Thursday, July 8, 2010

Israeli Attack on Iran Not on Table - McCain

US Sen. John McCain, on a visit to Israel, told reporters in Jerusalem that an Israeli attack on Iran is not on the table at the moment. He made his remarks after a meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israel's military chief of staff, General Gabi Ashkenazi.

"I don't believe we are at the point of making that kind of decision, nor is the Israeli government, given the state that Iran is in now as far as the development of their nuclear weapons is concerned," McCain said in response to a question on whether he would support an Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities [Washington Post, 8 July].


Anonymous said...

How many times does it have to be stressed that the tiny pip-squeak Zionist entity living on bankrupt US tax-payer largesse is a Hollywood myth and simply does not have the strategic mass or the military capability to take on Iran.

The Zionists have only lorded over disunited and treacherous Arab nations because the regimes in those nations have sold-out, particularly Egypt and Jordan.

Iran and Turkey are the two large, unified, educated and resourceful Muslim nations with illustrious military history that can turn Zionist pipe-dreams into nightmares in a real all-out military confrontation so they will never dare tangle with either.

Even the gung-ho US neo-con Zionist AIPAC nexus understands the new strategic equation in the region. Taking on 76 million Iranians with a landmass of 1.64 million sq kms and sitting on world's energy fault-line is no mean feat for even the US, already bankrupt and taking a beating in the region, while Asia rules supreme.

US economy is in free-fall and even the IMF report today forecast another 10% decline in US economy in the next phase of the double-dip depression. Does anyone in their right mind really think that the US and the Zionists can afford a regional war against Iran in their cuurent economic and geo-strategic predicament?

US and 43 assorted "NATO" puppets can't even defeat Pashtun tribals in Af-Pak who are armed with nothing more than Soviet era AKs and RPGs, does anyone really think US/Zionists can "attack" Iran with impunity?

The 2006 Zionist failure agianst Hezbollah was a game changer in the region and set new parameters for asymmetrical warfare. Iran is a bridge too far for any delusional bully.

Anonymous said...

Excellent analysis on ME online about the desperation and true colours of Iran's enemies:

Iran's adversaries have spent over 3 decades attempting to capitulate this magnificent nation. They have unleashed terrorists in the country, instigated war, imposed sanctions, and attempted to divide and conquer the nation by interfering in its presidential elections. They hoped to divide the nation and internalize the enemy so that the people would lose sight of the real enemy -- those who want to subjugate her -- the neoconservatives and the colonizers.

Unbroken and fully cognizant of their enemies' intentions, the resilient Iranians will continue to defend their independence more proudly than any American or European who has succumbed to the will of neoconservatives. For this, they have the EU to thank for.

This is the dawn of a new day for Iranians. Awakened to the ugly face of the real enemy, their resolve will endure as their adversary weakens in the face of the self-inflicted wounds. If only there was a silver lining for the dark cloud that hangs over America and the EU.

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is an independent scholar and researcher. Her focus is U.S. foreign policy and the influence of lobby groups.

Anonymous said...

The most they have about Iran is cheaper talk.

Iran is a very difficult issue for the US,and no to say for Israel...

anybody with some sense knows,an attack Iran is the most stupid move they can do.

But i insist ,Iran msut be a nuclear power,to take action and the lead of the regional issues.

Only on position of force and power,you can lead the people.

Anonymous said...

On the table or off the table, under the table or whatever the table....

Israel is not gonna be there in 25 years anymore. Iran simply has to endure and resist the pressure and keep sloganeering.

Somehow Israel, is crumbling and they are going down, has nothing to do with Iran though, but everything with their own decadence and wronghood (is there such a word wronghood ?)

sounds so good...