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. clearick

    Everyone is talking about war, but no one seems to be considering the consequences. The rest of the world for the most part, does not want Iran to have nuclear weapons. For some there is no question, they will act to stop Iranian ambitions. It is clear that Iran understands this, but what they don't understand is why they are safe from attack at present and how that can change.

    A war with Iran is certain to be disruptive to the oil supply from the Gulf. If Iran is attacked, the sea-lanes will be shut down, which means no oil from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Quatar, Bahrain, and so on. This would be highly damaging to Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Europe. This is why there is no war now, the world understands there would be a high price to be paid to attack Iran.

    On the other hand, countries like Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Egypt will not accept a nuclear Iran and will act if they are forced to. Iran isn't a real threat to attack any of these countries, but they now have the missiles and they could have the bomb. It is ironic that the thing they want the most is the only thing that will ensure their destruction. Israel will accept other consequences rather than accept Iran with the bomb, and this same calculation is going on in Europe and the US.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
    • Stern

      Yes, exactly how America and Israel attacked Iraq because it "had weapons of mass destruction and wanted to wipe Israel out".

      How many weapons of mass destruction have they found?? Israel is allowed to have nuclear weapons, but no other country can have them. America and Israel have "good and heroic nuclear weapons" LOL

      That fear factor now American politicians and Israeli politicians have figured out get people to support wars.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
    • the answer

      Go back to Grad school.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      Well said. However, I feel the need to interject in one particular area; your presumption that oil transportation would be hindred is correct, but I believe it would be extremely temporary. Firstly, no other nation bordering the gulf would join Iran in conflict with the USA. Rather to the contrary, and as you point out, it is to their great advantage that the straight of Hormuz remain open. For this reason, if for no other, bordering nations will support the cause of the USA. Iran will have no real allies that matter. Secondly, the USA has the most powerful and technologically advanced military in the world, bar none. Israel is not far beyond, thanks to its affiliation with the USA. There is no country in the middleeast that could wage a war with the USA, nor is there a conglomeration of middleeastern nations that could do so. If there were, Israel would already have been attacked. A war with the USA would leave the opponent devastated very, very quickly. It would be embarassingly one-sided, as the wars in Iraq were. Remember the image of Iraqi solders running through the desert in their underwear, begging to surrender to US tank crews? It would be very similar to that.

      Fanatical Muslims can wage war against the USA only through things like strapping bombs to women and sending them into crowded marketplaces. The USA struggles against that kind of warfare precisely because it will not stoop to that level. Granted, there are always examples of troops behaving poorly and even committing crimes against the people, but those men do not represent the USA or its military as a whole.

      This is relevant to your comment in that a war with Iran, at least insofar as it impacts oil passageways, will be a much more conventional fight. There will not be women in burkahs with hidden bombs strapped to them randomly rowing boats around the Persian Gulf. There will be fighter planes, bombers, cruise missiles, and navy vessels. In that fight, there is not a nation on earth that can withstand the full onslaught of a resolute US military. Iran will have no navy left, no ground installations, no bases, no silos, no tank yards or airstrips, no radar stations -NOTHING. We won't even have to get that close to accomplish that. Opening Hormuz will not require boots on the ground nor humvees in the streets, and so the fanatics will have no ability to use their suicide tactics. If the USA learns its lesson and focuses on disabling Iran rather than occupation, it will succeed very quickly and order will be restored to the world's oil markets very quickly.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  2. Joe Gets

    Look below to see what the head of the Protestants had to say abou the god's chosen people:

    MARTIN LUTHER, Table Talk of Martin Luther, translated by William Hazlet, page 43"But the Jews are so hardened that they listen to nothing; though overcome by testimonies they yield not an inch. It is a pernicious race, oppressing all men by their usury and rapine. If they give a prince or magistrate a thousand florins, they extort twenty thousand from the subjects in payment. We must ever keep on guard against them." l

    February 3, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
  3. Joe Gets

    Read below to see the humanity of the god's chosen people:

    BBC NEWS, 27/12/2011

    Rabbis Dov Lior and Yacob Yousef had endorsed a highly controversial book, the King's Torah – written by two lesser-known settler rabbis. It attempts to justify killing non-Jews, including those not involved in violence, under certain circumstances.
    The fifth chapter, entitled "Murder of non-Jews in a time of war" has been widely quoted in the Israeli media. The summary states that "you can kill those who are not supporting or encouraging murder in order to save the lives of Jews".

    At one point it suggests that babies can justifiably be killed if it is clear they will grow up to pose a threat.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
    • When?

      When will you pay for the sins of your Crusader / Pogrom ancestors? What did your Lord say? Let he is without sin cast the first stone.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
    • skier99

      You are citing the most rabid opinion of a few Jewish extremists. These opinions are not policy in Israel, any more than should the similar kinds of irresponsible conspiracy making on the other side. Time for rational and intelligent thinking.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  4. Joe Gets

    My Jewish friends. Some Christians will support you now but they are not going to do it when their Messiah arrives. Read below:

    Many Christians talk about how Jesus Christ will bring peace to the world, once and for all. But they often neglect to mention how this world “peace” is obtained. It is only after slaughtering his opponents and subduing “the nations” (the entire world?) under the foot of the global Christian empire that the world will have “peace”. Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible explains:
    There shall be no more war; horses and chariots shall be no more used in a hostile way; but there shall be perfect peace, all enemies being destroyed, which agrees with Micah 2:3 Zechariah 9:10.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • pwstatz1121

      I always pray to Jesus to protect me from his followers.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
  5. Fred

    Thanks to the Israeli Mossad false flag operation on 9/11/2001, the U.S. is now fighting Muslims in 6 different countries. Soon to be 7.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
    • Davis

      Yep, and see how they are getting us ready? Iran is not plugged into the BIS, IMF, Fed Reserve, etc. Just like Syria and before them it was Libya and Iraq. Notice the pattern.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:42 am | Reply
    • fred

      how did mossad recruit 19 saudi extremists? what a sly group of spies! you need a haircut beginning at the neck

      February 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  6. pwstatz1121

    I just watched another Islamic fundementalist propaganda vid where they lined up a bunch of Paki's and took turns shooting them one by one. When they were all dead, some bearded turbin headed guy waving around his AK rifle started blabbering some BS.

    So, as I walk around the streets of my hometown, I try to recall if that happened here, in the US? No! We are a nation of laws and structure. As much as everyone bitches on how evil the US is, I am sure they would rather be here than in some god forsaken place like Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq or any other similar place.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
    • Shazad Roy

      You've installed dictators in our countries. You've stolen our natural resources and our wealth. You bombed our women and children. In 50 years time, our children will hunt you like the they hunts Nazis. You think 9/11 was bad? There's nothing you can do to win. Even after 11 years, our ragtag soldiers are p1$$1ing all over "great military" in Afghanistan. Your retreat from Iraq is proof of your failures. Hezbollah practically took a big $h`t on Israel's face in 2006, and what did Israel do? Drop phosphorus bombs on children. Your civilization built on mass media and corporate brainwashing by your financiers cannot and will not win against 1.5 billion Muslims who are not afraid of death like you are. You trashy cowards are instigators of violence and chaos. You are responsible, and your time will come shortly.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
      • hansdick

        True believers. They are so cute. Ya gotta love em.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:45 am |
      • Jon

        A couple of nukes in all your cities should quiet that foulish mouth of yours.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:49 am |
      • hansdick

        Jon, who has a couple of nukes for all our cities? What cities are you talking about?

        February 3, 2012 at 11:52 am |
      • pwstatz1121

        I was in the military for 7 years. I must have missed the baby killing class. Well, I guess, you just justified the murdering of inocent civilians. If you didnt bring your children to battle and hide behind them and use the old trick of saying we kill children when they die after you put them in harms way we wouldnt get that reputation.

        Trust me, you do more harm to yourselves with your honor killings, stonings, hangings, throat cutting...the list goes on and on...than anyone has ever done. Go watch this murdering videos, if you have the balls.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:56 am |
      • Chadwick

        Who are the barbarians that strap bombs to their chest or to their cars and blow up innocent people in the market square? Who are the barbaric people who cut heads off people and post the videos online? Who are the disgusting monsters that can’t face our military head on so they instead hide behind their own people and use women as shields and blow people up with roadside bombs? Your people…. They are the cancer on this world. They target people in the market and we target training camps. We have uniforms that tell you who we are. You hide in a crowd of people to protect yourself.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • pwstatz1121

      Oh, I forgot. Hey Roy (Roy? Is it??), remember the video about the execution of 25 or so Iraqi police recruits? This happened a few years ago but you can till find the vid on the internet. If you recall, Shiite militants kidnapped about 25 police recruits, made them kneel shoulder to shoulder and one at a time this guy with a small calibre handgun went down the line shooting each in the head. I felt sorry for the guy on the end because if it were me I would be tossing cookies. You remember that one, Roy?

      February 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  7. hansdick

    And Iran will strike back. yay. As George Carlin used to say. "Entertainment" Get some popcorn. Sit back and watch the show. Way bigger than the superbowl. Death and destruction. Can't wait. Don't disappointment. Let's go. "Bring it on" as Bush used to say.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
  8. Me

    Please, let them duke it out, and let us (US) stay completely out of it.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
  9. ajgorm

    Mankind never changes just their choice of weapons and rhetoric change.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply
  10. Tommy

    Please stop saying Jewish is a nationality, it is a religion. Also please stop calling them semites, they are not, cranial measurement studies conducted on 3000+ jews factually proved that they are neither from that region nor are they in any way semitic. Hebrews looked like Arabs, not blonde haired blue eyed Europeans.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply
    • Me

      Jewish is referring to race.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
    • Hasan

      Yes, because the lost tribes of Israel from thousands of years ago are these red headed Europeans that are settling in Israel... riiiiight.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
  11. IL

    Mark Levy you are a piece of SH1T!!

    February 3, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
  12. ajgorm

    Why do they dress a turkey before they eat it it does not matter they just do it.Ohh it is because we are thankful ...

    February 3, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
  13. OregonTom

    I know native Iranians. They would be very happy if Iran was destroyed and rebuilt.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
  14. Peter

    "Kill the Arabs". "Kill the Jews". "Kill the Muslims". I love this board. So many brave cowards with keyboards and comfortable chairs.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am | Reply
  15. ajgorm

    I mean reaaly do we all need super long beards and black hats in order to exist one nation under some sort of faith. Anti Socialism !

    February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
  16. H. B.

    It's hard to be anything but wholeheartedly sick of this constant hate in the Mideast. Neither side is innocent here.

    The threat to Israel – to its existence and to the ability of every citizen to go on breathing – is REAL.

