February 2nd, 2012
06:29 PM ET

Panetta believes Israel could strike Iran this spring

By Barbara Starr

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has come to the conclusion there is a growing likelihood Israel could attack Iran sometime this spring in an effort to destroy its suspected nuclear weapons program, according to a senior administration official.

The official declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the information.

Panetta's views were first reported by the Washington Post's David Ignatius, who wrote Panetta "believes there is strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June - before Iran enters what Israelis described as a 'zone of immunity' to commence building a nuclear bomb."

Asked by reporters in Brussels, where Panetta is attending NATO meetings, the defense secretary refused to comment. But Panetta told reporters the U.S. has "indicated our concerns" to Israel, according to a transcript provided by the Defense Department.

But the official also noted that Israel goes through cycles of making aggressive statements about its intentions toward Iran in an effort to pressure the United States and the West to take more action.

Iran's supreme leader issued a blunt warning Friday that war would be detrimental to the United States - and that Iran is ready to help anyone who confronts "cancerous" Israel.

"You see every now and then in this way they say that all options are on the table. That means even the option of war," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during Friday prayers in Tehran. "This is how they make these threats against us.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Thursday that Iran may be close to the point "which may render any physical strike as impractical," according to Reuters.

But just a few weeks ago, Barak suggested things were not as urgent, saying an Israeli decision on whether to strike Iran's nuclear program was "very far off."

A "confluence' of intelligence has led Panetta to this conclusion, the official told CNN, but declined to offer any specifics except noting that the United States conducts intelligence operations aimed at Israel as it does with many other allies.

The senior administration official also noted that there is a general understanding in the administration that Israel may have come to the firm conclusion Iran is developing a nuclear weapon.  Just last week, the recently retired chief of Israeli military intelligence told CNN's David McKenzie that the "Iranians have already decided that they want nuclear weapons," he said.  But he added they haven't decided fully to go through with creating the weapons.

The official U.S. assessment is that Iran has not yet made that decision, the source said.

At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus, who said he has regular discussions with Israel's leadership and intelligence head, noted that "Israel does see this possibility as an existential threat to their country, and I think that it is very important to keep that perspective in mind."

At the same hearing, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper noted the United States works closely with the Israelis and said the notion that Israel could strike is "a very sensitive issue right now."

"This is an area that we are very, very concerned about," Clapper said.

Panetta's press secretary, George Little, declined to comment on the report. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently said it would be premature for the United States to consider striking Iran.

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  1. Brian

    Is Iran still executing political prisoners? In 1988 Iran executed 30,000 political prisoners.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:55 am | Reply
    • Al

      Still illegal to attack a country that executes prisoners, sorry! =)

      February 3, 2012 at 1:59 am | Reply
  2. Vietvet

    If Israel attacks Iran let the Israelis suffer the consequences by themselves. And, let all the Zionists in the U.S. contribute there own money and risk their own lives for what they believe in. Israel is not an American problem.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:53 am | Reply
  3. John K

    Nothing like sturring up the hornets nest and fear. I love the sensationalism! Hay while you are at it why not say there will be a nuclear bomb set off. That will really sell some news.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:51 am | Reply
    • Vietvet

      John K., it is all about American interests. You know, the interests of those that make money from the manufacture of weapons and platforms for delivering them. And, the interests of the Zionists who include Jews and Christian Fundamentalists – but not all Jews, and not all Christian Fundamentalists.

      Haven't we seen this picture before?

      February 3, 2012 at 1:59 am | Reply
  4. Melting Pot

    Go hide under your bed before those evil ayrabs get you! And please, no fake tough guy responses. We know you are a coward, regardless of the phony bravado you show. Or show us your childishness with some school yard insults!

    February 3, 2012 at 1:50 am | Reply
  5. Abdurrahman

    If it is illegal and destructive to manufacture nuclear weapons, then why don't all the other countries possessing nuclear weapons destroy them.. Or does it mean since Iran is an Islamic state it has no right to posses one?? How many other Islamic states will America and its supporters Ruin??

    February 3, 2012 at 1:42 am | Reply
    • Maude

      Hopefullly all of them.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:45 am | Reply
      • Maria Bonseille

        Thanks for your worthless comment, Jew. Hopefully you'll destroy yourselves by accident. Your hatred is unjustified, you create hatred, division, polarization. The world would be a much better place without you.

        February 3, 2012 at 2:35 am |
    • Schmoogalicious

      Good point, Abdurrahman. If Israel and the US are so scared of other people's nukes, why would they think other people aren't scared of theirs? Iran has every bit as much right to build nuclear weapons as Israel does.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:48 am | Reply
      • P.S

        Yup, say that as a nuclear weapon destroys everything you love. Some nations are simply too unstable and violent to have such weapons. Ideally, no one should have them

        February 3, 2012 at 1:56 am |
      • EG

        When you have Adolf Hitler II heading a country which makes a threat to "wipe Israel off the map," you wipe out Adolf first. We're not having another Holocaust again, folks. Whatever Israel chooses to do in order to defend itself will be for the greater good. And to the anti-Zionist, anti-Semitic individuals on here: save your hate-rants for someone else.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:57 am |
      • @P.S.

        oh you mean like violently unstable North Korea, yet i haven't seen a mushroom cloud over Seoul, explain your comment, which countries are too dangerous to have nukes. because last i checked, the US was the only one to use nukes against it's enemies

        February 3, 2012 at 1:59 am |
    • Take Out Iran

      Islam is a violent religion, hopefully Israel strikes, and WWIII will start and end faster than any other war in history.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:49 am | Reply
      • oh please

        if islam is so violent why hasn't pakistan nuked india?

        February 3, 2012 at 1:56 am |
      • joneses

        Everyone should start calling out THIS type of antisemitic hate. People like you alienated the whole world, moderate people who never ever dreamed of taking sides.

        You start crying foul and complain of antisemitism at the slightest remark, yet shout loudly, shamelessly antisemitic comments against other Semitic populations. Your hypocrisy wiped out all our compassion.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:57 am |
  6. Stevo

    Just in time for the summer driving season.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:41 am | Reply
    • Maude

      Might I suggest right off the cliff !

      February 3, 2012 at 1:45 am | Reply
      • Madmoon

        Lady you need mental therapy.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:58 am |
  7. Schmoogalicious

    If Israel doesn't want its neighbors to try to acquire nuclear weapons perhaps it should agree to destroy its own nukes so there can be a nuclear-free Middle East. If I were Iranian and had to live in the same region as Israel, I'd sure as heck want to have a nuclear weapon on my side as well. Israel started the nuclear arms race in the Middle East through its own subterfuge and deception (deception of the US in particular).

    February 3, 2012 at 1:40 am | Reply
    • Al

      Well said

      February 3, 2012 at 1:41 am | Reply
    • deception of the US, really?

      i mean they probably got them from us, the cold war and all...

      February 3, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply
    • Take Out Iran

      They get all their weapons from us, they have the same weapons we do.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply
    • Schmoogalicious

      Actually "deception of the US, really?" and "Take Out Iran", the French helped Israel build nukes in the 1960s. The Americans demanded the right to inspect Israel's facilities to make sure they weren't building nukes and were obeying the law, but the Israelis tricked them by putting up walls just in the nick of time and then tearing them down when the Americans left. Israel doesn't have a leg to stand on when criticizing the Iranians today.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:52 am | Reply
      • P.S

        You are foolish. The U.S and Israel are stable, moral, responsible countries. Iran is run by a pyschopath that literally supports the murder of innocent civilians

        February 3, 2012 at 1:58 am |
  8. Sami

    Oh Israel plzzz attack soon, cuz i wanna see Iran's retaliation. just take it like a man when u see ten thousand rockets leave a shadows over Jerusalem, then all the Jews can piss in their pants, Israel's country size is like the size of Iran's left nut so if its a nuke war Israel will need many nukes vs Iran just needs one over Israel and Israel would as flat as the pancake that im ganna eat for 2moros breakfest

    February 3, 2012 at 1:38 am | Reply
    • Take Out Iran

      I guess you missed the conversation where Iran has no nukes, and Israel is more technologically advanced than any other country over there. If Israel attacks Iran, there won't be anything left. Keep your hopes up though!

      February 3, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply
      • joe

        wake up!

        February 3, 2012 at 1:50 am |
    • EG

      I have a question for you, Sami. And I hope you'll be brave enough to answer it: Do you think you were BORN to hate Israel, or do you think you were TAUGHT to hate Israel? Can you answer honestly? Because maybe we need to start having a conversation about why there is so much hatred out there Would you be willing to answer that?

      February 3, 2012 at 2:05 am | Reply
    • Prism

      Aww, and if there were no Israelis, that would make you a really happy and sane person, right? Why don't you use your energy to educate yourself instead, perhaps read a book or two, and get yourself a really good psychiatrist.

      February 4, 2012 at 12:17 am | Reply
  9. MFXO

    When ignorance reigns lives are lost.

    Some commenters on here disgust me, and are a disgrace to ALL of humanity.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:35 am | Reply
    • Take Out Iran

      Just take out Iran, problem solved. They're building nukes and their "leadership" and religious freaks are stupid and ignorant enough to use them. World War III.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:45 am | Reply
      • joe

        you willing to send your son over to get killed? else STFU and just pay your taxes .... as you do every year ... hopefully we can use tax $ to build schools and roads.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:52 am |
      • MFXO

        Sadly the problem will never be solved. Wiping out a nation would not help anything. I agree action needs to be taken, but it needs to be responsible, well thought out action. Nothing irrational.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:58 am |
  10. Kevin

    Where are the dissidents in Iran? Do they know that their great Persion Culture is about to become a big piece of glass if they don't take matters into their own hands?
    This is insane.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
    • Reza

      The people there support their government more each day. As each day passes, and there are more failed illegal economic sanctions, assassination attempts, and threats to attack Iran by the US and Israel, the people are more unified. The US and Israel are terrorists and the world just watches and turns a blind eye.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:36 am | Reply
  11. Brian

    Keep in mind, Iran has a Jewish community. At this point it is small but it is one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:33 am | Reply
    • Iran

      25,000 Jews live in Iran PEACEFULLY with out them being bothered

      February 3, 2012 at 1:39 am | Reply
      • Maude

        Good God they are everywhere. Just like roaches.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:47 am |
      • Peikoviany

        Maude, there are street corners everywhere, so you'll always have work.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:13 am |
      • Prism

        The Israeli Arabs live very well too, with full democratic rights and freedom of speech.

