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http://www.azstarnet.com/opinion/202265

Krauthammer's take on the Israeli air strike in Syria this month and what is going on with the Iranians.

You all heard about this and the mustard gas explosion that killed Syrians and Iranians in June, right?

North Korea is in on the nuclear angle.
 

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Thans for posting that MP. It was a good read. I've been following developments in that area. With family friends in the Israeli military, it hits home.
My thought is that this has broad and disturbing implications for the United States.
 

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On Sept. 6, something important happened in northern Syria. Problem is, no one knows exactly what. Except for those few who were involved, and they're not saying.
That kind of says it all. Something big is up.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
My thought is that this has broad and disturbing implications for the United States.
I agree.
Israel vs Syria, Israel wins.
Israel vs Lebanon, Israel wins.
Israel vs Iran would be too close to call with US intervention.
Israel vs Syria, Lebanon, and Iran at the same time? US troops hit the ground and then you have to worry about N. Korea getting involved and possibly finding out the hard way what N. Korea and Iran's nuclear status really is.
You also have to worry about what Israel's other neighbors will do if fighting erupts and spreads.
 
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Adam5 said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
My thought is that this has broad and disturbing implications for the United States.
I agree.
Israel vs Syria, Israel wins.
Israel vs Lebanon, Israel wins.
Israel vs Iran would be too close to call with US intervention.
Israel vs Syria, Lebanon, and Iran at the same time? US troops hit the ground and then you have to worry about N. Korea getting involved and possibly finding out the hard way what N. Korea and Iran's nuclear status really is.
You also have to worry about what Israel's other neighbors will do if fighting erupts and spreads.
At least we still have M.A.D. to prevent (hopefully) all out nuclear war.
 

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I think we're less than 5 years away from half of the middle-east being turned into a big sheet of glass. Nothing can stop it. Maybe it can be delayed, but it WILL happen soon.

When gas goes to 20 bucks a gallon I bet all the tree-huggers will be like "Damn the wildlife... drill, drill!!". Sorry, too late suckers.

SHTF.
 

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North Korea's misile launch towers should have been taking out the day after they did their first test a while back...problem is our country is loosing its balls and caters to the hard left....
 

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Thanks for posting that MP. And you too adam.

That's all I need........ more nightmares!!!

I think foshizzle is absolutely correct about this.


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Here's the story.

Iranian General: We Have Plans to Bomb Israel if They Attack Us
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

TEHRAN, Iran â€" The deputy commander of Iran's air force said Wednesday that plans have been drawn up to bomb Israel if the Jewish state attacks Iran, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

The announcement comes amid rising tensions in the region with the United States calling for a new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program and Israeli planes having recently overflown, and perhaps even attacked, Iranian ally Syria's territory.

"We have drawn up a plan to strike back at Israel with our bombers if this regime (Israel) makes a silly mistake," deputy air force chief, Gen. Mohammad Alavi was quoted as telling Fars in an interview.

The Fars news agency confirmed the quotes when contacted by the Associated Press, but would not provide a tape of the interview. The Iranian Air Force, for its part, had no immediate comment on the interview.

Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammed Najjar, however, did tell the official IRNA news agency Wednesday that "we keep various options open to respond to threats ... we will make use of them if required."

Iran has threatened in the past that Israel would be Iran's first retaliatory target if attacked by the United States. But Alavi's comments were the first word of specific contingency plans for striking back on Israel.

Many in the region fear Israel could launch airstrikes on Iranian nuclear facilities to prevent it from building a nuclear weapon.

Alavi also warned that Israel was within Iran's medium-range missiles and its fighter bombers, while maintaining that Israel was not strong enough to launch an aerial attack against Iran.

"The whole territory of this regime is within the range of our missiles. Moreover, we can attack their territory with our fighter bombers as a response to any attack," the general said.

An upgraded version of Iran's Shahab-3 missile has a range of 1,200 miles capable of reaching Israel and carrying a nuclear warhead.

Alavi said Iran's radar bases were monitoring activities at the country's borders around the clock and boasted that it had the capability to confront U.S. cruise missiles.

"One of the issues enemies make publicity about is their cruise missiles. Now, we possess the necessary systems to confront them (cruise missiles)," Alavi was quoted as saying.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday said the United States and its partners will move forward with a request for a third round of Security Council sanctions. She said she will discuss sanctions this month with other members of the six-nation international bloc that has offered Iran economic incentives if it gives up uranium enrichment and other activities that worry the West.

The Security Council is not expected to take up the issue before October. Iran has ignored the previous U.N. demands and associated mild sanctions. It is not clear whether the United States can win a third round.

"We believe the diplomatic track can work, but it has to work both with a set of incentives and a set of teeth," Rice said.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier held an informal meeting Wednesday with Hasan Rowhani, a member of Iran's Supreme National Security Council who once headed Tehran's nuclear negotiating team.

The meeting between Steinmeier and Rowhani addressed "bilateral questions, Iran's role in the region, and of course the nuclear conflict, too," Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger said. He did not elaborate.

"It was an informal discussion," Jaeger said.

Berlin has in recent days underlined its willingness to work on new sanctions. On Monday, Jaeger stressed that "Germany is certainly ready to do and support what is necessary concerning Iran."
 

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foshizzle said:
When gas goes to 20 bucks a gallon I bet all the tree-huggers will be like "Damn the wildlife... drill, drill!!".
:rotfl:
Okay that got coffee on my monitor.
 

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Anyone here believe that history repeats itself?

There once was a large empire that thrived on military supremecy. It's leadership became muddled because of intense internal politics and the governing became weak. The leadership aligned themselves with allies who had questionable motives in acquiring land and defending themselves. Hence, a world war was started and battle lines drawn. The empire wanted to stay out of this war but was dragged into it because of some dirty tricks of its "ally". When everything was over with, the empire lost because it had to fight in too many different battle fields spread over the world. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

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That empire was Ottoman Empire, to someone who read and learns from history, just substitute the name Ottoman with American and the "ally" with Israel. That should be an indication of how things will go around for WWIII.

Oh, and Ottoman empire had a bad habit of outsourcing much of its manufacturing in its last years. Familiar?
 
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