clear on the pre super interview on NBC that We are not going to abandon Israel. Hahahaha. You're a silly bassid man. Google that

      February 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Reply
  5. Fug Xu

    I really hate all this pretense. Let's just get this over with already...that entire region of the world has been a bane to the human race since the clash of two cultures from the ancient world. We are going to go to war with Iran because of Israel. Iran will use the nuke on Israel if they develope it, then they will use it here in the U.S. The only way to be sure they do not is to literally remove all life from that country...no, the entire region. Yes, eliminate every single living organism from that part of the world...but we all know that will never happen.

    Since we won't just wipe out life there, every can just sit back and enjoy the downfall of the human race. We as a species are still too driven by primal brain function to be rational. We let our survival instincts kick into overdrive and that gives birth to extreme greed and cruelty. So unless someone just hits the reset button on the human race, we can all just sit back and enjoy the crumbling world that is dominated by the most idiotic form of life on it. I've got my popcorn, do you? In short, we are going to destroy ourselves because we want one more banana than the next guy.

    Nature is cruel, she made the human race a few cards short of a full deck, lol.

    November 27, 2011 at 9:57 am | Reply
  6. Concerned (Sephardic Jew) Citizen

    To all those Christians here in the USA, who support Israel. Jesus would be ashamed of you!. You want war. Turn the other cheek!

    You read the Bible literally which is incorrect. You don't have the intelligence to understand the Bible. If you support this war you will go straight to Hell.
    Fundamentals of Jesus

    1. Love Thy Neighbour
    2. Turn the other Cheek.

    99% of world problems solved.

    And I am a Jew, and I understand Christianity better than these Ultra Christian loonatics wanting War and supporting Zionists

    November 16, 2011 at 5:07 am | Reply
    • CTexas

      Nobody wants war except Iran. Hence their nuclear program.

      November 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Reply
      • alireza

        You maked a mistake , i correct your sentence ,
        " anybody wants war , except iran " we are a free country , we have government , we have our economic , we have our culture , we have our relation like to other countries , we recpect whole people on the world but unhapply USA and Israel don't want to understand, if they don't recpect me we will don't respect him . FINISH

        November 19, 2011 at 9:10 am |
      • jg

        Right. There's no gays in Iran, either.

        November 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
      • SNAKE

        it's israel that wants war, but they want the U.S. to fight that war with IRAN. israel has been pushing this war on the u.s. for many years now. this farce called THE WAR ON TERROR is about america destroying the enemies of israel. the world trade centers would never have been atacked if our government wasn't totally commited to israel no matter what attrosities israel commits. the american people should protest this one sided relationship with our so called ally and rid ourselves of a dangerous parasite that only knows how to destroy it's enemies along with it's host.

        November 24, 2011 at 9:00 am |
      • Ali

        Its not frai if you call your enemy for fight with hands but you have sword..Its cowardliness ...Iran must have Atomic power bcz Israel have it..To balance regional power its need of time just like Pakistan against India....Now India not dare to show eyes and peace process may go smooth...

        December 2, 2011 at 12:56 am |
    • modvoice

      We don't like War, but the Iranian psychos can't be allowed to develope nuclear weapons considering that support pushing the "zionist" into the sea. NEVER AGAIN!!!!

      November 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • SNAKE

      i'm christian, all my friends and relatives are christian. but were all have one thing in common. we all have nothing but contempt for the renegade terrorist called israel. i wish iran would wipe that satanic land from he earth. the real jews should leave israel and let the ashkenazi/zionists have it. when israel grabs all of jerusalem and declares it the new capital of israel, that will be the star of ww3. anyone with any good sense wouldn't want to be there.

      November 24, 2011 at 9:07 am | Reply
      • Jeff Pillay

        Is it the same snake that mislead adam n eve. A christians view is that Isreal is God protected nation. There will be snakes around who profess to be follows of Christ but have an hidden agenda.

        As a christian I do not encourage Isreal going to war with its neighbours after all both the Moslems, Jews and Christian and children of Abahram. People like you try to encourage friction between the children of Abahram.

        December 1, 2011 at 8:11 am |
      • Makumbiro

        woe unto you that hate Israel,that call a chosen people Satan.I do not rest for the sake of my people Israel,thus saith the Lord of all hosts.surely Israel is hated by all its neighbors they threaten to wipe it at all costs from the face of the earth.But i can assure you all that revile Israel that God of Israel has not forgoten his people.He will save them from the hands of the adversary.God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob will will save Israel and destroy Iran.This is a timely warning for Iran.

        August 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • rs1201

      You're NOT a JEW...you may wish you were one but you're NOT! stop impersonating Jews and be yourself ....an arab!!!

      November 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Reply
      • Crocodile Dundee

        There the Jews go again. Just ridicule their opponents. How do you know they are not a Jew? The Jews are turning on their own. I smell a Jewish civil war! Reminds me of Rome 2000 years ago. The Zealots will lose their country again!

        Must be a defective Gene.

        November 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  7. alireza

    we are waiting to USA and Israel army , we can see that days they fall down and they want from me to don't kill him .
    here is another vietnam for any person who like to come to iran to starting another war . we are ready to turn on telabib's nights with our rockets ( without nuclear bombs ) , USA and Israel is smaller than this who want to attack to iran , here isn't iraq , here isn't afganistan and here isn'n like to another place in the world , here is iran with 2500 years history and culture , if you forget this , i suggest to you to study history again.

    November 16, 2011 at 1:33 am | Reply
    • Concerned (Sephardic Jew) Citizen

      Don't worry Alireza. I have enough respect for Iranian architecture and antiquities to try and stop this, not to mention the thousand of men women and children who will be maimed and killed by this action.

      I remember seeing the arms and legs blown off a child in Iraq, and it made me sick. The looting of the Museums, the beautiful buildings destroyed. Just because the USA and Israel did not like Sadam Hussein!. What has been replace, oil fields owned by OS interests. The Iraqi oil used to belong to the people. Iraq was a clean wealthy place. I visited it. Fantastic boulevardes, canals the Tigris, Cafes, Art, Museum. Now it is rubble and waste.

      Shame on the USA and Israel. I am ashamed I am a Saphardic Jew who can't stop the Ashlenazi Jews (Zionists and European Jews with European blood. Yes they are Russian converts, not true DNA Jews from Cannan (Israel)

      November 16, 2011 at 5:01 am | Reply
    • Ali

      Ali raza A agree..I am Pakistani....we are facing current problems just bcz we r not unite...So your only and only power is unity and belive in your country...no one will dare to attck you ..because its history of USA and ISrael they always attack weak people ...like Saddam and Qaddafi...So keep smile and be ready

      December 2, 2011 at 1:08 am | Reply
  8. yousef

    i'm sure , that USA and Israel is so smaller than this , if they attack to iran we will remove israel from middle east and from map of the world , this is prospective of iranian people , not just me

    November 16, 2011 at 1:16 am | Reply
    • Chicagorich

      No sane person wants war. What makes people and nations nervous, and might cause them to act, is when a countries leadership essentially states that another country needs to be wiped off of the map at the same time they are developing nuclear weapons. You can debate the merits of whether Iran is developing nuclear weapons, or whether other countries already have them all you like, but countries will likely act upon what they believe to be the case. No one wants to be threatened with death, and many would act on what they perceive to be self defence if they feel threatened, and right now, people are feeling threatened.

      November 29, 2011 at 7:44 am | Reply
    • Ali

      First you need to make Atmoic bomb then you can wipe out Israel..But I think u r near to this ..so keep working ..

      December 2, 2011 at 1:13 am | Reply
  9. Thomas Klimchuk

    Easy for the US to say Their not the ones who are going to be tageted iran has made no bones about what they intend to do whither its a bluff or not Why would the Israeli gov take that chance?America wouldnt

    November 15, 2011 at 4:14 am | Reply
  10. xtreme

    Oh man! I have a weird feeling that USA will be going to another war and will drain our money! Believe it or not, Israel will get support from USA as they always do and these jews don't even like us christians (Have a visit in israel). I think i should stop paying taxes. This is too much!

    November 14, 2011 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • Concerned (Sephardic Jew) Citizen

      You are correct. Christian Priests in Jerusalem are spat on by Jewish radicals. And the USA sends money to Israel!

      November 15, 2011 at 5:36 am | Reply
  11. xtreme

    I don't get it...so Only usa and israel can have nuclear weapons and no one else?

    November 14, 2011 at 11:25 am | Reply
  12. Buddy

    CONCERNED CITIZEN.... U OFF YOUR MEDICINE???? THEN AND NOW ARE DIFFERENT STORIES. U AND US ALLLLLLLL KNOW WE DONT STAY OUT OF SH*T. IF WE KNOW THAT WE WANT TO TAKE OUT SYRIA, IRAN, ECT, THEY DO TO. AND GUESS WHAT, MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT HOW WEAK WE ARE LOOKING, GUESS WHO ELSE IS WATHCHING TO . THATS WHY I SAY STRIKE FIRST ASK QUESTIONS LAST, BEFORE THEY DO. F*CK ISREAL TO.

    November 14, 2011 at 5:15 am | Reply
    • Concerned (Sephardic Jew) Citizen

      If we started another war, we would lose, and China would use all there excess males from the One Child policy to keep our women "Comforted" at night. The silly women would probaly roll over for a new handbag anyway.

      November 15, 2011 at 5:39 am | Reply
      • 7o3y

        First off if we go to war with china the WORLD loses because we will not go out without a hell bent fight...secondly you think as though china has 100 aircraft carriers to get all the males to invade here....end game scenario is we go to war against china/russia and you can kiss the earth goodbye due to the 200 yr nuclear winter and thats putting the yrs at a very low number.I just htink someone has the hots for chinese men ;)

        November 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  13. Chakdaddy

    Israel crossed the line many times by killing many innocent people in Palestine, Lebanon, egypt even in the US, they keep spying on us, use our money and technology and our gov still support them, what are they feeding our politicians.
    99 % of American want that to change, call your representative and ask them to stop our blind support to Israel, Netanyahu has blood over him and Obama , Sarkosy and other world leader admit to it, what are they waiting for...
    God Bless America and save our country from those hurting us.

    November 14, 2011 at 12:18 am | Reply
  14. Concerned Citizen

    Just think, if Abraham just showed a little love towards Ishmael, instead of casting him aside in favour of Izak, then we would not be having this sibling rivalry 2500 years later.

    Abraham was obviously not in control of hius faculties. The conclusion is both his children have a defective gene. This must be culled.

    The Han Chinese, don't have this trait, and it would be wise and prudent if they started a full war, wiped out the Caucasians (Except Christian Celts) and enslaved the Africans. A Sino Mein Kampf makes sense in a world of peace and prosperity.

    November 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  15. STUDSO

    i LOVE THE COMMENTS HERE!!! tHE iSRAELIS WANT TO ATTACK A SOVEREIGN NATION FOR BUILDING NUCLEAR FACILITIES WHILE INSPECTED BY THE iaea Israel wont be inspected or even admit they have them!! T he two most aggressive nations on the planet who attack nations unilaterally without recourse from the UN or any other countries say that IRAN!!! is dangerous. Now thats spin!!!!!!!!!! If Israel attacks Iran Muslims worldwide should attack every Jewish organisation and ANY!!!! Jewish PEOPLE ANYWHERE!!!

    November 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  16. Skorpio

    Do not trust a Muslim!! The Iranian atomic bombs are waiting to be used, no doubt about it, it is a matter of time and the proper circumstances. Let's imagine what would have happened if Major Hasan -Ft Hood killings perpetrator- would have had an atomic bomb.

    November 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  17. Nickell

    Don't expect us to help you Israel, we've done enough for you already.

    November 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  18. Roie

    The Iranians don't really mean what they say when they say they hate the US and will destroy Israel and the US. The 9/11 attacks were just aviation accidents caused accidentally by innocent Muslim pilots. The biased Jewish media here are showing videos of US flags catching fire by themselves (it gets really hot in the middle east in the summer) and blaming Muslims which are the most peaceful people in the world. Muhammad was just joking when he commanded Muslims to kill all non-Muslims (he was a known comedian). The US should denounce Israel and start promoting the Muslim countries while enacting Sharia law here at here and all will be beautiful. Look at Europe – doesn't it warm your hearts to see large portions of cities being blocked a few times daily for the Muslim prayers? While the Muslims are good citizens and promote are industries (weapons, bombs, drugs, etc.) those damn Jews are busy destroying us from within by raising the level of science, health, and education. Why should we support a democracy like Israel which holds 99% the same ideology as the US when we can instead promote the Iranians who promote saving us from painful self destruction by destroying us?