        February 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  12. MVN

    I hope the Israelies will end this craziness once and for all. Those terrorist mullahs need to meet their maker, crazy Mohammad and their virgins, the sooner the better. Please send them a few of your secret bombs so we can get rid of the Iranians and do the world a favor. Israel, it's important to remember that once those coward Iranians get the nukes , it could be the end of your exiistence. Let's do it Israel. Save the world from the devil possessed Islam. This Islam religion is so evil so let get rid of it.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:33 am | Reply
    • Al

      I guess you ordered the extra-large tin foil hat?

      February 3, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
    • joe

      You want a burger with that? .... maybe we should ship you to Iraq and let them play you a bit.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:42 am | Reply
    • Melting Pot

      I hope MVN is ready to go and put his life on the line to support his beliefs. Otherwise he is just another cowardly armchair warrior.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:43 am | Reply
  13. Tristan

    So Iran has nuclear reactors. So do we, they may want nuclear weapons, well we have them. Lets bomb Iran just in case they get them. Typical we are the only country to have used weapons of Mass Destruction, but if any other country trys to make them it's a an outrage.. We had nuclear weapons all around the USSR nd were constantly violating there air space so they put a few nukes in Cuba and we were prepared to have World War 3. Just glad they werent violating our air space or we would of had WW3. The international community should be doing sanctions against us not against Iran. Our country is the crazy one not Iran

    February 3, 2012 at 1:29 am | Reply
    • Joe

      A nuclear Iran would be much crazier than any country you have ever seen

      February 3, 2012 at 1:54 am | Reply
  14. The Rock

    I really don't care about whether or not ayrabs have a majority share inn CNN or not. CNN is american, pure and simple.
    Please kill all these terrorists before they kill us.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:29 am | Reply
    • joe

      You are an i diot.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
      • The Rock

        What you're afraid to write idiot asshole? Please have some of your mother's shit before I come and "entertain" you.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:39 am |
    • Maude

      Your request is denied. I think you're scared of your own shadow. You probably still suckle at your mother's teets .

      February 3, 2012 at 1:37 am | Reply
      • The Rock

        not really but I'll try yours Maude baby.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:40 am |
    • joe

      Where are you from? slums of Oakland? Amazing how low you are willing to go ... but who cares you are just a a useful idiot with no brain!

      February 3, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply
      • Maude

        Are u "the" Joe he Plumber ? fool honkey

        February 3, 2012 at 1:52 am |
      • The Rock

        No dickface I am from the great United Statesn of America and if you don't like it you can go fuck yourself. I go as low as I must, so why don't you and that slut Maude go fuck each other.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:53 am |
    • LandoftheFree

      The "Rock" woo0o0ooo0o000ooo ....

      Go back to Oakland and maybe we can get some 49ers to teach you proper spelling and manners! forget it ... you are just a waste of time for anybody with more than few brain cells.!

      February 3, 2012 at 2:06 am | Reply
    • The Rock

      Sorry guys ... I am an idiot!

      February 3, 2012 at 2:07 am | Reply
  15. Al

    Hey Americans, why aren't you attacking North Korea? They actually developed nukes and are probably getting them more potent every year. Their leadership always talks publicly about blasting away their enemies, South Korea (you know, your ally you have sworn to defend). Hell, they even shell some of South Korea's territory now and then, and even sunk one of their subs! Maybe it's because YOU ARE ISRAEl's BEOOOOTCH and Israel dictates your foreign policy!

    February 3, 2012 at 1:27 am | Reply
    • well, good point.

      No seriously, lets use North Korea as case study for Iran. The DRNK got nukes and is arguably as unpredictable or perhaps even more unpredictable that the regime in Iran. The north got nukes, yet even when they did, their use wasn't meant for Seoul, it was a new bargaining chip. Look at iran its regime is desperate and the population appears to becoming more and more disenfranchised with those in power. I think iran wants a nuke for the same reasons North Korea wanted one, a bargaining chip to bring the west to the negotiating table. However they could be looking for a regional deterrence (like india/pakistan for instance). Whatever the case Iran wouldn't be the first in the middle east to have nukes and surely not the first majority muslim nation.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
    • Schmoogalicious

      AI, the US never attacks countries that can fight back. We only use our "shock and awe" against weak and poverty-stricken countries. Bush would never have attacked Iraq if he thought they really had nukes (and his administration knew darned well they didn't).

      February 3, 2012 at 1:44 am | Reply
    • Joe

      OIL

      February 3, 2012 at 1:57 am | Reply
  16. DoggSho

    @Maude, All manner of sin and blasphemies against the Son Of Man will be forgiving, and all manner of sin and blasphemies against GOD The FATHER will be forgiving, but he who blasphemy against The HOLY SPIRIT will never be forgiven, not in this age, nor in the age to come.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:27 am | Reply
    • Maude

      IForgive me lord, for I just finished another bottle of the "holy sprit" hick... hick... Bastard!

      February 3, 2012 at 1:42 am | Reply
  17. Fatima

    I am sorry for mi hussbund Mamoud. Wee wuld like to apolojeyz fur all the badd theengs hee hass said. Eye dont theenk hee hass had much sleep laytley. Perhaps eye can help himm ther. Att any rate pleeze accept my apoloogy.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply
    • Maude

      No - you still must be killed... (at once).

      February 3, 2012 at 1:43 am | Reply
    • Joe

      Tell your husband not to worry. It's clear from these post that our country is screwed. Look at what these people post, it's ridiculous. Our own citizens are absolutely clueless and to wrapped up in everything else to understand the bottom line and to scared to do whats needed. It's only a matter of time before we fail, everyone knows it and is pissed about it. Prey for the flood, then we can all start fresh. Titor-

      February 3, 2012 at 2:04 am | Reply
  18. billybob22

    Jesus was a Zombie ghost? I just had to comment on that. Perhaps it was / is so.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:23 am | Reply
    • either or

      can't be a zombie and a ghost. defeats the purposes

      February 3, 2012 at 1:28 am | Reply
    • Barb

      It was a joke... O.o. you know.. a funny haha. Maude called him a Ghost. I say he's a Zombie because he "rose" from the dead.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:39 am | Reply
      • yeah a bad joke

        you know a non-haha, crickets, vegetable throwing

        February 3, 2012 at 1:45 am |
    • Joe

      Jesus was more of a cross bread ape/alien. As we all are.

      February 3, 2012 at 2:05 am | Reply
  19. LR

    The comments here remind me how utterly ignorant most of the world's population is. Faceless morons pontificating in extremely poor English, attempting to make a point only to become tangled in their own putrid hate-speak. I'm surprised they were able to crawl the dirt road from their huts to find a place witty electricity.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:21 am | Reply
    • Mamoud

      Wat iss a place that is witty electricity?

      February 3, 2012 at 1:31 am | Reply
  20. Ken

    WTF was Panetta thinking? How would he like Israel to telegraph potential US military actions?

    February 3, 2012 at 1:20 am | Reply
    • Peter

      So you think now all of a sudden, Iran will decide to switch on their radars and power up their surface-to-air batteries because of some comment like that?? lol Every second of every day Iran is in a state of watchfulness. They have two military power houses threatening to illegally attack them.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:23 am | Reply
  21. Matamore

    Iranian leaders have voiced out their wish to destroy Israel and will never recognize its sovereignty. Now, lets put it the other way round. What if Isareli leaders said that they would wipe Iran out of the map of the owrld and that Iran had the bomb ... I wonder what the Iranians reaction would be ...

    February 3, 2012 at 1:17 am | Reply
    • Dan

      Wake up dude. It doesn't matter what people say, but what they do. Iran hasn't attacked anyone in decades, or maybe it's hundreds of years. Your argument to illegally attack their sovereign nation is nowhere near strong enough.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:20 am | Reply
      • Barb

        Exactly, and this situation is almost exactly like how we got involved in Iraq a few years back. This time, we've actually gotten people to go in and investigate, and Israel seems to be more for attacking now, than they were before. A little odd.. They obviously didn't want the U.N. to actually try and work it out.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:23 am |
      • actually

        iran launched several offensives during the Iran-Iraq War. but yeah i do agree outside that Iran and earlier Persia has been very neutral on world affairs as well as military intervention. You would think Iran would use the nuclear weapon against Riyadh just as soon as it would against tel aviv. even if it got a nuclear weapon, its use is unlikely, it will simply use it as every other nation does (as an ultimate deterrence).

        February 3, 2012 at 1:26 am |
      • Jew

        Youre right. They havent. They indirectly fund people who attack other people. Israel didnt attack anyone either. You try living in a country where a rocket falling on your house is not even front page news. Israel gets bombed from every side. Anyone would fight back. Israel never threatened to destroy anyone. They defend themselves.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:28 am |
      • Barb

        @Jew- Yes and we openly and directly fund how many other countries? We just sold a ton of weapons to Iraq. We sell weapons to a great number of people, as well as, fund their military. How is Iran's funding any different than the U.S. funding?

        February 3, 2012 at 1:32 am |
      • iranian

        iran sponsers terror world wide !

        February 3, 2012 at 1:33 am |
      • @jew, actually again

        in the 6 day war in 1967, israel attacked the egyptian air force on june 5th. Also in the 2006 lebanon war, Israel also preemptively attacked military forces of lebanon and lebanese infrastructure (and no I'm not talking about the 2006 hezbollah-israeli war same time period, but israel launched a counter-offensive after a hezbollah offensive operation).

        February 3, 2012 at 1:43 am |
      • Joe

        Iran is just a decoy that we are all buying into, look less and you will find more truth

        February 3, 2012 at 2:09 am |
    • Barb

      You do realize that Iran probably said that because their tired Israel sending in assassins to kill off their scientist and officials, right? Do you also realize that right now Iran is trying to work with the U.N. and Israel is pushing hard for us to act, rather than be diplomatic? The U.S. is considered warmongers because we're always 'there' instead of taking the diplomatic route. We invaded Iraq under false pretenses and didn't even try very hard to investigate whether they actually had WMD before doing so. That isn't very far into our past, yet people seem to be forgetting it already.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:27 am | Reply
      • Barb

        their=they're.. and my last comment was to Matamore

        February 3, 2012 at 1:29 am |
      • Joe

        Certain characters of the worlds governments have done their job to fool you all. HAHAHA

        February 3, 2012 at 2:12 am |
    • Jerry

      Did you actually hear the Iranian government threaten to destroy Israel?

      February 3, 2012 at 1:29 am | Reply
      • Jew

        Really? Yes I have. YES!

        February 3, 2012 at 1:34 am |
      • Joe

        Several times Jerry, wake up.

