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Report: Saudis Aiming Missiles at Israel and Iran
INN ^ | 7/11/2013, 1:13 AM | Elad Benari

Posted on 07/10/2013 3:40:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Saudi Arabia is targeting both Israel and Iran with powerful ballistic missiles, new satellite photography shown by military experts to the British Telegraph suggests.

Images analyzed by experts at IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review has revealed a previously undisclosed surface-to-surface missile base deep in the Saudi desert, with capabilities for hitting both countries, the Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

Analysts who examined the photos spotted two launch pads with markings pointing northwest towards Tel Aviv and northeast towards Tehran, according to the report.

The pads are designed for Saudi Arabia’s arsenal of lorry-launched DF 3 missiles, which have a range of 1,500-2,500 miles and can carry a two-ton payload. …

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: df3; iran; israel; notspeculation; rop; russia; saudiarabia; saudimissiles; speculation; waronterror

1 posted on 07/10/2013 3:40:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Just because they have missiles doesn’t mean they’re targeted at anyone in particular. Sure, they probably are, but jumping to that conclusion absent evidence is pathetic.


2 posted on 07/10/2013 3:42:34 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Olog-hai

If Iran and Israel were smart, they’d turn down some of the heat directed toward each other.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 3:43:37 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“If Iran and Israel were smart, they’d turn down some of the heat directed toward each other.”

If the Iranian people could get the cleric theocrats out of power your suggestion would be more likely, as the Islamic fundamentalist Sunni-Wahabi-Saudis are not going to look any more kindly on a robust, non-Islamist secular democracy in Iran than it does the Shia clerics in Iran.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 3:52:13 PM PDT by Wuli (qu)
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To: Olog-hai

The Saudi part is unsubstantiated.

Iran is the enemy


5 posted on 07/10/2013 3:55:53 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: MeganC
Just because they have missiles doesn’t mean they’re targeted at anyone in particular.

Actually, they are. Try reading the article.

To the north of the facility are two circle-shaped launch pads, both with compass-style markings showing the precise direction that the launchers should fire in. . . . "One appears to be aligned on a bearing of approximately 301 degrees and suggesting a potential Israeli target, and the other is oriented along an azimuth (bearing) of approximately 10 degrees, ostensibly situated to target Iranian locations," said the IHS Jane's article quoted by the Telegraph.

6 posted on 07/10/2013 3:59:25 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Wuli

The government will

Most Islamic countries have secular or mostly secular governments


7 posted on 07/10/2013 3:59:56 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: Olog-hai

I would have a hard time believing Saudi Arabia thinks Israel is a threat to them. Israel doesn’t bluster, and hasn’t to my knowledge taken Saudi Arabia to task in thirty years.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 4:00:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: bert

It wasn’t Iranians who flew those airplanes on 9-11.


9 posted on 07/10/2013 4:01:23 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If you check, they were not really Saudis. They left to join the cast off fanatic, the zealots .

To blame Saudi Arabia is to show you ignorance of the world


10 posted on 07/10/2013 4:05:13 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: bert

The 9-11 terrorists were not Shia nor Iranian, neither were the Tsarnaev brothers.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 4:09:50 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Wuli

Hopefully the election of Rowhani will be the first step in the lowering of tensions and a more stable balance in that part of the world. It is not in our interest for Iran to be a perpetual pariah estranged from the interntaional system.


12 posted on 07/10/2013 4:16:36 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

That is irrelevant

You made a bogus claim.

Are you Queer?

You are American


13 posted on 07/10/2013 4:21:29 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: bert

I don’t believe I’ve used the word “Saudi” once in this thread.


14 posted on 07/10/2013 4:25:49 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Olog-hai

Vaguely reminds me of this, from The Man Who Saw Tomorrow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVZIfnXxuWc&t=5m2s

(continued)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDq7JCgJr3Q

(Except for the part of taking place in July of 1999.)


15 posted on 07/10/2013 4:33:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Do the world a favor & nuke the filthy sowdis.

The entire civilized world would thank Israel.


16 posted on 07/10/2013 5:03:55 PM PDT by bayouranger (“Those Who Are Anti-Islam are a National Security Threat.” - J.Brennan CIA Dir. Feb10)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Its job is PR for the house of fraud.


