Skip to comments.Iran general says could stop Israel in 'one strike'
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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Will Iran be ruled by the present “Crazy one” or this dude...the “Crazier One”.
PLEASE, try it..
By saying “one strike” that is the first admission I have heard that they in fact have at least one nuke.
Is that before or after the 1,000,000 degree temperature spike in downtown Tehran?
The Iranian military better improve their photoshop skills. It could make all the difference this time.
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!
What a maroon!
That’s probably a pretty reasonable deduction.
Baghdad Bob ping.
His nibs better get those Isreali boomer subs in that first strike or his country will be one giant serving of barbecue.
The Mother of all military blunders.
moron is right, this gomer is as screwy as Imahandjob.
If that were true it would already have happened.
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.
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?
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.)
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