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    the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were reported Wednesday to have test-fired nine missiles, including one that Tehran claims has the range to reach Israel.
    I find this amusing, considering that the United States has had missiles since the 60's that could reach Tehran from Minnesota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    I find this amusing, considering that the United States has had missiles since the 60's that could reach Tehran from Minnesota.
    we never publicly said that we'd wipe out an entire race of people with said missiles from Miny Soda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConJinx View Post
    we never publicly said that we'd wipe out an entire race of people with said missiles from Miny Soda.
    Well no, but it is reported like this is some huge technological improvement when Iran or North Korea does it. We could hit Achmadinnerjacket in his bed without waking his wife, and they're excited to have weapons that can fire 1500 miles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    Well no, but it is reported like this is some huge technological improvement when Iran or North Korea does it. We could hit Achmadinnerjacket in his bed without waking his wife, and they're excited to have weapons that can fire 1500 miles?
    all of those missiles were fired from bunkers in the desert .No towers ,no silos just mobile truck launchers.If push comes to shove a single airburst about two thousand feet above them and about four hundred kilo tons would take them all out with change to spare !!
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    Do you think Saddam’s missile system was comparable?
    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
    Do you think Saddam’s missile system was comparable?
    We'll have to go to Syria and look at them, but it's unlikely. Saddam was more heavily into artillery. He was the patron of Bull's "Supergun" system, which was designed to launch an artillery shell at Tel Aviv.

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    Well no, but it is reported like this is some huge technological improvement when Iran or North Korea does it. We could hit Achmadinnerjacket in his bed without waking his wife, and they're excited to have weapons that can fire 1500 miles?
    Pick a point along Iran's northernmost border and draw a circle with a 1,500 mile radius around it and you find that it encompasses Romania, Greece and Turkey, all of which are NATO members, as well as heavily populated areas of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Draw the same circle on the eastern border and all of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan fall into their range, not to mention major chunks of the Indian Ocean. Do the same from the western border and they can range in on the Horn of Africa, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Saudia Arabia and pretty much all points in between. Now, ask yourself how much oil comes out of these regions? How many US power projection platforms are located within these circles? How many US allies are now going to be targetted by, and therefore threatened by, Iranian nuclear weapons, and what are the strategic implications if a NATO member is attacked by the Imams?

    That's why they're in a highly agitated state. What I don't understand is why more of us are not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    We'll have to go to Syria and look at them, but it's unlikely. Saddam was more heavily into artillery.
    Well, Golly Gee Wilikers - how was Saddam going to deliver his WMD’s? Camel-back? :eek:
    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 Odysseus View Post
    We'll have to go to Syria and look at them, but it's unlikely. Saddam was more heavily into artillery. He was the patron of Bull's "Supergun" system, which was designed to launch an artillery shell at Tel Aviv.



    Pick a point along Iran's northernmost border and draw a circle with a 1,500 mile radius around it and you find that it encompasses Romania, Greece and Turkey, all of which are NATO members, as well as heavily populated areas of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Draw the same circle on the eastern border and all of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan fall into their range, not to mention major chunks of the Indian Ocean. Do the same from the western border and they can range in on the Horn of Africa, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Saudia Arabia and pretty much all points in between. Now, ask yourself how much oil comes out of these regions? How many US power projection platforms are located within these circles? How many US allies are now going to be targetted by, and therefore threatened by, Iranian nuclear weapons, and what are the strategic implications if a NATO member is attacked by the Imams?

    That's why they're in a highly agitated state. What I don't understand is why more of us are not.
    "So when the United States finally 'turns Israel loose' They will be doing most of the region and NOTO members a big favor.

    I think most of the region will breath a collective sigh of relief when Israel takes out those sites !And if IRAN attacks the US fleet or our troops in Iraq they will have made a very big mistake !
    And now we begin to see why GOD took Ariel Sharon out of the equation !!
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    Israel 'ready to act' over Iran
    Israel's defence minister has warned of his country's readiness to act against Iran if it feels threatened.
    Ehud Barak, speaking in Tel Aviv, said Israel had "proved in the past that it won't hesitate to act when its vital security interests are at stake". He spoke as Iran's testing of missiles that could reach Israel stoked tensions between the two, and with the US. snip

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    Over the past two days, the Iranian military has tested missiles, including one that it says could reach Israel.

    State media said the tests included the first night launch of the Shahab-3 missile, said to have a range of 2,000km (1,240 miles), along with shore-to-sea, surface-to-surface and sea-to-air missiles.

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the US had increased its security in the region and Iran should not be "confused" about US capabilities.

    Israel has responded to the missile tests by putting on display one of its aircraft that it says can spy on Iran. The state-run Israel Aerospace Industries says it has equipped its Eitam aeroplane, unveiled a year ago, with sophisticated intelligence-gathering systems.

    Mr Barak spoke of the "potential for accords, particularly with the Palestinians and the Syrians", but stressed that the situation was very complex. Quoted by Israeli news website Ynet, Mr Barak said: "We must work towards an accord - but if not, then we must strike our enemy when it is required."

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    "The responses of our adversaries must be taken into account. Hamas and Hezbollah and the Syrians and the Iranians - there is activity all around us. And there exists a potential for confrontation."


    Meanwhile, the AFP news agency has issued a warning that a still image of the missiles being launched, one of several distributed by Iran, was "apparently digitally altered".

    The photograph, published on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards website and reproduced by media organisations - including the BBC News website - showed four missiles taking off from a desert launch-pad.

    But a similar image, issued by the Associated Press, shows one of the missiles still in its launcher after apparently failing to fire.



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7500342.stm

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    However, Israel only has a limited window of opportunity because of the risk of Obama being elected. Since any attack upon Iran would necessitate US assistance in intel, armaments and at the very least a deliberate US ''blindness'' to the attack forming Israel can't count on all those things happening with an Obama administration.
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    By all means and don't let any critters receive intel to warn Iran. Make sure Nancy is in seclusion for a new botox session and Harry is emersed in telling us how to live eat and breathe to assure success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Well, Golly Gee Wilikers - how was Saddam going to deliver his WMD’s? Camel-back? :eek:
    Yeah, to the terrorist groups he supported with money and training.
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