Will America act against Iran?

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Dore Gold writes that there are real limitations affecting U.S. abilities to act against Iran’s nuclear program – some practical, some political, and some military.

From Israel Hayom:

In the internal debate in Israel over the subject of Iran, it is generally assumed by many that at the end of the day the U.S. will destroy the nuclear infrastructure of Iran when it becomes clear that sanctions and negotiations have failed. But is that a reliable assumption? True, President Barack Obama made clear last March during his address at AIPAC that he would use “all elements of American power to pressure Iran and prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.” However, with the exception of the 2003 Iraq War, which was launched in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the historical precedents indicate that the U.S. has not used military force in the past to stop rogue states from developing nuclear weapons.


Author: Stand For Israel | August 17, 2012
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  • Robair
    September 10, 2012
    3:46 pm
     

    It Is The Time For Israel To Stop The Barbarians To Reach Nuclear weapons ,,,,

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  • Emmanuel
    August 20, 2012
    11:21 am
     

    The U.S.A,Europe of today have gone aberrant despite.Unfortunately Israel is not doing much for Africa to attract supports,Biafra needs supports from Israel to exist as another strong ally after U.S.A

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  • Stephen
    August 20, 2012
    6:21 am
     

    Islam Peace is defined in Quran as Muslim Rule.

    Islam was in 2003 the fastest growing religion world wide, by 2055 it is expected to constitute half the world’s population.

    If we fail to ask G_D how we must act NOW, and in future, we fail all families world-wide.

    Please Pray for also for ALL World leaders, to be influenced by GOD, not fear, or finance.

    International politics, which calls for peace at any price in our time, is short sighted.

    Please NOW Pray for ALL men and women to be G_D guided on how to act,NOW!!!

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  • Stephen
    August 20, 2012
    3:44 am
     

    Those who cry wait, deserve their fate!
    Is it too Late?

    Allah expects Muslims to die for world-wide Shria Law!

    Let us strike first, at worst, we die for peace and freedom!

    Israel,USA,UK,Europe, are to being taken over by attack, infiltration and intimidation.

    The United Nations, China, Arab Brotherhood & cohorts re infiltrated.

    The United Nations and all others Nations are being infiltrated and weakened until universal Shrea is Law!

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  • murray
    August 19, 2012
    5:50 pm
     

    America should act in unison against Iran. Israel is an important ally of the U.S; giving us valuable information and secrets to benefit our armed forces militarily over the years. Our present commander-in-chief is, in my opinion, a socialist who wants government control over our people, who wants the rich to give to the poor and depises one who wants to get ahead on his own. He is a dangerous leader. Will he support Israel and work together to be a strong ally? I think not. I’m told Obama once stated that he will never bomb an Islamc nation. I believe it. Come on, my fellow jews. Forget about being a Democrat for the time being in a very critical election and vote with your heart, not with your brain with the word Democrat imbedded in it.

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  • Gwendolyn
    August 19, 2012
    3:43 pm
     

    Do I like the current administration…NO! But I like Mitt Romney even less, and I’m very conservative, and vote the bible. But christians have no horse this race, we just have to pick somebody, and go for it.Didn’t vote for Obama before, probably will this time. Israel must do whatever she must to survive, and we must interceed on her behalf. America will suffer the consequences of her actions, whether pro Israel or not. During an election it’s all rehtoric anyway. No matter what happens I stand with Israel,and tell everyone I know to do the same.

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  • Henry
    August 18, 2012
    7:07 pm
     

    There is no stopping Iran to TRY to destroy Israel and perhaps America. Iran’s leaders are very much like suicide bombers. In their minds and hearts their religious end justifies the means regardless.

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  • robert
    August 18, 2012
    4:41 pm
     

    any one who dares to go to war wirh israel will face the wrath of god,

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  • Lou
    August 18, 2012
    1:51 am
     

    Are you prepared when Isreal attacks Iran?? There will be civil unrest here. Gas $$$ sky high, food shortages.? All husbands must protect their family to the death. Believe in the law of God.

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    • Anna
      September 6, 2012
      12:50 pm
       

      Thank you Lou, this is a thing we have been sure will take place in America, we need to “prepare”! We as true believers, the ones called out, know what is in store!

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  • Gary
    August 17, 2012
    10:40 pm
     

    We should and would if we had a man in the White House. The entire world knows that Iran is under the control of psychotic twelvers that are dying to light the match that sets the world on fire. I the UN wasn’t so corrupt they would be trying to build a coalition to take out Iran’s nuclear program. The USA has been and should continue to be a source of good in this world and we should act to protect our own national interests even if we don’t protect Israels, as we SHOULD, of course. The Ayatollah’s are evil and like “The Man” said- “all that it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” But we also know- Obama is not a good man – he is a petty and immature little bully and would be tyrant himself. Yes- we should act and spare Israel the blame.

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  • Robert
    August 17, 2012
    9:00 pm
     

    Iran is supplying oil to China in exchange for refining oil for Iranian needs and building refineries in Iran. China and Russia will supply all of Iran’s needs so world sanctions won’t work.

