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God and Jerusalem

darrelJ Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 9:53 AM
Iran is not a threat to Israel! The opposite may be true, but no one today can recall the last time Iran strayed outside of their own borders to war with any nation. Iran's latest battle was with Iraq, which invaded Iran, not the other way around. Quit drinking the Kool Aid.
tibby2 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 12:15 PM
Iranian surrogates are working quite nicely outside of Iran.
Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 10:41 AM
Darrel -- you should also mention that Iraq attacked Iran -- no the other way around. The last time Iran attacked anyone was when they were the Persian Empire. So It has been about 2500 years since they were aggressors.
johnm h Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 10:16 AM
Their weapon of preference is terrorism in all its forms, almost always outside its borders. Perhaps if they develop real WMD, they may use them. At least it doesn't make a lot of sense to ignore their statements to wipe Israel off the map. Perhaps Friedman is right that it’s all Kabuki requiring great caution but however we try to manage our relations throughout the ME, ignoring, or denying the nature of these regimes isn’t wise.
Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 10:52 AM
John -- do you know which country is the number one sponsor of terrorism in the world? It is the USA. The Taliban? Al-Qaeda? The terrorists involved in "Arab Spring"? All made in the USA.

The Number two sponsor of terrorism in the world is our great and noble allies Saudi Arabia.

Iran is not even close.
MNTeacher Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 11:07 AM
The United States has never sponsored terrorism.

You are a traitor and a fool for saying so.
Mary527 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 12:22 PM
Now I do know you are anti-American and dangerous to our country. Your kind of thinking is from the left and there is no way you will be able to convince any conservative on this site to your way of thinking. You are believing the lies.
Proverbs 17:4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
Bob52 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 12:28 PM
EARLNORL Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 10:12 AM
Another misguided liberal. Too bad -very dangerous for our country.
nomore Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 10:10 AM
You are dangerously delusional. If you don't believe me, listen to what Iran is saying. No one ever believed a few terrorists (who repeatedly said they would take the US down) could strike such a devastating blow to the USA---but we were wrong. Not only is Iran a threat to Israel, it is a threat to us. Obama's policies have put us at risk!
Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 10:48 AM
Nomore -- A bunch of ragheads on the other side of the globe are in no way a threat to the US. Do you know what the biggest threat to the US is? It is our debt. If we do as Israel and Romney advocate and go to war with Iran, it will destroy our nation.
MNTeacher Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 11:04 AM
People said that exact same thing before 9/11.
EARLNORL Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 10:09 AM
Our debt ($16T) and yearly deficit are not because of our military and fighting extremists. It's because of the 'give me' programs - social security (a ponzi scheme), medicare, medicaid, food stamps, welfare, an inept educational system, extended unemployment benefits, etc. These 'give me' programs are as dangerous as the radicals. We must tackle both or fail.
EARLNORL Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 9:08 AM
The so called "globe" has gotten very tiny! How soon you forget 9/11! If they get their hands on nukes they will try to use them. What makes you think they won't? Remember, they believe chaos must exist in the world in order for their ultimate messiah to come back.
brumfield Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 10:08 AM
How can someone who threatens to wipe you off the face of the earth not be considered at threat ?
Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 10:45 AM

First of all, they said that Israel would disappear from the earth -- not that Iran would wipe them from the earth. Big difference.

Secondly, even if they had said it, everyone in the world knows they cannot do it. Israel has hundreds of nukes and a modern military. Iran has no nukes, isn't building any and has a dilapidated military.

Third, you don't go to war over what some crackpot SAYS.
Mary527 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 12:18 PM
I do NOT believe Israel will strike first unless they absolutely know that Iran is planning to strike. Israel should be supported at all cost by the USA. They are still God's chosen people and there are promises in God's Word that will bring discipline upon this nation if we do not support them as well as individuals.
Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
Dick 2992 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 2:49 PM
Don't you think you're being a bit naive. Corbett?
Dennis588 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 3:03 PM
Some of our WWII vets might wish we would have.
EARLNORL Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 10:01 AM
I trust Israel with nukes. I don't trust Muslims with nukes, even Pakistan.

Who would have thought that God and Jerusalem would become controversial issues at this year's Democratic National Convention?

Previous Democratic Party platforms had mentioned God and referred to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After both were initially missing from this year's platform, someone apparently realized that this was likely to raise questions about Democrats that they could ill afford to have raised in an election year.

So the convention faced a vote on whether to restore God and Jerusalem to their party's platform. Rather than risk a roll-call vote from the delegates, the chair called for a voice...