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November 28, 2013 2:43 pm

Bachmann: Iran Nuclear Facilities ‘Must be Bombed’, Geneva Deal Obama’s ‘Biggest Cudgel’ to Prevent Israel Self-Defense

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Michele Bachmann.

House Intelligence Committee member Michelle Bachmann said that Iran’s nuclear facilities “must be bombed.”

In a speech at a Zionist Organization of America gala on Sunday night, Bachmann said that the Geneva deal reached between Iran and world powers at the weekend will severely limit Israel’s ability to operate freely in the interests of its self defense.

Bachmann said, “It may be incumbent upon the Prime Minister to make a decision he has no desire to make, and that would be to bomb facilities, that must be bombed, in Iran.”

The former presidential candidate framed the deal as a deliberate effort to harm Israel’s security interests.

She said, “That decision that was made by the P5+1 in Geneva had more to do with Israel than it had to do with Iran.”

“Because, you see, the decision that was made could be the biggest cudgel that our president, and that the nations of the world, could use to prevent Israel, the Jewish state of Israel, from defending not only herself, but her right to exist.”

Bachmann went on to paint a picture of a systemic effort on the part of the Obama Administration and others to undermine Israel’s ability to defend itself.

Citing a string of intelligence leaks, including one about a supposed time frame for an Israeli strike on Iran and another about Israel’s possible use of a base in Azerbaijan to launch a strike, Bachmann said that she “noticed, being on the Intelligence Committee, that every one of these secrets served to undermine, and cut the legs out of Israel and her ability to be able to defend herself.”

“We started to see every three or four days, printed on the front page of the New York Times, secrets that less than 10 people in the United States knew,” she said, describing the broken secrets as the most “unprecedented intelligence leaks in the history of the United States.”

“Every intelligence leak put Israel in a more negative position than she had been in before,” Bachmann added.

Highlighting how the Geneva deal has left Israel isolated, Bachmann said that the country “may be forced now, when the greatest nations of the world have abandoned her, in her time of greatest need… to stand alone.”

She asked, “How will the world view an Israel that sees that it is down to its last few options, if it hopes to survive in the future” and is compelled to order a strike on Iranian nuclear sites?

Bachmann berated those who have been less vocal over the Iranian issue on behalf of the Jewish state, which she described as “the nation at the tip of the spear of the war on terror.”

Calling out Senators, Representatives, Jewish and Christian organizations, she said, “It is one thing to be a friend of Israel when the sun is shining, and when times are good … it is another to be a friend of Israel and to make the case that Israel not only has the right to exist but the right to defend herself, and that right may possibly include the right to be able to bomb nuclear facilities and potential nuclear facilities in Iran.”

“A facade has been blown up that Iran is being real good guys right now,” she said. “In other words, putting all the pressure on Israel, you cannot possibly strike now. Tell me, will they be able to strike after six months?”

“You see,” Bachmann said, “I believe now is when we do need to stand with Israel today, because Prime Minister Netanyahu may be forced very soon to do what the United States and other nations of the world have already said today with clarity what they will not do, and that … we should be grateful for.”

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  • charles frey

    In 1970 I sat in the sidewalk cafe surrounding the entrance to American Express on Constitution Square in Athens.

    An animated, casually elegant, multilingual crowd: brought to immediate silence by the appearance of an obviously American woman with a head full of curlers, covered by a 25 cent kerchief. She was never aware of the looks, wave of silence, then snickers which trailed her through the crowd.

    It might as well have been Bachmann.

  • Andrew Nichols

    I struggle to find in Bachmans threats any hint of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that she claims to follow. It is testimony to the ignorance of so many in the US electorate that such unhinged ignorant warmongers can be in public office. What a strange time we live in.

  • Hank

    A Congressperson calls for bombing Iran’s “nuclear weapons program”? Good luck, because it doesn’t exist! It just makes me wonder how a common citizen like me can see the facts and determine just who is the danger here, while a congresswoman like Bachmann, who is supposed to be up to date on the FACTS of any issue, would come out like this. It is an obvious case of serving the interests of Israel instead of the interests of Americans.

    People on this post who back such violence against innocent people are probably just shills anyway. They abhor the Holocaust(which we all should) while at the same time supporting those who would instigate another one on an even larger scale. In fact, the whole war on terror IS a holocaust.

  • Peter Kricker

    Boy, most of you people are as bad as Bachman! I know most of you don’t believe in science but perhaps you should try reality.

  • Barry

    Michelle Bachman is always a breath of fresh air and absolute truths, which is precisely why the left vilified her so much running up to the last election.

