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Iran commander says could launch pre-emptive strike on Israel
Reuters ^ | Sept 23, 2012

Posted on 09/23/2012 1:04:23 PM PDT by yank in the UK

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state were preparing to attack it, a senior commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, made the comments to Iran's state-run Arabic language Al-Alam television, according to a report on the network's website.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; shtf
This is about to kick off any minute.
1 posted on 09/23/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by yank in the UK
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To: yank in the UK

( Iran commander says could launch pre-emptive strike on Israel ) hey doofus Iranian commander ? Israel has been ready to attack Iran for years....


2 posted on 09/23/2012 1:08:24 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: yank in the UK
This is about to kick off any minute.

Yeah, in October. Surprise!

3 posted on 09/23/2012 1:12:06 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: yank in the UK

“Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day, get it?”


4 posted on 09/23/2012 1:15:30 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: fhayek

The event that might halt an election?


5 posted on 09/23/2012 1:16:37 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: yank in the UK

Statements like this are the precursors that lead to wars. Israel will strike Iran and it will come hard and fast and it will be devastating. Iran will be joining the 7th century very soon.


6 posted on 09/23/2012 1:18:17 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: yank in the UK

Preparation of the political battlefield. Hitler did something similar just prior to invading Poland.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 1:22:41 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: MasterGunner01

Israel could destroy Iran in 10 minutes, it would be that simple. Iran is all talk, their revolutionary guard is a joke(I have a friend who fled Iran when the Hommani took over and she still has an uncle living in Iran) the Iranian Revolutionary Guard would surrender as fast as the French if they were approached. The main thing is getting rid of Iran’s nukes, that is the problem because they are so deep into the ground I dont know if anything Israel has can penetrate it


8 posted on 09/23/2012 1:24:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NonValueAdded

Yeah. The weather forecast for Tehran will be: Expect a high temperature of 7000 Deg F with 500 MPH winds.


9 posted on 09/23/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Israel could destroy Iran in 10 minutes, it would be that simple.

Here's the problem: Israel will also have to take out Syria's (and Saddam's) WMD and find a way to check-mate Pakistan from sending over a sympathy nuke. That Lebanon will be turned to glass goes without saying. There are no half measures.

10 posted on 09/23/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: American Constitutionalist

Mean-while Obama is trying to ride the fence and not make a decision.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 1:36:04 PM PDT by ully2
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To: NonValueAdded

Another issue I forgot to mention is that if Israel strikes Iran all of Israel’s enemies will come to Iran’s defense, it would be World War III. I think Israel is fully aware that they will get zero support from the United States(Especially under Obama) so its up to them to defend themselves. If they think Romney will win they will hold back on attacking Iran, if they have info that Obama will win they will go ahead and do it


12 posted on 09/23/2012 1:39:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: yank in the UK

“The event that might halt an election?”

What would justify halting anything here in the U.S. just because there is yet another war in the middle east?

We didn’t halt elections because of any foreign war before so why now?

The dickhead does not have the power to do that, regardless of what anyone thinks.


13 posted on 09/23/2012 1:40:01 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: ully2

Mean-while Obama is trying to ride the fence and not make a decision.

he would go Golfing ,to take his mind off it


14 posted on 09/23/2012 1:40:20 PM PDT by molson209
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To: yank in the UK
Not that I'm an expert on such matters but it seems that Iran attacking is best for Israel,provided that they're prepared.That was Israel can light up the mullahs with impunity.
15 posted on 09/23/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: yank in the UK

Would the Iranians try a pre-emtive attack on Israel on the Jewish high holy day of Yom Kippur ?


16 posted on 09/23/2012 1:43:17 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: NonValueAdded

17 posted on 09/23/2012 1:49:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: yank in the UK

I hope Israel nukes their main command city and be done with it.


18 posted on 09/23/2012 1:52:04 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I agree that the IRG will not be as fanatic as they were in the Iraq-Iran war, but I don’t think they will collapse, and there won’t be a massive anti-mullah uprising either. Pres. Obama pretty much saw to that when he refused to support the anti-government demonstrations earlier in his term. Iran may take a licking but they’ll keep on ticking, I fear.


