Would Israel be justified in launching a pre-emptive military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities?
like I said....they have a problem with Israel. not Jews, Israel. they also have a problem with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the other Arabs states.
I wouldn't let my kids go. The depression it will cause will to mass unrest. It will be occupy 10x + Vietnam antiwar protests. Let Israel fight their own war for a change.
remember when Israel bombed the iraqi sites in the 80s?
Exactly, they don't have a problem with Jews. So why would they bomb Israel which would kill so many Jews and Palestinians? They wouldn't.
disrupting their ability to enrich uranium doesn't mean a ground invasion.
No more wars for oil. It's not our job to defend Israel. A war would cost TRILLIONS and devastate the world economy due to higher oil prices. Our military is already overstretched. If we go in to fight Israel we WILL have a draft. Thankfully most of today's youth will REFUSE to go. Cont'd
5 nukes on Israel is enough. 50 on Iran would be the first wave.
they don't have a problem with Jews. they have a problem with Israel, the US, and others who are their political adversaries.
@bio: really? Still defending Iran? How did you feel about the "murder" of bin laden? You're not worth my time.
Why? Why would they risk the lives of their citizens to use a nuclear bomb on Israel? Why wouldn't they first start killing off Iranian Jews? The largest Jewish population in the region outside of Israel...
Been a great debate tonight! Have a great Friday everyone!
we're you watching last year?
it's a wedge issue. if they had an opportunity to deal a death blow to Israel at the expense of the palestinians, they'd do it.
When I see Iranian citizens rioting in the streets and attempting to throw out the idiots in power then I'll agree with you.
honestly, the biggest threat for an Iranian nuke isn't Israel, but control of oil markets. they would be able to squeeze and control what comes out of the Persian gulf. we cannot let them have that kind of control over the U.S. (better to leave it in the hands of the Arabs)
Right, that's why Iran said they wish to see to Israel's current regime to disappear (not wipe the country off the map)..because they don't care about the Palestinians. Thats why Iran supported Hamas..because they don't care about the Palestinians.
you can see how the people in Syria feel about their gov, as well as in Libya, Egypt, etc.
however you want to see it Hanis.
Iran is controlled by the whack jobs you referred to so "Iran" is the enemy.
they won't do it. they'd give it to Hezbollah or another group who could get up next to the boarder and detonate it.
and you need to be corrected....most of Iran is NOT our enemy. as with many situations, the religious theocratic leadership is the enemy. not the people.
The bluff is their ambiguity. They don't have the weapons, there are EU embargoes: lack of money, lack of an army, enrichment, and military spending to win a war with success. They may produce a few but could never bomb Israel. If they unsuccessfully tried, they know they'd be in trouble.
there is no hope for America? whaaaaaaa?!
Absolutely disgusting. Iran has stated that we're their enemy. Israel is our ally & if they fall there is no hope for America. Wake up or leave!!!
poll, Iran could care less what would happen to the Palestinians. they wouldn't think twice.
it's a fact that North Korean scientists have been visiting for....purposes of consulting. I'm sure it's has to do with water heaters.
if the Saudi's are making noise about starting their own program you can be assured they believe Iran IS developing the tech.
And if Iran were to use a nuclear weapon on Israel, they'd be harming the Palestinians they support, and also would assure their own destruction.
But the point is that Israel isn't threatening to destroy anyone and Iran is.
Iran has signed the NPT. The IAEA is at Iran's nuclear sites. Neither of those are true for Israel. The IAEA would know if Iran is making nuclear weapons. US intelligence says they're not making one.
Yes they would. Just as soon as Isreal threatens to annihilate them.
Sheesh. People are really stupid.
hanis, you just described America.
I don't think its something we can judge, as I don't think we should be the worlds police. But history would say, as long as you win the war, you are right...
No. Would Iran be justified in a preemptive attack on Israel's nuclear facilities? No
it won't take much to wipe Israel off the map. the country is tiny. a few atomic bombs, even if they land off target would be enough.
@rjf88: mindless simpletons are ignorant of history & insult people with differing opinions.
I'm wondering what they point of the bluff is? to provoke an attack? to cause sanctions to be imposed?
@bioexpert: everybody (except Churchill) thought Hitler was bluffing. 50 to 70 MILLION died.
Mindless simpletons voted yes
...but, but, but....they say it's for peaceful purposes! they're not lying, are they?
So when another country is glowing then you'd act???
Bluffs do not call for action.
Actually yes Iran has threatened to wipe Israel off the planet several times.
absolutely. obama doesn't have the balls to do this. it needs to be done.
No one wants war or conflict but when you are dealing with a country that wants to wipe other countries, people, religions off the planet you have to take steps to stop them.
@Malekithe Iran never said it wanted to "wipe Israel off the map" if that's what you're referring to. Also, the UN has condemned Israel SO MANY TIMES over the occupation and settlements in the West Bank. The UN has said the settlements are ILLEGAL.
Preemptive strikes are dangerous. They don't have the enrichment needed for large MWD. They would only succeed in killing their own. I wish most people were not so blood-thirsty. Learn from history.
The sky in his world is the color of the iranian flag.
Israel attacked Iraq years ago over the same issue. Otherwise Iraq would have nukes by now.