"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
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.
"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.
Royal Saudi Air Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaRoyal 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.
Royal Saudi Air Defense ForcesThe 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.
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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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.
Last edited by Temporal; 02-21-12 at 02:23 PM.