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Tehran's Other Target: America 2015
Investors.com ^ | April 20, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 04/20/2010 5:04:23 PM PDT by Kaslin

National Security: An unclassified Defense Department report says an Iranian missile could strike the U.S. by 2015. If only we were working as hard to defend ourselves as they are to destroy us.

In any discussion of the Iranian nuclear threat, the assumption is always that Tehran's target is Israel. Iran's quite mad president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pledged to wipe Israel off the map as part of his grand scheme to usher in the age of the 12th Imam. Tehran may have a bigger fish that it wants to fry, namely us.

"With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States by 2015," said the 12-page Defense Department report, released Monday, on the "Military Power of Iran," a copy of which Reuters obtained.

There is no shortage of such assistance. A recent report by the CIA's Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation and Arms Control Center said production of medium-range missiles remains one of Tehran's "highest priorities" and that China, North Korea and Russia are all helping Iran produce such missiles.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
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1 posted on 04/20/2010 5:04:23 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Hit the US by 2015 ... that’s some real slow rocket ....


2 posted on 04/20/2010 5:05:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: Kaslin
All those sluttily dressed women in Iran will destroy their country long before 2015 with earthquakes.(sarcasm)
3 posted on 04/20/2010 5:05:55 PM PDT by airborne ("It's a great day for hockey!" - 'Badger' Bob Johnson (RIP))
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To: Kaslin

I suspect Iranians will smuggle in a nuke in long before they send one the grown up way...


4 posted on 04/20/2010 5:08:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?lang //hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: airborne

Iran needs to be informed that there are 1,714 nuclear warheads zeroed in on them. A press of the buttton and you have a green glass paved parking lot the approximate size and shape of the former.


5 posted on 04/20/2010 5:09:05 PM PDT by Huebolt (Government bureaucracies: DE-UNIONIZE, DOWNSIZE, DECENTRALIZE)
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To: Huebolt

Yes, but remember the muzzie sympathizer in the White House is the one with his finger on the button.


6 posted on 04/20/2010 5:13:52 PM PDT by airborne ("It's a great day for hockey!" - 'Badger' Bob Johnson (RIP))
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To: Huebolt; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; 70th Division; ...

Mr. Ahmadinejad believes he is destined to usher in the age of 12th Imam by creating an apocalypse. He cares not for his country. How will we launch our nukes if an EMP pulse disables our society and all communications? He gets to strike first.


7 posted on 04/20/2010 5:26:36 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: raptor22
Mr. Ahmadinejad believes he is destined to usher in the age of 12th Imam by creating an apocalypse. He cares not for his country.

So, the difference between Ahmadinejad and Obama is...???

How will we launch our nukes if an EMP pulse disables our society and all communications? He gets to strike first.

Even without the EMP pulse, would Obama respond?

8 posted on 04/20/2010 5:31:04 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01
Even without the EMP pulse, would Obama respond?

Pretty amazing. You doubt the will of the resident of the White House to defend this country. And you are right to do so.

9 posted on 04/20/2010 5:38:01 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: raptor22
That is not going to happen. He will not get our military communications network in that manner.
You can bet your bottom dollar that he has more than a few minuteman missiles aimed at his ass. Then there are the boats and our plane delivered weapons stationed in other parts of the world. TRIAD... It is still here, very alive, and absolutely lethal. The only question is if our commander in chief has enough brains and balls to make the quick and right decision. There is no second place in a nuclear exchange.
10 posted on 04/20/2010 5:39:11 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Proud vet)
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To: raptor22
How will we launch our nukes if an EMP pulse disables our society and all communications?

Supposedly, our land based nukes are EMP hardened. Even if they're not, our SSBNs will more than take care of any attacker.

11 posted on 04/20/2010 5:41:01 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: okie01

Probably not. He’ll either be playing golf, planning stimulus IV, or blaming it on George W, Bush.


12 posted on 04/20/2010 5:42:16 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Kaslin

THANK YOU, JIMMY CARTER, FOR PULLING THE RUG OUT FROM UNDER THE SHAH, SETTING THE STAGE FOR THESE NUTCASES TO TAKE OVER IRAN.  It's even worse than you're allowing Red China to take over the Panama Canal.  Gee, aren't Democrats wonderful? /sarc

13 posted on 04/20/2010 5:45:19 PM PDT by FreeKeys (And remember: John Kerry wanted to give Iran nuclear fuel.)
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To: FreeKeys

Excellent post bump


14 posted on 04/20/2010 5:50:13 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: raptor22

Probably all three at the same time


15 posted on 04/20/2010 5:54:04 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Huebolt

A couple of Peacekeeper missiles would have done the job.

Oh well....


16 posted on 04/20/2010 5:54:29 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: raptor22
The 12th imam will rule over a radioactive desert. And that only briefly.

Mecca will on the list for about 500 megatons...and anyplace else that sports a woody, or whatever they call those tower things. mezzuzahs? mezzazus?

17 posted on 04/20/2010 6:30:58 PM PDT by Huebolt (Government bureaucracies: DE-UNIONIZE, DOWNSIZE, DECENTRALIZE)
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


18 posted on 04/20/2010 6:46:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: SkyDancer
real high apogee...
19 posted on 04/20/2010 8:27:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin

The Paulists say there is nothing to fear from an Ayatollah with a bomb. Don’t worry, be happy.

“Rand Paul says: Iran with a nuke not a threat to national security”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1dBF3b_Udk


20 posted on 04/20/2010 8:50:25 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Kaslin

Speaking of ICBM’s...

http://33-minutes.com/33-minutes/


21 posted on 04/20/2010 8:53:04 PM PDT by BootsOfEscaping
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To: Huebolt

The tower is called a minaret, and the idiot who shouts from the top is called the muezzin.

They’re both vaporized within minutes of an attack on the CONUS by iran.


22 posted on 04/20/2010 9:09:10 PM PDT by Don W (I only keep certain folks' numbers in my 'phone so I know NOT to answer when they call)
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To: Kaslin

Looks like we have 5 years to prepare for EMP...if we’re lucky.

Stock up on food, boys and girls. We’re gonna need it. Read “One Second After” and get ready.


23 posted on 04/20/2010 10:04:15 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right, we're free, we'll fight and you'll see!)
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To: Kaslin
an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States by 2015

A missile that would take five years to reach us?

24 posted on 04/20/2010 11:37:00 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: airborne

I’m afraid that the red button now has duct tape over it. This poseur - shuffling around the Oval Office in the JFK shoes 6 sizes too large and wearing the Bush suit coat whose sleeves leave trails in the dusty halls of the White House - is determined to emasculate our offensive and (now) defensive weapons systems.

The best idea (at least to me) is to launch a “crude device” of our own to shower a high-altitude-burst of prompt gamma rays over Iran, thus frying the electronics of their weapons systems - and everything else too. This might give us enough time to impeach Poseur or ride out his execrable term so we can elect some patriot (this time) with balls.


25 posted on 04/21/2010 5:48:29 AM PDT by LostinMass (high altitude burst)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Read “One Second After” and get ready.

Read it last week. Great book.

26 posted on 04/21/2010 2:49:39 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Iran's quite mad president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pledged to wipe Israel off the map as part of his grand scheme to usher in the age of the 12th Imam. Tehran may have a bigger fish that it wants to fry, namely us.
Thanks Kaslin.
27 posted on 04/22/2010 2:36:20 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: Kaslin

I believe Obama thinks himself to be the 12th imam.


28 posted on 05/09/2010 2:36:22 PM PDT by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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