Israel calls for tougher Iran sanctions

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rgbviews wrote:

While Israel lays more groundwork for an attack on Iran, let us remember that there is no proof that Iran is developing WMD. Iran has every right to a civil nuclear program and will fight to maintain that right.

Iran should challenge the West to apply nuclear control criteria equally to all ME countries, including Israel.

Feb 18, 2012 11:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

There is proof Iran is intreasting inaquiring nuclear weapons

Feb 18, 2012 11:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
Islander2010 wrote:

Tensions are high enough as it is. Israel should stop trying to stir the pot and let the existing sanctions and diplomatic options work out (or not).

Feb 18, 2012 12:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
GeorgeRV wrote:

rgbviews. Not only is there a mountain of evidence that Iran is attempting to acquire nuclear weapons and practically all western nations agree that is the case, but Iranian officials have on a number of occasions said that they will use those weapons once they have them. In addition Iran has offered to proliferate this technology to other countries including Venezuela. I think it is really revealing that the Arab nations of Middle East have indicated that they will develop their own A bombs in response to Iran, but Israel has them for a long time and they don’t feel threatened by the Jewish state. They realize who the crazies are and who is really the aggressor.

Feb 18, 2012 12:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tucgarrett wrote:

Since Israel thinks that God is always on their side, I say if there is a confrontation between them and Iran,let them go with God and fight it out on their own. The U.S. should stay out of it. We have already had enough of our soldiers die in the Middle East. The enemy that people seem to forget about is North Korea. They are already testing their missiles by firing them into the Sea of Japan, and even into South Korea. If the worried about a nuclear attack, it will come from North Korea far faster than it will from Iran.

Feb 18, 2012 12:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
friendlybob wrote:

It seems more like demands from Israel to the U.S. Who is controlling who?

Feb 18, 2012 1:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nattyb wrote:

Israel is the trouble maker trying to sir up war. why don’t they let inspectors in to check on their huge stock pile of nuclear warheads. And why are the the only one in the region that’s allowed to have nuclear weapons? There is no evidence that Iran is trying to create weapons, but even if they were why would the country with the largest UN-inspected stocks of nukes be in any position to even comment.

Feb 18, 2012 1:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
philosophy3 wrote:

israel stopping whinning. Nobody will go to war for you.
Their is no proof that Iran have nuclear weapons, excepted attempted proofs, created by mossad.
Ths cold war is just created by israel for their own sake. It is getting more and more obvious that they want to drag the all world from western power to act for them, and such as it did happen in Iraq creating prooks from zero ground, which will never hold water. WE the USA should have more important priorities for our own economy that the

Feb 18, 2012 1:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse

A nuclear armed Israel is a threat to Iran’s existence…

Feb 18, 2012 1:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KarimNNAss wrote:

I would like to see the IAEA take a trip to Israel and report back on their Nuclear arsenal. There is no proof that Iran is working on developing nuclear weapons, sanctions are not fair in my opinion.

As far as being open about their nuclear program, Israel isn’t, they neither confirm nor deny that they have one.

Feb 18, 2012 3:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

There is no “proof” and no “mountain of evidence” that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. There are “suspicions” and “mountains of BS” however, comparable to the evidence of Iraq’s WMD program.

Feb 18, 2012 3:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@GeorgeRV and Metalhead8:

8th of January 2012, Leon Panetta, US Defence Secretary:

“Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No.”

Doesn’t get more straightforward or simpler than that. The US position is ‘NO’.

Unless both of you believe to be smarter and better informed than all 16 US intelligence agencies…

Feb 18, 2012 3:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cautious123 wrote:

Israelis screams for Iranian blood while their own government harbors over 200 nuclear weapons and plans its next genocidal attack on the people of Gaza. America should be ashamed to be an ally of this murderous, psychopathic nation–although, both countries run on blood so they share a common disease.

Feb 18, 2012 3:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

Go pound sand Israel. You’ve cried wolf so many times over the decades the world is sick of your false bullshit.

Besides, the USA is just starting to recover it’s world reputation and you want them now to steep into your lies while you harbor the biggest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction in the middle east.

