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Iran Threatens To Hit Turkey If US, Israel Attack
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 26 Nov 2011 | Ali Akbar Dareine

Posted on 11/26/2011 11:15:51 AM PST by edpc

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will target NATO's missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday.

Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards' aerospace division, said the warning is part of a new defense strategy to counter what he described as an increase in threats from the U.S. and Israel.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
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"Should we be threatened, we will target NATO's missile defense shield in Turkey and then hit the next targets," the semiofficial Mehr news agency quoted Hajizadeh as saying.

In any strike, their ballistic missile forces will be a priority target. The only other option Iran would have is an airstrike on the radar installation 450 mi into Turkey. Their AF wouldn't stand a snowball's chance in Hell.

1 posted on 11/26/2011 11:15:58 AM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

If the Israelis attack, they will do so w/o our assistance.


2 posted on 11/26/2011 11:19:26 AM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: edpc
Iran will target NATO's missile defense installations in Turkey

And who is going to watch their back while they are doing this?

3 posted on 11/26/2011 11:22:51 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: edpc

I bet Iran will eventually threaten to nuke Mecca if anyone attacks them.

Crazy?

I would not put it past them because they know most countries have a high percentage of waiting Moslem just ready for a good reason to go Jihad.


4 posted on 11/26/2011 11:24:52 AM PST by Eye of Unk (E-Cat is the future, unless we want to live in the past.)
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To: edpc

Is it just me or are things getting a little like the spring before ww I.

I suggest that if any country has an archduke they should up the protection on him.


5 posted on 11/26/2011 11:25:33 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: edpc

Seems like suicide.


6 posted on 11/26/2011 11:25:33 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: edpc
"Nuke the terrorist savages"
~ In honor of Standing Wolf
7 posted on 11/26/2011 11:27:04 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain !!)
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To: mkjessup

I would fund the Kurds up there. Force Turkey, Syria and Iran to expend forces and resources.


8 posted on 11/26/2011 11:31:10 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: edpc
the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday.

o please, who's pulling that puppet "Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard's" strings?! It certainly isn't Khamenei & Ahmadinejad alone.

9 posted on 11/26/2011 11:32:37 AM PST by odds
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To: edpc

Iran needs a lesson


10 posted on 11/26/2011 11:32:57 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: mkjessup
The insane Iranians hit Turkey and Iran will be the latest conquest of ‘the Ataturk’.
11 posted on 11/26/2011 11:33:38 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: edpc
"Should we be threatened, we will target NATO's missile defense shield in Turkey

If we attack Iran they will most likely have to retaliate, on camels.

12 posted on 11/26/2011 11:33:52 AM PST by oldbrowser (There is a shakeup coming to Washington, one way or another.)
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To: edpc

Ahhh....finally a real bona fide cause for the question......

If Iran attacks Turkey from the rear, will Greece help?


13 posted on 11/26/2011 11:36:03 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: edpc

To Iran...Talks cheap, do something so we can go ahead and finish your miserable existences, of course now is a good time with this president, hold on for a couple of years


14 posted on 11/26/2011 11:37:27 AM PST by wild74
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To: edpc

LOL! If we hit ‘em first, and do the job right, they will be hitting no one!


15 posted on 11/26/2011 11:38:00 AM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: edpc

Sometimes when you attack a country, you have to be prepared to finish them off.


16 posted on 11/26/2011 11:43:09 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: bert

You, sir are ill. Funny, but ill. :)


17 posted on 11/26/2011 11:44:20 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: bert

If Iran attacks Turkey from the rear, will Greece help?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

which side? lol


18 posted on 11/26/2011 11:45:11 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: SpringtoLiberty

I have an uncle who’s an archduke.


19 posted on 11/26/2011 11:48:45 AM PST by Krankor
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To: mkjessup
"Nuke the terrorist savages" ~ In honor of Standing Wolf I haven't seen a post from him/her at Lucianne in a very long time.
20 posted on 11/26/2011 11:55:57 AM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: edpc

Well, that seems to be a singular displacement of rage, against a fellow Muslim country? Are the Iranians completely devoid of simple good sense?

The Turks are nothing if not particularly intense fighters, and if, by the way, they should take out the Kurds in the region that lies partly in both Iran and Turkey, that will be just a bonus for them. The Turks have no reason to stop just because they arrive at the gates of Teheran.

Saddam Hussein will be a person remembered almost fondly by the Iranians. By the Kurds, for that matter.

