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Iran warns Israel of “unimaginable losses” if Syria attacked
AFP ^ | July 16, 2006

Posted on 07/16/2006 2:16:47 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Iran warned its arch-enemy Israel Sunday of “unimaginable losses” if it attacks Syria adding that the Islamic republic was “standing by the Syrian people”.

“We hope the Zionist regime does not make the mistake of attacking Syria, because extending the front would definitely make the Zionist regime face unimaginable losses,” foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters.

“Iran is standing by the Syrian people,” he added.

“We have offered and will offer Syria and Lebanon spiritual and humanitarian support,” Asefi said, reiterating Iran’s denial that it is providing military and financial assistance to the Hezbollah movement.

He also hit out at the United States after President George W. Bush said Israel had “every right to defend itself”.

“The United States has had a destructive role by vetoing resolutions and hence encouraging the Israeli crimes,” Asefi said, referring to Washington’s use of its veto in the UN Security Council Thursday to block a resolution calling for a halt to an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.

“The United States should reconsider its policies and correct its wrong attitude of supporting the Zionist regime.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; hezbollah; iran; israel; lebanon; sandnazis; syria
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1 posted on 07/16/2006 2:16:54 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

If Iran wants to be carpet bombed...so be it. Iran is messing with something way bigger than it can handle.


2 posted on 07/16/2006 2:19:55 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: West Coast Conservative

Iran warns Israel of “unimaginable losses” if Syria attacked.

Correction:

Iran sets itself up for unimaginable losses as it foolishly contemplates attacking Israel.

Bring it on suckers!


3 posted on 07/16/2006 2:21:35 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Dallas59

bttt


4 posted on 07/16/2006 2:22:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: West Coast Conservative
Iran has already attacked Israel and not just through words. Its official policy is to wipe Israel off the map. No one in Israel gives a damn what Iran says about them. There's an expression in Hebrew, "yehye tov" - "it will be alright." Israelis are using to being condemned by the world and they shrug their shoulders and go about their business. What other choice do they have? Iran can take its threats and stuff them where the sun don't shine.

(Go Israel Go! Slap 'em down Hezbullies.)

5 posted on 07/16/2006 2:33:27 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Dallas59
First Syria. Logistically, Syria is a cake walk. Israel can't still take care of Iran's Nucs, if need be, with it's own Nucs, before they become operational.

Put yourself in an Israeli's shoes. Your family is already under rocket attack. If the Iranians, Syrians, or other Arabs, via proxy or via direct attack, decide to move on Israel, and Israel loses, how many Jews will be spared? How much of Israel's "infrastructure" will be lost? Will the Europeans or Lebanese wail at Israel's distress?

If the Arabs win, 70% to 80% of all Israel's will die. Perhaps the rest will evacuate successfully.

The point is that this is an "all or nothing" fight for Israel. Her enemies leave her no choice. Europe and the U.N. leave her no choice. So, if that's a given, what should Israel do with Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza? Should she sacrafice blood and treasure, and then withdraw under agreements that the Arabs and Persions will honor no more than any of the rest? Will Israel trade land for ... for what? It won't be peace or safety.

Will Israel take on the western liberal task of "nation buildling" for the Lebanese and Syrians, trying to build a democracy for people who would put every man, woman and child in Israel to the sword?

What should Israel do with the Lebanese and Syrians? How thoroughly unthinkable it would be for Israel to adopt the ancient practices of the victors, practices which modern Islam has revived. What would Israel be if as a country, she treated the Lebanese, Palastinians, and Syrians in the exact way that they would treat Israelis, and push every last man, woman and child into the sea, or as refugees to other countries?

But Israel will not do that, because it's not a Muslim country. However, that weakness may be their eventual undoing. Israel needs to retake the lands they conquered, toss the Arabs out, and establish defensible borders. How can the borders they now have be considered "defensible" when they are being bombarded by Iranian rockets daily?

SFS

6 posted on 07/16/2006 2:34:21 AM PDT by Steel and Fire and Stone
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To: Steel and Fire and Stone

hmmmm... spell checker was off


7 posted on 07/16/2006 2:38:05 AM PDT by Steel and Fire and Stone
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To: Jameison
the rhetoric of iran and it's leader needs to be shut down permanently and immediately...they are annoying and are making too many stupid demands on the world...too many losses both financially and others are occurring due to their holding up the world on oil pricing and the insane islamofasious killing of non muslims must stop. No way in hell they get the bomb!
8 posted on 07/16/2006 2:38:05 AM PDT by ldish (God save the USA)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Iran warned its arch-enemy Israel Sunday of “unimaginable losses” if it attacks Syria adding that the Islamic republic was “standing by the Syrian people”.

