On NBC’s Today Show this morning, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that President Obama has ordered him to update the plans for a US attack on Iran, plans which were last updating during the Bush Administration. Gates says the plans are “refreshed” and insists that “all options are on the table” with respect to the potential attack.
It was only a month ago that Secretary Gates was warning vigorously against the potential attack, saying that it would create a “disastrous backlash” against the United States to hit Iran’s civilian nuclear facilities. The Obama Administration has insisted it is intending to pursue the matter diplomatically with Iran, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said the administration doesn’t expect diplomacy to work, and the effort seems to be primarily to rally international support for more measures against Iran.
The US has also been sending secret missions to Israel in recent days, reportedly to caution them against launching any surprise military attacks against Iran of their own. It was unclear how successful the warnings were: Prime Minister Netanyahu said he remained confident that the US would respect Israel’s right to attack Iran.
It is unclear whether Gates’ revelation portends a serious potential for an imminent US attack on Iran, or whether the move is more international posturing. Still, it seems unlikely the news will be greeted warmly in Iran, which is in the middle of an election campaign in which potential US talks are a major issue.
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Like i've said before: Obamatron the (Z) ionist-controlled shill is just another Pretender-In-Chief carrying out Israel's foreign policy – God i hate that fucking word! "Policy" is just a euphemism for WAR.
Considering that Antiwar is supposedly ANTI-war, why is that whenever anyone commenting uses the word "(Z) ionist" their comments are subject to moderation – and more often than not, simply DON'T appear???
You Antiwar.com clowns need to give your heads a shake – either you are ANTI-WAR or you are just another stooge of the (Z) ionist war machine – no better than DailyKos, HuffPo, DU, or those fucking vile TRAITORS at MoveOn.org
So, what's it gonna be? Are you guys real, or just another cutout?
Stand up and be men – or get on your knees.
iran is a threat to the US. But not a nuclear threat. Iran, like Iraq, wants to trade oil with the Euro and other currencies in its proposed oil bourse, At present oil is traded internationally exclusively with US dollars . All countries who trade in oil have to have a supply of greenbacks to trade causing the US dollar to dominate world trade and giving the paper a value of its own, like gold. However, if the hegemony of the greenback is toppled all that paper will come flooding back to the US creating runaway inflation and effectively rendering the greenback worthless.
there is another side to that, whiskeypapa: Nothing stops China and Russia from using their US treasury holdings as COLLATERAL for Loans in Other currencies…what, we can't pay? Gee, i guess you'll have to take this worthless paper off our hands. So sorry.
There's more than one way to skin a cat – or, in this case, a (Z)ionist infiltrated/occupied vermin/parasite.
I've never understood this seeming obsession with Iran and nukes. While it would be preferable that they not acquire one, what happens if they do? Does even the nuttiest Likudnik think they'd actually use it (assuming they even have the ability to mount it on a rocket and deliver it on target)?
The mullahs may be thugs, but they aren't suicidal. They know Israel has dozens it can use to retaliate and effectively make Iran a memory. Really, the only thing a nuke buys them is a guarantee that the US wouldn't invade, which is yet another indication of how screwed up American foreign policy has been these last few decades.
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