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Netanyahu ‘determined to attack Iran’ before US elections, claims Israel’s Channel 10
The Times of Israel ^ | 8/20/12 | Times of Israel Staff

Posted on 08/21/2012 5:45:20 AM PDT by crosshairs

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This might play right into barry's hands. Some of his fellow sleeper cells could activate in the U.S. during an attack and give him an excuse to cancel the election.
1 posted on 08/21/2012 5:45:27 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

There is no upside to Bibi making such a pre-election move.
It won’t happen.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 5:48:01 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: crosshairs

What affect will an attack have on the US Presidential election? Will the country see that President Obama is a weak sister? or will the country rally around him?


3 posted on 08/21/2012 5:56:41 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: G Larry

The “O” inertia is well known to everyone on earth. Israelis know that they cannot count on “O” for anything and least of all, moral support.

I think their ‘attack’ (if such an action is planned) won’t take place with “O” in office. Our allies are by now conditioned to expect the bum’s rush on this kind of thing.

Even if “O” goes along with their plan, Israel cannot seriously expect he will remain supportive to the end. “O” has proved too often that he possesses NO resolve, either personal or professional AND his integrity as a leader is problematic.

It proves the old saying: ‘What’s bad for America is bad for the world.’


4 posted on 08/21/2012 5:56:41 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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Obama would make yet another scripted “gutsy call” (for peace.)

He would condemn the Israeli aggressors and demand a cease fire long enough for the Iranians to regroup and attack.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 6:04:27 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: G Larry

Politically, you’re probably right. There is no upside to a pre-november attack but survival trumps politcs. If Bibi really believes Iran will have a workable nuke before November, he’d attack to prevent it.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 6:11:03 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: crosshairs

Maybe before the election is better than attacking in the lame-duck timeframe.

No way this matter will wait until after Inauguration.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 6:11:51 AM PDT by George from New England (Ecaped CT in 2006, moved to north of Tampa)
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To: crosshairs

Just how can zero spin an Israeli attack on Iran to make himself the hero of the operation?

And, how many times will he use the personal pronoun in the announcment?


8 posted on 08/21/2012 6:16:58 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: crosshairs

“If you’re gonna talk, talk; if you’re gonna shoot, shoot!”

—Eli Wallach as The Ugly in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”


9 posted on 08/21/2012 6:25:24 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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I wonder if this has it backwards. Iran’s theocracy knows that the only way it can get away with an attack on Israel and survive intact is with Zero in the White House. Israel must have some intelligence, and maybe some similar deductions, that if Iran is going to attack them, it must be before Zero is voted out, and Israel can count on the USA as an ally again.

Any talk of Israel attacking Iran then may be meant as being pre-emptive talk, letting Iran know that if they see any evidence, or get any intelligence, that Iran may attack or sponsor an attack on Israel, Israel will attack first.

If Israel really was going to attack Iran, then the first we would know about it was when the smoke cleared over Teheran.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 6:38:23 AM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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It may happen...Larry....Iran may already have nukes in their country...given to them by rogue nations. Bibi has a lot to be concerned, and If i were him I sure as hell wouldnt worry about if Obama got re-elected or not.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 6:41:30 AM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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I don't know anything about the Israeli news media but it seems that this report was wishful thinking on the liberal media's part. I mean, if Israel attacks before there's a non-muslim leader in the Whitehouse, wouldn't that benefit the muslims? I'll bet the liberal media/muslim enablers are trying to provoke or pin a war-like aggressive action on Bibi, so the muslims are justified in retaliation. Or, maybe I've read one too many espionage novels.
12 posted on 08/21/2012 6:41:51 AM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: Personal Responsibility

The Israelis are very good at mis-direction.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 6:44:08 AM PDT by AU72
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To: 2001convSVT

I heard some Fox talking heads agreeing that this would probably help to solidify support behind Obama. I really hope Netanyahu understands this, and that he will wait until after the election.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 7:15:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: 2001convSVT

I think higher oil prices are an automatic and that hurts the Kenyan.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 7:19:11 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: crosshairs

Israel could attack on the day after the election, or night of election if it appears zero will win. That way, they would have the maximum amount of distraction w/o giving zero the edge before the election. If mitt wins, Israel will have more confidence working with and coordinating action with an ally.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 7:23:20 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: crosshairs

We held elections during a bloody civil war.
We held elections during WWI & WWII.
We held elections during any number of relatively small conflicts on other continents.
We held elections during the aftermath of the 1968 Democratic National Convention and other domestic riots & conflicts.

There is no reason to cancel/suspend elections here under the indicated scenario.

I suggest FReepers get involved in their local elections to ensure they take place as scheduled, regardless of orders from the top.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 7:23:48 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: crosshairs
BathHouse Barry knows how to take care of Ahmadinejad all right...



He never met a twisted, fascist dictator he wouldn't appease nor bow to.

18 posted on 08/21/2012 7:27:36 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Personal Responsibility

Believe it or not, Netanyahu (as well as any other world leader for that matter) has his own worries and could not care less about how his actions affect Obama’s re-election campaign. No matter what Barry told them all at the G-20.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: crosshairs
Thanks to Bath-House Barry, Iran now has US Stealth Drone technology.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 7:33:38 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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