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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    The answer is "no", Iran can't hit all 50 states, but it could easily devastate the mainland. It is an established fact that Iran has contemplated an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack on the U.S. and have practiced launching missiles from ships. All they would have to do is place a medium, or even a short range missile on a freighter and launch a missile to a height of around 125 miles over the center of the U.S. Everything that uses electricity, which is everything we use, would be useless. No electricity for lights or heat. Cars and trucks that weren't sheltered wouldn't work. No food would get delivered. No gas would get delivered for any vehicles that managed to survive the attack. And of course no computers, gps, or other electronic items would work any more. An EMP attack is the biggest threat to the U.S.


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    Iran could cripple the U.S. if they obtain a nuclear weapon.
    They would have to take a vessel close to America to launch something over the middle of America. I think a lot of this is just fear mongering and story telling.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ever look at a map of the ME?
    Maps of the ME overextend our army?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They would have to take a vessel close to America to launch something over the middle of America. I think a lot of this is just fear mongering and story telling.
    You are correct. But........a commercial freighter could easily get within easy range of the U.S. coastline. Even if they stayed outside the 200 mile U.S. limit, they have missiles that could easily launch over the continental U.S.

    But you feel free to ignore the warnings by the Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United State to Congress.

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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Maps of the ME overextend our army?
    Look at a map of the ME and you'll see that the only way to get to Iran is through and Iraq and/or Afghanistan. The crux of some posts, is that we could take on Iran, had we just not invaded Iraq and Afghanistan.
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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    the last thing we should be spending money on is another war in the middle east.

    if you want to strike a real blow against Iran, spend the money to develop a transportation fuel / strategy that allows us to supply our own energy.

    oil is what funds these regimes.

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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    You are correct. But........a commercial freighter could easily get within easy range of the U.S. coastline. Even if they stayed outside the 200 mile U.S. limit, they have missiles that could easily launch over the continental U.S.

    But you feel free to ignore the warnings by the Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United State to Congress.
    Yeah, and what if Godzilla attacked, we wouldn't be prepared. What if zombie outbreak occured! Why are you ignoring the warnings.

    We can make up a near infinite number of scenarios, how likely is this? Does the capability currently exist? Is there any indication that they really want to try to implement this? What is the success probability if so? THOSE are the questions you need to answer. Not throwing out wild stories attempting to get me to piss myself over Iran.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    the last thing we should be spending money on is another war in the middle east.

    if you want to strike a real blow against Iran, spend the money to develop a transportation fuel / strategy that allows us to supply our own energy.

    oil is what funds these regimes.
    That;s right, we need to open up offshore drilling on all our coasts. Some of the largest reserves of natural gas in the world are just a few miles offshore.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Look at a map of the ME and you'll see that the only way to get to Iran is through and Iraq and/or Afghanistan. The crux of some posts, is that we could take on Iran, had we just not invaded Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Well we're already in those places, so what's the big deal?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That;s right, we need to open up offshore drilling on all our coasts. Some of the largest reserves of natural gas in the world are just a few miles offshore.
    So long as the regulatory commission is not being bribed by big oil and instead of inspecting the rigs and making sure rules are followed, doing cocaine off of hooker's asses.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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    Re: UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post

    We can make up a near infinite number of scenarios, how likely is this?
    No doubt Iran can get their hands on a freighter.


    Does the capability currently exist?
    They have a missile that can reach Israel.

    Is there any indication that they really want to try to implement this?
    They've implemented everything else.

    What is the success probability if so?
    High
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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