    November 13, 2011 at 11:32 am | Reply
    • Big John

      Hello people, Israel has a right to defend itself!!! Everyone wants to talk trash about them and its not them its these countries that want to over throw Israel! Israel needs to do a cleansing of the people around them and make and example, punish those Palestinians!!! Same thing for the U.S we need to send all the Nigers back to South Africa, they cause crime and too many problems here!!! They think we owe them something, they want to talk trash about the whites, its ok for them to say something about us but if we say something about them , its racist!!

      November 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
      • JonathanPollardTheSpy

        israel is an illegal state and has no rights – plus, keep your dirty lies to your nasty selves. Go fight your own wars, kill people on your own and on your dime, just keep America out of it. Your enemies are not America's enemies. Plus, you nasty evil people are behind 9-11.

        And why, please tell me, are there no idf soldiers fighting with NATO in Afghanistan or on any other battlefield????

        November 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
      • 7o3y

        im pretty sure your comment can justifiably be mistaken as racist...go find some land out in the middle of montana and get a rv and live there forever...OH and turn of your internet because you my friend have a 10-20 for an IQ

        November 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • JonathanPollardTheSpy

      The dirty evil zionists control wall street, the fed reserve, the white house, our foreign policy, the media, the supreme court, our congress, your local banks, and the dollar.

      Ask yourself if you like being a worthless piece of cattle/goyim to be used and abused by these murderous nasty disgusting zionists.

      israel is not our friends – the zionist israeli are our enemies!

      Vote Ron Paul for president – he knows what to do with these nasty evil devil worshiping people. Kick them to the curb!

      November 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Reply
      • Concerned Citizen

        Don't muddy Ron Pauls name, associating him with Nazis. You obviously are an AshkeNazi Jew posing as a redneck.

        November 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
      • 7o3y

        To everyone else...this is what a Tea Party person talks and acts.

        November 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • Colt

      You have to be the most retarded person on earth to believe that shit. Muslims or whatever and islam is the worst religion in the world so outdated and stupid as you are. Do us all a favor and get off the internet.

      November 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Reply
      • ZARDOZ

        Hey Colt,
        I agree with u 100%. Islam is one of the stupitest and most dangerous religions on this entire planet Stoning one to death....cutting off heads,hands and feet ,and mutilating young girls genital parts..all in the name of GOD ..
        Something wrong with that picture ..dude..he he.These idiot morans want world domination.
        I hope Israel sends all these mothers to their f–king"Paradise:to meet their 72 black eye virgins..ha ha ho ho
        How the hell do u get one billion people to believe that idiotic story.Dumb F__Ks
        oh I almost forgot ..Colt..they actually seen their beloved "MOHAHMAD"acsend to heaven.what a frigging joke.messenger of "SATAN" not GOD.
        GO ISRAEL GO destroy all those BASTARDS!!!

        November 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  19. jack

    Israel is God's chosen people I don't think God going to permit any country to destroy his people. Read the book of revelations as God wins the battle against all evil armies including Satan will chained and chased into Hell. God's is in control period.

    November 13, 2011 at 4:46 am | Reply
    • Buddy

      WHAT??? satan gets thrown in hell? man, this earth is hell!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i thought satan was the ruler of hell? either way, lets strike first , ask questions last.... like iraq.

      November 13, 2011 at 5:48 am | Reply
      • Concerned (Sephardic Jew) Citizen

        You are PSYCHOPATH and should be reported under the Patriot Act.

        November 15, 2011 at 5:41 am |
    • rishi

      isreal has a right to defend itself . but no right to premptively attack another country . Any country is smart enough to understand that using Nuclear weapons is NOT an option . Even North Korea , run by a crazy guy , has enough brains to realize there is nothing to gain from starting a nuclear war . They know once they embark on that path their end is certain . Dictators are greedy and its their greed that stops them from using nukes. Ironically Greed is what saves the world from annhilation today !.

      November 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Reply
  20. Shmuel

    this niave follishness, can G-d for bid. lead to a major disaster. Iran is the third largest Oil producer, why would the Iranians need nuclear energy? further, why is the USA not producing oil & gas and buying Arab muslim oil?

    November 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  21. Shmuel

    CNN and mainstream bias, the article should read, when will Israel strike or why has America not striked? Did anyone see Google pictures released today, of Irans many nuclear sites. This passiveness, led to WW2, 2500 American deaths.

    November 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  22. jon of ottawa

    i think its gonna play out a lil something like this first isreal is going to attack iran and iran in turn is going to declare all out war against isreal.while this is going on all the other contries in the region which cant stand isreal either and lets face it there are a few are going to sit by and lick their chops and wait til their opportunity to strike comes and it will. the thousands of palestinians sitting in lebanon and other surroundin nations are going to step up their efforts against isreal and by the time america figures out what they should do there are going to be so many nations involved in this that us is going to have to throw their arms in the air and shrug their shoulders towards isreal because the us will not be able to do without the oil that these contries which are now waring with isreal provide the us. it would be so much easier if the us just bought their oil from us canadians

    November 12, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  23. thomas

    USA HAD TO GO THE WAR AGAIN, BECAUSE OF PROTECT ISRAEAL (PEOPLE SAID ISRAEL BOSS USA)
    SORRY ALL FELOW CITIZENS USA CAN NOT SAY NO TO ISRAEAL!!!???
    USA HAD TO DO TO PLEASE ISRAEL BOSSTODAY

    November 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Reply
    • Shmuel

      It says in the old testament, those that bless Israel and the Jewish people are truly blessed from G-d and those that curse Israel, will be cursed by G-d. Unfortunately, sometimes war is neccessary.

      November 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  24. dr saad-calgary- alberta

    I ask all the good Arab and Muslims who live in USA and Canada to protect this land , to keep it safe from the idiots Iranians terrorists and spies , shiia thugs, sleeping cell for Syrians , Hezbollah and shiia we must open our eys and ears , report any suspicious activity to police, RCMP, FBI etc. we must help USA and Canada to guard and stand guard against any foreign invaders by ideology or harmful way , the enemy eyes never sleep so should we , who came here protected by USA and Canada and now it is our time to help USA and Canada. dont be afraid the evil thugs terrorists will tell you this is haram , god dont like this or that and trying to brainwash you and keep you away and on the side, this is bulshit they are criminal and have an evil motive to kill and destroy , we must get red of Syria and Iran we must take for lunch before they take us for dinner ....How can we do that, I ask you to watch and listen to their radios, TV stations, read their news papers, keep eyes on their pal talk, Facebook, prayer groups and husyniayat, school, secret gathering , functions, and the web sites watch and report keep your note books and inform the FBI at once.

    November 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Reply
    • J.PollardJooSpy

      I say let's just get it over with and have WW3. In the end there will be no more evil devil worshiping zionists and no more israel.

      Come on WW3 Baby!

      November 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • thomas

      USA HAD TO GO THE WAR AGAIN, BECAUSE OF PROTECT ISRAEAL (PEOPLE SAID ISRAEL BOSS USA)
      SORRY ALL FELOW CITIZENS USA CAN NOT SAY NO TO ISRAEAL!!!???
      USA HAD TO DO TO PLEASE ISRAEL BOSSTODAY

      November 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Reply
  25. C.U.F.I

    There's no such thing as good war, or bad peace.

    November 12, 2011 at 10:53 am | Reply
  26. RCDC

    We should use all available resources to see what Iran is up to. And defend the (USA) country if Iran attack us.

    November 12, 2011 at 4:13 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Iran is no threat to the USA! Anything they can build and try to deliver would result in Iran being vaporized!
      The problem is that Israel controls the US Congress. What Israel wants, Israel gets! This has to stop! Israel is NO "friend" of the US, it is in fact our biggest liability in the middle east! If Israel chooses to do something stupid (attacking Iran), go ahead! But don't rely on the USA to save you! As long as Obama is President, Israel is on its own! This is how it should be!

      November 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  27. Steve

    I think there's enough Arabs to take care of Israel if they go 'Rogue' – even IF the US thinks they can help, LOL

    November 12, 2011 at 2:34 am | Reply
    • RCDC

      I guess its a good idea to leave the problem to Israel while the Iranian where at home and sleeping.

      November 12, 2011 at 6:50 am | Reply
    • C.U.F.I

      That's what the Arabs believed in the 1967 war too.. fail

      November 12, 2011 at 10:46 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      If Israel chooses to go rouge, then they are on their own! I am confident that our President Obama will not interfere. After all, Israel has done nothing but insult our President and Vice President during this administration. Sure, Israel controls our Congress, but our President is still "Commander in Chief"!

      November 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  28. gerald

    The sad thing is our media and administration is so backwards,I read this and my first thought is..really? Im concerned that Isreal is being a bully? funny I dont feel concerned....being that Islam is so peacefull and all, I bet you wont see this story> Iran is threatening to mount an attack on Israel via the Syrian border. According to an Iranian news agency, 30,000 Syrian and Palestinian men have spent the past three months training to infiltrate Israel in order to carry out suicide missions.

    November 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  29. Lliam

    A total blockade of Iran until they are starving and then shoot ballistic missiles loaded with – pork.

    November 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • RCDC

      It could be a false alarm or lets just wait for them to attack.

      November 12, 2011 at 4:47 am | Reply
  30. RCDC

    Israel has the right to self defense. But the definition of self defense should be on the grounds when the enemy attack.

    November 11, 2011 at 8:20 am | Reply
    • Greedy Banker

      the dirty evil zionists in the illegal state of israel has no rights!

      I say, just do it, start WW3 and let's get it over with!

      In the end there will be no more israel and no more zionism – and any survuving zionists will be hunted down like the dogs they are and they will be given what they deserve.

      Come on WW3 Baby!

      Yippppppeeeeeeeee!!!!!

      No more evil devil worshiping zionists!!! No more israel!!!

      November 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Reply
      • Usa

        wow u racist f*ck seriously. Zionism is better than anything in the middle east so far. Not to mention Iran is a country hell bent on global islamization so Israel looks like a better option

        November 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
      • big o

        I say nuke those evil bstrds in IRAN!! what an evil empire! And for all of u jew haters...i'm on their side! I wana be where God rules not the antichrist of muslims!! Isreal will prevail..so let it be written....

        November 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
    • StanCalif

      Israel has been itching for the US to attack Iran for them! It's not going to happen, at least as long as Obama is our President! Both Obama and the French president this week proved that Israel in unreliable and untrustworthy! The problem Israel has is that their American supplied bombers don't have the range to get to Iran. They would need American tankers to refuel them en route. Maybe they have ballistic missiles (made in the USA) to launch an attack. Nobody knows. If they can send a flight of bombers and manage to re fuel them, the bunker buster bombs will all carry the tag "made in the USA".
      We, in the USA, should take the same position that we took in Libya. Let them "solve" their own problems and not risk one American life to such a conflict. Iran is NO threat to the US! Iran has every right to develop whatever weapons they want to defend themselves. But, if Iran chooses to use their bomb in aggression against anyone – be sure American ICBMs will be launched immediately! Stupid Israel doesn't understand this!

      November 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Reply
      • DannyP

        Everything you say is total bs , Israel can make round trips all day with their planes ....If your going to comment , go google some facts first junior

        November 12, 2011 at 11:00 am |
      • StanCalif

        Check your facts Danny!
        Israel can't attack Iran on it's own! If they even made such an attempt, Israel will be wiped off the face of the earth! This may not be such a bad thing! At least the US would be freed from their biggest enemy in the middle east!

        November 12, 2011 at 11:50 am |
    • StanCalif

      Iran also has the right to defend itself! Israel is about to go nuts. Whatever they decide to do they should do it on their own!
      Sure, Israel is supposed to be our biggest ally in the middle east. But they don't behave as an ally! Israel is in reality our biggest liability! Who needs "friends" like Israel? Oh, I forgot, Congress does!

      November 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • Grace Of The Witch

      ***********RCDC

      Israel has the right to self defense. But the definition of self defense should be on the grounds when the enemy attack.
      ---------------------------------------------------------
      Wait untill the enemy attacks ?????
      Hundreds, if not thousands of people dead.
      If you know the attack is coming, you attack FIRST – to prevent it.

      Freaking MORON !!!!!

