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Uh Oh: As Iran Nears Nuke Capabilities, Panetta Says U.S. is Ready to Stop Them

cashe Wrote: May 28, 2012 2:51 AM
We need to be careful about attacking Iran. Most wars have unexpected consequences, but with Iran they are more severe. - One oil tanker sunk in the Straits of Hormuz could close the entire waterway. Most of the world's oil travels through there. - What if Iran launches a series of devastating terrorist attacks on American soil? Hundreds or thousands may die. America would be obligated to launch a fullscale invastion of Iran. - What if Russia or Turkey enter the war on Iran's side? - What if Israel is attacked by all Arab nations simultaneously? We would be obligated to fight on Israel's side against the Arabs. What happens to the world's oil supply then? There are many reasons to resist fear mongering and think this through.
Jim Oakland Wrote: May 28, 2012 3:14 AM
If they get an atomic bomb, they could hit us with an EMP and then shutting down the Straits of Hormuz would be irrelevant. We would have no need for imported oil for 10 years. Our economy would be gone.
cashe Wrote: May 28, 2012 5:31 AM
It is unlikely that Iran would hit America with anything nuclear. The leadership and the population of Iran know that the American nuclear retaliation from their submarines would complete destroy Iran. It would look like a much bigger version of Hiroshima. What would be Iran's incentive to invite their own immolation? Israel might jump in and destroy the Arab world. They have the firepower. This strikes me as a strategic blunder that Iran is unlikely to make.
shubi_ Wrote: May 28, 2012 7:25 AM
The Iranian leaders are not rational and the people of Iran are not brave enough to rebel. Nuke Iran, now.
Jay Wye Wrote: May 28, 2012 9:10 AM
weapons-grade STUPID. Iran has been testing SCUD launches from containerships,with HIGH altitude detonations characteristic of an EMP attack,and not usable for attacks with conventional warheads . Iran could fire an EMP missile from 200 miles off the US coast,scuttle the containership,and flee in small craft. NO evidence would be left to link the attack to Iran. there would not be enough time to defend against such a short range attack,and we don't have anti-missile defenses in that area.Plus,with the US crippled by the EMP,we would be too busy with trying to save our population.
Have you read One Second After,by William Forstchen?
Jim Oakland Wrote: May 28, 2012 12:15 PM
Incorrect. They are rewarded for creating anachy to bring back the 12th imam. If they attack us and we retaliate and kill them they win in their mind. That is why MAD will not work at all. It is in no way a strategic blunder. It is their goal in life. You do not understand their religion at all.
philer Wrote: May 28, 2012 2:59 AM
America can get out of its economic woes by seizing control of the Federal Reserve, and stop using it to give 0% loans to bankers and financial interests,

and instead give these loans with a hundred year maturity to the states, who could then start massive infrastructure rebuilding projects.

Historian and President of Washington Grove Institute in WDC, Webster Tarpley, discusses the conspiratorial and shares his intriguing analysis of current geopolitical and historical situations.

More and more people are turning toward conspiracies because the "official story" behind such events as 9-11 and the JFK assassination are unbelievable or fantastic, he said.

Tarpley doesn't consider himself a conspiracy theorist, but a seeker of truth.
philer Wrote: May 28, 2012 3:05 AM
Though he admitted that the uncovering of facts in many instances often does point to conspiracies.

We live in an oligarchy run by financiers, and they often do conspire together for shared goals, he noted.

Adding that they compose a shadow govt that secretly rules the US, intersecting with people at the State Dept, CIA, Treasury, Federal Reserve.

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To no one's surprise, international talks had no effect on Iran's nuclear productions. In fact, the effort only confirmed that Iran has even more uranium that previously though, and could produce five atomic bombs with its supply.

During talks in Baghdad this week, six world powers failed to convince Iran to scale back its uranium enrichment program. They will meet again in Moscow next month to try to defuse a decade-old standoff that has raised fears of a new war in the Middle East that could disrupt oil supplies.

Friday's report by the International Atomic Energy...