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A senior German defense figure said in a report this week that Iran may be significantly further ahead in its nuclear weapons program than public intelligence assessments have so far suggested.
Hans Ruhle, who directed the planning department of the German Defense Ministry from 1982 to 1988, argued that Iran may have been involved in the detonation of an experimental uranium nuclear bomb in North Korea in 2010.
People chose to ignore what this regime is all about
the North and Iranians are friends you know, both are under the thumb of the US. My hunch? yeah, i'd be willing to bet North have supplied Iran with something.
Iran too crazy? based on what? US MEDIA?
''death to Israel'' like your hearing.
The people of Iran WANT Israel to remove the government, I have friends inside Iran whom I talk to who tell me they are sitting around waiting for israel to bomb the government. Yes, Iran probably has a pretty hardcore group of men loyal to the Ayatollah, but this would be small and they'd probbably spend their last days hiding in bunkers being bombed.
Iran to reckless and crazed?
Even the 'hardcore' crazy fanaticals you speak off, surely someone would have made a homemade rocket by now and shot it off?
to stop occupying arab lands and to give the arabs a chance.
Israel have blockaded and isolated Gaza, refusing medical aid, fuel, production equipment and transport to enter the strip. Can you tell me where/when Iran is doing this?
Israel have been bombing Gaza, Sudan, Syria for years, killing, slaughtering countless people. Can you show me when Iran has done this?
Originally posted by dontreally
Besides this possibility that Iran may have tested a bomb in North Korea, Iran is working on a public nuclear program within it's own domain. Obviously, there's the strategic threat that this would pose to both the US and Israel.
A simple study of Shia ideology, the writings of Sayd Qutb, Ayatollah Khomeini and the general history of the Iranian revolution. Oh, not to mention their being the de-facto sponsor of Hezbollah and funding of Hamas...
But they do chant "death to Israel", at Ayotollah Khamanei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speeches.
the majority is still predominantly fundamentalist Shi'ite supporters of the regime. Over 40 million people. No small number.
So, you think the majority of Iranians are secular democrats? This despite the fact that the official news agency - IRNA - inundates the population with Islamist and anti-zionist propaganda???
For once I'd like to someone honest who doesn't embellish and exaggerate to justify his argument. But then I remember, embellishment and exaggeration is their only means to an argument.
And of course, the context is omitted. Israel has a blockade on Gaza because of the 10,000 plus rockets that have come from there over the last 10 years.
At the moment, Iran are bound by whatever Israel want and desire because Israel has the nuclear weapon.
Before his coming will come the red death and the white death, killing two thirds of the world's population. The red death signifies violence and the white death is plague. One third of the world's population will die from the red death and the other third from the white death.
There will be a great conflict in the land of Syria, until it is destroyed.
Death and fear will afflict the people of Baghdad and Iraq. A fire will appear in the sky and a redness will cover them.
Do you really believe Iran will give Hezbollah a nuclear weapon to hit Israel, when they won’t even give them chemical, biological or even half decent munitions?
Second, Iran knows if it uses, or gives a nuke to Hezbollah and they use it, its lights out immediately.
You really think Iran want to annihilate its own country when Israel will rebuild and Iran will forever be the dog in the outhouse?
The PEOPLE do not want the government. Surely the mass protests indicated this. Its not like the people are sitting in their homes rocking back and forth waiting for the order to murder Jews.
It’s called propaganda, like I said real Iranians on the ground are not doing this, its paid army and fanatics.
why do they have to be political to want freedom and security and independence and the ability to choose instead of be instructed? Iran inundates its populace with anti-zionist propaganda the same way American inundates its populace with anti-iranian and pro-american propaganda. Does this mean your all fanatical zionists?
Do you think Gaza would stock pile rockets if Israel allowed them free passage, medical aid, food supplies, production abilities and a ceasation of Jets and tanks bombing the strip killing people?
You mustn't know your history then. Israel went ahead without American support in the 6 day war, even though America provided Israel with armaments
Originally posted by Advantage
Originally posted by hououinkyouma
About blocking the Strait of Hormuz, I don`t see how Iran could possible do that with American ships on the region.
I have serious doubts about their capacity to strike back. Besides using some of the Hezbollah and Hamas forces, which would not work very well on a full scale war.edit on 4-11-2012 by hououinkyouma because: (no reason given)
Mainly due to the smaller faster more maneuverable boats in Iran's navy. The encounters are routine.. yet the pushed a little with aggressive behavior and it was noted that just due to the difference of speed and maneuverability, they could possibly fight our larger vessels well, even with our overwhelming firepower. Kind of llike trying to shoot a chicken running around only 10 feet away with a scoped rifle. There are a few active duty Navy here.. hopefully they will chime in and add to this. Id heard this straight from a guy we were hosting at our home between deployments who was involved in "playing chicken" games in the straight earlier this yr with Iranian fast boats.
Originally posted by r2d246
I'd say just use an emp on Iran. Send it back into the stone age. It would take decades for them to get back to normal with all there electronics fried! They'd be using donkey bombs to fight back.