An Israeli attack on Iran nuclear facilities will be a disaster. No Israeli attack on Iran nuclear facilities will be a catastrophe.
Because of Obama weakness the Israelis will have to strike at Iran.
Hillary Clinton understands the need to send clear messages that are understood without any chance of doubt. Hillary sent a message during the 2008 election cycle that was clear. Dimocrats who want to live in a world of unreality attacked Hillary for preventing war by making very clear what American reaction would be to certain Iranian actions.
Arab capitals and Big Media outlets denounced Hillary’s statement as “the foreign policy of the madhouse”. But the real “madhouse” is the weakness displayed by Barack Obama which green lights fringe regimes, like the dubiously elected Iranian government, to make unchallenged threats to the world.
Hillary warned Iran in no uncertain terms:
“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president, we will attack Iran (if it attacks Israel),” Clinton said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them,” she said.
“That’s a terrible thing to say but those people who run Iran need to understand that because that perhaps will deter them from doing something that would be reckless, foolish and tragic,” Clinton said.
Iran is not afraid of popinjay Obama. The Iranian thugs who faced down their own people in the streets know a weak thug when they see a weak thug. Obama is a weak, cowardly, thug.
Americans and the world now see the danger of Obama weakness as thug states call out the weak thug from Chicago. Americans and the world saw the danger of weakness in the face of thugs, at the Rhineland, decades ago.
Yesterday, weak, dangerous, Obama finally admitted that he knew long ago about Iranian secret nuclear facilities. He did so in Pittsburgh, not before the world, in New York, before nations assembled.
Obama did not confront Iran at the United Nations General Assembly nor at the Security Council – that would have threatened his publicity stunts to bolster his own personal “popularity”. The celebrity clown from Chicago did not want Iranians to think mean things of him and possibly not applaud after his star turn at the U.N.
Obama waited to display his weakness until Pittsburgh. The President of (remember when Americans called the French “surrender monkeys”?) France spoke strongly while Obama cowered and whined:
Flanked by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain’s dead man walking, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, our president offered more uselessly vague rhetoric in response to proof of a major “covert Iranian enrichment facility” and its implications.
Obama’s statement amounted to, Ooooh, I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down . . . maybe . . . eventually . . . but not really . . . let’s talk . . .
Only Sarkozy made a serious attempt to get the Iranian leadership’s attention, stressing the consistent failure of negotiations and the need for action. He understands that a decade of talking with Tehran brought zero results.
Shouldn’t we be ashamed that a French president’s leading the fight to protect Israel and the free world?
There is a duality in Obama. One side of Obama is a thug celebrity who will smear, slime, and war to advance himself and grab the wandering spotlight. Another side of Obama is “an educated fool” (as Bobby Rush called him) who knows he is an educated fool totally unprepared and callow. But educated fool or thug celebrity the result is the same: danger for America and what used to be called “freedom loving peoples of the world”.
Obama’s weakness imperils Americans:
To be fair, Obama’s overwhelmed.
Fatally confident of his powers of persuasion, he’s bewildered that he hasn’t been able to convince the Iranians (or the Palestinians, Russians, Venezuelans, Chinese, etc.) to do what he wants them to do.
So Washington delays. While Iran races toward a nuclear arsenal. [snip]
Ahmadinejad’s boys know what they’re doing. They’ve dispersed their nuclear program across urban areas and deep underground. The network is not only hard to hit — it’s impossible to strike effectively without inflicting thousands of civilian casualties.
These new sites raise the stakes higher still: Attack the plant near Qom and we’ll be seen by Shia Muslims as violating a holy city. Strike those Tehran detonator factories and you get severe collateral damage — plus the probable spread of radioactive material, an instant “dirty bomb.” [snip]
The new and immeasurably dangerous factor in play is religious fanaticism. The doomsday-lust avowed by Ahmadinejad and his supporters shatters every deterrence equation.
Weakness has a strength – it creates a power vacuum which whirls like a destructive tornado. Obama weakness threatens us all.
So now what? Obama will try more talks. We may see half-hearted sanctions — which will be violated right and left. Russia, which profits hugely from dirty trade with Iran, can slip goods across the Caspian Sea or through Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
And maritime sanctions are meaningless, unless our president is willing to order our Navy to fire on Chinese-flagged or Venezuelan-flagged merchant vessels.
Think that’s going to happen?
How will it end? With desperate Israeli attacks that do only part of the job, followed by Iranian counterstrikes on Persian Gulf oil facilities, the closure of the Straits of Hormuz and oil above $400 a barrel.
Only the United States can stop Iran’s nuclear program before it’s too late. And this president won’t.
Obama’s weakness threatens us all as much as his thuggish ambitions propel him to do greater damage.
Already Israel is aware of the tornado caused by the American power vacuum created by Obama Weakness and has plans to strike at Iran before Iran and its thug leaders acquire nuclear status.
When the Israeli army’s then-Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Halutz was asked in 2004 how far Israel would go to stop Iran’s nuclear program, he replied: “2,000 kilometers,” roughly the distance been the two countries.
Israel’s political and military leaders have long made it clear that they are considering taking decisive military action if Iran continues to develop its nuclear program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned at the United Nations this week that “the most urgent challenge facing this body is to prevent the tyrants of Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.” [snip]
An effective Israeli nuclear strike may not be possible, yet a regional nuclear arms race is a game that Iran can start, but cannot possibly win. Anyone who meets regularly with senior Israeli officials, officers and experts knows that Israel is considering military options, but considering them carefully and with an understanding that they pose serious problems and risks.
The Natanz, Arak and Bushehr nuclear program facilities in Iran will pose difficulties to attack but the plans, if not set, are under advanced development.
Israel has fighters, refueling tankers and precision-guided air-to-ground weapons to strike at all of these targets—even if it flies the long-distance routes needed to avoid the most critical air defenses in neighboring Arab states. It is also far from clear that any Arab air force would risk engaging Israeli fighters. Syria, after all, did not attempt to engage Israeli fighters when they attacked the reactor being built in Syria.
In August 2003, the Israeli Air Force demonstrated the strategic capability to strike far-off targets such as Iran by flying three F-15 jets to Poland, 1,600 nautical miles away. Israel can launch and refuel two to three full squadrons of combat aircraft for a single set of strikes against Iran, and provide suitable refueling. Israel could also provide fighter escorts and has considerable electronic-warfare capability to suppress Iran’s aging air defenses. It might take losses to Iran’s fighters and surface-to-air missiles, but such losses would probably be limited. [snip]
Experts sharply disagree as to whether the Israeli air force could do more than limited damage to the key Iranian facility at Natanz. Some feel it is too deeply underground and too hardened for Israel to have much impact. Others believe that it is more vulnerable than conventional wisdom has it, and Israel could use weapons like the GBU-28 earth-penetrating bombs it has received from the U.S. or its own penetrators, which may include a nuclear-armed variant, to permanently collapse the underground chambers.
No one knows what specialized weapons Israel may have developed on its own, but Israeli intelligence has probably given Israel good access to U.S., European, and Russian designs for more advanced weapons than the GBU-28. Therefore, the odds are that Israel can have a serious impact on Iran’s three most visible nuclear targets and possibly delay Iran’s efforts for several years.
Even among the Huff n’ Puff crowd of PINO websites the description of Obama on other issues is Obama The Impotent. Obama’s weakness threatens us all.
Weakness begets danger.
Obama’s ambitions, inexperience, applause-neediness, and weakness threaten us all.