    I don't excuse Israel, however, when it does things that are inhumane or just flat wrong. But it is ludicrous to expect them to open their veins to Muslims – EVERY Muslim hates every Jew, and wants them all slaughtered. It's fed to them with mother's milk. Israel HAS helped people in Gaza and West Bank, but being Muslims, nothing is ever enough. Nor would any two-state solution ever satisfy the Muslims; only all Jews dead and the land of Israel totally in Muslim hands will do. Israelis know this, and we deny that reality.

    When dealing with absolutism, there IS no such thing as compromise or mediation. Islam is as absolutist as they come.

    Islam is NOT "just another religion." It is aside from – OTHER THAN – religion. The religious mummery is there only to promote the fanaticism that will make Muslim conquests successful. It gives the militant and political ideology the "stamp of divine approval." And it works.

    I see no need for me to tolerate or respect a "religion" whose god tells its believers that I deserve to be slaughtered. Silly me. While I can respect and tolerate most religions, I don't need to buy into their mummery to do it. I don't like religion. But I do realize that religious liberties are vital to democracy itself. But separation of church and state is just as vital. As long as religions mind their manners, I don't quibble.

    Israel, and Jews, aren't always the world's most admirable people. Their own faith is one which makes the odious claim that they are the "chosen people of God." It is a racist viewpoint, even though it isn't aimed at skin color. It is aimed at who your ancestors were, and whether they hail from their "original 12 tribes." It is not an inclusive faith but an exclusive one. But at least it doesn't indulge in loathsome proselytizing; there's at least THAT. Nor are they disposed toward honor-killings, stonings, lopping off body parts, beheading, brutalizing women, sodomizing babies, conquering the world, forcing their faith on others, among other little unlovely things. But Judaism is still a kind of "club" of the "sifted few," and it is no surprise that people hate them for that. Hate is stupid, of course, but this attribute definitely does not make Jewish people very lovable. I cannot accept any government whose policy is to genocide Israelis – or anyone else. I don't have to like the attitudes of Israelis to recognize their right to exist.

    Islam, however, is far worse. It not only proselytizes, but forces conversions by the sword (and don't quote me the Quran that says "there shall be no compulsion in religion," because that text DIED the day Muhammad forced his own first conversion).

    Many texts quoted to us by Muslims sound benign, but they neglect to tell us that they also went dead, just as the forced conversion text did. But we believe those texts are still binding on Muslims, when they haven't been for over 1400 years. Do you see why it is important to study Islam on your own? They can use their own holy texts to lie to us. Unless you know how the benign ones died. Any text that Muhammad later violated – died. He is "the perfect Muslim," so whatever he did was good. And he did some pretty loathsome things – nor need I remind you of his sexual inadequacies that have now drawn multitudes of men who share them. Islam is a magnet for such men.

    Islam is about CONQUEST. I've studied it since 1994, and have the standing to say this. I know Islam better than many Muslims do. All that "peace and tolerance" stuff has come from Muslims – who lie.

    Anyone who studies the Islamic core texts KNOWS that Muslims lie.

    Lying to infidels is downright righteous in Islam. We always go to them, or their clerics and scholars, with our questions about Islam – which is the stupidest possible thing to do, because every last one of them will LIE to us.

    I once went to Muslims for answers, too, but they felt contrived to me, so I went to the horse's mouth, to Islam ITSELF; its own holy core texts. After studying those, all my confusion went poof. And my hair stood on end.

    Islam is worse than an obscenity, worse than an abomination – it has no value for human life whatsoever – not even the lives of its own believers matter. ALL that matters in Islam is to take over the entire globe, to conquer it and put every human under Sharia. And, BTW, there is only ONE form of Sharia, not the "extreme" versions we're told about on the news. Islam doesn't NEED extremism; it already IS that way.

    But Muslims aren't the only liars. Our own governments and media lie to us, too – mostly the oil, of course, but often out of ignorance. They, too, consult Muslims, and get the lies, which they then pass on to us, adding to our total confusion. Studying their core texts, and totally ignoring Muslims as a source, removes all that confusion. It leaves you with the reality – and ONLY the reality – of Islam. Which is flatly terrifying and nauseatingly gross.

    So while I dislike religious states – including Israel – as a matter of basic logic and principle, it is the Islamic ones which are the most deadly threat to the world. They can point out the flaws of Israel until they're blue, but it doesn't change the fact that THEY, the Muslims, are the ones who have the most odious of all possible agendas. They will stick at nothing to achieve global domination – nukes, genocides, slavery, atrocities, sadism – there ARE no rules.

    We're busy talking about potential attacks on Iran, distracting us, while the world's Muslims are almost ready to conquer all of Europe – from both within and without. YOU figure it out – the mobilization is going on right in front of your eyes, so you ought not need me to point out the details for you. It is YOUR cute little habit of preferring ignorance and denial to reality that is ringing the death-knell on Europe. This is what makes the free world so vulnerable to what Muslims have in store for us all.

    ONLY by educating ourselves about Islam can we remove this vulnerability. They're not quite ready to take over Europe, but if pushed, they probably could pull it off right now. So we don't exactly have the luxury of a whole lot of time to study Islam and learn about the reality of it.

    Take NOBODY'S opinion as valid, not even mine. The best knowledge – the kind you can't "blow off" – is the kind you dig out for yourself. Does anyone else tell you not to take their view on this? I do it because it's the only way to rid you of your warm-fuzzy illusions. How can it be unfair to ask you to do a little homework?

    LOOK at the population figures showing how many Muslims are already in-residence in the countries of Europe. LOOK at a map showing N. Africa and Europe, and guess what they might do once these new Islamic States have solidified and beefed up their military. Then figure out how they might decide to USE this. With tiny Europe almost surrounded, and thoroughly infiltrated. No amount of military might Europe has will avail them against the kind of attack Muslims have in mind.

    The Prime Directive of Islam is total global CONQUEST.

    Keep in mind, too, that Islam is the inside-out of democracy. The in-residence Muslims of the free world are NOT there because they "yearn" for rights and liberties. They're waiting. Those Glasgow doctors waited for decades before going Section 8 – or have you forgotten?

    So you figure out what they will probably do. Keeping in mind, of course, that they don't CARE if multitudes of Muslims die in the effort. When they do launch their putsch, it'll put the lie about "peace and tolerance" to rest for good and all – but it'll be too late, won't it?

    Europe has nukes. And ICBMs. What do you think the new Muslim overlords might do with them?

    The one and ONLY thing that could threaten their plans is if the public of the free world casts off its denial, faces the reality and starts making plans to thwart them. Thwart. NOT make war. War plays into their hands – they LOVE IT. And hating is putrid. Thwarting MIGHT stop them, so keeping us off-balance is vital to their success. The element of our total surprise and shock is what will give them their victory.

    I don't HATE Islam or Muslims.

    But I do FEAR them. Why?

    Because right now, it looks as though Islam will WIN.

    Study Islam as though your life depended upon it. Because it DOES.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      Good points.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • Fred

      This is a whole lotta post to SKIP over.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am | Reply
      • Butchie67

        Yeah, Fred, we read your post on 911. We know that learning and knowledge is not your long suit. Of all the folks that need to follow the advice of sss you and your type of people are the ones. Learn to read, learn to research, learn to comprehend.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • TalkingHead

      Could please elaborate on that?

      February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am | Reply
      • Me

        lol

        February 3, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • MCJNY

      Shorten that rant or it won't be read. And one more thing. This isn't about religion. It's about America. and looking out for americans first and all others second. At this point, Our military should be controlling, securing and protecting our borders. NOT ISRAELS. Or anybody else's for that matter. Period. You can hate islam if you want. Not our problem. Our problem is america. We haven't solved our own problems yet. Once we are healthy again, perhaps we can get more involved. For now, the bank is closed.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
      • Butchie67

        To mcjny: you really need to read H.B.’s entire post before you make yourself look stupid. Oops too late.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
    • Joe Gets

      OK. Thanks for that info. I'm going to my basement and no more TV, internet or sex but just studying Islam and those moooozlim that are coming to eat me alive. You da man.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • Hasan

      Muslim here. I drink the blood of Jews for a living. WHATCHU GONNA DO?!!!

      February 3, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
      • nick

        Majnoon, lol

        February 3, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • Stern

      This is how a racist and a bigot looks like.

      Kind of like saying Chrsitianity's goal is to make all priest pedophiles and making sure every child does not remain unmolested and that all Mormon's want to make every woman a sister wife.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
    • You ARE the only Liar

      You Studied Islam since 94 and yet all you say are LIES. Don't Claim to know Islam more than Muslims, because you obviously know too little. I bet your sources are Daniel Pipes and TV.

      For your information, back when Jewish people were killed by the Europeans, Muslim countries were their safe haven including when your maniac HITLER(Who probably share your religion) was killing them.

      If you have been studying Islam since 94, boy you have really wasted your life on false information.

      I am sick of all people like you who either spread lies or who are brainwashed....

      February 3, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
      • H. B.

        Okay, darlink. If I AM lying, it's because I accepted the Quran and Hadith as the core of Islam. So that means that Islam itself lied to me when I studied it.

        I only accepted the things that Islam ITSELF says Islam IS. FYI, I began this study because I believed, all my life, that Islam was about peace and tolerance. As more and more Islamic terrorism occurred, I found myself with doubts. I wanted reassurance, so I asked Muslims, who gave me irrational answers, so I went to the source.

        I did NOT find the reassurance I was seeking. Are you telling me that Islam's own scriptures were telling me lies? I'd find that hard to swallow.

        MCJNY calls my post a rant? I'm a scholar of Islam. If you think this is only about America, you ignore the fact that no nation can get by isolating itself. And I think I mentioned that I do NOT hate Islam. I find it maximally revolting, but hate is not one of my attributes, except against only one thing: Cruelty. Hating people poisons the hater inside and reduces his ability to think well. War against Muslims is what they crave. Thwarting is what I think can work best. Haters never want to thwart; they want to kill.

        We DO have to deal with our own problems, and certainly should not place them second, with defending Israel in first place. But we ARE capable of multi-tasking.

        I suggest that people study Islam so they will know what WE are up against. But I knew nobody would. Intellectual laziness has never been more highly valued than it is by today's Americans. I am an American AND a liberal. If I followed political correctness, I would not talk about what I know of Islam.

        Islam IS violent, and @YouARE the only Liar is just another Muslim, pushing ignorance on us. Will he tell us what a "dhimmi" is? Or admit Islam condones slavery? Or that "an infidel is worse than a murderer"?

        If I was brainwashed, it was the Quran and Hadith that did it to me. Take it up with Muhammad, chum – by ouija board.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
    • You ARE the only Liar

      @ H.B. I am pushing ignorant? It is the other way aroud. You probably one of those missionaries that goes and tell Lies about Islam so you can convert people.

