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  1. #1 An Israeli Strike on Iran Would Likely Raise Oil Prices to Around $300 a Barrel ! 
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    Bush Admin torn over Israeli strike on Iran, says official

    Israel, said the official, is currently being used as a pawn by both sides to further their own agendas.

    "I call that bullcrap,the American administratioin is trying to calm Israel down !Israel's IDF is hot to Bunker Bust Iran ,they have no other choice !"

    Obama has repeatedly indicated that if he becomes president, the military option against Iran will be completely removed from the table.

    A senior Israeli government official on Sunday responded to recent statements by American leaders regarding a possible Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities by saying they were representative of an intense debate at the White House over how to deal with Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

    Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, the official explained that within the Bush Administration there is a “hawkish camp” led by Vice President Dick Cheney that wants to employ the military option to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and feels an Israeli raid is the perfect way to get the ball rolling.

    On the other side is the “dovish camp” led by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that believes the US and its allies must continue with thus far ineffective diplomatic efforts to convince Iran to voluntarily halt its nuclear program.

    While Israel has all but admitted to preparing for a possible strike on Iran should diplomatic efforts ultimately fail, Jerusalem has acknowledged that it would be unable to take military action against the Islamic Republic without a green light from Washington.

    “We would need to fly through airspace controlled by the US, and we would need their help in dealing with repercussions from any attack,” the Israeli government source told the Post. He noted that a strike on Iran would likely raise oil prices to around $300 a barrel and bring severe international sanctions on Israel.

    Late last month, former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton told a British newspaper that if Democratic candidate Barack Obama wins the upcoming presidential election, Israel will feel intense pressure to hit Iran before Obama’s January inauguration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Bush Admin torn over Israeli strike on Iran, says official

    Israel, said the official, is currently being used as a pawn by both sides to further their own agendas.

    "I call that bullcrap,the American administratioin is trying to calm Israel down !Israel's IDF is hot to Bunker Bust Iran ,they have no other choice !"

    Obama has repeatedly indicated that if he becomes president, the military option against Iran will be completely removed from the table.

    A senior Israeli government official on Sunday responded to recent statements by American leaders regarding a possible Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities by saying they were representative of an intense debate at the White House over how to deal with Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

    Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, the official explained that within the Bush Administration there is a “hawkish camp” led by Vice President Dick Cheney that wants to employ the military option to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and feels an Israeli raid is the perfect way to get the ball rolling.

    On the other side is the “dovish camp” led by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that believes the US and its allies must continue with thus far ineffective diplomatic efforts to convince Iran to voluntarily halt its nuclear program.

    While Israel has all but admitted to preparing for a possible strike on Iran should diplomatic efforts ultimately fail, Jerusalem has acknowledged that it would be unable to take military action against the Islamic Republic without a green light from Washington.

    “We would need to fly through airspace controlled by the US, and we would need their help in dealing with repercussions from any attack,” the Israeli government source told the Post. He noted that a strike on Iran would likely raise oil prices to around $300 a barrel and bring severe international sanctions on Israel.

    Late last month, former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton told a British newspaper that if Democratic candidate Barack Obama wins the upcoming presidential election, Israel will feel intense pressure to hit Iran before Obama’s January inauguration.

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. Timing wise, would suspect somewhere between mid-November and the Inauguration.

    Doubt if McCain would love $300 a barrel gas before the election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    That's exactly what I was thinking. Timing wise, would suspect somewhere between mid-November and the Inauguration.

    Doubt if McCain would love $300 a barrel gas before the election.
    The price of oil is more of an emotional thing these days I would say.Any excuse to bid up the price will suffice with oil futures crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    The price of oil is more of an emotional thing these days I would say.Any excuse to bid up the price will suffice with oil futures crowd.
    Like most in Congress, I don't know economics. But where did the $300 figure come from? I can understand the point that was trying to be made, but why not just say it would cause prices to skyrocket, rise dramatically, go through the roof? Why pull a number out of thin air? It hurts the speaker's credibility, true?

    As far as severe sanctions, I've got a C-Note that says the U.S. would block sanctions in the U.N..
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    I’m all for $300 a barrel oil / $10 a gallon gasoline. Less traffic. ;)
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    I’m all for $300 a barrel oil / $10 a gallon gasoline. Less traffic. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Yes, we know...
    Are you saying it's not all about me.............?:(
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Are you saying it's not all about me.............?:(
    YES!!!

    It may finally sink in....
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    Meh. :mad:
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