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  • Aliza
    August 17, 2012
    6:36 pm
     

    Israel knows when to take action against Iran, and they don’t need Obama because he is a Meslim himself and help the Arab.

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  • Roland
    August 17, 2012
    6:35 pm
     

    Most of our religious concepts, the Ten Commandments, origins of Christian ethics, and huge contributions to our modern science, medicine, philanthropy, art, literature, finance and modern civil

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  • tom
    August 17, 2012
    4:38 pm
     

    you need to know that our own ships are in the area of iran at this time ready and waiting for iran to close off the oil supply ,when that happens we will be at war with iran.

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  • dale
    August 17, 2012
    3:55 pm
     

    OBAMA WILL NOT DO ANYTHING HE HAS THE ELECTION TO WORRY ABOUT HE HAS NOT TAKEN CARE OF THE BUSINESS OF OUR OWN COUNTRY SO ISRAEL DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO PROTECT YOUR SELF AT ALL COST GOD WILL ONL

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  • giorgio
    August 17, 2012
    3:51 pm
     

    Israel must stop depending on america.you cannot trust obama.israel actually has the ability to destroy iran and don’t need any help .

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    • Lou
      August 18, 2012
      1:46 am
       

      Who is this guy Obama?? He’s not even an American?? Like Benjamin told him. “I don’t need you!” I love Isreal for what, and Who they stand for. They are all about their history concerning God!

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  • Alamanta Ajiduku
    August 17, 2012
    3:24 pm
     

    Will US wait until it becomes too late?

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  • Betty
    August 17, 2012
    2:18 pm
     

    it is a sad day for this country and it will only get worse if ob wins again. I pray every day for GOD to deliver from us from ob he will destroy this country or I should say what is left of it

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  • sandra
    August 17, 2012
    2:08 pm
     

    It is my opiionn that if Israel does hit iran then the USA will jump in. Sanctions do not work as the enemy is not rational. The enemy is dangerous. Iran continues to show arrogance

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  • Caroline
    August 17, 2012
    1:56 pm
     

    Obama will drag his feet to stop Iran, because there is evidence that he is a sleeper Shiite Muslim, and that is the sect to which the Iranian government belongs. He will try to help Iran.

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  • Geo
    August 17, 2012
    1:54 pm
     

    There is a big difference between the Iraq war and today with Iran. It’s called “Leadership”. During the Iraq war we had a leader who was in the military, today we have a community organizer with unknown credentials. During the Libya exercise the U.S. supported a “no fly zone”, woopie. I pray we don’t get into it with Iran with this leader.If anything let us back up Isreal.

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  • John
    August 17, 2012
    1:08 pm
     

    I have deep concerns regarding any action that this present administration will take. Our Commander in Chief has no experience in military matters and is equally as weak in foreign affairs.

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    • Jim
      August 19, 2012
      10:16 am
       

      Although I’m not an American, I agree, your commander in chief isin military terms,”a waste of rations”,& a closet muslim. God help America.

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  • Danny
    August 17, 2012
    12:44 pm
     

    WIth the upcoming elections, The citizens of the United States have the opportunity to elect in a Republican candidate who is in full support of Israel. We have a choice on who we put in office.

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  • Louis
    August 17, 2012
    12:36 pm
     

    All I know that what I read in Izekiel..Anyone who hates Isreal God hates..So Isreal needs to do what she needs to do. These things must happen..

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    • Creswell
      August 17, 2012
      4:23 pm
       

      As I thought of it today,I was reminded that God has
      always preserve the Jews.An example is in Ester’s day.We need to support & pray for her.Iran is just not strong enough for God.

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  • Mark
    August 17, 2012
    12:35 pm
     

    If we are to help Israel we must ask God to forgive us of our sins. We must stand with Gods people. That will not happen until we get the weak leader we have in office now (OUT). He must go.I pray that the American Christian will do the right thing on election Day. Christian people will always stand with you, my Brothers and Sisters of Israel.

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  • Jo
    August 17, 2012
    12:22 pm
     

    We do need to stand with Israel. Israel is a part of us…speaking spirtually. We are the children of Abraham. We need to get back to God and ask for forgiveness and pray He will help us all.

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  • ydaniel
    August 17, 2012
    12:13 pm
     

    While americas whole christian community stands ready to
    Assist our Jewish friends; it remains to be seen; Israel must
    Depend only on the God of abraham. The Christian word is with you! Protect ISRAEL

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  • Doreen
    August 17, 2012
    12:11 pm
     

    UNFORTUNATLEY, NO I DONT THINK AMERICA WILL DO ANYTHING. AMERICA IS TOO CONCERNED ABOUT UPSETTING OR OFFENDING MUSLIM COUNTRIES. AMERICA WOULD HAVE ACTED ALREADY, SANCTIONS DO NOTHING. THEY LAUGH AT SILLY SANCTIONS! HAVE SANCTIONS WORKED YET????

