Iran threatens missile attacks on US targets

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Iran threatens missile attacks on US targets


By David Blair, Diplomatic Correspondent
Last Updated: 2:30am BST 18/09/2007


Iran threatened to fire long-range missiles at American targets in the Middle East yesterday as the war of words between Teheran and the West continued to escalate.
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Iran's missile range: Click to enlargeA senior commander of the Revolutionary Guard, the largest component of the Islamic republic's armed forces, chose this moment to outline the capability of his country's ballistic missiles.
The Shahab-3 rocket has a range of 1,250 miles, allowing it to strike an array of Western targets across the Middle East.
"Today the Americans are around our country but this does not mean that they are encircling us. They are encircled themselves and are within our range," said Gen Mohammed Hassan Koussechi.
"If the United States is saying that they have identified 2,000 targets in Iran, then what is certain is that it is the Americans who are all around Iran and are equally our targets," he told the official IRNA news agency.
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Gen Koussechi added: "We have reached capacities that allow us to hit the enemy at a range of 2,000 kilometres."
A wide array of possible targets faces Iran across the Gulf. Dubai, filled with Western companies, tourists and expatriates, is only 105 miles away.
Iran's armed forces already occupy Abu Musa, an island claimed by the United Arab Emirates, 40 miles from Dubai.
Other potential targets include the oilfields in Saudi Arabia's Eastern province, the headquarters of America's Central Command in Qatar and the main harbour of the US Fifth Fleet in Bahrain. RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus is also in range.
Tension over Iran's nuclear programme is now building. Teheran continues to defy three UN resolutions by enriching uranium, which could produce the essential material for a nuclear bomb.
Later this month, America will probably seek the Security Council's support for a new resolution imposing more sanctions on Iran.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has toughened France's approach towards Teheran, with Bernard Kouchner, his foreign minister, giving warning at the weekend that the world should "prepare for the worst and the worst is war".
Teheran responded yesterday by accusing Mr Sarkozy of being an American stooge.
Iran is enriching uranium using centrifuges. It aims to install 3,000 at the underground nuclear plant in Natanz.
Once it has succeeded — and the technical barriers are formidable — Iran would need about one year to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one bomb.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reached a new agreement with Iran designed to lay to rest any fears that Teheran is developing a nuclear bomb.
But Western diplomats say the IAEA agreement contains one flaw — it does not specify that Iran must stop enriching uranium. However, Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the IAEA, said that any talk of war was "hype". He added: "People need to bear with us."
• American forces yesterday captured 12 Iraqis who they accuse of smuggling weapons from Iran. The men, who were detained in Baghdad, had prepared and stockpiled an especially lethal variety of roadside bomb, said the US military.
 

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fuck iran, what they keep forgetting is although were involved in political quagmire in iraq, we bowled over there army, they dont have a chance in a real shooting war.
 

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Iran is tough. alot tougher than any of the arabs. and hezbollah is arguably a better fighting force than al qaeda.

but unlike the arabs, Iran actually has a population that would fight for a western styled government/democracy
 

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If they fuck with us,it`s over within a matter of seconds.
 

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Jusat what we need, more destabalized governments in the middle east :)
 

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un less the gooks decide to get involved, then there might be trouble.
 

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Last week Israel entered Syrian Airspace. It hasnt been reported much in the US because NO ONE is talking about it. no one in the intel community in israel or the us is speaking to their usual contacts in the media about it. this was the breakdown that happened.

1. Syria claims Israel entered their airspace. no repsonse from Israel. North Korea protests Israels actions
2. CNN reports that Israel entered Syria and bombers hit supplies headed to hezbullah
3. The New York Times says that Israel actually blew up North Korean nuclear facilities that were set up in Syria. and ground forces may have been used.

the next info that came out was that Turkey has been helping the US and Israel with intel on this. and that the North Koreans have been selling what they have left of their nuclear program to Iran and Syria.

the real problem is something G Gordon Liddy actually said to the boys a couple years ago. that Iran is willling to absorb retaliation for a nuclear attack on Israel. Israel would certainly fire nuclear weapons from the ground, air and sea at both Syria and Iran.

this is really dangerous shit. ofcourse we can blow up Iran and take out their armed forces. but its gona be very messy. and hezbollah committing terrorism in the US would be a real threat
 

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They are big mouths because they have Russia backing them.I say take them out.
 

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Iran is tough. alot tougher than any of the arabs. and hezbollah is arguably a better fighting force than al qaeda.

but unlike the arabs, Iran actually has a population that would fight for a western styled government/democracy
There's 2 things that people weighing. Us kicking our ass and us occupying them.

If we keep it simple, knock them down and destory their civilization, then leave... well it'll be easy.

Occupying them is the hard part.
 

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There's 2 things that people weighing. Us kicking our ass and us occupying them.

If we keep it simple, knock them down and destory their civilization, then leave... well it'll be easy.

Occupying them is the hard part.
definitely. but atleast in iran, theres a considerable portion of the population, especially the young, who would fight for democracy. Unlike in Iraq, there are roots for a democracy in Iran

but an all out hezbollah campaign would be brutal
 
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Solution:

Let Iran take over Iraq. Let them do what they must to finish what was started in the 80s and end it. After that then we'll all be super friends.:action-sm
 

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our military is streched DANGEROULSY thin as it is. trust me on this. any campaign involving iran would be 10x as disastrous as the iraq occupation.
 

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our military is streched DANGEROULSY thin as it is. trust me on this. any campaign involving iran would be 10x as disastrous as the iraq occupation.
we're already going to battle with an occupation against Iran. and they havent even finished forming the Iraqi chapter of Hezbollah yet. our troops definitely have to be out of Iraq to even deal with a situation like this, you know all this far better than I.

but we're headed for a real problem if the north koreans are already helping Syria and Iran. Because Iran truly is willing to trade nukes with Israel. and thats a catastrophe that we couldnt and wouldnt sit out (assuming the US wouldnt be attacked directly as well).

look the potential presidents that will have to deal with this mess. Hillary wont sit it out if Israel has a million or two killed. Giuliani wont either. McKain wont, I dont think Obama would even sit it out. because Israel would respond, 10 fold, and Iran has to be believed that it will attack the US if that happens. this is the reality of this potential mess. Israel blowing up potential North Korean nuclear facilities in Syria last week was a really big deal
 

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Sometimes I think the CDC should dispose of some of their smallpox samples in Mecca during the Haj. I know not all Muslims are scum, but the assholes among them almost make me think it would be worth getting rid of all of them.
 

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Our ground forces are stretched thin, but we still got a nasty airforce and navy that can wipe out Iran's ability to attack in a week...Plus, we could start breaking out some Area 51 shit if things got heavy
 

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So Ahmadinejad is asking to visit Ground Zero and at the same time the Revolutionary Guard is threatening to bomb us. What's wrong with that picture?

I agree with our President Dandy - turn the whole region into a parking lot.
 

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its a good thing we haven't been wasting troops and money so that we might actually be able to defend ourselves against a threat like this....oh wait....
 

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HEADLINE FROM THE FUTURE! Just replace Iraq with Iran in the image and make-believe you're reading cnn.com/ebonics. (oh if i only had photoshop skillz)

 
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Well I'm not going to try to predict what may or may not happen. All I know is that I'm ready here at home.
 

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edit: In any case, at work today, I was given crap because of a mispronounciation of Ahmadinejad's name. I said ah-MAD-ee-na-jahd. I was told the proper pronouncer is ah-ma-DEEN-a-jahd. Should we really be caring about this cunt's feelings? Fuck him, fuck his name... I'll call him what I want.
 
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