      November 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  31. Buddy

    Might as well do it right! and strike for israel,then strike isreal and say it was from iran, let them take eachother out. sit and watch, then strike north korea and china. im ready to go back! lets get things done! might as well do it now. the way the world is going, mainly "usa" we are going downwards. wheres bush at? only good thing about the guy. he gets stuff done. obama is a joke. bush struck first and is dumb as sh*t, obama is smart, but doesnt do sh*t!!!

    November 11, 2011 at 7:19 am | Reply
  32. Addicted

    I don't understand why do US has a problem with other countries... Everytime the man concern will be that they are threat to US... Jesus there are other countries in world who don't care about anything.. China never says anything.. You know what US doens't want to see other countries getting strong and big. US Gov. had already lead their people in the mouth of disaster attacking Iraq, Afghanistan.. and i don't know how far will it go. They attack Iraq saying that Iraq is a Big Threat for U.S and after that they changed the subject saying Enduring Freedom.. fighiting for freedom ... they attacked Iraq for Oil and Afghanistan for Ophium and Minerals.... we know everything how these NATO feed their reserve bank .. spending 1 $ and taking 100 $ from here.... One day they have to pay.. they will get hit so bad and then they will realize what they have done themselves

    November 11, 2011 at 1:45 am | Reply
    • kundalini

      Totally agree with you. A genuine Super Power would not leave in fear and insecurity as US seems to be living. On the contrary, it should set wonderful examples of sharing, living amidst diversity and helping other countries grow in the true spirit that all religions preach.

      November 11, 2011 at 3:29 am | Reply
      • StanCalif

        The primary "problem" is that the US Congress is completely controlled by Jewish lobbyists! The USA is NOT a Jewish Nation by any stretch of imagination! But Jewish money rules!
        If Israel wants to attack Iran, go ahead. But the USA should NOT be your partner in this! Israel created this situation on it's own, they have lost all their "regional" friends. Iran has every right to defend itself, but if they act in aggression the US ICBMs will wipe them off the map! If Israel chooses to attack Iran, unprovoked, then Israel will be wiped off the map! Not such a bad idea! Then the US would be rid of its worst enemy in the middle east!

        November 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  33. SeudoviBeS

    Im certain that if the people who are writing half these comments got their way the world would be ruined and war would engulf the entire world , why would people comment about nuking and killing others? senseless rants and violence is a result of ignorance....doesnt matter your race, religion, country, occupation, or personality ; people should strive for the greater good of society, instead of making enemy after enemy.. A nuclear plant doesnt always mean people are making nukes but then again you dont strengthen your military and boost your nuclear programmes without suspicion

    November 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Reply
    • angry me

      i can't believe in what you said about the us gov has been into any righteous war after WWII. attack other country because they are communist is just as retarded as attacking other countries because they are muslim. Look at China now, they are doing fine, with a so call"communist gov". what did US do for Koreans? screw them up and now they are separated forever. Families and friends will no longer be able to see each other. Please understand the fact that we are attacking others is simply because we are such control freaks! it is just because if they are communist then they won't trade with us! So where will the shitty ass american cars go? no where, even if they let us trade. Btw yea 911 is directed by OBL and al-qaeda but not the fellow children and citizens. because if that is true, then Cuban should have legitimate reason to bomb the entire US just to uproot the evil CIA in revenge of 10 +assassination of Castro.

      November 11, 2011 at 2:50 am | Reply
      • Grace Of The Witch

        ***** what did US do for Koreans ?

        China got the north – Now a military dictatorship that cant feed its own people.
        US/Nato got the south – One of the most prosperous democratic nations in Asia.

        You are a moron !!

        November 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  34. ronin48

    So Israel wants to attack the country posing the biggest threat to the US in the region and a country that has been and is actively assisting in the killing of US troops in Iraq? Where do we send the thank you note and who's in charge of checking with the Israelis if there's anything we can do to help?

    November 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  35. Concerned Citizen

    Thank God for the Internet. We are now so connected and informed, those in charge could not possibly start another war and not be hung for war crimes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 10, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  36. Bribarian

    thats fine not america's problem, leave the region

    November 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Reply
  37. Ground Zero

    *** jnbrwn

    it is proven israel sends teams of agents with forged documents to foreign countries to murder people.
    -------------------------------------------------
    So does America, Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela........
    whats your point ????

    November 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  38. Ground Zero

    **** You just happened to not be in the group that talked sense. Iran has not attacked another country in an unprovoked first strike in centuries so to just arbitrarily claim that they will is nonsense. Furthermore Iran has not threatened Israel with extinction.
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Hezbollah is currently sitting on thousands of rockets in southern Lebanon
    all supplied by Iran, and aimed at Israel.
    Iran does not get a pass here.

    November 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • astutemind

      Iran does not need to get a pass since your problem is with Hezbollah. The US supplies Israel with weapons, France supplies other countries with weapons, as does Russia, China, and Israel. The US supplies the PKK with weapons and shelter. Iran is playing by the same rules we, Israel and a host of other countries play by. Your post stinks of high hypocrisy.

      November 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Reply
      • mickey1313

        The US also suplied 100% of Al-quadas wepons, OBL was/is a cia asset.

        November 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
      • kundalini

        True. Is'nt it amazing how some Countries are viewing other countires as being hostile and enemy, and are wanting to obliterate them. Even a small kid would be laughing at hypocricies of the 'grown-ups' leading such nations. It is high time these so-called leaders of nations consulted a group of children rather than meeting in useless summits.

        November 11, 2011 at 3:36 am |
  39. Verse of Raisin

    You are obviously all retarded. It had to be said. I hate to be the one to do it, but reading through a few pages of these comments made me want to shut down the entire internet, for all of humanity, forever.

    November 10, 2011 at 3:11 am | Reply
    • Nick

      So very true

      November 10, 2011 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • canuck

      yep i agree..i cant believe americans think like that...yet say god bless america?

      November 10, 2011 at 10:30 am | Reply
      • Concerned Citizen

        If the Israel lobby shuts down the internet, to stifel debate and opinion I am afraid we will be cursed by Gen XY and Z for eternity. As soon as people are denied access to information, they make up things in their mind. They blame.

        The fact is Israel has to make PEACE with its neighbours and Muslim inhabitants.

        AS a Jew I won't tolerate this action. I want to practice my beliefs in Peace. I don't want to be despised because ZEALOTS are in control. You guys cut off your fingers in Roman times in direct violation of the Torah, and you lost the Temple for all of us. Go back under a rock you spiders!

        November 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  40. mickey1313

    Iran could strike isreal.

    (1) None of america business
    (2) one could only hope they get rid of these threatning evil zionists.

    November 10, 2011 at 12:44 am | Reply
    • astutemind

      We should pray for it.

      November 10, 2011 at 12:54 am | Reply
    • Saloom

      Unfortunately the Jews in America made it America's business. They control Wall Street, Washington, Hollywood, the media and basically America.

      November 11, 2011 at 10:09 am | Reply
  41. Concerned Citizen

    To all the people on here calling me an idiot, moron, traitor, I say you are using simplicity to slander me, but it not working. it just shows how juvenile you are, and how scared I have to be because people like you with your lack of intellect, vote the Politicians in that cause so much trouble,, Do the USA a favour and not vote. Go sink a 6 pack and watch the football. You will do more for the country!

    To all the Ashkenazi Jews slandering me, wake up, and realise you are not a Jew. Get a DNA test and then compare it to Ukrainians. You will then be enlightened!

    November 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      I havent followed your thread but I am standing up for you, all jews are hypocritical butplugs who do not deserve the air they breathe. They do not realize that 99.99% of jews in eurpoe pre ww2 are russian converts which make them as jewish as hitler himself. All thiests need to pull there heads out of there collective rearends and realize that we cannot nor should not spend billions on war for the sake of religon, that is what the crusades were, (you know when christians massacered the muslems, and convenced them to invent jyhad)

      November 10, 2011 at 12:48 am | Reply
      • astutemind

        Not all Jews, but the good ones are in the very small minority – I'd assume less than 10%. It's only because of them I still have support for Israel to an extent

        November 10, 2011 at 12:57 am |
    • Ground Zero

      OK, i will bite.

      GO ARE AN IDIOT.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Reply
      • Concerned Citizen

        Now now, don't be angry. Prove me wrong. Childish ridicule just proves my point!

        November 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  42. t

    If Israel want to bomb Iran, go ahead.

    November 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Reply
  43. swpz

    Well Israel has a record of attacking any country without the slightest provocation and without a formal declaration of war... "The US is concerned" yea they should be when their "ally" is this unpredictable...

    America should fight wars for America's own interests – and by that I mean in the interest of the people of the United States of America. Israel should deal with their own problems and not come running to "big brother" when they've chewed on more than they could swallow.

    November 9, 2011 at 8:32 am | Reply
    • mickey1313

      the US has not fought a war for there own good since ww2, all wars after are illigal and baseless. We need to but out of other nations afairs.

      November 10, 2011 at 12:49 am | Reply
      • SeudoviBeS

        your idea of other wars of The US being baseless and illegal is quite off , for example: the Korean War was fought for the independence of South Korea and to push back Communist North Korea and China. Also is our current war baseless and illegal i think not, for we were attacked first

        November 10, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
      • DD

        When we go to war its for 2 reasons. we are attacked and we respond. like on 9/11 plains go crashing into us and we send troops. 2nd reason some country is screaming SAVE US and we go in to help. for instense Korea, veitnam, iran, list goes on.

        November 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • Ground Zero

      ** Well Israel has a record of attacking any country without the slightest provocation

      Unprovoked, Israel has NEVER attacked another country.
      You can have your own opinion about Israel
      but you can make up your own facts.
      Nice try at propaganda.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Reply
      • NotafanofBS

        Does attacking an American ship that did not provoke Isreal count, it's name was the USS liberty. Some of us actually do know our history as opposed to propaganda.

        November 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
      • NotafanofBS

        And the little bombing run they did on a nuke plant in another country, Maybe you could explain how building a nuclear power plant is a provacation of war, it's comparable to thinking the man approaching you is going to rob you because of his skin color so you should shoot first just to be on the safe side.

        November 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
      • astutemind

        Israel attacked Syria in 2007 unprovoked. That's a fact. And it wasn't the first time either.

        November 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
      • mickey1313

        Isreal has atacked jorden and lebanon, and to NOTAFANOFBS, The UUS liberity was a false flag op, it was isreal atacking the ship under the direct orders of the US. We use false flags every single time we wish to go to war.

        November 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
      • DD

        Nato

        USS liberty was a mess up becuase the liberty was unknown and comunications didnt go right. this is like saying the spanish blew up the USS Maine. but what realy happen was the maines boiler blew up

        November 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
  44. Concerned Citizen

    I am Sephardic Jew. As I was born in Israel, and my family was born in Israel, going back to biblical times, I say go home European Jews. Palestine was a peaceful place before the criminal gang took over the land, then sold the real estate to American and European migrants.

    It is like the USA killing the Native Indians, then selling the land to Germans and free settlers. Genocide.

    November 9, 2011 at 4:59 am | Reply
    • canuck

      I agree with u on the indian statment...and i know deep down all these world powers publicly saying isreal shouldnt attack but deep down they want isreal to....and i think if isreal feels threaghtened they need to protect themselves..

      November 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Reply
      • astutemind

        Protecting oneself and attacking another unprovoked are diametrically opposed views. That is exactly why we have the Central Collective Security Provision of the UN charter which forbids any country from attacking another or even threatening to except if attacked or an attack is imminent, so that some mafia government of can't use the excuse of "protecting" themselves to launch an unprovoked strike against another country. In other words you can't attack someone based on how YOU feel (or claim to feel), but rather on what said someone does. If not there would be anarchy.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:03 am |
  45. Josh Jaye

    Only a muslim or an apostate Jew would claim that the Holocost was invented. If you truly are Jewish, you do not know your history and you bring dishonor to yourself and your countrymen. I have no clue why Israel would take advice from our American Government, considering the miserable state of affairs that the government has brought about.. The "Occupy Wallstreet" crowd are mostly young, naive, predominately socialist-minded individuals, who can't find a job...or aren't looking for one. Unlike our own president, I'm sure that Israel's PM will do what is best for his people.

