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Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-09 00:11||
#2 except Bambi ain't no JFK. not even fit to carry his jock....
Posted by USN, Ret. 2012-02-09 00:20||
#3 I'm sick of their threats. if we had a real leader he would say... " if any of our assets around the world are attacked, short-round's nuts will be for sale on e-bay" or words to that effect. it's time we show them what a real retaliation is like.
Posted by Mikey Hunt 2012-02-09 00:37||
#4 I surprised the Iranians haven't "accidented" Short Round by now.
Posted by crosspatch 2012-02-09 00:51||
#5 Mullah Omar and the Taliban managed to do more than 'squat' against the ConUS.
Afghanistan ended up with a huge reward. The US and NATO are begging Omar and the Taliban to come to the negotiating table, accept Western danegeld and return to power in Afghanistan.
Operation "Enduring Freedom" poses no danger to the "not enemy per se's" nuts. Operation "Infinite Justice" which might have was cancelled after a couple of days lest the enemy take offense.
Why should a rational but hostile Iran realistically fear Western retaliation after the 9/11 precedent?
Posted by Whotle Omique7542 2012-02-09 05:30||
#6 The Iranians seem to fear Israel more than USA?
Posted by Paul D 2012-02-09 07:10||
#7 Iran today warned it is capable of carrying out military strikes on U.S. interests around the world
Maybe. But we could also return the favor if they tried. If they had any assets around the world, that is.
Posted by gorb 2012-02-09 11:30||
#8 Talk is cheap, whiskey costs money.
Posted by mojo 2012-02-09 12:15||
#9 Bambi's already succombed to the blackmail by ignoring them, pulling out troops, and trying to bridle Israel--they aren't just saber-rattling before the election. We might be prepared for some sort of proxy retaliation over increased sanctions and the job insecurity of nuke scientists just to prove their cowardly point...especially if they really start confiscating Iranian assets under US control, including foreign branches of banks (one of the few things Obama has actually done that may be effective):
"I have determined that additional sanctions are warranted, particularly in light of the deceptive practices of the Central Bank of Iran and other Iranian banks to conceal transactions of sanctioned parties," Obama said in a letter to Congress.
He said the new powers over Iranian assets deemed to be in US control, including foreign branches of American banks, were necessary because of "deficiencies in Iran's anti-money laundering regime" as well as "the continuing and unacceptable risk posed to the international financial system by Iran's activities."
Previously, US banks were required to reject, rather than block and freeze, Iranian transactions. The new executive order gives American institutions new powers to seize assets they encounter instead of just turning them back.
The US Treasury Department said the expanded sanctions would affect assets of all Iranian ministries and state-owned entities, including the central bank that processes Iran's oil revenues.
"These actions underscore the administration's resolve to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its failure to meet its international obligations," it said in a statement.
Posted by Omoluque Hapsburg8162 2012-02-09 14:53||
#10 Iran fears Israel more, because they know that unlike the US if it comes to that moment, the Israelis will kill them, and are not afraid to make the rubble bounce if that is what it takes to halt aggression and an existence threat. And the Israelis will hunt down the leaders forever. Ask the relatives of Mohammed Safady and Adnan Al-Gashey, Mohammad Yusuf al-Najjar, Kamal Adwan, Kamal Nassir, Ali Hassan Salameh (1979) and even Atef Bseiso (in 1992) about מבצע זעם האל (Mivtza Za'am Ha'El).
Posted by Tamir Pardo 2012-02-09 18:26||
#11 Long memory there. Munich was ages ago.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-02-09 21:07||
#12 You know sometimes I think that if the Embassy of a foreign nation is national territory, then how hard would it be to blow every single Iranian embassy apart in every nation of the world just because we were sad that the Iranians don't understand worldwide domination.
But after thinking that, I rest.
Posted by rammer 2012-02-09 21:19||