        February 3, 2012 at 2:13 am |
      • Jerry

        @Jew, when? By whom? Exact words in Persian or just the drivel fed to you by the western media? I have asked and am hoping to be enlightened regarding the exact occasion when Iran threatened to "wipe"Israel off the map! Or is this all just Fox news and the AIPAC propaganda to involve the U.S into another misadventure in the M.E.?

        February 3, 2012 at 2:27 am |
  22. Dan

    Ever notice how every time you hear about another country threatening the use of force against another sovereign nation, it's always the US or Israel. So who is the REAL threat to world peace?

    February 3, 2012 at 1:17 am | Reply
    • MFXO

      You're an idiot.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:28 am | Reply
      • Al

        Truth hurts, eh MFXO? You're the idiot

        February 3, 2012 at 1:33 am |
    • Joe

      There are almost 200 countries in todays world. Do your news sources cover everyone?? Your news world is but a drop in the bucket compared to reality.

      February 3, 2012 at 2:15 am | Reply
    • Prism

      Ignorant, moronic people like you.

      February 4, 2012 at 12:23 am | Reply
  23. canadian

    Hmmmm wonder where all those nukes went when the U.S.S.R broke up

    February 3, 2012 at 1:16 am | Reply
  24. mohammmad

    Jews need to distance themselves from Israel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_jvXnPG9Xc

    February 3, 2012 at 1:14 am | Reply
  25. mohammmad

    I have no doubt in my head that Iranian nuclear capabilites are 100% peaceful and will remain so unless Iran is attacked with nuclear tactical weapons then that will change. I can't see that not changing in any way if that happens! they are not angles.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply
    • Ken

      You are a naive @$$

      February 3, 2012 at 1:18 am | Reply
    • Jew

      Wow could have fooled the rest of us. Im sure they are, especially housed in an underground facility and inaccessable to the international atomic agency. Im just so confident youre telling the truth that im waiting for israel to bomb it just to verify youre telling the truth.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:18 am | Reply
    • is iran still down with

      russia helping build reactors as a verification for peaceful intentions? i know that idea was tossed around in the early 2000's. Russia acting on behalf of the UN. why isn't this still on the table

      February 3, 2012 at 1:18 am | Reply
    • tim

      try telling that to americans when all you hear on the news is "When Iran will have a nuke, and when we should invade Iran, when will Israel invade Iran, when will Iran nuke Israel, Iran will block the 34 mile wide strait of hormuz." The media in the USA is not much different than the media in North Korea.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:21 am | Reply
    • cpeters

      Please do destroy yourselves; it will be a pleasure to watch.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:28 am | Reply
    • Joe

      Everyone should step aside and let the real fight begin, consume and end. There is no other choice. At this point on planet earth..... FIGHTING WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING. I will be sorry for your loses, let the storm come im begging you!

      February 3, 2012 at 2:19 am | Reply
  26. tim

    who cares? we need to get the hell out of middle eastern affairs. they have their own troops, we have our own oil. this will end terrorism as we know it.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:10 am | Reply
    • won't happen

      you and i know that won't happen. unless of course you wish to nationalize energy in this country? which I'm all about.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:15 am | Reply
      • tim

        yeah, we need one more thing nationalized.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:33 am |
      • what have we nationalized?

        no major industries in the US are nationalized, so I'm not sure what you mean. even where the government competes their are many private competitors

        February 3, 2012 at 1:52 am |
  27. how?

    how will such an operation be carried out. either way you see it, they have to violate other people's airspace to carry out the strike. how extensive are the strikes? because this will be an offensive operation and regardless of the cause, retaliation will occur and be justified in the international arena. Iran has long range missiles and a relatively large proxy force in southern lebanon. If this happens, i don't wanna have to bail out israel because it just started the next middle east war.

    Also if the saudi's haven't done anything yet, would it be preemptive for israel to attack? after all saudi arabia probably doesn't want iran to have nukes as much as israel.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:09 am | Reply
  28. shagpal

    jewsrael full of festering, warmongering jewbags.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply
    • Maude

      No worse than Christain and Muslim scumbags. All of you should exterminated.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:07 am | Reply
      • Maude

        The whole lot of ya should be placed in a burlap bag and drowned by the river. Scums

        February 3, 2012 at 1:08 am |
      • Truth

        You mad bro? LOL muade u mad? Why so mad?? LOL never gonna happen. Racists will be the 1st to be exterminated. Keep dreaming, There are more than 3 billion Muslims and Christians combined and growing. I doubt you'll talk shit when they take ur racist kind out of existence.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:15 am |
      • canadian

        i agree with Maude you are 99% of the worlds problem religion sucks

        February 3, 2012 at 1:19 am |
      • Maude

        me legs are trembling.... me afraid. I still wanna drown all of ya !!

        February 3, 2012 at 1:22 am |
    • Ted

      If someone told you they hated you, didn't want to see you alive, you know they had a plan to kill you, and they were ready in implement their plan to kill you and everyone in your neighborhood, you would just sit there and them them strike first knowing you'd be killed and then it would be too late to do anything.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:38 am | Reply
  29. Rolf

    I think Israel will attack Iran in such a manner that Iran won't know it is being attacked until it is too late. I doubt if Israel will do any attack starting by announcing the season the attack would take place. One thing for sure. Should an attack take place successfully, many countries would breathe a sigh of relief at the same time denouncing Israel for doing so. My opinion: 85% of the people in the world have anti-semitic feelings. Nothing new. Eh?

    February 3, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply
    • we still got it worse

      well if 85% of the world hates jews, then 90% hates black people. i mean even israel worked with apartheid south africa. you think you got it bad? shucks you don't know half the story...

      February 3, 2012 at 1:12 am | Reply
    • joneses

      This shows that Obama is not Bush - they could not convince US to attack Iran, so they would have to do their own fighting. And show the world who the real terrorists are.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:14 am | Reply
  30. The Rock

    Will somebody please stop this/ these terrorists from commenting? Why are they here anyways> I thought that real Americans cared for their country, not these raghead meat lickers who somehow got in. Find them and send them back I say. Damn turbanfucks.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply
    • Nature_Just_Nature

      dude, remember Internet is "international " – its not just in US/Israhell

      February 3, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply
      • northwest dude

        Maude-you're an idiot, plain and simple.
        Nature_just_nature. you may be right that the internet is international, but CNN is an american news corporation

        February 3, 2012 at 1:09 am |
      • Maude

        CNN is international. You have CNN india, China, Brazil....etc.... Arabs own majority shares in CNN and Fox news. You
        Americans, in the meantime, are foreclosing your houses and beating your wives.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:17 am |
      • I'm pretty sure...

        wife beating is universal...sad

        February 3, 2012 at 1:21 am |
    • Truth

      You mad bro? LOL u mad. Everyone person in the U.S is europeans, this land belongs to the natives my friend. You should go back where you came from this is my country now and there's nothing you can do. I pity racists lol always mad!!!

      February 3, 2012 at 1:02 am | Reply
    • Maude

      You are a fool. Jesus is a bastard in that he was conceived by a ghost ( all ghost's are satanic) while mary was married to jjoseph. Thus jesus is born a bastard.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:04 am | Reply
      • Barb

        He rose from the dead. So, how does that work? A zombie ghost?

        February 3, 2012 at 1:08 am |
      • Maude

        He never rose from the dead. This story came from legends of Mithra– who was born 3000 years before christ.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:14 am |
  31. rdg18

    Someone needs to stand against the nuclear Hitler. The US doesn't have the guts to stand against them.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply
    • joneses

      yea, keep trying to get US fight your wars!

      February 3, 2012 at 1:27 am | Reply
  32. Nature_Just_Nature

    Watch and weep US! India and china buy iranian oil – just 2 weeks back

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D27l-_Jh78

    February 3, 2012 at 12:52 am | Reply
    • Jew

      Who cares. Israel will handle it.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:54 am | Reply
      • Truth

        LOL isreal cant even handle themselves, they cry for us marines to help them out. There a bunch of girls!!!

        February 3, 2012 at 1:04 am |
      • Sami

        Yeah is Israhell is ganna handle on su$k!g Irans c0@k, that lil mini country is ganna be in big big trouble if they even cross Irans border

        February 3, 2012 at 1:06 am |
  33. mohammmad

    Another land grap attempt by Israel. If Iran wants to exterminate Jews it would have been easier for them to start with the ones they have in their parliament. The bible says Israel borders are from river Nile to Euphrates, the Israeli flag manifests this with the two blue lines and David star in the Middle. Some will say the two lines are based on the Jewish prayer shawl and stop there without saying why the shawl has these two lines in the first place.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:49 am | Reply
    • Maude

      Who cares .... Who the hell cares...

      February 3, 2012 at 12:54 am | Reply
      • joneses

        Correct Maude. Why should we care?

        Why don't we let them figure out their own problems, and refuse to be attracted in their conflicts?

        February 3, 2012 at 1:02 am |
    • Name*steve

      You r butt plug!! Dont u no hate only brings more hate!? Read Koran!!! Mohammmed did not preach hate! U r just ignorant!

      February 3, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply
      • Maude

        Good God... he was too busy raping a six year old.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:18 am |
  34. mamoud

    Ha ha ha U all theenk thatt eye lif inna cave. I lif inn a golden palace where the servantts r menully unstabul und eue amm the boss. Jus lyke Iran will bee the boss uf U Israily dogs. Jessus is a fakir and a frawd und google transslate iss ok fur mee.. So pleeze efereewun. Shut the fuck up. Eye amm hear ass a man trying to gif U all a brake. Stay away frum Iran or wee weel keel U. Jewish mongrel dogs. All praze bee unto Allah!

    February 3, 2012 at 12:46 am | Reply
    • Jew

      Im pretty sure you rode the short bus to school or the cave or whatever. Lets clear one thing up, prey to anyone you want. No one cares. Just realize one thing- no one cares about your opinion. If iran is filled with people like yourself well then I believe we have solved israels riddle of why they want to bomb iran.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
      • mamoud

        Pleeze go back to yor Yamullka land pig.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:56 am |
    • robert

      I just shit myself reading your comment. Really funny 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 12:55 am | Reply
      • Prism

        That's because you have shit for brains.

