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17 April 2013

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Abu Sinan

It seems the Senate has passed a resolution that would REQUIRE the US to assist Israel in any attack on Iran.


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/167205

turcopolier

Abu Sinan

I doubt if the senate has the power to do that. pl

William R. Cumming

Unless signed into law even joint resolutions are just hortatory.Even when law often unfunded.

The Israeli problem is not just the US but the fact that German companies have been helping Iran bury key wartime facilities including nuclear facilities since 1979!

Matthew

Col: Gantz's comments are misleading. Israel may plan on starting an attack on Iran alone, but they are depending on the US to back them up.

harry

"Something to remember is that israel's knowledge of such matters is largely based on what the US tells and shows them. They obviously draw different conclusions from the material. "

Im sure its partly about standard of proof. Israel may not accept a 10% chance that the US is wrong. Also thresholds. If the Iranians can develop the capacity to make them quickly, this would be enough to neuter Israeli's military advantage, even if the Iranians did not make the final step. And also economic power. A successful civilian nuclear power industry in Iran would improve the longevity of the current regime.

The Israelis will always want the US to bomb its enemies. Why be surprised.


turcopolier

harry

I'm not. I'm just eliciting responses. pl

JohnH

Years ago, the Senate also passed a law requiring that the DOD pass an audit. Never happened.

Eliot

"A knowledgeable Israeli told me recently that the IDF knows very well that it lacks the strength to make a thorough job of a set of destructive attacks on Iran's nuclear program."

I suppose their publicity campaign makes more sense in that context. The Israelis rely on secrecy as a force multiplier and they never announce military actions ahead of time. If anything, their threats seemed to be aimed at Washington. They were trying to draw us into their war.

D

US to deploy HQ elements of 1st armored in Jordan:
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/17/world/us-jordan-troops-order/index.html

William R. Cumming

Some MSM hinting Israel would like bomber capability to used to load 30,000 lb deep penetrator bombs.

Thomas

Well today's news narrative is that Syria crossed the red line in using chemical weapons according to their intelligence service.

And if you have to take out Syria, well you better get their hideous helping hand, Iran.

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