      February 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Reply
    • Lord Haw Haw

      Booo-hoo-hoo........you've just made me shit in my pants.

      Booooo-hoo-hoo..........

      February 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  17. ajgorm

    You got to simplify things to understand them. All this talk about fanatics and what they believe is pure bleeding heart crap it has nothing to do with reality does it ?

    February 3, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      And your point is?

      February 3, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • ajgorm

      The point is there is none it is all over dog eat dog.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am | Reply
    • fred

      if by reality you mean threats of wiping out another state and providing terrorists with weapons to kill americans, then who besides you has a bleeding heart? you like the fanatics?

      February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am | Reply
    • ajgorm

      You act surprised why do you think they gave us the second amendment. Ohh my brain hurts from thinking too much. You can dress them any way you like it still tastes like turkey.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
  18. toppgunnery

    Israel will strike and FLAME Iran's AZZZ within the next month!

    February 3, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      Be careful this week-end. You could inflamate your azzz at the Barbie

      February 3, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
  19. Bor

    Israel? She is trying to survive. This small thriving country amongst 22 Arab countries is amazing. The only anti-Semitic mind cannot accept that the Israel is simply a miracle. Unfortunately anti-Semitism cannot be cured. It only can be taken care of by lobotomy.

    Without Jews there would be no Western civilization, no Christianity and no Islam, by the way. But anti-Semitic mind cannot comprehend it. How people with less than one tenth of one percent of the world population may be so powerful. And yes, they are. Their power is the power of their minds. They are the only people, who believe that they have destiny.

    Take Jews out of history and the world, as we know it, disappears. Therefore, stop this anti-Semitic rhetoric and think, think for a change. It is painful, I suspect – to think. It is so easy to go with "Horrible Jews this", "Oily Jews that". "Save the world – kill the Jews". But even if you do not believe that Jews are chosen, just recollect what happened to all those who tried to exterminate this small group of people, those Jews. Those chosen Jews. God bless them.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      I am far from being anti-semitic. But, explain this: If the Jews are the Chosen ones, how come they got the only country in the Middle East with no oil?

      February 3, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
    • MCJNY

      Bor. I have nothing against judaism. I actually don't care about religion as a whole. Our discussion is about the USA getting into military action over the actions of a foreign nation. It's not acceptable to the american people. We have been at war for 11 years in that region and have accomplished ZERO. Enough. I'm sorry friend but this is not about God. Its about humans who make war for profit, kill each other off and then say God says it ok...Well its NOT.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • TalkingHead

      You are truly dumber than your name makes you appear. Yes, if Jews didn't exist we would all be living in caves and would not develop at all.

      While it is "amazing" that Israel exists where it does, I think it is because Israel was a made up country after WW2 as part of the reward for the Allies. Ever since then Israel has been living off Western protection from an onslaught of Muslim retaliation for taking their land.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
      • Joe T

        Talking Head:

        There was no reward. Even before WWII there was talk of Israel. Go back to the Balfour Declaration of WWI.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:30 am |
      • You're Wrong

        The land Israel sits on is not Muslim land, never was. It has belonged to the Jewish people for thousands of years.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:41 am |
      • MCJNY

        confirmed data. The balfour declaration of 1917 was sent by the british to Baron Walter Rothschild. That letter confirmed support for the creation of a jewish homeland in palestine. It reads:
        "His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country".

        Obviously that part about not prejudicing the civil and religious rights of existing non jewish communities got lost in the mail.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  20. Matt

    What really happened on 9/11/01? Israel knows.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
    • Fearless Freep

      Yup, Israel knew, and she tried to warn us,
      but Bush ignored the warnings.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
  21. John

    Of course, the Jews won’t attack Iran themselves, just like they didn’t attack Iraq themselves. They’ll get America (or, these days, NATO) to do the attacking. They’ll do the benefiting.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      And just why would the Jews attack Iraq? Just because you are stupid, it doesn`t mean everyone is as well.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
      • Fred

        One big reason was because Saddam launched (nuclear-capable) Scud missiles at Israel in 1991. Crawl back in you hole.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:19 am |
  22. txjack

    If Israel does an unprovoked attack against IRAN it will be the beginning of the end.
    With not thought as to how it impact any other county or nations except their own.
    It will have major repercussions for the whole world.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      Then get ready for the end by kissing your behind good bye...

      February 3, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
      • txjack

        So I guess you are ready to meet you maker.
        The move to Israel and be on the front line so you wil be the 1st to go.
        As you don't care about anyone else except for youself.
        See ya. Let me help you pack.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • Me

      Sadly, it seems as if it is a beginning that is long overdue. The hatred is so deep, can they ever become civilized again?

      February 3, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
  23. Tom Clark

    War Pigs, on wings! Insanity rules. The Mayan calendar makers may have been on to something.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
    • Fred

      The Mayans you are referring to were actually Ancient Aliens.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply
      • Cunning Stunts

        Anunnaki.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  24. Lenny

    I don't get this. How did a bunch of white people end up right in the middle of a bunch of brown people?

    February 3, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • Sean

      The brown people keep blowing things up.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
      • Simeon Namore

        No. For generations we've supported corrupt regimes that rob and oppress their people because those regimes control the flow of OIL. Got it? All the violence is a consequence of that fact. Until we change direction (which seems highly unlikely) and stop supporting every rightwing nut in the queue, we will be at war.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • Tyler

      There was a war, or weren't you paying attention in 8th grade history class?

      February 3, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • Cunning Stunts

      Co-mingling.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
  25. mipolitic

    folks what a mess this threat is causing. the mossad chief said in a statement that 200,000 missiles aimed at israel at any given time. this would require one to do the math and that this could not be confronted on a one to one bases but an overwhelming strike that would result in an after math.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      Perhaps he was exaggerating just a tad?

      February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
  26. Cohen

    The Jewish neo-cons Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith etc. were the architects of the war in Iraq. The US lost 4500 soliders, thousands of mental and physical injuries + hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed or maimed + billions of wasted dollars. How much did Israel contribute to the war in Iraq ZERO with no loss of Israeli lives and we call them allies. Now Israel wants the US to do the same to Iran, let Israel fight their own wars. Israel has the most powerful military in all the Middle East and the only country there with nuclear weapons. They are so powerful but are always crying and looking for handouts, just look at the map of Israel in 1947 and compare it to today and you will see how much more they have occupied as Norman Finkelstein a Jewish writer said: “The Zionists indeed learnt well from the Nazis. So well that it seems that their morally repugnant treatment of the Palestinians, and their attempts to destroy Palestinian society within Israel and the occupied territories, reveals them as basically Nazis with beards and black hats.”

    February 3, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      If you were Irish, your moniker would be Lepracohen. Since you are not, I assume you are a self hating Jew.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
      • TalkingHead

        Since when does standing up for an oppressed people make you self-hating against your oppressing culture?

        February 3, 2012 at 11:15 am |
    • TalkingHead

      Well said. People don't learn from trespasses against them.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
    • Peikoviany

      After aligning themselves with the Nazis, after stealing most of the world's oil properties, after creating a region of police states and religious malcontents, leave it to the Jihadis and Muslim supremacists to play the victims. That's exactly what psychopaths would do.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
    • Jon

      Get a clue you freak

      February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • Cunning Stunts

      It is a NEOCON war, not a Jewish war.
      Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, not Jewish.
      You only got half right.
      Israel had nothing to do with Iraq.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
  27. Blimpie

    The US is like a "Big Brother" to Israel, but they don't always listen to our advice. History has shown that they have a tendency to go ahead and attack countries in that region without a publicly stated blessing from the US.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
    • TalkingHead

      They shouldn't need our blessing to do anything. Just like Iran shouldn't need a blessing to have any weapons it wants. Let every country in the region get a nuclear bomb, then nobody will attack anybody. And don't give me that Hezbollah crap, terrorist groups are affiliated with governments and are not borderless.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
      • Cunning Stunts

        You just contradicted yourself.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • James

      The US needs to be very clear that Israel can do what they want, but don't come crying to Obama when you have a full scale war on our hands. We have had enough lives and money wasted in the Middle East. Get out for good !

      February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
  28. Takecareofthemselves

    Why not send the Iranians a couple of truckloads of soccer balls and let them take care of themselves.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
    • whittierdiva

      Because the soccer balls are manufactured in China! About the only thing we can send is a tomahawk missile.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply
      • Punisher2000

        I see you belong with the rest of the idiotic lot.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • Punisher2000

      Good one Mate. Cost? a few coins. Absolutely great.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • whittierdiva

      And wasn't giving them a drone enough? 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
  29. whittierdiva

    The whole argument against Iran having nuclear weapons or power is ridiculous! We should be doing exactly what they are doing – we should be investing trillions (like the Chinese and India,) in fast reactor technology, renewables, and exporting that technology all over the world. Hell, we should even build and give both Iran and Israel a fast breeder nuclear reactor, for goodwills sake, since those reactors really are only good for making dirty bombs. This whole things is less about nuclear than about weakening Iran economically so they can't persuade other countries to dump the US petro dollar anyway.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
  30. ajgorm

    Zionism is just conservatives without boundries locking the world out as they spread thus called cancerous by Iran.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
  31. Patroit

    If I were Isreal there Nuclear ambitions would already be wiped out Remember Isreal is not perfect but they elect their government

    February 3, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
    • TalkingHead

      Just because Israel elected their leader doesn't mean they should be our friends or main interest in the region. Hitler was also elected so your argument is invalid.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:07 am | Reply
      • Cunning Stunts

        I would hate to have you for a friend.
        Israel is our friend, we DONT turn our backs on our friends.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  32. MCJNY

    Time for an interesting conspiracy theory. I believe that all of this saber rattling by israel is about getting an israel super supporter republican into the white house. I guarantee that this bit of theatre will reach a fever pitch right about oct. The christian right are the biggest support for the republican party among the former middle class. Interestingly enough, guess who gave gingrinch the money to continue his campaign after Iowa, Sheldon Adelson. A billionaire from israel. My fellow americans, I submit that will not and should not create our polices based on the well being of any nation beyond AMERICA. We are responsible for our country. Our president should be concerned about US first, given our current financial health, not any other nation. I think we are being had again. I want to be the first to send the message loud and clear. We are not fighting anyone else battles and we will not support a president who wants to. Any thoughts?