    Spring12, who has been commenting here on this article, is your typical garden variety idiot. The only thing he has achieved is convincing me that ignorant people will always be with us and that’s just the way it is.

    • Michelle Bachman is a creature who looks ok but thats it ,any one who calls for the bombing of another nation is a lunatic at least, the deaths and destruction of the people that the US has bombed over the years since the second world war have led most people to think that human values have diminished in the US,and that the US is inhabited and run by a murderous alien entity .

    • LASHER

      Do you have anything of fact or substance to add to that dumb post?

    • Suzy

      How can anyone want to bomb and kill innocent people be a “breath of fresh air?”
      Her air is black, toxic and extremely self-serving.

      She wants the story of Armageddon to be played out and it isn’t happening fast enough for her. If we don’t have WWIII then uh-oh, maybe the Bible isn’t so “literal” after all. So let’s just hop in there and help the story line out. And this is more important than Jesus’ admonition to love? Did you miss the scriptures altogether in your Biblical studies Michelle? Who needs God when we have you, Michelle?

  • Mladen Andrijasevic

    Bachmann is one of the few politicians left who has a conscience.

    Congress should impeach Obama on Iran or be complicit in facilitating the next Holocaust

    Will the West withstand the Obama presidency?

  • spring12

    it is amazing how many morons post on this site who have no clue.

    • judorebbe

      So, stop posting.

  • spring12

    House Intelligence Committee, it should be called the house of stupidity committee. how these stupid people get elected is beyond comprehension.

    • Michael

      They buy their way in, if it was based on real intelligence, they would be unemployed.

  • PaulG

    U.S. politicians that want to destroy Iran are the same people that have destroyed the lives of American people by mismanaging the economy and corrupting the political system. The U.S. is over $16 trillion in debt and is now bankrupt. People have lost homes, jobs, healthcare, pensions. Did Iran cause this? No, it was U.S. politicians & their Zionist banker friends on Wall Street. So why pick on Iran? It’s because of the Zionists.

    Let those who want a war with Iran be the first to volunteer to fight it and let them pay for it out of their own pockets because the US is bankrupt.

    • sem

      PualG, the US debt is over $17T and mostly thanks to Obama. Affordable home and affordable healthcare – the same story – thanks to Clinton and Obama. 50mln people get welfare thanks to Obama.
      Did Iran cause this? Not exactly.
      Idiots like you caused this voting for scoundrels and villains like Obama.

      • PaulG

        Hey Sem, You conveniently forgot to mention Bush who led the US into two costly, unwinnable wars which put the nation into a bigger debt. This is the Neo-Con way. And it’s obvious to me that you’re the cretin.

      • LASHER

        The goose that lays the golden eggs is being prepared for one last banquet by the international bankers for their dependent, parasitic, lazy wards, the welfare leeches, who are too dumb to see the handwriting on the wall.

  • Luigi Rosolin

    Is a fundamental principal of Muslim-Islam, like Max Coen said:To subject everyone to their false God. The western country had many time with God help stop them.
    The last few decades their tactic had become more refine with infiltration of USA at the most high level.
    Israel is facing another historical event, only God can successful oppose Iranian-cult intention to eliminate the Jewish.
    Scripture Old and New Testament predict and prophesy: Will be a time of great distress and Israel,never see before:with the Antichrist in Jerusalem but will not last long. Who is the more antichrist that Muslim cult?
    Only by prayer we will know: ask and you will receive. In any case God promise for the Jews still valid and will be fulfill.

    • FOX

      Yea, thats right. It’s all those Muslims on Wall Street that caused this. Muslims with names like Chertoff, Feinstein, Geithner, bernanke.. the list goes on. Those Muslims that are over represented in government, the media and the banking sector.. Constantly calling for war war war, debt, war war war..

  • Dov

    She would be a good candidate against Hilary, if she decides to run.

    • Luigi Rosolin

      Hilary hopefully will not run. Keep pray for salvation and to be taken soon.

  • Betty

    Given all the evidence that the extremely knowledgeable and perceptive M/s Bachman makes, does not Israel have ample reason to walk away from the so called peace talks.

  • Since Osama bin Laden and his al qaeda have never been repudiated by Iran’s mullahs, it is necessary to conclude that they are in accord with his intention to force submission to Islam upon the world. Allowing such compulsively delusional leaders to gain access to nuclear weapons is to invite their use. Israel should challenge Iran before the U.N. to condemn al qaeda and the terror unleashed on 9/11. Failing to condemn bin Laden and al qaeda is proof before the world that Iran cannot be trusted to coexist in peace.

    • Luigi Rosolin

      Like your point.