Warning: Do NOT kick hornets’ nests. Even in a playful spirit.


21 posted on 11/26/2011 11:56:53 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: edpc

Its going to end up being a real Turkey shoot.


22 posted on 11/26/2011 12:07:44 PM PST by Keflavik76
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To: edpc

Oooooh boy, THAT’s a threat we’re worried about. Iran nailing Turkey.

Something got lost in the translation to these putzes.

We like Turkey, the bird. We have a “Turkey Day”. The country of Turkey is a different thing.

Stupid jawas.


23 posted on 11/26/2011 12:09:29 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: oldbrowser

Or learn to skate on glass.


24 posted on 11/26/2011 12:10:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: bert

So, Iran feels like attacking a NATO member state?

Well, that should be entertaining, to put it mildly.

Being as both Turkey and Greece are NATO member states, the short is answer is yes, Greece would help (Turkey) because an attack on Turkey would likely automatically invoke Article Five of the NATO Charter, which states that an attack against a NATO member state is an attack against NATO itself. Here’s from NATO itself:

“The principle of collective defence is at the very heart of NATO’s founding treaty. It remains a unique and enduring principle that binds its members together, committing them to protect each other and setting a spirit of solidarity within the Alliance.

This principle is enshrined in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. It provides that if a NATO Ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked.”
source: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_59378.htm

So if Iran has a colossal dumb-ass attack and goes after Turkey, then it’s the equivalent of attacking the USA and all the other NATO signatory states.

So, Ahmadenijad and Ayatollah Khameni, have fun. Say hello to the devil when NATO blows you straight to hell!


25 posted on 11/26/2011 12:14:22 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

See post #25.

Turkey is a NATO member state; an attack on Turkey is an attack on NATO itself.

And that includes the USA.


26 posted on 11/26/2011 12:17:39 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Soothesayer9
"If the Israelis attack, they will do so w/o our assistance."

Then all of Iran's oil facilities will be destroyed at a time when western ties are completely broken with Islamo-fascist Pakistan and other places often visited by Lawrence of Arabia. Not a problem for us Americans.

U.S. Energy Information Administration
"How dependent are we on foreign oil?
The United States imported about 49% of the petroleum,1 which includes crude oil and refined petroleum products, that we consumed during 2010. About half of these imports came from the Western Hemisphere. Our dependence on foreign petroleum has declined since peaking in 2005.
"


27 posted on 11/26/2011 12:29:57 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the world.)
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To: dainbramaged

The last post from SW here on FR is around 2004 I believe.


28 posted on 11/26/2011 12:33:38 PM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain !!)
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To: Eye of Unk
I bet Iran will eventually threaten to nuke Mecca if anyone attacks them.

They could always blame it on the Jooze.

More seriously, I don't think they would--Shiites buy into Mecca; the split with the Sunnis came a few generations later.

I don't think they'd mind taking over Mecca, though, if they could become the dominant Arab power and reduce Saudi to an oil producing vassal province.

29 posted on 11/26/2011 12:37:16 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Soothesayer9

Thank you Iran. I was wondering how we could get Turkey on our side.


30 posted on 11/26/2011 12:39:39 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Eye of Unk
"I bet Iran will eventually threaten to nuke Mecca if anyone attacks them."

Well, let the attack begin!!

31 posted on 11/26/2011 12:40:11 PM PST by StormEye
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To: edpc

Iran is a very large country.
Iran has a large population.
Iran is not really a backward country where people ride camels. It could be a significant opponent.

This could be a bad idea like a land war in Asia. Would we ever try to roll into China and occupy it? I don’t think so.

If we fight Iran, we would be foolish to ever put boots on the ground. Nukes all the way. 100% of our effort should be nuclear devastation. No invasion. No rebuilding. Just a calm, “Don’t make us mad again.”


32 posted on 11/26/2011 12:45:59 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Roll the stone away, Let the guilty pay, It's Independence Day)
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To: Eye of Unk

I have felt for a number of years that I will see Mecca nuked by Iran. When the twelfth Imam shows up the ballon goes up.


33 posted on 11/26/2011 12:49:12 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Soothesayer9

“If the Israelis attack, they will do so w/o our assistance”.
If the Israelis attack, they will do so w/o obammy’s assistance.
I guarantee ya a whole passel of Americans WILL be supporting israel.


34 posted on 11/26/2011 1:00:17 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy is just a quota boy)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It has to be surgical. Bunker busters at every nuclear facility followed by commandos to clean up. Destroy Iran’s navy, air force, missile facilities and all gasoline refineries plus any port facilities that support gasoline imports.