        February 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
    • mohammmad

      Imposter. People overseas won't say eye for I, or theze for these. They won't pronounce words correctly let alone write them as they pronounce them. That's someone who lives in the US.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply
      • Jew

        To both gentlmen with almost the same name mohammed and mahmoud or whatever, the land does not belong to anyone. Israel has a slab of land that everyone seems to want. Why? Leave israel alone, go fuck yourselves, and live your life. All of your hate, well take it out on yourself. Save everyone the hassle. Go to sleep and dont wake up. Please and thank you.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:06 am |
      • Mamoud

        Eat shit and die shylock

        February 3, 2012 at 1:36 am |
  35. US anonymous

    Has anyone had the idea that US should diplomatically pull India closer as friends? They hate pakistani's and iranians. check. They, themselves have been victims of terrorism (mubai hotel incident) and yet remain strong and resiliant. Instead of sending foreign aid to them jacktard Pakistani's, we need to send that check to India and help solidify an up-and-coming superpower in India as a close friend. Again, it all comes back their hatred for pakistani's and Iranians (their Hindu) AND they keep their region secure 99.99% of the time. INDIA JOIN HANDS W/ US!!!!

    February 3, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
    • Nature_Just_Nature

      u dont read much, do ya?

      india is tired of US as well. it just signed contract to buy iranian oil for $12 billion per year. if us disallows bank they will pay in gold or rupee.
      google it .

      Not every country is a lackey of Israel/US

      February 3, 2012 at 12:45 am | Reply
      • US anonymous

        Sorry i don't read every mainstream piece about another country's contracts on oil purchases.. Do you? IF so, you need some meds and some sessions.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:49 am |
    • Maude

      IIndians hate all white people . The Bits screwed us over long time ago. The white monkey race will not be our friend. Jai Hind !

      February 3, 2012 at 12:45 am | Reply
      • Nature_Just_Nature

        well said!

        February 3, 2012 at 12:46 am |
      • US anonymous

        I'm glad you talk shit on the internet and not behind the convenience store desk.. maybe I should go rob that Indian down the street who runs the quicky mart. I'll tell him its your fault you dirty sand dune monkey!

        February 3, 2012 at 12:51 am |
      • Maude

        No sand dunes in India, further more, you can't rob sh*t! You evolve from chimp.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:57 am |
      • True India

        He/She is not an Indian. Just pretending to be an Indian. Indians do not talk in such a way.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:05 am |
      • Maude

        tum ke lath mare ga gandhe me. Is that proof enough.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:11 am |
    • Sami

      Actually India is a close friend to Iran and they do a lot of trades, and India refused to put any sanctions against Irans oil embargo

      February 3, 2012 at 1:10 am | Reply
      • Maude

        Wrong, India hates all Muslim countries. Oil is another story. We wanna sip Iran dry and then nuke the whole lot of em turbans and all. This is the Indian way.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:27 am |
  36. Brian

    "What about the 1967 7-Day war where Arab Nations tried to wipeout Israel.
    (And go their butts kicked)"........................What about it? Time Magazine said Israel fired the first shot.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
    • Mark

      God you are retarded. Israel launched the 1967 war using a pre-emptive strikes. The Arabs did not start the 1967 war. It was a land grab by the Israelis to extend their borders for my living space and to make their defense stronger. During this war the Israelis took the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula. They ended up giving the Sinai back after the 1973 war for a peace treaty with Egypt which has lasted so far. Read some history before you talk.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:19 am | Reply
      • joneses

        @Mark – Your comment does not help you. Brian is not retarded, I'm afraid, you are. You should have understood that he was citing someone...

        February 3, 2012 at 1:37 am |
  37. Shun

    Mel Gibson for president!

    February 3, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
    • Maude

      Snoop Dog for president.
      What up nephew ?

      February 3, 2012 at 12:44 am | Reply
  38. Ed Sr of Dallas Tx

    Hopefully not! That would be the start of WWIII like it or not! Israel would have to fight every Arab country in existence!

    February 3, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply
    • Dianne

      But why should Israel worry? Their God will fight their battles. Read the old testament. God also warns what will happen should ANYONE mess with their land.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:44 am | Reply
      • Paul

        Girl .. u really need to get laid

        February 3, 2012 at 12:51 am |
      • Truth

        Thats why they always get there asses kicked in every battle. People need to step into reality and stop watching mainstream media. I feel bad for most of the Pro isrealis here, Zionists hate you no matter how much you show ur love to them. They hate Christians,Muslims and even Atheists! Any race thats not one of them they want to kill or destroy. They use the U,S like lap dogs and its sad that some Americans dont see this. I have Jewish friends, its the Zionists who are the problem not the Jews.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:10 am |
      • Barb

        Their God? The U.S. you mean? lol, because that's who they're expecting to step in and take over. They want the U.S. to take more action against Iran, even if Iran is clean, they're obviously still wanting it.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:14 am |
  39. Maude

    Mohammed is a child molester, Jesus is a bastard. Muslims and Christians should kill each other and leave us real humans to run the world.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Really strange comment.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
      • Maude

        Mohammed married a six year old. Jesus conceived of a holy gost (satan) while mary was married to Joseph. Jesus is thus a satanic bastard.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:41 am |
      • DoggSho

        All manner of sin and blasphemies against the Son Of Man will be forgiving, and all manner of sin and blasphemies against GOD The FATHER will be forgiving, but he who blasphemy against The HOLY SPIRIT will never be forgiven, in this age nor in the age to come.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:19 am |
      • Maude

        But all is forgiven for killing of innocent children in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of them were raped and murdered by you Christian dogs. Go preach somewhere else about your holy spirit. All spirit's are satanic and unholy.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:31 am |
    • Paul

      that's exactly what they are doing ..

      February 3, 2012 at 12:40 am | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Okey dokey then. I got nothing more. Good luck biting the heads off some chickens, or whatever.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:44 am | Reply
      • Maude

        IIf it is baby chicks... what the heck.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:50 am |
  40. 1rooster

    We all better hope that
    Israel doesn't attack Iran. The price of gas will go up to $10 a gallon. The only people that might be happy will be EXXON and BP. The rest of us will be f–ked.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:36 am | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Not too worried–I'd just take public transportation. Heating bills might be high for a while, but that wouldn't matter until next winter.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
      • joneses

        Are you trying to say that war wouldn't be so bad?

        February 3, 2012 at 1:07 am |
    • Alon

      Well,I'm from Israel.It seems like we're rapidly moving towards an israeli strike against the nulcear centers of iran in the coming months.The dispution over it keeps heating up and the public voice definitely plays a major role in the resolutions of our government.All you hear about the disablity of the usa and israel to attack on iran is a lie provided by both israel and the usa in order to conceal the timing of the hit.All the countries are familiar with the fact that Iran fortifies its nuclear facility and gradually gets it underground for 100 % protection,that's why the economic of this country is increasingly collapsing-most of the money is provided for this purpose.Israel is nuclear either but the world knows that we use it wisely and it's purly for defense purposes.Iran wants to attain nuclear facility to deter the world from getting involved in its matters.Additionally,it's pretty known that the main target of the iranian regime is israel,they want to bring the zionists down in a lot of mysterious ways-affording terror organizations,build up of terror infrastructres led by single people and etc.Therefore,israel must attack on iran as soon as possible to prevent it from obtaining even a bit of uranium.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:06 am | Reply
  41. Nature_Just_Nature

    If Iran attack Iran – just watch – they'll will be toast in very few years. Called karma – what goes around comes around

    February 3, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
    • Jew

      Really? Iran attack iran? Special one here.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply
      • Nature_Just_Nature

        dude typo – israel attacks iran – it will be toast in a few yrs.... karma baby karma -- israel is not innocent

        February 3, 2012 at 12:41 am |
      • Jew

        Dude- israel wont attack iran. Its pointless. Just the notion of israel considering it will make iran poop itself. Israel has the firepower to flatten iran. Everyone knows that.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:45 am |
      • KellyinBoston

        Thanks for your sane comment. Weird crowd tonight.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:47 am |
  42. Jew

    Im pretty optimistic that iran will be taught a lesson. Not by israel but by the world. Watch how quick the world backs israel if they bomb iran.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Agreed.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply
    • Paul

      U really have a high opinion of yourself ...
      I would agree with you, if you said, Iran will never stop trying to get nukes
      Well, Israel did get nukes, so why shall not Iran wishing the same?

      However, the reality is that if Israel bombs Iran, the result will be full war and a total global economic depression.
      If Israel does that .. you can say bye bye once and for all to any support for the Jews people that is still around.
      No, ... there is no choice... Iran will have to get a bomb and use it for the world to come around ...
      But even in that situation, Israel has nukes, we all know that .. yet, they really do not need them ..
      Yet, they can't accept the idea of Iran trying to get them, even though it is exactly Israel's nukes that legitimate Iran's claim on nuclear technology and weaponry.
      So, first clean up your act, then complain, till then .. well ... who cares about you

      February 3, 2012 at 12:48 am | Reply
      • Jew

        Israel is in the middle east which means hell. Everyone wants to destroy them. Why wouldnt they have nukes. Iran does not need them. Israel never threatened to wipe iran off the face of the earth. Nor did anyone else. No one cares about iran and they dont like that so they pick a fight with everyone to get some attention. I agree israel shouldnt attack because its a catch 22- but if iran wants to destroy israel, well they need to be taught a lesson.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:01 am |
    • Prism

      I agree entirely. Everyone else will be rid of the nuclear threat while Israel as usual will have taken great risks to protect it's tiny patch of land. A tiny patch of land that would not be the size of a national park in most countries around the world. May God bless and keep Israel and all its inhabitants, be they Jewish, Muslim or Christian.

      February 4, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
  43. Luke Weyland

    Israel and United States could commit the proposed act of MASS MURDER today, either was it would be a WAR CRIME.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:32 am | Reply
    • Paul

      You don't understand what a War Crime is...

      February 3, 2012 at 12:48 am | Reply
      • Sami

        Paul u need to become a president out of everyone here that leaves a comment ur the only one wh makes sence, we gatta idiot jew here and some other people who think war with iran could be simple. Israel couldnt even beat Lebanon and they wanna go to war with Iran??? with out the help of US Iran would make this war DEVASTATING for Israhell, and Israel without the use of Nukes will definitely get destroyed..