    February 3, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      I think you are due for a long vacation in a dark basement

      February 3, 2012 at 11:07 am | Reply
      • MCJNY

        We are not buying dude. We are not supporting israel in this insanity. Nor will we support a president who drags us into another war. The answer is NO. Tell your handlers that the american people are saying NO. You're on your own guys. Make smart decisions.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:15 am |
      • James

        Yes, lets put him in the basement for understand what is going on and speaking the truth.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • KMW

      I agree. I am a Christian voting for Ron Paul just for this reason. We cannot be a policeman for the rest of the world. Israel has a very, very big and strong army. Let them fight if they want to. We have enought problems of our own.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
      • KMW

        Meant to spell ENOUGH. Sorry for this.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      You need to get out of the basement, NOW !

      February 3, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • Jake

      America is as dependent on Israel as Israel is to America. They are their closest ally in the middle east, and they are constantly supplying America with intelligence and technology which they rely on to keep their national security. So you cant just say they should stop being involved with Israel and their wars.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:41 am | Reply
  33. opt7

    Americans: Ever wonder why Israel isn't worried about how war will affect their oil supply?? Under a 1975 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the USA guaranteed all Israel's oil needs in the event of a crisis. This Memorandum of Understanding is quietly renewed every five years. It commits U.S. taxpayers to maintain a strategic U.S. reserve for Israel, equivalent to $3 billion in 2002 dollars. Special legislation was enacted to exempt Israel from restrictions on oil exports from the USA. Moreover, the U.S. government agreed to divert oil from the USA, even if this causes domestic shortages. The U.S. government also guaranteed delivery of oil in U.S. tankers if commercial shippers become unable or unwilling to carry oil from the USA to Israel.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
    • MCJNY

      WOW..that's mind blowing. What about america's oil needs in crisis?

      February 3, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
      • Punisher2000

        No worries. Just dig sideways and get all the Mexican and Canadian oil

        February 3, 2012 at 11:08 am |
      • Fearless Freep

        In case you hadnt noticed, it has been on the news,
        America has so much oil, we are now "exporting" it.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:33 am |
    • Dan

      Good post. This is not a widely discussed issue. I Vonder VHY not?

      February 3, 2012 at 11:07 am | Reply
  34. ajgorm

    I get the drift between Israel and Iran and it is an age old problem of your crap stinks more than mine does. The fact is there is not enough room for everyone on this planet and you better get use to it.You have the Israelites building more settlements and then you have the hut builders and the super rich and no in betweens.Extreme liberalism and conservatism is what it is. thus we have a two party system here in america and we still hate eachother it will never end.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply
  35. nik green

    To the largely racist hardline pro-Zionist US establishment in Washington DC, the Muslim faith is an unacceptable religion, and Arabs/Persians and other ethno-types who follow this faith are by extension "unacceptable people". This is the same, poisonous, Hitlerian-type propaganda (Eugenics) that the US population as a whole has been bombarded with, from the corporate media, Hollywood and government agencies, since the establishment of Israel in 1948.

    It's no wonder that 9/11, the wars against the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan (and shortly to be Iran) have been such an easy sell, for the neoconservative (US-Israeli) designers of this agenda.

    Striking the civilian infrastructure of a nation, for example nuclear power research establishments, is an act of international terrorism. Israel would be guilty of such, and Panetta equally so, by supporting the Israeli thugs and its criminal Likud cartel. Iran would be fully within its rights to strike back in self defense, or even before, by employing the Bush and Obama Administrations' (US) doctrine of preemptive military action, against Israel. For agents of Israel to do this would be THE EQUIVALENT of al Qaeda striking civilian targets in New York and Washington DC.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      Wow! An articulate Idiot!

      February 3, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply
      • txjack

        And you are just a blabbering FOOL with no common sense.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • Lord Haw Haw

        No, it's you, actually, who is the idiot. Obviously, articulation frightens you.

        February 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • MCJNY

      Relax NIK. Obama isn't leading us in that direction. And if his replacement tries to, I guarantee an open revolt. The very idea of my country getting into another frakking war for proft makes my head hurt. No way.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply
    • Fearless Freep

      *** Iran would be fully within its rights to strike back in self defense, or even before......

      Or even before ?
      You just said Israel bad for attacking,
      but its ok for Iran to do it ?
      WOW.
      You just blew my mind.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
  36. Dan

    In America, Jewish power prevents a sane foreign policy.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • TalkingHead

      No, it's money that prevents sane foreign policy. Money from lobbyists and corporations.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
      • James

        AIPAC is a lobbying group.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • Punisher2000

      I thought it prevented you from being intelligent

      February 3, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
    • Fearless Freep

      **** Dan

      In America, Jewish power prevents a sane foreign policy.
      Wrong.

      The people behind the military industrial complex.......NEOCONS.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
  37. Blayd

    Israel used to own all the land in the region, I say they just take it back the way it was taken from them. and if Iran really wants a war they will get one just as Japan, Germany, England (way back) and the rest did. War is not the answer as some might say. But ask and ye shall recieve.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • Eyeonyou

      Blayd are you living in an imaginary world. It's obvious your Israeli or some crap. You think Israels military is match to the US military? Israel is not taking over anything. The US has been at war for the last 10 years we are ready to kill some more unexperienced Isreali military. We will destroy them it's not even funny. Their nose might get in the way of the sight scope haha

      February 3, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
      • Fearless Freep

        Eyeonyou

        You have America going to war with Israel ?
        Thats freaking funny !

        February 3, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • IVAN

      Really they did ?
      When was that?
      Nothing in the Bible about that. It always refers to Palestine.
      And some thing to about the Jews roaming the desert looking for a place to live.
      Look like they never found it. It had to be given to the them.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  38. ajgorm

    Jealousy and envy ! Greed ! The haves and the have nots and the establishment and their rules. It is almost like a paid for TV show or am I still dreaming ?.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
  39. KeithTexas

    If they start it they need to be ready to finish it on their own.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
  40. ajgorm

    Then we must ask the question " WHY ". Why do liberals hate conservatives so much ?

    February 3, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • Fearless Freep

      *** ajgorm

      Then we must ask the question " WHY ". Why do liberals hate conservatives so much ?

      We dont hate them, we just want them dead.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
  41. Joshua Ludd

    And that weapons program... still not proven to exist in the first place.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
  42. ajgorm

    With strange lights flying around in the sky , the world going broke and 57 states and Russia now close enough to be seen at our door step, religous wars going on, everything at the same time it is no wonder we all hate eachother.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
  43. Peace

    There has and never any good come out of war. It is always misery. But there is one good that will come out of this.

    Another CALL OF DUTY with real battle episodes and awesome graphics. I'd call this game OIL & NUKES.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:48 am | Reply
    • Peace

      Guys who care abt call of duty reply with some interesting titles.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
  44. Brad

    Israel will strike soon, not because of the Nuclear issue though. The new GPS guided long range missiles the Iranians have developed is the real problem. Iran can now accurately rain down missles on Israel's own nuclear facilities. When this strike happens those will be the real targets

    February 3, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
  45. Reason & Logic

    For anyone to think that a war with Iran will be similar to the Gulf Wars, the Afghan conflict, or even the NATO strikes on Serbia, think again. A war with Iran would probably end up being a total annihilation of that country with US Nukes.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
  46. Ali Baba

    Allah Akbar!

    We will all shed our blood for Ayatollah Khomeini. We love Iran. We love Ajad. America must pay Iran $250 Billion for all the trouble they have given this great country. I want all American taxpayers to pay for Iran. Iran should have nuclear weapons and should have the right to use them on whoever they want to.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      You and Doug should get together. You are both as stupid as my pet Emu. What dropkicks!

      February 3, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • Doug

      Typical Jew trickery... Ali Baba, code name Sholomo GoldSilverFeldPoopWitz.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:48 am | Reply
      • Punisher2000

        Now I get it. You are Jewish! Wow!

        February 3, 2012 at 10:50 am |
    • Punisher2000

      Hey Ali, you are a bloody Yank passing for Ali just to have fun, hey?

      February 3, 2012 at 10:53 am | Reply
      • txjack

        If you are so pro Israel.
        Then go ahead and move there..
        We will all help you pack.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:32 am |
    • long live USA

      And the US has the right to user their nukes on whomever they want!!

      February 3, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • Fearless Freep

      There you are.
      Sorry guys, my troll keeps getting out of his cage.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply
  47. Doug

    The Jews want America to attack Iran, for Israel’s benefit. But that hasn’t happened yet, so the next best thing for the Jews to do is to make sure that the “White democracies” isolate Iran from the rest of the world, hurting it economically and politically. (By the way, that’s how World War II started. Back then, the victims of the Jews and the “White democracies” were Japan and Germany.)

    February 3, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      And you probably beleive that Jews control the world money supply. What a maroon!

      February 3, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
      • KMW

        Punisher 2000,

        I think you are the moron. You cannot spell.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:52 am |
      • IVAN

        Apparently you have not read “Trading with the Enemy” about WWII.
        With declassified documents as to who really controlled the worlds money.
        George Saros a Jew that nearly broke the Bank of England, has been banned from trading there.
        As well as found guilty in France for legal trading in the millions. And banned there as well.
        He and His Jewish parents Collaborated with the Nazis
        George Saros also has funded Obama’s campaign

        February 3, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • David G

      So the Jews are at fault for WW II?

      February 3, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
      • andres

        Of course the Jews were at fault! If it wasn't so easy for hilter and crew to kill millions they never would have started. Doug you are a mo ron and since when were the vast majority of germans then and now not white? Time to pull your head out of your bottom end, read some real history and get your life together.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:56 am |
      • Punisher2000

        To KMW: you should change your moniker to ATR. Automatic Tampax Remover

        February 3, 2012 at 10:59 am |
      • Punisher2000

        Andre, sos un idiota, carajo. Cuand Dios repartio la inteligencia, estabas comprando un I phone.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      The Americans, Brittish and dutch put an oil emargo on Japan to stop
      its war machine, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor,
      and you blame the Jews ?
      See those guys behind you ?
      The ones in the white coats ?
      They just want to talk with you.
      Go quietly.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
  48. ajgorm

    Every morning I wake up thankful we have a first and second to fight back with if we need to. Amen to that brother man.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
  49. Eric

    If this happens, the Obama admin will either say it's Bush's fault, or it's because Israeli's are racists.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      That`s OK. You are stupid and no one cares.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
      • KMW

        You are a very crude and you must be Jewish.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • David G

      bravo

      February 3, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • Pat

      What he SHOULD say is that it's the tea party's fault..........following your logic.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • MCJNY

      or he can put the report in a file and get back to working for the ameican people. Note to all: Israel is a foreign country. Nothing more. We are not beholden to them for anything. This is their problem and I suggest they fix it before the UN fixes it for them. but it won't be america. The american people are sick of wars for profit, wars for WMDs/threats that don't really exist and to top it off, gas prices are higher than ever. It's lose lose for US.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:57 am | Reply
  50. ajgorm

    It is really too bad that Israel and Iran hate each other so much. In fact we have alot of hate going on all over the place. Sort of like a hate fest .

