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Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:08 PM

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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Reply Iran 'ready to fire missiles at US bases' (Original post)
alp227 Jul 2012 OP
slackmaster Jul 2012 #1
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #19
slackmaster Jul 2012 #25
itcfish Jul 2012 #29
slackmaster Jul 2012 #30
former9thward Jul 2012 #33
slackmaster Jul 2012 #34
Amonester Jul 2012 #2
Historic NY Jul 2012 #3
sabrina 1 Jul 2012 #37
bluestateguy Jul 2012 #4
DeSwiss Jul 2012 #5
LineLineReply .
rocktivity Jul 2012 #10
Comrade Grumpy Jul 2012 #6
Amonester Jul 2012 #7
AJTheMan Jul 2012 #8
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #20
rocktivity Jul 2012 #9
Katashi_itto Jul 2012 #11
MADem Jul 2012 #14
TomClash Jul 2012 #15
NickB79 Jul 2012 #16
GenPatton43 Jul 2012 #12
MADem Jul 2012 #13
Enrique Jul 2012 #17
cpwm17 Jul 2012 #18
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #21
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2012 #23
L0oniX Jul 2012 #22
bitchkitty Jul 2012 #24
Comrade_McKenzie Jul 2012 #26
wordpix Jul 2012 #27
Marrah_G Jul 2012 #28
may3rd Jul 2012 #31
alp227 Jul 2012 #32
lib2DaBone Jul 2012 #35
ocpagu Jul 2012 #36
Nihil Jul 2012 #39
Herlong Jul 2012 #38

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:15 PM

1. LOL!

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:17 PM

19. I don't see the humor in this. It seems pretty serious to me. - n/t

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 12:07 PM

25. OK, what does an Iranian sailor have in every port?

 

Wait for it...

























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A cup of tea.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 01:30 PM

29. I Guess YOu Know Iranians Well

They would not fight and mess us their manicures. LOL

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Response to itcfish (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 01:33 PM

30. They're some of the nicest people on Earth. Very polite, mostly well educated.

 

Modern Iran is not really a fighting culture.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:15 PM

33. Not a fighting culture?

I guess they just laid down in the Iran-Iraq war where about a million died.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:24 PM

34. IIRC Iraq was the initial aggressor in that conflict.

 

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

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:16 PM

2. It would have been really surprising if he had said...

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

But no. War games of words stage.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:18 PM

3. So that means they will be attacking their neighbors...

thats not going to work well.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 05:10 PM

37. No, it means they will do what any sovereign nation would do if it is attacked by its

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.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:23 PM

4. Are you sure you didn't pick this up from the Onion?

nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:37 PM

5. More Photoshop threats.....

 



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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:42 AM

10. .




rocktivity

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:51 PM

6. We'd best not attack Iran. That could get real messy and complicated.

 

All 4th of July nationalist bluster aside.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:12 AM

7. Methinks all this mumbo-jumbo is to jack up the price of oil...

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

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:26 AM

8. Iran has always talked a big game.

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.

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Response to AJTheMan (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:19 PM

20. My father (wounded at Inchon) would beg to differ with you about

 

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.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:40 AM

9. Within 45 minutes?


rocktivity

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 06:57 AM

11. Actually they have a better weapon really. Oil

 

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.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:22 AM

14. Iran has very little refining capacity. They have to outsource a lot of that work. nt

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:04 AM

15. Iran has a refining capacity of 1.7m bbd

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.







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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:20 AM

16. They'd just pound the hell out of Saudi Arabia

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.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:03 AM

12. In 33 Year In Power...............

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.

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Response to GenPatton43 (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:21 AM

13. The joke is that their Navy is good for checking on their Air Force...

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

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:20 AM

17. seems kind of obvious to me

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

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 11:28 AM

18. Iran threatens to defend itself if attacked!

 

We can't allow that.

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Response to cpwm17 (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:20 PM

21. Here's my position:

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 01:14 PM

23. I 2nd that emotion.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:45 PM

22. Fear = more money for our military. Thanks for playing.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 11:42 AM

24. oooooooooooooooohhhhhh noooooooooooooooo

Brown people with nissiles, wantin' ta kill 'Muricans!!!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 12:08 PM

26. They'd be stupid if they weren't. nt

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 12:39 PM

27. let's have a standoff with arms & alliances ready & it'll be WWI over again for WWIII



"When will they ever learn?"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 12:47 PM

28. Scary

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:12 PM

31. US court fines Iran $813 mn for 1983 Lebanon attack ( GOOD LUCK COLLECTING )

 




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."
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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.

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Response to may3rd (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:09 PM

32. Lambert is a Reagan nominee.

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.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:33 PM

35. Hillary runs her mouth.. gas up 20 cents today....

 

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

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 02:28 PM

36. Oh, my God!

 

They hate us for our freedoms!

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



What a joke...

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #36)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:24 AM

39. Very appropriate cartoon there ...

 

Thanks for posting it.

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

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 05:28 PM

38. Iran 'ready to fire missiles at US bases'

 




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


When you hear people say this :


"Mitt Romney's great for the economy because of his business experience."


(good propaganda has simple words and is six to eight words long, to be easily repeated)


"Fighting them over here..."etc.

(and don't forget they can't hear you, or your "reason" through any of that propaganda!)


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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