        February 3, 2012 at 1:19 am |
  44. cracker

    There is no future for Israel if they choose this, the impacts, the children and the grandchildren of those they have killed, maimed and harmed, will never forgive, it is not a just act, it is not the removal of a dictator, or the act of helping people from oppression, it is only an act of murder. Israel if it chooses to continue, must also choose only defense.....offense of any type just secures their nails with generations to come. It's the way it is. Eventually the settlers will destroy a legitmate Israel in a modern world.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:29 am | Reply
    • Maude

      This would the start of world war 3 . Just like the bible predicted. STOP – its not too late.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:34 am | Reply
  45. Gopherit

    If the supposed timing is correct it would coincide with the Obama reelection campaign push, increasing sentiment for his having a second term.. If Iran retaliates (it apparently has missile very capable of striking Israel) the U.S. very likely would be dragged into the resulting war which would have ramificaitons beyond the immediate countries in conflict and certainly would result in a large spike in oil prices with consequent inflation. Along with that would be more death, wounded including many civilians, and destruction.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:29 am | Reply
  46. Archie

    watch the arab spring – so far we have arab dictators " our puppets" controlling their populace. and also israel.
    if all countries there get they fill not tolerate Israel's hegemony.
    we are in US but people outside hate US for one-sided support of israel

    February 3, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply
  47. Andy

    It is very interesting that you all think this is going to happen!! The fact the matter is :
    1. Israel dosen't have the capability to do this without us (there are over 100 sites to take out)
    2. It is an election year. We just finished one war. (thanks to Israel to push us to it on a false intelegence)
    3. Israel must get permission to fly nearly 100 jet fighters over some countries airspace.
    4. As much as Saudi Arabia wants to see Iran destroyed they will not allow this. Because they don't want their oil fields to be destroyed in 8 minutes. And if it happens then entire west will go into tail spin. Economically we are very fragile, just forreget about Europe for the moment.
    5. Israel citizen are not prepared for brogue of rockets from North, south, east and west!
    6. Historically for past 10 years from December to April of every year they talk about attacking Iran specially during Iranian new years (in March).
    7. We will not allow Israel to get us deeper than where we are.

    Israelis may talk tough but they are not stupid nor they are suicidal. They know the end result of this attack will give them no more than 7 years as an independent country. After that the prophecy will be fulfilled by 2019. I don't think they want that.

    3.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply
    • Dianne

      Oh please. God told the Israelis that they will be the richest country. You forget who really is in charge here.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
      • Paul

        Well, for sure is not you

        February 3, 2012 at 12:53 am |
    • KellyinBoston

      Dude–I was interested until I read "prophecy", and then I forgot what you had said.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:31 am | Reply
  48. Archie

    Unless we stop Israel Lobby in dc .nothing will change.
    after Iran, Israelis jews will attack Turkey than egypt after few years . GUARANTEED!

    Israel runs a their parallel Governmenet in DC thru their Israel Lobby AIPAC

    February 3, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      How's the crazy anti-semitism working out for you?

      February 3, 2012 at 12:26 am | Reply
      • Archie

        baby, ur anti-Semitism card has worn thin

        also most Jews are not even semites, they are Whites. so there!

        February 3, 2012 at 12:30 am |
    • legate

      We dont want war . please open your eyes. we are killing our future dont be stupid and fight for the people who start war. Like in iraq and other conturies. it is toooo sad we all have kids. They deserve better future. we should not forget that we all have same god,allah,dio what ever is all same PEACE PLEASE

      February 3, 2012 at 12:40 am | Reply
  49. Edward

    Israel attacks everyone eh!?!?

    What about the 1967 7-Day war where Arab Nations tried to wipeout Israel.
    (And go their butts kicked)

    Nice peaceful Arabs....

    February 3, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
    • Israel

      Israel was the one that started the 1967 war. The Arabs started the next one, 1973.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:33 am | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Totally agree with your point. But it was only 6 days. It was amazing. At one one point, 12 Israeli planes took out 300 Egyptian planes because the lazy Nassar-led Egyptians were eating breakfast and couldn't be bothered.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:36 am | Reply
      • Dave

        How's your crazy racism working out for you?

        February 3, 2012 at 12:43 am |
      • joneses

        @ KellyinBoston: you guys are even more crazy and blood thirsty than I thought. Stay away from us! Nobody should take your piece of land away from you; have at each other.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:46 am |
  50. Steve from Michigan

    The first question I had when I read this article was: What are these people in the mainstream media thinking? Every day I hear about how terrible the economy is, Corporate America's record profit margins, the unrest in the Middle East and the desecration of the Middle Class, or what's left of it. And Now they are speculating and predicting the GOP canidates during an election year! The mainstream media is cluttered with endless commercial ads that are absolutely worthless! This is getting ridiculous. On every station, 90 secounds of program followed by 4 minutes of commercials! Our society is bombarded by endless talk of doom and despair, combined with constant barrages of commercial ads! And now, they want me to believe that Israel wants to start throwing lead at Iran. I can't imagine the Israelis being that narrow minded and petty to think they need to strike the Iranians. And just for the record, for all you anti-zionists out there: The Jewish people are NOT the problem!! And you can't place the blame on the Muslim Community either. I think the real problem is the greedy tyrants, the crackpot leaders and kings who think that people who are not like them should be destroyed. I'm just saying that the mainstream media needs to get their heads out of their asses and start reporting on what really matters, like the innocents who get stomped on by the governments that weild their power in such a cruel way.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:19 am | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Ummmhhhh..No, I think that the article is about whether Israel might strike Iran because its a major nuclear threat. Sometimes the story really is the story. And not another one.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
      • Jason Vaugh

        Major Nuclear Threat? Kinda like "They have Weapons of Mass Destruction" Really. They do!!!Whatcha been smokin' there Kel?

        February 3, 2012 at 12:36 am |
  51. Dianne

    Why do you think such a tiny tiny country is so popular and hated? Name Jesus come to mind? Who do you think made you guys?? Who made the earth? It's no accident. Now is the day of your salvation, tomorrow may be too late.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
    • Paul

      at the cost of repeating myself: get laid finally

      February 3, 2012 at 12:19 am | Reply
      • KellyinBoston

        LOL.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:20 am |
      • Dianne

        Your comments are so sophisticated...really.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:27 am |
    • Paul

      trust me on this, urs aren't much more sophisticated. Give it a try .. then come back and tell me I was wrong.
      I know, it might never happen .. still wish u best luck

      February 3, 2012 at 12:34 am | Reply
    • scott

      Youre absolutely right Dianne. People need to get their heads out of the sand and realize God is getting ready to shut the Ark door once again.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
      • Paul

        masturbation

        February 3, 2012 at 12:59 am |
  52. Sami

    Iran needs to wipe Israel off the map ,,, one nuke should be fine the small size of Israel

    February 3, 2012 at 12:17 am | Reply
    • Paul

      this is why Iran will never have a nuke.. because of guys like you.
      Again, just focus on getting laid .. after you finally do that, u will agree with me that nukes don't help. Just get laid man

      February 3, 2012 at 12:21 am | Reply
      • Sami

        I get laid every day, and world would be more peaceful with out Israhell

        February 3, 2012 at 1:22 am |
      • Peikoviany

        Getting raped in prison isn't what people call sex, Sami.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:17 am |
  53. mamoud

    Theze Issrailee dogs weel never bee abble too fite Iran. Wee are too strong forr them. wee have always had mor peeple than those jewish dogsd and wee always will. Plus soon we will bee able to send them a leetle present. Ha ha ha Boon Boom Boom goodbye issrail we wont miiss U.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply
    • Peikoviany

      Eid dna tihs tae, old pal.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
      • mamoud

        Drink my glorious piss you Jewish dog

        February 3, 2012 at 12:23 am |
      • Peikoviany

        Have that with a side order of dung next time you order family style.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:00 am |
    • Pink haze

      Learn how to spell your idiot. Keep your stupid comments to yourself. You are obviously worried about what Israel can and will do if they feel threatened.

      Please go back to your country. Why are you in our country? I think the Feds need to look into your threats closer.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:23 am | Reply
      • mamoud

        Shut the fuck up. eye no how to spellk. OBVIOUSLY u dont. eye am the feds so taske yor stoopd threts too washington and yor monkeyman. Bye the wai, eat shit and dye. Y R U in thiss cun try anyways? Go back to issrail asshole.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:26 am |
      • joneses

        @Pink haze: How embarrassing to write "Learn how to spell your idiot" when you have such poor grammar.

        Also, can you articulate something other than invectives?

        February 3, 2012 at 12:31 am |
    • a pissed american

      wow, your so stupid....do you think for one second you guys in iran stand a chance? your asses will be whiped back to the bible ages....

      February 3, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
      • Paul

        huh .. they are already at the bible ages! .. at least in what concerns the government ... for the rest Iranian are quite smart, more so than the average American .. not that it's hard to be that smart

        February 3, 2012 at 12:26 am |
      • Dianne

        Got that right. Israel will win in the end and they will worship Jesus very soon too.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:37 am |
    • Dianne

      You better change your mind before Jesus gets here. Hell is eternal.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply
      • Paul

        U really believe that crap ?

        February 3, 2012 at 12:27 am |
      • mamoud

        Jessus was a moslem U R in hell alreedy if u thieenk tjhat Ther Amerikay iss gud. So pleeze shut upp.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:29 am |
      • Dianne

        Yes I do. Those without hope will surely perish. Gotta believe in something and it might as well be God, the maker of heaven and earth, not the false God who tells his people to kill others.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:40 am |
    • Prism

      It is such a shame that the obviously mentally ill are not being kept off this blog.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
    • jaymannj

      I'm pondering if being sent to Guantanamo Bay or back to grade school... Either Google Translate really screwed up the spelling from your little cave or you are just ignorant and/or mentally unstable... I mean do you sit at home and watch Ahmadinejad and the other lunatics rant and/or are just an old fool who is pissed off that Israel kicked your rear-ends back in 67'? Also Israel will never be destroyed by lunatics such as yourself... Remember Nazi Germany lost the war and yes there are still Jews. Also Saddam had the same idea in the late 70's and early 80's and Israel blew that idea to pieces. Although not publicly, many of the Middle East powers (i.e Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc...) would probably be thankful if Israel took out the Iranian nuclear facilities because its "One less crazy neighbor with an unregistered shotgun".

      February 3, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
    • Rmar

      Israel doesn't need a lot of people to win a war. they just need more technically driven weapons and bigger bombs than you have. We all know they in fact have much more technical weapons and modern killing machines. This will be a walk in the park. They will zip in one night when you are all sleeping and turn your nuclear reactors into large craters in the sand. I would be very worried if I were you. The only thing Iran has is oil and you can't even sell that now. At some point, maybe the Irainian people will stand up and throw the bum out. Then Iran would be welcomed into the rest of the modern world and the people of Iran could get on with their lives and enjoy being a part of the world economy. Instead, they would rather be a big target. Well, your about to be shot!