    February 3, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply
    • TalkingHead

      Welcome to Earth

      February 3, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      You are right. Unfortunately no one will assist an invite to get together and sing kumbaya

      February 3, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
  51. WW3

    Do you honestly think Iran would blow up Israel? Iran, would put the final nail in the coffin for the entire middle east if they did. If Israel even see's the bomb coming their way, they would unleash ALL their nuclear bombs on every single country in the middle east, they would destroy it completely. Which would stop most of our oil. No way would the world let this happen. U.S., Europe and other countries don't care about the middle east people, just don't stop that the flow of oil please.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
    • DAN

      you are right to some extent. What you really meant was that Isreal wouldnt let that missile out of Iranian airspace. It would be shot down before it is even a threat.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
  52. Adrian

    Israel is not stupid. Iranians are predominantly persians shites unlike mostly arabic sunnis. Those 2 sects probably deep down hate each other even more than they hate the jews!
    Trust me when I saw a lot of Arab countries are probably secretly wanting Israel to strike Iran as well although they may put up some mock protest publicly. I can almost guarantee you that Israel will get blessings from most Arab countries behind the scenes before they attempt a strike on Iran. To reach Iran their warplanes or cruise missles will also need overflight access through the airspace of Jordan, Saudi and perhaps Iraq as well.
    To the layman it's just a strike but in reality the politics of this is deep and complicated with a lor of backdoor dealings and enemies sleeping together as well.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
    • Jon

      Very true

      February 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
    • Peikoviany

      The Saudis don't like the Ayatollahs, and vice versa. If Iran had nuclear capabilities, so would the Saudis, and it gets even crazier from then on. No doubt the Saudis would appreciate Israel taking care of the problem.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
    • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

      Saudi's have given access to Israel for air bases.
      Americans also have air basses in Azjebijan (SP).

      February 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  53. Sayan Majumdar

    Just consider the potential timing of Israeli onslaught, the year of United States Presidential Election :).

    Sayan.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:34 am | Reply
    • TalkingHead

      Perfect. Give those (mostly) corrupt scumbags running for President a chance to show how they have been bought by lobbyists (including pro-Israel groups) and will just lead us to another war. Americans are truly the dumbest people if they knowingly elect another war hawk. Ron Paul is the only answer.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:38 am | Reply
      • KMW

        TalkingHead,

        Totally agree with you. I am definitely voting for Ron Paul and plan to volunteer in his office.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Peter

      Conspiracies. Conspiracies. Conspiracies.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
  54. Steve

    Somewhere in Iran, people are saying... "Silly Jews don't realize that we already have multiple nuclear weapons and will use them in SELF DEFENSE when we are attacked." The world will understand.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply
    • Jon

      WOW!!! You really need to get a clue and life.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:38 am | Reply
    • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

      By blowing themselves up.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  55. peace

    I don't know about their government but iranians are really nice people and sure they are among the most educated immigrants in US.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
    • Peter

      You always have to separate the people from their rulers. Hey, look at the USA!

      February 3, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
  56. TalkingHead

    Let Israel figure out its own problems instead of trying to weasel the US into doing its dirty work. We have a budget to balance and have been at war for FAR too long. If US keeps at this pace (with war and financial policies) there won't be a US by the end of the century.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply
    • Peter

      Israel has great military resources. Let them handle it. Iranian nuclear weapons can't reach the USA.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  57. Steve

    I wonder if Gaylad Shashit will be on the front lines with his bonyAss? Nahhhhhh.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply
    • Jon

      WOW!!! You are pathetic

      February 3, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
    • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

      I would love to put your boneyass there.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  58. Eyeonyou

    Have you seen the way Jews treat their woman? Any man who disrespects a woman in such a way is promised to be miserable. Jews will fall.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply
    • Eyeonyou

      "their women*"

      February 3, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
      • TalkingHead

        You spelled Muslim wrong.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:30 am |
      • Jon

        Let me get this straight!!!! A few Jewish men in Brooklyn (Brooklyn for god sakes) in indicative of how all jewish men treat the women in their lives... What a stupid ignorant statement that is. Get a clue and life you idiot!!!!

        February 3, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • Jon

      You must have had a sad childhood to come up with that crap.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
      • Eyeonyou

        Jon Jon so much hatred in you lil fella, actually is called growing up in Brooklyn, NY and seeing first handed how Jew men mistreat their woman.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  59. Sayan Majumdar

    This blog will certainly register 2,000-posts prior I finish my dinner.

    Now where is “mamoud the entertainer”, Oh yes!! Perhaps he lost his cool to get censored.

    Sayan.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply
  60. strangways

    unfortunately, this ship has probably sailed – they are very close or have one already. Thank you A.Q. Khan & Pakistan (again) for being spreading the terrorist cancer on the world. What the world SHOULD have done is prevented Pakistan from getting The Bomb – that will come back to haunt us, sooner or later. Love it or hate it, at least Iran is a functioning country with layers of military control – in Pakistan it's anyone's guess where the bombs are and who's watching them.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
  61. Johnny

    If Israel wants to start World War Three and the industrialized world decides to bomb us off the face the planet, God bless em' and good riddance to us all. I just wish I could have been born fifty years earlier. I would have enjoyed the chance to raise a family and live a full life but to hell with it, right? God bless the wisdom of our visionary leaders! They can burn their oil and their money in a bunker at the end of the world.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • xande

      god bless you johnny for having a free mind and soul

      February 3, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply
    • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

      If you believe all that garbage,
      i am glad you wont be around to reproduce.
      Time to clean up the gene pool.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  62. Nona Yerbiznez

    Get ready America!! Panetta just let us know that the Israelis have the green light to attack the Iranian nuclear facilities. Israel cannot do anything that they are currently doing without our aid either financially or militarily. It is time we make the Israelis conform with all the UN sanctions against them. This is ridiculous that we support Israel and turn our back on dozens of Arab countries and the Palestinians. American foreign policy is the worst. Ask the 5000 families that lost loved ones in our latest war.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • DAN

      Your facts are distorted my friend. The only country keeping that area somewhat under control is Isreal and the almighty impressive Benjamin Netanyahu. Let me tell you something just as Isreal needs us, The U.S.A. needs Isreal; dont be so naive. Stop siding with the enemy and join the winning team for once in your life.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
    • Marc L from NY

      And it was the "worst foreign policy" I suppose that has gotten America to the lone super power status?

      February 3, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
      • DAN

        based on what because you say so? Tell me how many countries truly support the good ole USA and truly support us. England only supports us because they alone cant handle themselves. France hates the living crap out of us. Germany is in the middle. Poland they are clueless. the entire Europe are in other words fickle to the U.S. Isreal is about the only true backer of U.S.A. They know without us and them there is no survival. So, you sit there in your little space and type whatever, because this country allows you to make a complete fool of yourself with no true factual statement.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:44 am |
      • fq_israel

        You've got to get out of your basement more often. Have you heard of a little country called China? If they were to come to collect all the money they lent our US government we'll be done. Most of our war spending and goverment speding in general is financed by goverment bonds, most of which is in the hands of the Chinese. We're becoming more of a paper tiger than a super power.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:45 am |
      • Standoffdistance

        If china pulls out their money in bonds and tries to topple us they will come right along with us.. our economies are so intertwined China know that would not be a good idea

        February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am |
      • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

        **** fq_israel

        You've got to get out of your basement more often. Have you heard of a little country called China? If they were to come to collect all the money they lent our US government we'll be done.

        So we dont pay them, what they gonna do ?
        Start a war ?
        If we stopped trade with China right now thier economy would collapse,
        They know it, and we know it.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
    • Reason & Logic

      Counterpoint to your contention that we support Israel, when we buy Mideast oil aren't we also supporting just about every repressive regime in the region?

      February 3, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
      • DAN

        No becuase Isreal is independent with their own oil they dont import foreign oil..

        February 3, 2012 at 10:36 am |
      • salerno

        Israel imports oil

        February 3, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  63. Steve

    When the Jews got their own country in 1948, they may have hoped that that would legitimize them somehow, that they would no longer be a wandering tribe of swindlers and liars. In other words, having an official state would somehow make them “normal.” But of course the Jews are the same oily people that they were before they got Israel, only now they have nuclear weapons and the protection of America...

    February 3, 2012 at 10:17 am | Reply
    • DAN

      So here we go with the 1930's Nazi rhetoric. Right its those damn Jews again right? Let me guess if they were lined up in the middle of D.C. in front of our wonderful suitless and skirtless leaders and they said rid them all you would say Zieg Hiel right?

      February 3, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • Reason & Logic

      Somehow you forgot to legitimize your lack of morality.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
      • DAN

        @ the reponses i am only commenting on the lack of intelligence displayed in the comments. i am Jewish and by no means against myself let alone an entire people.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:17 am |
    • Jon

      WOW!!! You are one sick sad person to just lump an entire group of people together like that. So, if all Jews are like that, than all people in this world are true to the sad stereotypes that freaks like you come up with... Douch

      February 3, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
    • Marc L from NY

      Are you talking about the same oily people that have built the only thriving, modern nation in a region crap?

      February 3, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
    • KMW

      Let the Israelis and Jewish people go to war. It is about time they fought and not my Christian brothers and sisters.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:38 am | Reply
      • fq_israel

        @KMW – Amen!

        February 3, 2012 at 10:48 am |
    • Derek

      FYI......That was their land even before Mahmod was born!!

      February 3, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
  64. Sayan Majumdar

    A strike on Iranian nuclear facilities will not result in prolonged conflict (forget World War III).

    A lot of Middle East nations will welcome such a move and believe me, the list is long cutting religious and sectarian lines.

    If the Iranian leadership is sane enough they should head for the negotiating table to secure a respectable bargain.

    Sayan.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
  65. KMW

    The Jewish Lobby is very powerful in USA and the politicians are scared to death to say anything against Israel except for Ron Paul. I am voting for Ron Paul. Go Ron Paul 2012.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • TalkingHead

      'atta boy/girl

      February 3, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply
  66. Bob

    How many American lives will be lost with this Jew idea? How much do you think this war will cost YOU (U.S. tax payer) on average?

    February 3, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
  67. Sheri Lee

    Yeah!! If we had Mitt Romney for President he would be like Bush. And find a way to make Peace like he did with Iraq. You liberals forget we almost went to war against Iraq because Bill Clinton lied about WMD. And it took Bush to save us from a phony war. Also it took Bush to find and Kill OBL. We really need Reagan he knew how to deal with Iran.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • Isolationist

      Being drug free could make life a lot easier.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:11 am | Reply
      • xande

        yeah i wonder when will the drugs ever be free. last time i check the price are soaring high 😀

        February 3, 2012 at 10:20 am |
    • Melting Pot

      I hope that was sarcasm. If not, you are seriously deluded and need a reality check.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:12 am | Reply
    • T. Lee

      What a crock!

