We'll hit NATO shield if threatened: Iran

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Soldiers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard walk past a satirical mural of Statue of Liberty on the wall of the former US Embassy in Tehran. Photo: AP
Iran will target NATO's missile shield in neighbouring Turkey if it is threatened by military action, the commander of the aerospace division of the Revolutionary Guards said.
"We are prepared to first target the NATO defence missile shield in Turkey if we are threatened. And then we'll move on to other targets," Amir-Ali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.
Although Iranian officials have said several times they could retaliate with ballistic missiles against Israel if attacked, Hajizadeh's remark was the first time the Revolutionary Guards spoke of targeting Turkey.

Speculation has intensified in Israel that it was preparing air strikes on Iran to hit nuclear facilities following a November 8 report by the UN nuclear watchdog strongly suggesting Tehran was researching atomic weapons.
Hajizadeh, whose unit is in charge of the Revolutionary Guards' missile systems, told a crowd of Basij militia members in the western city of Khorramabad that Iran's stance now was to "threaten in the face of threats," in line with a decree this month by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Turkey last year agreed to host an early warning radar system in its southeast as part of NATO's shield which the United States says is aimed at thwarting missile threats from the Middle East, particularly Iran.
Hajizadeh said last Monday the Revolutionary Guards' "greatest wish" was for Israel to attack Iran, so they could retaliate and relegate the Jewish state to "the dustbin of history."
Meanwhile, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said new sanctions imposed on Iran by Western nations make the prospect of international talks on its nuclear program "more difficult.".
"They keep making it more difficult for them to negotiate with us," he said in an interview with an Iranian state-run television network the Jam e Jam channel.
"You impose resolutions, sanctions, you use all tools against us, and you want to come and negotiate?" Ahmadinejad asked in a rhetorical jab at the United States and its allies.
The United States, Britain and Canada this week announced they were imposing fresh unilateral sanctions on Iran's financial sector. France is also pushing its European Union partners to cut Iranian oil imports.
http://m.theage.com.au/world/well-hit-nato-shield-if-threatened-iran-20111127-1o16r.html

Not sure how many people are following this, but it's heating up very fast.
 

Norm Stansfield

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A test run for that system would be very helpful, actually. I'm very curious how well it works.
 

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I think they are trying to politically pressure Turkey to stop hanging out with White countries.

(I.E. - leave NATO and pledge alliance with Iran)
 

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I think they are trying to politically pressure Turkey to stop hanging out with White countries.

(I.E. - leave NATO and pledge alliance with Iran)
It's funny. The Gul-Erdogan-Davutoglu front in Turkey made a conscious decision to distance themselves from the US and Israel (that was once a close, close ally of Turkey. I've been there several times back in good times. I suspect it will some day be like the Israelis who hung out in Iran during the days of the Shah) and get closer to the Iran-Syria-Hizbullah axis, and look what it got them - threats from Syria for harboring Syrian refugees and threats from Iran to not interfere with Syria and to bomb NATO facilities on its soil. How's that Islamist friendship working out for you, assholes?
 

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It's funny. The Gul-Erdogan-Davutoglu front in Turkey made a conscious decision to distance themselves from the US and Israel (that was once a close, close ally of Turkey. I've been there several times back in good times. I suspect it will some day be like the Israelis who hung out in Iran during the days of the Shah) and get closer to the Iran-Syria-Hizbullah axis, and look what it got them - threats from Syria for harboring Syrian refugees and threats from Iran to not interfere with Syria and to bomb NATO facilities on its soil. How's that Islamist friendship working out for you, assholes?
I doubt a lot of Erdogan supporters care about that. They gave up the chance to be part of the EU by putting those shitheads in power, what's a few more threats on top of that.

Religious zealots tend to put their religion ahead of everything, including the well being of their country. They'd probably tell you Iran is right to threaten them, for being cozy with the West.
 

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150,000 Iran missiles awaiting Israel
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:6PM GMT

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says Iran will teach Israel a good lesson if the entity tries to attack the Islamic Republic.

Vahidi said on Sunday that Israel will not have a minimal chance of survival after venturing a military attack against Iran, as Iranian armed forces will pound all of Israel with thousands of missiles, Fars News Agency reported.

“The enemy must answer this question, if it attacks Iran, for how long a battle and losing how many of its warships and vessels has it prepared itself?”

“Why is the Zionist regime making threats (against Iran)? How many missiles have they prepared themselves for? 10,000? 20,000? 50,000? 100,000? 150,000 or more?" the Iranian defense minister asked.

He advised the US and its allies to realize Iran's incredible might and know that in the event of a war the Islamic Republic will teach the Americans what war really is and what soldiers are supposed to be like.
http://presstv.com/detail/212486.html

these fuckers are funny.
 

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I doubt a lot of Erdogan supporters care about that. They gave up the chance to be part of the EU by putting those shitheads in power, what's a few more threats on top of that.

Religious zealots tend to put their religion ahead of everything, including the well being of their country. They'd probably tell you Iran is right to threaten them, for being cozy with the West.
That may be true, but the name of the policy that Turkish front adopted was "Zero Problems With Neighbors." Oopsie.

The whole EU thing in Turkey was a total coup. They managed to restrict the army's ability to resist Islamist takeover (it's in the Turkish constitution) by claiming to try and adhere to EU standards, while knowing that their mere existence in power lessened the likelihood of them ever being accepted to the Union.

