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It is important to understand, and be aware of the fact Iranian military planners are active in assessing the risk factor for their nuclear complexes, and they are taking all necessary and possible counter measures available to them.
Israeli experts stress there are less than three years before the site goes warm. It was of paramount importance to destroy a cold reactor, knowing the destruction of a warm one could lead to a new Chernobyl-like ecological disaster. Israeli planners are obviously working under the pressure of a timing factor, probably trying to figure out if and when the Iranian reactor will go warm. Scientists carefully bear in mind the ripple effect of such a scenario, saying that although the Busher province is sparsely inhabited, it is close to other centers on both sides of the Persian Gulf.
A retired Israeli air force general, a veteran of many sophisticated operations, told G2B: "There is no problem to plan an operation and to destroy the complex, but the skies of the Middle East are not as open as they were 23 years ago."
Originally posted by Gazrok
Woo hoo....another pawn is moved into place for the big chess game that is WWIII.... Great time to be alive, eh kiddies???
Yeah, we've been hearing about this, and no doubt, Isreal won't stand for Iran building nukes... The problem is going to be the Arab backlash when Isreal gets away with it...
Of course, I'm totally against any Militant Islamic Regime toting nukes, but it's a real catch 22 situation....
Originally posted by Gazrok
I'm not so sure Iran would respond in a military fashion... They may just use it as leverage to ease some of the restrictions it has now, to allow a more pronounced buildup, with full permissions of those who previously opposed it....and they'd get such permission, just to keep the peace a little while longer, till the # really hits the fan....(which is just down the pike no doubt...)
Not respond? Are you kidding?
Originally posted by rustiswordz
Counter attack, ooh a few antiquated migs, ww2 era warships and soviet tanks whilst their soldiers waste their ammo firing their guns into the air.
Ooh i bet the Israelis (the most technologically advanced and experienced fighting force in the Mid East) are scared.
[edit on 28-7-2004 by rustiswordz]
Originally posted by rangeroftheeast
"A few antiquated migs?"
Ever heard of the F-14 Tomcat? They got about 25 of those operational.
How about the MiG 29 Fulcrum which "equals or surpasses the F-15C in several areas" -Globalsecurity.org Forget that?
It has awesome radar range, but if they don't have the long range AAM's, like the Phoenix, then their utility is seriously diminished.
Iran won't do anything bout it because at the first sign of retaliation Isreal will send a few nukes at their army and destroy it.