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May 18, 2013
Sign the referendum and make your voice heard!
July 16, 2013 9:17 AM
Great video!Bless Israel and U.S.A!
July 16, 2013 9:16 AM
Thank you so much for this video and please try to make as many people possible to see this
June 19, 2013 6:29 AM
IRAN SHOULD BE SUNK DOWN THE EARTH TO DISAPPERA.
This constant threats from pagans is a sign not to be taken lightly. It is a high time ISRAEL ARMY to take up arms and stop this nonsense from this mad nation from the infamous threats. LONG LEAVE ISRAEL.
June 16, 2013 8:48 PM
Iran's Number one target is......The United States. You hear
that, Obama, Patrick Buchanan, Kerry, Hillary?
May 22, 2013 2:16 PM
Red lines for Iran
Iran must be decapitated, indeed, in every aspect of the word. The ShariaState has passed every “Red Line”. Alone Amadmanonajihad’s constant verbal threats of annihilation towards Israel are enough to classify the mullahs as “walking dead”. – Better finish off Tehran with conventional weapons than wait for the mad men in the mullah country to launch an atomic Armageddon in the Middle East.
May 23, 2013 3:32 AM
I agree, red line is useless
I totally agree with Kiel, and other comments saying referendums etc will not help. Remember during WWII the rest of the world refused to believe Hitler was actually killing millions of people - wouldn't publish pictures and letters smuggled out, did not want to know. In the same way, the rest of the world will not admit that religious fanatics are serious about wiping out Israel & other "evil countries."
May 26, 2013 10:48 PM
To be more precise,
Iran intends to first wipe out Israel off the map and then the rest of the world, so their '12th mahdi (messiah)' can arrive. Achmadinejad believes he got the mandate grom Go-d to do this job. He believes he has to provoke super chaos in the world so his messiah can arrive. the more our leaders will procrastrinate the more dangerous the situation will become. The world needs to wake up . Israel is the Creator's property and gift to the Jewish people. (study Torah)
May 21, 2013 5:56 PM
Yes, but ...
Red lines are completely meaningless, as Obama has demonstrated in Syria. We can shout and scream and sign all the petitions we want, America does not want to go to war and will not go to war unless attacked by Iran itself. Even an attack by Iranian proxies will be excused as "not really Iran". Sadly, there's only one answer, and only one country both brave enough and threatened enough to take action. And that country is not America.
May 21, 2013 3:12 PM
Worry about Pakistan not Iran
Meanwhile Pakistan has over 100 nukes. But keep focusing on Iran which doesn't have nearly that many.
May 21, 2013 9:16 PM
Pakistan did not violate the NPT so it has the right to them.
While Pakistani chief nuclear scientist, A.Q. Khan, was a horrific proliferator, the government insists they had no knowledge of his activities, which is hard to believe. Just like their claim of having no knowledge of the residence of Osama bin Laden. Nonetheless, Pakistan, like Israel and India are not signatories to the treaty, they have not signed away their right to develop nuclear weapons. Iran is a signatory and is legally obligated to abide by it.
May 21, 2013 9:45 PM
There is a difference
The problem is in a readiness of Iran to use it. In the same time Pakistan keeps its bombs only as a counterbalance to India's.
Big bosses in both those countries, whoever they might be, have enough common sense to keep their bombs in their warehouses.
Iran is ideologically crazy and it must be stopped.
May 21, 2013 2:56 AM
Lady! your in LA LA land.
Iran must be decapitated in every sense of the word. A nuclear war in the middle east will effect the entire Earth. There will be no sun for many years and thus no food. There will be nuclear fallout and radiation sickness. High levels of cancer etc..And there will still be no 12th Mahdi. Maybe half of the Earths population will be decimated.Iran should be bombed out of existence unfortunately and possibly North Korea.
May 20, 2013 4:14 PM
This doesn't really say anything to Iran, but it give Us confidence, strength and relieves the guilt of an attack
May 19, 2013 11:35 PM
Arab ruled countries are all run by people calling themselves Muslims. They dress in a Muslim robe and use the Quran to keep their own people down and tell them what to do and who to hate. These are not true Muslims and they are the ones destroying a religion. Real Muslims should be the ones wanting to stop these power hungry low lifes, if they expect others to be more accepting of Islam. If they expect "the religion of peace" to be accepted,or even welcomed, they should be out for the blood of their own leaders, hiding behind a Quran. Instead of killing each other and hating Jews, kill their own fake Muslim leaders and restore the world's faith in Islam, before the rest of the world wants them all dead.
May 19, 2013 9:33 PM
A nuclear Iran ...
