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Iran Says Would Confront U.S. Jets in Its Airspace
Reuters ^ | February 19, 2003

Posted on 02/19/2003 6:50:39 PM PST by Mossad1967

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's defense minister said on Wednesday its forces would "confront" any U.S. aircraft that used its airspace during possible strikes on neighboring Iraq. Iran, branded a sponsor of terrorism by Washington, opposes any military operation against Iraq and has repeatedly urged Baghdad to cooperate with U.N. arms inspectors "to remove any pretext" Washington might use to launch a war.

"We will defend our airspace and will not let America violate our airspace while attacking Iraq," Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani told reporters.


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Take a number M*****F******!!! You and NK are next!!!
1 posted on 02/19/2003 6:50:39 PM PST by Mossad1967
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To: Mossad1967
Yes, Iran and Syria, as well as NK...would do well to change their diaers about now.
2 posted on 02/19/2003 6:53:34 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (This space for rent (Not accepting bids from the United Nations))
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To: ApesForEvolution
that would be diapers...
3 posted on 02/19/2003 6:54:30 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (This space for rent (Not accepting bids from the United Nations))
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To: Mossad1967
Well, Iran........take your best shot. It will be your ONLY shot. We still owe you towel headed goat bangers for a "hostage" situation. As Chesty Puller would say: "Paybacks are a bitch, people!"
4 posted on 02/19/2003 6:55:02 PM PST by Howie66 (Lead, follow or git the hell out of the way!)
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To: Mossad1967
"Iran's defense minister said on Wednesday its forces would "confront" any U.S. aircraft that used its airspace during possible strikes on neighboring Iraq."

I am sick and tired of this Arab cr*p. Just use Mr Neutron without delay.

5 posted on 02/19/2003 6:55:12 PM PST by WatchNKorea ( http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a37a7ce78f9.htm)
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To: Mossad1967
Iran airspace
6 posted on 02/19/2003 6:55:57 PM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: Mossad1967
Iran Pledges Continued Support to PLO Radical Groups and Hizballah (5/15/99)
Iran ships long-range rockets to Hizbullah in Lebanon (2/28/00)
Iran wants end to Western edge (6/23/00)
Iran to continue military buildup (8/23/01)
Iran Won't Let U.S. Use Airspace (9/20/01)
Iran Won't Help U.S. (9/26/01)
Iran says U.S. attacks "unacceptable" (10/7/01)
Iran Denies False Zionist Claims About Building Nuclear Arsenal (12/18/01)
Iran's Rafsanjani suggests nuclear attack on Israel (12/19/01)
Israel Accuses Iran Plan to Destroy Jewish State with Nuclear Weapons (12/29/01)
Official (Iran) calls for setting up Islamic fund for Palestinians (1/10/02)
Iran Arming Lebanese Terrorists With Anti-Aircraft Missiles (1/12/02)
Iran Sends Money, Arms to Palestinian Groups -Times (3/23/02)
"Iran must strike at at the heart of the United States":Rafsanjani (7/21/02)
Iran Said to Deliver Qaeda Fighters to Saudis-Paper (8/11/02)
8 posted on 02/19/2003 7:03:06 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Mossad1967
Did they show us their resolve by shooting down one of their own today?
9 posted on 02/19/2003 7:03:12 PM PST by Noslrac
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To: WatchNKorea
Iranians are not Arabs they are akin to Persians and speak and Indo-European langauge not a Semitic one like Arabic. Iranians are Shi'ite Muslims and for the most part Arabs are Sunnis.
10 posted on 02/19/2003 7:07:03 PM PST by Destro (Duct and Cover...Duct and Cover...)
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To: Mossad1967
"Iran's defense minister said on Wednesday its forces would "confront" any U.S. aircraft that used its airspace during possible strikes on neighboring Iraq."

With what? Shaking your empty fist at a F-15 is hardly an effective form of confrontation. One is reminded of an old cartoon of a mouse flipping the bird to a diving eagle. It was captioned "The last great act of defiance".
11 posted on 02/19/2003 7:07:29 PM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
I am sure the prospect of a confrontation with Iran's air force has our USAF and USN guys shaking in their boots.

Last I heard the F4's and F14's Iran acquired during the Shah's rule were rusting and corroding away due to lack of maintenace, spare parts, etc. They may have gotten some Russian stuff since but I would presume it is also held together with bailing wire and duct tape and that the pilots are substandard with any US trained pilots having been executed, retired, kicked out, etc. Russian trained pilots rely heavily on ground control and decision making and are essentially order followers rather than independent thinkers. If Iranian control facilities are a smoking hole as is likely, they are in trouble.
13 posted on 02/19/2003 7:08:35 PM PST by nomorecameljocks
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To: Norvokov
Iran should be first, not Iraq. Iran is the real enemy. Unfortunately we have a bunch of neo-cons who are in bed with the Likud in our government. Americans shouldn't have to fight and die for Israel.