      February 3, 2012 at 12:49 am | Reply
    • Dave

      this guy is obviously not from any part of the middle east and is just screwing around like a moron

      February 3, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
  54. Darren Webb-Johnson

    US warcriminals rant on about Iran yet they give weapons to nations like Lebanon & Pakistan knowing full Pakistans ISI paid 9/11 terrorists,Pakistans ISI were behind terrorist attacks in Afghanistan(US embassy,Kabul,2011) & India (Mumbai,2008),Pakistans ISI support the Talibans efforts killing US soldiers within Afghanistan,Pakistans ISI protected Osama Bin Laden for over a decade,the USA allowed Pakistan to safely airlift evacuate senior Taliban & Al Qaeda to inside Pakistan in late 2001 & Lebanon has strong ties with terrorists Hezbollah.The next 9/11 could be a dirty nuke killing 100,000's either in the US,Europe,Australia,Israel or at an event like the Olympics & it could come from Pakistani sources yet the USA gives this nation weapons & training.

    US warcriminals support terrorists to keep its sectarian wars like Afghanistan ongoing & to keep its corrupt overspending warmachine rolling on. Nothing has changed for decades with US corruption & the reason IRAN is a extremist state is no thanks to US corruption. The CIA illegally removed a popular democratically elected IRANIAN leader(Mohammed Mossadeq) in a 1953 Coup to replace him with a US imposed dictator (the SHAH) only to get great control of IRANS OIL. In 1979 after 26 years under the murderous rule of the SHAH & understanably much resentment to the USA the Iranian people had the Islamic revolution.

    Shortly after that the USA gave weapons to Saddam Husseins IRAQ in earlier years of the IRAN?IRAQ war knowing full well of his warcrimes. Then shortly after that knowing by this stage IRAN had built strong ties to terrorists like Hezbollah the USA gave IRAN weapons as well to support the Contras (IRAN CONTRA AFFAIR). Just like the Taliban,Pakistans ISI,Hamas,Syria,Hezbollah,Iran & Al Qaeda the United States of America are terrorists too.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:14 am | Reply
    • Paul

      u definitely have emotional unbalances. please either get laid or seek mental help

      February 3, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply
      • Darren Webb-Johnson

        Get laid yourself. As a matter of fact I will be glad to entertain you at my home tonight. I am hosting a group of "like" monded fellows if you know what I mean.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:21 am |
    • Paul

      which confirms what I said: U really need to get laid.
      Oh by the way, yes I actually do get laid .. every day.
      If you did too .. u'd see life in a different light .. less stress, no issues ... u wouldn't give a damn about Iran and Israel ..
      Trust me, get laid.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
      • Darren Webb-Johnson

        That first reply from at 12.21 is not me. Anyhow Paul feel free with the stupid insults about getting laid but try & refute my comments about US warcrimes, I very much doubt you can given your lack of intelligence being a typical American moron.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:51 am |
    • Paul

      U have issues ... real ones.
      U don't know what War Crimes are ... and trust me on one thing, the current gov in Iran is not better than nay other gov with it comes to War Crimes.
      Of course, you can wait to be nuked by some hot head from Iran to decide that u were wrong.
      Feel free, I won't...

      February 3, 2012 at 1:03 am | Reply
  55. Hillary 2012

    II say we bomb both countries to show them who da man is!

    February 3, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Okey dokey then.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:19 am | Reply
  56. Paul

    Given Israel has nuclear weapons, I don't why Iran wouldn't want to have them too.
    Israel is the very reason Iran's claim on nuclear weapons is justified.
    Of course, that does not make a nuclear Iran a nice thing to have, actually it is definitely a very very bad idea, worse than having Israel with nukes, the reason being Iran has no real stable chain of command, therefore nukes in Iran would be very hard to control by the very same Iranian leaders.
    Obviously that's a very dangerous situation, but it is also true that the whole reason why this is happening is the existence of Israeli nukes combined with the Bush Administration policy on Iraq, that taught Iran, it doesn't help to kiss up to the US, it's better to actually have real nukes, rather than just grab about it.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:10 am | Reply
    • Travis

      There's a BIG difference. Israel doesn't go around saying they are going to wipe a country of people off the planet. Iran is known to be a state that is assisting a network of terrorist bent on forcing it's sharia law on to everyone. Imagine if Iran were to give a nuclear, or even dirty bomb, to one of these terror cells. I don't like war for no reason but when a country steps way out of line like Iran is, it's time for them to get smacked down. If we don't smack them down, they will surely try to smack someone down later and that will encourage other rogue countires to step out of line as well. It's a cycle that needs to stop. As a community of nations, we need to start getting tough on these countries who step out of line or don't respect the rights of other nations..

      February 3, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply
      • joneses

        @Travis. That's exactly where our problem is. Israel rarely attacks, they get other, bigger countries to attack for them, and that's how our sons and daughters go to war.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:37 am |
      • Paul

        that's true .. they don't say, they do it.
        Israel credibility is zero as long as they keep claiming a right to develop the occupied territories as if they were Israel.
        I might buy into the security needs .. ok find, just occupy the land, but never build on it.

        No, it's all a bunch crap, the respect Iran deserves is no different than the one Israel deserves.

        Jewish Joke: there are to kind of Jews, the smart ones and the one who live in Israel.

        HA HA HA HA ... it's joke take it easy

        February 3, 2012 at 12:39 am |
    • Rmar

      Paul...you need to educate yourself. Travis has it right and you should truly read his post. Israel has never threatened someone to the degree Iran has. What is a shame is that most of the Iranian people do not side with their nut job president. They are scared to say anything or protest as they most likely will be killed. That is the difference between countries who know the responsibilities that come with owning nuclear weapons and those that don't. You don't need to own something with that much power when you go around saying your going to use it.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
  57. Mohamed

    Terrorists flock together. You know that something is really wrong when you find Saudi Arabia and Israel in the same side!

    February 3, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply
  58. Maltese Falcon

    No matter how much Iran is attacked by the denizens of the Evil Empire, civilisation will survive.
    There will always be an Iran. May God destroy the Devil and his minions.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply
    • Chuckie

      Because your religious ideals are so twisted and so backwards first century, Iran will eventually destroy itself by the shear stupidity of its primate leaders who believe in that fundamentalist insane belief system you call a religion.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
  59. Shirin Isfahani

    The whole root cause is AIPAC- The Lobby. They never let US do any justice in MiddleEast. every thing is extremely, extremely biased in favour of Israel. And now our people will suffer.

    Iran has nothing so wrong. Since many many years US/Israel has created havoc on earth.
    30 years of sanction on Iran. very inhumane. but we shall survive, Inshallah

    February 3, 2012 at 12:05 am | Reply
    • Rmar

      You won't survive if your nutjob president doesn't stop trying to develop a nuclear bomb! Why don't you people come out of your shells and stand up for your country. Your leader is putting the whole country in jeopardy.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
  60. Mike

    Go ahead Israel and while you are at it why don't you attack North Korea!

    February 3, 2012 at 12:01 am | Reply
    • Maltese Falcon

      How come Israel has not bombed the hidden nuclear weapon hiding places of the Pakistan?
      Or are they secret allies of the Pakistan? Yes, we do not know. It is just west of Iran.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:13 am | Reply
      • Rmar

        Pakistan has not threatened Israel. Now that was not to hard was it. Think before you post!

        February 3, 2012 at 12:35 am |
      • Maltese Falcon

        East of Iran. (Excuse me)

        February 3, 2012 at 1:14 am |
  61. Maybe

    To all muslim readers:

    Can't we all just get along,,,seriously? We all have families and loved ones that deserve a safe place to live and love. I'm sorry you don't like Israel. I don't like their tactics either, but for the most part, the American Jew has created an unbelievable amount of jobs and valuable resources in the United States. Most of my bosses were Jews. I loved them all. They expect hard work and dedication, and if you deliver, you suceed. It's that simple. Perhaps, some day, you can unite with them and join intellectual forces, in the mean time, live your life with peace. Amen, God bless...

    February 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
    • Mohammad

      We love American Jews too, well maybe not the republican ones... but that's it.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply
    • joneses

      I'm sorry, but I feel like throwing up.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply
      • Maybe

        You should...

        February 3, 2012 at 12:02 am |
      • joneses

        @Maybe: Haha, another insightful observation from you. And sincere – as sincere as your post.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:19 am |
    • Muhammad

      you say can we all get along, at the same time you spell Muslims with a small letter what a hypocrit!!!!!

      February 3, 2012 at 12:08 am | Reply
      • Mohammad

        What?

        February 3, 2012 at 12:10 am |
      • Maybe

        I'm tired... Sorry... good night.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:13 am |
    • Sam

      @ Maybe, I get along with everyone just Fine and i am Iranian, the problem is Israel (not Jews, the government of Israel) has been sticking their fingers into the mid east for a long time, killed many many innocent people including women and children and their backed by the US government witch is highly manipulated by the Israel/american Jews. I know Americans most y are highly down to earth, hospital and understandable people, but if there is ever going to be peace in the middle east Israel needs to change its way and answer to the crimes it has commited

      February 3, 2012 at 12:10 am | Reply
      • KellyinBoston

        A term we use here in America is "horse pockey" to describe claims that are obviously untrue. I assume that you are saying that Israel killed "women and children" when it fired on cowardly Hamas terrorists that were living among family members and firing rockets into peaceful civilian populations in Israel? Maybe these terrorists should have gone someplace other than home when they attempted to kill innocent Israeli familes. And maybe the terrorist's wives should have been responsible enough to point this out, so that their children weren't put at risk. Disgusting.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:18 am |
      • Pink haze

        How about the crimes of the other Mid Eastern countries? Israel has a right to protect themselves. Nothing is ever one sided it takes two to tango. Stop spouting hate and try reaching out to other in friendship. We are all the same. Human Beings. Peel away our skin and guest what...we are all the same. Get over yourself

        February 3, 2012 at 12:27 am |
      • Maybe

        I can't sleep. I appreciate your comment. We can blame Nixon and Golda for that. She put a hex on him, didn't she? Peace be with you...

        February 3, 2012 at 1:05 am |
      • Sami

        @KellyinBoston and pink haze..
        how about when Israel didnt even exist b4 WWII and that land was called Palestine, and how about them stealing it from the Palestinians with tanks and weapons while Palestine didn't have an army, so when Palestinians are protecting their homes are terrorists? and when Israhell does an air strike on a childrens hospital are good guys, yeh sounds really fare huh

        February 3, 2012 at 1:28 am |
  62. Maria Bonseille

    Any country can strike another this spring. Why the world constantly talks about Israel possibly attacking other countries is because Israel has proven to be the most violent country in the world. They might attack some other country at any point in time. This is why the entire world dislikes them and condemns their actions. Very few brainwashed people who fall for the lies and propaganda support them, in addition to the only government -US government- whose politicians are bullied by Israeli lobbies and threatened by the Jewish votes.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
    • bob

      most violent country is the US

      February 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply
      • Rmar

        Bob...the US is the greatest, most compassionate country in the world. What you refer to as violent, others refer to as a chance at freedom! Name on country we simply attacked because we could. That is funny, you can't name one! We could take over any country in the world if we were evil people. However, what we do is aid other countries that need help. Think of the misery in the world had it not been for the United States. Sure, we have made mistakes but we sure as heck aren't violent as you put it. Why don't you move to Syria, then you could experience violence!

