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Iranian Alert - February 9, 2005 - "Tehran warns facilities indestructible"
Regime Change Iran ^ | 2/08/05 | freedom44

Posted on 02/08/2005 7:24:22 PM PST by freedom44


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Iran warned the United States Tuesday that its nuclear sites cannot be destroyed by air or missile strikes, as Britain entered the fray by declaring that Tehran is a state sponsor of terrorism.

Top national security official Hassan Rowhani said on state television that a military strike would only push Iran's nuclear activities underground, and told Washington that the stand-off should be settled by dialogue.

"Our nuclear centers cannot be destroyed. Our nuclear technology comes from our scientists (and) we can transfer our nuclear workshops under mountains and carry out enrichment where no bomb or missile can be effective," said the cleric, adding he did not consider an attack as a "serious threat."

Rowhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, insisted that Iran was "not looking for increased tensions with any country, even with the Americans."


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1 posted on 02/08/2005 7:24:22 PM PST by freedom44
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They must have a Bagdad Bob... maybe Tehran Teddy?


2 posted on 02/08/2005 7:25:13 PM PST by Barney59 (Now there's a man with an open mind - you can feel the breeze from here!)
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To: freedom44

Starting to sound a lot like their old neighbors.


3 posted on 02/08/2005 7:27:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (they call me tater.)
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To: freedom44
"Top national security official Hassan Rowhani said on state television that a military strike would only push Iran's nuclear activities underground, and told Washington that the stand-off should be settled by dialogue."

Sounds like someone needs a change of underwear.

4 posted on 02/08/2005 7:28:49 PM PST by yooper (If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there......)
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To: freedom44

Make the whole area radioactive and it won't matter if they are "underground". May the peace of the grave be upon them.


5 posted on 02/08/2005 7:30:01 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: freedom44
Tehran warns facilities indestructible

Not what I'd call a safe bet.

6 posted on 02/08/2005 7:33:03 PM PST by dighton
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To: freedom44

Me thinks the Iranians are going to be in for a nasty surprise very soon, courtesy of the IDF.


7 posted on 02/08/2005 7:34:44 PM PST by rdl6989
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Our nuclear centers cannot be destroyed. Our nuclear technology comes from our scientists (and) we can transfer our nuclear workshops under mountains and carry out enrichment where no bomb or missile can be effective

Against US forces, a bunker is the ABSOLUTE WORST PLACE TO BE.

8 posted on 02/08/2005 7:36:02 PM PST by Paul_Denton (The UN is UN-American! Get the UN out of the US and US out of the UN!)
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Just for the sake of argument, let's say Iran's nuke sites are invulnerable to conventional weapons or clandestine attacks. What are our options? With Russia rearing its head again in the Middle East, does the President still have any military options he can risk without the conflict becoming global.


9 posted on 02/08/2005 7:36:11 PM PST by buckalfa
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It might be our only option to take that risk. We can risk the CHANCE of Russia entering the fray or allow the suicidal fanatics who rule Iran to get nukes and USE THEM.


10 posted on 02/08/2005 7:43:48 PM PST by Paul_Denton (The UN is UN-American! Get the UN out of the US and US out of the UN!)
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Well said !


11 posted on 02/08/2005 7:46:30 PM PST by buckalfa
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To: freedom44
Tehran warns facilities indestructible

...and what about Tehran itself?

12 posted on 02/08/2005 7:57:16 PM PST by TXnMA (Attention, ACLU: There is no constitutionally protected right to NOT be offended -- Shove It!)
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Shiite head says..."Our nuclear centers cannot be destroyed. Our nuclear technology comes from our scientists (and) we can transfer our nuclear workshops under mountains and carry out enrichment where no bomb or missile can be effective,"

Hey mon...no problemo...we just fly the smart laser guided bunker buster bombs right in the front door.

If we cant get it...it means they cant get out.


13 posted on 02/08/2005 8:01:48 PM PST by Dat Mon (will work for clever tagline)
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To: freedom44

Wan't it John Kerry who warned that we were developing bunker busting nukes? Hmmm.


14 posted on 02/08/2005 8:02:34 PM PST by Antoninus (In hoc sign, vinces )
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To: Barney59

Scientists can tell a mullah anything and he'll believe it. This article proves that.


15 posted on 02/08/2005 8:04:40 PM PST by JustaCowgirl (You have seen that life is fragile, and evil is real, and courage triumphs -- George W Bush)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
"Indestructable?"

I don't think so...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

16 posted on 02/08/2005 8:08:23 PM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: freedom44

Israelis will take care of it.


17 posted on 02/08/2005 8:10:43 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: freedom44
Hmmm.... said the cleric, adding he did not consider an attack as a "serious threat." Maybe this cleric ought to talk to Saddam- he didn't think we were a threat either.
18 posted on 02/08/2005 8:24:45 PM PST by joedelta
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To: freedom44

General Patton: If oceans and mountains can be overcome, anything built by man can be overcome.


19 posted on 02/08/2005 8:25:33 PM PST by embedded_rebel
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PING


20 posted on 02/08/2005 8:25:34 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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