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What Are the Options to Stop Iran From Getting a Nuclear Bomb?

Updated on August 21, 2012

Nothing has seemed to work since April when the first sanctions went into effect, but did anyone really expect them to? Nada.

Now, some Israeli intelligence believes Iran will have its first small nuclear bomb sometime around the first week in October. The question is, will they be able to mount it on their missiles and fire it? Just last week, Iran's leaders were once again telling its population that Israel is a cancer that soon will be gone in the new Middle East. Not very encouraging. Obama certainly is trying to stop Israel from attacking Iran before the US Presidential election and there might be a deal of sorts- like, Obama promising to attack Iran in 2013, if Israel, holds off now. Weird things happen.

Israel could decide to not only attack before October but have its Mossad assassinate the Iranian leaders that have headed their nuclear program. But would that stop it? Israel is in a precarious place- Egypt, with its new president and slide towards Islam is making Sinai unstable again. There is Hamas in the Gaza next to them. In Lebanon, their is Hezbollah, Iran's proxy and then their is Syria, which is a powderkeg that nobody can predict. All sides of Israel could come under attack in a retaliation once Iran is attacked. What if Syrian chemical weapons are used by terrorist groups on Israel? Would Obama then send US forces into Syria to secure them? He said that is the red line.

Israeli experts have said, that in any retaliation strike, Israel will suffer at least 500 deaths, maybe more. The situation has NO good outcomes for the Middle East. None. It seems likely it will soon go up in flames and drag the world into the mess.

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      perrya 5 years ago

      hippies are like that ;0

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      Charles 5 years ago

      You truly have to appreciate the optimism of the young.

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      Charles 5 years ago

      You really can't argue with a young hippie about politics. I believe she sincerely wants peace and to help people. The problem is that the world doesn't work that way. She will learn that soon enough.

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      perrya 5 years ago

      @gnlaser-well maybe the chinese government should stop threats in the south china sea and near japan over islands that have been clearly not china's for decades.

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      Charles 5 years ago

      Great, a Chinese hippie. I'm just impressed the oppressive regime gives her access to the internet.

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      perrya 5 years ago

      The US rapid deployment force could also be sent in to defend the Strait of Hormuz landing in the coastal areas of Iran , destroying the mobile anti-ship missiles. Big risk, but USN is already there.

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      Charles 5 years ago

      I think another reason why we may see an Israeli attack on Iran soon is to hurt Obama's chances in the election. The Israelis could play this off as Obama not doing enougth and leaving them no choice. This would certainly help Romney who would likely be a stronger ally to Israel than Obama.

      Another thing to watch would be the level of Iranian retaliation. If Iran used chemical weapons, I would expect Israel to go nuclear. That was the U.S. policy for deterring a chemical attack prior to Obama changing policy in 2010 and giving folks like N. Korea and Iran the green light to use chemicals in the event of hostilities.

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      William Grant 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      And it's not just Iran. Pakistan is just a few nutjobs away from a terrorist state and they already have nuclear weapons. If the popular hardline Muslim uprising hits them.... woops! Like any prohibitionist movement (alchohol, drugs, guns) nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation is, at best, a delaying tactic. It is not a solution. The genie was out of the bottle the moment Trinity happened. Anyone who says different has their own agenda.

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      perrya 5 years ago

      I tend to agree. Just like a teenager that puts their mind to do something, Iran seems to be in that mode.

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      William Grant 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      The bottom line is that we (the US, Israel or the world in general) cannot stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. The research is there. Kill the scientists and others will take their place. Take out their facilities and they'll rebuild. We need to start thinking about how we're going to survive a world where any country can get/buy/build nuclear weapons. If we can't figure that our real soon, the new era will be ushered in under the shadow of a mushroom cloud.