To take out Iran was always in the Plan.

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    Written before the September 11 attacks, and during political debates of the War in Iraq, a section of Rebuilding America's Defenses entitled "Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force" became the subject of considerable controversy: "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor."
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    How many dead Americans are you willing to sacrifice for this nonsense about taking out Iran?
     
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    It is worth remembering, however, that Netanyahu has said much of this before. Almost two decades ago, in 1996, Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress where he darkly warned, “If Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons, this could presage catastrophic consequences, not only for my country, and not only for the Middle East, but for all mankind,” adding that, “the deadline for attaining this goal is getting extremely close.”
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    In his 1995 book, “Fighting Terrorism,” Netanyahu once again asserted that Iran would have a nuclear weapon in “three to five years,” apparently forgetting about the expiration of his old deadline.

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    For a considerable time thereafter, Netanyahu switched his focus to hyping the purported nuclear threat posed by another country, Iraq, about which he claimed there was “no question” that it was “advancing towards to the development of nuclear weapons.” Testifying again in front of Congress in 2002, Netanyahu claimed that Iraq’s nonexistent nuclear program was in fact so advanced that the country was now operating “centrifuges the size of washing machines.”

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons

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    where was Bibi during 1999- 2002 ??
     
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    Four years before that Congressional speech, in 1992, then-parliamentarian Netanyahu advised the Israeli Knesset that Iran was “three to five years” away from reaching nuclear weapons capability, and that this threat had to be “uprooted by an international front headed by the U.S.”

    In his 1995 book, “Fighting Terrorism,” Netanyahu once again asserted that Iran would have a nuclear weapon in “three to five years,” apparently forgetting about the expiration of his old deadline.

    For a considerable time thereafter, Netanyahu switched his focus to hyping the purported nuclear threat posed by another country, Iraq, about which he claimed there was “no question” that it was “advancing towards to the development of nuclear weapons.” Testifying again in front of Congress in 2002, Netanyahu claimed that Iraq’s nonexistent nuclear program was in fact so advanced that the country was now operating “centrifuges the size of washing machines.”
    Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons
     
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    pathetic-----a group of scholars made correct predictions and tossed idea around-------and the islamo Nazi dogs have decided that ----ZION IS MAKING IT SO---------that and the AIDS epidemic and-----Bubonic plague in Europe in the 14th century------penny's catechism whore told her the justification for the Inquisition in Portugal
     
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    Me? None, if Israel wants to fight Iran let them.
     
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    We're already in a skirmish with Iran, Trump has a bromance with Bibi to keep up.
     
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    And no wonder Iran wants nukes, the US doesn't attack nuclear countries.
     
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