Israel official: Military action against Iran still possible

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  • Uncle_Fester Niskayuna, NY
    April 10, 2015 9:11 a.m.

    Israel is willing to do what is necessary to stop Islamic terrorism.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2015 8:41 p.m.

    Re Gary O

    Interesting comment about Israel's ability to hit the United States with a three stage nuclear tipped inter continental missile.

    They have had them in production for about five years. Yes they are operational. Need further proof. Google Jericho III

    You will find multiple sources. But the point remains do they really need the Jericho III? Why?

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    April 7, 2015 9:43 a.m.

    Sven,

    You're right Obama does not have Israel's best interest at heart... He has the United States interest.

    I can't believe the war hawks of our Nation and Israel are so open to challenge an opportunity for peace.

    If it does not work out... then they can have their war. By the way, their wars usually don't involve their own children dying!

  • Sven Morgan, UT
    April 7, 2015 8:56 a.m.

    How dare Israel defend themselves! Don't they know our Glorious Dear Leader is building his legacy? The Prime Minister now clearly understands, Obama does not have Israel's best interests at heart.

    Who would've ever thought we'd see a day when a US President would openly support the world's largest sponsor of terrorism (committed to the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people), while dissing our greatest Middle Eastern ally?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 7, 2015 7:49 a.m.

    GaryObama,

    First, when Israel took out Saddam's facilities, it did NOT start a war, as HVH suggested.

    And while Iran's only direct attack on US soil was against our embassy - yes, it WAS against us, they have also funded and supported other attacks against US and our allies' interests. Sorry your blind defense of all things liberal and attitude of attack all things conservative does not allow you to see simple truths

  • HBZion Salt Lake City, UT
    April 6, 2015 10:07 p.m.

    Israel needs to be isolated until it behaves well. No threatening its neighbors with attack. No more creating and maintaining the ghetto of Gaza. Israel must meaningfully return to peace negotiations. The US cannot support an Israel out of control without being complicit in its bad behaviors.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    April 6, 2015 5:58 p.m.

    Hey Lost in DC -

    "Should we have shot down Israeli planes when they took out Saddam’s facilities?"

    You mean back in 1981? No, I don't think so. Israel saved us the trouble of knocking out those nuclear facilities ourselves.

    However, we most certainly should have shot down Israeli planes when they attacked the USS Liberty, and killed 34 American seaman and wounded over a hundred.

    BTW, has Iran ever attacked an American Navy ship? Aside from the US Embassy in their country, has Iran EVER physically attacked America or anything belonging to the United States? . . . Not that I can think of.

    Sure . . . I know that people in Iran have attacked the United States and Israel VERBALLY. And yes, it may have hurt our feelings.

    But it's sticks and stones that break bones. Words are comparatively insignificant.

    And when it comes to verbal attacks upon the US government, American Right Wingers have launched stronger attacks against America by far than ANYONE in Iran.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 6, 2015 5:11 p.m.

    Only America has ever used nukes on another country.
    Israel will not sign the NPT.
    I'm sorry you feel such animosity for Iran, and a people you barely know.
    As far as Israel goes, live by the sword die by the sword.
    I do understand why American Conservatives love Israel though, because they use the same victim mentality, while acting like a bully.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 6, 2015 4:23 p.m.

    HVH
    Should we have shot down Israeli planes when they took out Saddam’s facilities?

    Please explain how and when Israel has used nukes, then I will explain why they need to use them.

    I am sorry you bear such apparent animosity towards Israel.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    April 6, 2015 3:39 p.m.

    "Israel — which is widely believed to be a nuclear power"
    How is it that we are so ended up spending billions of dollars to defend a country that we do not even know if they have a nicllar bomb?
    If Isreal decides to bomb Iran despite this deal then that is their right but we need to wash our hands of the whe thing with both sides. . Thier Presidents has shown time and again he has no interest in peace.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    April 6, 2015 2:57 p.m.

    we are strong enough to have a peace with Iran. the state of Israel is not our policy maker. it is our friend. and as our friend understand we must go forward away from hate and fear.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    April 6, 2015 1:03 p.m.

    we have to give iran a chance to do this. isreal should be dictating to us . if congress does kill this they will show the us to be weak.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 6, 2015 12:44 p.m.

    Lost said: If the Israelis tried anything, I would not be surprised if BO intervened – on behalf of the Iranians.

    As well he should if Israel provokes a war of aggression against Iran.

    Israel is more dangerous to us and the world.

    The GOP is loyal to Israel for religious "end of times" nonsense, and Israel knows it.

    Please explain why Israel need to be able to use Nukes around the world and nobody say's boo, even though they have proven themselves to be a war like people like the GOP.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 6, 2015 12:20 p.m.

    If the Israelis tried anything, I would not be surprised if BO intervened – on behalf of the Iranians.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    April 6, 2015 12:00 p.m.

    "Israel considers a nuclear-armed Iran to be a threat to its survival . . . "

    Oh really?

    That brings up the question . . . Which countries are threats to our survival?

    Well let's see now . . . Of the nuclear countries, only 5 of them have the capacity to deliver a nuclear payload via missile to the United States . . .

    . . . Britain, France, Russia, China, and now Israel.

    Why did Israel choose to join those ranks?

    WHY in the world did they develop an ICBM with the capability of hitting America?

    I thought we were supposed to be allies.