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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    When Israel knocked out Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in June 1981, it was essentially one ground-level building, yet the mission required 14 Israeli aircraft — F-16 fighter-bombers with some of their fuel tanks removed to carry heavy bombs, and F-15 fighters to handle any Iraqi planes that came up to meet them. Israel’s other success, hitting a partially constructed Syrian facility in September 2007, again targeted a single, ground-level building.

    Now look at the potential targets in today’s Iran.

    There is the fuel-enrichment plant at Natanz, a collection of below-ground facilities used to produce enriched uranium. There is the newer Fordow fuel-enrichment plant near Qom, built into the side of a mountain and heavily fortified. This is where Iran has already moved 3.5 percent enriched uranium from Natanz and where most analysts believe it will be enriched to weapons grade, if Tehran decides to take that step.

    Of course there would be other targets if a strike is to do more than set back Iran by one to three years. At Parchin, one of the nation’s leading munitions centers, Iran is suspected of testing high explosives for use in nuclear weapons, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s November report. There is a uranium conversion plant at Isfahan, a heavy-water facility being constructed at Arak and centrifuge factories outside Tehran.

    No telling how many aircraft the Israelis would need to carry out a meaningful mission. The Robb-Wald report says Israel has enough GBU-28s to “severely damage, though likely not completely destroy, Iran’s known underground nuclear sites in a single well-executed operation.”

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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It's OK, take a couple of deep breaths. If you smoke, a cigarette and an adult beverage might be good right about now.
    I am cooking right now.


    In fact, I'm having a gin (Hendrick) and tonic while smoking BBQ dry rubbed chicken and sopping with Alabama Great White Sauce. I'd invite you over, but you being Irish and all, I probably don't have enough booze.

    You are and that explains this very humorous portion of the thread. I would join you if I could.
    But to the point, I did not say that you said that, "...the Iranian ambassador to Moscow, Seyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi said, 'Iran has the capabilities to carry out military strikes on US interests around the globe.'"
    Ok, I am not looking to bomb attack blow up anybody. I like the sanctions and hope they achieve their intended purpose..

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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
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    omg!!!!! never heard that before ! it's precious!!!!!!
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    And what are we getting from our relationship with Israel? Tell me why it is worth the billions we have spent and the likelihood that Israel will draw us into what will probably be a very nasty war with Iran and beyond.
    Israel is one of our longest standing and most reliable allies, certainly in the middle east at least. It also lies in a very hostile region of the world with vital US interests (terrorism, oil, etc) which makes it of even more of a strategic ally.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Well Hot Damn, about F*ing time.

    Guess Iran sending a war ship into the mediterranean toward Isreal was finally enough for even a few the commie loveing, tofu munching, kumbaya singing cowards currently running Washington to wake and see a truth that some have known for decades.

    So, to those zealous morons in Teheran, Good bye, good riddence and don't let the door hit where the good lord split you on the way out.

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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    I am cooking right now.

    You are and that explains this very humorous portion of the thread. I would join you if I could.
    I only had two.

    Ok, I am not looking to bomb attack blow up anybody. I like the sanctions and hope they achieve their intended purpose..
    I agree. I believe we would be making a grave mistake if we did not do everything possible to avoid armed conflict. It would not likely remain contained within the country. Will they attack American interests otherwise? They've had reason to for a long, long time and they have not. It would extremely stupid for them to do so, especially now.

    My wish is for us to fully commit to finding alternative energy sources and to develop them quickly so that we may leave that region permanently and as soon as possible.










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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Well Hot Damn, about F*ing time.

    Guess Iran sending a war ship into the mediterranean toward Isreal was finally enough for even a few the commie loveing, tofu munching, kumbaya singing cowards currently running Washington to wake and see a truth that some have known for decades.

    So, to those zealous morons in Teheran, Good bye, good riddence and don't let the door hit where the good lord split you on the way out.
    Hmmmm Please enlighten me to the "truth that you have known for decades"
    You have known that Iran have a very small Navy, Consisting of mostly obsolete equipment.
    Or
    Iran is operating their Navy in international waters.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    I just noticed that this is the "attack Iran" thread and not the "Iran Navy" thread...
    But my question still stands; What is this "truth" of which you speak?
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Iran and Iraq = apples and oranges
    In regards to military threat to the US they are peas in a pod. In that they both have oil we want, they are peas in a pod.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Israel is one of our longest standing and most reliable allies, certainly in the middle east at least. It also lies in a very hostile region of the world with vital US interests (terrorism, oil, etc) which makes it of even more of a strategic ally.
    Alliances usually go both ways. I didn't see Israel follow the U.S into Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan. I don't know of any other "allies" who engage in espionage against the U.S. I also don't know of any other allies who have attacked a U.S ship.

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