        February 3, 2012 at 12:33 am |
    • KellyinBoston

      That's crap. Israel has never attacked another country. Consider the 6 days war. Israel was attacked by Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. They didn't start it. They just ended up seizing lands from the loser countries that attacked them. Read a history book.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply
      • eric bana

        Israel plays defense... they protect their country

        February 3, 2012 at 12:32 am |
    • Prism

      The most violent country in the world? What a joke. Have you ever read a history book, Maria? Israel has always and will always only engage in wars when their existence is threatened. Any person or country has the right to protect themselves when surrounded by hostile neighbours bent on their annihilation. You would not do any differently. Why hold the Israelis to a different standard than others? There have been many wars on this planet both before and after the creation of Israel. Are you as concerned about these conflicts or is this just an excuse to vent the rampant anti-semitism that has been present in your previous remarks? What an ignorant hypocrite you are.

      February 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  63. Archie

    Talk about Jew Zionist nation's 300 nukes than worry about Iran. US / Israel is nothing in that part of the world.
    Israel made US lose all prestige after years of wars for Israhell

    February 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
    • Peikoviany

      A nuclear India should reclaim all the land that is theirs. Jai Hind!

      February 3, 2012 at 12:20 am | Reply
  64. Mohammad

    This isn’t psychological warfare as some think. This is the US clearly warning Israel not to go for it because the possibility is real and our economy or army is not in a position for a war with Iran. The question is will Israel still go ahead and do it in spite of US objections? Knowing how Netanyahu thinks, he will go for it, it’s an election year and it will be very hard for any US president not to stand with Israel if a war broke up.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Reply
    • Archie

      let israel do it. at least Americans will finally find out how good their friends they are

      February 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply
  65. gasoline

    yay $5/gal gasoline.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Reply
    • Hillary 2012

      you're that cheap eh?

      February 3, 2012 at 12:14 am | Reply
    • Hillary 2012

      what does that convert into /hr?

      February 3, 2012 at 12:14 am | Reply
  66. openeyes

    Anyone who believes Iran does not already have nuclear weapons and or nuclear technology, should have their head examined. The so-called experts have stated multiple times that Iran is years away from developing nuclear weapons. Israel behavior towards Iran do not show that they believe that to be true. People lets make sense out of this nonsense. Iran has probably either had nuclear weapon technology or a nuclear weapon for many years. They are attempting to intimidate and manipulate Israel into starting a war. Israel knows and has known that Iran has nuclear weapon and or technology. Israel is trying to eliminate their program without going to war. This is a very dangerous game they are playing. Israel should be very careful. Any action done towards Iran must be done with the entire worlds approval and assistance. They should not start a war with Iran and then expect everyone to jump on board later.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply
    • bob

      I'm not worried. We have the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER OBAMA at the helm. He'll see to it that we can all coexist with a nuclear Iran.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply
    • f**koff123

      R u so blind n brainless as well that u can't remember what happened just 9years ago? Bush convinced himself n the world Sadam had WMD, today Israel is brainwashing de world to believe Iran has/is goin to have nuclear weapon (NW). Btw how many NW does Israel have, 1? 50? 200? Is it ok for Israel to have NW while any other nation cannot? India, Pakistan, China, even North Korea all have NW so why not go after them???

      February 3, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
      • bob

        Obama says Iran will have nukes soon. obama says Iran shouldn't have nukes.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:05 am |
  67. Samba

    Jews are the blood thirsty lot and have no guts to do anything without US. scum blood suckers

    February 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
    • Allen

      You know nothing of the Jews, nor of the US intentions, youre state shows what an ignorant moron you truly are!

      February 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply
    • surfdog

      Samba, you are a complete dipsh*t

      February 3, 2012 at 12:15 am | Reply
    • Brock

      No guts? You do know that in 1967 Israel went up against Egypt, Jordan and Syria at the same time and won right?

      February 3, 2012 at 2:15 am | Reply
  68. Peikoviany

    Israelis took out Saddam Hussein's French "Osiris"-class nuclear reactor in 1981. How many American lives did that save? How many "dirty bombs" did not go off in Europe and around the world? Iran represents that option in our time. Go home, think about your support for the Ayatollahs and their police state, look at yourself in the mirror, then throw yourself out a window into a garbage-strewn alley with no passersby. For the good of the community.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Reply
  69. Vincent Clementi

    it is amazing to me how much this topic is blowing up since the new year. Not only is it very believable and likely that it could and will happen, but all news sources are almost agreeing on it all. CNN comes out with this today, the other day a Yahoo writer wrote an article saying that the US and Iran will be at war by the end of the year, Fox, WaPost, everyone.
    I believe that this will happen and that we could easily end up in a WWIII situation by the end of the year, all you need to look at are the allies between Israel/Iran and the US/Iran.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
  70. Terry Brookman

    We are going to die in a massive war sooner or later, they build their toys and want to try them. With Islam we need to take the war to them or they will bring it here. They are a death cult that lives off the dieing and killing of others. They are like the Borg, assimilate or die, I vote for killing them first.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply
    • bob

      Obama wants to try the new toys too. He hasn't done anything to bring military spending down, in fact it's only been going up further since he took office.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
      • gg

        thats not entirely accurate. the new budget passed sliced off a good chunk of the military's budget...it was all over the news

        February 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
      • bob

        that's only to help bring the deficit down, it has nothing to do with trying to stop the US killing machine. and it's only $500B over 10 years, that's only about 5% reduction.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:04 am |
    • Bombs away

      you have my vote.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply
      • Al

        "Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."

        –Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

        February 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm |
    • joneses

      This is a truly anti-semitic comment. We're sick and tired to hear this word only used when it's used in reference to Israeli people.

      Every time they spew hate against the other Semitic countries (Arab countries) nobody cares!

      I refuse to be part of the aggravation which caused the Arab world to escalate the conflict.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
  71. kanooki

    Obama, Hillary and the Jews will start another war. Oh yes, you better believe it!!!!!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      You're disgusting. I hope that your employer (assuming that you're not unemployed) sees this.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
      • lamont

        fuck the celtics

        February 3, 2012 at 12:14 am |
  72. NoKillMe

    dang. 2012 and the freaking world burns. If Israel does the nasty, Iran will respond and the world burns.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Not really. The point is that Israel wants to prevent Iran from being able to "do the nasty". Which seems to be the responsible thing to do.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply
      • Ut Oh Spaghetti O's

        Starting another War that can't be finished, real responsible chowd.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
  73. Prle

    If a small country, significantly weaker attacks bigger and stronger country with such confidence and cocky attitude than it is insult against any man's intelligence to think that no one will suspect someone else behind it.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Reply
  74. Samba

    White Jews are NOT semites. they are white race

    February 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Reply
  75. AhhPures

    My inside sources tell me that Israel will strike Iran's nuclear facilities on September 11 of this year, with conventional weapons, then pull back, stay on alert, and see what happens. They calculate that Iran will not launch a counterstrike because they know it will fail, and they will bring the attack before the world body.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply
    • Seeking_Justice

      Tell the voices inside your head to keep quiet.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply
  76. dari

    I like how Jews have made it now that if someone says "fuck the Jews" they are immediately an Anti-Semite. But you have American's on TV calling Muslims terrorists and their religion a fake be accepted and widely used.

    The Jews have brainwashed you American idiots. Most of the REST OF THE WORLD knows better.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply
    • Maybe

      Dear Dari, Can't we all just get along,,,seriously? We all have families and loved ones that deserve a safe place to live and love. I'm sorry you don't like Israel. I don't like their tactics either, but for the most part, the American Jew has created an unbelievable amount of jobs and valuable resources in the United States. Most of my bosses were Jews. I loved them all. They expect hard work and dedication, and if you deliver, you suceed. It's that simple. Perhaps, some day, you can unite with them and join intellectual forces, in the mean time, live your life with peace. Amen, God bless...

      February 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Gotta disagree, with you, Dari. Americans welcome peaceful Moslems as friends and neighbors–We don't see such people as terrorists, but as citizens. We see terrorists as terrorists. And people that want to destroy the Nation of Israel are terrorists. Plus, the strapping on of explosives thing is a kind of a tip. Get it, Dari? Israel good, terrorism bad. Study the last four lines diligently.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
    • joneses

      dear dari - even their women are attacking, at least on this forum.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:54 am | Reply
  77. desertfalcon

    saudi arabia will just watch them obliterate each other, if iran wins we will congratulate them if israel wins they will be in shambles from war so we will just finish them off hehe

    February 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
    • bob

      If Iran wins, Obama will smell like a rose, cause he'll say Israel should have let sanctions work. If Israel wins Obama still smells like a rose cause he'll say the US planned it from the start.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  78. Samba

    All Israel-Firster Jew's instigation that US will drag into this mess

    February 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  79. Bombs away

    I sure hope the heII so..........

    February 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  80. amarjeet

    Incase Israel decides to attack Iran nuclear installation, it is natural America will also join or be a part of strategy to protects its direct & indirect allies who are helping to keep balance of power & stability in Middle East to protect American interests. In such situation, most of the Arms factories in America make heavy profits without paying extra for national mineral resources & human resources & could be levied WAR Tax as these wars go for decades & normal revenue cannot afford. Congress must examine this vital point to create resources before going into wars.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply
  81. Steve

    Will that be the match that sets off WWIII?

    This type of news is almost self-perpetuating that assault. It's saber rattling and creates the atomsophere such an attack is to be, The what course by Iran would naturally follow.

    If Iran officlas were said to be discussing an assault on Dimona, what would the IS-USUK response?

    February 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply
    • bob

      Then blame Obama his admin want to pull out of afghan to make sure resources are available for the Iran war.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply
      • ezg437

        Why leave Iarad and Afgan when both border Iran. Everything is right there...why not just move it across the border into Iran? I dont follow your logic. I get that resources are tight but why bring them back and then send them back right where they almost need to be?

