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sheikh radlinrol



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Possible attack on Iran Reply with quote

Are TEFLERS in the Midddle East apprehensive about the possibility of a joint US/Israel attack on Iran? Iīm not sure itīs going to happen but wouldnīt like to be in Kuwait or Saudi Arabia if it does. Mad dinner jacket has said allies of the Satans will be punished. What do you think?
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Christian St.Bacon



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:30 am    Post subject: Choof CurlyWurly... Reply with quote

Having read this
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17261265
don't think it will happen
if it did...........there goes my retirement plan
Homeless in Glasgow.. Sad
Legless in Bangkok.. Very Happy
Penniless in Tokyo.. Crying or Very sad

NOT shukran very much
Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Difficult to find, but here is a very long, but common sense (may it succeed as it didn't in Iraq) article about the situation:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/marchapril_2012/features/we_can_live_with_a_nuclear_ira035772.php

VS
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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the success of military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan - onward to Teheran !
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fundamental ignorance and arrogance of the Neocons never cease to amaze. Rolling Eyes

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johnslat



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear veiledsentiments,

"Cons" is SUCH as appropriate shortening, though, isn't it? Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy.

Regards,
John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our American cousins really should have listened to that advice from Ike about the Military Industrial Complex. And our own dear masters in London should have stuck to Harold Wilsons decision to withdraw doe "East of Suez"
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup... Eisenhower was right...

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sharter



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: erm Reply with quote

The alternative was to do nothing.....yeah that's right innit?
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear sharter,

Yup - and then we would have all been destroyed by Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Oh, wait a minute . . . .

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John
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: erm Reply with quote

sharter wrote:
The alternative was to do nothing.....yeah that's right innit?

Exactly...

Or at least do something related to the problem. Afghanistan was probably inevitable, but most Americans seem to think we were attacked by the taliban, and of course, we were not. So, let's punish a whole country for the actions of Saudi expat and his minions...

And I suspect that American imperialism will die of bankruptcy there just as the USSR did. What is that old saying? Those that don't know history are doomed to repeat it...

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2buckets



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC, Saddam had, and used poison gas on the Kurds in Halabja.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halabja_poison_gas_attack

He also used against the Iranians in his dustup with them.

So, isn't poison gas a WMD?

During Gulf War I, we sat on top of a hangar in the Eastern Province of the KOSA, drinking Sid, and watching the Scud Missiles arcing into the area. We had our gas masks and protective suits at the ready, but were a bit concerned about what was in those scuds.

It was a fireworks show that even HESN would have loved. (If he hadn't scurried off in the night to Paris or Geneva with the rest of the other cockroach Sheiks and Princes from the Gulf countries).
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear 2buckets,

I was in Riyadh when we got Scudded. Did you put on your gas mask? I can;t recall anyone ever doing so when we were up on the roof watching the fireworks.

"Small number of degraded chemical weapons recovered
On June 21, 2006 the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released key points from a classified report from the National Ground Intelligence Center on the recovery of chemical munitions in Iraq. The report stated that "Coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent." However, all are thought to be pre-Gulf War munitions.

These munitions meet the criteria of weapons of mass destruction, according to the commander of the National Ground Intelligence Center. "These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes ... they do constitute weapons of mass destruction," Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee. The munitions addressed in the report were produced in the 1980s, Maples said. Badly corroded, they could not currently be used as originally intended, though agent remaining in the weapons would be very valuable to terrorists and insurgents, Maples said."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction

"Bush knew Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction
Salon exclusive: Two former CIA officers say the president squelched top-secret intelligence, and a briefing by George Tenet, months before invading Iraq."

http://www.salon.com/2007/09/06/bush_wmd/

Now, North Korea - there's a nation with WMDs AND the ability to send them more than a few hundred miles.

Regards,
John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in Jeddah when Scuds hit Riyadh. Direct hire employees got gas masks. Those working fpr contracting firms did not !
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Cool Teacher



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
After the success of military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan - onward to Teheran !


Ha ha ha ha! Laughing

Actually it is a bit not funny too... Crying or Very sad
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