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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    I wonder if Iran realizes that Western anti-missile tech is about 20 years ahead of Iranian missile tech...
    Absolutely. Honestly, it makes no sense to build ICBMs when you can deliver via panel van. And for the price of a ICBM you could get multiple nukes. It makes absolutely no sense to deliver a nuke to America atop a missile.
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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    A growing concern is the Latin America/Middle Eastern terrorist connection. They don't need to shoot rockets to accomplish their mission. Just gotta come through the border.

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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    "The U.S. intelligence community believes Iran "is unlikely to initiate or intentionally provoke a conflict or launch a preemptive attack," Burgess told the panel. "

    Iran has no capability of hitting Europe or the US.. but they can sure a h*ll bomb the oil facilities in easter Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar... Thos locations are oly 800 miles away.. and that would bring us to our knees.


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    Obama had better be on top of this. Any attempt to intimidate Europe will be met with a bombing of Tehran. Close the Strait, and lose your navy. I suggest Obama bang his shoe on the podium, "We will bury you."

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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    "The U.S. intelligence community believes Iran "is unlikely to initiate or intentionally provoke a conflict or launch a preemptive attack," Burgess told the panel. "

    Iran has no capability of hitting Europe or the US.. but they can sure a h*ll bomb the oil facilities in easter Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar... Thos locations are oly 800 miles away.. and that would bring us to our knees.
    The Saudi oil fields are certainly a target for Iranian retaliation, but they would have to get through this...(my bold)...

    Royal Saudi Air Defence (Arabic: الدفاع الجوي الملكي السعودي) is the fourth branch of Saudi Armed Forces. It was a part of the Army until 1981, when it was made independent by Field Marshal Khalid bin Sultan. The RSADF has its headquarters in Riyadh, there is also here an elaborate underground command facility that co-ordinates Saudi Arabia's advanced "Peace Shield" radar and air defence system - reputed to be the most advanced radar network in the world.
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    The air defense forces, with an estimated 4,000 personnel in 1992, had as their primary responsibility the operation of thirty-three SAM batteries. Of these, sixteen batteries were equipped with 128 I-Hawk SAMs with a forty-kilometer range, which were emplaced around Riyadh, Ras Tanura, Dhahran, Jiddah, and key air bases at Khamis Mushayt, Hafar al Batin, and Tabuk, as well as the approaches to strategic oil facilities of the Eastern Province.

    The remaining seventeen batteries, forming a second line of air defense, were equipped with sixty-eight Shahine SAM fire units with a range of sixteen kilometers. These SAMs were a version of the French Crotale missile system mounted on AMX-30SA chassis. This mobile missile defense guarded the Saudi oil fields and other vital installations. An additional seventy-three Shahine fire units were employed as static defense.

    Both the IHawk and Shahine systems were linked to AWACS and to the Peace Shield command and control system. In addition to the missile defense, the air defense forces were equipped with Vulcan 20mm self-propelled guns and 30mm guns mounted on AMX-30SA chassis.
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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    Yes... After Iraq I'm sure we should just bow down and go off this ONE intelligence report.
    Sweet who cares if Iran can reach Europe. Are they going to do that? NO.


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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    Quite true... yet its a dangerous situation.........

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    The Saudi oil fields are certainly a target for Iranian retaliation, but they would have to get through this...(my bold)...


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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Quite true... yet its a dangerous situation.........
    It is. That's why some of the first moves in any military action would include destroying Iran's SSMs. Once they're gone, Iran is virtually helpless to retaliate at range.
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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    The western media is ramping up to manufacture consent for invading Iran. I hope people are not so stupid that they believe this crap. Iran is an industrial power and they have every right to pursue nuclear energy if they want.

    Enough of this neo-con, war hawk, interventionist BS.
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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    The western media is ramping up to manufacture consent for invading Iran. I hope people are not so stupid that they believe this crap. Iran is an industrial power and they have every right to pursue nuclear energy if they want.

    Enough of this neo-con, war hawk, interventionist BS.
    Who ever said Iran cannot have nuclear energy? No one has said this.
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