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    Iran Test-Fires Its Longest-Range Missile

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Wednesday test-fired an upgraded version of its most advanced missile, which is capable of hitting Israel and parts of Europe, in a new show of strength aimed at preventing any military strike against it amid the nuclear standoff with the West.


    I'm thinking Israel might wait until about March or April before hitting Iran. I just don't see any other outcome appearing realistic at this stage.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,...est=latestnews
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    Re: Iran Test-Fires Its Longest-Range Missile

    How long until I get drafted into a war that has nothing to do with me?

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    Re: Iran Test-Fires Its Longest-Range Missile

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    How long until I get drafted into a war that has nothing to do with me?
    After you're paying 15 bucks a gallon for gas, because if Israel hits Iran, the flow of oil from the ME will be all but cut off.
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    Re: Iran Test-Fires Its Longest-Range Missile

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    How long until I get drafted into a war that has nothing to do with me?
    Ask the Mullahs. They are spinning uranium and firing rockets with range...and accuracy. They have been buying serious technology from China and Russia as far as weaponry is concerned, they have airborne launch capability already, they are developing weapons that can deliver a warhead of substantial size.

    When or if they develop or acquire a nuclear weapon, the entire equation in the ME changes. The entire geo-political reality changes....not only in that part of the world, but yes, right here on your shores that you "have nothing to do with."

    We sleep fairly snug these evenings, we know Israel and France, India and England, China and the US all have weapons of mass destruction that could make Nagasaki look like a firecracker. Iran develops or gets its hands on this technology....and you've a new reality, no one gets no sleep, no more. Yer gonna be wide eyed and awake, yer gonna be lookin for someone to point a finger at asking how we got here in the first place.

    And we're all gonna be looking right back at you. It's your pre 9-11 mentality that will bite us in the arse again.
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    Re: Iran Test-Fires Its Longest-Range Missile

    Pre 9-11 mentality? Is your mentality the one that says that only we and our friends are allowed to build up our defenses, even nuclear defenses? Does your mentality state that we must destroy another nation that builds up its military even if it does not threaten us? It's my contention that we should build up our defenses rather than plan attacks. When we attack, our defense naturally less than it otherwise could be, plus we make ourselves more prone to attack due to blowback.

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    Re: Iran Test-Fires Its Longest-Range Missile

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Pre 9-11 mentality?
    Yes.

    Is your mentality the one that says that only we and our friends are allowed to build up our defenses, even nuclear defenses?
    Absolutely.

    Does your mentality state that we must destroy another nation that builds up its military even if it does not threaten us?
    No. India for example.

    It's my contention that we should build up our defenses rather than plan attacks.
    Pre 9-11 mentality billboard.

    When we attack, our defense naturally less than it otherwise could be, plus we make ourselves more prone to attack due to blowback.
    Go look at where the twin towers used to sit...then tell me all about blowback. Our warships being attacked and we sit here. They bomb a twin tower...we sit here. They declare jihad, issue a fatwa, bomb an embassy, behead a journalist...and we just sit here...apparently fearing your 'blowback.'

    I would suggest we gift wrap some blowforward for Iran this Xmas and Grinch it on over there, we can even disguise the B-2 as a Santa sleigh if you'd like. I think you'll find an Osirak type attack on Iran's nuclear facilities sets them back a decade and sends a message as well. Ho ho ho.
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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    Re: Iran Test-Fires Its Longest-Range Missile

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Pre 9-11 mentality? Is your mentality the one that says that only we and our friends are allowed to build up our defenses, even nuclear defenses? Does your mentality state that we must destroy another nation that builds up its military even if it does not threaten us? It's my contention that we should build up our defenses rather than plan attacks. When we attack, our defense naturally less than it otherwise could be, plus we make ourselves more prone to attack due to blowback.
    The best defensive plan factors in an offensive response. Attack, or counter attack, there always has to be a plan to strike the enemy. So, not planning an attack strategy would be ultimately fatal to our national security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Go look at where the twin towers used to sit...then tell me all about blowback.
    Twas blowback..

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    Re: Iran Test-Fires Its Longest-Range Missile

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The best defensive plan factors in an offensive response. Attack, or counter attack, there always has to be a plan to strike the enemy. So, not planning an attack strategy would be ultimately fatal to our national security.
    Stop talking common sense and reason
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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    Re: Iran Test-Fires Its Longest-Range Missile

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Twas blowback..
    How so?........
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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