        February 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
  82. Terry Brookman

    What a stupid question, of coarse they can and most likely should. I don't give a dam about a bunch of people who worship the death god and have no other mode of expression except violence. Islam is a cult built on BS and blood and if they are not killing Americans or Jews they kill each other. To hell with all of them, this should be called what it is, a religious war. By their own decree they convert or kill anyone, it is like the Borg, assimilate or die.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
    • w

      Actually the god they worship is the same god as the Jews and Christians- the god of Abraham. Do a little research sometime.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
    • Samba

      right now Jews kill all and US their proxy. jews are the terrorist

      February 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply
      • Pink haze

        Only terrorists is you and your kind. I bet right now you are hiding your face because you guys are cowards. You fight behind your women and children so they are the ones that get hurt or killed. They you stand up and shout look what they did to our women and children when it is you that put them at risk. Your jealous because of everything Israel has been able to accomplish. Go back to hiding behind your momma skirt

        February 3, 2012 at 12:35 am |
  83. unafy

    We wish peace for all!!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
  84. mullah dadullah

    israel and america need to stop talking about attack.they need to strike and see what happens.america and israel need a lesson.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply
    • Viet Vet

      Okay Mr. Tough Guy. When do you plan to enlist to fight this next war? The world needs fewer gutless wonders like you who talk big and send other's sons to die.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply
    • Allen

      Unfortunately for the Iranian peiople, they have religious zealots runing the country with not appreciation for 21 century
      civiized values, not regard for their own peoples lives, no regard for women, and will reap what they sow with their
      instigation of terror all over the world. The US and or Israel could easily decimate their civilzation militarily, and the world
      would be so much the better for it!

      February 3, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply
  85. Steve

    Time to buy the double oil etf.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply
  86. GimmeABreak

    Yeah right. This is not gonna happen. How likely is it for a thief warning you before they come rob you? I don't think that the Isrealis will warn Iran if they are REALLY gonna attack Iran.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
  87. bob

    Well folk, here comes another war, this time brought to you by Mr Obama, the man that was suppose to bring peace to all with his nobel peace prize thingy.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
    • NoKillMe

      Come On Man.... WTF

      February 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply
  88. NoKillMe

    OK, All of you who want war, go fight it yourself and send your kids too!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Reply
  89. DRAGONTURK

    Hey Gokturk,why dont you shut the fuck up and start behave like a turk,the world is getting tired of people like you.
    America and England created the Jewish problem and now they are harvesting,but we must learn to think different,there must be a solution for all people,we are all the SAME,fucking religions.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Reply
    • gokturk

      you are stupid if you think you are fooling anyone, turkiye is just waiting for right time to give last and biggest payback for jewish parasites. we are muslim and we will never allow jew scum to cause problem to our brothers in middle east. i shitt on you, america and england, we are muslim first and we will solve problems our own way.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
      • LR

        Your own way....is that like screwing your goats because your women don't look as nice?

        February 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
      • gokturk

        just recently jews were caught with goats on the hill and other reports even include jews stealing 50 sheep they were obviously having sex with them. your own pedo hashem warns jews not to have sex with animals because they were and are doing it all the time.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
      • ezg437

        Easy guys....this kink talk is starting to excite me.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:01 am |
      • Prism

        Just like you did for the Armenians, right?

        February 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  90. Dem

    Judging from history, the Jewish people will never leave Israel nor will their adversaries ever stop hating them; they will pre-emptively nuke Iran or any other potential aggressor if the threat becomes plausible enough before it ever happens. The world will only be able to react with horror but the world would go on as a very different place. I am sure most of the victims don't want to be martyrs, but the nutcases do and will make the rest martyrs with them. I am afraid this is the only logical outcome of the path things are on. Words and actions do matter. And mo matter what Russia says, there is no way Russia would strike back either due to MAD with the US at risk.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
    • markow

      judging from history each time jews said "never again" they had their assess kicked afterwards. judging from history jews will meet same fate on greater scale this time. for good

      February 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Reply
      • Dem

        That will be the ultimate miscalculation; the Israel knows that if Iran gets nukes there will be a two way nuclear exchange guaranteed to be initiated by Iran or an Iran proxy. They are savvy enough to know to make it a one way knock out exchange before a two way exchange is even possible. I think we all must brace ourselves for this likely scenario where conventional bombs won't do anymore.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
      • Dr History

        I'd suggest you look at the rules of the 1967 6 day war.

        Israel handed the Arab states a beating they never forgot.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
      • markow

        israel has nuclear facility which can be targeted immediately, this war won't be the stuff israel is used to such as 30 day wars. it will be last war of annihilation. jews will be annihilated you are stupid just look who is in whos neighborhood.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
      • markow

        lol 'dr history" past cant svae you from future you stupid imbeciles

        February 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm |
    • Josh

      Well said. Peace and Posperity will only come to the Developed nation when Iran is sent back to stone age like Afganisthan, Iraq ... Libya etc. Israel has right to exist.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
      • joneses

        We wish them only to live with each-other, and parasite each-other, in their own "home"

        February 2, 2012 at 11:44 pm |
      • eddie russo

        U rit Israel's rit's to exist in hell or grave.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:34 am |
  91. markow

    should have left all jews to rot in concentration camps, still think adolf was such a bad idea?

    February 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
    • matt

      jew are God's choosing people final!!

      February 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
      • KellyinBoston

        Agreed. The rest of us are just along for the ride, if we get lucky.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm |
      • eddie russo

        U R right jooooosssss are god's pple in HELL.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:37 am |
      • Peikoviany

        Eddie, your mom's done now,

        February 3, 2012 at 1:04 am |
    • Sandy

      Your dispicable!

      February 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
      • joneses

        your grammar is despicable!

        February 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm |
    • LR

      Shmuck.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
    • Bill in Florida

      Go to hell, dude (and this from a Catholic).

      February 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
    • markow

      yes they are chosen for auschwitz and countless other destructions of the past, and future.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply
      • LR

        We aren't dealing with a rocket scientist here, folks. If he could speak English, I could insult him.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
      • repttilianresistance

        those zionist basterds are the devils chosen people

        February 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm |
      • KellyinBoston

        I'm reporting you to CNN. Your version of anti-semitism is subject to criminal prosecution in many countries. I hope that you travel to one. I'd like to see what happens to you in, say, a German prison.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
    • repttilianresistance

      all these brainwashed sheeple should be exterminated too, they are the idiots who support these demons

      February 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Reply
    • joneses

      Concentration camps were unfair. They should have just forced them to live with each other, only them, in one country.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Trailer park much?

      February 3, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply
    • Mike

      Markow – You are a grade A piece of trash, and loving every minute of it ! Riding on Hitler's coattails ? Wow ! You're such an idiot, I'm not even writing this for you, as you are a lost cause, but just to clarify things for other guests. In fact, your fury at Israel's impending pre-emptive attack shows why it is merited; you want to see all Jews killed, well proved by your own comment, and are upset at their plan to prevent Iran from accomplishing this goal.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
    • Prism

      Curse you. May you meet the same fate you wish on others and dwell in the depths of hell for all eternity.

      February 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply
  92. ryanmcapple

    and we get involved... and its another never ending war...

    February 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Ummmmhhhhh..We've been involved with Israel since WWII. Where have you been?

      February 3, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply
  93. Terry Brookman

    What a stupid question, of coarse they can. I might bet on next month they feel backed into a corner and they will do whatever they need to do to survive. I would not put it past them to take out Libya, Egypt, Lebanon. Syria and Iran if it looks like they are going to fall, they have over a hundred nukes and that is a force to be reckoned with.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • is that like a guy with a weapon looking for a place to use it?

      is that like a guy with a weapon looking for a place to use it?

      February 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Reply
  94. what country is between israel and iran?

    what is that country between israel and iran?

    February 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • KellyinBoston

      Both Syria and Iraq separate Israel from Iran. Why? Its a little irrelevant to count the number of countries in the middle east, considering that Israel has roughly the same land mass as New Jersey. Its tiny compared to the rest of the countries in the Middle East. The problem is that Iran has promised to destroy Israel, don't recognize its sovereignty (or existence), and is now producing weapons-grade nuclear fuel.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Reply
      • Prism

        Thank you and bless you Kelly for your intelligent and informed opinions.

        February 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  95. Samuel

    Were u an Israeli spy stealing our secrets and sharing with the IDF , your allegiance should be to the US only , if you serve in another country army your citizenship should be stripped from you . Period

    February 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply
  96. unafy

    Oh, World war III is about to come!!!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  97. Michael

    HERE IT IS FOLKS, THE U.S. DECLARING THAT THERE WILL BE WAR WITH IRAN THIS SPRING!!!

    WAKE UP!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply
    • election year

      its an election year and the rethuglicans want to gather up the war mongers.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply
      • Al

        It's time to distract the population with the Big one.
        It has worked before.
        It may be tougher now even if they pull the cyber false flag to shut down the internet.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
      • Rmar

        Hey, in case your not up on who is in power...it is the democrats. The republicans can't do anything. Obama is in that office of deciding who does what. It is up to him. People like you scare me. Everything is an excuse and blamed on someone else. The american people are sick of that and it is most likely why you will lose this coming election. Now go educate yourself and quit following standard talkin points from your party.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:04 am |
  98. Amit-Atlanta-USA

    The world will be a lot better off if Iran is prevented from getting nukes, and Pakistan's ISLAMIC BOMBS are neutralized.

    We need to accelerate our joint CIA-Mossad-RAW plan of dividing Pakistan and seizing their Nuclear weapons if we are serious about eliminating this grave Islamic bomb threat.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
    • Al

      Yes, and then Russia and China will ICBM the US in retaliation and the world will become a wasteland. Not a good plan.......................

      February 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply
    • Samuel

      It's all your idea n you always get our country tol

      February 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
    • Peter_stanley

      Go back to india,you stupid war monger.USA is not for you

      February 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Reply
    • Samba

      Go drink some cow urine and lick and worship Shiva's dick

      February 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply
    • Josh

      Pakistan is a good friend of US and not a threat to Israel.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply
  99. markow

    jewishcrimenetwork (.) blogspot (.) com/2011/03/zionist-jews-did-911-can-there-be-any.html

    jews and the evil cult of jewdism are the biggest threat to sovereignty of USA and people's freedoms

    9-11=jewish job!!!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
    • Peikoviany

      Please refer to my post below.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply
  100. markow

    jewishcrimenetwork . blogspot . com/2011/03/zionist-jews-did-911-can-there-be-any.html

    israel/jews did 9-11 yet jewish media (cnn/foxjews/msnbc etc) censor truth

    February 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
    • Peikoviany

      Eid dna tihs tae, khanzeer.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Reply
      • Al

        Actually, Kevin Ryan who worked for UL have made assays that are more comprehensive about 9/11. It involved multiple private people and companies. Nothing to do with religion.

        February 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
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