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Iran is prepared to launch missiles at US bases throughout the Gulf within minutes of an attack on the Islamic Republic, according to a commander of the country's Revolutionary Guards.
In an apparent response to reports that the US has increased its military presence in the Gulf, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards' air force said on Wednesday that missiles had been aimed at 35 US military bases in the Gulf as well as targets in Israel, ready to be launched in case of an attack.
"We have thought of measures to set up bases and deploy missiles to destroy all these bases in the early minutes after an attack," said Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, according to the semi-official Fars news agency
Originally posted by damingus
While i think that Iran has somewhat of a military, i think they are all talk. They even start to let one of those missiles rip, and they will be obliterated.....and they know that.
Originally posted by FlyInTheOintment
The sad thing is, nobody on ATS is paying much attention any more. Look how few stars and flags are garnered by those that post updates on the developing scenario..
The rhetoric has gone on just long enough to pique interest, then for that interest to die off (it's a 'now culture' after all - the media whores have done their jobs nicely).
Therefore, when a major exchange does happen in the ME, everyone will be caught off-guard as we roll into WW3 - the bombs will be dropping on the UK/ USA/ other 'privileged western nations', before we know what's happening...
I hope I'm wrong.
In explaining Russia's rationale, General Yuri Baluyevsky, the Russian Deputy Chief of Staff said at a press conference in June 2002, "Iran does have nuclear weapons. These are non-strategic nuclear weapons. I mean these are not ICBMs with a range of more than 5,500 kilometers... As for the danger of Iran's attack on the United States, the danger is zero." General Baluyevsky's extraordinary briefing implied that Iran had acquired its fissile material from another source so there was no reason for Russia not to complete the nuclear reactor at Bushehr. He concluded "This co-operation will continue." (The cooperation, aside from nuclear reactors, included the delivery of Russian Kilo-class diesel- powered submarines, Mig-29 fighters, Sukhoy bombers a global navigation system and satellite-launching assistance