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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.
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There’s nothing to see here. Move along.
Do us all a favour-Be sure and do it like Egypt did.
I feel certain that if Israel strikes Iran, the Iranians will no longer have the capability to srike back.
They will also not have the ability to find their fanny, even using both hands.
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.
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?
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’?
Just do what we should have done in 1979 under the inept, gutless, treasonous eunuch dirtbag POS Carter.
“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?
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.
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 ...
The Israeli nuke strike will be in 2 phases. 1st, will be the Iranian nuke sites. After Iran counterstrikes, Tehran will cease to exist.
Iran has already sent a Dirty Bomb ship to Israel and only the Lord stopped it by allowing Pirates to capture it.
IMO this was an act of war, but it is being kept very quiet.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Thanks, I needed that!!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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Don’t think Iran will be “able” to strike Tel Aviv if attacked...
“Saddam Hussein tried the same thing, to draw other Islamic countries into the war in Iraq. It didnt 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.
“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...)
“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.
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.
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.
Go for it nutmadinnajab, Iran will nothing more than a pile of dust.
hey gorz: whats your view of carter btw? just asking man
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.
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.
Maybe a couple of Arrow 4 and a Patriot PAC-2 batteries would be deployed within Tel Aviv would help.