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alp227

(32,007 posts)
Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:08 PM Jul 2012

Iran 'ready to fire missiles at US bases'

Source: The Guardian

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 Wednesdaythat 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.

The semi-official Fars news agency reported Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying: "We have thought of measures to set up bases and deploy missiles to destroy all these bases in the early minutes after an attack."

Hajizadeh's remarks were made on the sidelines of a three-day war game called Great Prophet Seven, which Iranian officials claimed was a show of defiance against western pressure, including the US and EU embargo against imports of Iranian oil that came into effect on 1 July.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/04/iran-ready-missiles-us-bases

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Iran 'ready to fire missiles at US bases' (Original Post) alp227 Jul 2012 OP
LOL! slackmaster Jul 2012 #1
I don't see the humor in this. It seems pretty serious to me. - n/t coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #19
OK, what does an Iranian sailor have in every port? slackmaster Jul 2012 #25
I Guess YOu Know Iranians Well itcfish Jul 2012 #29
They're some of the nicest people on Earth. Very polite, mostly well educated. slackmaster Jul 2012 #30
Not a fighting culture? former9thward Jul 2012 #33
IIRC Iraq was the initial aggressor in that conflict. slackmaster Jul 2012 #34
It would have been really surprising if he had said... Amonester Jul 2012 #2
So that means they will be attacking their neighbors... Historic NY Jul 2012 #3
No, it means they will do what any sovereign nation would do if it is attacked by its sabrina 1 Jul 2012 #37
Are you sure you didn't pick this up from the Onion? bluestateguy Jul 2012 #4
More Photoshop threats..... DeSwiss Jul 2012 #5
. rocktivity Jul 2012 #10
We'd best not attack Iran. That could get real messy and complicated. Comrade Grumpy Jul 2012 #6
Methinks all this mumbo-jumbo is to jack up the price of oil... Amonester Jul 2012 #7
Iran has always talked a big game. AJTheMan Jul 2012 #8
My father (wounded at Inchon) would beg to differ with you about coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #20
Within 45 minutes? rocktivity Jul 2012 #9
Actually they have a better weapon really. Oil Katashi_itto Jul 2012 #11
Iran has very little refining capacity. They have to outsource a lot of that work. nt MADem Jul 2012 #14
Iran has a refining capacity of 1.7m bbd TomClash Jul 2012 #15
They'd just pound the hell out of Saudi Arabia NickB79 Jul 2012 #16
In 33 Year In Power............... GenPatton43 Jul 2012 #12
The joke is that their Navy is good for checking on their Air Force... MADem Jul 2012 #13
seems kind of obvious to me Enrique Jul 2012 #17
Iran threatens to defend itself if attacked! cpwm17 Jul 2012 #18
Here's my position: coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #21
I 2nd that emotion. dixiegrrrrl Jul 2012 #23
Fear = more money for our military. Thanks for playing. L0oniX Jul 2012 #22
oooooooooooooooohhhhhh noooooooooooooooo bitchkitty Jul 2012 #24
They'd be stupid if they weren't. nt Comrade_McKenzie Jul 2012 #26
let's have a standoff with arms & alliances ready & it'll be WWI over again for WWIII wordpix Jul 2012 #27
Scary Marrah_G Jul 2012 #28
US court fines Iran $813 mn for 1983 Lebanon attack ( GOOD LUCK COLLECTING ) may3rd Jul 2012 #31
Lambert is a Reagan nominee. alp227 Jul 2012 #32
Hillary runs her mouth.. gas up 20 cents today.... lib2DaBone Jul 2012 #35
Oh, my God! ocpagu Jul 2012 #36
Very appropriate cartoon there ... Nihil Jul 2012 #39
Iran 'ready to fire missiles at US bases' Herlong Jul 2012 #38
 

slackmaster

(60,567 posts)
30. They're some of the nicest people on Earth. Very polite, mostly well educated.
Fri Jul 6, 2012, 01:33 PM
Jul 2012

Modern Iran is not really a fighting culture.

 

slackmaster

(60,567 posts)
34. IIRC Iraq was the initial aggressor in that conflict.
Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:24 PM
Jul 2012

There were a lot of issues. It was not a simple war at all.

Amonester

(11,541 posts)
2. It would have been really surprising if he had said...
Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:16 PM
Jul 2012

Iran is prepared to sit down and capitulate within minutes of an attack... and all that crap.

But no. War games of words stage.

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
37. No, it means they will do what any sovereign nation would do if it is attacked by its
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 05:10 PM
Jul 2012

neighbors or any else. It will respond and defend itself from the attacks.

Why would the US attack Iran btw? Has Iran attacked the US lately?

Because that would be the only legitimate reason to even consider such a thing.

We're still paying for the last illegitimate attack on a ME nation, and the results of that little adventure is something we and they will be paying for for generations to come.

 

Comrade Grumpy

(13,184 posts)
6. We'd best not attack Iran. That could get real messy and complicated.
Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:51 PM
Jul 2012

All 4th of July nationalist bluster aside.

Amonester

(11,541 posts)
7. Methinks all this mumbo-jumbo is to jack up the price of oil...
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:12 AM
Jul 2012

for 'obvious' reasons (it's been dropping for too long, e.g., three weeks).

