Is it just all bluff? - Page 3




 
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Is it just all bluff?
 
July 14th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Is it just all bluff?
Yeah it's meaningless to go back to the hostage crisis in this occasion.
Saddam wasn't the best stabilizer in the world (Iran-Iraq War, Gulf War I) but the place was far more predictable with him around.
July 14th, 2008  
Del Boy
 
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Originally Posted by The Other Guy
. Or Britain carving a Jewish nation in the middle of someone else's land.

At risk of being contraversial, since you mention it TOG, I would point out that the Jews have far greater claim to their homeland than the nations carved by Britain in other parts of the world. Oops.
July 14th, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by Del Boy
At risk of being contraversial, since you mention it TOG, I would point out that the Jews have far greater claim to their homeland than the nations carved by Britain in other parts of the world. Oops.
You mean like most of Africa? Agreed.
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Is it just all bluff?
July 16th, 2008  
84RFK
 
 
Seems we've heard most of those retorical speeches before, and provided there are some sense of reality left in Iran a nuclear strike on Israel wouldn't give them more than a short lived martyr-status in the arab world.

Given the size of Israel, and it's mixed population, a nuclear attack would most likely take out quite a number of moslems living in or around the targets in Israel.
And if a nuclear attack should in some way affect the holy places in Jerusalem, it could lead to the city being declared a fallout disaster end rendered habitated in the same degree as the suroundings of the Tsjernobyl nuclear plant...

Imagine the headlines in arab newspapers:
"The galant armed forces of Iran with the aid of Allah has wiped the jewish opressors out of Jerusalem, we will gather our moslem brothers to celbrate the victory in the Dome of the Rock, the doors will open in about 145 000 years as we have to wait for the radiation level to drop."


What really bothers me is that Israel has done stunts without green light from the USA before, on the assuption that it's easier to get absolution afterwards than blessing before.

An "amber light" could sound like "Go get them!" in Hebraic for all I know...
July 16th, 2008  
Del Boy
 
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Originally Posted by The Other Guy
You mean like most of Africa? Agreed.

Most of the world actually.
 


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