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Iran general says could stop Israel in 'one strike'
Breitbart ^ | 5/24/2009 | AFP

Posted on 05/24/2009 3:08:47 PM PDT by tobyhill

Iran's former Revolutionary Guards chief Mohsen Rezai warned on Sunday he could stop Israel with "one strike" and said it would not dare to threaten the Islamic republic if he is elected president.

"My government... understands missiles and tanks as well as foreign policy and knows exactly where Israel's sensitive spots are. It could stop them forever with one strike," Rezai told a news conference.

"If government falls into our hands Israel will not dare threaten Iran because the Israelis and the Americans know us and our friends," said Rezai, who is one of three candidates challenging President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June 12 election.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoiran; iran; iraniannukes; revolutionaryguard

1 posted on 05/24/2009 3:08:47 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Will Iran be ruled by the present “Crazy one” or this dude...the “Crazier One”.


2 posted on 05/24/2009 3:12:05 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tobyhill

Bibi says:

PLEASE, try it..


3 posted on 05/24/2009 3:13:59 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: tobyhill

By saying “one strike” that is the first admission I have heard that they in fact have at least one nuke.


4 posted on 05/24/2009 3:15:59 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: tobyhill

Is that before or after the 1,000,000 degree temperature spike in downtown Tehran?


5 posted on 05/24/2009 3:19:31 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: tobyhill

The Iranian military better improve their photoshop skills. It could make all the difference this time.


6 posted on 05/24/2009 3:19:39 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: plain talk

This idiot, by his bragging, has shown his cards. I don’t think he has all aces....If he thinks for one second that Israel does not have intel on them he is much mistaken. Israel will not be threatened by the likes of this creep...It would not be smart to pull that tiger’s tail!


7 posted on 05/24/2009 3:20:27 PM PDT by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: tobyhill
Vote for me, I can out threaten better!
8 posted on 05/24/2009 3:24:50 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: tobyhill

What a maroon!


9 posted on 05/24/2009 3:26:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Big Tent Is A Big Mistake)
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To: plain talk

That’s probably a pretty reasonable deduction.


10 posted on 05/24/2009 3:28:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Big Tent Is A Big Mistake)
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To: tobyhill

Baghdad Bob ping.


11 posted on 05/24/2009 3:29:50 PM PDT by cranked
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To: tobyhill

His nibs better get those Isreali boomer subs in that first strike or his country will be one giant serving of barbecue.


12 posted on 05/24/2009 3:32:38 PM PDT by AU72
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To: cranked

The Mother of all military blunders.


13 posted on 05/24/2009 3:34:02 PM PDT by Bobalu (Don't despair, it will all be over soon.)
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To: mylife

moron is right, this gomer is as screwy as Imahandjob.


14 posted on 05/24/2009 3:34:26 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: tobyhill
Tehran Bob!!
15 posted on 05/24/2009 3:46:10 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: tobyhill

If that were true it would already have happened.


16 posted on 05/24/2009 3:49:33 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: plain talk
By saying “one strike” that is the first admission I have heard that they in fact have at least one nuke.

They better hope they can make it count...because there's going to be about a hundred of them raining down on them 10 minutes later.
17 posted on 05/24/2009 3:50:10 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: tobyhill

I don’t want to spoil the party, but while he’s wrong and his bragidigo is for domestic consumption, an Isreali strike on Iran will not be Osirak II. Iran has a better developed and more robust program and is much further away. The Israeli campaign, which will almost undoubtedly come as a result of the recent meeting of Bibi and Bambi, will last for weeks, with painfully high Israeli casualties, unless they get U.S. support, which seems extremely unlikely.

The Israeli Manhattan Project will consist of dismantling the Iranian one and they will do it and do it successfully, but at a cost. Also, don’t expect a conventional attack. The Isrealis will spring a number of nasty surprised on Iranians, who will go squealing to the “international community”.

I do not foreclose the possibility of the Samson option.


18 posted on 05/24/2009 3:57:07 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: Bobkk47

Israel surely has stand-off capacity with nuke missiles on vessels offshore that would massively retaliate to a nuclear attack. But haven’t the Iranians said that they could absorb the loss of millions of their citizens and consider that a fair trade-off for the annihilation of Israel?


19 posted on 05/24/2009 4:00:00 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Bibi says: PLEASE, try it.