That is worrisome. Iran has Chemical and Biological WMD. If Hizbollah got top line conventional Iranian arms, there is a possibility that they also got some unconventional ones. If they use one of those, time to get the suits out boys.

9 posted on 07/16/2006 2:39:41 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

I think Israel has a few suprises up her sleeve...


10 posted on 07/16/2006 2:43:27 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: West Coast Conservative
Bomb'em back into the 4th century where they belong and absolutely knock-off all silly talk of 'rebuilding' - from anybody. Like darned near everyone else, I'm sick and tired of the Iranian's.

We've put-up with their BS far too long as is.

11 posted on 07/16/2006 2:48:37 AM PDT by jankp
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To: Dallas59
I pray to GOD she does. I pray to God she has the will. I pray to God that Bush and Blair find the will again to help Israel finish the deal once and for all. Now is the time to bite the bullet on Iran and the middle east...or we shall forever regret it. It is never going to be easier to deal with the whole islamic terrorist mess than now!!!
12 posted on 07/16/2006 2:50:55 AM PDT by ldish (God save the USA)
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To: Dallas59
I think Israel has a few suprises up her sleeve...

She better because all the surprises have been on the Muzzie side

Worst case scenario-- This escalates over the next 30 days to where the end game becomes us bombing to sh!t Iran's nuclear facilities. I promise you that ultimate scenario is being war gamed intensely by American military and Israeli military

13 posted on 07/16/2006 2:54:15 AM PDT by dennisw (Confucius say man who go through turnstile sideways going to Bangkok)
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To: Jameison
Iran warns Israel of “unimaginable losses” if Syria attacked.

Wouldn't it something if President Bush warned Iran of "unimaginable destruction" if they don't stop the reckless behavior?

14 posted on 07/16/2006 2:54:45 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: West Coast Conservative

A careful reading of this statement makes it clear Iran is not prepared to take the step, in other words afraid, to publicly state it will render military assistance to Syria in the event of a conflict with Israel.


15 posted on 07/16/2006 2:58:04 AM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: dennisw

I have no doubt that this would be on the "menu". A chemical attack on Israel killing thousands would be the go ahead for the kitchen sink to be thrown at Syria and Iran.


16 posted on 07/16/2006 2:59:43 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Northern Alliance
I don't think Iran parses its words the way the USA, China or Russia does.

I think Iran is a reckless outlaw regime that is on the verge of joining the 4th century.

17 posted on 07/16/2006 3:00:35 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: DCPatriot
I think Iran is a reckless outlaw regime that is on the verge of joining the 4th century.

We underestimate our enemies at our peril.

18 posted on 07/16/2006 3:03:16 AM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: DCPatriot
"Wouldn't it something if President Bush warned Iran of "unimaginable destruction" if they don't stop the reckless behavior?"

Oh yes.
The liberal media and the Euro-nuts are going to go nuts.
19 posted on 07/16/2006 3:03:41 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: dennisw
And that unfortunately would be the best end game for us going into the future. It is now or forever living in the constant fear of Iran and what if...what if...and the constant erosion of American might and western non islamic countries and customs. Bring it on now with the least potential negative impact for the world's future!
20 posted on 07/16/2006 3:08:17 AM PDT by ldish (God save the USA)
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To: DCPatriot
Forget the 4th century, send them to hell.
21 posted on 07/16/2006 3:10:29 AM PDT by flynmudd
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To: West Coast Conservative

Remember everyone, the US has the abilty to put a swift end to the Islamic threat to the world. There's no need to allow millions to die while pursuing a "measured response" policy. That's nonsense that gets more people killed in the long run. We got the power,,use it, and move on.


22 posted on 07/16/2006 3:11:48 AM PDT by Waco
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To: flynmudd
Forget the 4th century, send them to hell.

In today's world, would that be a distinction?