19 posted on 09/23/2012 1:55:13 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: yank in the UK
Seems to me, if I remember history correctly, that was tried in 1939 and 1941 to disastrous results retaliatory for nations that launched the preemptive strikes.

Just saying Iran, learn from history..., or suffer the repeat of it.

20 posted on 09/23/2012 1:55:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Hitler went even further. The Nazis faked a Polish attack on a German border town.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 2:01:08 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: yank in the UK

I’m worried it’ll happen while Imadinnerjacket’s in New York...


22 posted on 09/23/2012 2:23:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: yank in the UK

Isn’t this an opening scene in the “Left Behind Series”


23 posted on 09/23/2012 2:28:56 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: yank in the UK

If it happens, I hope it happens this way. No matter what Iran is going to get their butts handed to them.


24 posted on 09/23/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Very true..you must be a writer.


25 posted on 09/23/2012 2:39:40 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: MasterGunner01

Excuse me - joining the 7th century? There are some there that are still operating in the 6th century? This OBVIOUSLY would be an improvement!


26 posted on 09/23/2012 2:51:56 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: Sarah Barracuda
My scenario for a first strike on Iran is this:

1. An EMP strike to render all of Iran electronically and electrically deaf, dumb, and blind. This is permanent and puts the Iranians back in a pre-industrial age because NOTHING electrical works.

2. Once electronically neutered, the Israelis can strike and seal the underground factories, making them into tombs for the Iranians there.

3. If Iran has a contingency plan with Hamas or Hezbullah to attack Israel, then turn the IDF loose and kick their butts — no prisoners — and tell the Syrians, Egyptians, and Saudis that if they want war, Israel will obliterate them as utterly as it did Iran.

27 posted on 09/23/2012 2:53:55 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: yank in the UK
if it was sure the Jewish state were preparing to attack it

"IAF Boeing 707 refueling F-15s"


28 posted on 09/23/2012 3:04:17 PM PDT by greedo
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To: yank in the UK

Iran deserves an EMP strike. Other nations deserve for all of the oil facilities in the Middle East to be destroyed.


29 posted on 09/23/2012 3:19:43 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: American Constitutionalist

I’ve been ready to grab a grizzly bear by the tail for years. Beating it into unconsciousness so you can let go is the problem. Same thing with Iran. Wish I shared your certainty, but I’m not sure we’re ready to beat Iran even now.


30 posted on 09/23/2012 3:28:20 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: yank in the UK

I wouldn’t be surprised if Israel kicks off the “festivities” on 6 Nov...


31 posted on 09/23/2012 3:33:45 PM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Not to worry about Iran’s buried stuff. A bunker buster on each side of each entry will seal the whole thing off for a decade or two-——and suffocate all the geniuses that are in the hole at the time——not seeing the downside here. When one hides ones stuff in a known hole -in-the-ground one sets oneself up for great disappointment. Remember how we quit building shore defense guns as soon as WW II broke out? It was obvious it was going to be an air war and fixed defenses were obsolete. Hitler kept building fixed defenses and the 8th Air Force w/ Bomber Harris ate his lunch. We did build an aircraft assembly plant underground at Wheeler AFB in Hawaii but it was not air raid safe. It was just out of sight. And we’ve even retired Cheyenne mountain as a main facility for the same kinds or reasons. If you’re not mobile you’re dead.


32 posted on 09/23/2012 3:46:27 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“-—Israel’s enemies will come to Iran’s defense”——that’s another thot you can rest easy about. Ask yourself which one of them is up for another buttkickin’? Syria-—no way. They lost their whole armored corp twice. Egypt, not happening -—they lost their whole air force once and their whole armored corp twice. Jordan, huh uh-—the runt king nearly got his armor trapped on the wrong side of the river last time he got frisky. Turks-—the Kurds will keep them home. Libya-—done for. Saudis-—no transport-—couldn’t get there and could kiss of their oil fields if they tried. Lebanesees, Gazas, who else? None of these JO’s have the horsepower to do anything but whine, whimper, bellyache, and take cheap shots.


