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'Iran will strike Tel Aviv if attacked'
AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | November 22, 2009

Posted on 11/22/2009 4:51:37 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

An aide to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that if the Islamic republic is attacked, it will retaliate against the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv, official media reported on Sunday.

"If the enemy attacks Iran, our missiles will strike Tel Aviv," the official IRNA news agency quoted Khamenei's representative in the elite Revolutionary Guards, Mojhtaba Zolnoor, as saying late on Saturday.

His comments came as Iranian air defence forces were set to carry out five days of manoeuvres involving simulated attacks on the country's nuclear facilities.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 0bamaisfailing; airstrikes; b2; bho44; fae; flattentehran; idiocracy; iran; islam; islamists; israel; middleeast; mideast; military; mop; nukes; obama; telaviv; thermobaric
There will never be mideast peace until muslims love their children more than they hate Jews. - Golda Meir.
1 posted on 11/22/2009 4:51:40 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There’s nothing to see here. Move along.


2 posted on 11/22/2009 5:01:07 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
'Iran will strike Tel Aviv if attacked'

So What?

Do us all a favour-Be sure and do it like Egypt did.

3 posted on 11/22/2009 5:03:10 AM PST by Gorzaloon ("Lay the proud usurpers low! Tyrants fall in every foe! Liberty's in every blow!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

#560...The Larch.


4 posted on 11/22/2009 5:06:44 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Gorzaloon

I feel certain that if Israel strikes Iran, the Iranians will no longer have the capability to srike back.


5 posted on 11/22/2009 5:14:11 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

They will also not have the ability to find their fanny, even using both hands.


6 posted on 11/22/2009 5:18:26 AM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Instead of trying to take out Iran’s underground nuclear facilities why doesn’t Israel just take out their goofball leaders? Then finding and destroying the nuclear facilities would be a lot easier.


7 posted on 11/22/2009 5:18:50 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More bluster coming out of Iran? I would think that Israel could attack Iran, then they shoot down any missles coming in from Iran easily?


8 posted on 11/22/2009 5:18:54 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
“I feel certain that if Israel strikes Iran, the Iranians will no longer have the capability to srike back.”

I agree. Also, why should Israel care about this threat of retaliation when the Iranian government has been saying all along that Israel will be ‘wiped off the face of the Earth’?

9 posted on 11/22/2009 5:21:42 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
Instead of trying to take out Iran’s underground nuclear facilities why doesn’t Israel just take out their goofball leaders? Then finding and destroying the nuclear facilities would be a lot easier.

Just do what we should have done in 1979 under the inept, gutless, treasonous eunuch dirtbag POS Carter.

10 posted on 11/22/2009 5:22:50 AM PST by Gorzaloon ("Lay the proud usurpers low! Tyrants fall in every foe! Liberty's in every blow!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“There will never be mideast peace until muslims love their children more than they hate Jews. - Golda Meir. “

How do you post the picture of Hell freezing over?


11 posted on 11/22/2009 5:23:45 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
'Also, why should Israel care about this threat of retaliation when..."

Exactly. SSDD.

12 posted on 11/22/2009 5:27:47 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Saddam Hussein tried the same thing, to draw other Islamic countries into the war in Iraq. It didn’t work because Israel trusted us and exercised restraint.


13 posted on 11/22/2009 5:33:10 AM PST by Spok
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
That brilliant quote of Golda Meir cuts straight to the heart of the issue.

The headline to this article makes me think of the NATO policy (which the United States has historically made clear also applied to its ally Israel):

The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all ...

If we had a President who loved our country and freedom (we don't), this article's headline would be followed by this hypothetical quote:

America will strike Iran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv ...

14 posted on 11/22/2009 5:41:51 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

The Israeli nuke strike will be in 2 phases. 1st, will be the Iranian nuke sites. After Iran counterstrikes, Tehran will cease to exist.


15 posted on 11/22/2009 6:00:19 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Iran has already sent a Dirty Bomb ship to Israel and only the Lord stopped it by allowing Pirates to capture it.

http://smoothstoneblog.com/2008/10/hijacked-iranian-ship-dirty-bomb-meant-for-israel-on-yom-kippur.htm

IMO this was an act of war, but it is being kept very quiet.


16 posted on 11/22/2009 6:13:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
The Israeli AF doesn't have the long range capability of the U.S. and still during Desert Storm, the Iraqis hit Tel Aviv and Riyadh. The Iranians have surrogates in Lebanon willing to shoot from behind women and children, both Christian and Muslim.

The U.S. is not being particularly helpful and the Arabs are scared witless of the Iranians. The Middle East is a mess and much of the responsibility must lie at the feet of Jiminy Carter.

