U.S. Warns Israel on Strike

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    WASHINGTON—U.S. defense leaders are increasingly concerned that Israel is preparing to take military action against Iran, over U.S. objections, and have stepped up contingency planning to safeguard U.S. facilities in the region in case of a conflict.

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    Stepping up the pressure, Mr. Obama spoke by telephone on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will meet with Israeli military officials in Tel Aviv next week.

    The high-stakes planning and diplomacy comes as U.S. officials warn Tehran, including through what administration officials described Friday as direct messages to Iran's leaders, against provocative actions.

    Tehran has warned that it could retaliate to tightened sanctions by blocking oil trade through the Strait of Hormuz. On Thursday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed to punish the perpetrators of the assassination—blamed by Iran on the U.S. and Israel—of an Iranian scientist involved in the nuclear program.

    The U.S. denied the charge and condemned the attack. Israel hasn't commented.


    The U.S. and Iran, however, have taken steps in recent days apparently designed to ease tensions. Iran has agreed to host a delegation of United Nations nuclear inspectors this month. The U.S., meanwhile, has twice this month rescued Iranian sailors in the region's seas.

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    But Israel has declined to rule out a strike, as has the U.S.

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    Mr. Netanyahu said in a recent interview that Iran has begun to "wobble," a signal some U.S. officials believe suggests he is willing to follow the current U.S. strategy, which seeks to avoid a military confrontation with Iran.

    "Recent comments by the Israelis show they understand how tough the sanctions we've put in place are and are giving them time to work," said a senior Obama administration official.

    The U.S. military is preparing for a number of possible responses to an Israeli strike, including assaults by pro-Iranian Shiite militias in Iraq against the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, according to U.S. officials.

    The U.S. believes its embassy and other diplomatic outposts in Iraq are more vulnerable following the withdrawal of U.S. forces last month. Up to 15,000 U.S. diplomats, federal employees and contractors are expected to remain in Iraq.

    In large measure to deter Iran, the U.S. has 15,000 troops in Kuwait, and has moved a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf area.

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    Despite the close relationship between the U.S. and Israel, U.S. officials have consistently puzzled over Israeli intentions. "It's hard to know what's bluster and what's not with the Israelis," said a former U.S. official.

    Inside the Israeli security establishment, a sort of good cop, bad cop routine, in which Israeli officials rattle sabers amid a U.S. scramble to restrain them, has assumed its own name: "Hold Me Back."

    Some American intelligence officials complain that Israel represents a blind spot in U.S. intelligence, which devotes little resources to Israel. Some officials have long argued that, given the potential for Israel to drag the U.S. into potentially explosive situations, the U.S. should devote more resources to divining Israel's true intentions.


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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    Iranian borders must be porous

    Many US Israeli agents enter and take out scientists associated with Iranian Nuclear Program
     
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    LET THE GAME BEGIN

    but one thing want to ask if usa will capture all the oil source then there will be problem for rest of world

    dont you think oil is behind the main cause for war
     
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    When has Israel listened to the US?
     
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    US Fears Israel May be Preparing to Strike Iran

    Israel is preparing a military strike against Iran over US objections, triggering Americans to step up contingency plans to safeguard its facilities in the region in case of a conflict.



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    It has also been pre-positioning aircraft and other military equipment, officials say. Arms transfers to key allies in the Gulf, including the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, have been fast-tracked as a further deterrent, officials say.
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    Let the war break out between Israel and Iran....strictly no third party intervention.....houn javu de ......
     
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    nnaaahhhhhhh nothing gona happen
     
  9. Bhadra

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    Israel is worried about Iran as Iran is keen to win leadership role for the Muslim world from Saudis. Iran wields a lot of support around Israel due to Shia factor. It is Persia Vs Arab competition and a competition to prove who is more fundamental. Israel has been able to contain Saudis but not the Iranians.
     
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    I agree with you one should never discount the Saudi Arabia Vs Iran (Sunni vs Shia) animosity that has been going on since Islam first started... If one looks at all the Sunni terror organizations their hate for the west is followed by their hate for Shia sect of Islam.
     
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    Saudis are virulently wahabi sunnis in outlook and iranians are shias.. There is no love lost between them.. And no sunni muslim nation will allow for iranian leadership in anything..
    And israel recently bumped off one of their top nuclear scientist.. Also attributed to israelis is the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guards general some time ago.. So israel has changed strategy from direct attack to covert strikes.
     
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    Psy Ops... :cool2:
     
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    Israel has to be careful Syria may have already anticipated this and made preparations??
     
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    Syria will protect Iran? How can they do that when they weren't able to protect themselves against Op Orchard?
     
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    There is more possibility of a war between oil sheikhdoms and Iran than Israel and Iran.
     
  17. Nagraj

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    Ok well i know about iranians mullahs but am i insane if in that case i wish those oilsheikhdoms to burn to hell and iran to survive. i dunno why but i have this soft spot for iran.
     

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