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Top Iran Official: Enemies Will Face 'Rainy Day' Weapons In Case Of Attack
Haaretz ^ | 28 Feb 2012 | Haaretz

Posted on 02/29/2012 5:23:56 AM PST by edpc

Iran is prepared with hidden "rainy day" military capabilities it is saving for when it is attacked, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Tuesday, warning potential enemies of a "new environment" created by Iran's developing arms industry.

Earlier Tuesday, a U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions between top Israeli officials and Pentagon counterparts said that Israel indicated it would not warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; middleeast
Referring to the possibility of an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, the country's defense minister warned possible perpetrators of Iran's secret weapons capabilities, saying that the "Islamic Republic of Iran has many hidden capabilities which are kept for rainy days."

Pennies or old Carpenters records, perhaps?

1 posted on 02/29/2012 5:24:10 AM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

My guess.....

The weapons are in Lebanon and manned by Hezbollah.

A massive coordinated sudden counter attack from Lebanon will land a positive lick. The key is coordination. Some doubt the ability to co ordinate and there by actually achieve the total success envisioned.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 5:29:31 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: edpc
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"We have not yet revealed all our capabilities," Vahidi told the semi-official Fars news agency...

D.S.: My conclusion was that this idea was not a practical deterrent, for reasons which, at this moment, must be all too obvious.

3 posted on 02/29/2012 5:38:00 AM PST by Sax
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To: edpc
defense minister warned possible perpetrators of Iran's secret weapons capabilities

OMG! They've got a corbomite device!!

4 posted on 02/29/2012 5:40:12 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: edpc

Tin-horn dictators invariably bluster about weapons the don’t have.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 5:51:14 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: edpc

My guess is chemical or biological weapons.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 5:51:22 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Valin

How ‘bout a kevlar umbrella to go with your hat?


7 posted on 02/29/2012 5:55:23 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: edpc

IF they survive the first attack. I think Israel is smart enough to make a pre-emptive strike on all of Iran’s weaponry.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 5:58:14 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Sudetenland
True, but I'd concur with posts 2 and 6 on this issue. Given their status as puppetmasters for Assad and Hezbollah, they have access to WMDs, if not outright possession.

Despite their agreement to the '93 and '97 Chemical Weapons Conventions, they're known liars. Perhaps the 3rd party Syrian access is their excuse for not actually having them, but maintaining the option for their use.

9 posted on 02/29/2012 5:58:54 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc

See, if I was Israel, I wouldn’t go after their weapons. I would go after their parliment and every radical cleric that is spouting this stuff.

Take away their entire C&C capability and assassinate every radical. In the second hour I would take out Hizbollah and Hamas leadership in Lebanon, Gaza and elsewhere. In the third hour, push everyone from Gaza into Egypt and consolidate there.

Now go to the UN and announce I want peace.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 6:04:52 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: edpc

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 6:05:34 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: tbpiper

12 posted on 02/29/2012 6:08:03 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: edpc

——— since our defense is an independent and defensive one based on our own defensive policies, special defense doctrines and our own indigenous defense and internal capabilities, the U.S. will face a completely new environment when gets involved with the new issues that Iran is pursuing and it will be obliged to think of this new environment,” Vahidi said-——

Either he is completely full of sh@t or sounds like they have more advanced ballistic missle capability then we are aware of.....


13 posted on 02/29/2012 6:12:42 AM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: edpc

If these islamic tools of Satan only knew what was coming, they’d run for the hills and never, ever dream of attacking Israel.

But their mullahs don’t allow them to read nor see a Bible, much less Ezekiel 38, so time marches on.

Pray for the Bible / Scripture to be distributed and read more through Iran (and the world) prior to the day.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 6:14:59 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Nice idea......but even the USA does not have the intelligence level and resources to do that let alone Israel to take out every radical cleric and both Hizbollah and hamaz leadership


15 posted on 02/29/2012 6:18:18 AM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Sax

The Premier loves surprises!


16 posted on 02/29/2012 6:19:24 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: tbpiper

lol


17 posted on 02/29/2012 6:21:57 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ASA Vet

This is Tranya. I hope you relish it as much as I”.

That is Clint Howard (if memory serves) younger brother of Ron Howard. Later to be seen in a Seinfeld episode.

He’s on the left, with the scruffy hair and five-o’clock shadow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxhXnEZltvA&feature=related


18 posted on 02/29/2012 6:30:29 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ASA Vet

This is Tranya. I hope you relish it as much as I”.

That is Clint Howard (if memory serves) younger brother of Ron Howard. Later to be seen in a Seinfeld episode.

He’s on the left, with the scruffy hair and five-o’clock shadow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxhXnEZltvA&feature=related


19 posted on 02/29/2012 6:32:17 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: edpc

Flying carpets ?


20 posted on 02/29/2012 6:42:21 AM PST by MrNJ
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To: Wiser now

I think Israel is smart enough to blow-up every dam and water system in the country, and to fry their electric grid with an EMP so that the mullahs will have to spend the next decade worrying about how to feed 70 million people, leaving little time to play with bombs.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 6:44:48 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: edpc
My guess is biological / chemical weapons on the one hand, and sleeper cells throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the United States on the other.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

22 posted on 03/01/2012 5:26:09 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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