      Clinton sent missils after bin Laden that missed because someone in the Paki "intel" ratted out...and Clinton didn't lie about WMD. You have your presidents mixed up. That was Bush and Cheney which got us into this downhill slide on every front to begin with !

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

      I hope you are being sarcastic.....

      February 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
    • xande

      your sick you call iraq peace? i bet you never been to war

      February 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
    • Chris

      your lying

      February 3, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • Luke Weyland

      Why do so many people in the United States glorify military might and ability to destoy nations and kill?
      Why don't you respect other nation's right to self determination?
      Why not conquer the world through the power of love?
      Provide medicines,medical equipment, doctors nurses, surgeons, teachers, builders, engineers, scientists etc to those in need?
      Your will find that it is cheaper, make you more popular, and will not lead unnecessary deaths.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
      • shopic

        This is how our species operates... mixed with a little politics to make things more complicated.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:57 am |
    • Shocked

      Are you seriously blaming the war in Iraq on Bill Clinton??? Did you say Bush went in and made PEACE??

      Who are you and what rock have you been living under?

      Bush and Cheney made up WMDs in Iraq, look up who Valerie Plame is.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
  68. US Jew

    Firstly Terrance you are a babbling low class non educated idiot who should be euthanized before you go out and commit hate crimes. To say without Israel there would be world peace has got to be one of the most ignorant statements I've heard in my 39 years. You must live somewhere in the swamp...

    February 3, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • jim

      I agree with Terry

      February 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
    • Mark Levy

      to US Jew: Iam a Jew and I also believe that Israel is creating tensions in the ME. It is stubborn with the Palestinians. Also the Russell International Tribunal based in South Africa made this official last November: Israel=APARTHEID.
      Israel needs to change its mentality and stop wanting everything for itself. It first needs to give back the stolen land to the Palestinians:the WHOLE world agrees with that.

      Mark, Jew for Peace

      February 3, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • Melting Pot

      Terrance is indeed a bigot and a fool. That said, if Israel and Iran start throwing bombs at each other, I see no reason for the U.S. to get involved. except maybe as a peacemaking mediator. I see no reason for American lives to be at risk for this conflict. Of course, there is that matter of the Mid East oil supply being affected, which may change our attitude.

      The only people I see who would benefit from this kind of war would be the phony Christians who long for an End Of The World scenario, who see themselves going to heaven while those they judge to be sinners would be left behind to suffer.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
    • jay12312

      They are the only ones causing any real problems.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
  69. klibuma

    Calm down, my dears. You should know by now that what is good for Israel, is good for America (the reverse is not true). So shut your mouths and prepare your checkbooks (or should I say credit cards) to foo the bill.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply
    • Eyeonyou

      Don't buy in to the NWO Israeli Zionism crap. They wish those big nose white arabs are not running caca.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
  70. Standoffdistance

    Andy you need not post anymore please

    February 3, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply
  71. Amy

    First, Israel built nuclear weapons also without the international consensus, did any nation attack them for that?
    Second, Iran may have the bomb already so maybe could be some surprise there, maybe they will send back some nuclear weapons, it's risky, they are playing with fire. Third, we can't fight other countries war, I really don't care less about the Israelis and the Iranians, I am an AMERICAN so they both can go to hell and the world will be a better place for sure!

    February 3, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply
    • Will

      Yea but the Jews own us due to a thieving swindling culture exemplified by the likes of Jews like Bernie Madoff and "Fast One" Fastow. Too many to list completely.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
      • KMW

        Will,

        I agree. They should all go to jail; but of course, they won't. They have too much power.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:17 am |
    • Standoffdistance

      nice words but don't think our crap don't stink either we have more than enough we need to be held accountable for

      February 3, 2012 at 10:03 am | Reply
    • fq_israel

      Well said, Amy! I'm 100% with you on that!

      February 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
    • Don

      Isreal has not vowed to wipe anyone off the map, like Iran has

      February 3, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
    • jay12312

      couldn't have said it better myself Amy.However we already did fight Israels war for them in Iraq people who think we went there for oil are way off. It was a proxy war for them.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:34 am | Reply
    • Alex

      Completely agree. Any country that owns nuclear bombs but tries to prevent other countries from obtaining them are hypocrites, including us. Can't have it both ways because "they" are evil and 'we" are good. Evil and Good are defined from your perspective.

      Israel makes me sick thinking they can complain about a country developing a bomb, but will not even admit or allow inspectors to see if they have any when they clearly do. Can't get anymore hypocritical than that.

      February 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Reply
  72. KMW

    Where is Ron Paul when we need him? I am voting for Ron Paul. Let the Jews and their ilk fight their own wars.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
  73. Standoffdistance

    I truly don't have a problem with Iran having nukes as long as they follow UN policies. We are the only country to ever use a nuclear weapon and we used it on civilian targets at least the Japanese attacked military targets.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
    • richunix

      Use your History correctly:

      1. We bomb both Nagasaki and Hiroshima to help end the War and avoid greater causality’s, as both target contain a large civilian and military population. 2 The Japanese Destroyed entire Chinese city’s (The rape of Nanking) for the sheer pleasure of watching hapless humans die. So please the NEXT time you post …..Post correctly and stop trying to mis-leading….

      February 3, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply
      • Melting Pot

        So because they did it, that justifies our bombing innocent civilians? That sounds like a childish school yard defense. "But Mommy, they did it, too!" Time to grow up,friend.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:15 am |
    • Steve

      When the Jews got their own country in 1948, they may have hoped that that would legitimize them somehow, that they would no longer be a wandering tribe of swindlers and liars. In other words, having an official state would somehow make them “normal.” But of course the Jews are the same oily people that they were before they got Israel, only now they have nuclear weapons and the protection of America:

      February 3, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
    • Kilo19

      Doomb Azzz statement of the day. I suggest you LEARN history before making stupid comments. Look up Unit 731 and get back to me. The Japanese murdered hundreds of thousands, if not millions simply for their pleasure and experiments. They like the Nazi's viewed EVERYONE as (sub-human) and beneath them.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • blackfargo

      Unfortunately many people have no memory, or more realistically, any idea, of how brutal war truly can be. In todays age of politcal correctness, there is no defining the enemy or a true outcome of a confrontation. I can trace this back to Vietnam when the focus was shifted to the politicians "survival" at home, instead of the troops survival overseas. The history of war is full of astonishing brutal, definitive, and genocidal events. But, it was more effective. There wasn't nation rebuilding, there was enslavement. There was scorched earth fit for nothing. There was mass genocide. All the arm-chair, anti-war preachers need to realize that the US is fighting losing wars because we are trying to talk people to death instead of truly trying to change a region. War sucks, it should be the last card, but it should be played to its fullest, otherwise, it's ineffectual. Do you really think that the middle east would have our interests in mind if the situation was reveresed? Do you think Germany and Japan would have treated us the same as we did to them after WW2 had they won?

      February 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
    • Jon

      You have no clue about history. When the U.S. used the bombs, they had no clue what they really had on there hands. FYI... Bombing those cities, saved over 1 million American lives that would have died invading Japan. They started that war by bombing us first. They got what they deserved because they did not surrender when they had the chance.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply
    • Alex

      The Japanese sent bombs over the pacific on air balloons. It only ended up killing 1 person in Oregon, but they were sending bombs over to our country which would kill indiscriminately. Don't believe they had no intent on killing more civilians if they could.

      Read "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand , and you'll re-think how the Japanese acted during WWII. Not saying the US is completely innocent, but we certainly didn't do the atrocities they did to our POWs.

      February 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  74. Sheri Lee

    I still want to believe if there was an attack they would wait after the elections. But then again Israel could just be playing tough guy because they know the US is on its side. But if there is a war that starts it will be real bad. And I know the president of Iran has made many trips to Venezuela. Who knows what they and the russians have there now. So if we jump to war we could see attacks in the country make 9/11 seem real small. These sanctions on Iran only makes the situation worse.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply
    • josh

      You could be right with as many as 20 million illegals any one of them could be a sleeper. I have been thinking this for years. We have been attacked before and to not know who is coming into our country is a huge problem. Who is to say someone couldn't cross the southern border with a dirty bomb and leave on street corner in Phoenix. Then again if we had any B@lls we would just state that any action on our soil will be met with the feircest response and show some nice Thermo Neuclear explosions. After all we spend way more on defense then the next 20 countries. So we just need the Pres to get on TV and say it to the world.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
  75. Game256

    I hope, that USA will not support them and I hope that no one will not prevent to Iran's response

    February 3, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
  76. Sayan Majumdar

    Lot of “hate statements” inbound the forum (and hence getting blocked) ;).

    Sayan.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
  77. Chuckie

    War with Iran could very well start the final conflagration. China and especially Russia will not stand for a preemptive attack on Iran.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • Sheri Lee

      Your correct, actually I believe in 2001 Iran and Russia signed somekind of pack. And those 2 countries could just waiting for one false move then they jump in. My bet Mitt Romney would be more like Bush and attack. But eitherway if Israel attacks anyway the middleeast could be on fire they are already on that tipping point to major war as it is.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply
    • Sayan Majumdar

      At the same time not a single Asian nation will welcome another nuclear weapons power.

      Already India, China, Russia, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea resides too close for comfort and has complicated the security matrix in the region.

      Sayan.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:09 am | Reply
  78. Haifa

    We shall take out Iranian nuclear facilities – end of story. The USA & EU sanctions will do nothing to deter Iran. When US former President Bush declared war on Iraq, he picked on the wrong nation. Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with your 9/11/01, but rather al Qaeda did. Now, you have Iran attempting to build a nuclear weapon and testing long-range missiles that can reach the USA. Put a nuclear warhead on one of these long-range missiles and yes, armageddon will be knocking at your back door. The point is, economic sanctions do nothing. If we do not stop Iran in it's tracks, they will make your Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan wars look like a day at the park. Israeli Defense Forces will pound Iran and we will pound Iran hard.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:49 am | Reply
    • Andy

      It was Israel that organized 9/11 to garner support against Muslim countries. Two words. LAVON AFFAIR.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
      • Peikoviany

        Paranoid schizophrenia. Second opinion? You're ugly, too.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:55 am |
      • jim

        Pelko – you should know about ugly

        February 3, 2012 at 10:26 am |
      • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

        Andy,
        Tin foil, lots of it....and hurrry !

