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Obama not bluffing over Iran military threat, Biden tells Aipac
Guardian (UK) ^ | Monday 4 March 2013 12.56 EST | Ewen MacAskill

Posted on 03/04/2013 11:59:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Joe Biden at Aipac
Joe Biden also said the US remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Barack Obama's threats to use military force to prevent Iran securing a nuclear weapon are more than idle bluffs, vice-president Joe Biden told the biggest pro-Israeli lobbying group Aipac on Monday.

Biden said that while the US preferred a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Iran, a military option remained on the table.

"The president of the United States cannot, and does not, bluff. President Barack Obama is not bluffing," Biden told the audience in Washington.

Israel is seeking assurances of support from the US, should it decide to launch air strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities.

There has been scepticism about Obama's commitment to a military option against Iran, given the administration's general unwillingness to be drawn into new conflicts after the experience of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Some observers feel that Obama's threat is aimed purely at putting pressure on Iran to resolve the standoff diplomatically and not embark on another conflict.

Pro-Israel supporters of the military option, speaking at Aipac's annual conference, attempted to counter Obama's reticence by insisting the military option would only require an overnight air strike, rather than a prolonged conflict.

In contrast with the run-up to the Iraq war, the US is determined to show that it is pursuing all alternatives to conflict. Biden said that if the US had to take military action, it was critical that the world knew it had tried everything in its power ......


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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; bluffing; cluelessindc; democrat; democrats; idiotalert; iran; israel; israelalone; isreal; looneyleft; nowot; nukes; obama; stuckonstupid; wot

1 posted on 03/05/2013 12:00:06 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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H/T to the Drudge Report.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 12:01:06 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
And who wouldn't take Shotgun Joe seriously?


3 posted on 03/05/2013 12:11:28 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Uh, Joe, didn’t the president just get done bluffing the entire country over the sequester that HE created?

Didn’t he just get done bluffing us all about how painful it would be?

Didn’t Nappy Janetalia just bluff us all about TSA slow downs that never hapened, and an unsecured border being less unsecured because Obama proposed a sequester then failed to weasel his way out of it?

Joe, are you not bluffing us right now about how the president doesn’t bluff?

Joe, is it not a fact that every last one of you is just a bullsh!t f*cking liar who lies all day long, every single day of every single week of every single month of every single year?

Joe, have you ever told the truth even a single time in your accursed existence?


4 posted on 03/05/2013 12:13:32 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I bet Biden can’t even spell Iran.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 12:25:38 AM PST by Cubs Fan (If the republican party wants to be the democrat lite party then they don't need my vote)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

reminds me of two mental cases........


6 posted on 03/05/2013 12:29:51 AM PST by malia
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ha! a has been liar, backing up another liar who should be long gone!


7 posted on 03/05/2013 12:32:58 AM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“t’is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing!” AIPAC should have shown him the door while exclaiming “Out, out, damned sot!”


8 posted on 03/05/2013 12:56:35 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ah the “two-state” solution they’re so proud of. Just as Daniel 11 and 12 predict for the latter times - same with Iran trying attack and destroy Israel. Things are sure heading that way. Now if only there was a political leader who rose from obscurity speaking boastful things that fools attributed messiah-like qualities to ............


9 posted on 03/05/2013 1:06:01 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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> Ah the “two-state” solution they’re so proud of. Just as Daniel 11 and 12 predict for the latter times - same with Iran trying attack and destroy Israel. Things are sure heading that way. Now if only there was a political leader who rose from obscurity speaking boastful things that fools attributed messiah-like qualities to ............

Hmmm kinda sounds familiar...: )


10 posted on 03/05/2013 2:05:13 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

11 posted on 03/05/2013 2:14:57 AM PST by Howie
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To: TigersEye

Joe looks pretty deadly with those fingers. He’d better not try that near a public school or he’ll get locked up.


12 posted on 03/05/2013 2:35:43 AM PST by sphinx
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To: sphinx

The guy looks like after the embalmer got finished with him, Crazy Patsy from the Beauty Parlor down on the corner got holt of him and pancaked his face real proper like. He looks like a ghoul.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 2:51:49 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; MestaMachine; 444Flyer; F15Eagle; Errant; onyx; cyn; left that other site
"The president of the United States cannot, and does not, bluff. President Barack Obama is not bluffing," Biden told the audience in Washington.

That reads just like those fake email stories that begin with and insist that "This story is true."

Sure it is. Biden lies. Obama lies. If lies were water, raging torrents would burst forth every time these characters opened their mouths. Anything good and proper out of this admin will have to be done in spite of and in opposition to these evil plotters, not because of them.

Revelation 12:15-16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

14 posted on 03/05/2013 3:15:38 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Incredible.

You and what Army Joe?

You and your boss (along with a Quisling Republican House) cut the military by $487 Billion over ten years that starting two years ago in 2011, and then won't pass a budget so it has to operate under vastly reduced sums because of Continuting Resolution, and then you impose 50% of the Sequestration cuts on it despite the military being about 18% of the budget.

Even before Sequestration, the Army must cut 179,000 soldiers, 25,000 Marines, and 36,000 Airmen, and it's Operations and Maintenance budget is now going to be reduced by 30-40% because of Sequestration (cannot touch military pay or most procurement dollars this far into the fiscal year).

Wow.

Just wow.

15 posted on 03/05/2013 3:37:22 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Gots to understand that Joe (the drunk) Biden just got back from a greet and meet with the puke “king” of saudi arabia where he got his marching orders.
obammy and the drunk will do as they are told.


16 posted on 03/05/2013 3:56:07 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

WTF will bam-hitler do joe... shoot his double barrel through their front door?

LLS


17 posted on 03/05/2013 4:21:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SkyPilot

Speak softly and carry an olive branch (twig).
Yeah—that’ll work.


18 posted on 03/05/2013 4:34:18 AM PST by Flintlock ("The British are coming" to TAKE OUR GUNS!--Paul Revere)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

of course sunni moslem Obama is against shia iran and syria


19 posted on 03/05/2013 4:36:05 AM PST by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm just sad that the VP has to stand up and do the job of the president. WTF is obama and why isn't he doing the things a President should be doing, rather than out campaigning.
20 posted on 03/05/2013 5:17:29 AM PST by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama and Biden - This generation’s answer to Laurel and Hardy.


21 posted on 03/05/2013 5:53:44 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro

Floral and Hardly


22 posted on 03/05/2013 8:35:45 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: sphinx

No kidding. If a kid in publik skool did that he/she would be suspended for two years and sent to reform school and therapy for “re-education.”


23 posted on 03/05/2013 12:18:40 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Biden said that if the US had to take military action, it was critical that the world knew it had tried everything in its power ......

As though that would make a difference?
Still, when they talk like this it means
their options are getting limited.

Not much more wiggle room.


24 posted on 03/05/2013 12:23:52 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TigersEye
LOL!

That is about the way it works when hunting pheasants.

25 posted on 03/05/2013 12:46:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest. Sidebars:

Davos 2013: Kissinger says Iran nuclear crisis close
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ | March 5, 2013 | BBC News Business
Posted on 03/05/2013 12:29:07 PM PST by Biggirl
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2993748/posts


26 posted on 03/06/2013 4:27:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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