AJTheMan

(288 posts)
8. Iran has always talked a big game.
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:26 AM
Jul 2012

They're always the first to point out how tough they are and how they would totally annihilate Israel if they had the chance. Just more flexing of muscles by Iran. North Korea does this all the time. The difference is that while North Korea's military is pretty laughably inept, the Iranian Guard would provide a greater challenge.

 

coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
20. My father (wounded at Inchon) would beg to differ with you about
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:19 PM
Jul 2012

North Korea's military. In fact, my Dad said the North Korean soldiers were tougher than U.S. Marines. Coming from him, that's quite a compliment.

 

Katashi_itto

(10,175 posts)
11. Actually they have a better weapon really. Oil
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 06:57 AM
Jul 2012

Hell, if they really was in a position of losing, and had nothing further to lose.
They could blow up their oil refinery's and wipe out the worlds economy. So don't think their saber rattling is just theater.

TomClash

(11,344 posts)
15. Iran has a refining capacity of 1.7m bbd
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:04 AM
Jul 2012

It is not "very little" but it is also not nearly enough for their needs.

The refinery you are probably thinking of is at Bandar Abbas, which sits at the Straits of Hormuz bottleneck. They won't destroy that refinery; they are rebuilding it. They will probably close the Straits by mining the bottleneck.







NickB79

(19,225 posts)
16. They'd just pound the hell out of Saudi Arabia
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:20 AM
Jul 2012

Plenty of facilities there that handle millions more barrels of oil than Iran does, and destroying infrastructure is a lot harder to counter than just throwing out mines in the Strait.

GenPatton43

(1 post)
12. In 33 Year In Power...............
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:03 AM
Jul 2012

The Iranians have made the threat to close the Straight of Hormuz at least 2 dozen times.
The Air Force is a joke, including the various, different versions of the F-5 they copy and produce as well as most of their other craft. The most modern planes they fly are the ones Saddam gave them in '91. They sucked in Iraqi hands and they"ll suck in Iranian hands,
Now, their navy on the other hand, is good for one thing, target practice as seen during Operation Preying Mantis in '88.
There only real threat is their land based anti-ship missiles which do not have the range to reach any of our ships sitting in the Arabian Sea.

In regards to an earlier post on here, my honest opinion is that of the two, North Korea is the much more capable enemy, even with their older eqt. They could wipe out Seoul in a couple of hours by CONVENTIONAL means, i.e, 7-10,000 artillery pieces pointed directly at the city itself.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
13. The joke is that their Navy is good for checking on their Air Force...
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:21 AM
Jul 2012

...if they'd deploy a few glass bottomed boats.

Enrique

(27,461 posts)
17. seems kind of obvious to me
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:20 AM
Jul 2012

I assume everyone has factored in the possibility of an attack by Iran on U.S. bases.

wordpix

(18,652 posts)
27. let's have a standoff with arms & alliances ready & it'll be WWI over again for WWIII
Fri Jul 6, 2012, 12:39 PM
Jul 2012


"When will they ever learn?"
 

may3rd

(593 posts)
31. US court fines Iran $813 mn for 1983 Lebanon attack ( GOOD LUCK COLLECTING )
Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:12 PM
Jul 2012



AFP - A US federal judge has ordered Iran to pay more than $813 million in damages and interest to the families of 241 US soldiers killed in the 1983 bombing of a Marine barracks in Lebanon.

"After this opinion, this court will have issued over $8.8 billion in judgments against Iran as a result of the 1983 Beirut bombing," Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in a ruling this week, a copy of which was seen Friday by AFP.

"Iran is racking up quite a bill from its sponsorship of terrorism," the Washington judge added, noting that "a number of other Beirut bombing cases remain pending, and their completion will surely increase this amount."
.....


http://www.france24.com/en/20120706-us-court-fines-iran-813-mn-1983-lebanon-attack

The French and Italian barracks wer also hit on that same day,same time.

alp227

(32,007 posts)
32. Lambert is a Reagan nominee.
Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:09 PM
Jul 2012

Interesting how a civil case of a terrorist attack from which the judge's nominator made the US "cut and run" ends up with that particular judge.

 

lib2DaBone

(8,124 posts)
35. Hillary runs her mouth.. gas up 20 cents today....
Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:33 PM
Jul 2012

Please Hillary.. come home. I can't afford your "help" any longer.

 

ocpagu

(1,954 posts)
36. Oh, my God!
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 02:28 PM
Jul 2012

They hate us for our freedoms!

Quick! Take all my civil liberties and protect me from evil Iran!



What a joke...

 

Nihil

(13,508 posts)
39. Very appropriate cartoon there ...
Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:24 AM
Jul 2012

Thanks for posting it.

If only some of the DU wannabe-hawks would take note of it ...

 

Herlong

(649 posts)
38. Iran 'ready to fire missiles at US bases'
Sat Jul 7, 2012, 05:28 PM
Jul 2012



Get Ready Ya'll. What does Koch money buy?


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"Fighting them over here..."etc.

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Problem is, in America, only one third of us are capable of showing up on election day. That means, Mit Romney

can win the next election.

Learning from the Bush days is an excellent strategy.

GOTV
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