And Turkey isn't Saudi Arabia. Plenty of secular nationalistic Turks had to vote for them to get them to power. They have actually done wonders to the Turkish economy, but allying with Iran and Syria as an economic policy might have been good for them for a short while. However, if long term stability is what you want, you need to bet on the Western horse, as they will no doubt learn if they continue this crap.
 

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Still convinced this isn't an American/European problem?
The shitbags who continue to downplay Iran will do so right up until the day they ignite a dirty bomb in New York Harbor. Even then they'll blame oil companies.
 

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150,000 Iran missiles awaiting Israel
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:6PM GMT

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says Iran will teach Israel a good lesson if the entity tries to attack the Islamic Republic.

Vahidi said on Sunday that Israel will not have a minimal chance of survival after venturing a military attack against Iran, as Iranian armed forces will pound all of Israel with thousands of missiles, Fars News Agency reported.

“The enemy must answer this question, if it attacks Iran, for how long a battle and losing how many of its warships and vessels has it prepared itself?”

“Why is the Zionist regime making threats (against Iran)? How many missiles have they prepared themselves for? 10,000? 20,000? 50,000? 100,000? 150,000 or more?" the Iranian defense minister asked.

He advised the US and its allies to realize Iran's incredible might and know that in the event of a war the Islamic Republic will teach the Americans what war really is and what soldiers are supposed to be like.
Iran probably should stop the propaganda. They will be lucky if this stays conventional. If Iran can convince Irsael there will be 150,000 warheads raining down, this war is going to start with some high-altitude airbursts... I doubt their missiles or launch facilities are EMP hardened.
 

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Wondered if they have upgraded to PhotoShop to CS5 yet...
Part of the sanctions involves withholding that technology.
But they may be able to get some free Google apps smuggled in.
 

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The shitbags who continue to downplay Iran will do so right up until the day they ignite a dirty bomb in New York Harbor. Even then they'll blame oil companies.
Soccer mom's gotta get her kids to school and violin practice. She can't afford to fill up the Yukon at $6.00 a gallon, so damn right the oil companies will be blamed.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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Part of the sanctions involves withholding that technology.
But they may be able to get some free Google apps smuggled in.
Hopefully they can get Mousepaint for the Apple 2c smuggled in through their courier network. If they need to rely on Broderbund software to perform their digital manipulations, they are SOL.
 

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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...-west-and-tehran/story-e6frg6so-1226209996774

AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack.

Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran.

The images clearly showed billowing smoke and destruction, negating Iranian claims yesterday that no such explosion had taken place. Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was "no doubt" that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was "no accident".

The explosion at Iran's third-largest city came as satellite images emerged of the damage caused by one at a military base outside Tehran two weeks ago that killed about 30 members of the Revolutionary Guard, including General Hassan Moghaddam, the head of the Iranian missile defence program.


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Iran claimed that the Tehran explosion occurred during testing on a new weapons system designed to strike at Israel. But several Israeli officials have confirmed that the blast was intentional and part of an effort to target Iran's nuclear weapons program.

On Monday, Isfahan residents reported a blast that shook tower blocks in the city at about 2.40pm and seeing a cloud of smoke rising over the nuclear facility on the edge of the city.

"This caused damage to the facilities in Isfahan, particularly to the elements we believe were involved in storage of raw materials," said one military intelligence source.

He would not confirm or deny Israel's involvement in the blast, instead saying that there were "many different parties looking to sabotage, stop or coerce Iran into stopping its nuclear weapons program".

Iran went into frantic denial yesterday as news of the explosion at Isfahan emerged. Alireza Zaker-Isfahani, the city's governor, claimed that the blast had been caused by a military exercise in the area but state-owned agencies in Tehran soon removed this story and issued a government denial that any explosion had taken place at all.

On Monday, Dan Meridor. the Israeli Intelligence Minister, said: "There are countries who impose economic sanctions and there are countries who act in other ways in dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat."

Major-General Giora Eiland, Israel's former director of national security, told Israel's army radio that the Isfahan blast was no accident. "There aren't many coincidences, and when there are so many events there is probably some sort of guiding hand, though perhaps it's the hand of God," he said.

A former Israeli intelligence official cited at least two other explosions that have "successfully neutralised" Iranian bases associated with the Shahab-3, the medium-range missile that could be adapted to carry a nuclear warhead. "This is something everyone in the West wanted to see happen," he added.

Iran has repeatedly denied the existence of a nuclear weapons program, and strongly condemned the International Atomic Energy Agency's report last month that accused Iran of trying to build a nuclear weapon.


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Josh_R

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Still convinced this isn't an American/European problem?
Do they have missiles that can reach the U.S.?


Meanwhile, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said new sanctions imposed on Iran by Western nations make the prospect of international talks on its nuclear program "more difficult.".
"They keep making it more difficult for them to negotiate with us," he said in an interview with an Iranian state-run television network the Jam e Jam channel.
"You impose resolutions, sanctions, you use all tools against us, and you want to come and negotiate?" Ahmadinejad asked in a rhetorical jab at the United States and its allies.
The United States, Britain and Canada this week announced they were imposing fresh unilateral sanctions on Iran's financial sector. France is also pushing its European Union partners to cut Iranian oil imports.
Sounds pretty reasonable to me. Usually when you want to negotiate with someone, you don't punch them in the face first and then ask them nicely to please do what you want.