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stpmdn
stop the madness!
04:40 PM on 08/21/2012
Israel doesn't have the courage to attack Iran or it would have done it already like they did in Syria and Iraq. This is a scare tactic that all repubs and likuds use to get the masses to vote for them.
They want america to do the fighting for them. Here is an idea for Israel. Sign the NPT and open your nuke facilities to IAEA and join iran and the rest of middle east in a nuclear free region. But the won't because they want to hold the hegemony over the middle east to steal land at will.
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Eric Nepgen
Restiamo Umani
03:50 AM on 08/22/2012
And THAT is exactly why Israel and the US are trying everything to limit the influence of Iran in the Region.
06:48 AM on 08/22/2012
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HansB
The only good certainty is a dead certainty
04:16 PM on 08/21/2012
"Stop that right now or else I'll come over and... I'm not bluffing! What? You're continuing? Look, just because I'm staying at a safe distance doesn't mean I'm bluffing! Also I have a big brother! So stop that! Stop it! I'm not bluffing!"

Scenes from a schoolyard.
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anton123
06:15 PM on 08/21/2012
Israel successfully bombed Iraqi and Syrian reactors in the past.
So this is not your typical "schoolyard" talk. And Israel is not your typical ME country where leaders always talk a lot, but mean very little.
This is what author of this article is trying to convey.
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08:39 PM on 08/21/2012
Iraq & Syria border 'Israel', Iran does not.
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jessdog
Occupiers Are Not Victims.
12:05 AM on 08/22/2012
You can't compare Iraq and Syria too Iran. Iran is more powerful today than it was yesterday.
03:58 PM on 08/21/2012
There was no single war that US fought for anyone but themselves. Israeli interests just go along well with US agenda and Israeli can take all the fault for starting the mess so much needed by our country. "we won't have any choice as to join". BS.
I am just wondering how low do you have to be to attack the country ( or even talk about that ) that just survived such a disastrous earthquake. Man-made earthquake? Possibly.
How come the militaristic-bombing democracy became a new moral and a new dogma for the world and such deeply unethical and uncivilized approach is not even questioned by people of the US?
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Mansons psychedelic soul
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04:50 PM on 08/21/2012
"Man-made earthquake?"

I wonder about that too. Do you know what HAARP can do?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SToVBicIrJU
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GZLives
07:38 PM on 08/21/2012
"How come the militaristic-bombing democracy became a new moral and a new dogma for the world and such deeply unethical and uncivilized approach is not even questioned by people of the US?"

Are you referring to anyone specifically?
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Fireslayer
03:34 PM on 08/21/2012
Frankly, with their violent temper tantrums, paranoid hyperbole and bellicose rhetoric I am a lot more worried about Israel having nukes than Iran getting one.
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Aaron Raider
05:57 PM on 08/21/2012
They learned alot from the Nazi's.
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anton123
06:16 PM on 08/21/2012
You shouldn't be talking about your own trends and behaviors in public :-)
03:02 PM on 08/21/2012
The press in the US has been reluctant to discuss Islam in general and Shia eschatology in particular for so long that even journalists have fallen behind in understand what is going on. They think Israel is bluffing because they just cannot imagine that Iran is actually serious about starting a nuclear war despite the consequences to its population. Yet they disregard the warnings of people who are most qualified to judge Iran’s intentions – scholars of |Islam in the West like Bernard Lewis and Raphael Israeli both of whom believe the mutually assured destruction doctrine (MAD) will not work with Iran.

David Grossman vs. Bernard Lewis. Whom do you trust more on Iran?
http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2012/08/david-grossman-vs-bernard-lewis-whom-do.html

The reason Israel will attack the Iranian nuclear facilities is actually quite straightforward. The choice is stark, either use everything you've got to delay Iran getting the bomb for a year and hope that something will change in the meantime, like the American electorate electing a president who would not promote the Muslim Brotherhood, or face being incinerated by a Mahdi seeking apocalyptic Twelvers. Simply put, Israel has no other choice, and when someone has no other choice they do things which to other would seem incredible.
HansB
The only good certainty is a dead certainty
04:30 PM on 08/21/2012
Bernard Lewis: (from Wikipedia): "Jacob Weisberg has described Lewis as "perhaps the most significant intellectual influence behind the invasion of Iraq".[46] Michael Hirsh has attributed to him the view that regime change in Iraq would provide a jolt that would "modernize the Middle East" and suggested that Lewis' allegedly 'Orientalist' theories about "What Went Wrong" in the Middle East, and other writings, formed the intellectual basis of the push towards war in Iraq."

