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  •  I posed it as a question (5+ / 0-)

    because I really don't understand what you are trying to say in this diary.

    Maybe I should have just asked your point?

    Republican Family Values: Using the daughters from your first wife to convince everybody that your second wife is lying about your third wife.

    by jsfox on Tue May 22, 2012 at 11:39:57 AM PDT

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    •  To provide information regarding an issue of (6+ / 0-)

      utmost importance.

      •  Well Ok my apologies (12+ / 0-)

        Now are the rantings of these two ass hats more critical than the fact that we well may be on the verge of a real breakthrough in talks with Iran?

        The head of the UN nuclear agency, Yukiya Amano, has said an agreement would be signed "quite soon" with Iran to allow an investigation into claims it had tried to develop nuclear weapons.
        And Israel even might be rattling it's sabers a little less
        Though Israel has been expressing zero flexibility regarding a possible deal with Iran, Defense Minister Ehud Barak a few weeks ago issued a written statement that Israel would consent to Iran's continuing enrichment of uranium to a low level of 3.5 percent, as well as to allowing a few hundred kilograms of 3.5-percent enriched uranium to remain in that country.

        Republican Family Values: Using the daughters from your first wife to convince everybody that your second wife is lying about your third wife.

        by jsfox on Tue May 22, 2012 at 11:52:46 AM PDT

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        •  There's also this: (4+ / 0-)
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          jrooth, AoT, Karl Rover, blueoasis
          Israel’s serving military chief, Benny Gantz said he did not believe the Iranian leadership was prepared to “go the extra mile” to acquire nuclear weapons because it was “composed of very rational people” who understood the consequences.

          In what was seen as a veiled rebuke to the prime minister, Gantz added: “Decisions can and must be made carefully, out of historic responsibility but without hysteria.”

          and this:
          ....the former head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan, who has said that attacking Iran was “the stupidest thing I have ever heard” and that the Iranian regime was rational.
          and, most recently, this:
          Israel’s former security chief has censured the country’s “messianic” political leadership for talking up the prospects of a military stike on Iran’s nuclear programme.

          In unusually candid comments set to ratchet up tensions over Iran at the top of Israel’s political establishment, Yuval Diskin, who retired as head of the internal intelligence agency Shin Bet last year, said he had “no faith” in the abilities of the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and the defence minister, Ehud Barak, to conduct a war.

          The pair, who are the foremost advocates of military action against Iran’s nuclear programme, were “not fit to hold the steering wheel of power”, Diskin told a meeting on Friday night.

          My major problem is that I have no faith in the current leadership, which must lead us in an event on the scale of war with Iran or a regional war,” he said.

          “I don’t believe in either the prime minister or the defence minister. I don’t believe in a leadership that makes decisions based on messianic feelings. Believe me, I have observed them from up close … They are not people who I, on a personal level, trust to lead Israel to an event on that scale and carry it off.

          They are misleading the public on the Iran issue. They tell the public that if Israel acts, Iran won’t have a nuclear bomb. This is misleading. Actually, many experts say that an Israeli attack would accelerate the Iranian nuclear race.

          Unfortunately, the I/P issue seems to viewed through a prism with which both sides  only see what they want to see, and only the most strident voices make it out to be consumed by the general public, and any call for moderation are met with outrage.

          I weep for humanity.

          "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato

          by Bcre8ve on Tue May 22, 2012 at 01:30:11 PM PDT

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