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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Anti-ship missiles are tiny, easily capable of being concealed inside a commerical truck. Keep in the mind that we couldn't stop Iraqi SCUD missiles in the Gulf War, and those are an order of magnitude larger in size and firing signature.
    As somebody else pointed out, lobbing scud missiles at a large area is a whole lot easier than firing missiles at ships. You require fire control radar to do that, and once switched on, it would last no more than a few minutes before it was destroyed. The missiles are useless without radar to guide them.
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    there are lots of turkey experts here.i should stop thinking i know my own history...

    yes we see the westerner style democracy ,you said " they want islamisim "

    western democracy colonized this world ,****ed this world.

    and you prove my point too.........

    thx.

    i still dont get...

    of course you dont know about the great middle east project ,cp ,thats why you usually reject my comments about this issue
    If you hate the west and 'western style democracy' so much, why do you post here? Other than to turn every post into an opportunity for you to rant about the superiority of Turkey, I mean.
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    my biggest problem right now is why are Israel talking to the UN/ Seeking help! If the threat is as credible as they would have us believe why not make a move against Iran or at least make life hard for them? They have the hardware and we all know they have the backing so what are they waiting for? Eventually Israel has to do some of the heavy lifting rather than waiting to see who will help them!
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Iran: We Can Hit 35 US Bases in 'Minutes' - ABC News

    This may be the next President's first challenge. So help me God!! If we send troops in there, I'm marching in the streets.
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Apparently the news of the day is that Israel wants to stop them shorter of the warhead than the US does, so IDK.

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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    my biggest problem right now is why are Israel talking to the UN/ Seeking help! If the threat is as credible as they would have us believe why not make a move against Iran or at least make life hard for them? They have the hardware and we all know they have the backing so what are they waiting for? Eventually Israel has to do some of the heavy lifting rather than waiting to see who will help them!
    If Israel does the heavy lifting without at least tacit approval from the UN, then Israel will almost certainly be sanctioned for doing so. The UN historically does not like it when Israel operates independently. The US is undoubtedly an Israeli ally, but the US has made it clear it is unwilling to support an attack, at this time. So Israel does not really have support. It's best option is to hold fast, uncomfortable as that may be for Israel.
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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    my biggest problem right now is why are Israel talking to the UN/ Seeking help!
    United Nations Security Council Resolution 1696 - passed on 31 July 2006. Demanded that Iran suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities and threatened sanctions.
    United Nations Security Council Resolution 1737 - passed on 23 December 2006. Made mandatory for Iran to suspend enrichment-related and reprocessing activities and cooperate with the IAEA, imposed sanctions banning the supply of nuclear-related materials and technology, and froze the assets of key individuals and companies related to the program.
    United Nations Security Council Resolution 1747 - passed on 24 March 2007. Imposed an arms embargo and expanded the freeze on Iranian assets.
    United Nations Security Council Resolution 1803 - passed on 3 March 2008. Extended the asset freezes and called upon states to monitor the activities of Iranian banks, inspect Iranian ships and aircraft, and to monitor the movement of individuals involved with the program through their territory.
    United Nations Security Council Resolution 1835 - Passed in 2008.
    United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 - passed on 9 June 2010. Banned Iran from participating in any activities related to ballistic missiles, tightened the arms embargo, travel bans on individuals involved with the program, froze the funds and assets of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, and recommended that states inspect Iranian cargo, prohibit the servicing of Iranian vessels involved in prohibited activities, prevent the provision of financial services used for sensitive nuclear activities, closely watch Iranian individuals and entities when dealing with them, prohibit the opening of Iranian banks on their territory and prevent Iranian banks from entering into relationship with their banks if it might contribute to the nuclear program, and prevent financial institutions operating in their territory from opening offices and accounts in Iran.
    Sanctions against Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    If Israel does the heavy lifting without at least tacit approval from the UN, then Israel will almost certainly be sanctioned for doing so. The UN historically does not like it when Israel operates independently. The US is undoubtedly an Israeli ally, but the US has made it clear it is unwilling to support an attack, at this time. So Israel does not really have support. It's best option is to hold fast, uncomfortable as that may be for Israel.
    Since when did Isreal give a flying ****about UN sanctions or resloutions?
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    re: Iran is heating up . . . [W:259]

    Higgens-
    ever since the US vetos any UN sanctions... Israel is even more susceptible to sanctions than Iran, it is the USofA keeping that wolf from the door.

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