33 posted on 09/23/2012 3:58:13 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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Those effin mullahs and their sockpuppet Ahmadinnerjacket have no idea who
they're messing with ... but they damn sure will soon.

34 posted on 09/23/2012 3:59:48 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: cherokee1

You seem to be well versed on this subject, how do you view the possibility of Russia getting involved in an Israeli/Iran shoot ‘em up? As I see it, it depends on whether Putin views the destruction of Iran as a slap in the face, or whether he’ll be content with knowing that Russia made a whole lotta money off of those little Persian pricks before Netanyahu and the IDF lowered the boom.


35 posted on 09/23/2012 4:02:12 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: cherokee1
Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.

Found this odd image searching for a Patton image...just have to post the silly thing :-)

36 posted on 09/23/2012 5:21:41 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu
damn... with only one track, how does it turn???
37 posted on 09/23/2012 6:09:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
damn... with only one track, how does it turn???

The rear wheel turns....then it falls down.

38 posted on 09/23/2012 6:19:13 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
pretty much... 8^) at first it looked like a track, but i guess it does have two wheels
39 posted on 09/23/2012 6:30:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Squawk 8888

—”Hitler went even further. The Nazis faked a Polish attack on a German border town.”

Brilliant!

Suppose Israel launches a single-missile attack on itself from one of their subs near Iran that causes minimal damage. Then blames Iran and retaliates overwhelmingly.

That would be the best way to get the ball rolling. Of course, then there would be less surprise effect.


40 posted on 09/23/2012 6:37:40 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: MasterGunner01

EMP is the way for Israel to go but using EMP means others will use it on you now or eventually. So I hope Israel is hardening its electrical grid and other essential places. They should also over stock onboard (black box) computers for automobiles and keep them in shielded warehouses. Israel can make circuit boards and may have to make a lot of them if they get an EMP attack. So stockpile capacitors, diodes etc etc


41 posted on 09/23/2012 6:44:24 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Suppose Israel launches a single-missile attack on itself from one of their subs near Iran that causes minimal damage. Then blames Iran and retaliates overwhelmingly.

We're thinking up scenarios where both sides are civilized and logical. The Islamists always lie, and never listen to Israel. Israel can blame Iran all it wants, but no one would listen and Iran would lie about everything.

So it doesn't matter if Israel waits to be struck first in order to blame Iran, or strikes pre-emptively and gets blamed. The latter situation of a pre-emptive strike leaves Israel in a better position, while the former case of waiting to be attacked can be devastating to Israel's people. Iran is going after civilians in all-out attack, while Israel is going out to get military targets. I would rather see Israel strike first.

42 posted on 09/23/2012 7:40:01 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Rodm

Isn’t this an opening scene in the “Left Behind Series”

i thought it was the closing scene from TERMINATOR.


43 posted on 09/23/2012 7:55:51 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: antidemoncrat

Read Ezekiel 38 for the play by play


44 posted on 09/23/2012 7:57:31 PM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Not WWIII. Ezekiel 38. The ending will knock your socks off


45 posted on 09/23/2012 7:58:35 PM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: yank in the UK

More bluster or do we now call it “noise” from Obumbles new ally.
Israel is more than ready and this would play right into their hands. I dare these Neanderthals to try it because it would be akin to committing suicide.


46 posted on 09/23/2012 7:59:02 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: yank in the UK

And get handed their heads. The Israelis would see them coming from about 300 miles out, or more and mouse trap them.


47 posted on 09/23/2012 9:12:06 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: dennisw
The first question you have to ask yourself is how many of these raghead dictatorships have the ability to launch an EMP strike. You need a specific type of nuclear weapon and it has to be detonated at a specific altitude for the most effective coverage. The Israelis could probably do it but I don't think the rest of the middle east could. Then follow up with about 200 neutron warheads to finish the job. Most folks, including me get pretty stressed out when they see mushroom clouds riseing on the horizon. I think, not sure but I think neutron bombs eliminate this problem.
48 posted on 09/23/2012 9:40:54 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Mom MD

I agree. I think Israel will hit Iran with an EMP which will precipitate Ezekiel’s war.


49 posted on 09/24/2012 6:17:32 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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