    November 9, 2011 at 12:40 am | Reply
    • Leon

      I was at Occupy Oakland, and I met/saw homeowners (facing foreclosure), teachers' & librarians' associations, elementary/ high school students, labor unions, immigrants' organizations, young, old, and all colors and from different walks of life. I'm an unlicensed architect who still has a job but am seeing projects dwindling. I think you need to see it first hand before you make that kind of comment about the "Occupiers".

      November 9, 2011 at 3:57 am | Reply
    • chakemba

      You do realize the Muslims died in the holocaust as well, don't you?

      November 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      just so you know, the "jews" in the holicost, were converted from russian orthadox, not desendants of true jews. If you want tears shed for converts, try sheding them for the native americans, the real genocide victems.

      November 10, 2011 at 12:53 am | Reply
      • Ground Zero

        **** mickey1313

        just so you know, the "jews" in the holicost, were converted from russian orthadox, not desendants of true jews. If you want tears shed for converts, try sheding them for the native americans, the real genocide victems.
        ------------------------------------------------------------
        So if a jew is a convert, its ok to exterminate ?
        Is that what you are saying ?
        You are out of your freaking mind !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        November 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
      • mickey1313

        GroundZero, no you dope. But it turns from a "hate crime" of going after a spesfic group, to murder in general. But now that I think of it, "is it ok to kill a convert?" well I have not or would not murder, but I shed no tears for anyone who is a thiest, when they die or have bad bad things happen to them. Believers in god deserve what ever missfortune they get.

        November 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  46. salman

    you wouldn't want to risk a war between these two nations. Iran and Israel are both nuclear powers, and as peace falls, alliances rise. these alliances are hastily decided, and everybody has regrets in the end. its better if we could get somebody to deescalate these tensions before something potentially dangerous breaks out.

    November 9, 2011 at 12:07 am | Reply
    • mickey1313

      good, hopefully they will end up nukeing syria, lebanon, turkey, jorden, isreal, iraq iran pakistan, afganistan and every other evil twisted islamo-nation out there, hell throw indonesia in while we are at it.

      November 10, 2011 at 12:55 am | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      Iran is currently "not" a nuclear power.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Reply
  47. Isaac

    If I were President of the US I would fly in the ridiculous Air Force 1 to Israel and tell Israel that we will have B-2 Spirits bomb the nuclear sites to oblivion. Then an invasion of Iran should take place. I know this sounds like Iraq in 03 but we would be doing a service to humanity rather than removing a US hostile dictator.

    November 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      mmmmm, we do have a little device called a TELEPHONE.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  48. Isaac

    I think that Iran needs to step into its place and completely halt its nuclear program. If they do not, if I were the President, I would go to Israel and tell the Israeli PM and say if you don't hit these targets we will and they will need to forfeit their nukes and dissolve their government and allow a republic to form.

    November 8, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Reply
    • astutemind

      Iran IS in its place. It is exercising its right under the NPT to enrich uranium for civilian peaceful purposes. All of its uranium is accounted for and enriched to levels unsuitable for nuclear bombs. Another hypocrisy based argument. "Oh Iran should do what I want them do do, and not as they have the legal right to do." Nonsense.

      November 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Reply
  49. Concerned Citizen

    After reading the 2 pages of posts, and seeing both arguments, it is clear this debate was not around 10 years ago. It is refreshing because the European Jews twisted WW2 events and developed the Holocaust story. (We rounded up Japanese for feat of spie elements during WW2 and so did Hitler with Jews who were predominate Communists, who were working with the Russians) The lie is unravelling!!!

    I feel a momentous shift. I am Jewish and I am concerned I will be lumped in with all the Zionist AshkeNAZI jews who don't understand the Middle East because they are EUROPEAN. I am a SEPHARDIC Jew and I want USA citizens to know the difference, before we are rounded up in the same FEMA camps when the USA becomes so fearful of Jews and how they destroyed the economy and dragged us into Wars.

    People say why don't the moderate Muslims control the radicals? Well I am a Moderate Jew speaking out about the ZIONIST AshkeNAZI Jews who are bringing war to the world. If only Germans spoke out about the Nazis!

    November 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Reply
    • james

      your an idiot

      November 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Reply
      • mickey1313

        if you are talking to c citizen, then it is you who are the f-ing fool.

        November 10, 2011 at 12:58 am |
      • astutemind

        James you are a bigger idiot.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:06 am |
    • james

      as i sit and read all these comments i am left with two conclusions one there are a lot of you out there are uneducated people who have no idea about what they are talking about (should learn their history) and two; Everyone forgot what happened on 9.11.2001??????. Muslims hate America equally to Israel and have proved it by murdering over 3000 innocent civilians without remorse and danced in the streets as it happened! The world is sleeping and there will be a day when Muslims will take over the world because they multiply like cockroaches and start killing you in your own home county and claim racism when you try to defend your self . You may hate Jews but they have been dealing with this cancer for over 60 years you call Muslims. I'm not Jewish I just know my history and am frighten when i see what the world is coming to when you expect a country like Israel to stand by and let a country like Iran create nuclear bombs and call for Israels destruction on a regular basis. WHATS STARTS WITH THE JEWS NEVER EVER ENDS WITH THE JEWS!!!!!! Wake up world there is a cancer in this world and its called Islam, the sooner everyone realizes that the better

      November 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Reply
      • mickey1313

        dont forget 9/11, you mean when the US government gave control of the sky to there CIA ASSETS, and used remotes to fly the planes? dont forget that all of 9/11 is a false flag op on behalf of the CIA to give the US government carte blanche over its citizens and the world. That is the truth, andd all the cia stoolies who buy the "offical story" are so dumb that it hurts my brain to think of it.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:00 am |
      • astutemind

        Blah, blah, blah, see things in my point of view blah, blah, blah. James your words are poison. You advocate anarchy.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:08 am |
      • RAMESHM2

        james you sound like you know nothing abaut history. The jewish state was created for one reason, and that is to keep a constant millitary base in middle east so they can control everything there. Even the jew population there is getting fed up with the zionist control. Just recently there was a huge demonstration of over a million people in israel. and for a country of only 7 million, this is huge. The israeli's have worked there way out for 60 years with lies after lies. They go around with fake passports and assasin their enemies, they lie constantly abaut their nuclear weopons program. It was jus last year that carter was saying in an interview that the israeli's have more than 250 mega ton atamic weopons(the one's that us used on japan were killo tons) so thiese are 1000x stronger that what us used. Who the F.. are israeli's to tell iran not to develop atomic bomb, since they have lied for 50 years abaut making them . Just one thing I read the other day abaut how they lied to j.f. kennedy and hid their nuclear facility under a manufacturing, and how knnedy was outraged and wantedthem to stop.and some people thought that the israelies were the prime suspect, but they were never mentioned in the media. By the way the american just diarmed and took apart a nuclear bumb. yeey we have another 1200 megaton bomb to go just from the us. combined with nato russia and china and etc we got a lot of work to d and we are worried that iran is going to make atomic bomb. bs. In 1972 war between israel and eygypt, theisraeli's had their fingers on the ATOMIC BOMB TRIGER. go read some history

        November 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
      • ZARDOZ

        James
        I really like ur posts dude.The only way were going to have world peace is to get rid of this most EVIL and DANGEROUS religion on this planet.

        November 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
    • james

      I support Israel at least they are the only true democratic country in the middle east surrounded by terrorist who burn American flags and call for big Satan (America) to die. I am appalled at all the anti Semitic people out there who know nothing about history. You disgrace your people by promoting hatred, and promoting terrorism (Iran). And by the way for all the idiots out there who say that Israel took the Palestinians land THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A PALESTINIAN LAND OR A PALESTINIAN PEOPLE EVER EVER!!!!!!!! And while other arabs countries have murdered the Palestinians (Jordan and Lebanon) Israel was the only one who allowed these terrorists to live on Israel soil .. TOO MANY STUPID PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE NOTHING BUT HATE FOR ISRAEL AND JEWS its really sad.

      November 8, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Reply
      • Concerned Citizen

        James, I don't hate you for you having fear. I am a Jew, a Saphardic Jew, a Jew whose family was in Palestine way way back to biblical times. We did not migrate to Euope after the Romans destroyed the Temple. The Romans did this because they were frustrated with Zealots (Jews who were so radical they caused problems for the Romans) Our family learnt to live with occupation (Just like you expect the Palestinians to peacefully live with the Zionist rule today)

        The Ashkenazi Jews are from Europe, the ones who Hitler persecuted because he had a fear they were Communists and spies for Russia (Communist and controlled by Jews in the Communist party) There is even valid proof through DNA testing that Ashkenazi Jews are really Ukrainian tribesman converts.

        So I was born in Palestine and I want to be able to return to Palestine. My family got along with Muslims and Christians, but in 1948 all hell was unleashed and peace shattered. Leanrn yur history. The you will understand why Muslims hate the USA, because they hate the Zionist Jewish leaning administration. Cause and effect.

        November 9, 2011 at 4:54 am |
      • Trashcat

        You're both idiots.

        November 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
      • alsmeer1

        Thank you James. I too stand w/Israel. Gods chosen people. I think some people are worried about Israel striking Iran because they are too cowardly to stand for something. Iran, Islam, and so called palestinians murder women and children and innocent people and the world looks the other way. but if Israel defends herself and strikes back after an attack, they are the only ones who seem to be 'guilty' of atrocities. besides, maybe Israel attacking will finally start to usher in the last days before Christ's return. the Messiah and King of kings.

        November 10, 2011 at 10:25 am |
      • gonzo

        and while the jews were getting exterminted in germany the so now called israel was once palestine so shut your zionist big nose nd take it bk to germany your terrorist

        November 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
    • Ground Zero

      Your brain has unravelled.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Reply
  50. hittlar

    ARGHHHH I wish I had a FiNAL SOLution to this j3wish problem!!!!!!!!!!

    November 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  51. Simon Phoenix

    i think cowards like isreal iran iraq al quieda hezbollah russia and credenza could all be nuked and never be missed!!! rubber spines huh? how do you figure that? we arent the ones hiding at least we are right in the thick of what we created. all these countries want to be like the USA and they are jealous of us Americans! including you credenza you waste. i speak for most red blooded Americans when i say bring our boys home and let the middle east destroy itself. we should be taking care of our own instead fighting everyone else's wars. all of the middle east is full of cowards

    November 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Reply
    • Credenza

      You are obviously one of the lesser educated Americans who can't manage to read . I was not suggesting YOU lot should fight for Israel [ BTW – It's not Isreal – you can't spell either! ] I was stating that Israel should be allowed to defend ITSELF from the Iranians who have threatened THEM.

      Threatening to nuke everyone who disagrees with them is sooooo American. Grow up, there's a good lad!

      As for bringing your boys home. YES! They should have been home 3 years ago as Obama promised.

      November 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  52. benfreidmouth

    According to Reuters News:
    "FRENCH President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in talks with US President Barack Obama, who then complained of having to deal with him daily."
    ...... SHOWS us who is boss ... Israeli PM always has and will rule over US Presidents.

    November 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Reply
    • Mark Levy

      things are changing worldwide, and I believe and hope this will change as well. ENOUGH!

      Mark Levy, Jew for a Just Peace

      November 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Reply
    • astutemind

      "Always has"?? Wrong. This started in earnest in the late 80's to the present. And more and more americans including Christians have tired with the evil amongst us that are always exclaiming war with Iran is the way!! Mel Gibson was right!! Make no mistake about it. Everything has it's season. The same people who are being goaded into showing a perverted loyalty to Israel are the same ones that will turn against Israel in earnest.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:12 am | Reply
  53. Mark Levy

    Not many western medias are talking about it, but since yesterday, according to the Russell Tribunal in South Africa: Israel=Apartheid.

    Do a search on google with " Russell Tribunal and Israel" and you will read interesting articles.

    Mark Levy, Jew for a Just peace

    November 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Reply
    • Concerned Citizen

      It is sad that criminals gangs run our media. Perhaps Editors need to be prosecuted for stories which clearly fabricate half truths, lies and deception. News makes its money selling advertising space. If they are that fearful of losing business perhaps a government sponsored news solution is the answer

      November 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      a·part·heid (-pärtht, -ht)
      n.
      1. An official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination against nonwhites.
      2. A policy or practice of separating or segregating groups.
      3. The condition of being separated from others; segregation

      Does not apply to Israel.
      Try again.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
      • Concerned Citizen

        Are you serious? Now I know you are not a Jew. Of you are one you are deluided?

        Ask a Palestinian if he feels equal in his own country.