That's a good point, except that it makes absolutely no sense. If we were in bed with the Likud, we'd be attacking Iran, since their Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (remember them?) is the organization that backs Palestinian terror groups. Iran is the biggest enemy that Israel faces. Saddam is a Johnny come lately to the game of Palestinian terror, and, since Osirik, less of a threat than Iran.

You're holding your liberal 'truth' leaflet upside down or something. It should read 'When America attacks Iraq, it's because we're in bed with the oil companies'.

14 posted on 02/19/2003 7:09:52 PM PST by Steel Wolf
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To: nomorecameljocks
Title should read, "Iran will sacrifice pilots"
15 posted on 02/19/2003 7:10:54 PM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: Destro
most part Arabs are Sunnis

As in Sunni Delight?
16 posted on 02/19/2003 7:12:17 PM PST by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: cmsgop
There is nothing delightful about Islam, but I do get the pun.
17 posted on 02/19/2003 7:14:38 PM PST by Destro (Duct and Cover...Duct and Cover...)
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To: Mossad1967
Tthey will all go down within the first 5 minutes of the war.
18 posted on 02/19/2003 7:16:17 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave)
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To: Mossad1967
Iran Says Would Confront U.S. Jets in Its Airspace

...and in other news, there seems to be a mass exodus of pilots leaving Iran, more on this later...

19 posted on 02/19/2003 7:18:16 PM PST by Future Snake Eater
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To: Noslrac
Did they show us their resolve by shooting down one of their own today?

LOL!!! I love that comment!

20 posted on 02/19/2003 7:21:11 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: Mossad1967
We should be so lucky :-)

Our pilots will be praying every day for such an opportunity!

Lachiam!!!

21 posted on 02/19/2003 7:24:36 PM PST by Theophilus
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To: Mossad1967
There is more to this than meets the ear folks. Much of what we hear from the Muslim world is for public consumption. I am sure there are deals in the works.
22 posted on 02/19/2003 7:24:51 PM PST by Paradox
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To: Mossad1967
Iran Says Would Confront U.S. Jets in Its Airspace

For about 30 seconds. Then the US would OWN Iran's airspace.

23 posted on 02/19/2003 7:26:22 PM PST by jimkress
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To: Howie66
Hey I agree, let them take their best shot. It's the only shot they will get and then we finally pay them back for the hostage situation from the late 70's.

And I also agree, "Paybacks a bitch!"

24 posted on 02/19/2003 7:27:13 PM PST by mrb1960
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To: Mossad1967
Wy don't we get them both ?
25 posted on 02/19/2003 7:29:09 PM PST by cutiedieuvan
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To: Destro
Same-o-same-o medieval dorks.
26 posted on 02/19/2003 7:32:34 PM PST by mathurine
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To: carvedwood
Note that Iraq is the least Muslim of all the Arab world , it is the most western of them all and yet it is Iraq we seek to destroy , not the Saudi , the real 9/11 gang. Not the Pals and their pocket bombers. Not the Iranian mobsters who cut our throats not so long ago.

Actually, we're not out to destroy Iraq - just the regime that currently runs the place. After we are through with that regime, I believe strongly that we will move on to take care of the rest - especially UBL.

As Bush mentioned after 9/11, this will not be a quick thing. It will be a long, methodical process. We must have patience and faith that it will get done.

Personally, I would just like to see a nuke dropped on Mecca. Destroy their "source of power" - their temple. Then see which way the diaperheads turn to bow.

27 posted on 02/19/2003 7:32:45 PM PST by peteram (Former tag traded for an unknown tag to be named later)
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To: Mossad1967

28 posted on 02/19/2003 7:34:14 PM PST by klpt
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To: Norvokov
Iran should be first, not Iraq. Iran is the real enemy. Unfortunately we have a bunch of neo-cons who are in bed with the Likud in our government. Americans shouldn't have to fight and die for Israel.

First, second, what's the difference? Nobody is fighting for Israel, we'll take them out for our own safety.

29 posted on 02/19/2003 7:34:39 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot
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To: Mossad1967
Calm! Deep breaths! Not to worry.

I remember that one of my fighter pilot friends explained that it's not the plane but the pilot. Iran has some "modern" aircraft in their inventory but would be hopelessly outgunned by our pilots who receive exceptional training. That's what Top Gun training is all about.

30 posted on 02/19/2003 7:35:18 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Iran airspace

HAHAHAHA! Can't say they didn't warn us (over and over and ...), can we?

31 posted on 02/19/2003 7:37:44 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: nomorecameljocks
They may have gotten some Russian stuff since

Didn't Iraq fly its fighter jets over there to escape destruction during Gulf War I? Maybe they still have them.

I hope they do oppose us. It'll be a twofer if we shoot down Axis of Evil II's aircraft while we're dealing with Axis of Evil I.

