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#1 Seems like Israel is getting a bit antsy lately. Odds on a strike before our November election?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-12 09:13||
#2 Depends on the Polls, if Obumble's down, all bets are off.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-08-12 21:12||
#3 Romney remains behind the Bammer even despite his diploamtic sojourn, although tts not clear yet how his pick of RYAN as Veep will affect his ratings.
At this time, ISRAEL = US in NOT having any real reason to strike Iran, while Iran will likely do its utmost to ensure the US-Israel, etc. never do.
Wid Iran's hallowed "JAPAN/EGYPT" NUCLEAR MODEL, de facto evidence of NUCLEAR PRODUCTION is what the world community = UNO will require to justify an Iran strike, NOT SUBJECTIVE "NUCLEAR POTENTIAL/CAPABILITY/THRESHOLD".
The question is whether alleged "Neo-Persianist" Iran's ambitious agenda, including but not limited to desire for OWG "Caliphate" + Global "Ummah", can accept a protractive delay of many Years andor Decades in dev + acquiring NucWeapons required to par or better vee the Non-Islamic World???
IMO the Answer to the above is "No" - IRAN, "CALIPHATE", + ISLAM CANNOT WAIT + WON'T WAIT.
Again, IMO Iran = China = not willing to wait until Year 2050, 2080, or 2100, 2200 to achieve their "Manifest Destiny" - IN THE SO-CALLED "GREAT GAME", NO COUNTRY WILL ACCEPT SUCH, NOT EVEN THOSE ENGAGED IN SEMI-PEACEFUL, "SOFT" DIPLOMACY/IMPERIALISM AGZ NEIGHBORING STATES OR SOCIETIES.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-08-13 00:03||