        November 10, 2011 at 7:09 pm |
  54. EDfromNY

    "I can't stand him any more, he's a liar," Mr Sarkozy said in French.

    "You may be sick of him, but me, I have to deal with him every day," Mr Obama replied.

    The exchange at the G20 summit was quoted by a French website, Arret sur Images, and confirmed by other media.

    November 8, 2011 at 9:36 am | Reply
    • EDfromNY

      Conversation was about the Israeli PM

      November 8, 2011 at 9:37 am | Reply
    • chelsea

      TIme for the US to decide if they should act in behalf of Israel 's interest or the interest of the American people. Our entire foreign policy will change if we act for the America people first. Corporate interest in USA does not reflect best interest of the common people. Occupy Wall Street is educating the general public about that difference and people are now identifying what and who they are angry about. it is about time... CHANGE NOW!!!

      November 8, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  55. eric calderone

    An Israeli strike against Iran is highly unlikely. Iran is not a third world country, it has a professional military and a developed economy. An Israeli strike, at best, would only delay Iran's nuclear program. It would provoke Iranian missile attacks on Israel, a bombardment which Israel has never had to face in the past. Iran could also call on assistance from its formidable ally, Hezbollah.

    What Israel is trying to do is to get the U.S. to attack Iran. Outside of ground invasion, all the U.S. can do is to postpone Iran's nuclear development. A ground invasion would be costly as Iran is far stronger than Iraq, and would precipitate an insurgency against occupation forces which would make the worst days of 2006 in Iraq look like a picnic in comparison.

    The U.S. should not allow itself to be manipulated by Israel. The U.S. should accpet that if Iran wishes to become a nuclear power there is absolutely nothing that the U.S. can, nor should, do to stop it. The benefits of a nuclear Iran would be to level the playing field between Israel and the Palestinians– a most welcome development. Israel would be forced to end its occupation of Palestine and make peace with its Palestinian neighbors. Now that is a scenario I can really become attached to!

    November 8, 2011 at 7:59 am | Reply
    • LL

      In absolute agreement.

      November 8, 2011 at 9:13 am | Reply
    • holdem

      It is proven that Iran sells and often gives away weapons to terrorists and insurgents. So tell my again why you want Iran to have nukes? To level the playing field? What a bunch of horse crap.

      November 8, 2011 at 11:16 am | Reply
      • jnbrwn

        it is proven israel sends teams of agents with forged documents to foreign countries to murder people.

        November 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
    • Kevin

      Eric, the Palestinians walked about of the peace negotiations, not Israel. Iran and the Palestinians have a stated goal calling for the elimination of Israel to "wipe it off the map". The only thing Iran will do with a Nuke is to use it toward their goals. How can you honestly support an argument for giving nuclear weapons to a regime that kills its own people, engages in terrorism around the world and threatening their neighbors? How can you live with yourself by suggesting that millions of people in Israel should be murdered at the hands of an unstable regime in Iran? How can you support a Palestinian government that calls for the destruction of Israel and launches 50-80 rockets a day randomly into cities with the sole purpose of killing "anybody"? You're a sick person, Eric Calderone.

      November 8, 2011 at 11:53 am | Reply
      • Mark Levy

        Kevin, what you are saying is nonsense: Iran would NEVER attack Israel, or Iran would be bombed by the USA and Israel!! Iran's president has said words only (which were badly translated as I read elsewhere!), they are bluffing with words, but they would never use it! Look at India and Pakistan!

        Iran's nuclear capabilities would be a deterrence, like Israel's deterrence. But Israel still wants to be the bully in the ME with its nuclear power and does not tolerate another major power in the ME. Iran with a nuclear power would create a balance in the ME.

        Look at Pakistan and India, did Pakistan or India attack each other since they both have the nuclear power?
        That would be the same with Iran and Israel.

        November 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
      • melvinslizard

        100% AGREE. Iran accuses the USA of trying to build an "empire" while they are engaged in the exact same behavior that they criticize, constantly trying to expand their influence, buying off neighboring governments, arming and training proxy armies to do their dirty work, lying to the world with every breath... yeah, they need nukes. That would make everything better.

        November 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
      • melvinslizard

        I agree w/ Kevin, disagree w/ Mark Levy. just for clarification.

        November 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
      • Concerned Citizen

        Iran never said it was wiping Israel off the map. It was a mistranslation of Farsi language. The jist of the statement was the Anti Peace Regime of the current Politicians would be removed from Israel so it would no longer be viable. i.e. wiped out.

        November 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
      • jnbrwn

        we need your permission why exactly?

        November 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
    • Mark Levy

      Good post. I agree.

      November 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Reply
    • Credenza

      Would you be so superior and sanguine if Russia was threatening to wipe America off the face of the planet????? It's easy when it's not you to throw another nation under the bus.

      Typical of the self-centred USA that we all recognize! You really are 'fair weather friends'.

      November 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Reply
    • Schmidt

      The possession of nuclear weapons by Iran will destablize the entire ME not only threat Israel. A nuclear Iran wll dominate Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, etc. and allow Iran to blackmail the world by manipulating access to the Persian gulf oil by leverage using military superiority. Only the uneducated could believe that allowing Iran to achieve nuclear status would improve ME stability. The sooner the threat is eliminated the less risk exists for further coplications.

      November 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Reply
      • astutemind

        You just wrote a whole bunch of nonsense. Your entire post comprises conjecture and claims which you cannot demonstrate to be true. You post is basically "it is the way I say it is and you're uneducated if you disagree" Only an uneducated mind would take your declarations at face value especially since you couldn't even demonstrate any truth to the assumptions that led to your conclusion.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:19 am |
    • astutemind

      I absolutely agree with you.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:14 am | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      **** eric calderone

      An Israeli strike against Iran is highly unlikely. Iran is not a third world country, it has a professional military and a developed economy. An Israeli strike, at best, would only delay Iran's nuclear program. It would provoke Iranian missile attacks on Israel, a bombardment which Israel has never had to face in the past. Iran could also call on assistance from its formidable ally, Hezbollah.

      During the first Iraq war, Iraq attacked Israel with scud missiles.
      You are wrong.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  56. cythara

    They have to go soon, because once the US leaves Iraq at the end of the year, the Iraqis won't allow them to cross Iraqi airspace and they certainly won't be able to surprise the Iranians as a result. The only other alternative is missiles from Israel or subs, but the Iranians have a fairly capable navy and any Israeli submarine would be at considerable risk. If missiles from Israel, Iran can fire missiles back, too, and these would put the little Hamas hobby rockets the Israelis are always weeping over in their proper perspective.

    November 8, 2011 at 1:13 am | Reply
    • Credenza

      Considering you Americans wet your collective pants when you get an orange alert, I'd like to see your reaction if Mexico fired " Hobby rockets" at you.

      You're very brave hitting Pakistan and Libya with drones. Oh, well.............as long as YOU'RE ok!!!!! Selfish bunch.

      November 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      The U.S. has air bases in Azerbaijan on Irans northern border,
      been there for years.
      We are also still in Afganistan on Irans Eastern border.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  57. Pepou

    So what was Obama's point in (again !!!) appeasing Israel last week and opposing Palestine becoming a member of UNESCO? Israel needs to be stopped. They are a great danger to world peace,.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Reply
    • Canada

      Agreed.

      November 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Reply
    • 2011cnn2011

      Palestine should get a state in the huge arab world, with the huge arab oil $$$, and leave tiny israel alone....and no im not jewish nor Israeli.

      November 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Reply
      • cythara

        Israel is a cancer state on the world. You need to read up on real history and get your head out of the bible.

        November 8, 2011 at 1:15 am |
      • cythara

        Palestine already had a state...they had it for 3000 years. They have no need to go anywhere else.

        November 8, 2011 at 1:17 am |
      • eric calderone

        Palestinians need a state in the lands which they have occupied for millennia. You say they should be transplanted elsewhere in the Arab world? The irony in your statement is that it is the Jewish europeans who transplanted themselves into Palestine starting in the late 19th century. They displanted the native Palestinians. Israel of 1000BC or of 70A.D. is not the Israel of today. The former Israel is long gone. Dead countries don't come back to life. The Israel of today is a totally secular state which uses the legend of the former Israel for purposes of justifying its seizure of Palestinian lands on the alleged basis of a "God-given" heritage.

        I am a religious Christian, but I have news for you. God is not in the business of parcelling out land, and the bible–neither the Jewish, Christian or Muslim bible- is a land deed.

        November 8, 2011 at 8:53 am |
      • Kevin

        "Israel is a cancer state on the world. You need to read up on real history and get your head out of the bible." Real history, wow Cythara try reading some history books that didn't come from Nazi Germany. I mean wow! The true cancers of this world are the illegitimate regimes that employ doctrines of genocide like N Korea's attitude toward S Korea, Al Q's attitude against the western nations, Iran's attitude against Israel, and the Palestinian's ongoing tactics of conflict with Israel, not to mention Venezuela's attitude against capitalism. I don't support genocide...if you support Iran or the Palestinians, you support genocide. That is their stated goal. And that is in the history books!

        November 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
      • astutemind

        LOL. Kevin thinks he gets to define "true cancer".

        November 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
    • Concerned Citizen

      Agreed!

      November 8, 2011 at 3:20 am | Reply
    • Ohio

      I I cannot believe that in a discussion about a nuclear Iran, you can claim that Israel is a threat to world peace. Every sovereign nation as the right to protect itself. While Ahmadinejad is boasting his nuclear progress to the world and, in the same breath, wishing Israel to be wiped off the map, is Israel just to sit quietly by and wait for the bomb to drop? Would the U.S.? Would anyone? Doesn't this sound similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis? It took a bold statement from JFK to make it understood that a nuclear threat to our security would not be tolerated. Israel is a peaceful nation only wishing to exist in a region filled with hostility towards them. If you have ever been there, you would have a better understanding.

      November 8, 2011 at 11:18 am | Reply
    • Kevin

      Israel is not firing rockets into population centers, but the Palestinians are. Who is threatening world peace? Who is threatening regional peace? Israel is waiting for the Palestinians to rejoin the peace process, a process the Palestinians walked out of, not Israel. Eric said that Israel is not the same Israel from 70 AD times, perhaps, but the Palestinians are not a people. Before WW2, the region was known as Trans-Jordan and before that they were part of the Ottoman Empire, and before that the Byzantine and before that Rome. These people are actually Jordanians, Turks, and Romans. So what was your point? There was a two state arrangement in the beginning, but the Palestinians wouldn't accept it and chose to take it all. Israel won the war and now the Palestinians won't negotiate their own future. And with a state doctrine aimed at conflict with Israel, where do you think this will ultimately end?

      November 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Reply
      • Josh Jaye

        Kevin, you are correct. The so-called "palestinians" do not want peace. They claim to want it, however, their own history repeatedly proves otherwise. They are not happy unless they are at war with somebody.

        November 9, 2011 at 12:45 am |
      • Ground Zero

        Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt kicked them out.
        Now they want Israel.
        No peace, no state.

        November 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
      • astutemind

        You are right. Israel does not fire rockets into population centers. They instead drop bombs from military aircraft into population centers, like when they tried assassinating the spiritual head of Hamas by dropping a 2000lb bomb in a Palestinian residential area and killed a whole bunch of innocent civilians whilst missing their target – Or like operation Cast lead where they bomb from the air PLUS use white phosphorus. Israel does exponentially worse than what they accuse others of doing.

        Your claims are hypocritical NONSENSE.

        November 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
    • Mark Levy

      I agree.

      November 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Reply
    • Credenza

      What a crock! America are the greatest threat to world peace. Cope!

      November 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • astutemind

      In absolute agreement with you P.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:20 am | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      ****unesco/yo͞oˈneskō/An agency of the United Nations established in 1945 to promote the exchange of information, ideas, and culture.

      The only thing the Palestinians promote is violence.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  58. Concerned Citizen

    I am sick of all the pro war pro nuke Iran, pro Zionist Israel, calling people like me and other racists, crackpots, and other derogotory remarks. It serves nothing for your cause.

    I am Jewish and this reminds me of the debates we would have after Friday night get togethers, between the pro peace and pro war Jews. It was lively and intellectual, until someone got frustrated and got angry and nasty.

    It is the oldest trick in the book. Ridicule your opponents mental stability, or antisemitism to discredit them in the eyes of people following the debate. In this day an age of the Internet, people are smarter. So it does not work.