17 posted on 11/22/2009 6:14:21 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Only in America does being convicted of a capital crime increase your life expectancy.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I see a lot of bluster from the Iranians. They remind me of a diverse set of individuals that run their mouths a lot but cannot deliver on their threats. Israel will get their noses bloodied but Iran will cease to exist if anything happens between the two. I just hope the US sides with Israel and not Iran.
18 posted on 11/22/2009 6:19:42 AM PST by vetvetdoug (FUBO, a fashion statement for conservatives.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The Israeli AF doesn't have the long range capability of the U.S.?

Really?

Look @ the various block upgrades to the F-16, the conformal tanks of which they have design rights and probably made their own tooling. Not to mention the version with the fuel tank in the vestigial fin. Not to mention the refueling tankers in "Project Green Salad". Tell me they can't get their and back...

19 posted on 11/22/2009 6:25:46 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Iran can launch a devastating photoshop counter-attack.


20 posted on 11/22/2009 6:51:39 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Just like WWII did not end in 1945... it really only ended in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down... the extermination (or desire to exterminate) and vilification of Jews also did not end in 1945... it is still going on and Israel is the only nation that can or will stop it.

After they nuke Iran, they should send some boys from Mossad to campuses where Jew hatred is undergoing a renaissance and pay a few visits to some outspoken hate-spewing professors.

21 posted on 11/22/2009 6:55:20 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: taildragger

No tonnage.

You’re making my point for me. I don’t deny that the Israelis can land some ordance on Iran, they cannot neutralize Iran, much less Iran and her proxies, a la the Six Day War, any time soon. Just isn’t gonna happen.

It would be foolish for Iran to initiate a fight with Israel today, but not inconceivable.


22 posted on 11/22/2009 6:58:16 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Only in America does being convicted of a capital crime increase your life expectancy.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

23 posted on 11/22/2009 7:06:58 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Thanks, I needed that!!


24 posted on 11/22/2009 7:09:39 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
re: if the Islamic republic is attacked, it will retaliate against the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv

Wow, I'm sure the IDF had no idea that might be Iran's response to an attack on their nuclear installations. </sarc>

I would very surprised if much time and thought haven't gone into planning to render Iran to make any counter attack once the war begins.

25 posted on 11/22/2009 8:06:48 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: Bon mots
Just like WWII did not end in 1945... it really only ended in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down... the extermination (or desire to exterminate) and vilification of Jews also did not end in 1945... it is still going on and Israel is the only nation that can or will stop it.

The troubles in the ME are still a continuation of the Communists effort to control the world. After WWII the West controlled the ME and supported the UN's creation of Israel in 1949. (The UN was created in 1947) The USSR immediately started stirring up trouble there as well as elsewhere.

The struggle there is still a war by proxy by the Russian Communists as was the Korean war, the Vietnam war, and other struggles on the other side of the world.. They usually manage to get us involved in their backyard and across the world from us.

At the same time they have been making progress in this country since before WWII. In fact, Thomas Fleming, in his book The new Dealers War: the war within WWII, makes a strong argument that FDR fought WWII to save the USSR and Josef Stalin from the Germans and the Japanese. It is no doubt the USSR was much stronger and had expanded broadly as a result.

After FDR we had Truman, Kennedy/LBJ, Carter, Clinton and now Obama, a known Communist sympathizer if not actually one himself. All were/are Democrats! Each step along the way they pushed the ball further toward the goal of Communism. The Communists have almost completed their goal of world domination

Once they control the U.S. and our military they will bring the Muslims to heel and Israel will either succumb to Communist control or be conquered and forced to.

Our first battle is to save the USA right here at home.

26 posted on 11/22/2009 8:25:48 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Iran will strike Tel Aviv if attacked

Iran wants Israel to put off their attack until Iran has "the bomb" - at which point they'll destroy Israel. Lucky for us the Israelis aren't as stupid as democrats in this country...they'll catch this blatant Iranian lie...

27 posted on 11/22/2009 8:33:33 AM PST by GOPJ (ObamaCare - slush fund scam that would make Bernie Madoff blush.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Iran will not be able to get a to the airport if “attacked” by the Israeli Air Force.... they’re not going to go in half-a##ed.


28 posted on 11/22/2009 9:12:28 AM PST by erman (Give a man a fire, warm him for one night. Set a man on fire, warm him for the rest of his life.)
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29 posted on 11/22/2009 5:42:33 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t think Iran will be “able” to strike Tel Aviv if attacked...


