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Rome within Iran missile range: Israeli FM

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posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 10:09 AM
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Is it true ?



TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Rome is within range of Iran's nuclear-capable missiles, Israel's foreign minister has warned.
Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom gave the warning Tuesday to his visiting Italian opposite number, Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini, during a discussion on the Iranian nuclear crisis, the Tel Aviv newspaper Yediot Aharonot reported on its ynet.com Web site.


www.upi.com...




posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by fisher571
Is it true ?


- So what if it is?

Lots of countries have missiles that have parts or all of Europe 'within their range' just as many European countries have missiles that have Iran easily within range.

The question one ought to be asking is why does Israel feel then need to promote Iran (just as they did Iraq) as some sort of mad nation probably just itching to fire off those missiles at Europe and so suicide their nation the moment they get nuclear weapons (something various US intelligence agencies say is at least 10yrs off - even if they are trying to get them).

(At least with Iraq they had the excuse of the Iraqis once firing missiles at Israel.
Why do they want us all to get so scared of Iran?)



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 11:02 AM
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The scary thing about this is that never before has a Islamic fundamentalist government had the capability to destroy the symbol of western christianity. Can you imagine Iran holding the Vatican hostage? I can, especially with Islam's teachings about other religions.

Maybe we should aim a few nukes Mecca's way?



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
The question one ought to be asking is why does Israel feel then need to promote Iran (just as they did Iraq) as some sort of mad nation probably just itching to fire off those missiles at Europe


Considering that the leader of iran noted that anyone who is at peace with israel will burn in the unholy fires of hell, and that israel must be and will be annihilated, that characterisation isn't so outlandish.

Also, if this range is true, then the italians should be worried. What happens when the US attacks Iran, but has to do it on its own? The US has other strategic interests to protect besides european countries. And this guy is a radical straight out of the revolution itself. He might very well decide that, since the US is attackign them, that their only hope is to set off a greater conflict, a clash of civilizations. Hitting rome, or athens, etc, easily fits into that pattern.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan

Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
The question one ought to be asking is why does Israel feel then need to promote Iran (just as they did Iraq) as some sort of mad nation probably just itching to fire off those missiles at Europe


Considering that the leader of iran noted that anyone who is at peace with israel will burn in the unholy fires of hell, and that israel must be and will be annihilated, that characterisation isn't so outlandish.

Also, if this range is true, then the italians should be worried. What happens when the US attacks Iran, but has to do it on its own? The US has other strategic interests to protect besides european countries. And this guy is a radical straight out of the revolution itself. He might very well decide that, since the US is attackign them, that their only hope is to set off a greater conflict, a clash of civilizations. Hitting rome, or athens, etc, easily fits into that pattern.


thejunk
Maybe we should aim a few nukes Mecca's way?

We already have the same capability and threat level on mecca as tehran has on rome, in this article. They don't have missiles aimed at rome. If they did, then things'd be far far more sinister.

Hitting cultural and religious targets is immoral, rephrensible, wasteful, and utterly pointless. Hit military targets, use cultural items for what they are good for, propaganda.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 11:17 AM
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I dont have time to post the link, but Iran announced major breakthroughs in their solid fuel rocket technology allowing these types of ranges.

This news is not good. Rome of course is the Catholic capitol of the world. So, a radical Islamic regime who openly preaches for a world ruled by Sharia law and caliphate can now destroy the opposing faiths center of warship with missiles in one swoop.

The wests "Mecca" is in Irans crosshairs....



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey

The question one ought to be asking is why does Israel feel then need to promote Iran (just as they did Iraq) as some sort of mad nation probably just itching to fire off those missiles at Europe and so suicide their nation the moment they get nuclear weapons (something various US intelligence agencies say is at least 10yrs off - even if they are trying to get them).
Why do they want us all to get so scared of Iran?)


Well for one thing it's government is not the most stable one that has ever existed, and who knows who’s hands they could fall into. Besides they have no clear separation of Church and State, so their radical leaders have little fear of retaliation on themselves since they are furthering their gods work and thereby justified in their actions.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by fisher571
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I dont think they can.

The Shahab-3 ballistic missile can carry a nuclear warhead ( 500kg-650kg warhead) but it only has a range of 1550km-1620km, About a 1000 miles.

Tabriz Iran is 1,790 miles from Rome.

Unless Im missing some nuclear capable missile that has a longer range then the Shahab-3.

www.globalsecurity.org...


www.timeanddate.com...



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by defcon5
their radical leaders have little fear of retaliation on themselves since they are furthering their gods work and thereby justified in their actions.


- Oh yeah, of course. I see.

