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Woolsey says Damascus, Iran think U.S. 'Nation of Cowards'
July 17, 2006
By Joe Kovacs
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
As violence continues to escalate between Israel and Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon, the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency says the U.S. should now take military action against Syria, which, along with Iran, is believed to be backing Hezbollah.
"They have the capability to strike Iran," said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney, a former fighter pilot who has trained with Israelis. "It would be limited, though. They could do 30 to 40 'aim points' in the array. I'm not worried about them hitting the targets. They will suffer losses, but they are capable of doing it."
He said Israeli fighter pilots are "the best in the world. I've flown against them. They train better. They get more flying time."
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
They did it in 1981...
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
I dunno if Iran is as weak and unprepared as Iraq was then.
The retired pilot called Iran's air defenses "1960s vintage" and not as good as the Iraqi defenses that Israeli pilots avoided in 1981.