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Iran commander warns Israel, US against attack
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Iran commander warns Israel, US against attack


By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, AP
6 hours ago
http://philly.xfinity.comcast.net/articl...n.Nuclear/

Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, attends a...

TEHRAN — The top commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Sunday that his country's missiles will ensure "nothing will remain" of Israel if it takes military action against Tehran over its controversial nuclear program.

Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari also warned that Iran might close the Straits of Hormuz if it is attacked, withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and hit U.S. bases in the Middle East.

Such warnings and references to Israel's destruction have been made before by Iranian officials. But Gen. Jafari's comments to a Tehran news conference were an unusually detailed, strongly worded and comprehensive listing of the means that Iran says it has to retaliate against a strike on its nuclear facilities.

The U.S. and Israel have left open the possibility of such a strike if Iran does not back down from what they say are a push to develop nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

"Our response to Israel is clear: I think nothing will remain of Israel (should it attack Iran). Given Israel's small land area and its vulnerability to a massive volume of Iran's missiles, I don't think any spot in Israel will remain safe," he said.

He said Iran's response to any attack will begin near the Israeli border. The Islamic Republic has close ties with militants in Gaza and Lebanon, both of whom have rocket arsenals that could be used for cross-border strikes.

He said he did not believe however that Israel would attack on its own. Should the U.S. launch a strike, Jafari suggested that Iran could respond with missile salvos at U.S. bases in the Gulf.

"The US military bases sprawled around Iran are considered a big vulnerability. Even the missile shields that they have set up, based on information we have, could only work for a few missiles but when exposed to a massive volume of missiles, the shields will lose their efficiency and will not work," he said.

He also said that Iran warned that oil shipments through the strategic Strait of Hormuz will be in jeopardy if a war breaks out between Iran and the United States. Iranian officials have previously threatened to close the waterway, the route for a fifth of the world's oil, but less frequently in recent months.

"If a war breaks out where one side is Iran and the other side is the West and U.S., it's natural that a problem should occur in the Strait of Hormuz. Export of energy will be harmed. It's natural that this will happen," he said.

Gen. Jafari said that, if attacked, Iran will no longer be committed to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, under whose terms U.N. inspectors visit Iranian nuclear sites. He said however that this does not mean that Iran would build a nuclear weapon.

"If the world and international organizations fail to prevent such an attack, it's natural that Iran's commitments (to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty) would naturally change and the situation would be different from the past. These are the risks and consequences that such an attack will bring about, and these matters would be a deterrent."

Jafari's comments come as U.S.-led naval forces from the West and Arab allies gather for naval maneuvers in the Persian Gulf that include mine-sweeping exercises.
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Quote:Gen. Jafari said that, if attacked, Iran will no longer be committed to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, under whose terms U.N. inspectors visit Iranian nuclear sites. He said however that this does not mean that Iran would build a nuclear weapon.

Nope, we don't have nukes. But if we want to use them, we'll kick you out and then build a nuclear weapons program from the ground up in the matter of hours. Rolleyes

I see this going really bad really fast. Reminds me of the Daniel Project...
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(09-17-2012, 04:52 AM)rmagill Wrote:
Quote:Gen. Jafari said that, if attacked, Iran will no longer be committed to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, under whose terms U.N. inspectors visit Iranian nuclear sites. He said however that this does not mean that Iran would build a nuclear weapon.

Nope, we don't have nukes. But if we want to use them, we'll kick you out and then build a nuclear weapons program from the ground up in the matter of hours. Rolleyes

I see this going really bad really fast. Reminds me of the Daniel Project...
Have not seen the Daniel Project, but I cant see anything good coming from this.
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There's alot of saber-rattling going on, but in the event it does come down to a conflict with iran, let's hope it doesn't go nuclear.

From wikipedia on the "Samson Option" - :

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"Israel has been building nuclear weapons for 30 years. The Jews understand what passive and powerless acceptance of doom has meant for them in the past, and they have ensured against it. Masada was not an example to follow—it hurt the Romans not a whit, but Samson in Gaza? What would serve the Jew-hating world better in repayment for thousands of years of massacres but a Nuclear Winter. Or invite all those tut-tutting European statesmen and peace activists to join us in the ovens? For the first time in history, a people facing extermination while the world either cackles or looks away—unlike the Armenians, Tibetans, World War II European Jews or Rwandans—have the power to destroy the world. The ultimate justice?"

In 2003, Martin van Creveld thought that the Al-Aqsa Intifada then in progress threatened Israel's existence. Van Creveld was quoted in David Hirst's "The Gun and the Olive Branch" (2003) as saying:

"We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: 'Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.' I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.
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Quick lets raise gas prices because we can!!!
The law? The law is a human institution...
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(09-17-2012, 04:52 AM)rmagill Wrote:
Quote:Gen. Jafari said that, if attacked, Iran will no longer be committed to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, under whose terms U.N. inspectors visit Iranian nuclear sites. He said however that this does not mean that Iran would build a nuclear weapon.

Nope, we don't have nukes. But if we want to use them, we'll kick you out and then build a nuclear weapons program from the ground up in the matter of hours. Rolleyes

I see this going really bad really fast. Reminds me of the Daniel Project...


Almost step by step with The Daniel Project. Spread the word!
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(09-17-2012, 11:58 AM)Spacemanvic Wrote:
(09-17-2012, 04:52 AM)rmagill Wrote:
Quote:Gen. Jafari said that, if attacked, Iran will no longer be committed to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, under whose terms U.N. inspectors visit Iranian nuclear sites. He said however that this does not mean that Iran would build a nuclear weapon.

Nope, we don't have nukes. But if we want to use them, we'll kick you out and then build a nuclear weapons program from the ground up in the matter of hours. Rolleyes

I see this going really bad really fast. Reminds me of the Daniel Project...


Almost step by step with The Daniel Project. Spread the word!
I would like to this movie but I dont have netfix. Where else can I see it?
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By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, AP

Is that seriously the writers name?/
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
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(09-17-2012, 12:00 PM)das Wrote:
(09-17-2012, 11:58 AM)Spacemanvic Wrote:
(09-17-2012, 04:52 AM)rmagill Wrote: Nope, we don't have nukes. But if we want to use them, we'll kick you out and then build a nuclear weapons program from the ground up in the matter of hours. Rolleyes

I see this going really bad really fast. Reminds me of the Daniel Project...


Almost step by step with The Daniel Project. Spread the word!
I would like to this movie but I dont have netfix. Where else can I see it?
Other than Netflix, they have it for sale here:
http://www.thedanielprojectmovie.com/

It's about prophecy, but filmed for a secular audience.
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