    • spring12

      where the hell do you come up w/ that garbage. iran and alqueda are like the opposite pole of a magment repelling each other. alqueda is directly associated and funded by saudi arabia . saudis have paid pakistanis to build the a bomb for them. the saudi support all the terrorists like alqueda, wahabi, salafis, alnusr and etc. thats what you have to worry about..remember tim osman?Iran actaully helped bush in war against alqueda and taliban untill he named iran as par t of axes of evil. you have no clue what you are talking about.

    • Michael

      Failing to have a full enquiry into 9/11 is proof of US and Israeli involvement. After all the evidence that has been put forward to contradict the official lies, how can anyone still believe a government that tells ore lies than truths?

      • FOX

        This point is correct.

  • Joseph Silver

    May G-D Bless Michelle Bachmann the Righteous,
    and Curse Obama the Wicked, Hilary the Witch and Kerry the Clown.

    • Perla


    • Luigi Rosolin

      Yes, but who know God plans? Prophesy are there,including the promise to the blessing to the Jews after the gentile time is over.Very soon.

  • Straightshooter

    Good on you, Michelle Bachman! Let´s hope that other members of the U.S. Congress and Senate not only listen to her message, but that they too find the moral courage to join a coalition that will prevent the Obama/Kerry sell-out of Israel. And, G-d forbid, may even lead to the U.S. supporting its ally militarily, as it has so often stated it will.

    • Luigi Rosolin

      The dear Obama had removed the army leader who are not in his basket. The Congress should had impeach and Jail him for the many reason a long time ago: they are not capable. Hopefully with God help will happened.

  • Avon Cook

    Israel has 8 days before Russia places the rods in to the Iranian Reactor when after that the
    nuclear fall out will effect the sea and land in the vicinity of any bombing.
    There are 8 days of Chsnukah and history of the Jewish People records there was only 8 days
    of oil left in the Temple
    May be this might apparellal and spell the end of Iran oil

    No American has considered thatbIrsn could focus on New York where every working day there
    more than 3 million Jews in that great City
    With just two Atomic Bombs one in New Your and Theother in Israel 9 million Jews would be eliminated spelling the end of the Jewish People There would be no recovery like after
    the Halucaust as there would be no future thinkers and traditional learning left Impeach Obsma
    for his lies to the American People and his reckless foreign policy

    • LASHER

      Avon Cook, your scenario makes my heart sing!

  • bruce



      This from a left wing liberal freak…who has been drinking the kool aid.

    • Perla

      Exactly how did they settle this? What is this a game to you? Are you crazy,like Obama? Israel is in immenant danger. Where is this “set up” you talk about?

      • Michael

        Israel has bombed and killed since it began its modern history. How can we trust another government that lies so much? Several years ago they said Iran was a year away from having the bomb, so where exactly is it. They are full of hot air, poison hot air at that.

        • LASHER

          Time To Bomb Israel With the Truth

          From Yediot Ahronoth:

          June 26, 1984 … Iran will be capable of producing a nuclear weapon in another seven years.

          Nov. 15, 1991 … Nuclear expert: Iran will have a nuclear
          weapon by the end of the decade or seven to eight years if China,
          Pakistan and Argentina continue aiding it.

          June 15, 1992 … Within 10 years Syria will have a nuclear weapon.

          Sept. 20, 1992 … Iran will have an operational nuclear weapon in the next five to eight years.

          Jan. 21, 1993 … Rabin: Iran has the manpower and will get a nuclear weapon in the coming decade.

          Jan. 24, 1993 … Iran has in its possession a nuclear weapon ready for immediate deployment.

          Jan. 9, 1995 … Iran may achieve nuclear capability at any moment.

          Dec. 27, 1995 … Iran wants a nuclear weapon by 2001.

          June 27, 1997 … US: Iran will have a nuclear weapon around 2000

          July 10, 2001 … Iran will threaten Israel with a nuclear weapon within four years.

          Aug. 8, 2003 … IDF: Preparing for an Iranian atomic bomb in 2005

          Aug. 20, 2004 … Iran announces: we will achieve a nuclear weapon within four years.

          July 8, 2005 … Israeli intelligence sources: within two years they will have a bomb on the shelf

          Dec. 2005 … Entire Mideast will arm itself with nukes.

          March 26, 2006 … Iranian atomic bomb in three years.

          June 22, 2006 … Olmert: Within months Iran will be able to assemble a nuclear bomb.

          June 22, 2011 … Iran will have a nuclear weapon in a year or two.

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    • Luigi Rosolin

      Your theory lack of any supporting logical evidence.To many glasses?