17 posted on 07/10/2013 5:06:23 PM PDT by bayouranger (“Those Who Are Anti-Islam are a National Security Threat.” - J.Brennan CIA Dir. Feb10)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Thank you, Mr. Edward Snowden.
So many new facts have appeared since you decided to say something after your saw something.
So who are the nuclear Saudi missiles aimed at? Israel or the Apostate Iran?
Decrypted posts to follow, I expect.
Go Saudis, nuke Teheran.
Thanks, Ed.
TWB
18 posted on 07/10/2013 5:29:02 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: bert
Poll of Saudis shows wide support for bin Laden's views By Henry Schuster, CNN, Wednesday, June 9, 2004

(CNN) -- Almost half of all Saudis said in a poll conducted last year that they have a favorable view of Osama bin Laden's sermons and rhetoric, but fewer than 5 percent thought it was a good idea for bin Laden to rule the Arabian Peninsula.

The poll involved interviews with more than 15,000 Saudis and was overseen by Nawaf Obaid, a Saudi national security consultant."

"To blame Saudi Arabia is to show you ignorance of the world"


19 posted on 07/10/2013 5:42:22 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: bert

15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 6:22:52 PM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: Yehuda

And an old but classic repudiation of Saudi innocence...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1046724/posts

Anyone trusting the Saudis is a slave indeed.


21 posted on 07/10/2013 6:30:16 PM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Iran is both smart and fanatical. They are itching to kick off WWIII.


22 posted on 07/10/2013 6:51:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Iranians can’t get in here as easily as Saudis, and the links between the 9/11 hijackers and Iran are already quite clear.


23 posted on 07/10/2013 6:53:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: gotribe; SJackson; TurboZamboni

Wow, bears re-reading!


24 posted on 07/10/2013 7:32:53 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: bert; Olog-hai

wrong. Iran and Saudi Arabia are both our enemies. They are also enemies of each other. Let us not kid ourselves, neither is trust-worthy and neither likes us


25 posted on 07/11/2013 1:02:42 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: bert; Olog-hai; Wuli
Most Islamic countries have secular or mostly secular governments

What exactly is that smoke?

Most islamic countries have Islamic governments and Islamic law -- even the supposedly "democratic" Malaysia has laws that make it illegal for a Moslem to convert from Islam

The only Islamic country that has anything like what your post is claiming is Indonesia, not even Turkey in recent years under Erdogan. Every other Moslem country is more or less run by Shariah law.

26 posted on 07/11/2013 1:04:26 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: bert; Olog-hai; Wuli; Colonel Kangaroo; kearnyirish2; caww
bert: If you check, they were not really Saudis. They left to join the cast off fanatic, the zealots .

To blame Saudi Arabia is to show you ignorance of the world

What????

These were Saudis, trained in Saudi madrassahs in the Wahabbi/Salafi strain which views all infidels as worthy of instant death. The Saudis fund these as they have funded extremism i nAfghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, nigeria, Somalia etc. etc. etc.

27 posted on 07/11/2013 1:06:22 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Olog-hai; Colonel Kangaroo
Iran is both smart and fanatical. They are itching to kick off WWIII.

you credit the Iranian government more than they deserve

Most polls of Iranian people show that they have steadily lost interest in religion since the start of the Islamic republic. Most blame the Ayatollah for their current dismal state.

Most Iranis are not looking for a fight, definitely not with Israel or the USA. They wouldn't mind a piece of the Saudis though....

28 posted on 07/11/2013 4:49:15 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Olog-hai; Colonel Kangaroo

there are no links between 9/11 and the Iranis. Those were Sunni fanatics, Saudi citizens, not Shia or Irani


29 posted on 07/11/2013 4:50:16 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos
Canard. The Sunni-Shi’a spat never applied here, any more than it applies to the cooperation between Iran and Hamas. Furthermore, the Ayatollah Khomeini was a Muslim Brotherhood member. (Never mind the seeming effort here to whitewash Iran—really?)

Just for the record: Was Iran Behind 9/11? — Yedioth Ahronoth
30 posted on 07/11/2013 6:34:53 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Cronos

It’s not the people who are pushing the nuke program forward—it’s the leadership. Not to mention “most polls” are taken of the city dwellers (such as the late Neda Agha-Soltan) instead of the rural populace who are strongly in favor of the Ayatollah.