It's way too dangerous, and Iran does not need nuclear weapons to inflict unacceptable damage to Israel. Granted, Israel will return the favor, but neither the first strike nor the follow-up strikes will degrade Iran's attack potential enough. Iran has just too much of territory where launchers can be parked.

There is another issue - the same human loss (say, 5 million) would be totally unacceptable damage to Israel (population 7.5 million) but an acceptable loss to Iran (population 70.5 million.) Iran lost up to 1,000,000 in its war with Iraq. To make matters worse, population density in Israel is much higher than in Iran, so a single warhead causes more damage to Israel.

I'm sure Israel is well aware of these facts, that's why nothing happened so far, and with every passing day the probability of a successful attack is dropping. Basically Israel can inflict *some* damage to Iran, but the retaliation would be unacceptable. Israel is a sitting duck for Iranian missiles (even if half of them fail.)

20 posted on 05/24/2009 4:01:46 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: tobyhill

Yeah right.
They couldn’t stop Iraq in TEN YEARS, but they could stop Israel in one strike - who actually did attack Iraq very successfully - destroying the Osirak reactor permanently.


21 posted on 05/24/2009 4:14:28 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: tobyhill

Translation: Iran is shitting in their pants.


22 posted on 05/24/2009 4:17:17 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: tobyhill
Iran general says could stop Israel in 'one strike'

IF they had something to strike with.

23 posted on 05/24/2009 4:25:48 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: tobyhill

Iran’s former Revolutionary Guards chief Mohsen Rezai warned on Sunday he could stop Israel with “one strike” and said it would not dare to threaten the Islamic republic if he is elected president

WOW.This turd is seriously delusional............


24 posted on 05/24/2009 4:43:03 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Rumplemeyer
Unnecessarily scatological language -- not suitable for FR.

Grow up and knock it off.

25 posted on 05/24/2009 4:48:46 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: Greysard
Basically Israel can inflict *some* damage to Iran, but the retaliation would be unacceptable. Israel is a sitting duck for Iranian missiles (even if half of them fail.)

Israel has anti-ballistic missile defenses. Arrow and Patriot. Iran doesn't have very many missiles, yet anyway, and the chances of destroying them on the ground or after launch are still pretty high. Also they don't have that many, if any, nukes, yet. The chances of an Israeli first strike getting them all, plus the supporting infrastructure is pretty good. Time in not their side however. As the Iranians get more missiles, and more warheads, both nuclear and other, the chances of one or more getting through in either a first or second strike gets higher, even if Israel adds to the number of it's anti-missile systems.

Yes Iran has a lot more people, but most of them are crowded into a few relatively small areas as well, if Israel wanted to kill them, which they likely do not, they just want to decapitate their government and destroy it's ability to destroy Israel. It's not like the Iranians are going march across Iraq and Jordan/Syria to attack Israel on the ground, so their raw manpower doesn't really count for much.

26 posted on 05/24/2009 4:52:50 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: TXnMA

Get a life.


27 posted on 05/24/2009 5:12:11 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: tobyhill

28 posted on 05/24/2009 5:45:54 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: Rumplemeyer

That’s Shi’iting.


29 posted on 05/24/2009 5:48:36 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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To: Greysard
Iran does not need nuclear weapons to inflict unacceptable damage to Israel

Um... yes it does.
Realistically, it has little ability to project force, let alone overwhelming force, and the logistics are not in their favor.

That is why they use and fund proxies and terror groups.

30 posted on 05/24/2009 5:57:42 PM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Greysard

Iran is also surrounded by Israel delivery mechanisms.
I doubt they’d want to risk nuclear attack either.

I can’t believe any leader of Israel would want to
go down in history as the guy that allowed another
holocaust.


31 posted on 05/24/2009 6:53:04 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I, El Rushbo -- and I say this happily -- have hijacked Obama's honeymoon.")
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To: tobyhill
Iran general says could stop Israel in 'one strike'

These azzholes are so full of sh-t with their chest thumping rhetoric...its tiring. They cant do sheet but run their mouth...like good ol Bagdad bob. Where is Bob now....anyone know?

32 posted on 05/24/2009 6:56:51 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: nufsed

Thanks for the spelling correction, damn spell check missed it.


33 posted on 05/25/2009 11:55:17 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: Rumplemeyer
I owe you an apology, I was wrong to say what did, thank you for pointing it out.
34 posted on 06/02/2009 10:25:28 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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