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    Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

    Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension - Yahoo! News

    Sun Sep 27, 11:15 am ET

    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran test-fired missiles on Sunday to show it was prepared to head off any military threat, four days before the Islamic Republic is due to hold rare talks with world powers worried about its nuclear ambitions.

    The missile maneuvers coincide with escalating tension in Iran's nuclear row with the West, after last week's disclosure by Tehran that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant.

    News of the nuclear facility south of Tehran added a sense of urgency to a crucial meeting in Geneva Thursday between Iranian officials and representatives of six major powers, including the United States.
    This is worrying news. Iran seems to be betting that no one will go to war with them to stop them from gaining nukes. The question is whether they are right in that, as we are not in a good situation to go to another war. I don't think just a bombing campaign would be effective.

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    Re: Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
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    This is worrying news. Iran seems to be betting that no one will go to war with them to stop them from gaining nukes. The question is whether they are right in that, as we are not in a good situation to go to another war. I don't think just a bombing campaign would be effective.
    Yes and No the real question is how long can Western Power keep Israel from going in an destroying these site along with some of the other Military Sites.

    We already know that Saudia Arabia and Jordon will not stop them from flying thru there Airspace.

    I personally see a three to four prong attack by Israel not only taking out these plants but hitting their(Iran) Air Defence and Naval Base's.

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    Re: Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Yes and No the real question is how long can Western Power keep Israel from going in an destroying these site along with some of the other Military Sites.

    We already know that Saudia Arabia and Jordon will not stop them from flying thru there Airspace.

    I personally see a three to four prong attack by Israel not only taking out these plants but hitting their(Iran) Air Defence and Naval Base's.
    I have my doubts that Israel would risk this action without first consulting with the United States. I have serious doubts that the US would go along with this.

    So, for Israel, is the prospect of upsetting your best ally worth the risk of possibly (and possibly not) causing any delay in the Iranian nuclear program. On top of it all, this is not as easy a mission to simply go in and take out sites as we are making it out to be. Iran has been under this threat for awhile now and unless they are complete idiots have defended their sites. This all assumes that Israel (and the United States) know where the bulk of these sites are to begin with.

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    Re: Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

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    I have my doubts that Israel would risk this action without first consulting with the United States. I have serious doubts that the US would go along with this.

    So, for Israel, is the prospect of upsetting your best ally worth the risk of possibly (and possibly not) causing any delay in the Iranian nuclear program. On top of it all, this is not as easy a mission to simply go in and take out sites as we are making it out to be. Iran has been under this threat for awhile now and unless they are complete idiots have defended their sites. This all assumes that Israel (and the United States) know where the bulk of these sites are to begin with.
    The problem is not taking out sites. That can be done no matter how well defended. The problem will be Iran's reaction. They could start firing off missiles, play around on their borders launching strikes, and so on, basically daring some one to actually invade.

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    Re: Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The problem is not taking out sites. That can be done no matter how well defended. The problem will be Iran's reaction. They could start firing off missiles, play around on their borders launching strikes, and so on, basically daring some one to actually invade.
    True, they could be destroyed, but it would not be the cakewalk that it seems a lot of people are thinking it would be.

    I agree with you on the reaction however, Iran is set up to cause some serious problems across the Middle East for the United States.

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    Re: Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

    What effect do you think this show of strength will have on the talks?
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    Re: Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

    If everyone can give me an hour I will draw out what allot of my friends at the Pentagaon think the Israel will do. Please be in mind this is just what alot of us have thought they would do over the past few year and not what they will really do nor is it the actaul belief of any official belief of the DoD nor this White House.

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    Re: Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    What effect do you think this show of strength will have on the talks?
    Actual effect, probably very little to none, though of course that is part of why this is being done.

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    Re: Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actual effect, probably very little to none, though of course that is part of why this is being done.
    You don't think it'll add another layer of seriousness to them?
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    Re: Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You don't think it'll add another layer of seriousness to them?
    Sure, but I don't think it will effect the outcome much if at all. We cannot really let Iran intimidate us, and this was really serious before the missile firings.

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