Obama talking tough about Iran

By: dgun
March 5th, 2012
7:52 pm

Obama talking tough about Iran

A couple of days ago, President Obama warned Iran that the US would use a military option if necessary to keep it from developing a nuclear weapon. Obama then urged Israel to drop any plan for a strike against Iran as any such attack would rally support for Iran in the region. However, President Obama stated that Israel has a right to defend itself. Netanyahu responded in part by saying:

"I appreciated the fact that President Obama reiterated his position that Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons, and that all options are on the table. I also appreciated the fact that he made clear that when it comes to a nuclear-armed Iran, containment is simply not an option."

Although news coming out of a meeting held today between Netanyahu and Obama has been mostly positive, differences still remain between the two on exactly what threshold Iran must cross before military force is authorized. Israel believes that once Iran has the technology to develop a nuclear weapon, military force should be used to destroy that capacity. Obama has been unwilling to commit to such a plan and instead is sticking to a more general policy of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear arms.

Meanwhile, Iran has been craw-fishing from its previous hardline position, inviting talks with European Union and indicating that it might relent to inspections. Maybe the sanctions currently in place and the new saber rattling by the US will be enough to convince Iran to change course and offer transparency to the international community. But I'm just not hopeful that Iran can be trusted to do anything in good faith. And if the signposts and all the landmarks along this road look familiar, it's because we've been down it before with North Korea.

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25 comments on "Obama talking tough about Iran"

  • Pookie
    March 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Iran is so much saber-rattling. Leave them be.

  • jafar00
    March 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Originally Posted by Pookie
    Iran is so much saber-rattling. Leave them be.
    I thought Israel was the one rattling sabres.

  • Schwarzwald
    March 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Originally Posted by Corodon
    Headlines today proclaimed that Obama "has Netanyahu's back." Makes me think that our president is leading from behind again.
    Did the US not lead from behind during World Wars 1 & 2? I'm sorry but it seems that the historical concept, at least in the modern 20th century era, "leading from behind" has actually proven to yield highly successful outcomes in our international conflicts. Comparing that to the notable instances where the US "led as the leader" there have been far more numerous instances of notable failures than successes.

    As much as I admire a good Clint Eastwood or John Wayne cowboy flick, going into a conflict or war guns blazing unilaterally hasn't exactly yielded the most favorable outcomes. Its not so much the balls that our politicians are lacking on the foreign policy front, which can be said of many regardless, but moreso the brains and charisma to get along with the rest of the world.

  • bishop
    March 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

    sanctions, illegal invasion of iranian airspace (drones), positioning three aircraft carrier battle groups within striking position... these actions come amidst efforts to keep israel from sparking another world war. but none of this is recognized as valid efforts by corodon, given this baseless "leading from behind" line he chooses to repeat ad infinitum. funny too, because i don't recall reading any substance behind the accusation. just easier to repeat the same empty comment instead.

  • bobgnote
    May 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Originally Posted by Corodon
    Headlines today proclaimed that Obama "has Netanyahu's back." Makes me think that our president is leading from behind again.
    "Barak" is the name of a famous general, who served Queen Deborah, of ancient Israel.

    Zionists have been killing in the Middle East, since before a Habiru mob stoned Moses to death, for throwing down the tablets, with 10 Commandments etched on them. Yeah, "ascended" to heaven. Even Koufax threw inside, yo.

    The Habirus proceeded to murder every man, woman, and child in the area of the Sea of Galilee, in Ai, Jericho, Hazor and about 50 other littler places. They were able to have a relatively easy time of this because Santorini's volcano Thera erupted, concurrent with earthquakes, up the Dead Sea rift, so down came walls, and in rushed murderers.

    Modern zionists killed or evicted all kinds of people from Palestine, since their 1882 re-invasion began. Bulldozers, Uzis, Merkavas, and nukes replaced bronze swords. Wars and bulldozings followed. Somebody killed Yitzhak Rabin, who had made peace with Arafat, and the bulldozers continued. Walls started going up, not only as a deterrence to suicide bombers, but also because Israelis are KLEPTOMANIACS.

    They have bought our Congress and President and all roads, to office. Our USCA 4 security is deeply offended, but no hero sues this nuisance down. It will likely start WWIII.

    The CIA and MI6 supported the Shah in 1953, following a bid to nationalize Iran's oil. BP was created, in the wake of this. The CIA supported Saddam, starting with his failed coups, as a future Sunni tyrant, over mostly Shiite Iraq. The stage was set, for Iran's revolution.

    Mahmoud Achmadinejad was a student, during the 1979 Iranian revolution. He favored the US, and he opposed the student takeover of the US Embassy, at the time of all this, which led to Reagan's victory, in 1980. Achmadinejad is the Jimmy Carter of Iran; look at how his words are always getting twisted, by zionist trashers. Re 'wiping' Israel off the map, he favors a secular state, with citizenship for native Muslims and Christians, in Palestinian territory, where these are being evicted by the trashing Israeli tyrants.

    There are reportedly 60,000 or so Jews, still in Iran. They are protected by their constitution, which makes them equal, to Muslims. They have synagogues and representatives. Palestinians get nothing, in Israel, but bulldozer-enhanced oppression.

    Obama is a punk, for the DOD. He ought to get outed, as a fascist warlord, by Joe-anybody. Since he will probably get re-elected, let's see some Democrats finally stop worshiping their tyrant's big stick.

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