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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 08:37 PM
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29. Yes, and they CANNOT reach Iran - only the F-15 Ra'am have the legs
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 01:28 PM by Zynx
People tend to forget this when talking about how Israel can do anything it wants airstrike-wise. Most of their aircraft are rather short ranged.

This is the reason I specified the F-15's. Everything else Israel has is totally out of range.

And the F-15's are pushing their own range, especially with a heavy combat load.
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  -US wants to sell Israel bunker-buster bombs G_j  Apr-27-05 12:42 PM   #0 
  - What use would they have for that?  TheFarseer   Apr-27-05 12:47 PM   #1 
  - Get real> The US. delivered 500 bunker busters to Israel in  Imagevision   Apr-27-05 11:14 PM   #50 
  - I hate having to correct people with this but FYI everyone..  Kagemusha   Apr-27-05 12:50 PM   #2 
  - mods: sorry this is a dupe  G_j   Apr-27-05 12:52 PM   #3 
  - How well did these work during Gulf War 1 (or 2) anyway?  daleo   Apr-27-05 01:03 PM   #4 
  - They ended the first Gulf War  zipplewrath   Apr-29-05 12:54 PM   #72 
  - WTF???  methinks2   Apr-27-05 01:11 PM   #5 
  - kick to combine  Moderator   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #6 
  - MSNBC; U.S. may sell bunker busters to Israel  Englander   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #7 
  - I don't think this is a wise move. n/t  xultar   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #8 
  - I was wondering why Weapons Builder GE would want this made public.  dbt   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #9 
  - In this political climate...sure they want people to know.  xultar   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #10 
     - Aye,there's nothing like the prospect...  Englander   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #11 
  - Spreading shock and awe  hector459   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #22 
     - education  Behind the Aegis   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #24 
     - Or Iraq v. Kuwait  Save The World   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #36 
     - Neither was unprovoked.  Zhade   Apr-27-05 09:26 PM   #48 
     - I don't recall either Iran or Iraq "bombing" any sites in other countries.  hector459   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #37 
     - Um, Iraq DID bomb Israel  Save The World   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   # 
        - I would say that was not "unprovoked" the US, Israel's biggest ally,  hector459   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #38 
           - It was unprovoked  Behind the Aegis   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #39 
              - Ahem, cough, cough . . . Osirik . . .  The Stranger   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #40 
              - You should check that cough  Behind the Aegis   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #41 
                 - Yeah -- damn those pesky historical facts.  The Stranger   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #42 
                    - Yep  Behind the Aegis   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #43 
                       - So you admit it was not unprovoked . . .  The Stranger   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #44 
                          - The attack during the first Persian Gulf war..  Behind the Aegis   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #45 
                             - Nonsense.  The Stranger   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #46 
                                - Well, then  Behind the Aegis   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #47 
                                   - Right, of course, Saddam loved Israel.  The Stranger   Apr-28-05 08:47 AM   #54 
                                      - Uh-huh  Behind the Aegis   Apr-28-05 12:13 PM   #57 
                                         - The point here should not be to pick sides or to justify anything and  The Stranger   Apr-29-05 07:37 AM   #66 
                                            - I can agree with that  Behind the Aegis   Apr-29-05 12:08 PM   #70 
                                               - It does not seem that all sides are getting a "fair shake" in the region,  The Stranger   Apr-29-05 05:19 PM   #74 
                                               - I agree.  Behind the Aegis   Apr-29-05 05:54 PM   #76 
              - You gotta be kidding, 'eh?  0007   Apr-29-05 06:46 AM   #63 
                 - Not kidding.  Behind the Aegis   Apr-29-05 12:09 PM   #71 
  - Looks like thugs and their weapons are being 'propped up'  blogbear   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #12 
  - But the EU is fearful of Iran too. They'll not raise a peep about this.  HypnoToad   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #13 
  - I don't think that this is the first such sale n/t  teryang   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #14 
  - I also thought they sold them some late last year.  SouthernDem2004   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #15 
  - We sold Sharon $300 million worth last summer. See below.  leveymg   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #18 
     - Nice work, thanks  teryang   Apr-27-05 10:10 PM   #49 
  - Deja Vu!?  jayfish   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #16 
  - Stupid - Israel doesn't have enough F-15's to execute this strike  Zynx   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #17 
  - Most IAF strike craft are F-16s. There are more than 250. See below.  leveymg   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #19 
     - Yes, and they CANNOT reach Iran - only the F-15 Ra'am have the legs  Zynx   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #29 
        - Maybe they'll use  TexasLawyer   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #34 
        - So, I guess F-16s can't be refueled in flight? Over Iraq?  leveymg   Apr-28-05 06:05 PM   #59 
        - Several F-16 attack scenarios: 1) already mentioned refueling over Iraq  leveymg   Apr-29-05 06:25 AM   #61 
           - They "care" about acts of war???  PATRICK   Apr-29-05 09:45 AM   #68 
           - Scenario 4) Israeli air strike on Iran from the Arabian Sea.  leveymg   Apr-29-05 01:24 PM   #73 
  - Correction. We will GIVE bunker busters to Israel...and then whine about  leesa   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #20 
  - Why does everyone report this as sold, U.S. is GIVING them to Israel (n/t)  Charles19   Apr-28-05 08:51 AM   #55 
     - Just like the big one that Mordechai Vanunu - The Israel Nuclear Scientist  0007   Apr-29-05 06:58 AM   #64 
        - It's true. We REWARD Israel for spying on us. We are going to GIVE  hector459   Apr-29-05 07:43 AM   #67 
  - GBU-28 Bunker Busters---1.5 metric tons of depleted uranium  TexasLawyer   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #21 
  - On last time - DU is not dangerous because it is radioactive  AngryAmish   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #26 
     - DU's radioactivity is dangerous to humans  TexasLawyer   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #32 
        - That is wrong  AngryAmish   Apr-28-05 09:48 AM   #56 
  - Shit.  Megahurtz   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #23 
  - Paving the way to the Rapture with them.  Roland99   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #25 
  - Why don't we sell advancements in renewable energy to Israel?  lebkuchen   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #27 
  - As if they weren't successfully killing people already..  kwyjibo   Apr-27-05 08:37 PM   #28 
  - There's a reason why ChimpCo has been quietly filling the Strategic  jpak   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #30 
  - Oh yeah...  TexasLawyer   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #33 
  - This same story gets reported every six months or so. Look  NNN0LHI   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #31 
  - Measuring the temperature of water is like taking the pulse of  0007   Apr-29-05 07:05 AM   #65 
  - It sounded familiar  PATRICK   Apr-29-05 09:51 AM   #69 
  - Englander you took the words out of my mouth --amen!  Imagevision   Apr-27-05 11:17 PM   #51 
     - umm..no one recalls Cheney saying Israel mey deal with Iran?  Imagevision   Apr-27-05 11:21 PM   #52 
  - U.S. Set to Sell Bunker-Busters to Israel  chlamor   Apr-27-05 08:38 PM   #35 
  - McWar  Rex   Apr-27-05 11:21 PM   #53 
  - Now why would the Israelis need bunker-busting bombs?  Zerex71   Apr-28-05 12:56 PM   #58 
  - kick  chlamor   Apr-28-05 09:15 PM   #60 
  - And they complain about the Russians? nt  CWebster   Apr-29-05 06:30 AM   #62 
  - Well that's just common sense...  Chicago Democrat   Apr-29-05 05:29 PM   #75 
  - AngryAmish is right,  cambie   Apr-29-05 11:01 PM   #77 
 

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