Speaking today on ABC’s This Week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reiterated comments made in the past by other officials that the US is “ready” to launch a military attack on Iran and will do so as soon as President Obama decides to.
“We will do everything we can to prevent Iran from developing a weapon,” Panetta added, ignoring that US intelligence agencies agree Iran is not attempting to do anything of the sort. Panetta claimed only last week that an attack was not being considered.
Panetta’s comments come just days after the end of the last round of diplomatic talks with Iran, which ended with no agreement, but a promise to meet for more talks next month in Moscow. An expected deal fell apart when the US announced that it would never accept Iran’s civilian uranium enrichment.
Panetta went on to say that the “international community’s been unified” on the move, and that the Pentagon is ready for any possibilities of an attack on Iran. Despite this claim, it seems clear that neither Russia nor China is “united” on the call to war.
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The bluffers remind me of a kid in footie pajamas who keeps saying that he's going to sleep, but keeps stalling, and making a fool of himself. After awhile, the adults pay him no mind.
I hope these Zionist tools are bluffing… 🙁
The US, and Israel have no idea the hell, and destruction that will be waged upon both of them. The world hates both countries since they represent a real threat of a nuclear war, and dince both are the biggest insitigator of terror, murder, and injustice. Hell awaits…
The US will attack or aid an attack on Iran. They simply need to enlarge their presence in the Middle East and Asia. And who's next? China. Do you really want to see US soldiers run like rabbits again as in Korea. What is wrong with US citizens? Have you no guts to stand up to your goverment and their finacial backers. Wake up. How many more must die for you to get a consience? More and more people in the western word are turning against you. The US is bully and bullies always get defeted. You have such a wonderful country. Its time to take it back.
The citizens of Nazy Germany said, "We didn't know", but some of them knew of course. What will be the justification of US citizens?
No one! Four years ago, just in N.Y Time, Ben Morris whrote that: "It would be necessary
a nuclear attack against Iran"! So, nobody can play the ignorance. "Scripta manent"!
Panetta speaking in front of the Israeli flag tells the whole story – it is very fitting. He certainly isn´t a man with much pride.
Just as "The Hil", "Red State", and the "Washington Examiner" all have agendas they push, the folks here at Antiwar.com also have an agenda – decidedly more palatable to me but an agenda none the less. The picture is a file photo as I'm sure there wasn't an Israeli flag on the set of ABC’s This Week. Doesn't mean that Uncle Leon isn't fully in the pocket of Likud…
And they speak in front of the Israeli flag so very often it really doesn't matter if it's new picture or not. Their sponsor remains the same, semi-obviously in the background.
Yeah, China & Russia are 'united' to 'POUND & PUNISH"….Amerikkka…duh
… or the dialog of deafs with dumbs. Despite the iranians speak clear, and speak english!
"International community" code speak for Zionists and their enablers across the western hemisphere. It represents less and less of their own populations except for the US, the land of CNNFOXABCCBSPBS and the rapture cults. Come to think of it, America as a whole is a cult, it should be put down for the sake of humanity.
If you want a war with Iran, vote for Obama.
If you want a war with Iran, vote for Romney.
If you don't want a war with Iran, then vote for somebody else. There will be other names on the ballot.
This is actually a rare opportunity. Most wars are kept quiet before the election, then only sprung on the people after they get their 'vote'. This time, its well known in advance that the war will happen after the election …… UNLESS we vote for somebody else for both President and Congress.
The choice is up to us. What are we the people going to do?
"Panetta went on to say that the “international community’s been unified” on the move, and that the Pentagon is ready for any possibilities of an attack on Iran. Despite this claim, it seems clear that neither Russia nor China is “united” on the call to war."
Nor most any other country except those doing their utmost to rule the world.
BostonJoe, I thought you knew the US code for “international community’. It means the US plus it’s European puppets, namely UK, France, Germany, and perhaps a couple of others.
I do know that Israel was very unhappy that talks were held at all, and are enraged that more talks are scheduled for next month in Moscow. Make no mistake, it is Israel that is pushing for an attack on Iran, regardless of whether or not Iran has a nuclear weapons program. It's beside the point anyway, as Israel wants to be the hegemon in the region.
The Zionists warmongers in Israel and the Zionist TRAITORS to America will have their war – BUT – as to the consequences of such? – the end of the empire?
“Pentagon ‘Ready’ to Attack Iran”
Good. Let’s do it and get our ass kicked!
OK, lets do it then, just let the American, the French, the English and entire European people know few days before when yet another stupidities of western governments to about to happen. Then they will answer you by start thinking how they are going to survive the social economic turmoil that this war is going to create, in the other hand and as usual is yet another bluff when these politicians see losing the unreasonable demands that they have made upon Iranians. We well kill all of you and start supporting MeK the Iranian terrorist groups-sect if you don't obey us the international community consist of US, England, Australia, Germany, Canada and French, rest of the world is not counted because they are against the war mongers from Israel to US AIPAC, the other political entity of the US government, which in reality owns the US government no matter which politic principals they represent, as long as is a vulture capitalism is OK with AIPAC.
Panetta: Pentagon and the "international community" ready to attack Iran? Don't think so. Time to head to the old folks home Uncle Leon, and don't forget to eat all your pudding.
International Community 'Unified' on Move, Panetta Insists…
What International community?
I hadn't realised that it had been endorsed by an overwhelming majority of the General assembly of the UN…..
The US military is ALWAYS ready to attack anyone at any time, anywhere on earth, with only a few hours' notice. That's what contingency plans are, and every headquarters in every base around the world is filled with them. We have people whose entire career is to sit an think up all the variations on all the different scenarios that can go down anywhere in the world at any given time.
What if the Democratic Republic of Congo explodes in a civil war that engulfs all of central Africa? We got a plan for that. What if Russia invades Alaska? We got a plan for that, too. What if England goes after Ireland again? We got a plan for that.
Panetta is only stating the obvious, and it's clearly to score propaganda points.
Right, John, and the Swiss have been getting away with staying out of trouble for too long ! That's downright UN American !
An attack on Iran has been “imminent” for the past decade. This story is nothing but a repeat of the war threats against Iran that the US has been making daily for the last ten years. Everyday we are told that we are ready to attack Iran. Just another meaningless threat that will never come to fruition unless Israel fires the first shot whether it be a direct one or through a false flag attack.
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