23 posted on 07/16/2006 3:14:22 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Not just. Per Betsy Newmark, ten Iranians were in NoKo during the failed missile launch

http://betsyspage.blogspot.com/2006/07/this-is-scary.html


24 posted on 07/16/2006 3:14:34 AM PDT by saveliberty (I'm a Bushbot and a Snowflake :-)
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To: Waco

Would that be similar to the measured response Russia has to the Chechens?

Oh wait. They don't have money.


25 posted on 07/16/2006 3:15:27 AM PDT by saveliberty (I'm a Bushbot and a Snowflake :-)
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To: Northern Alliance
We underestimate our enemies at our peril.

Saddam...is that you? ;^)

26 posted on 07/16/2006 3:17:32 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: dennisw
I promise you that ultimate scenario is being war gamed intensely by American military and Israeli military.

What is Iran going to do when the US hits it on three fronts (from Afghanistan and Iraq) as well as from the Persian Gulf?

27 posted on 07/16/2006 3:19:25 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: ldish
Bring it on now with the least potential negative impact for the world's future!

I'm reminded of Pres. Clinton's words...."We can kill them tomorrow"...when defending his nonchalance regarding these problems.

I'm also reminded of the saying, "Today is the tomorrow you spoke about yesterday"

28 posted on 07/16/2006 3:22:46 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: Waco

"The time has come," the walrus said....


29 posted on 07/16/2006 3:23:01 AM PDT by Pine Mtn. Maverick
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To: West Coast Conservative

Am I the only one who finds the mullahcrats just the tiniest bit irritating?


30 posted on 07/16/2006 3:26:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nope, you're not the only one.

Those damn clerics all should be assassinated.


31 posted on 07/16/2006 3:28:49 AM PDT by Pine Mtn. Maverick
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To: dennisw
Worst case scenario-- This escalates over the next 30 days to where the end game becomes us bombing to sh!t Iran's nuclear facilities. I promise you that ultimate scenario is being war gamed intensely by American military and Israeli military

No doubt it's being planned for, but unlike the Israelis, the Americans are not interested in seeing things reach that point. $8 a gallon gas and an influx of Iranian suicide bombers descending on Iraq in retaliation would not be conduscive to us winning midterm elections.

32 posted on 07/16/2006 3:32:30 AM PDT by yuta250
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To: Northern Alliance
“We hope the Zionist regime does not make the mistake of attacking Syria, because...

Because what?

33 posted on 07/16/2006 3:33:00 AM PDT by joshhiggins (O you who believe! do not take the MUSLIMS for friends; ...surely Allah does not guide the unjust...)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Wait a minute.

Iran yanked Hizbollah's puppet strings to start this. Iran keeps Hizbollah armed in Lebanon.
Iran can pull Syria's strings

This is bigger than just going after Iran. This is the war that OBL wanted and couldn't get.


34 posted on 07/16/2006 3:33:04 AM PDT by saveliberty (I'm a Bushbot and a Snowflake :-)
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To: Pine Mtn. Maverick

I'm glad it's not just me.

L-rd knows there enough good reasons to take the mullahs out, but at this point I want it done just to teach them not to let their mouths write checks that their asses can't cash.


35 posted on 07/16/2006 3:37:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Thank you, Jimmie Carter. I hope you're proud of the world your policies created.


36 posted on 07/16/2006 3:37:30 AM PDT by Inkie (Attn Dems: Loose Lips Sink Ships -- but hey, I guess that's your goal))
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To: yuta250

NATO is doubling it's troop numbers in Afghanistan suddenly. Something's up. It's just not being broadcasted.


37 posted on 07/16/2006 3:38:36 AM PDT by Pine Mtn. Maverick
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To: West Coast Conservative
While everyone here runs down the Iranians, I would like to mention that it is common knowledge that they have missiles that can reach Israel. They also have all sorts of nuclear material, they are very capable of building a dirty bomb and making targets in Israel uninhabitable for years.

This would almost certainly result in a nuclear response from Israel. And this leads where no one wants to go.

Similar radiation attacks here are also possible. I can personally think of several ways to obtain and detonate a radiation bomb here in any number of high value target areas.

Are we willing to go to nuclear war to support Israel? Actions have consequences, you would have thought we would have learned that already from 911.
38 posted on 07/16/2006 3:39:48 AM PDT by Postal Worker with a gun (I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.....)
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To: DCPatriot
Saddam...is that you? ;^)

Too subtle for me - I don't know what your point is, - is there an implication that somehow I am supportive of Saddam/Ahmadinejad?

