Do you guys think that Israel would assist us if America and our allies attack Iran? Because as I look at it, Iran, not Palestine, is Israels greatest threat.
Did u miss the news? Iraq was firing skud missels at Israel and they didnt retaliate! Isreal wouldnt join any war, they have enough of there own problems, plus they arent stupid enough to do that IMHO.How did we go to great lengths to keep Israel out of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom?
Since when am I responsible for my governments actions? I never quite got why people never make the distinction between a citizen and it's governmentNothing000 said:Are you trying to make fun of the United States? Don't forget your country is in this as much as we are.
Bush won't be President in five years. If he's going to make his mark on history, he has to do it within the next two years.Schrodinger's Dog said:And yes I supose I am being a little sarcastic but I do think any sort of military action against Iran when it is already involved in a costly war with Iraq, is somewhat unwise to say the least. I'm hoping all this is is posturing and who's got the biggest **** type stuff. But with old GW you never can tell what he's going to do.
Hasn't the IAEA already stated that Iran is at least 5 years from obtaining the technology to make nuclear weapons? Would it not then make sense to threaten rather than invade? Or even bomb? Would the US want to be shown to be making war if there is no WMD again after the last embarassement? Is there more to this than just WMD, as there was in Iraq?
Do WHAT for? Please quote statements you are responding to.Nothing000 said:What the hell did they do that for?
HallsofIvy said:During the first gulf war, after Iraq had invaded Kuwait, and the United States was bombing Iraq, Iraq did, in fact, start firing missiles at Israel who, to that point, had had nothing to do with the war. Iraq's whole point was to get Israel to retaliate- then most of the middle east, moslem, nations would stop fighting Iraq and turn against Israel.
But at the moment there is no excuse for an attack other than some completely unsubstantiated claims that Iraq is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Which I think personally they may not of been doing, but you can be damn well sure they are now, since the US has made it some sort of matter of pride.BobG said:Bush won't be President in five years. If he's going to make his mark on history, he has to do it within the next two years.
If he does attack Iran, I doubt he'll go to Congress about it first. You don't do that unless you're sure they'll back you. Even if Bush could eke out a majority for support, the scene in Congress would be positively ugly.
In the first Gulf War. We stationed Patriot Missiles in Israel and all but begged them to stay out of the conflict. Saddam was trying to pull them in precisely because it would break-up the international coalition against him. We had been invited (begged?) in by the Saudis, Kuwaities, and other oil states (thinking they were next in line), but they are all Muslim and they would never would have accepted being on the same side of a war as Israel.Nothing000 said:When did that happen?
They might. More history for you: Do you know about Israel taking out Iraq's Osirak nuclear plant/facility in 1981?I really think that Isreal should take them out.
Do you mean that you think it is more likely that Israel will attack Iran before the US does? Because I absolutely agree with you. And I think that Israel will kick there ass. I think Israel has every right to.russ_watters said:This would be a tougher strike, but it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility, and I think it is more likely than a US strike (but only by a little).