    I am looking forward to holidaying in Israel and not travelling in fear, as a Jew I have a right to visit my real homeland ( I was born there, so I am a real Jewish nationalist. European and USA Jews came in and just started trouble. it is depressing.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • Mark Levy

      I'm with you, this world is getting crazy in the ME.

      November 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  59. imaguard

    It boggles my mind how politics can distort events on the world stage in the name of enlightened thinking. Is there anyone outside of the Middle East who would agree that a nuclear Iran is a GOOD thing?? I think not. We've had all the warnings and cautions we deserve over their nuclear program for "peaceful civilian purposes." Kudos to Israel (unlike the U.S.) for having the stones to stand up to them.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Reply
    • Pepou

      NO, NO and NO. Israel has no right invading Iran or destroying what they believe is their nuclear power. When is Israel going to admit that they have nuclear power themselves. So what's good for the goose is good for the gander, no? Enough is enough with the state of Israel. They have to respect international law!

      November 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Reply
      • Kevin

        NO NO NO. Give me a break. Israel doesn't have a stated goal of murdering the Iranians, but Iran has stated many time that Israel should be wiped off the map. Where is your indignation? Where is your anger at such a stated national agenda?

        November 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
      • Ground Zero

        Israel is not going to invade anyone, you moron.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
    • Credenza

      I'm amazed at the number of ill-educated Americans who howl about Israel attacking Iran, to stop them carrying out their threat to used WMDs to"wipe Israel of the face of the earth" when:-
      YOU invaded and killed thousands of Iraqis to avenge 9/11.
      You invaded Afghanistan because you thought Bin Laden was there.
      You invaded Pakistan to assassinate Bin Laden

      So tell me what you would do if you were threatened with extinction by a hostile nation?????

      Sorry, but you go onto a tailspin every time you haver an orange alert! What the hell is wrong with some of you [Some here talk sense – I certainly don't include you in this bunch]

      November 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Reply
      • astutemind

        You just happened to not be in the group that talked sense. Iran has not attacked another country in an unprovoked first strike in centuries so to just arbitrarily claim that they will is nonsense. Furthermore Iran has not threatened Israel with extinction. Thirdly Iran knows that if they were to attack Israel they would be exterminated and I know of no nation in recorded history to start a war in the full knowledge it would bring about their extinction – NONE. So to claim that a country which hasn't initiated a war in centuries will all of a sudden arbitrarily initiate one and do what no other country has ever done and start the process of their extinction in squarely in the realm of LUNACY. Your post is more emotion and irrational logic than anything else.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:30 am |
      • Ground Zero

        We did not invade Pakistan.
        Moron.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
    • Josh Jaye

      EXACTLY!!

      November 9, 2011 at 12:48 am | Reply
    • astutemind

      You have not argument against Iran. Your entire post is how you don't see how others see Iran having nukes as a good thing. I don't see it as a good thing nor a bad thing. Some see it as a good thing, other's don't You seeing it as a bad thing STILL doesn't give Israel the right to attack another country unprovoked and you haven't made a compelling argument to that end

      November 10, 2011 at 1:23 am | Reply
      • imaguard

        Rights are figments of our imagination. We made them up. They can be changed, modified, suspended, and taken away. As a civilization, we generally enforce them unless it threatens self-preservation. Iran is demonstrating themselves to be the newest "bully" on the block. They want to be powerful, they want the nukes, and they're virtually giving the finger to the rest of the world. The prospect of an unstable nation like Iran acquiring nuclear weapons raises the stakes beyond the concern of "rights." It is the duty of every nuclear power in the world to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons; and a duty that we should not approach lightly or apathetically. Once Iran drops an atomic weapon on Israeli soil, we'll see how quickly everyone's "rights" go right out the window. It is a prospect that is too dangerous to ignore on the basis of rights or sovereignty or Iran's record on its past wars. The stakes are too high to worry about whether or not Israel or the U.S. has a "right" to pre-emptively strike Iran. We've told them time and time again not to pursue nuclear weapons and they've ignored us all the way. I'd rather take out their nuclear program with conventional warfare and be wrong about it; than play the game of "wait and see" when the outcome could be far far worse. There doesn't have to be any strikes at all, if Iran were playing fair with the rest of the world; and they're not. The Holocaust DID happen, Iran IS trying to build nukes, we CANNOT trust anything their leaders say, and someone MUST stop them. Diplomatically, they're lying and stalling because they know that once they've had time to build a few, it'll be too late to do anything about it.

        In 1939, Poland, France, Belgium, and a host of other European nations looked out over a growing German influence and pondered to themselves, "Gee, I hope he's honest about wanting peace. I'd hate to think about what could happen if they came knocking around here with their planes and tanks and guns." Iran is a threat, I firmly believe that; Ahmadinejad may be somewhat charming, charismatic, and good with speeches; but he's also a liar with a hidden agenda. He reminds me of a former German Chancellor that most nations of the world once extended diplomatic courtesy towards.

        November 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm |
  60. Clinton

    It's really sad when i read these posts and realize how ignorant so many people are and hateful. They come in here, slander an entire race and blame them for all the problems in the world and put so much hate on people they don't even know just because of the origin of their birth. These people sit here and say there's some grand Jewish conspiracy to control the US and all this crap. You people need to either quit using crank or go have a psychological evaluation. You realize that what you're saying is absolutely racist right? You might as well jump in line with Hitler and Nazi Germany back in the 30's and 40's because these are the EXACT same statements the Nazi party used to use to justify MURDERING millions of innocent civilians. Blame the Jews for everything. Wow... guess some people are so stupid if left to their own devices they'd repeat the mistakes of the past time and time again... WE ARE NOT basing our foreign policy on a Jewish agenda, the US could wipe every middle eastern country off the map if it wanted to, that would be good for Israel wouldn't it? Have we done it? nope, so there goes your theory you racist idiots. The US goes to war over it's own interests... Saddam in 2003 was still a maniacal dictator that gassed his own people and would have used WMD's if he could get them... there's reason enough right there for me (someone who was deployed to Iraq in 2003 with the US ARMY) to feel we were justified to fight that war. It had NOTHING To do with a Jewish agenda. Do you think iraq is pro-Israel now? NOPE! ... they all hate Israel still... BELIEVE ME i was there i KNOW... so how did we fulfill a Jewish agenda you conspiracy theory nutjobs? We're building that country back up... invested Billions into it... why would we do that if we were part of some "grand Jewish Agenda" you fricken morons are so stupid it's pathetic... I just hope you're not procreating... the world could do with a lot less tinfoil hat wearing crank smoking conspiracy theory nutjobs in it.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Reply
    • Canada

      There's nothing racist in saying the Israeli government and the Jewish lobby controls the US government's foreign policy Is everyone racist to you?

      November 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Reply
      • Pepou

        No, you are right.

        November 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
    • Concerned Citizen

      Typical Zionist rant. They are always using words to twist the underlying fact that they treat the Palestinians worse than dirt. I know my Grandmother was in a concentration camp, and the Germans treated them better than people claim. Supply lines were cut that is why people were starving and thin. If the Nazis wanted to kill Jews why were there so many old people at camps during liberation? Only young fit people would have been used for forced labour. Look at news footage!! That is fact!!

      November 8, 2011 at 3:23 am | Reply
      • Kevin

        Typical Nazi propaganda! What a lark!! The nazis treated my grandmother better!! Holy cr@p I can't stop laughing!!!! OK, ok, now that was a moment. Do yourself a favor and never talk again, lest more stupidity is unleashed on the world. I lived in Germany and studies there for a decade and saw the real atrocities up close. To blame the starving people on blown supply lines is absolutely revisionist at best. My God, the Nazis worked the people to death in the concentration camps and simply killed them in the extermination camps. I suppose you think the Gulags in Soviet Russia were summer camps as well? Read history books, quit burning them.

        November 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
      • Ground Zero

        Judging by your other posts, nobody could possibly believe any of the BS you just wrote.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
      • Concerned Citizen

        Do you know anybody who was in a Nazi work camp?

        November 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  61. Mark Levy

    Everybody, Israel has now been recognized as an Apartheid State by the Russell Tribunal in Cape Town,South Africa!
    You will not read this in the US news unfortunately, we all know why.
    Please do a search on google with the words: "Russell tribunal and Israel" and you will see many articles about that story. Israel=Apartheid according to the Tribunal's ruling.

    Mark Levy, Jew for a Just Peace

    November 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • Pepou

      Yes, it's true. Thank you.

      November 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Reply
    • Kevin

      According to the article,

      "Richard J. Goldstone, a South African former judge, predicted that evidence presented to the Tribunal at a November 2011 hearing would be "one-sided" and that its members "are critics whose harsh views of Israel are well known".[11] After the Tribunal session, Israeli MK Otniel Schneller filed a complaint with the Knesset's Ethics Committee against MK Hanin Zoabi, who testified at the Tribunal that "Israel is an apartheid state".[12]"

      So this is really an anti-Israel body, not one investigating crimes. Where are the tribunals against the crimes against Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia? They have committed overt crimes against their own people in broad daylight. Where is your rant going now?

      November 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      You are no Jew.
      You dont even understand the word "aparthied"
      please find a dictionary fast.
      It may help.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  62. Canada

    As an Canadian, I think its very scary how blind most Americans are when supporting Israel. The Jewish lobby in the US is so strong that it controls your country's foreign policy. Your govenment is a puppet of Israel doing it's dirty work such as waging wars based on lies. Iran will be another Iraq (no WMDs). I don't know why Americans can't see this (maybe you are thrown off by all the lies from your government?), but the rest of the world can.

    November 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Reply
    • Clinton

      Hey Canadian, that's another stupid comment i would expect from a Racist. How do you figure the US is a puppet country? We are the most powerful country in the world, i'm not tooting my horn, this is a fact. We're stronger than any nation on this planet both militarily and economically. We have deep ties to Israel, this is true, they are our ally, but we don't fight wars for them. We fight for our own freedoms and our own interests. Name a war we've fought for Israel. Just 1 dip@#$&. .... We went to Iraq because Saddam Hussein was a defiant a-hole that was okay with murdering his own people with Chemical weapons and felt if he had WMD's he would use them on us or our allies... you forget that we were hated by that regime and target numeral uno on his list if he could pull off an attack? We were the ones that halted his militaristic expansion in the 90's that started in Kuwait, we went in to halt his advances against other muslim states, tell me, how is helping Muslim nations avoid being taken over by another muslim state a jewish agenda? Rather than wait for that eventuality the US took him out of power and we should have done it in the first Gulf War. We went to Afghanistan because a terrorist organization launched a terrorist operation on our soil that killed thousands of our fellow citizens. The Terrorist regime that was in charge of Afghanistan planned, funded, and executed that plot.... How was THAT a Jewish agenda? Seriously, you don't like Jews because you're racist plain and simple... you're an evil person like many on this website, because you hate people you don't even know, just because of their ethnicity.

      November 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Reply
      • Canada

        I'm not racist, my friend is Jewish. Have you ever heard of Ariel Sharon's infamous quote "We, the Jewish people, control America". I didn't think so. In case you didn't read my post, I was referring to the most recent war with Iraq. The US had no reason to go there, Iraq wasn't a threat to the US in (2003) . You should do some research on your country's relationship with Israel and the Jewish lobby. I know there are a lot of Americans who believe th US fights wars for Israel and that the Jewish lobby has a huge amount of influence and control in Washington. They have a great deal of influence because your politicians are paid off. This has nothing to do with being a superpower...lol.

        November 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
      • Canada

        I forgot to add. The Jewish lobby is also pushing for war with Iran. Look up "section 601" using keywords "section 601 no contact with Iranian officials". Instead of calling people a racist, do some reasearch for once American.

        November 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
      • Adam

        The Israelis control America's middle east foreign policy and any American politician who criticizes Israel will be destroyed politically by AIPAC. If you don't know this, you're a moron.

        November 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm |
      • Clinton

        Yo Canadian, Nice try racist... I'm not buying, you're a Jew hater that loves to come up with ridiculous ideas about grand conspiracies. The US doesn't bow to any foreign power. People love to fuel conspiracy theories because their lives are just that boring that they want real life to read like a Tom Clancy novel. Well sorry moron it's not like that. The Jews are our allies, just like the Japanese, the English, the South Koreans, the Taiwanese, and many many many other countries throughout the world. Do we care about their interests? Sure, but we don't fight wars for them unless their sovereignty is threatened. We went to Iraq in 2003 because Saddam Hussein was a frickin psycho that gassed his people and proved to the world that if he had the ability and the means to acquire WMD's he'd use them. We didn't find any but we know and any person with half a brain should know that if he had them he would have used them. In my mind, considering I FOUGHT IN THAT WAR... I think that's as worthy of a cause as any... unless of course you're cool with a violent dictator launching chemical weapons attacks on people?