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    • Frances
      August 17, 2012
      2:58 pm
       

      I totally agree with Doreen. Obama pays lip service to support for Israel. But that’s all it is — lip service. He has shown animosity to Israel from the beginning, having learned it from the “Rev.” Wright. Obama’s first major speech telegraphed his “reaching out to the Muslim community” He can’t stand for Israel while reaching out to the Muslim Community, most of whom want to wipe Israel off the map. I am not Jewish. I am just a U.S. citizen with an abiding admiration and affection for the State of Israel.

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  • gus
    August 17, 2012
    11:56 am
     

    The United States is so very Weak!! Wake up , and see the Reality! We have a very , very, very, Weak Leader in office! I know the Evil Nation of Iran is going to cause Major problems on Israel, Pray.

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    • Maxine
      August 17, 2012
      1:17 pm
       

      President Obama while in office kill bin laden took out the second best known al-Qaeda figure, Anwar al-Awlaski, in total; more than 30 top al-Qaeda operatives have been dispatched during the Obama Ad

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      • Larry
        August 17, 2012
        3:06 pm
         

        Obama didn’t take out anyone. It was our brave men and women in our Armed Forces that did those feats. Obbama just just sitting in the white house. Just ask a vet what our soldiers really think of Obama.

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  • Lawrence
    August 17, 2012
    11:44 am
     

    Obama certainly has an agenda regarding the middle east and it’s not a good one. I am not saying Ghadafii was a saint and when he was younger he was just as destructive as others in the middle east. But. it’s important to remember that in the middle east one has to weigh the pros and cons. Ghadaffi was not a threat to the U.S. and he did moderate with age actually, he was a help to the U.S. in getting information on pressing issues, information we would never have gotten if we didn’t get his help. Ghadaffi voluntarily disbanded his nuclear program. But, Obamas wanted him out and even equipped the rebels with weapons to fight Ghadaffi. What should have been done before the strike was to find out who was in the rebels. There was speculation they were involved in terrorism. After the rebels had suceeded in taking control of Libya, there was no framework with which to build a legitimate government. When the conflict was over Obama simply left.

    The same correlation held true in Egypt. Mubarak honored the peace aggreement that provided stability, he would not allow terrorists to use Egypt as a staging ground to carry out their attacks on Israel. Over the years Netanyahu had developed a good relationship. Mubarak also was a key figure in working with the U.S.

    This country faces incredible problems, we have a fifteen trillion dollar deficit. Unemployment is over eight percent but in reality it’s much more than eight. There is incredible gridlock in Washington. Yet, with all of these serious problems Obama still found time to go to Egypt and oust Mubarak. Mubarack wanted to stay in Egypt so he could have paved the way to establish a constitution. Obama would have nothing to do with it and demanded Mubarak out immediately. Once again, after the coup was over, Obama left, leaving the door wide open for the Muslum Brotherhood to take control.

    We see a pattern on how Obama operates in the middle east. One of the problems with doing this is it encourages radicalism in a region where their is already too much turmoi.

    When Obama wated Israel to return to the sixty seven borders. Place demands Istael for “peace talks” but doesn’t ask the same of the Palastinians, In one of the first meetings, Obama got up, left the table, and went to have dinner with his family without saying a word to Netenyahu. The level of disrespect to another head of state is disgraceful.

    Going bact to the original story asking if Obama will do something about Iran. The answer is no, the most he will do is add more sanctions. What Israel should do is develop its own strategy for the Iran situation. Regardless of the historical closeness between the U.S. and Israel, we can not let this turn into an overeliance or dependecy on another country, you can’t let that cloud your decision making ability. Israel should never base decisions on popularity or false promises. The goal is quite simple, if there is a decision that safegaurds Israel, by all means take actions. If a policy is biased and would hurt Israel, we must do everything we have to in order the defeat the plan. Only Israel should determine what to do and others should stay out of affairs that they no nothing about or those who want to exploit Israel.

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    • jeff
      August 17, 2012
      1:26 pm
       

      Lawrence we need to elect you my man. Well said.

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    • jeb
      August 18, 2012
      9:38 am
       

      Obama woll certainly not initiate anything before the election. Afterwards it will depend on how much of a stand he will take against Shiism, as with Syria, the under stated oppsition of the Russians, and how invloved the Sunni states and Muslim Brotherhood are willing to go. We have assembled a uge fleet and over 40,ooo troops to guarantee the Straits of hormuz remain open. Even if we pretend not to want oil the world economy is dependent on it. That will also be a factor. in the end an attack might be a Saudi American affairwith the Israeli’s operating off screen providing intel. There is nothing to indicate Obama would clear a flight path so Israel could operate on its own, contingent on it’s national security requirements. It is still uncertain how much the President believes a non-Muslim state should exist in the Caliphates, and the rights of non-Muslims upheld or moderate, or modernst Muslims protected in ever grwoing harsher SDhariah Law states.

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