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Posted on 12/18/2005 1:52:51 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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German Intelligence Warns That Iran Has New Missiles
Deutsche Presse-Agentur:German intelligence believes Iran has now bought 18 longer-range missiles from North Korea, giving Teheran the capability to attack targets in central Europe, the German daily newspaper Bild reported Friday.
The study by the foreign intelligence service BND said the BM-25 missiles were being purchased from Pyongyang in the form of kit sets. The mobile missiles, which are based on the Russian SS-N-6 missile for submarine launch, will have a nominal range of 2,500 kilometres.
However it was possible to upgrade them to hit targets 3,500 kilometres away, the Munich-based BND said.
Iran already has Shehab-3 missiles with a range of 1,300 kilometres.
Bild quoted the BND dossier as saying: 'Germany and other parts of Europe could be affected in the medium to long term by the Iranian missile programme.'
It added: 'With longer ranges in the future, combined with the apparent efforts to obtain nuclear warheads, Iran would be in a position to reach all of Israel and parts of central Europe.'
- Dow Jones Newswires reported that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday there is no evidence that Iran intends to back down in a diplomatic standoff over its disputed nuclear program.
- Reuters reported that U.S. President George W. Bush on Friday called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad an "odd guy."
- Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post warns us that Iran is arming for Armageddon. A must read,
- Ze'ev Schiff, Ha'aretz examined the question: Is There a Military Option?
- The New York Sun reported that Israel's top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom said: Saddam Hussein moved his chemical weapons to Syria six weeks before the war started.
- Iran Focus reported that Iranian agents in Iraq carried out a widespread campaign of poll manipulation to ensure victory by Shiite groups allied to Tehran.
- IranMania reported that most Israelis want their government to use diplomacy rather than military power.
- Islamic Republic News Agency reported that Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki voiced Iran's concern over the increasing human rights violations of the US.
- Reuters reported that an influential Republican congresswoman expressed frustration on Friday over President George W. Bush's approach to Iran.
- Kiarash Kianmehr, Rooz Online reported that some of the passengers on board the C-130 military transport aircraft that crashed last week died of asphyxiation due to the lack of emergency oxygen on board.
- Maryam Kashani, Rooz Online published several strange accounts of Ahmadinejad's recent trip to Saudi Arabia.
- Phyllis Chesler, FrontPageMagazine published a speech given before the US Senate this past week: Islamic Gender Apartheid.
- A photo that answers the question: Where do the Iranian people get their news?
- And finally, a Cartoon about Ahmadinejad: Mullah's Wild Dog.
I am sure they would love to hit anywhere on the mainland of the United States. However the range isnt enough to do so. Until it is let the Euro's stew over it.
Iran has submarines?
they can afford the warranty too..
Some of the people that I worked with in the Imperial Iranian Air Force had a fair degree of technical talent. I am not totally sure how much of the technical talent remained after the Ayatollah "cleansed" the Iranian Armed Forces of the personnel that served under the Shah. The 8 year war with Iraq didn't help much either.
I don't doubt that a bit. I suspect though that the professional officer class doesn't appreciate being led down a road to destruction by the 12th Imam types. The talent they have may not wish to apply itself to such a task.
2500 Klicks? Close enough to establish intent. Vaporize em, piss on em, let's get on with it!!!
Don't bet your life on it. Mine too for that matter.
Maybe "IKOREA" forgot to pack those handy little wrenches needed to put them together.
But that might hurt that great German economy.
Looks like they have enough talent to build nuclear weapons, however.
Maybe this will get Europe to wake up, but I doubt it.
BTW, this also puts India within range as well.
Knowing the Iranians, I would bet that a lot of talent was imported.
Looks like little Kimmy Il has been very busy lately. I wonder how N. Korea turns Iranian currency (I forget the name), into dollars or euros?
NK on the other hand runs counterfeiting operations in dollars and yen. They launder it through gambling parlors in Japan run by North Korean immigrants.
Were Iran to strike New York our response should be massive retaliation wiping out every human being (if there are any) in ancient Persia or present-day Iran. Their absolute destruction might prove salutary to other kooks, pukes and gooks with nukes who don't know that of a great powerwould mean annihilation of their pissant presence on the planet.
Iranian centers and places in Israel