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    U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    By Karen DeYoung
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Sunday, January 11, 2009; A10

    President Bush last year rejected an Israeli request to provide sophisticated, deep-penetration bombs to attack Iran's underground nuclear enrichment facilities, Pentagon officials said yesterday.

    The administration also rebuffed Israel's plan to fly through U.S.-controlled Iraqi airspace to reach the Iranian site, officials said. The Israelis had not proposed a specific date for an attack, and it was not clear how far along the planning was when the requests were made, officials said.

    The Israeli requests were first reported on the New York Times Web site yesterday. The Times also said that President Bush, seeking to deflect the Israelis and to soften his refusal, told the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that he had authorized a new covert action program to sabotage Iran's uranium enrichment program. The report quoted U.S. officials as saying that some actions had been taken as part of what it described as an ongoing covert program, but that they had not seriously affected Iranian operations. Israel and the United States and principal European allies have charged that Iran has a secret nuclear weapons program, a charge Tehran has denied.

    Officials with the Israeli Embassy and the CIA declined to comment last night. A White House spokesman could not be reached for comment.

    Some factions within the Bush administration have long advocated a U.S. military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, but military leaders and others have argued against it on the grounds that it could endanger U.S. troops in the region and spark a broader war in the Middle East, and that it would probably only temporarily set back Iran's efforts.
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    This gives greater credence to my theory that the US invaded Iraq to prevent a broader war in the Middle East.

    I invite all those who doubted my belief to join in here and comment on how this impacts your doubts about the US motivations for invading.


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    Re: U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    By Karen DeYoung
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Sunday, January 11, 2009; A10



    U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    More at link.

    This gives greater credence to my theory that the US invaded Iraq to prevent a broader war in the Middle East.

    I invite all those who doubted my belief to join in here and comment on how this impacts your doubts about the US motivations for invading.

    I would like to see you connect the 2 events. I don't think there is a connection, but I am open to the possibility. Convince me.
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    Re: U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    Israel needs to shut its ****in' mouth about who (and who does not) have nuclear weapons. They refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. So they can just go **** themselves!

    They have no say so whether Iran gets nukes or not. Until they sign that treaty, it's none of their god-damn business!

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    Re: U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    This gives greater credence to my theory that the US invaded Iraq to prevent a broader war in the Middle East.
    I am sure it does to you.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Billo_Really View Post
    Israel needs to shut its ****in' mouth about who (and who does not) have nuclear weapons. They refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. So they can just go **** themselves!

    They have no say so whether Iran gets nukes or not. Until they sign that treaty, it's none of their god-damn business!
    LOL, it's none of their business indeed.

    Iran has an open policy "Destroy Israel" and you think Israel has no say? You're nuts. People like you need a reality check. If and when Iran says "we have the bomb" Tehran will be a glowing parking lot, or Tel Aviv will, either way you'll never understand how so many voices like yours helped cause it.

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    Re: U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I would like to see you connect the 2 events. I don't think there is a connection, but I am open to the possibility. Convince me.
    One of my shortcomings is an inability to understand what others can't grasp of something that seems apparent to me.

    I will try to convince you but I can't really comprehend what it is you can't see.

    It's like trying to see the color blue. I can't explain what it looks like. To my mind you can either see it or you can't.

    But here goes.

    To prevent a broader war President Bush refused Israel the munitions and right of way to deliver those munitions on Iran.

    To prevent a broader war President Bush prevented Israel from attacking Saddam's perceived WMD facilities. To negate the WMD threat and allay Israel's concerns, in addition to several other reasons, we gave Saddam his walking papers.

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    Re: U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    To prevent a broader war President Bush prevented Israel from attacking Saddam's perceived WMD facilities. To negate the WMD threat and allay Israel's concerns, in addition to several other reasons, we gave Saddam his walking papers.
    Nothing but your own speculation. You have no evidence or proof to support this other than to think you could read Bush's mind. You are building connections where their are none by inserting speculation that helps complete your point of view that the invasion of Iraq was a good and justifiable thing.
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I would like to see you connect the 2 events. I don't think there is a connection, but I am open to the possibility. Convince me.
    You got a set of jumper cables? We'll show you connections you won't believe.
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    Re: U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Nothing but your own speculation. You have no evidence or proof to support this other than to think you could read Bush's mind. You are building connections where their are none by inserting speculation that helps complete your point of view that the invasion of Iraq was a good and justifiable thing.
    Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel - Bush Adviser
    by Emad Mekay

    WASHINGTON - IPS uncovered the remarks by Philip Zelikow, who is now the executive director of the body set up to investigate the terrorist attacks on the United States in September 2001 -- the 9/11 commission -- in which he suggests a prime motive for the invasion just over one year ago was to eliminate a threat to Israel, a staunch U.S. ally in the Middle East.
    Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel - Bush Adviser

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    Re: U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Billo_Really View Post
    Israel needs to shut its ****in' mouth about who (and who does not) have nuclear weapons. They refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. So they can just go **** themselves!

    They have no say so whether Iran gets nukes or not. Until they sign that treaty, it's none of their god-damn business!
    Iran signed onto the non-proliferation treaty; which means......nothing.

    Everyone has a SAY in nuclear proliferation. Just because they don't sign what amounts to a completely useless unenforceable piece of paper doesn't mean they don't have a say.

    Now back to the cause of all this concern; are you okay with Iraq having a nuke? Frankly, after all the UN posturing and Liberal blather, Iran hasn't slowed down its steady march to nuclear weaponry.

    I feel so much safer knowing that they signed that nuclear proliferation treaty however.

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