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Bibi's Choice (Israel to Attack Iran with Land Based Missiles instead of Airstrike?)
Weekly Standard ^ | 07/13/2009 | Peter Berkowitz

Posted on 07/04/2009 1:00:27 PM PDT by GOPGuide

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To: ExSoldier

Can’t very well call it the Dark Ages, dat be race-iss.


61 posted on 03/24/2010 10:24:41 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: ExSoldier

Have a nice Day.


62 posted on 03/24/2010 10:26:21 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

““Might as well” is not a good reason to start a war.”

“Might as well” is not the reason to start the war. The reason is Evil Smurf is an anti-semitic nut who swore to destroy my homeland with nuclear weapons, has actively pursued our destruction, is currently pursuing a proxy war, and will shortly have nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them -— and he will.

“Might as well” is the response to your stated concern that people would be mad at Israel.

The world is mad at Israel and hates Jewish people, for no logical reason.

Been that way since Mt. Sinai, scripture or no scripture.


63 posted on 03/24/2010 11:24:20 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Have a nice Day.

LOL, You too! Pleasure (as my students say) conversatin' wit ya! Hope I've given you no offense and I certainly haven't taken any.

64 posted on 03/24/2010 12:14:46 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Note: this topic is from 4th of July 2009.
65 posted on 03/24/2010 5:13:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Cheetahcat

You know, Israel does have space launch capabilities. They could feasibly launch a couple of tungsten poles fitted with guidance systems and reentry rockets into geostationary orbit over the Iranian nuclear sites.

Then, when the time came, de-orbit the rods and have them slam into the Iranian facilities at terminal velocity... which would impact with the same devastation as a meteorite impact. That, and Israel could deny all involvement, claiming it was an ‘act of G-d’.

:-)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_bombardment


66 posted on 03/24/2010 10:04:23 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Jewbacca

See post #66.


67 posted on 03/24/2010 10:06:36 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: ExSoldier

Finally, although they can’t be seen as being overtly supportive, the majority of the Arab nations are well and truly terrified of the Iranian regime’s extremism and they are silently praying that Israel does a righteous job in removing that threat.<<<

And several of those countries have said they are fearful of Iran having the nukes.


68 posted on 03/25/2010 1:42:34 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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To: gogogodzilla

I don’t disagree that that is technically feasible, but Israel’s largest booster can put a 350-kilogram satellite into low-earth orbit.

RFG are probably 2000kg

Just doesn’t have the mass.


69 posted on 03/25/2010 8:18:40 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: GOPGuide
Israel should prepare for the eventual hostilities from the fascist in the US whitehouse as well as from the antisemites in Europe, and from the so-called muslim world, but they should also simply do what they have to do to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Unlike the fascist in the Whitehouse, whom history will remember as being one of the worst American presidents ever, bar none, history will look favorably on Israel's heroic actions to deprive the messianic monomaniacs in Tehran the ultimate in weapons of mass terror, nuclear weapons.

We the People, small version
70 posted on 03/25/2010 8:22:54 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Jewbacca

I dunno, a 350-kg spike of depleted uranium coming down at terminal velocity is going to do three things:

1. Penetrate deeper than anything we’ve currently got for bunker busting.

2. Create a very large impact crater.

3. Be untraceable.


71 posted on 03/25/2010 4:23:23 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla

Yes, those are called “crowbars from G-d,” and probably exist today.

They actually can’t go too fast, as they burn up, so you have air brakes on them.

To get a little extra speed, you put thermal coating (akin to the space shuttle) on them as well, which decreases the mass somewhat.

As an aside, you can do the same thing with an ICBM, which is considerably cheaper — but comes with the issue of following back the arc.


72 posted on 03/26/2010 7:20:08 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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