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

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    Iran has the ability to fire missiles at U.S. targets in the Middle East and "temporarily" close a key sea transit route, a senior intelligence official said Thursday.

    Tehran has a missile arsenal capable of reaching "targets throughout the region and into Eastern Europe," Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, Defense Intelligence Agency director, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    "Iran has threatened to launch missiles against the United States and our allies in the region in response to an attack" on its nuclear facilities or other targets, he said.

    What's more, Iran "could also employ its terrorist surrogates worldwide," Burgess said. He also noted that "Iran can close the Strait of Hormuz," the key sea lane used to move oil and other goods to destinations around the globe. 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.
    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

    "Iran has … threatened to launch missiles against the United States and our allies in the region in response to an attack" on its nuclear facilities or other targets, he said.
    Translation... Iran may have the means to defend itself... maybe... possibly... perhaps...
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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

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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."
    It's not news that Iran has missiles that can hit Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Really it's not. They've been able to do that for a long, long time. In fact, I think Ronald Reagan sold them some of the technology.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    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."
    Nah, that didn't work out so well for Kruschev. It seems Obama is content to give Iran enough rope to hang themselves with...Iran seems content to actually do it.

    I wonder if Iran realizes that Western anti-missile tech is about 20 years ahead of Iranian missile tech...
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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

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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."
    That's how you want to react to simple intimidation, excuse me attempted intimidation. Doesn't that seem like a bit of an over reaction to you? And since the missiles aren't in Tehran I assume that bombing the city would result in them being fired by the Iranians, which would be the exact outcome we where trying to avoid in the first place by bombing them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    That's how you want to react to simple intimidation, excuse me attempted intimidation. Doesn't that seem like a bit of an over reaction to you? And since the missiles aren't in Tehran I assume that bombing the city would result in them being fired by the Iranians, which would be the exact outcome we where trying to avoid in the first place by bombing them.
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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    If Iran wants to go nuclear then why not send them a warhead carrying w-87(s) via mx peacekeeper...

    Iran; gone; nuclear...
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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

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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."
    After all the lies we got from Bush, don't tell me that you are willing to believe the lies coming out of the Obama administration. Been there, done that, won't get fooled again.
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    Re: Intel Official: Iranian Missiles Could Hit Nearby U.S. Targets, Europe

    I don't believe 'senior intelligence officials'.
    Good intelligence officials lie to the public.
    Bad intelligence officials get caught doing it.
    Like when mossad says Venezuela is harvesting weapon grad uranium
    and wikileaks intercepts CIA chatter that the CIA knows its a lie.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's not news that Iran has missiles that can hit Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Really it's not. They've been able to do that for a long, long time. In fact, I think Ronald Reagan sold them some of the technology.

    Nah, he didn't sell them the technologoy. He had Ollie North trade it to them so he could be a hero and get the hostages released.

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