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The drift towards war with Iran

By Gideon Rachman


The question of whether a war will break out over Iran’s nuclear programme has been around for so long that it is easy to become almost blasé. In 2006 Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, was already asserting dramatically: “It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany.”

This year, however, feels different. The threat of war is much more real. A conflict would begin with an Israeli bombing raid on Iran. But it would be likely swiftly to draw in the US – probably the UK and France, as well, and possibly the Gulf states and Saudi Arabia.

sraeli fears are driving the process. Ehud Barak, the Israeli defence minister, has talked of Iran entering a “zo

Added: Feb-21-2012 Occurred On: Feb-22-2012
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  • I support my US armed forces but there is no stability in Afghan and they don't want to live in the modern world. Time to leave we tore that place apart killed nosama and they want to live in mud hut buildings and suck on the opium.

    Best thing to do is is leave are mission is done. You can't help people who don't want to be civilized. Get most our tropps out that are not quick strike ops and let the US regroup take a breathe secure our borders and then we protect our Interests domestically and More..

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  • im going to be high till the world ends

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  • LOL. you have got to be kidding me. The US needs to get out of all these countries. forget them. a war with Iran would destroy the economy.

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  • It boggles the mind how few people see the big picture.

    The west and shitrael are trying to conquer the middle east. One nation at a time, they have riots, then war. Kind of obvious.

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