32 posted on 02/19/2003 7:40:34 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: carvedwood
"I don't think Bushy will take on Iran."

I don't think we will have to. Their population is young and they don't like the current extremist leadership. I think that country will basically take care of itself.

33 posted on 02/19/2003 7:41:27 PM PST by CarolAnn
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To: Mossad1967
Marianas Turkey shoot II ?

They may even be able to get the first few production F-22 Raptors over there.

On second thought, the first few production Raptors may be ALL we need to take out the rock chucker's air Force !

35 posted on 02/19/2003 7:42:02 PM PST by SENTINEL
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To: Norvokov
Americans shouldn't have to fight and die for Israel.

Are you some kind of kook or something?
You support the Iranian military when their plane goes down, and attack Freepers for not giving a crap. Now you condemn Israel ??
Are you sure you're on the right site?
You're anti-Americanisms are really getting old!

36 posted on 02/19/2003 7:43:34 PM PST by concerned about politics (Stop Taxpayer Supported Socialist Indoctrinatin... Support School Choice ..Demand it.)
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To: Destro
"Iranians are not Arabs they are akin to Persians and speak and Indo-European langauge not a Semitic one like Arabic. Iranians are Shi'ite Muslims and for the most part Arabs are Sunnis."

We should kill all the rock chuckers and LET ALLAH SORT 'EM OUT !!

37 posted on 02/19/2003 7:44:07 PM PST by SENTINEL
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To: SENTINEL

An Iranian Pilot says goodbye to his wife as he prepares to go to battle against American pilots

38 posted on 02/19/2003 7:44:10 PM PST by freedumb2003
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To: carvedwood
carvedwood, or is that woody? Perhaps a little medicine might help your blind side? Maybe some rest? Your common sense and inability to perceive actionable vs restraint in terms of foreign relationships is showing.
39 posted on 02/19/2003 7:44:42 PM PST by Republic (tommy daschle is a WEASEL OF MASS DISTORTION (tractorman)-so truthful, it almost HURTS!)
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To: Steel Wolf
Our strategy is to attack terrorism through attrition.

The Islamofascists will never change their view of the US. But they don't seem to breed well in democratic societies.

We are going to establish a pro-USA regime in Iraq, just like we did in Afghanistan. Both nations will then be led to democratic reforms similar to Japan and Germany in 1945.

Meanwhile, with Afghanistan and Iraq in hand we will then have strategic influence over Saudi Arabia to the west, Iran to the east and Syria to the North.

Syria may be the next Iraq, although Israel will assume the US role. Iran, and maybe Saudi Arabia, may democratize through indiginous pressure. If not, we will be right there.

Meanwhile, the US and others will chase down Al Qaida, Hamas and their allies.

But, in the long run, democracy, and capitalism is the answer to preventing mass violence for political causes... whatever your religion.

40 posted on 02/19/2003 7:44:49 PM PST by plymaniac
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I wonder what their pilots think of this?
41 posted on 02/19/2003 7:46:14 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: Mossad1967
"Too bad about Reza."

"Yeah, what happend to him?"

"He confronted the U.S. in our air space."

"Bummer!"
42 posted on 02/19/2003 7:53:46 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: Mossad1967
"Iran's defense minister said on Wednesday its forces would "confront" any U.S. aircraft that used its airspace and then eat dirt sandwishes.

Translation correction.

43 posted on 02/19/2003 7:53:52 PM PST by Bob J (Join the Free Republic Network! www.freerepublic.net)
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To: Destro
All those Muslims follow the same Satan.
44 posted on 02/19/2003 7:54:53 PM PST by TheBattman
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To: freedumb2003
perfect just perfect
45 posted on 02/19/2003 7:55:44 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy
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To: plymaniac
Main Voter 2002 posted this. It's Clintons speach when he "decided" to attack Iraq - by going it "alone." here
46 posted on 02/19/2003 7:56:46 PM PST by concerned about politics (Stop Taxpayer Supported Socialist Indoctrinatin... Support School Choice ..Demand it.)
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To: hatfieldmccoy
:)
47 posted on 02/19/2003 8:03:03 PM PST by freedumb2003
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To: Norvokov
Iran opens sea lanes to Iraq's oil shipments (6/6/00)
Iraq-Iran railway (1/8/02)
Iraq wants Iran to return its planes (1/8/02)
Iraq, Iran Work to Improve Ties (1/28/02)
Iraq and Iran to 'forget past' (4/2/02)
49 posted on 02/19/2003 8:06:49 PM PST by Orion78
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To: cmsgop
Or:
1) Sunni Smiles (good Arab drag queen name)
2) Sunni Demeanor (another good one for the Arab RuPaul)
3)Sunni & Cher (Greatest Hits...as in terror hits)
50 posted on 02/19/2003 8:09:49 PM PST by ConservativeConvert
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