        November 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
      • Concerned Citizen

        I am Jewish, and I won't tolerate a Zionist using reverse slander tactics. You make us look bad.

        It is time we give the Palestinians a home. They are our brothers. Many were Jews who converted to Islam. Maybe your family ran to Ukraine and Poland after the Temple fell, but my family stayed behind and learned to live in Peace with the Arabs. Go back to Europe and leave the true Jews to live in peace with the Arabs

        November 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
      • Clinton

        Concerned Citizen – First off, WHAT THE !@#$ are you talking about? I never once even began to talk about the Palestinian Situation you idiot. I referred to the many idiotic statements about there being a grand Jewish conspiracy and was replying to all the Racist anti-semetic Jew-haters on this blog that Hate every Jewish person in the world just because of where they were born. The Discussion about a Palestinian state has nothing to do with me or the United States. That's an Israeli issue. Furthermore, I'm not a Jew, I'm a Christian, and again for the record the Palestinian issue is an ISRAELI issue, not an issue for the United States to determine. All I'm saying is that i'm sick of listening to the racists in this blog basically do what the Nazi regime did back in the 1930's and 40's and that is, blame the Jewish Race for EVERYTHING... If you're blind maybe you're missing it but many of the bloggers in this post are saying that Jews are responsible for every war in the middle east and all the problems out there... That's how Nazi Germany started... Again, I'm not a Jew, I'm a Christian from America, I just want to quit hearing idiots talk about Grand Conspiracies that aren't real and quit slandering and entire race, a race that you should probably defend considering they're basically blaming YOU for everything... though my suspiscion is that you aren't really Jewish anyways.

        November 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
    • Mark Levy

      well said. Americans are starting to realize that as well. let's spread the word.

      November 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Reply
      • Ground Zero

        Mark Levy

        Liar and racist.

        November 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
    • Ground Zero

      Why do Canadians think they are special ?

      November 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  63. Clinton

    why is it every time there is bad news from the middle East concerning Iran, you have dozens of idiots jumping on these blogs screaming about the sky falling and the US or Israel kicking off World War 3? We've been in a standoff with Iran over many issues for what? 30 years? We haven't initiated a full scale war yet and i don't see that happening now. People underestimate our Government. Yes they make mistakes, yes many of them appear to be heading the wrong way according to the will of the people, but at the same time there are still good men and women out there running this country. Enough of them that I still have faith in them to lead this country. For all the hateful mistrusting comments, they have not lead this country off a cliff... there are very difficult problems that we have to face, but we'll face them as we have in the past. Get off the Anti-American bandwagon, realize that we are not a lost cause, we can certainly deal with the Iran Nuclear threat in a manner that benefits the world and just because a few politicians have made mistakes in the past, doesn't mean our foreign policies will forever be wrong. Thus far, our country has responded to this threat with sanctions and economic pressure. If there is ever conflict... I imagine it would be Israel that would pre-emptively strike the Iranians before we ever got involved... That's what i would prepare for if there is to be any military action. As for that driving us into a war with Iran, i doubt it. Israel has shown it can handle itself well against other countries in the middle East. If Iran chooses to retaliate against Israel, Israel will whip the livin crap out of them. Iran's military is a tiger without claws. The only way they can inflict damage on an outside military force is suicide bombings and IED's, and that only works if there's a force occupying the nation, i imagine at this stage of the game, nobody would be occupying Iran, simply annihilating it's armed forces and it's militaristic regime.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Reply
    • Credenza

      I support the Israelis. Always have – always will. But today, Russia has stated that if Israel attack Iran there will be "serious consequences".

      If Russia or America were threatened with annihilation they wouldn't roll over and wait for it to happen. Why the hell should Israel?

      November 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Reply
      • astutemind

        Well since Israel wasn't threatened with annihilation by Iran (unless Israel attacks Iran unprovoked) your point is moot.

        November 10, 2011 at 1:34 am |
  64. Steve

    LOL – Israel doesn't have a hair on it's azz – the cowards are hoping the US or the UN will help them out if they start something with Iran, not likely though as their 'cups are full', LOL If/when they actually do start something, I'm guessing the rest of the Arab states will move to 'annihilate the threat', LOL

    November 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • Clinton

      Steve, that's probably the dumbest statement i've heard yet, in a blog full of idiotic statements. Israel has fought many wars in the middle East and always came out on top, they are constantly assailed by suicide bombers... random terrorist bombings... rocket attacks by Iran backed Hezzbolah... they always respond, they meet force with force whenever challenged. They have also initiated first strike procedures against countries poised to threaten them. They launched an airstrike against Syria when it seemed poised to create Nuclear weapons... your ignorance is really showing... I'm not Jewish but i certainly can see why they react the way they do. They're hated by every single country in the middle east, if we were in the situation they're in, i imagine we would do the same exact thing...

      November 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Reply
    • Credenza

      Steve – what a total Muppet you are! 7 Million Israelis are threatened on a daily basis by 400+ Million arabs. They have beaten the cr@p out of them so many times because they have steel spines.

      America goes into a collective funk every time there's an orange alert. That's because you've got rubber spines.

      November 8, 2011 at 12:29 am | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Jordon
      behind closed doors are all on Israels side over this Iran nuke problem.
      Its not just an Israeli problem.
      Iran wants to be top dog.
      If Iran gets nukes there will be an arms race.
      Bad for everybody.

      November 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Reply
      • astutemind

        Stating a whole bunch of countries are on board is neither here nor there the same way if all the heads of the different families of the mafia meet and decide to execute someone and steal their business. It's still illegal. You're throwing up all kind's of ludicrous and nonsensical ancillary arguments, because you don't have a case. So now you're scratching around trying to manufacture/conjure up a justification for an unprovoked/illegal attack on Iran. And just in case you didn't see my other post. Israel HAS attacked other countries unprovoked. The latest example being Syria in 2007. So don't accuse people of making stuff up when they tell the truth that you either conveniently forget or are in denial of.

        November 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
    • Ground Zero

      Steve, you get the MORON OF THE DAY AWARD !!!!!!

      November 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  65. pistoya

    This is a total crock of Bull SH****T !!! We asnt to nuke Iran !!!! We will F....CKK them up the AAAAAASSSSS !!!!!

    November 7, 2011 at 12:27 am | Reply
    • Mark Levy

      yea go ahead pistoya, you will be the one fucked!! and you may like that!!

      November 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  66. NSA5552

    Please be advised that the Bush administration had received a correspondence in 2005-2006 to initiate a plan for a strike on Iran via US/NATO-NSA Integrated Commando Teams on the facilities under construction by Iran for Nuclear ambitions. The instructions where to conduct the operation by 2009.During the request the Bush administration was aware that the facilities under construction under Iran had not been secured completely with the enhanced steal infused concrete up-to 6-8 Feet thick through out the tunnels facilities. The instructions to the Bush Administration where also to create a deep bunker busting missile capable of penetrating deep into the earth, detonating. The Bush administration created such a device..Upon testing @ the Nevada test site in mid 2006 on a deep cave or geographically similar target in the proximity..The testing was halted due to environmental reasons. Although I did request that the test move to a safer location. it is unknown if the test was ever completed. In 2008-2009 The Obama administration made a bunker busting missile sale to Israel. Never the less the operation to send in teams to Rig-Sabotage Iranian Plutonium facilities never came about.The instructions to dissolve the facilities by 2009 had a target objective halting,suppressing,setting back or eliminating facilities that where spinning plutonium at close to 60 percent in 2007-2008 . Today, by mid 2012 Iran is at close to 90 percent uranium enrichment...QOD forces Operations are world wide. Iran has located uranium inside its own country, and also purchases uranium from rogue elements inside Africa..They have expanded in science and technology have missile defense at the speed of sound. Qod operatives have transported stock piles of weapons into Al-sadir city. They have buried there boots deep inside the Al-Sadir Army,HAMMAS,HIZBALAH and Other Jihadist. U236/37 devices are a strong potential use against Israel to counter an attack on the Iranian facilities.Revolutionary Guards have abducted a former FBI agent and he is being used to train in Israeli/U.S counter intelligence. A strike against Iran will engulf the region into mass conflict.Suicide bombers would be dispatched on all foes locally and abroad including Arsenals defense shields in Syria.Possible solutions include regional integration with U.S,Britain,Canadian, Jordanian,Saudi Arabian,Turkey,UAE others in creation of an alliance for a ground force integrated.Solution 2, support and global exposure of the next Iranian internal uprising. Solution 3 atmospheric solar powered laser technology weaponry implementation. Solution 4 stop any or on going isolation of Israel by networking, keeping all options open for a Palestine state including any peace plan that must be created by both parties internally with global support and dialogue. Solution 5, nuclear confrontation that will escalate globally..Not an option!! Although peace can be an option. History has reflected its never worked for Israel or countries in conflict with Israel. Deterring conflict with nations that perceive the free world as a threat must be approached in a manner acceptable to those nations.. In this case NATO-NSA INTEGRATED COMMANDO STRIKE TEAMS (BATTALIONS) are a necessity when an air strike can be implicated as missiles..Keep in mind that IRAN can make all the verbal statements it wants, including threats so on. But the truth is IRAN will not respond on a Nuclear level unless attacked at a Nuclear level!! Israel received post last week...

    November 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Reply
    • Mark Levy

      interesting post, thanks.

      November 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      You work for the NSA ?

      November 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Reply
  67. bob

    If ever there was a loose cannon in the world it's Israel. They wanted their own country in 1948 and they got it. They didn't have to fight for it, they just picked out an area and said "We'll take it" and the UN made it so. Now they want this, that and the other thing. They may start WWIII by hitting Iran but if the administration is smart – they'll say "You made your bed not lay it." Problem is, out troops in the Middle East and Europe will either get attacked or worse. If ever there was a time to pull everybody in uniform back to the US – it's now.

    November 6, 2011 at 10:25 am | Reply
    • Dean Havens

      Man, it’s tough being a Muslim. Everyday I have to carry around an AK47. Do you have any idea how heavy it gets, not to mention all that extra ammo weight really hurts my back. Then I have to make IED’s and handle all those dangerous explosives. You have no idea how dangerous that is to me. Why, I could get hurt. Being devout, I have to pray five times a day and I have arthritis in both knees and one elbow caused by shrapnel from my botched suicide mission. The knee bending causes me so much pain that I have become addicted to pain killers and I may have to enter rehab. And all the antibiotics i have to take to treat my STDs i contracted from having unprotected sex with my goat. Do you now how the sweat from wearing shahid explosive vest in 100 degree heat irritates my skin ? Then there are so many honor killings to take care of. I had to off my sister for talking to a boy and my auntie for leaving the house without me or one of my three male cousin’s muhammad, muhammad or muhammad . All our street riots to protest the people who are against our jihad operations are so very tiresome and they seem to go on forever. I just stay wore to a frazzle because it never ends! You infidels are so lucky because, it’s tough being a Muslim.

      November 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Reply
      • Mark Levy

        well judging by your idiotic post, it must be really tough to be....YOU! please post somewhere else, you're boring.

        November 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
    • you are stupid

      did you really just say israel didn't have to fight for their land? " They wanted their own country in 1948 and they got it. They didn't have to fight for it, they just picked out an area and said "We'll take it" and the UN made it so." are you kidding me? the UN did help, but you do realize that within hours and the following days after israel declared independence six arab armies attacked israel from all directions. Israel, a brand new country, with no army, beat Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Israel also gained territory in the process. saying Israel didn't have to fight for their land is ridiculous and untrue.

      November 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Reply
    • Fearless1

      Israel is our brother and ally. Do you read history or just make it up. If you do read history then you soon realize that Israel is a country that has over 4,000 years of history and whose country was much larger than it is now. No other existing country in the world has more history and serviceability than Israel does. UN actually gave that land to Israel, land that has always been Israel anyway. All of the other Arabs are in the entire rest of the Middle East which is vast. land as far as the eye can see. You can't blame Israel for being a little angry about these pathetic Islamic terrorist country's. We need to take these Islamic extremist country's out when we get the chance or else they will just continue to provoke both Israel and the US just like they did on 9/11.

