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Originally posted by anotherdad
reply to post by Anti-Tyrant
Would you rather we wait until Iran has the weapons, fires them at Isreal who retaliates along with possibly us which causes another country to retaliate and so on or........Launch not a war but a strike at their reactors?
October 22, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- As tensions with the United States rise over Iran's nuclear ambitions and regional security issues, Tehran has been flaunting its military capabilities and asserting its preparedness in the face of a possible attack.
In recent weeks, Iran has opened a new air base, unveiled new domestically produced military hardware, and issued defense pronouncements at a rapid-fire pace.
At a military parade on September 22 to mark the 27th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's invasion of Iran, the Iranian military presented what it claimed was a new, medium-range ballistic missile.
he Qadr-1 appeared to be an advanced variant of the Shahab-3. A former director of Israel's Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Uzi Rubin, noted that the Qadr missile "which appeared in the 2004 parade was then said to have a range of 2,000 kilometers."
If those and other reports are correct, the Qadr-1 is capable of striking Israel, southern Europe, and U.S. bases in the Middle East.
Just days earlier, Iran unveiled three prototypes of what it claims is a domestically manufactured fighter jet. The aircraft, called the Saeqeh (Thunderbolt), is the latest generation of the previously tested Azarkhash (Thunder) fighter jet. A joint product of the Iranian Air Force and its Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Ministry, the Saeqeh has been described as similar to the U.S. F-18 fighter jet. Iranian authorities say they have begun industrial-scale production of the Saeqeh.
Military commander Major General Ataollah Salehi has described the domestic production of the Saeqeh as "a warning to Western countries that threaten" Iran. He added that such countries "must know that while they are trying to turn other countries against [Iran] with their limited capabilities in the region," Iran "possesses unlimited technology" with which it can oppose those threats.
On October 9, Iran inaugurated a production line for the manufacture of a one-ton smart bomb called the Qadr. Fars News Agency reported that this bomb -- a variant of the Qased (Messenger) smart bomb -- is an optically guided, air-to-surface, long-range bomb that meets the Iranian Air Force's need for a powerful weapon. Fars' defense reporter added that Iran's "attainment of the technology for designing and mass-producing smart bombs with a high degree of power and accuracy is one of the achievements of Iran's defense specialists," and said the Qased is one such weapon.
Originally posted by anotherdad
reply to post by Pellevoisin
Ummmm... then wheres the oil?
Originally posted by anotherdad
reply to post by Agit8dChop
There roughly 8% profit has maintained through the war. If they can produce it and send it to the market cheaper and don't then i will buy your story. This system clearly is broke, lets at least try another that we in the U.S. can control.
Originally posted by super70
These are just a few of the warnings and threats made by Iran in today's news...
"We advise you to take Mr. ElBaradei's warnings seriously and not to be after provoking Iran. In that case, you will face our predestined action and returning to interaction will become impossible for you,"
"a little time was left for having interaction with Iran"
"If we feel that you are making decisions unilaterally and are using negotiations as an instrument to justify your illegal actions, be certain that the process will change," he said. "This is the path you have chosen to step in and the responsibility of consequences will be yours."
"Do not add to the cost you should pay with making wrong assessments"
"be careful lest they face a new catastrophe."
and my favorite...
"Our last word is that if you want to head toward Iran, be sure to bring with you a walking stick and a pair of artificial legs, because if you do come to Iran you will no longer have legs to go back home with."
They also warned that any nation participating in isolating Iran would "pay heavily."
This all spoken by a country without a nuclear weapon to back up their world-terrorizing words.
So to anyone willing to let Iran acquire a nuclear arsenal, get ready to cower under your beds every night as they threaten your infidel country with annihilation. You think they are loudmouthed idiots now? Just wait.
Originally posted by Wiz4769
The main point is that Iran will not 100% cooperate with inspections, nothing you can say will change this fact, if they do not let agencies inspect EVERY nook and cranny deemed needing inspecting, they are hiding something or making the pretense of hiding something, which is the same.
No more games, they signed the NPT long ago and got lots of incentives after the fact, hence the reason to sign it...
Now if they opened up and left every door open to be checked no questions asked right NOW and I do mean anyplace, no restricted area BS. And nothing was found at all that hinted at shenanigans. Then Im all for leaving them alone. But regardless of the 1 quote that was possibly semi misquoted. They are threatening the west and Israel without doubt, and you combine the shady dealings with inspections. I say give them 1 week to comply 100% which is more than generous considering its gone on for so long, or we are going to destroy anything even close to nuclear or military.
And for you that keep stating Iran is this force beyond what we know, Iraq was suppose the be the exact same thing years ago, exactly...Iran or any country would be flattened in days if we pull off the gloves make no mistake about it. But I truly hope it does not come to that and Iran gets smart and starts cooperating 100%.
They should receive NOTHING for backing down at this point either, other than to be left alone. The days of countries acting like this and then finally doing whats right and getting new toys or money is past. You dont reward a child for being bad, thats just bad parenting. So for Irans own sake it stops now. Iran its your move and time is a tickin.