The reality is that right now things are going pretty well for Iran. They look good to the Arab 'street' with their missle damaging an Israeli ship, and the focus is off their nuclear program. Not only that, the Europeans and others are probably even less inclined than they were a few days ago about pressuring Iran for fear of a greater conflict in the middle east.

Ahmadinejad may be insane, but that does not make him stupid. He and his backers have successfully put the west in a very difficult and dangerous situation with their nuclear program - perhaps the most difficult we've faced in many generations.

39 posted on 07/16/2006 3:48:14 AM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: Postal Worker with a gun

Are we willing to go to nuclear war to support Israel?

Answer = Yes

I dont know why everyone says 'place you dont want to go', Yes it leads to nuclear war. That is what the mullah wants to see! And they have sufficient funding to go there, and there are now a sufficient number of nuclear players where he can get it. And if they nuke israel, you can bet your last shekel that chicago will be next. These people are NOT out to protect their own skin, they want YOURS.

Israel is the line in the sand. Dont Cross It.


40 posted on 07/16/2006 3:50:15 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: Pine Mtn. Maverick

The economic and political risks the West would face under a regional war scenario that included Iran is more than we are prepared for with our troops already on overextended tours of duty in Afganistan and Iraq, though Israel may try to force our hand in this anyway. This strategy may backfire on them in the long run should it plunge the West into a serious economic depression. The inflamed Arab passions in the region could cause the Saudi Royal family to be toppled, a geo-political nightmare for us should it ever happen.


41 posted on 07/16/2006 3:50:54 AM PDT by yuta250
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To: Northern Alliance

Your original suggestion and statement was to not underestimate the enemy. My point was that Saddam DID obviously underestimate his enemies and well...look where he is now.


42 posted on 07/16/2006 3:54:45 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: Samurai_Jack
Nuclear war in the Middle East, if we join in, will bring in the Chinese as well. The Russians will see this as an opportunity for themselves and join in also. A global nuclear war has no winners, only losers.

On the Beach by Nevil Shute should be required reading today like it was when I went to school.
43 posted on 07/16/2006 3:55:13 AM PDT by Postal Worker with a gun (I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.....)
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To: Samurai_Jack
Ditto...better them than us...because that is what they want for us...all non islamic types!!!

We have to protect ourselves from their future plans for us...it will not be pretty...but t has to happen now!!!!
44 posted on 07/16/2006 4:05:31 AM PDT by ldish (God save the USA)
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To: DCPatriot

Thank you...my point exactly!!!!


45 posted on 07/16/2006 4:07:32 AM PDT by ldish (God save the USA)
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To: DCPatriot
Your original suggestion and statement was to not underestimate the enemy. My point was that Saddam DID obviously underestimate his enemies and well...look where he is now.

However, I don't think we are in a position to gloat about Iraq.

46 posted on 07/16/2006 4:07:35 AM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: Postal Worker with a gun

If the drivel from "On The Beach" had been accepted as fact when the book was written back in the 50's, the West would have lost the Cold War because we would have just surrendered to the Soviets.

Pull your head out of your surrender hole for gawdsakes!

This is war, a war for Israel's survival, on top of the current Islamofascist war against the West, which will determine the survival of all civilization.

If you really have a gun, remind yourself that it is better to die on your feet, then to live on your knees for 15 minutes before some Muzzie with a sword beheads you either before or after your other family members meet the same fate.

Get with it man!


47 posted on 07/16/2006 4:09:36 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Northern Alliance

We ARE in a position to gloat about 50 million human beings who were formerly enslaved under the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam in Iraq, now breathing free air, ya know?


48 posted on 07/16/2006 4:11:18 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: mkjessup
I hate to say it...and it is a bit scary state we may be headed to...but Right On!!!
49 posted on 07/16/2006 4:14:26 AM PDT by ldish (God save the USA)
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To: ldish

I grew up expecting a Soviet 'bolt from the blue' nuclear strike at any given moment. I lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis ready to live for weeks in my school with Civil Defense rations and jugs of water. My parents made every preparation to meet such an emergency, including a basement shelter area.

And those preparations included guns and ammo to confront any enemy coming into our house, foreign OR domestic.

And I'm still ready, so those ragheaded mofos can just bring it the Hell on.


50 posted on 07/16/2006 4:18:24 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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