      November 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Reply
      • astutemind

        Israel is our brother??? How/Where did you come to that conclusion. In fact forget that I asked. I don't need to hear your perverted opinion especially since it's nowhere in the Bible.

        November 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
    • astutemind

      Ain't that the truth Bob. That country is a stink bomb. They are always striving for the next war, trying to stir up trouble, seeing which country they could accuse of being a "threat" so as to conjure up a premise for an unprovoked attack AND attacking others unprovoked. Any other country that had done that we would have already bombed them.

      November 10, 2011 at 1:43 am | Reply
      • Ground Zero

        **** That country is a stink bomb

        My IQ just dropped reading this.

        November 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
      • astutemind

        You have an IQ?? What is it? The square root of -1.

        November 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
    • Ground Zero

      *** If ever there was a loose cannon in the world it's Israel. They wanted their own country in 1948 and they got it. They didn't have to fight for it, they just picked out an area and said "We'll take it" and the UN made it so.

      didnt have to fight for it ?????
      Attacked by Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq with additional help from other countries (kuwait).

      Two states had been offered, but the Arabs refused.
      Creating Israel was approved by a majority UN vote.

      You really hate jews dont you !

      November 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  68. David

    We certainly spend a lot of time and money defending Israel, funding Israel, pretending it doesn't have nuclear weapons, making excuses for Israel, casting vetoes at the UN, keeping Israel from sucking us into wars, ignoring Israel's occupation and human rights abuses, and trying to mediate what is really just a land dispute and not an existential debate or a theological issue.

    How about this? We don't give Israel any money but will defend it ONLY if it's attacked. We don't cast any vetoes at the UN or put up with settlements, and this will force Israel to negotiate from a level playing field. No military aid means Israel doesn't get to start wars and depend on the US to bail it out. Israel is like your neighbor's pit bull. It needs to be chained.

    November 6, 2011 at 3:25 am | Reply
    • Mark Levy

      good idea David, but the extreme right wing Jewish lobby in the usa will not let that happen.but i hope this happens though.

      November 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      Israel has never started a war.
      Your post was complete BS.

      November 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Reply
      • astutemind

        Nah, they just attack others unprovoked like they did to Syria in 2007.

        November 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  69. peace

    no war please ! ... no war please ! ... innocents will die, children will become orphans, women will become widows, cities will be destroyed ... nothing will be achieved ... no war please !

    November 6, 2011 at 1:21 am | Reply
  70. DeeCee1000

    Woohoo! World War 3 here we come! We, the ultimate species, the smartest, most violent, destructive, greediest species ever to grace the planet with our existence have not done enough to destroy the planet. We must make sure we do not leave any stone unturned since, as we all know, everything was created for us. Our God-given rights to be hateful, greedy,and destructive (as the most intelligent species) and our God-given right to dominate and conquer every atom of this planet is our destiny! Let us all join in praise for ourselves, the highest species, all of humanity. We can't afford to feed the thousands of innocents who die of hunger every day, but we are smart enough to spend billions on developing the best and latest weapons to destroy one another and the very planet that gave us existence. Let us all praise ourselves humanity! We've conquered, destroyed and proven time and again that we are indeed the most intelligent creatures ever to grace the face of this earth. Let the nuking begin!

    November 5, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  71. Concerned Citizen

    I am sick of the USA supporting Israel. When did the Israeli and Jewish lobby get more votes than the average American? Is it because they actually vote? Pay bribes. We need an investigation. NOW!.

    Our country is going down the tubes, and we are forced to fight another Israeli war. Their bankers pilfered our markets, we supported their market position with TARP. Enough is enough. Go back to Israel and stop USA aid for Israel. Then they will be forced to act responsibly with their Arab neighbours. Their actions is what upset the Arabs. Ther are just whiners and itching for a fight. And we get sucked into it.

    Give the Palestinians a ho,eland, and make Peace. Jesus must have been frustrated with them !

    November 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      What Israeli bankers are you talking about? There is not a single money center bank in all of Israel and as far as I know not a single dollar of TARP went to them Then again, perhaps you are just too stupid to know how to hid you antisemitism behind anti-Zionism.

      November 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Reply
      • Concerned Citizen

        I am talking about the Jewish Bankers and their cosy club in New York, and their Tax deductible doallars they send to Israel. I am a Jew and I am sick of being persecuted because of the actions of some Greedy people who don't understand the book.

        November 6, 2011 at 1:56 am |
      • Marco

        Paul, you don't call people stupid because they don't agree with zionist regime, we all know that the world problems are coming from the zionist, so the stupid here is you

        November 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
      • Clinton

        Paul, Really? .......... this is so stupid. Why do so many crackpots believe in some great Jewish conspiracy? It's gotta be somebody so pick on the Jews? Damn that's old. I mean historically, REALLY OLD... Is the US sympathetic to the Jewish people? Yes... that's no secret, we were also sympathetic to the Irish cause back in the day. It doesn't mean the US government was preparing to go fight against the British... And Being sympathetic to the Jewish people doesn't mean we'll fight any wars for them.... In fact, psychopath, tell me a war we've fought for Israel? For all the BULL!#@$ conspiracy theories i've heard over the years about Jews, i'd F@#$%ing love to see someone point out a war we got involved in because of Israel. ....... There ISN'T ONE! ... The Jews had 6 countries declare war on it in one day, and the US did NOT intervene... so tell me how we're fighting Jewish wars.... you tinfoil hat wearing psycho.

        November 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
      • Clinton

        excuse me paul, i meant to address that post to "Concerned Citizen" the crackpot, I certainly agree with your statement Paul.

        November 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
      • Mark Levy

        Clinton: please do us a favor: go and post somewhere else your racist venom, you are boring and I do not reda you anymore. Please!

        November 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
    • Mark Levy

      i agree with you as well, we are all fed up, and a minority supports israel which is now a parasite for the usa.

      November 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Reply
      • Clinton

        please explain that one Mark. I'd love to know how the US's support for Israel has hurt the US. Please, indicate what wars we've fought "for" Israel, Please indicate what the !@#$ supporting Israel has done to harm the United States? We're allies with many throughout the world are you saying we should not support our allies? Please explain this so i can see your point of view, from my standpoint right now, i'm just seeing a lot of Racism.

        November 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
      • Mark Levy

        to the zionst Clinton:
        I'll give you one among many: Unesco!
        The USA is now obliged (by an old law in 1990, made and influenced by the aipac lobby) to take its money OFF Unesco! just because Unesco accepted Palestine as its new member, then the USA has to take off its money for this great UN agency...the whole world is now watching how tight is the Israel's influence on the foreign policy of the USA. And shamefully the USA has to stop funding this great Unesco because of this law and because of its ties to Israel.... ENOUGH!

        Mark, Jew for a Just peace.

        November 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
      • Ground Zero

        ***Mark Levy

        i agree with you as well, we are all fed up, and a minority supports israel which is now a parasite for the usa.
        ---------------------------------------------------–
        Sorry Mark, you do not speak for all Americans.
        Nice try.

        November 10, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
    • Ground Zero

      *** Our country is going down the tubes, and we are forced to fight another Israeli war

      Please inform me of what war we have fought for Israel ?
      Why do anti Jews make up lies ?
      Propaganda doesnt work all the time, does it !

      November 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Reply
  72. JDSillig

    The US should be concerned if the rouge nuclear armed Israeli regime, which refuses to sign the NPT uses weapons we provided to attack a sovereign state based upon the baseless and unproven accusations published so far by the UN, which the US just two days ago declared irrelevant. The US cannot have it both ways, either the democratic body of nations is legitimate or it is not, so the US needs to either accept their ruling or get out of the UN. The so called evidence reported so far is even less credible than the lies put forth by Israel and the US to start Operation Control Iraqi Oil, so until I see real proof that Iran is a threat to the US, our boys and our treasury need to stay home. Let Israel twist in the wind on their own for a change.

    BTW, has our "greatest ally" ever fought along side or supported US troops anywhere at any time as Turkey has repeatedly?

    II did not think so.

    November 5, 2011 at 5:42 am | Reply
    • mark

      Nothing Rouge about Israels neuclear weapons. Mind your own business and it will never be an issue. The runt with the big mouth in Iran has been making threats against Israel on an almost daily basis.

      Israel has a right to exist an anyone who calls for Israels destruction like Iran will at some point be dealt with. Israels neuclear program has kept people like you and the rest of the Muslim nations from attacking.

      November 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Reply
      • xr6

        The dude is absolutely right about the npt. And its not Israels nukes that safe guard Israel, its the United Stated unconditional support of israel.I aint saying Israel should not exist , but theres even odds there gonna drag the USA into a war bc of unsubstantiated report of nuke building. To be honest Its hard to argue you shouldn't have them, when your neighbor has them also.

        November 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
      • Clinton

        xr6 – are you serious or just acting dumb on purpose? The IAEA is now a political or ethnicly backed organization? really? holy crap you're dumb, why are there so many racist idiots on CNN. There is no jewish conspiracy you idiot, take your tinfoil hat off and quit doing Meth... The IAEA found evidence that Iran is trying to build nukes, Israel knows they are the only target on the minds of millions of muslims and dozens of muslim nations... if it was the US or any other country in the world, there would be serious considerations for Military action. The US has already shown what it intends to do with Iran... continue to pursue diplomatic and economic pressure on that country until it abandons it's Nuclear weapons program. Israel may strike against Iran preemptively and i don't blame them... you tell me if mexico or South or Central American country spent the last 60 years praying to annihilate your entire race and then started building nukes you wouldn't feel compelled to stop them? You're fu@#ing dumb

        November 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
      • Mark Levy

        this Mark is a dangerous racist zionist, please go and post somewhere else your venim!

        Mark Levy, Jew for Peace

        November 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
      • Jason Wilkins

        Why are Zionists so racist, yet call anyone that opposes Israel bombing another country anti-Jew and racist? It is time for Israel to put their bigboy pants on and stop acting like spoiled children.

        November 9, 2011 at 10:11 am |
    • Ground Zero

      *** the rouge nuclear armed Israeli regime, which refuses to sign the NPT
      -----------------------------------
      Please inform me of what law that says Israel has to sign the NPT treaty ?

      Just another anti jew rant.

      November 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  73. Tracy

    I love all the sofa warriors screaming and crying for war. Your fat asses aren't the ones that will be doing the fighting,it's not your lives that will be on the line, so dont' be so quick to say the US needs to back up Israel when they start WW3. It's time americans started taking care of americans. Let Israel fight their own battles. It's also time for US politicians to start doing what's best for american citizens, instead of doing what's best for Israel.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:26 am | Reply
    • hk

      totally agree...Dunno how many ppl here shouting for war has family members involved in wars...Its so easy to say lets attack iran but fact remains soldiers are humans and they do die and many will cry when that happens which will never be shown on tv...U.s. has lost many lives in these wars and dont think its really worth it...If israel is so hell bent on attacking Iran then they should go on their own cos its their enemy...stupidity is not patriotism..

      November 5, 2011 at 2:54 am | Reply
      • Jason Wilkins

        100% agree, let Israel handle their own affairs, the USA has its own problems.

        November 9, 2011 at 10:13 am |
    • xr6

      Agreed

      November 5, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Reply
  74. hk

    Well one thing is sure in the chinese must be loving this...it will be loving the fact u.s. will sooner or later be dragged into this war and will be weakened significantly...dont think Iran is a push over like af and iraq....so really the u.s. should stay away from this....a country like u.s. cannot afford too many wars with a bad economy.....

    November 5, 2011 at 1:16 am | Reply
    • Ground Zero

      I wouldnt worry about China.
      US is Chinas biggest trading partner.
      Without us China's economy would collapse.
      We also have control or influence over oil that China desperatly needs.
      China can bark all it wants, but it wont bite.

      November 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Reply
      • AL

        Remember, China's military is mainly for defencing their homeland. Not aggressive to other countries. In the past so many years, they never invaded other countries as US did. And only US military was/is all over the world. US has to learn how to live peacefully with the rest of the world and shift all the political power back to U.N.

        November 11, 2011 at 8:48 am |
      • RunnerX

        all we gotta do is feed the jews to the islamsists and we get to hop into bed with a new trade partner instead of giving arms, equipment and funding to a bunch of loose cannons who have been caught stealing from US on several occasions. What have the jews ever done for us besides the headache?

        November 13, 2011 at 9:09 am |
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