reply to post by Hijinx
Hey Hijinx solid post, fantastic
It's been over a year now Israel has been making claims such as this, with a proxy threat from the US behind it. What do you really think making
statements like this does? Are they attempting to scare Iran into submission?
It's actually been longer than a year, but in hearing of an imminent strike window on Iran, its been since last year, or twice. Netanyahu
specifically has been railing at Iran for over a decade now.
I think it could be misinformation Hijinx, Just like D-Day Operation Fortitude to deceive the Germans
Who knows maybe giving stories like this to RT and other news agencies is part of "Operation Persian Flame"
Saying they'll hit in July but they'll hit tomorrow or totally outside of the leaked, given _ I'm sure media outlets in the west and east
both watch each other carefully.
It just seems silly to tell your enemy you're gonna attack soon, if part of the success in all this will be Iran not knowing the attack is coming...
To do this right, it has to be precise and swift. Announcing your plan to invade to the world is just bad form.
Right. Again. Or at least, I agree with you. Unless its a trap or deception as part of a later operation, its a brilliant use of the media, even if it
is morally questionable.
Iran also has Ballistic missiles capable of getting by Israeli Anti-missile defenses. There are so many factors here it's scary.
Finally, someone who acknowledges the Iran ballistic missile capabilities. Iran make a lot of their technology domestically or in some cases use
Russian based launch platforms like the Moskit, which is old but could destroy the entire 5th Fleet and shut the straight of Hormuz and deter sea
based aggressors if used correctly.
Who knows what other missile platforms they have? No wonder the Saudi's soil their pants at Irans missiles too.
Bad form? Haha absolutely
Not to mention, at what point does the "preemptive strike" become a viable option for Iran?
imo, a pre emptive strike is not going to be considered by Iran, they are too smart for this. Internationally, they have already been crippled by
opinions, sanctions and decrees. Any form of aggression perceived as instigated by Iran would obviously not work to their advantage and arguably could
get unanimous support in the UN to strike them militarily.
Before you get all Iron dome on my butt, remember the Gazan garbage 12kg warhead rockets that made it past those defenses? Iran has Ballistic
missiles with warheads in the order of thousands of kilos of explosives, cluster warheads, chemical warheads, advanced guidance systems(gaza rockets
were point and pray.) and they travel at super sonic speeds. We all loved to watch the videos of the recent gaza conflict of a Gazan rocket hanging in
the sky, being met with 6 or 7 Israeli Iron dome rockets to shoot it down.
"Iron Dome on your butt"? Haha, I did giggle when I saw this. Believe me I'm more than aware of Iran's launch capabilities. Don't think just
because I posted this story I'm a headline jumper like some. I just find it sparks the discussions quite well as it has with you. Your comments have
been the most put together and its nice to run into people with knowledge and the desire to discuss geopolitics.
The horror than would rain down in missiles from Iran would be truly devastating, with me this is not up for dispute. The US has contributed to the
isolation and resolute approach of the Iranians taken towards developing a large portion of the missile delivery systems. They would only be second to
Russia in this regard in that part of the world.
I really don't think Israel has the restraint not to use them once this kicks off.
I think this is a very telling statement Hijinx, but I agree again. I think the single biggest nuclear threat in the world lies with Israel. The did
not sign the NPT, and they refuse any co operation or collaboration on the Dimona facility. Yet Iran must be stopped?! The hypocrisy is paramount to
lunacy and its so transparent. Again let's look to the recent history of wars and see how much aggression Iran has showed the rest of the world
compared to Israel. Only now they have nukes, this is bad. Israel should be stripped of nukes immediately.
Iran is not Iraq, nor is it Libya. Iran knows about Israels intentions, and at the first sign of aggression I'm certain they are going to
I've said this many times myself also personally. If the potential devastation that a war with Iran could bring makes US Generals threaten
resignation and shudder. Then we should shudder as well.
I hate war anyway but a conflict with Iran would be stupid. If Israel got messed up however I would kind of thought they may have had it coming. No
guaranteed win atall