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Will Israel Bomb Iran? by tucsonmike on 3 July 2008 4:44am
 
It has been in the news the last few days. That would add an interesting element.
 
Re: Will Israel Bomb Iran? by Ellerd on 3 July 2008 11:43am
 
"Interesting" is not quite the word I'd use. "Alarming" or "terrifying" would be more appropriate IMHO...
 
Re: Will Israel Bomb Iran? by peripatetically on 3 July 2008 12:23pm
 
For lack of better words, Mike is being sarcastic or cynical, Ellerd. He agrees with you , I'm sure.

(MIke, don't mean to speak for you, but before others think you are being a smart ass.... lol)
 
Re: Will Israel Bomb Iran? by tucsonmike on 3 July 2008 1:54pm
 
I wish I were being a smart ass on this one. I am of two minds.
1. Like Ellerd alarmed.
2. However, also understand, the Iranian President is constantly threatening to wipe Israel off the map, so I understand if the Israelis want to call his bluff.

Strategists seem to think Israel could do it, but it would create a chain reaction. You think oil is expensive now?

Some strategists think if Israel does this, it will happen between November 4th and January 20th. This way, they cannot be accsued of influencing the election or showing up the new President (although if that President is Obama, they might do it ON January 20th).

Israelis jets have been making long practice runs over the Mediterrean.
 
Re: Will Israel Bomb Iran? by mrsthing on 3 July 2008 8:48pm
 
And if they do, how long will it be before the US gets involved? I have two friends in the Israeli army--just kids doing their mandatory service. One of them has already seen battle, and probably will again if Israel goes to war. Scary.
 
Re: Will Israel Bomb Iran? by Palin_Lover on 4 July 2008 12:00am
 
Oh gee, that would be just perfect...that's just what we need, more bombings.
 
Re: Will Israel Bomb Iran? by Ginnyp on 4 July 2008 12:15am
 
Suddenly I don't want to be English, but I am female. Better to be female...
 
Re: Will Israel Bomb Iran? by tucsonmike on 4 July 2008 1:45am
 
Well, there was more on the BBC news website. The U.S. does not want Israel to do it, but would understand.
 
Re: Will Israel Bomb Iran? by Ellerd on 4 July 2008 1:16pm
 
Mike, I know you weren't being a smart-arse... :-)

Surely Iran wouldn't do anything to alienate powerful trading partners, like Russia and China?
 
Re: Will Israel Bomb Iran? by geordiegirl on 5 July 2008 4:45pm
 
I can unerstand Israel's point, but they have a (good) history of brinkmanship like this, then pulling back (cf Saddam Hussain & Iraq). Let's hope this happens again.
 
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