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Offline Rapunzel

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Obama Advisor Asks Israel Not to Strike Iran
« on: November 26, 2013, 08:43:35 PM »
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Obama Advisor Asks Israel Not to Strike Iran

by Joel B. Pollak 26 Nov 2013, 2:32 PM PDT

Ben Rhodes, the Deputy National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, advised Israel in a televised interview not to attack Iran.

While acknowledging Israel's independent right to self-defense, Rhodes--who rose inexplicably from speechwriter to the highest levels of foreign and military policy--told Israel's Channel 10 that an Israeli military strike against Iran might in fact encourage the regime to develop nuclear weapons.

“Our case to Israel will be: Let’s give the negotiations a chance to succeed. A military strike has no guarantee of eliminating the nuclear infrastructure or what they [the Iranians] already know how to do, and could incentivize them to break out," he said, according to the Times of Israel.

Rhodes added that he did not think it would be likely that Iran would have to give up all nuclear enrichment, as Libya did, in a final agreement.
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Re: Obama Advisor Asks Israel Not to Strike Iran
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 08:47:28 PM »
And this was ultimately about restraining the Israelis, because Obama fears them taking real action against the Iranians more than he fears the Iranians armed with nuclear weapons.

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Re: Obama Advisor Asks Israel Not to Strike Iran
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 08:48:37 PM »
And this was ultimately about restraining the Israelis, because Obama fears them taking real action against the Iranians more than he fears the Iranians armed with nuclear weapons.

Yep.. they should have struck Iran between November 2008 and January 2009.
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Re: Obama Advisor Asks Israel Not to Strike Iran
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2013, 05:23:26 AM »
This is really about the worthlessness of the "treaty" with Iran.  If the administration really thought the treaty was worth a damn and it helped protect the middle east, they wouldn't have to worry about Israel's response. *please*
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Re: Obama Advisor Asks Israel Not to Strike Iran
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 01:38:29 PM »
Why hasn't Israel done something by now? Do they have the weapon power to do so?



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