Skip to comments.Iranian missiles ready to hit Tel Aviv says cleric
Posted on 08/15/2006 2:46:15 AM PDT by markomalley
Iran will hit Tel Aviv with its medium-range missiles if attacked, said an influential senior cleric on Tuesday.
"If they (U.S. and Israel) militarily attack Iran ... They should be afraid of the day when our missiles with 2,000 km range will hit Tel Aviv," Ahmad Khatami told state television.
Khatami sits on the Assembly of Experts, the body of 86 clerics that constitutionally supervises the country's most powerful man, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Arms experts say Iran's Shahab-3 missiles have a maximum range of around 2,000 km (1,240 miles), meaning they are capable of hitting Israel as well as U.S. military bases in the Gulf.
U.S. officials accuse Iran of planning to equip its missiles with nuclear warheads. Iran says it has no desire to have atomic weapons and is only developing nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, such as electricity generation.
Iranian military commanders have repeatedly warned they would not hesitate to deploy the Shahab-3 missiles if Iran came under attack over its disputed nuclear programme.
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Thank you Marko.
That should be M.O.R.A.L. support for Money, Ordnance, Rockets, Assistance, Logistics.
Is most of Israel's political infrastructure still in Tel Aviv? Haven't they moved it to Jerusalem yet?
Hezbollah won. Iran, who had bet on Hezbollah, will now double the bet.
See: Quick assessment:
Also see Misunderspinning
Iran's been cocky since the ceasefire and interview with Wallace. I wouldn't put anything pass them over the next few months, they got that glow going on.
The cease fire by the UN is bogus and will only allow the Hezbos to regroup. A bad move.
Welcome to Free Republic. Are you a big fan of Jimmy Carter? I see that you post a recent article by him directly below your on piece on your blog.
Both Iran and Hezbollah opposed the ceasefire agreement. Two arguments in its favor.
They have the power and the will to breach the agreement.
The key in the next days is what will be the U.S. and Israeli reaction when they do.
Blog-pimping is not a good way to win friends and respect on FR.
If Iran hits Israel, that would be a good reason for Israel to hit back with nukes & put Iran out for good.
By the time Iran fires them, Israel's Prime Minister will be Benjamin Netanyahu... he ain't gonna listen to U.N. when IDF has the advantage...
OT, but related- much information about fallout patterns, radius of damage, etc., among these links:
I agree, though they better watch the wind direction.....we do have lots of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You have a point... anyone knows how hard it is to be Israel's Prime Minister in times of war... but as far as will and determination to fight is concern, i'll be a lot confident with Bibi than any other new generation Israeli politicians...
Excellently stated! Bears repeating...
Despite all their hype, Iran will lose a lot of clout in the Arab Mideast if Aug. 22 comes and goes with nothing to show for it. Ahmadinejab has created a situation in which his only choice is to either put up or shut up.
With all of Iran's sabre-rattling, my fear is that they may actually have the means to destroy an entire Israeli city (such as Tel Aviv), and truly launch the opening shot of what will become global conflict on a previously unseen scale.
We have 7 days to go to find out.
Me thinks there is a possibility, if Iran strikes at Israel, they will strike too at Iraq or Afghanistan at American targets.
National suicide for Iran.
Also, Israel saw weapons that they did not expect, but now they know about them and can prepare defenses. They are taking some to show the Russians. Bush made an issue with Putin over small arms trade and has recently embargoed three Russian companies.
Here comes another push to keep developed countries from selling arms to third world dictators. A big lapse was algore ignoring laws that forbade aid to Russia, if they helped Iran with nukes.
I always said during the Iran/Iraq war that if the predatory arms merchants would leave those people alone, all they could do would be to throw rocks at each other. That probably would not be on the news 24/7.
Most gamblers do that
Then someday they lose
If you tghink Hezbollah won, then you haven't been watching the same war as most have been watching.
The Hezbos got their butts handed to them. Israel achieved all its objectives militarily. The only victory the Hezzies can claim is that they can show the world the damage they caused Lebanon at the hands of the Israelis.
7 days to get ready
If you are not ready yet which I doubt
Godd Idea. The Israel government should pack up and move to Jerusalem.
Sure, they have the range.
But do they have the accuracy?
Maybe the Gaza Strip and Syria won't be a problem anymore,,,
"Blog-pimping is not a good way to win friends and respect on FR."
How pompous is his bio page...all written in the third person with 'Mr' this, Mr that...
Also, August 22 still looms for another 7 days.
If Wallace wasn't such an media liberal maniac looking for glory after retirement, he could have taken in a Trojan Horse as a gift to Mr. Iranian Behavior Specialist.
Right Backatcha, Khatami!
I wouldn't be surprised if the UN negotiated with Hezbollah to cease firing rockets in order to regain some credibility, so that Kofi & Friends can say, "Hey, look, we brokered a ceasefire, we aren't useless."
They might be not willing to hit Jerusalem, for obvious reasons.