        February 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
    • Standoffdistance

      You do realize that we have nuclear weapons capable of reaching other nations to and all nations reserve the right to protect themselves. You do realize that Iran my see it the same way what give the US the right to say who has nuclear weapons and who doesn't.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
    • Haifa

      @Standoffdistance, you do realize Iran is a terrorist sponsoring Islamic nation, correct? You do realize they support groups like Hamas, Hesbollah, Islamic Jihad, correct? Are you in support of such terrorist org.'s? If so, I believe they are looking for new recruits.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
      • josh

        You do realize that Pakistan is the number 1 terror nation and we give them Billions every year? The problem is we tip toe around all of these people. War is not nation building if you go to war you go to win, not play nice. You have to be able to set aside your compassion and bomb them into the stone age an leave them to fix their own. Going into Irag destabilized this region. Saddam kept the rest in check and removing him made Iran the predominant power in the region behind Isreal. WAY TO GO GWB!!! LONG LIVE THE KING

        February 3, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • fq_israel

      @Haifa – you can go and fight your own war for Israel, a.k.a. the peace loving nation. Just leave the US out of it!

      February 3, 2012 at 10:17 am | Reply
      • notaracist

        you are officially an idiot, conratz....i don't think you understand that Iran hates the US just as bad as Israel (hence the terror plot they just busted in NYC+DC). If Ahmadinijacket had you in front of him and he had the chance to kill you, he would regardless of religion, race, color, ect. So yeah buddy Iran is your problem. 7 day war remember that? Israel does not need help to fight their battles.....

        February 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
    • Mark Levy

      to Haifa: you stupid moron, the IDF could not even win against Hezbollah...!! tehre is a huge porpaganda against Iran and its so called nuclear program...remember Irak and its WMD?? DEJA VU!! we have absolutely NO PROOFS that Iran is building a nuclear weapon!
      Mark, Jew for Peace

      February 3, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
      • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

        IDF was beating the crap out of Hezzbolah, Lebanon
        went pleading to the UN for a cease fire.
        Israel agreed, and Hezzbolah declared victory.
        They wont try that again, Israel is ready.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  79. John_Dunkel

    I really hope Israel is just trollin' because this would lead to the end of the world.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:49 am | Reply
    • jim

      They really don't care – that should be obvious by now

      February 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply
  80. Sayan Majumdar

    Leon Panetta’s statement is indeed a green signal for Israel to take “pro active” measures besides weighing international mood/response prior the eventuality.

    Sayan.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply
  81. Bill

    The only thing that will keep the U.S. and Israel from being wiped off the face of the Earth will be God himself. Our blind faith in our leaders will get us all killed!

    February 3, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
    • Chuckie

      You're an idiot

      February 3, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
      • Bill

        you're an ass pirate!! hahahaha!!!!!!

        February 3, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

      When you shake your head, do you hear rattling noises ?
      Loose marbles.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  82. GoldenGod

    Get ready for $10 a gallon gas this summer. Better start stocking up on this cheap $3.50 a gallon gas now.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
  83. Terrance

    Kikes are at it again. Here goes WWIII. Hopefully they will get wiped out this time so the world can be in peace finally.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:36 am | Reply
    • DeeNYC

      So you must be a terrorist supporter.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:38 am | Reply
      • Terrance

        I thought I made it clear that I do NOT support Israel.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:41 am |
      • Peikoviany

        Terrance really ought to be vivisected. There could be a special UN session to observe.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:51 am |
    • notaracist

      so Terrance, must be a black name.......

      February 3, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
      • jay12312

        So what if he is black. He's got it right. AMERICA FIRST.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:41 am |
      • KMW

        America first. Let Israel get a grip,.

        February 3, 2012 at 11:24 am |
      • notaracist

        well if he is black, then maybe we should revert back to civil war times?? How would you like them apples?? Thats what i thought, saying that jews should be wiped off the face of the earth is actually not as bad as what happened to the slaves during the slave trade. Saying that Iran is not the US's problem is very stupid because Iran harbors terrorists and those terrorists will get their hands on nuclear technology and they will blow your ass off the face of the Earth

        February 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • Dr. Loomis

      Iran has made it public knowledge that they want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and now they're building nuclear "power plants" but won't let anyone take a look at them. Coincidence? Possibly but not very likely so more power to Israel for doing what they have to do in order to ensure their own survival and continued existence.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply
      • Sam

        Except it will be the United States that suffers casualties (mostly gentile), and foots the bill (which it cannot afford) all over a whim of what they MIGHT have and MIGHT do with what they MIGHT have. Idiocy at its finest.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:48 am |
      • Dr. Loomis

        No Sam, what I was saying is let Israel do what they need to do, I'm not saying I want us to get involved, I don't think that would be smart and we don't have the same interest in the situation as Israel but they've shown in the past that they're willing to act unilaterally in their own best interest so why shouldn't they do the same thing now?

        February 3, 2012 at 10:57 am |
    • Andrew

      Why is there no ability to flag racist and ignorant posts on "soundoff". CNN, this type of smut doesn't make you look very good.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply
      • Andy

        CNN doesn't need help to look bad.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:50 am |
      • KMW

        They have been doing it for years to Christians. Now the Jewish people can have a turn.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:01 am |
      • jim

        Israel needs less help to look bad –

        February 3, 2012 at 10:24 am |
      • Bill

        Because it involve israel. If it was Botswanna or Africa they would have voided over 75% of these posts!

        February 3, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • Chuckie

      Yep, it was only a matter of time before we would starting reading racist words stated by the galactically stupid.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
      • KMW

        Chucker,

        Where was your outrage when CNN was attacking Christians at Christmas? It seems pretty one-sided to me.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • Marine

      I agree. Once and for all the world wants to get rid of this blue & white parasite. It has caused the world enough turmoil. Go ahead and attack israel, you won't survive this one.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
      • Jon

        Neither will you. That blue white parasite has hundreds of nukes and will use every sigle one of them if they go down. There will be nothing left of this planet if that happens. Idiot!!!

        February 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • DavieDice

      Slow your roll dude. "Kikes" I am anti Israel support but you denigrade yourself with such vitriol.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
    • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

      You think that we get peace if Israel is gone ?
      You can pull your finger out of your nose,
      you are getting snot on the keyboard.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

      Since there is no "report abuse" button
      i have pasted your quote into an email and sent it to CNN
      and demanded that you be permanently block from posting
      in the future.

      Others may want to follow this.

      I am not even Jewish, but i find this garbage unacceptable, and will NOT put up with it.
      There are links at the bottom of the page to contact CNN.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  84. DeeNYC

    PLEASE DO!!!! If panetta is saying they might, that means he gave israel the green light. It's going to be a nice spring

    February 3, 2012 at 9:35 am | Reply
  85. MCJNY

    I want US to stay out of this conflict. This is another attempt to draw the US into yet another costly war. This time to "save" israel. The answer is no. Isreal is a foreign country with a formidable army. We spent 11 years in the ME and achieved nothing. Nothing but the loss of a multi-trillion dollar surplus, countless deaths and destruction, less stability, higher oil prices, a massive debt to pay for all of it and the enrichment of haliburton and other mercernary firms that won no bid contracts. The answer is NO. fight your own war with your men, machines and money..Or get smart and stop this nonsense.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
    • jeffDC

      and if they attack despite the US indicating that they should hole off and not do so, we should cut off our massive amounts of foreign assistance to them. Their "independnet" actions will have very serious implications for the US, and ultimately put us iat greater risk of more terrorism.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
      • MCJNY

        We are out of the business of putting american lives at risk over other countries problems. This "beef" is between them and it we take our rightful place as outsiders to the issue, it may actually help to quell "terrorism". As Ron Paul is always saying we are attacked because we interfere in the politics of foreign lands to control their domestic resources. We take sides and topple governments that we don't like while propping up govs we do like. Even if they are completely in opposition to freedom. I do not buy the bill oreilly tale that iran is making bombs for others to us against the US. The US military is sitting this one out. We don't have the money or the will to continue. America first. The rest of the world when we are healthier. At least for now. If we don't back israel, will they attack? Maybe not. You and I simply disagree on this issue.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Kelly

      I totally agree !!!

      February 3, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply
    • KMW

      I totally agree as Kelly said earlier. We have our own problems to tackle such as the economy and jobs.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:03 am | Reply
    • Kilo19

      Israel can MORE than handle Iran on it's own. They have one of most elite militaries in the world, and also some of the best weaponary. They've also got plenty of combat experience, whereas Iran hasn't been in battle since the 80's, Israel has been in pretty much it's ENTIRE existence. They'll strike and we'll hear about it later.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply
  86. Jdubz

    wow, you guys are really bright. Its really simple and goes like this, ready? get your pen out! Iran harbors terrorists, terrorists do bad things, Iran will give terrorists weapons that can blow up cities (including yours) with the push of a button. If you want Israel to do it themselves they can, but it will be your problem when Nuclear terrorism comes to your doorstep and maybe you will revert back to these posts and wonder, WTF was I talking about #notourproblem.....

    February 3, 2012 at 9:32 am | Reply
    • josh

      someone has been brainwashed into propaganda. Live in fear your whole life. I as a 20 year old male will not live my whole life being scared. America...oh yeah

      February 3, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
    • LWZRGHT

      You really think that Iran is putting all of this effort, money, and energy into getting a nuclear weapon to give it to half-assed, incapable terrorists? Al Qaeda is broken. Iran will use it as a state weapon. And Israel is their target, not the U.S. We may get drawn into the war, but Iran is not able to attack us on our soil.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
      • notaracist

        too bad that these guys didnt have a nuke, maybe could of pulled it off....
        http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-iran-tied-terror-plot-washington-dc-disrupted/story?id=14711933

        Oh and these half ass terrorists caused 9/11.....not so half ass after all?

        February 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  87. Worshipper

    LMAO! The Ten Commandments – Commandment # 3 – "3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Jesus Christ Worshippers? Allah Worshippers? You are ALL going to HELL! You worship a false messiah! Also, Jesus was a JEW! SO IF YOU HATE JEWS, YOU HATE JESUS! ROFLMAO!

    February 3, 2012 at 9:32 am | Reply
    • Frank

      Jesus was Judean – from Jerusalem – not a Jew in the sense that we all know Jews.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
      • LWZRGHT

        Jesus was most definitely Jewish. Not really under question.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:44 am |
      • Did he really just say that?

        Jesus was definitely Jewish. You know how Easter and Passover are so close together? The last supper was not a going away party....It was a Passover dinner. Also, you might want to read a few other stories in the Bible...you know all the ones about Jesus going to Temple...idiots....