31 posted on 07/11/2013 6:43:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

canard — Khomeini was not a Moslem Brotherhood member. Hamas has openly come out against Shia. And, it’s not a spat — the blood that has been spilt between the Shia and Sunni since Hussein or Ali’s death has been quite enough to justify it as a lot more than a spat


32 posted on 07/11/2013 8:03:34 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: steve86

Perhaps. But it’s still just speculation until someone opens up or connects to the guidance system to see where the missiles are actually targeted.


33 posted on 07/11/2013 8:52:11 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Cronos

“there are no links between 9/11 and the Iranis. Those were Sunni fanatics, Saudi citizens, not Shia or Irani”

THEY ARE ALL MUSLIMS, and when it comes to destroying the Judeo-Christian West, the shia-sunni split has been put aside for over a thousand years.

And with the secular Left as their allies, we have our hands full. Lets never forget this is a worldwide and ongoing battle.


34 posted on 07/11/2013 10:17:26 AM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Cronos

Sources?

During Khomeini’s involvement in the MB, he openly advocated an alliance between Sunni and Shi’a for the purpose of attacking Islam’s “enemies” (chiefly Christianity and Judaism).

Iran has always been the chief sponsor of Hamas, even more so than any other country. This is common knowledge. Same goes with Zawahiri’s ties to Iran.


35 posted on 07/11/2013 12:28:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.
36 posted on 07/11/2013 7:50:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: TWhiteBear

The Saudi’s have nukes?


37 posted on 07/11/2013 8:30:32 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Olog-hai
What are your sources?

Khomeini was never in the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood.

and Hamas was sponsored by Saudi Arabia

Get it in your head -- neither the Iranis nor the Saudis are 'good' - both are EQUALLY evil and untrustworthy

38 posted on 07/11/2013 9:09:16 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Yehuda
Not completely. The fight between Sunni and Shia is what turned the Ottoman Turks attention away from Europe quite a few times

We need to push that, in fact now the Shia are rising and this is the right time to nudge them to fight the Sunnis for domination and then let them keep fighting. Supply any side that is losing so that it can keep killing the other side. Keep the pot boiling between the two

39 posted on 07/11/2013 9:10:47 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos
Let me see . . . I ask for your sources and you counter with a request for mine while offering none on your part? Well, here is one of mine . . . which seems to verify Khomeini’s involvement in the MB, where he and al-Banna were linked through Iranian scholar Nawab Sawafi:
Indeed, ties between the Brotherhood and Iran predate 1979. Hassan al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, believed that Sunnis and Shiites should overcome their differences to face their common enemies. So, too, did Ayatollah Khomeini, who openly advocated an alliance between the two main branches of Islam. Al Banna and Khomeini were also linked by a prominent Iranian scholar named Nawab Safawi. Khomeini was close to Safawi and al Banna also embraced the Iranian cleric. As others have written, Safawi introduced Khomeini to the Brotherhood and its political ideology. Through Safawi, the Brotherhood’s ideas were imported into Iran and had a lasting impact on Iranian Islamist thinking. …
So if I were mistaken about direct membership by Khomeini, there is no mistake about direct involvement between Khomeini and the MB on this level.

I do agree about the trustworthiness of Iranians and Saudis. But the former is still the largest sponsor of Islamic terrorism and does cooperate with very many Sunni organizations, Hamas (a branch of the MB) and al-Qa’eda among them.
Indeed, this should be obvious. Iran is today the chief sponsor of Hamas, a Sunni Islamist terrorist organization that is itself a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. And throughout the 1990s Iran was allied with Hassan al Turabi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who helped orchestrate a military coup in Sudan in 1989. Turabi, in turn, was one of Osama bin Laden’s main benefactors from 1991 through 1996. As was documented during the trial of some of the terrorists responsible for the 1998 embassy bombings, bin Laden was introduced to key Iranian leaders, as well as Hezbollah terrorists, in Turabi’s Sudan. So, Iran has consistently allied itself with the Muslim Brotherhood, even if there have been tensions and rhetorical disputes from time to time. …

40 posted on 07/12/2013 1:25:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Cronos

Amen.


41 posted on 07/12/2013 11:40:38 AM PDT by Yehuda
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To: bert

“Most Islamic countries have secular or mostly secular governments”

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan — the Islamic countries that the world is most concerned about — are not secular.


42 posted on 07/12/2013 11:48:35 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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