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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Who is the deniable proxy that you see as a military threat to the US military, Swami?
    well, there would be the one currently engaged in military operations against the US military, sahib.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, there would be the one currently engaged in military operations against the US military, sahib.

    Afraid I'm not privy on the latest boogyman according to the far right. Who is the mystery threat to the US military?
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Afraid I'm not privy on the latest boogyman according to the far right. Who is the mystery threat to the US military?
    yeesh. first bubba, now you.

    if you have no idea what you are talking about, you probably shouldn't play. Oh, and you asked for a deniable proxy.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    State Sponsors of Terrorism

    ...Iran

    Added on January 19, 1984

    According to Country Reports on Terrorism 2010: August 18, 2011:[3]

    IRAN

    Overview: Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984, Iran remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2010. Iran’s financial, material, and logistic support for terrorist and militant groups throughout the Middle East and Central Asia had a direct impact on international efforts to promote peace, threatened economic stability in the Gulf, and undermined the growth of democracy.

    In 2010, Iran remained the principal supporter of groups implacably opposed to the Middle East Peace Process. The Qods Force, the external operations branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), is the regime’s primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad. Iran provided weapons, training, and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups, including the Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC). Since the end of the 2006 Israeli-Hizballah conflict, Iran has assisted Hizballah in rearming, in direct violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. Iran has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in support of Hizballah in Lebanon and has trained thousands of Hizballah fighters at camps in Iran.

    Iran’s Qods Force provided training to the Taliban in Afghanistan on small unit tactics, small arms, explosives, and indirect fire weapons, such as mortars, artillery, and rockets. Since at least 2006, Iran has arranged arms shipments to select Taliban members, including small arms and associated ammunition, rocket propelled grenades, mortar rounds, 107mm rockets, and plastic explosives. Iran has shipped a large number of weapons to Kandahar, Afghanistan aiming to increase its influence in the country.

    Despite its pledge to support the stabilization of Iraq, Iranian authorities continued to provide lethal support, including weapons, training, funding, and guidance, to Iraqi Shia militant groups that target U.S. and Iraqi forces. The Qods Force continued to supply Iraqi militants with Iranian-produced advanced rockets, sniper rifles, automatic weapons, and mortars that have killed Iraqi and Coalition Forces, as well as civilians. Iran was responsible for the increased lethality of some attacks on U.S. forces by providing militants with the capability to assemble explosives designed to defeat armored vehicles. The Qods Force, in concert with Lebanese Hizballah, provided training outside of Iraq as well as advisors inside Iraq for Shia militants in the construction and use of sophisticated improvised explosive device technology and other advanced weaponry.

    2010 Terrorist Incidents: Jundallah, a terrorist organization that operated primarily in the province of Sistan va Balochistan of Iran, has engaged in numerous terrorist attacks within Iran. Jundallah’s primary target is the Iranian regime; however, it has also attacked many civilians. Since its inception in 2003, these attacks have resulted in the death and maiming of scores of Iranian civilians and government officials. Jundallah has used a variety of terrorist tactics, including suicide bombings, ambushes, kidnappings, and targeted assassinations. Following the February 2010 capture and execution by Iranian authorities of Jundallah’s leader, Abdul Malik Rigi, the group selected a new leader, Mohammed Dhahir Baluch, and confirmed its commitment to continue its terrorist activities. In July, Jundallah attacked the Grand Mosque in Zahedan, killing approximately 30 and injuring hundreds. On December 15, Jundallah claimed credit for another attack in the Southeastern city of Chabahar, where two suicide bombs killed at least 39 and wounded more than 100 people. In November, the United States designated Jundallah as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. (See Chapter 6, Foreign Terrorist Organizations, for more information on Jundallah.)

    Legislation and Law Enforcement: In 2010, Iran remained unwilling to bring to justice senior al-Qa’ida (AQ) members it continued to detain, and refused to publicly identify those senior members in its custody. Iran has repeatedly resisted numerous calls to transfer custody of its AQ detainees to their countries of origin or third countries for trial.

    In June, Iranian authorities executed former Jundallah leader Abdul Malik Rigi. In December, Iranian authorities executed 11 members of Jundallah reportedly connected to the July mosque attack....
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    yeesh. first bubba, now you.

    if you have no idea what you are talking about, you probably shouldn't play. Oh, and you asked for a deniable proxy.

    LOL! Hezbollah is not even a threat to Israel, much less the US military.

    See: http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1060466234 (PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..)
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    Hezbollah is not even a threat to Israel.... Hezbollah was founded and designed to destroy Israel. But I like how you ignore Quds and the rest.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    I'm not really worried about Iran. After pondering this, I've decided that someone would find out that Iran obtained a nuclear weapon and from who. Every weapon gives off certain signatures designating whose weapon it is. If Iran detonates a single nuclear weapon here or in Israel via themselves, a terror organization or what have you, they, and their nuclear weapon supplier would be vaporized off the earth.

    Iran might do little terror attacks but nothing so traceable and final as a nuclear attack.
    The signature is only good if there is enough data on the reactor that made the bomb material. Like fingerprints, the data has to be available to be any good for identification. I doubt if there is sufficient data to identify either North Korean or Iranian reactors, though the Chinese or Russians, respectively, might have such data.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    The signature is only good if there is enough data on the reactor that made the bomb material. Like fingerprints, the data has to be available to be any good for identification. I doubt if there is sufficient data to identify either North Korean or Iranian reactors, though the Chinese or Russians, respectively, might have such data.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Yeah... and in general I wouldn't always recommend an over reliance on Tom Clancy to predict the moves of Iran and her affiliates.
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    Re: PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post


    Hezbollah is not even a threat to Israel.... Hezbollah was founded and designed to destroy Israel. But I like how you ignore Quds and the rest.
    Compare the number Palestinian deaths by Israel to the number of Israeli deaths by Hezbollah, and then see the article referenced here:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1060466234 (PAPER: Military action against Iran 'likely'..)
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