Would Israel be justified in launching a pre-emptive military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities?
Comments like natedog's are why I said that RJ. Iran will be better off relying on the cheap, clean power that is nuclear energy. They'll be able to sell more oil and natural gas. More money. More power. Not a reason to preemptively attack.
they want control. period. the Palestinian issue is a wedge.
Iran has openly threatened to wipe Israel of the face of the earth and now Iran almost has nuclear weapons... ya, I think they are justified.
@RJ I brought that up because people think Iran wants to nuke Israel because of the "wipe off the map" comment, which isn't true. They said they want the regime to end for the sake of the Palestinian people.
as far as the Israelis and Palestinians getting their act together....they both need to grow up and deal with the issues instead of perpetuating this stupidity.
yes. they deserve the right to protect them self's against threats
polled, the Israeli Palestinian issue is a real problem. but Iran getting a nuke has almost nothing to do with it. iranwants a nuke to control the region. to dominate their oil-producing/exporting neighbors. if the flow of oils cut, we take it in the butt. that's what they want.
@Gunfighter, the reason people bring up the US is because Israel won't attack without US support
???? Don't listen to the IAEA and US intelligence who both say Iran is not building a bomb. And maybe you should look into the whole Israeli-Palestinian conflict to understand why Iran, and the UN, might call for the end to Israel's apartheid.
I think Israel could slug it out in a ground war with Iran. They probably wouldn't need our help
The question is Israel, not America. Israel would be completely justified because they are a sovereign nation and have a right to proactively defend themselves against threats like Iran.
Does anyone seriously think that Iran's intentions are pure? The Ayatollahs are insane. I'd trust Israel's judgement before the whack job Ayatollahs. Let alone their puppet Ahmadinejad. The Jews know a little bit about survival.
You are as uninformed as you are naive.
the question is Israel....not the U.S.!
Soooo to prevent ww3 we should start ww3?
Has America ever done anything right? Thank god Barack Hussein Obama is here to save us from our pitiful selves! He has been working on building a relationship with the clerics. I'm sure all he has to do is call them and all will be well! Amadenajahd Is just another pretty face.
If it is imminent, yes. A nuclear armed Iran gives them virtually unlimited leverage to arm proxies against not just Israel but the entire region. It's not the usage of nukes that is scary its what they could do without using them simply because nukes exist.
@Rj1969, Iran never invaded the US Embassy, a group of civilians did as a protest because the US was harboring the Shah at a time when the people wanted to bring him to justice for crimes against his own people. preemptive strikes were the single worst military precedent we have set thus far.
@Malekithe And their intent is not for the country of Israel to disappear, just their apartheid government.
@USNavyvet you're a navy vet? With that kind of thinking, I wouldn't wanna serve next to you. You're a dangerous man.
Let them wipe out each other,who needs them.
Anyone know anything about Iran's secret police? I have heard some interesting things about them.
Im with the 52%.
You are splitting hairs over a disputed translation. The intent is the same.
(e) also said that Iran would never initiate military hostilities with Israel.
later said he was referring to eliminating the Zionist form of government, not the people living under it; and (d) said the way to achieve this was to give Palestinians the vote--and that if they opted for a two-state solution rather than a single non-Zionist state, that would be fine, too
NO NO NO!
They are a nation with a crackpot president who (a) isn't the country's supreme leader and doesn't have the power to order an attack on Israel; (b) did say "the occupying regime must be wiped off the map" (or "vanish from the page of time"--the translation is disputed); but (c)
@Bio, yeah. I feel like people don't realize he was never indicted for the 9/11 attacks.
I do agree....he should have been captured. Then, tied down to the ground where 6 hungry pigs could eat him alive while it was shown on YouTube over and over and over.
Noodles: I think it was barbaric. Unarmed, he should have been detained; if proven that he really had anything to do with it, then given a life sentenced. Even GWB didn't kill the enemy.
they've been right every time since. that's a track record that cannot be ignored....even if we all disagree with the horror that is the outcome.
well, regardless here folks....Israel has a history of hitting targets they perceive to be threats. they've done many times over the years. Iraq. Syria. Egypt. they'll hit Iran too if they think it's time.
@RJ 1953 Iranian coup d'état
not saying they are.
And Israel is funding terrorist groups in Iran. Neither country is a saint here.
we over-thru their democratically elected gov? when was that exactly?
not to mention all the American troops they sniped in Iraq.
@RJ after the US overthrew their democratically elected government.
the fact they fight a proxy war against Israel via Hezbollah and Hamas doesn't get them off the hook.
Wow. Look at the poll results. I guess women are smarter.
Not for hundreds of years.
in the 70s when it invaded the US embassy.
Iran won't bomb Israel because some of island holiest sites are in or near Israel! The dome of the rock for example.
When was the last time Iran attacked another country (without being attacked first)?
Only a brainwashed republicant would fight for the moocher state.
libsrule and libssuck should have a baby. it would be what used to be called normal.
Na just you would refuse to fight.