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  •  This is not good.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Civil war in Syria, expanding fighting with Turkey, Israel on the brink of war with Iran.....will Obama survive this election before there is a full scale war in the Middle East?

    This is our moment...this is our time! President Barack Obama

    by ankae on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 01:37:30 PM PDT

    •  More importantly (1+ / 0-)
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      If the Middle East goes up, Iran will get hit (by Israel at a minimum) and oil will spike.

      This will tank the global economy and what starts as a regional war may go far further.

      I'm not interested in what does or does not benefit Obama or Romney rather humanity when it comes to war.

      "And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space" Khalil Gibran

      by bcdelta on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 01:52:35 PM PDT

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      •  Israel is not going to attack Iran (1+ / 0-)
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        They don't have the planes needed to launch a successful mission. So why would Israel launch an attack they know would result in the loss of much of the Israeli Air Force? There will be no attack on Iran unless the USA is leading the charge.

        •  Logically I agree (3+ / 0-)
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          but with Bibi- who knows.  Likud gets worried enough they might go it on their own.

          "And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space" Khalil Gibran

          by bcdelta on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:20:27 PM PDT

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          •  I don't think the PM can order it himself (1+ / 0-)
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            I'm sure someone posting here knows Israeli law on this matter but I don't. The more people who have to sign off on such an attack the less likely it is to occur.

            •  No he can't (0+ / 0-)

              Needs support from other parties.

              "And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space" Khalil Gibran

              by bcdelta on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 07:09:49 AM PDT

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    •  And will we get sucked in? (0+ / 0-)

      I seriously hope not.

      You may think that. I couldn't possibly comment.-- Francis Urqhart

      by Johnny Q on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:46:20 PM PDT

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