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Israel to strike THE TERRORIST STATE of IRAN after Elections

Israel is likely to attack Iran in the time between the November presidential election in the US and the inauguration of the new president, former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton told the Daily Telegraph in an interview published Tuesday.

But he said he did not believe the US would take part in such a strike. "It's clear that the administration has essentially given up that possibility," he said. "I don't think it's serious any more. If you had asked me a year ago I would have said I thought it was a real possibility. I just don't think it's in the cards."

"The Israelis have one eye on the calendar because of the pace at which the Iranians are proceeding both to develop their nuclear weapons capability and to do things like increase their defenses," Bolton said.

"They're also obviously looking at the American election calendar. My judgment is they would not want to do anything before our election because there's no telling what impact it could have on the election."

Waiting for a new president, however, would cause problems for Israel, according to Bolton. "An Obama victory would rule out military action by the Israelis because they would fear the consequences given the approach Obama has taken to foreign policy," he said. "With McCain they might still be looking at a delay."

Bolton said that the Arab world would publicly denounce such an attack but would privately be pleased.

Referring to Israel's ability to destroy the Iranian nuclear program, Bolton said the key was to break Iran's control over the nuclear fuel cycle. "That could be accomplished for example by destroying the uranium conversion facility at Esfahan or the uranium enrichment facility at Natanz," he said.

"That doesn't end the problem but it buys time during which a more permanent solution might be found.... How long? That would be hard to say. Depends on the extent of the destruction."


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Added: Jun-24-2008 
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  • Ha what did I tell you. I said this would probably occur right before or close to the election. So let me see if I got this right. Bush and Israel are worried about Iran nuking everyone but they are more worried about the outcome of the election or who is in control. Heres just another hint that Iran poses no threat to us.

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  • hang John Bolton for war crimes:

    - lying to his countrymen to send them to war

    - approving of the the torture of detainees

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  • There will be a strike, they cant wait to see ifobama gets it becuase then he wont give them the Intel they want...there will be a strike because israel is not stupid, it has not survived for 60 years in a region where it neighbors pray everynight for its distruction by playing the pacifist while it neighbors conspire against it...going on hisotry and how isreal has delt with threats...there will be an attack...nuclear arms is about as big of a threat as there could be

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  • hmm should be great news....when it happens

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  • I wish those faries would stop flapping their little wuss lips and DO IT ALREADY.

    THE IDF ARE A LADIES BRIDGE CLUB, ONLY FIT FOR BEATING UNARMED CHILDREN, AND THEY DO NOT HAVE THE WONTONS TO ATTACK IRAN. IF THEY DID, THEY WOULD HAVE DONE IT ALREADY. Sissies.

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  • "Bolton said that the Arab world would publicly denounce such an attack but would privately be pleased."

    Is that a fact ?


    So according to John Bolton the whole of the Middle East is pro Israel ?

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  • I wont argue with that.I guess Saudi Arabia should be in that list as well [The Middle East ]

    I dont believe John Bolton speaks for the whole of the Arab world.

    I guess the Arab world doesnt like Israel having warheads either but they have got used to it by now.


    Apparently there was a deep cover CIA intelligence agent in Iran who was reporting the situation but the Bush administration blew the cover of the agent and the US hasnt had reliable intelligence since then.Not ground based intell More..

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  • Beside the freedom is the main advantage of the democracy the ability to substitute failing elites fast with hopefully more able leaders. But Bolton and Kristol and all the other Neocons are still there... The "Comical Alis" of the western world.

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  • cluster nuclear bomb them hehehe 70 million = 70 bombs

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  • who says iran isnt going to retaliate?? what moron thinks they will take dozens of airstrikes without responding??

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    • how are they goin to retaliate? fly to israel? that would take a while seeing that israel can fly over iraq and iran cant...and if israel leads teh change and not the US, it would be stupid for iran to try anything with the US, iran will do what syria did, fail to shoot down the israeli planes with its countermeasures and then bitch about the situation

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    • Like you said only a moron would think that. They will retaliate and it will be brutal to say the least. They might not have top notch military technology but they have a hell of alot of people who will fight to the death. Any progress we made in Iraq will be flushed down the toilet. They probably have thousands of people over there right now just waiting for the order to strike. Ahh fuk it we will have to find out the hard way again, whats new.

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    • Um, you need to pull your copy of Jane's out. Iran has a ballistic missile force that can hit Tel Aviv no problemo. We'll see how many the Patriot batteries get, then we'll see how many Israelis get killed. Lemme see then there are Iran's submarines. Let's not forget sinking a tanker or two in the Straits of Hormuz will block the entire Persian Gulf oil supply, wherein it will be not $5.00 a gallon gas but rather no gas. People have a mistaken belief that the Iranians are idiots. Their pre More..

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  • The stragedy behind this attack will be it wont matter who's elected, the president elect will be forced into an Iran war. Can't say it isn't smart.

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  • I wouldnt believe a word out of Bolton's mouth.

    If Iran is attacked, then please consider starting the timeline for World War III.

    ....But I serious doubt this is going to occur.

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  • John Bolton was one of the greatest UN ambassadors. Not like most UN diplos, he always spoke the truth.

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  • Hit fast and HARD!

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