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Old 02-29-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Obama's Most Dangerous GOP Opponent: Netanyahu

Plenty of mewling, spitting, and liberal torque, but one has to appreciate his underlying point.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Plenty of mewling, spitting, and liberal torque, but one has to appreciate his underlying point.
Who's point? I think a link is missing.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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I thought there was a pic there that was being blocked by the company firewall. I guess not.
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http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast....netanyahu.html
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I think it is highly doubtful that the US will not get advance warning. There needs to be some degree of coordination over Iraqi airspace.
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I'manidiot.
If so just because of that, then you are good company. We all qualify.
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I think it is highly doubtful that the US will not get advance warning. There needs to be some degree of coordination over Iraqi airspace.
I do not think we are going to shoot down a massive flight of aircraft coming from Israel. I think the 'early warning' they are coming would be about ten minutes, if that.
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Haaretz has an interesting take on the upcoming meeting.

"Netanyahu will ask Obama to threaten Iran strike"


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"...According to sources, the lack of trust between Israeli and U.S. officials appears to stem from, among other things, a mutual feeling that the other country is interfering in its own internal political affairs. Netanyahu suspects that the U.S. administration is attempting to turn Israeli public opinion against an attack on Iran, say sources.

Meanwhile, they say, the Obama administration suspects Netanyahu is using Congress and the Republican candidates in the presidential race to put pressure on Obama to support such a strike.

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a close ally of Netanyahu's, has contributed tens of millions of dollars to Republican candidate Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign - and this certainly has not helped to increase the trust between Obama and Netanyahu. Gingrich is expected to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference two days after Obama, and one day after Netanyahu. Like the rest of the Republican presidential candidates, Gingrich is expected to attack Obama and claim he is "weak on Iran." "
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #9
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I do not think we are going to shoot down a massive flight of aircraft coming from Israel. I think the 'early warning' they are coming would be about ten minutes, if that.
We have a little better tabs on them than that. The spying goes both ways, Israel is a very small country, and I doubt very much happens there that our spooks don't know about in real time or very near to it.
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Perhaps. The Israelis are very, very good at spycraft, counterespionage and deception. It would not surprise me if they are regularly running strike drills with aircraft fully loaded with live ordnance. One of these days, the pilots might be surprised to find in their preflight briefing that their current mission is the real deal.
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"Netanyahu Won't Attack Iran":

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/article..._iran?page=0,2
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