Some genius. Also he warned that a nuclear attack on Israel would take place on... Aug. 22, 2006. Juan Cole wrote about that prediction: "Lewis's beliefs about Iran are even more bizarre than Ahmadinejad's about Israel, but unfortunately he had the ear of the Bush administration. Of course, nothing came of his ridiculous prophecy, which said more about the irrational anxieties of Western ultra-Zionists than about Iranian political reality."

The whole thing is ridiculous. Iran's leaders are all about staying in power. Even when they bug Israel - such as by arming Hezbollah - they are careful not to run any personal risks, or risks to their system. The idea that they are foaming at the mouth and just dying to meet all those virgins is nuts.
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Cory Gudwin
examine thyself before blaming the system
05:09 PM on 08/21/2012
Fanned&Faved.
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Relentless rik
02:48 PM on 08/21/2012
^^^^^
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MelissaGoldman
One moment in time--RIP Whitney
02:33 PM on 08/21/2012
There is no question that Israel is not bluffing; however, they clearly see a tremendous opportunity with what's happening in syria. The unrest there has greatly attenuated hamas and is in the process of attenuating hezbollah, creating much
less of a risk for Israeli citizens of any reprisal.
Additionally, while the mullahs don't care if their people starve, which makes sanctions on their own futile, they are causing enough pain for the government and as the stranglehold tightens, Israel finds herself with an opportunity to take a much cleaner shot when the other side has no means to really respond.
But at the end of the day, Israel's leaders are obliged to protect her citizens and a country that calls Israel a "tumor" and "an insult to humanity" (lol, like the mullahs aren't?) should expect hell from Israel, who has freely and successfully given hell to her enemies before.
Hopefully, it will be a series of surgical strikes that cause little damage beyond their intended targets.
Won't change the madness of the middle east, though, and it's fortunate that Israel remains to be what little sanity there is in an insane neighborhood....
stpmdn
stop the madness!
04:43 PM on 08/21/2012
both the mullah governemnt in Iran and the apar theid government in Israel are insult to humanity.
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jessdog
Occupiers Are Not Victims.
12:15 AM on 08/22/2012
Israel is not a sane country it is responsible for most of the wars in the Mideast. Not to mention they stoled and evicted the indigenous population. 92% of Israelis are Khazars who's ancestors never set foot in the holy land.
06:49 AM on 08/22/2012
jess you are fab . . great blog
02:29 PM on 08/21/2012
Israel is bluffing. This is because they lack the military assets to carry out even a moderately successful preemptive attack on Iran. Without direct American military support any attack by Israel will fail and ultimately make life much worse for themselves and just about everyone else in the world. Direct conflict between Iran and Israel will not happen anytime soon because China, who bankrolls the constantly expanding US deficit, is heavily dependent upon Iranian oil and will not tolerate the kind of disruption that such a conflict would engender.
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Cory Gudwin
examine thyself before blaming the system
05:23 PM on 08/21/2012
Israel will likely attack those sites if evidence of weaponization is discovered.
With success.
Neither China nor Russia are willing to actually fight for the regime ruling Iran.
Watch and see.
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anton123
06:21 PM on 08/21/2012
How much you know about Israeli IDF and specifically Air Force?
Your assessment can be very well applied to Iraqi reactor that was successfully taken out.
Multitude of Iranian nuclear facilities definitely put things in different perspective - it's not just one target anymore.
But Israel can delay Iranian nukes by taking one couple or few. And if Israel will feel that Iran close to nukes - they might very well do it without US.
You need to understand the mentality and reality of ME to say nay or aye.
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Freenation
02:16 PM on 08/21/2012
'Netanyahu and Barak are troubled by the fact that Obama has relied excessively on a diplomatic solution knowing full well that the Iranians are masters of playing for time.'

Alon seemed to be rational author once and I used to enjoy his articles because of their neutrality and less of 'israel a faux perpetual victim' which is common when it comes to pro-israel bloggers but, but of late Alon seemed to have drifted over to the dark-side which is propaganda 101...

