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How Serious A Threat Is Iran To Israel?

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 01:28 AM
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Iran DOES have a formidable army and their advances in technology are surprising. Irans missle capabilities dwarf that of the Israelis but this in of itself does not directly threaten Israel. So whats the threat? NUCLEAR? Iran is a signatore of the NNPT and under the treaty is permitted to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. That is their right under the treaty. A un resolution cannot usurp the treaty. After countless IAEA inspections no evidence was found that IIran is actually trying to make a weapon. Seems to me the fear is Iran will develop the TECHNOLOGY to enable them to make a weapon IF they chose to.

Israel on the other hand has refused to sign the NNPT and refuses to allow inspections. The Israeli Airforce is one of the best in the world for which the Iranians are no match. Israel has 2-300 nuclear weapons which is about as good a deterent as you can get. The Iranians may be crazy but they are not stupid. They surly know any attack on Israel would be met with swift retalliation by the US. and Israel.

ISo Whats the problem?




posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 02:03 AM
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Because if Iran got a nuclear weapon they would have many more allies in the middle east, so it could pose a problem especially if they decide they want to threaten Israel with it. However, Israel has like 400 nukes so they'll be fine even if Iran does in fact get the bomb, which nobody but maybe Ron Paul would allow it to get that far w/o another war.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 02:36 AM
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so what, even Jews are against Israel.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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Some nations spend their money on planes... Some on ships... Some on troops to march in neat rows. Israel has had to spend on all of the above and then some, since it's threats come in all forms and literally, from all compass directions. That means Israel is damned good at many things but money has limits and a nation can't master everything.

Iran has a tugboat Navy.....an Army that Iraq nearly beat down and traded blows in a virtual stand off for years...and considers the F-14 Tomcat to be a serviceable combat aircraft.


Iran might look totally inept.....but for the fact they weren't trying to build up those areas. No.. It seems Iran has been a bit more focused than most in where they've put their national defense dollars. They've become the world's foremost experts in Missiles and Warheads below the level of the primary global military powers like the U.S. and Russia. They have some of the best Russia has produced to start on and a domestic arms industry that matches, again, pretty much anything in the world outside of the MAJOR powers. So.. When it comes to Missiles? Well, that's all this fight matters for, given the distances involved.

Israel has a lot to be worried about for that. If Iran decided to start or respond to a war by just vomiting volleys of missiles like they were free....there is no defense system in existence that can handle that sheer volume at once. I think we'll see ONE....maybe two sorties of aircraft between Israel and Iran and that'll leave too few for Israel to risk any further. Then it's up to the rocket scientists and who has the better ones, IMO.




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