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Latest 'saber rattling' comes from Israel, not Iran

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Just before the nation's attention turned to Hurricane Isaac and the havoc it's creating with gasoline prices, there was news out of the Middle East that also contributed to rising gas prices and higher crude oil prices. And while many of us might dismiss it as yet another round of saber rattling, it warrants our attention because of its source.

This time it's not Iranian President Ahmajinedad declaring his often-stated desire to eliminate Israel; it's Israeli military reporter Alon Ben David for Israel's Channel 10 News, who, "speaking from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's point of view" says Israel's "time for action is getting ever closer."

It was a remarkably candid statement from the news media, and, one...


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bikerchicklette
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it's another reason why we need to think outside the energy box. If the Middle East explodes (and it will, just a matter of time), it'll be another 1970s energy crisis in the US.
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Middle East sucks, we really need to conserve. They have no other products to offer the world except poor phone customer service!
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This again? Two days consecutive.
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Thanks, Middle East.
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NTTTG, TSTITD.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 1:26:03 PM

I will side with Israel every time!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 1:23:47 PM

This is a prelude to walk quietly and carry a big stick.
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More garbage....
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 1:21:13 PM

Don't mess with Israel!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 1:20:17 PM

In the past Israel has not 'rattled sabers' they have simply acted in their own best interest and survival, that's the only way they have survived since 1949 amongst countries that desire to annihilate them.
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booo
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So what??????
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Maybe we'll have another 1967 where litle Israel beats the crap out of the big bullies once again! Classic! This time, Iran and co have Obama on their side, but right will win again!!
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When Israel stops making public statements, that will be the time. Most likely after the U.S. elections. It is believed that Israel already has several dozen nukes. If they wait until Iran launches a nuclear attack they will have no other option than to retaliate with nukes. It would be better to take out the Iranian nuclear capability using conventional weapons before Iran builds a bomb.
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There seems to be little doubt what is about to happen.
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Blah, blah, blah.
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We oughta just arm them to the teeth and turn them loose. They'd solve the Middle East problem once and for all.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 1:11:51 PM

Stating a fact, should not be considered saber rattling.
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Repeat from yesterday.
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Israel is surrounded by enemies who have vowed to destroy them. Iran is developing nuclear capabilities against that vow. Israel would be a fool not to take some action.
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Guess there are problem people in all countries.
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Sooner or later the dogs will fight to see who is the alpha male
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I would support Israel beacuse the ARE our closest and BEST allies in the world!

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Not good news.
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bad news for all
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 12:53:43 PM

you are right 99church.

Saber rattling is a threat, usually meant to produce feelings, not actions.

Israel is too small to be able to afford "feel good" measures.
Israel does not have much of a choice. Face economic sanction coordinated from the UN, or Nuke destruction from Iran.
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One of the smallest yet mightyest countries,they don't usually threaten, they act
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They have enemy's at all their borders
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How about we don't have their back, and pull all our military from the region... but wish Israel good luck, of course
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speculation
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They're in the middle of it, they have to be aggressive in defending themselves and not wait for it to be too late.
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Thank you for posting.
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iran isn't threatened
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Both looking for a fight I am afraid. We need to stay out of it
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It's gonna blow
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That's because no one else is doing anything especially this useless administration in DC elected by a bunch of clueless citizens.
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Only a matter of time.
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