        February 3, 2012 at 10:48 am |
      • Center Of The Universe

        Jesus was an Egyptian royal.
        His real name was Cesarean.
        He was crucified as a political figure who threatened
        The throne of Rome and Egypt.
        If the truth ever came out, The Roman Catholic church
        would fall.
        All religions would fall.
        The history of humankind is slowly being revealed.
        Embrace it.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • wittynotes

      Jews killed Jesus.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
      • Peikoviany

        And you blow them. Ironic.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:52 am |
      • Between The Hammer And The Anvil

        Romans put Jesus on the cross,
        you are an azzhole.

        February 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  88. Cleeland

    "Iran both denied hostile intentions for its atomic energy, and threatened to unleash Armageddon."

    That is a magnificent contradiction.!!!!

    "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".

    "Well, these kinds of threats are detrimental to the U.S.," he said. "The war itself will be 10 times as detrimental to the U.S."

    He said Iran will support any nation or group that fights against Israel.

    "The Zionist regime is really the cancerous tumor of this region and it needs to be removed and will be removed," Khamenei said to a cheering crowd.

    NO GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS FOR ANYONE. Please GOD, help the people in the Middle East excercise restraint, and work for peace. The Middle East, and the US, have too many problems as it is. Lets not add to the pile.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
    • Patriot 1

      Nothing good can come form this? Zionist state, you sound like an Iranian?

      Personally I would let the Israelis act as our proxy in the region, They attacked Iraq for trying to do the same thing that Iran is doing, Iran has been quoted on numerous occasions as calling for the destruction of the Jewish state, well you pick a fight with the big dog on the mid-eastern stage.

      I say waste em all, take out their wacko leadership, let the people of Iran have a voice again, cutting of the head of the dragon may solve the problem.

      we should back Israel on this 100%

      Take out their leader who looks like Ringo Star, and the house of cards will fall.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
  89. Sayan Majumdar

    Israel is in a position to take calculated risk considering robust Israeli Defence Force (IDF) enhanced and extended strike potential and importantly an operational two-tier Anti-Tactical Ballistic Missile (ATBM) shield.

    The Israeli Arrow 2 functions as the upper-tier of a two-tier combined air defence/ATBM network. The lower tier comprises of United States and Israeli Patriot PAC-2/PAC-3 batteries and United States Navy (USN) ship-borne AEGIS systems.

    Sayan.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
  90. Spyguy

    I find it very interesting that NO ONE ON CNN ever asks what will happen to the US the day after Iran is attacked. In other words just how terrible will our lives be?

    Given how Iran reacted to the attack by Saddam, it is obvious the US will suffer a massive counter attack from Iran. While the moats around the US will prevent a physical attack on the homeland, Iran can easily destroy all the oil infrastructure in the ME, sending the price of oil to the moon for at least six months if not longer. And when the price of oil is well over USD 200/bbl and rationed, how much food will be transported in the US?

    Attacking Iran is a huge risk and Americans should think very carefully about how badly they want war with the ME and possibly China and Russia.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply
    • Miriam

      Does anyone ever ask what might happen to the US once Iran has nuclear weapons?

      February 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  91. Reader1435

    Go to Israel and see how they treat non-Jews. They are a nation built on occupation, desorting history, bringing other nations to send their kids to fight for them while they plan for the next war. While we send our kids to die for them, they make policy to make money out of it. Ask Leiberman....

    February 3, 2012 at 9:17 am | Reply
    • Chris

      I have been to Israel and see first hand how they treat non-Jews. There is no difference. The fact is, most Israelis don't consider themselves religious so why should they care if someone isn't Jewish. Take your inflammatory speech elsewhere

      February 3, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • ASC

      I have lived in Israel for 15 years and have seen close up how the jewish majority treats the non-jewish minority, mostly arabs, both muslim and christian. One of the ways that I have always described life in Israel to folks back in the States is that it is very "Americanized", not Westernized but Americanized. One of the many reasons that I use that term is specifically because minorities in Israel are treated, at the national level, much how they are in the US. Everyone has the same rights and privledges regardless of race, religion, political affiliation, etc. Arabs are elected to the Knesset. The number of arab students in Israeli universities is proportional to their population (look it up). There are arab policeman, techers, bnusinessmen, etc. The doctor on the Kibbutz i lived on was arab Palistinean (and he was a very good doctor), educated and trained in Bir Zeit University (built in the West Bank for the Palestineans by Israel).

      That said, do I think that Palestineans inthe occupied ("administered" as the government calls it) territories are (were) treated well? No, I think that they are (were) treated like an untrusted, potentially hostile, occupied people but keep in mind some facts:
      1. The West Bank and Gaza are NOT Israel so folks there do not have the same rights as Israelis (just like Canadians don't have the same rights as Americans in America)
      2. The israraelis have withdrawn from these territories and they are now run by their own elected leaders

      You can disagree with many things that Israel may do, say or act,and they are certainly not a perfect country, but the way they treat their own citizens, including all minorities, is just like we do in America – and that's about as good as it gets.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:03 am | Reply
    • Prism

      What on earth are you talking about? There is full religious freedom in Israel and people of other faiths are treated with the utmost fairness, deference and respect. Israel is a thriving democratic state where Jews, Muslims and Christians enjoy equal rights. If you had a choice of one country to live in the Middle East and were of a minority group, Israel would be the place to be.

      February 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply
  92. That guy

    All I have to say is this... "fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity!"

    If Isreal goes in, the Us will have their back despite what everyone might think. Iran is stalling for time, we all know this and Iran has, added fuel to this fire for years, so you've made your bed and you may just have to lay there smoldering in it.

    As for publicizing this, it's no secret where any of this was leading. This is merely a tactic to get the attention of the Iranian people who can ultimately make a choice of what their government is doing.

    It's coming up on spring again – so "The Arab Spring" is upon many in the ME so topling an Iranian regime "why not?"

    So, if this got the attention of the "normal people" "people just like you" in Iran, then perhaps this situation can be fought by them within their own ranks and never have to worry about Isreal or how the US will react.

    Element of surprise is only effective if you are trying to get the mission accomplished point blank; basically saying we're through waiting and negotiations are off the table.

    Notifying the world, lets people realize that "you are on the edge of destruction" or at best "edge of chaos" so to all Iranians it's time to step it up and fight for your right to survive. If you allow your government to decide for you – you are the ones who will suffer.

    As for US aiding Isreal – of course and for Isreal to think they have existed due to their own might is arrogant. There is nothing wrong with needing an ally. We've all got them, that's what makes us strong. Isolationism doesn't work quite like it used to in the modern world so let it go –

    As for everything else. Don't get steamed about what other people say – not everyone gets it. And this is just a time passerby.

    Need to get back to the real war now...

    Last blurb, you probably never want to see us coming; because those who have are not here to comment on this blog.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:14 am | Reply
  93. Papabear

    The best prepared will win. We killed the American Indian, took their land, broke promises. No one is innocent. it is just a matter of who has the most guns to kill the other. Been going on since man starting walking the earth. Philosophical crap being posted here is meaningless.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:11 am | Reply
    • Jessalyn

      And your point is?

      February 3, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply
      • Papabear

        My point is, what is the point in all this? It is in man's heart to kill those that are different and or lack of mutual respect. When it is said the God's are looking our for us, it should be said that man killls over belief in God.

        February 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  94. IDF Soldier

    What truly amazes me is the number of Americans that side with the terrorists !! All those of you whom actually believe terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah serve a useful purpose should simply join these terrorist groups !! Apparently, those of you that do support terrorist groups such as Hamas & Hezbollah already FORGOT your 9/11 tragedy at the hands of another terrorist group known as al Qaeda. Completely un-American !! I too work for the US Government. I am stationed in Langley, VA and work at your CIA HQ. Those of you whom side with the terrorists better be very, very careful. Your CIA and my Mossad are watching you very, very carefully. Off to work I go now...

    February 3, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
    • Joe Gets

      IDF = ISraeli Dikless Freak...

      February 3, 2012 at 9:12 am | Reply
      • IDF Soldier

        @ Joe Gets – Name calling?? What are you pre-kindergarten level?? Why don't you go to your bathroom at beat off you crack-head !! You are a Nazi and you will be hunted down like a cockroach !!

        February 3, 2012 at 9:14 am |
      • Joe Gets

        OK fine. I'm like a cockroach but YOU are a cockroach.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:32 am |
      • ASC

        @Joe Gets – your comments are truely moronic and you obviously suffer from some sort of ailment that precludes clear thought. Good luck to you sir.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • exactly

      Yes, OUR 9/11 which is YOUR fault.
      go fight your own war and leave the US out of it.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:15 am | Reply
    • Rendarth1

      I think the majority of Americans support Israel on this, even though they may not be vocal about it. The primary point of contention is whether we back you up or let you do your strike on your own – which you're more than capable of.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:17 am | Reply
      • exactly

        The majority of Americans DO NOT support fighting israel's battles and sending them billions of dollars each year.

        It does not nothing but keep us in a perpetual state of war.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  95. Larry

    According the the bible, Israel will be destroyed.

    Iran is just itching for Israel to retaliate. This will trigger a nuke attack by Russian, China and India, hence Armageddon.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply
    • Bill

      And according to Al Gore this is global warming.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
    • Bob

      Oh Noooooo... we all are going to die....!!!

      Get real, if Israel was going to attack would they let their enemy know? or they would rather have a surpised attack and lessen the posibility of their soldier get out un-harmed..?

      February 3, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
    • Rendarth1

      China and Russia are both secular, pragmatic states. They aren't going to launch their nukes because of an Iran-Israeli conflict.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:12 am | Reply
      • DKR

        Do you not read Ezekiel regarding Gog??? It is china and russia who will be involved in the end time prophesy's.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:29 am |
    • Mike

      Why would Russia retaliate on Israel? About a half of Israel speaks Russian and the relationship between two countries is much closer then that between Russia and Iran.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply
  96. Rick Johnson

    Pray history does repeat -please do not forget the USS Liberty

    February 3, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply
    • Chris

      USS Liberty will NOT be forgotten

      February 3, 2012 at 9:14 am | Reply
      • Peikoviany

        Well, you went down on the USS Liberty, and the men who were there are appreciative,

        February 3, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  97. moebar

    whats with the double standards here. why do we turn a blind eye to the nuclear weapons Israel while at the same time getting blood thirsty when Iran attempts to get nuclear weapons. What we should be doing is passing sanctions against Israel, Pakistan, India, and Iran.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply
    • Mike

      Israel isn't a rogue nation, oppressing their own people, while admittedly aiding some of the largest terror groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, while it's proven Iran has provided weapons to the insurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq. Not to mention they openly hate all western found form of government, want to see Israel virtually destroyed, men women and children. Pretty sure that might have something to do with it.

      February 3, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply
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