Skip to comments.Iran commander says could launch pre-emptive strike on Israel
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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( Iran commander says could launch pre-emptive strike on Israel ) hey doofus Iranian commander ? Israel has been ready to attack Iran for years....
Yeah, in October. Surprise!
“Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day, get it?”
The event that might halt an election?
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.
Preparation of the political battlefield. Hitler did something similar just prior to invading Poland.
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
Yeah. The weather forecast for Tehran will be: Expect a high temperature of 7000 Deg F with 500 MPH winds.
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.
Mean-while Obama is trying to ride the fence and not make a decision.
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
“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.
Mean-while Obama is trying to ride the fence and not make a decision.
he would go Golfing ,to take his mind off it
Would the Iranians try a pre-emtive attack on Israel on the Jewish high holy day of Yom Kippur ?
I hope Israel nukes their main command city and be done with it.
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.
Just saying Iran, learn from history..., or suffer the repeat of it.
Hitler went even further. The Nazis faked a Polish attack on a German border town.
I’m worried it’ll happen while Imadinnerjacket’s in New York...
Isn’t this an opening scene in the “Left Behind Series”
If it happens, I hope it happens this way. No matter what Iran is going to get their butts handed to them.
Very true..you must be a writer.
Excuse me - joining the 7th century? There are some there that are still operating in the 6th century? This OBVIOUSLY would be an improvement!
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.
Iran deserves an EMP strike. Other nations deserve for all of the oil facilities in the Middle East to be destroyed.
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.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Israel kicks off the “festivities” on 6 Nov...
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.
“-—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.
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.
Found this odd image searching for a Patton image...just have to post the silly thing :-)
The rear wheel turns....then it falls down.
—”Hitler went even further. The Nazis faked a Polish attack on a German border town.”
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.
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
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.
Isnt this an opening scene in the Left Behind Series
i thought it was the closing scene from TERMINATOR.
Read Ezekiel 38 for the play by play
Not WWIII. Ezekiel 38. The ending will knock your socks off
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.
And get handed their heads. The Israelis would see them coming from about 300 miles out, or more and mouse trap them.
I agree. I think Israel will hit Iran with an EMP which will precipitate Ezekiel’s war.