30 posted on 11/22/2009 5:47:16 PM PST by madison10
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To: Spok

“Saddam Hussein tried the same thing, to draw other Islamic countries into the war in Iraq. It didn’t work because Israel trusted us and exercised restraint.”

I was supposed to be in Israel at the time, but the State Department cancelled my trip right out from under me! LOL.

Anyway, at the time, the restraint that Israel showed while being bombed by more than a few SCUD missiles in a major population center was beyond admirable, It was miraculous, and showed profound respect for President Bush 41.

I doubt if the current holder of the office elicits the same response.


31 posted on 11/22/2009 6:35:30 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“If we had a President who loved our country and freedom (we don’t), this article’s headline would be followed by this hypothetical quote:

America will strike Iran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv ...”

The irony is that most likely 0 will get dragged, kicking and screaming, into the fray. Iran has already said it will consider any attack by Israel as also an attack by the US. If they keep that promise, not only will commercial shipping get hit in the Persian Gulf, but very likely some of our naval vessels.

I hope 0 only goes after Iran, and doesn’t also bomb Israel. (I think I’m kidding...)


32 posted on 11/23/2009 10:22:23 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: taildragger; Lonesome in Massachussets

“Look @ the various block upgrades to the F-16”

That;s my understanding as well... Israel is more capable than we are in that regard.


33 posted on 11/23/2009 10:25:44 AM PST by babygene
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"I feel certain that if Israel strikes Iran, the Iranians will no longer have the capability to srike back.'

Not so. It will be all Israel can do to slow down the nuke endeavor.

Iran will have 100's of mid-range missiles, many capable of Chem and Bio warheads, ready to launch toward Israel. Additionally, they have hundred of missiles ready for an attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz. More dozen, if not hundreds ready to launch at refineries and loading points all along the Gulf to shut down oil shipments.

That's not even counting the 1000s of short-range rockets Hamas and Hizbollah have ready from the Gaza and Lebanon.

If Israel attacks Iran, it'll be a VERY interesting time...and one which the US is NOT able to stay out of the fight. We have a core, strategic interest in keeping the oil flowing from the Gulf and no president can allow it.

That's why the Obama admin is so adamant Israel NOT strike.

34 posted on 11/23/2009 10:45:22 AM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner
Interesting analysis. With Iran being such a tinderbox, I don't even think a war with Israel would unite the populace. Iran has the interned, they know of the Sampson option, they know of the supposed 400-800 warheads, some on MERV capable long range missiles. They also know we could have most of our carriers taskforces in the region in 2 weeks, with 100’s of Israeli and American warplanes in addition 100’s of thousands of battle hardend and experienced US ground forces it could end badly for Iran.
35 posted on 11/23/2009 11:02:26 AM PST by pburgh01
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
Instead of trying to take out Iran’s underground nuclear facilities why doesn’t Israel just take out their goofball leaders? Then finding and destroying the nuclear facilities would be a lot easier.

I have been saying the same thing for years except that a successful strike against the leaders and republican guard would make an attack against the nuke facilities unnecessary.

The facilities are not the problem and they represent hundreds of millions in capital investment out of the pockets of average Iranians. The leaders are the long term problem, they were not chosen by the average citizen who do not support them and would cheer their elimination.

36 posted on 11/23/2009 11:26:01 AM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Go for it nutmadinnajab, Iran will nothing more than a pile of dust.


37 posted on 11/23/2009 11:50:58 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Gorzaloon

hey gorz: whats your view of carter btw? just asking man


38 posted on 11/23/2009 7:47:59 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: Mariner

tel aviv isnt the issue if iran attacks. they have said they will attack the saudi oil fields. that would be catastrophic for the west.


39 posted on 11/23/2009 7:49:57 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000
hey gorz: whats your view of carter btw? just asking man

Oh, I keep it light and cheerful and really hold back. Family friendly environment here, and all.

I don't talk about Carter when I am out in the yard.

The Marine down the street cries for his mother and kneels and prays when I do. It's a pitiful sight.

40 posted on 11/24/2009 4:58:26 AM PST by Gorzaloon ("Lay the proud usurpers low! Tyrants fall in every foe! Liberty's in every blow!")
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To: usurper
The facilities are not the problem and they represent hundreds of millions in capital investment out of the pockets of average Iranians. The leaders are the long term problem, they were not chosen by the average citizen who do not support them and would cheer their elimination.

Well said.

41 posted on 11/24/2009 6:59:42 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe a couple of Arrow 4 and a Patriot PAC-2 batteries would be deployed within Tel Aviv would help.

42 posted on 12/18/2009 12:18:43 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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