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Originally posted by sirjunlegun
He said "Zionist Regime" !!!!!!!!!!!! To continue this discussion is pointless. Veterans Today has said Jews or Israel many times. I am not a fan of Iran but I refuse to perpetuate a lie. I recommend the same ATS.
In short, DENY IGNORANCE¡!!!
Originally posted by buster2010
He never said wipe Israel off the map. He said Zionism will fade from the pages of history. Two different things entirely.
Millennium Challenge 2002 (MC02) was a major war game exercise conducted by the United States armed forces in mid-2002... The simulated combatants were the United States, referred to as "Blue", and an unknown adversary in the Middle East, "Red". Red received an ultimatum from Blue, essentially a surrender document, demanding a response within 24 hours. Thus warned of Blue's approach, Red used a fleet of small boats to determine the position of Blue's fleet by the second day of the exercise. In a preemptive strike, Red launched a massive salvo of cruise missiles that overwhelmed the Blue forces' electronic sensors and destroyed sixteen warships. This included one aircraft carrier, ten cruisers and five of six amphibious ships. An equivalent success in a real conflict would have resulted in the deaths of over 20,000 service personnel. Soon after the cruise missile offensive, another significant portion of Blue's navy was "sunk" by an armada of small Red boats, which carried out both conventional and suicide attacks that capitalized on Blue's inability to detect them as well as expected.
Iran announced missile tests on Sunday and threatened to wipe Israel "off the face of the earth"
if the Jewish state attacked it
brandishing some of its starkest threats
the day Europe began enforcing an oil embargo and harsh new sanctions.
U.S. does not believe Iran is trying to build nuclear bomb
The latest U.S. intelligence report indicates Iran is pursuing research that could enable it to build a nuclear weapon, but that it has not sought to do so.
What does everyone else think?
There is a tendency in the mainstream media to soft-pedal anything Israel does as "self defense"
The way I see it, Iran is backed into a corner.
I wouldn't give a rat's behind if that entire region was turned into smoldering rubble.
I'm not saying for a minute Israel is perfect but make no mistake Israel are the good guys here and anything else is delusional and "head in the sand" thinking.
A corner they have backed themselves into.