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Iran Moves Warplanes to Protect Nuclear Sites
Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann

Posted on 02/22/2012 2:32:35 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Iran announced Monday it had deployed warplanes and missiles in an ‘exercise' to protect its nuclear sites from attack.

Tehran also warned it could cut oil exports to more European Union nations unless sanctions were lifted. On Sunday, Iran cut oil sales to Britain and France.

French foreign minister Alain Juppe responded by mocking Iran, saying Tehran's threats "made one smile." He added that Iran was "very creative" in its attempts to "provoke" its fellow nations.

The European Union had already voted to halt imports of Iranian crude oil as of 1 July 2001. The EU has also imposed heavy sanctions on Iran's Central Bank.

EU sanctions closely mirror those imposed by the United States and are intended to force Iran to abandon its nuclear program, which is widely suspected of seeking nuclear weapons.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombbombbombbombiran; defenseexercise; iran; nukes; warplanes
Sammy (in), nephew Baruch (in in May), if you read this, keep your heads down extra low for me.
1 posted on 02/22/2012 2:32:52 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Isn’t the Iranian air force made up of a bunch of old soviet cast-off planes and few old, old, old 1970s era US planes?


2 posted on 02/22/2012 2:36:07 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: freedumb2003

No idea. Unwise to underestimate an enemy prior to war, though.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 2:38:21 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

USAF - for when the Ayatollah’s nuke sites absolutely, positively have to be destroyed overnight.

And I volunteer.

Heck, I’ll throw in a destroyed Ayatollah or two for free.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 2:40:25 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Eleutheria5

I say nuke the little Persian pricks and add Tehran to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the history books, they’ll remember THAT American Trifecta.

Truman had the ‘nads to do the right thing, we know 0bama doesn’t, and we sure as Hell know Mitt-Witt doesn’t, but I would bet that Newt and/or Rick have the balls.


5 posted on 02/22/2012 2:45:30 PM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: freedumb2003

The planes (interceptors) are the least of the problem. Modern Russian-built SAMs would be the first line of defense unless the Iranian’s could mount an effective around-the-clock AWACs patrol. Otherwise the attacker would be in-and-out before the Iranians got off the ground.


6 posted on 02/22/2012 2:45:56 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Old F-4s, F-5s and F-14As with TF30s do not make effective air defenses. Don’t get me started on their MIG-29s that came in from Iraq.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 2:46:08 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: Tallguy

What AWACS? They lost their only A-50 mainstay back in 2010.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 2:47:16 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: Eleutheria5

One of the more effective things that could be done right now would be to “leak” some “projected” attack damage estimates on Iran to the Internet. Omit who is doing the theoretical damage.

The idea is to project heavy damage to some cities, with extensive civilian casualties, with other cities pretty well wiped out, almost all of their citizens dead. The idea is to suggest to parts of the Iranian public that it would be a very good deal to relocate for a few months.

As propaganda, this would put heavy pressure on the Iranian government, especially if some of those cities were not particularly involved in nuclear development or military affairs.

Along with the publicly known targets, throw in a bunch of seemingly random targets for especially heavy attack. This will even perplex the various parts of the government who will wonder if their bosses aren’t telling them about important stuff, or that some other faction has built secret bases.

There are even some religious sites that could be targeted for utter obliteration. Like the well the 12th Imam is supposed to emerge from. Barrel o’ laughs.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 2:48:07 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: InsidiousMongo
What AWACS? They lost their only A-50 mainstay back in 2010.

So the Iranian's will be relying on SAMs. I don't know the operational status of their later stuff, but you can bet the IAF does. And those radars will come in for some hacking. An electronic "heart-attack".

10 posted on 02/22/2012 2:53:09 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Tallguy

Iran has the following missiles below. All systems have had countermeasures developed against them. They also have not taken delivery of Russian S-300s. You can bet on the reds helping them by providing these a la Yom Kippur ‘73. If S-300s are deployed, it’s guaranteed that the US will be in this and using 5th Gen aircraft (F-22s) for SEAD/Wild Weasel.