Even as you try to stir things up and draw in the USA – it will not happen this time. You are bringing in your own misery this time. We’ve had enough of it for a while.

Feb 18, 2012 4:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
maxdl80 wrote:

Let’s recap history to help ponder this recent “Iran getting a bomb threat”.

The cold war lasted for decades. The threat of mutual destruction was a gloomy policy that kept the world from nuclear extinction. The U.S.A. navigated from that to abandonment of patriotism in the name of greed. Big corporations committed treason in my opinion to convert huge profits into obscene profits by exporting our industry overseas.

The wholesale exportation of our industries created a false economy during President Clinton’s tenure and President Bush inherited a budget surplus. Next we had a terrorist attack September 9, 2001 that knocked down the front doors to the United States of America and we went to war in Afghanistan to hunt down Osama Bin Laden.

Concern for our own well being here at home declined, and decent jobs for workers in the U.S.A. continued to disappear, as our nation engaged in yet another war in Iraq, based on false assumptions.

Why was it okay to call spending on our infrastructure and education “wasteful” for the last twenty years, and yet it was okay to go trillions of dollars in debt to China to continue war?

How did being “conservative” twist from being patriotic to focus on the bottom line? Not paying enough tax to stay afloat, and exporting our industry, embracing the greedy tempation of cheap overseas labor was wrong. These days we have the working poor calling for “conservatism”, and somehow bad mouthing the “freeloaders” is the answer to our deficit problems.

There is an unimagineable difference between a million and a trillion, and the average American has no idea how rich the super-rich “1%” really is! If you raise tax on the 1% several percentage points it doubles the income of the U.S.A. gathered by the I.R.S.

Now to the topic at hand. I understand there is a great concern that Iran is far more radical than the late U.S.S.R. ever was, and the media is pounding it into our heads that Iran with a nuke is bad. There is a big difference between the suicidal terrorist missions on the ground, and the super-rich rulers in Iran.

Trust me, those rulers who push that kind of suicide, are not so quickly to engage themselves, there is a natural sense of self preservation. Iran’s rulers no more want a nuke dropped on Tehran than anyone else.

An arms race in the Middle East is not the end of the world. Pushing the button is. Over history, common sense and self preservation kept missiles from being launched. The cold war was expensive. Those that can’t learn from history will undoubtedly repeat it.

Israel has enough nukes to obliterate Iran entirely. Let’s sit this one out. We obviously couldn’t afford the last two wars. Take a cue from China who has sat back and watched for centuries.

Let the Jews and Arabs fight their own battles.

Let’s sit this one out America

Feb 18, 2012 6:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlphaQ4ways wrote:

Even if Iran develops a nuclear warhead it will be a first generation one, compared to whats out there in the hands of other nuclear powers.
Israel has infact confirmed that they would excercise the nuclear option if their state is threatened. Don’t really like nukes for the only reason that there could be accidents like Chenobyl putting innocent lives at risk.
Hope this is resolved in a peaceful manner, don’t really like the Saudis they are too extreme for my liking. They beheaded 12 bangla deshi construction workers last month, damn barbarics and we in the west are looking the other way just because we need their oil.

Feb 19, 2012 12:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
dwebber wrote:

When the world demands justice for Palestine and when western armies return home an environment for peace will be created in the region.

Feb 19, 2012 3:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
Austell wrote:

Shut up Israel… who gave you permission to speak?? Just sit in the corner with Saudi Arabia and we will get to you later!!

Feb 19, 2012 4:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

In a recent poll, the majority of Canadians would like the UN to levy sanctions on Israel. They believe sanctions are well overdue and cite countless violations a international law and non-conformance with the UN Charter. It is hoped that such sanctions would cause regime change and that the sanctions could be removed soon after a new government renounces the previous offending policies.

Feb 19, 2012 5:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
jasdev wrote:

just like the Iraq war brought down US power in the world, these sanctions could sink the dollar further, perhaps countries need to think a little harder

Feb 19, 2012 6:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
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