The most that a military strike on Iranian facilities will do is slow down the rate at which they will achieve the goal of possessing a nuclear weapon. The fallout of such an overt move would be that the Iranian citizenry will fall neatly into line behind the ayatollahs. What needs to be done is a continuing tightening of sanctions, so that the citizenry will realize that the aim of nuclear weapons is paid for with poverty. An Iranian spring is not outside of the realm of possibility, but it cannot happen if the West or Israel attack the nuclear facilities directly. Methods such as targeting scientists for assassination, and hitting facilities with computer viruses that cause centrifuges to self-destruct art fine methods, and without the propaganda value of a military strike. Iran was a remarkably Western friendly state, and many who live within Iran would prefer a democratic state, but until they force change upon their government, the current structure of government will not change. It has to be undermined through sanction until the people decide they will not tolerate being a Shia Islam republic, with repressive laws.I think this has to go further down the road, before agreeing formally on red-lines. Syria still has to play out, then Lebanon in the aftermath, and depending on how that shakes down, Iran may lose the ability to use Syria and Hezbollah as proxies.Let 's give sanctions more time to bite, and see how the Middle East after Assad shakes-down, The best outcome, an "Iranian Spring", needs to be fostered with carrot and stick.
Prof. A. S. Golding,
May 19, 2013 8:00 PM
Nice try. But world censure/red-line drawing is not enuf. Only a U .S. military destruction of Iran's WMD will rid us of this horror.
The west, sadly, is still ignorant of the non-rational, hallucinatory mindset of the Iranian leadership. We cannot conceive that a seventh century mode of religious creed still exist that is bent on the destruction of the modern western world.. That is why we are so slow to act . Now,is the time to act; the red line has already been crossed!
May 19, 2013 6:39 PM
Iran was progressive before 1979???
The current regime is a direct outgrowth of the repressive regime of the Shah who was installed by the CIA in 1953, overthrowing a democratically elected government.
May 19, 2013 3:37 PM
I think its a great innitiative IF it was done about 8 years ago, but NOW its too late. You can not peacefully argue with a people who do not even care about the lives of their own. The red line has been CROSSED. Nice thought but NOT timely.
May 20, 2013 1:00 AM
Iran has crossed the red line
Lovely message but the truth is that peace on earth will only come with Ha Mashiach. Now is the time for Israel to take action. The whole deal in Syria is a smoke screen and a decoy to focus world media attention away from Iran so it can reach it's goal of creating a nuke which it will use first and foremost against Israel. We as Jews have Hashem on our side we don't need the red light from any other country. Israel we need to return to our King and put our faith and trust back in Him alone! Blessed be his name, Shalom.
May 19, 2013 2:18 PM
This video is a must see
I wish everyone in America and Canada would watch this movie!!
October 21, 2012 4:06 PM
an absolute masterpiece!
it brings tears to my eyes
October 21, 2012 3:26 PM
How/where do we sign the petition and how/where do we send the videos?
This video was excellent but it doesn't give needed important info that I questioned in the one line summary above.
Thanks for you assistance!
October 21, 2012 6:45 PM
sign the petition
October 21, 2012 12:51 PM
This video contradicts itself.
The video states that Iran would even welcome a nuclear war. Therefore they would certainly not care about the threat of war before they have nuclear weapons. I believe it's naive to think that this would make an iota of difference to the fanatical leaders of Iran
October 21, 2012 1:47 PM
It's for our own clarity of moral purpose
We must try every option to get Iran to stop peacefully. I is an unknown exactly how much pressure they can bear. But if they do cross the line, the important thing is that we can move forward to defeat them: 1) before they have gotten "too far," and 2) it gives us the moral clarity to know that we have tried everything and the Iranian regime is simply insane. At that point it's not so relevant to us whether they will welcome such an attack or not; either way we are duty bound to stop them.
Sara Yoheved Rigler,
October 21, 2012 12:46 PM
A must-see video
The inference of this stunning, say-it-like-it-is video cannot be refuted by anyone of any political or religious persuasion. After the Holocaust, many said, "We didn't know." After watching this video, no one will be able to claim, "We didn't know, and couldn't do anything about it."
October 21, 2012 9:55 AM
The red line may be passed within weeks
Iran could be a few weeks to a few months away from passing the red line. It has already moved its enrichment facilities underground in at least two locations.
For an interesting description of Israel's possible next war if Iran passes this red line, see the realistic novel "Golan" by Edward Truitt - published in 2010. It's a sobering, but inspiring fictional account of an Iranian nuclear attack on Israel - taking place over the Sukkot holiday. The author has been a particpant and sponsor of Discovery seminars in Denver and Jerusalem.
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