Just concentrate on Alon's phrase he is feeling sorry for the radical duo Bibi/Barak that Obama is giving 'diplomacy' a chance, well here is the news Israel and it's right wingers are so accustomed to freeloading that they don't even want any peace with anyone...period
02:10 PM on 08/21/2012
I think Israel should do it by themselves. And while they're destroying Iran's nuclear facilities, they should bring down the Mullahs by land invasion and then occupy Iran until a western style democracy can take root and grow. We in the US should just stay home and fix our own economy.
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03:28 PM on 08/21/2012
Lol
stpmdn
stop the madness!
04:45 PM on 08/21/2012
LOL. great idea!
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mommamia526
01:43 PM on 08/21/2012
What a lot of words! Israel will not have to warn Hezbullah and Hamas before a strike. Both are Iranian DEPENDENTS. Their source will be *evaporized*???

Why is Israel adertising its strategies? Well, maybe, Mr. Ben-Meir, they are just waving some nice cheese in front of a mousehole, to get the little mousey to show its face. Looking at the latest pictures of Ahmadinejad, rght here in Huffpost, big mousey, he is a very big mousey, is happily showing its face, licking its chops, and the moustache is vibrating from all the vibes it is picking up.

Now that Big Mousey has come out, fully exposed, and looking elsewhere, some grotto salamanders and insects can be sent in, mechanical ones, and bats too, to investigate every spelonk and groove, to be picked up and examined elsewhwere. Not the devices, but, you know, what is being emitted. That will determine not so much when, or where, the countermove will be, as WHAT that countermove will be. No sense wasting too much money and effort on it. Simple is always best.

Let us keep big mousey happily titilated, and peeping, scurrying around. Well, let us go ahead, and give him a big piece of cheese too.
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01:39 PM on 08/21/2012
Attacking Iran is military nonsense and talking about it is tactical nonsense.

But this is not about Iran. It's about keeping Israel, threats, and armaments in the news and keeping expansion into the West Bank out of the news. It works.
01:21 PM on 08/21/2012
First of all who are the "bandits" that speculate? Since when do bandits have the time to be thoughtful?

However, I agree that Netanjahu and Co. are not bluffing... you can bluff only so many times. Since Israel is in no position to defend itself once it initiates such a war, there may be a secret understanding with the Obama administration to launch an attack prior to the 2012 election. With the US forces already concentrated in and around the Persian Gulf, a war, "defending" Israel, would play well during the last weeks of the campaign, and take the electorate's attention to focus on patriotic matters and away from hopeless discussions of budgetary matters and social issues; that is: allow the tail to wag the dog and maybe you will invade Iran and end up installing a new Shah, sell him F-22s galore for the money he makes selling oil. There'll be the usual left hoopdeedoo about the nefariousness of all this, and that will contribute to global warming, too! In this connection you might want to review the controversy that ensued this summer when Guenter Grass wrote a poem about this matter http://goaliesanxiety.blogspot.com/2012/04/gunter-grass-what-must-be-said.html

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01:09 PM on 08/21/2012
Why did not the US and its allies hit the USsr when they were in the middle of their nuculear program? How anout China, Pakistan ir even N. korea ? Because it is not worth it. We dealt with it.

Now the Iranians are developing nuculear tech, just like their greatest enemy Isarel had. And, Israel accomplished this against all IAEA regulations UN resolutions and protests. Israel had always promised to be the last country to introduce nukes in the mid-east. Instaed they were the first. Unfortunatelly, they will not be the last. They have opened pandoras box.
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GZLives
12:11 AM on 08/22/2012
" just like their greatest enemy Isarel had. And, Israel accomplished this against all IAEA regulations UN resolutions and protests."

There's no evidence of your claims so it seems kind of dumb to argue against something that no one can prove even exists no? And I've been down this road dozens of times with all your buddies so don't bother trying to find evidence - there's nothing but opinion, rumor, gossip etc - but nothing of any substance. There's simply NO evidence that Israel has nukes

"MORGAN: Do you have nuclear weapons?

NETANYAHU: Well, we have a longstanding policy that we won’t be the first to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East, and that hasn’t changed.

MORGAN: So you don’t have any?

NETANYAHU: That’s our policy. Not to be the first to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East."

and they haven't
09:20 AM on 08/22/2012
When the ACDN, investigated the use of illegal weapon use by Isarel in Gaza, they found evidence of depleted uranium amond other illegal munition types.

You have to bo a complete fool to believe Israel has not a developed a nuclear program.
Damona then should be opened for IAEA inspections. Obviously there is nothing to hide there.

And if I can suggest to you, do not use Netanyahu as a credible source for an argument. Bad Idea.
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