Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has warned that an Israeli or US military strike on Iran could have disastrous consequences which could haunt Washington’s dealings in the Middle East for years to come. "The results of an American or Israeli military strike on Iran could, in my view, prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations in that part of the world," Gates said on Wednesday in a speech in Norfolk, Virginia.
The longer the wait the worse it will be. The more time they have ~ the more power they have to destroy Israel. This whole series of takeovers by the Muslim Brotherhood ~ is a well orchestrated plan to obliterate Israel and then the rest of the World ~ imposing mandatory joining of Islam or die. I choose Death over joining with them.
Actually, appeasing these insufferable cretins is having it's own disastrous consequences. These America-hating cave dwellers have infiltrated our countries politics and will soon be making more demands.
Ahmadinejad only knows force and the existence of Israel is indeed at stake. I wonder how much the muslims are paying Gates. Hmmmmmmm.
Perhaps Gates should recall the 25 years of peace & the freedom which was resulting following Ghaddafi's response after Libya was bombed during Pres. Reagan's leadership? Strong American leadership FOR LIBERTY prevailed and freedom & prosperity ensued.
But now 0bama & Mrs. slick's dem policies have CHANGED all of that liberty, peace & goodwill which were slowly developing throughout the entire ME until, that is, the dems' pulled the rug out and unleashed the current whirlwind. Where is ANY leadership for Life & Liberty in the ME today among the current statist dem party?!! -YIKES!!! Their policies have tragically all failed.
...And what about our own southern border with Mexico?! Policy tragedy after tragedy!
Those in this Administration apparently either, 'forgot,' to read & comply with their oaths of office or they are totally inept & bankrupt of positive policies. ...Maybe both.
The headline, and Gates, are technically correct. Which means nothing.
Not striking could well cost even more. We just don't know. And can't know.
To me the great unknown is Israeli strike capability. Do their subs really have nuclear armed missiles. Can their conventional bombs really destroy the Iranian facilities deep underground and so heavily defended.
And even more important. What does Israeli intelligence know that the US does not.
OTOH there is no doubt the US can obliterate anything or everything in Iran. The consequences would be political more than military. But they would be real.
Hope for a new regime or a power shift in Iran. Otherwise nuclear war is coming, only the details are lacking.
Vienna - A leaked diagram suggesting that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon is scientifically flawed, diplomats working with the UN nuclear agency conceded Friday. However they insisted that it still supports suspicions that Tehran is trying to build a bomb, especially when combined with other documents that remain secret. The Associated Press reported Tuesday, citing the document leaked by officials from a country critical of Iran’s atomic program, that it indicated that Iranian scientists had run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the
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