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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    I think you are engaging in the psychological phenomenon called "mirror imaging." It's a habit of Western centric people to assume that non-western people use the same though processes and hold the same values as they do.
    Not a chance. Show me a single instance where Iran's leadership risked their own necks. What the West believes about itself is irrelevant. Nothing Iran or North Korea have done suggests I am wrong.

    Furthermore, if Iran actually cared about wiping out Israel, they would have done it long ago when they had huge stockpiles of chemical weapons.

    In the case of Iran, the theocracy is simpling following what they perceive to be the will of their god. North Korea is a rogue state that needs revenue. Weapons sales are one of the primary sources of revenue for the DPRK. They will sell their hardware to any one with cold hard cash.
    Iran follows the desire of the Mullahs to stay in power. I agree with your take on North Korea. I just don't see any historical evidence to suggest that either would risk their own lives for a single attack on America that would easily be stopped and be met with the end of their Regimes.

    Smugglers might be intercepted. If America doesn't have missile defenses then inaccurate ICBMs and nukes called "City Busters" can be used.
    Possible, but is far cheaper and reliable then building a missile that will get destroyed by a stealth bomber strike prior to launch. We keep tabs on the entire planet. And to think we'd totally miss a massive billion dollar program and set up a ICBM is pretty insulting to the CIA and NSA. We can't do this to Russia simply because they have too many weapons. Remember in the 70s and 80s we knew where virtually all of their launch facilities were, including the mobile ones, largely because the Soviets were too stupid and built launch sites with specially designed wide turns to accommodate the launch carriers. Not too bright them Russians. And we tapped their undersea communication systems. What kind of idiot puts a "No Fishing" sign right above a classified undersea com line?

    Missile defense is a joke. We need to secure our borders first.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Not a chance. Show me a single instance where Iran's leadership risked their own necks. What the West believes about itself is irrelevant. Nothing Iran or North Korea have done suggests I am wrong.

    Furthermore, if Iran actually cared about wiping out Israel, they would have done it long ago when they had huge stockpiles of chemical weapons.



    Iran follows the desire of the Mullahs to stay in power. I agree with your take on North Korea. I just don't see any historical evidence to suggest that either would risk their own lives for a single attack on America that would easily be stopped and be met with the end of their Regimes.



    Possible, but is far cheaper and reliable then building a missile that will get destroyed by a stealth bomber strike prior to launch. We keep tabs on the entire planet. And to think we'd totally miss a massive billion dollar program and set up a ICBM is pretty insulting to the CIA and NSA. We can't do this to Russia simply because they have too many weapons. Remember in the 70s and 80s we knew where virtually all of their launch facilities were, including the mobile ones, largely because the Soviets were too stupid and built launch sites with specially designed wide turns to accommodate the launch carriers. Not too bright them Russians. And we tapped their undersea communication systems. What kind of idiot puts a "No Fishing" sign right above a classified undersea com line?

    Missile defense is a joke. We need to secure our borders first.

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Not a chance. Show me a single instance where Iran's leadership risked their own necks. What the West believes about itself is irrelevant. Nothing Iran or North Korea have done suggests I am wrong.

    Furthermore, if Iran actually cared about wiping out Israel, they would have done it long ago when they had huge stockpiles of chemical weapons.



    Iran follows the desire of the Mullahs to stay in power. I agree with your take on North Korea. I just don't see any historical evidence to suggest that either would risk their own lives for a single attack on America that would easily be stopped and be met with the end of their Regimes.



    Possible, but is far cheaper and reliable then building a missile that will get destroyed by a stealth bomber strike prior to launch. We keep tabs on the entire planet. And to think we'd totally miss a massive billion dollar program and set up a ICBM is pretty insulting to the CIA and NSA. We can't do this to Russia simply because they have too many weapons. Remember in the 70s and 80s we knew where virtually all of their launch facilities were, including the mobile ones, largely because the Soviets were too stupid and built launch sites with specially designed wide turns to accommodate the launch carriers. Not too bright them Russians. And we tapped their undersea communication systems. What kind of idiot puts a "No Fishing" sign right above a classified undersea com line?

    Missile defense is a joke. We need to secure our borders first.

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    I've posted on that before. That's pretty frightening, but our system won't stop what amounts to a short range cruise missile. An Iron Dome might but not what we're building today.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Meh. I really put no value in what they say. It's what they do that matters.

    Iran has talked about destroying Israel since the Shah fell. Why didn't they use their massive chemical weapons in the various post 70s wars?

    Talk is cheap, especially in the Middle East.

    When push comes to shove, the Mullahs send someone else to die for them in a way that does not threaten their lives or their power.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Don't worry...America isn't going to develop effective missile defenses. It doesn't have the money to do so. You can't have what you can't pay for. Besides, the money will be diverted to pay for Obamacare.

    I think if America wants to avoid getting nuked it will have to withdraw from the rest of the world and hunker down at home.

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Meh. I really put no value in what they say. It's what they do that matters.

    Iran has talked about destroying Israel since the Shah fell. Why didn't they use their massive chemical weapons in the various post 70s wars?

    Talk is cheap, especially in the Middle East.

    When push comes to shove, the Mullahs send someone else to die for them in a way that does not threaten their lives or their power.
    Nothing is more important than god to zealots. It's best to take zealots at their word. They will attack America unless America withdraws from the entire Middle East. Look at the divisions of the American people...the best policy is to come home and make ourselves very small targets and to keep our voices soft.

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    How many bridges will it build?
    How many homeless will it house?
    How much healthcare will it deliver?

    OPPS! MORE useless junk..........There is a reason we did not build this crap after other wars............

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    I don't know Albert. Watching this, I felt like I was watching The 700 Club, for Muslims. It had the same saccharin melodrama. Most Americans are not represented by the 700 club, but middle-easterners might get the confused idea that they do represent us. I don't want to fall into a trap like that with this video.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Nothing is more important than god to zealots.
    You do realize you are largely ignoring my points not to mention the entire history of the Islamic Republic no?

    It's best to take zealots at their word. They will attack America unless America withdraws from the entire Middle East. Look at the divisions of the American people...the best policy is to come home and make ourselves very small targets and to keep our voices soft.
    When you actually have an argument based on historical precedent, reply, otherwise you're just blowing smoke.
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