Iranian SAMs:

MIM-23 Hawk
SM-1
Tor-M1
S-200
HQ-2
SA-3
SA-6
HQ-7
RBS-70
SA-7 Grail
SA-16 Gimlet
SA-18 Grouse


11 posted on 02/22/2012 2:57:37 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: Eleutheria5

Q. What’s the difference between Israeli pilots and Iranian pilots?

A. Israeli pilots break ground and fly into the wind.


12 posted on 02/22/2012 2:59:15 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Eleutheria5

COOOOOOLLLLLLLL!!! When the Israelis take out the nuke sites, they can also help Iran scrap their junky “air force”!!


13 posted on 02/22/2012 3:03:46 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Still no S-300? That puts Iran’s air defenses in pretty poor shape.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 3:04:49 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Tallguy

The S-300 is not all that great honestly. It’s over-estimated and still an old system. Some may know that Serbia actually had S-300s during Operation Allied Force. None were really a serious threat to our aircraft over the Balkans.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 3:07:47 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: mkjessup
Mitt-Witt

That's priceless...and apropos. Well done.

16 posted on 02/22/2012 3:19:02 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Eleutheria5
The Iranians are readying their airforce? Looks like I better move all my money back into the market.......kite and string sales are about to go through the roof!
17 posted on 02/22/2012 3:34:39 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Hugin

That is great!


18 posted on 02/22/2012 3:37:40 PM PST by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Just what happened to those 30,00 shoulder fire missiles that disappeared in Lybia?


19 posted on 02/22/2012 3:44:15 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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20 posted on 02/22/2012 3:48:32 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: Joe Boucher
Just what happened to those 30,00 shoulder fire missiles that disappeared in Lybia?

Islamic wedding ceromony? Sorry, couldn't resist.

21 posted on 02/22/2012 3:52:09 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Joe Boucher

“Just what happened to those 30,00 shoulder fire missiles that disappeared in Lybia?”

Missiles? Those were spare parts for the baby milk factory.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 4:17:43 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Ouderkirk
Mitt-Witt
That's priceless...and apropos. Well done.


Thank you FRiend, feel free to steal it and use it far and wide, lol


(btw, if that picture on your FR page (not the boat, the other one ;) is YOU, I wanna buy you a drink, because you bear a striking resemblance to CZJ! lol)
23 posted on 02/22/2012 4:24:04 PM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: Eleutheria5
Unwise to underestimate an enemy prior to war, though.

I agree. The truck convoy they used to move their planes was very impressive and gives me pause.

24 posted on 02/22/2012 4:39:46 PM PST by nevergiveup (When in Rome, speak Roman.)
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To: Joe Boucher

A cruise missile will smoke by one of those things like its sitting at a red light changing a flat tire. It’s widely reported are we have 300-400 in the bullpen waiting in region.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 6:06:56 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, Where's your brothers El Camino ?)
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To: Newbomb Turk

It’s Israeli Jets and spotter planes I more worry for.
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Anyone know if a phalanx can take out an incoming cruise??


26 posted on 02/23/2012 4:36:04 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Eleutheria5

One of the main reasons the brutal Tehran Shi’ite dictatorship can continue issuing threats against Israel and the termination of crude oil shipments to various E.U. member states, is the continued nuclear technology and numerous weapons systems coming from Putin’s Russia, the same Russia supporting Iran’s ally, Assad’s Syria.

Putin’s Kremlin has created an extremely dangerous situation for the Mid-East region and the whole world in economic terms, by the Russians being the prime enabler of 7th century-minded (or lack of) butchers hell bent for mass genocide against Israel, then the West.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 8:35:46 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never 'free'.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I bet they just photoshopped those planes to the nuke sites.


28 posted on 02/23/2012 8:44:48 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: nevergiveup
I agree. The truck convoy they used to move their planes was very impressive and gives me pause.

LOL!
29 posted on 02/23/2012 8:46:34 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: Eleutheria5

That will leave Bandar Shapur un guarded


30 posted on 02/23/2012 8:49:57 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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