The 'other guy' is always some individual wild crazy (like the Iranian President whom you believe would be capable of that kind of thing alone or even that he has the same kind of powers to act like that - as the US version of President supposedly has, or, kind of pertinent, the nuclear weapons anyway).
.....and this individual wild crazy just happens to be desperate to suicide his nation.

Seems to me that the "God's work" crowd are in power and at work in the USA Gov. too these days and have been for some time.
They're about as scary as the supposedly 'mad Mullah' element in Iran some of you all seem determined to believe are just about to unleash nuclear weapons any and everywhere they can.

Maybe someone could explain what would make 'them' want to risk the vapourisation of any number of their own cities/Holy sites in retaliation just because you think they'd be interested in the 'symbolism' of wiping Rome off of the face of the earth?
Maybe you don't think they understand the concept of retaliation, hmmm?

Oh yeah, it's cos 'they' are all religious fanatics, indoctrinated and 'mad', right?
You guys.




[edit on 2-11-2005 by sminkeypinkey]



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by fisher571
Is it true ?



This is the Yediot Aharonot article: Shalom: Rome in Iran missile range.

[edit on 2-11-2005 by Riwka]



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by Riwka

Originally posted by fisher571
Is it true ?



This is the Yediot Aharonot article: Shalom: Rome in Iran missile range.

[edit on 2-11-2005 by Riwka]


Yeah, but Is it true?




posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 12:57 PM
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Yeah, the USA is over in the Middle East to rid the world of Islam and start Christian churches. It's NOT about "freedom" from psychotic, idiotic leaders who say believe in Islam or die. Don't try to spin the truth. Have you noticed that the USA has mosques which tend to have muslims? Have you heard about the three Christian girls who were beheaded by radical muslims in Indonesia? The Christian faith is not about hate and death. It is about God's love for everyone and spreading the good news. If you don't want to accept the Christian faith we're not going to kill you, we WILL pray for you.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
.....and this individual wild crazy just happens to be desperate to suicide his nation.

They're about as scary as the supposedly 'mad Mullah' element in Iran some of you all seem determined to believe are just about to unleash nuclear weapons any and everywhere they can.

Maybe someone could explain what would make 'them' want to risk the vapourisation of any number of their own cities/Holy sites in retaliation just because you think they'd be interested in the 'symbolism' of wiping Rome off of the face of the earth?


Well for one thing Christianity teaches that suicide is a sin and you go to hell, but Islam teaches that is the express train to the 7th level of heaven.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by defcon5
Well for one thing Christianity teaches that suicide is a sin and you go to hell, but Islam teaches that is the express train to the 7th level of heaven.

No it doesn't. Christianity had martyrs right at the start of it too, people who'd commit suicide by not agreeing to the laws of the state and be fed to lions, people who'd dive into a hopeless battle, etc etc. Sure, there aren't too many christians who've blown themselves up for the cause, but then again the west and christianity is in a different far far less desperate situation than many muslims. Indeed, only muslims, and the tamil tigers, have engaged in suicide operations.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 02:07 PM
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Being killed for refusing to follow something that is against your belief is not suicide; someone else is doing the killing in those instances. Suicide is self murder, as in you need to actively make the choice that you are going to take your own life. I guess the difference is doing something that you know might lead to your death is different then having an active hand in causing your own death.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 02:07 PM
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I thought I read that Iran already had missiles which could reach Paris...



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
I thought I read that Iran already had missiles which could reach Paris...


That was Nostradaumus.




posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 02:17 PM
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Irans current range is the first circle using the Shahab 3. So thats as far as Iran could hit right now Israel is well within that range. Russia is helping Iran develop a Shahab 5 missile and that would have a range indicated by the second circle.

Iran plans to have that by the end of the decade.

www.telegraph.co.uk... /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/16/wiran16.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/10/16/ixportaltop.html



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 02:22 PM
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Why does the Isreali FM so Concerned about Rome being in Range of Iran's Missiles?

Do you think Isreal "Cares" about Italy or Rome?

Is Teheran in range of Isreali Missiles?

Hmmmmmmmmm....



[edit on 2/11/05 by Souljah]


NR

posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 02:25 PM
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A) this news is bull and i always see the same news that are old

B) Iran is not going to attack Rome and we never said anyone who is freinds with Isreal will be attacked if not than nygdan stop making up crapp.

C) Our missiles are only for self defence and not for offense so if we get attacked than we have permission to fire but we arent going to attack anybody nor is anybody going to do the same to us.

D) The fact that Israel and U.S cares it just shows that were getting stronger or is because they are just being themselves and hiding behind bush.


[edit on 2-11-2005 by NR]



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