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Iranian surprise?

Iranian surprise?

Iran will not be allowed to get nukes, and is a year or less away.  So says Leon Panetta:

The U.S. Secretary of Defense said Monday night that Iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. In an interview, Leon Panetta, said despite the efforts to disrupt the Iranian nuclear program, the Iranians have reached a point where they can assemble a bomb in a year or potentially less.

October 2012 surprise? An attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities or announcement of an Iranian nuke?

Will Iran get the bomb?


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Never too late to wag the dog, eh?

What is Obama going to to? As them to “stop, pretty please?” That worked very well with the UAV.

These clowns just keep the laughs rolling in…

The only way I see Iran being stopped in their quest for a nuclear weapon is if Israel does it. The current leadership of the USA doesn’t have the stomach for this fight.

    Except, I believe, Obama will use force anytime he thinks it will help his reelection chances. He has the stomach for that.

      VetHusbandFather in reply to Rick. | December 20, 2011 at 11:03 am

      I would agree with that. For Obama, foreign policy is just a political tool. He’ll do whatever gives him the best reelection chances, not what is best for the nation.

    Er Bryan, it’s not a “stomach” one needs to fight bullies. But whichever part or parts it may be, concur they lack those, too.

The October 2012 surprise, from the looks of things, may happen a lot earlier…when Obama has to send troops back into Iraq.

It is not so much a question of Iran getting nukes as it is who will get an Iranian nuke.

Obama is stuck here. Normally, he replaces one totalitarian regime with an Islamic regime that is even worse.

The problem is that he can’t find anyone worse than the current regime in Iran…

So this is how Obama wins the election? Better than Iran having Nukes, but that’s about it…

Born during the Cuban Missile Crisis, political/news junkie at a very early age…..

Guess how many countries in my lifetime were no going to be allowed nuclear weapons?

Any October Surprise raid on Iran just in time for the election would anger his base and half the independents and fail to move moderate or conservative Republicans. It is difficult to see how it could be done without the assistance of the Israelis. It is more difficult to see Bibi helping out his good friend Barack Obama get reelected unless there was the highly doubtful coincidence of a well designed, best timed operation involving US and Israeli assets juuuust before the 2012 election.

No, Obama will stand pat, let Israel make the strike, support it, wait to see if it is successful, and if so, take full credit for it. He’ll be beholden to Israel on the timing of it.

I read they’ve already moved the new 15-ton (!) MOP bunker busters to M.E. bases… if Obama thought it could get him re-elected, he’d do it- he’d do ANYthing

NO Place Safe to Hide Anymore:
Introducing the USAF’s GBU-57A/B

I don’t see a strike against Iran helping Obama politically. The peaceniks in his party would stay home, and Obama HAS to get his base to turn out in very high numbers this year.

It’s the same reason he’s not making a decision on the pipeline. He cannot afford to anger the environmentalist division of his base, either.

I think it’s Israel or no one. However, if Israel does strike successfully, I expect Obama to try and share the limelight.

Wait, I hear North Korea might be close to getting a nuclear weapon and their leaders are insane! Quick, let’s stop them before it’s too late!


Hey, India is about to test a nuclear weapon which will push Pakistan to do the same with Chinese help! Quick, let’s stop those nukes from falling into the hands of an unstable Muslim regime!


Colin Powell: Iraq has large stores of weapons of mass destruction and is very close to building a nuclear bomb. Let’s get ’em before it’s too late!

Colin Powell: Whoops.

Leon Panetta: Iran is less than a year from getting the bomb. We will never allow that to happen. Why are you smirking?

Forgot about those crazy ChiComs in 1964. The original unhinged regime to get nuclear weapons. Oh, wait, Stalin probably qualified too.

I think it’s fair to say we have a horrible track record of predicting nuclear holocaust from hostile regimes.

    Browndog in reply to valleyforge. | December 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    It only takes one.

    “Mutual Assured Destruction” is based on the human instinct that we all want to live-

    Some….these days….embrace death

    Hidden Imam….just sayin’

How nice that so many are willing to risk my life on the accuracy of their assessments.

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Pure posturing. Obama could take an affirmative decision to prevent Iran from getting it’s hands on our stealth drone. What makes anyone think he will commit U.S. forces to stopping Iran? Perhaps Dear Leader believes he can bow to President Ama-dinner-jacket and gain his cooperation in that way? Only the boy-king knows for sure.