35 posted on 11/26/2011 1:39:20 PM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Maybe Iran and Turkey can wipe each other out, so we can march in and reclaim Constantinople.


36 posted on 11/26/2011 1:41:12 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: familyop

“About half of these imports came from the Western Hemisphere. Our dependence on foreign petroleum has declined since peaking in 2005.”

It doesn’t matter whether our oil comes from Saudi Arabia or Texas. If world oil prices go up then the cost of oil in the United States will go up. Oil is a freely traded commodity. If England, Germany or China bids $200/ barrel then the price will be $200/barrel here as well.

The truly frightening thing is that Obama said about coal that if his plans were successful “then the price of energy will necessarily skyrocket.” That tells me that beyond a few political statements about bringing the price down that he will still nix pipelines and drilling permits. Of course, he’ll probably blame Bush.


37 posted on 11/26/2011 1:41:21 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Yeah, that’s it, win over everyone. :’)

Thanks edpc.


38 posted on 11/26/2011 1:42:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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wag the dog section: Zero and Less Than Zero: Israel's options: NATO: Russia:
39 posted on 11/26/2011 2:12:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: edpc

What kind of idiot telegraphs his movements before battle?

Seriously.


40 posted on 11/26/2011 2:17:30 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: SunkenCiv

Any related links on China?


41 posted on 11/26/2011 2:17:30 PM PST by odds
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To: ClearCase_guy

Iran could barely handle Iraq in the 80s. Aside from their missiles, they have no ability to launch counterstrikes. The only thing they have is a large force in the Basijj. It would be decimated if it tried to move in any significant numbers. The only thing that would stop them from being annihilated is our own tolerance for the carnage.


42 posted on 11/26/2011 2:17:33 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Soothesayer9

Doesn’t matter. We provide the assistance and materials they use. They’d consider us culpable. Too bad we don’t feel the same way about the obvious attacks Iran has sponsored/executed against our forces.


43 posted on 11/26/2011 2:24:02 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc
A nation of 80 million is going to attack a nation of 72 million? Pass the popcorn.

Iran is an expansionist, terrorist state whose meddling has (1) crippled its own economy, (2) sown bloodshed in a region that most sane people would not believe could hold any more, and (3) mortally offended certain groups with their own intentions of Islamic expansionism, the Saudis, not to mention the former (and very successful) proprietors of Islamic empire, the Turks.

This will not end well for the Iranians. The IRG has its share of blowhards, to be sure - the number of times their rhetorical might has set the Persian Gulf afire is enough for the entire Fifth Fleet to toast marshmallows over the side. But popping Turkey will only allow a perfect cover for NATO countries with a long list of reasons to slap the Iranians to do so with relative impunity. Anyone in Tehran who thinks that's a good idea needs his head examined.

44 posted on 11/26/2011 2:27:54 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: MHGinTN

It would almost be funny to tick off the iranians so they will hit the Turks. Not much of anything more brutal than a pissed off Turk.


45 posted on 11/26/2011 2:35:24 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Billthedrill

I know the Chinese and Norks didn’t like to come across the Turks during the Korean War. I think the Iranians would become all too familiar with that sentiment really quickly.


46 posted on 11/26/2011 4:10:13 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Gen.Blather
"It doesn’t matter whether our oil comes from Saudi Arabia or Texas. If world oil prices go up then the cost of oil in the United States will go up. Oil is a freely traded commodity. If England, Germany or China bids $200/ barrel then the price will be $200/barrel here as well."

At prices like that, freight fuel prices would solve that problem. ;-)


47 posted on 11/26/2011 4:27:24 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the world.)
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To: dfwgator

I think the Turks would mop the floor with the Iranians, militarily speaking. Then they’d add Iran as a province.

Or, if they were feeling generous they’d give it to the Kurds as their new Kurdistan.....a bury the hatchet sort of thing.

The Turks are pretty heavily armed with modern weapons, provided by us, the other NATO powers, and even from Israel. Iran could barely handle Iraq; if they were confronted with Turkey head-on, they wouldn’t know what to do.


48 posted on 11/26/2011 4:28:05 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: edpc

Turkey will kick their butts, too.


49 posted on 11/27/2011 1:51:45 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: EGPWS

And who is going to watch their back while they are doing this?

Russia and to some extent, China


50 posted on 11/27/2011 5:07:42 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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