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Subject: Iranain Nuke facilities! A threat to US?????
persian_kid    5/2/2003 9:19:29 PM
US has satilite images that Iran has nuclear facilities and is makeing nukes. US want to stop them because the think its a threat to them and the world. But what do you think???
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god of war    RE:Iranain Nuke facilities! A threat to US?????   5/2/2003 9:52:27 PM
we will roll into iran after we finish moping up resistance in iraq.
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Kalashnikov    RE:Iranain Nuke facilities! A threat to US?????   5/2/2003 9:56:57 PM
I've yet to hear or see of any evidence of Iranian nukes. None of the nuclear plants are completely built yet. Besides, America won't be able to roll into Iran as it did in Iraq. The battles will become mountainous and rugged, similar to Afghanistan. The army is larger and more efficient. Besides, if America knows there are Iranian nuclear weapons, they would definately hesitate and think alot harder about who they should trample next. It's one thing to have an Axis of Evil, it's worse to have a Nuclear Axis of Evil.
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WinsettZ    RE:Iranain Nuke facilities! A threat to US?????   7/15/2003 5:53:27 PM
Yay, "facilities" and "nuclear infrastructure" out to get us all. It's just like the boogeyman called Saddam's nukes, except Iran can't demolish facilities and magically empty them in time for US forces. An attack on Iran will fail...the Iraqis tried with US support. Iranian F-4s had air superiority and did some raids, human waves stopped the Republican Guard and Iraqi minefields. Besides, if we hit Iran we lose the student demonstrators as popular supporters. Within a week or so of hitting Tehran they'd hate us...some pro-Iran group would start blowing stuff up, US gets blamed and one by one the students that once supported us will grow to hate us. Might be a little better then Iraq, or worse.
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displacedjim    RE:Iranain Nuke facilities! A threat to US?????   2/2/2004 8:18:29 PM
"An attack on Iran will fail... the Iraqis tried it with US support." Oh please! It's indisputable (or ought to be) that if we decided to invade Iran we could crush them militarily in short order. It's the political considerations that would shape the battlespace far more than the direct military considerations, and prevent any such invasion or even a limited objective strike without intensive geopolitical manuvering first. On top of that, as you address, if we meant to try to occupy Iran then we would have to try to mount an elaborate and protracted Information Operation campaign to build support both within and without Iran for regime change. The Iranian military is hardly an impediment to any serious operational plan. The Iranian people could be. Displacedjim
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Nanheyangrouchuan    RE:Iranain Nuke facilities! A threat to US?????   2/3/2004 4:54:56 AM
Why would we even try? Support the the Iranian program and when the clerics die off the students will remember us with a smile.
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hybrid    RE:Iranain Nuke facilities! A threat to US?????   2/11/2004 3:19:26 PM
Um I'll hit the iranian student movement right here, unlike most other countries Iran is not simply a dictatorship or even merely a theocracy although it has elements of both. Iran is effectively controlled by a theocratic mafia namely the mullahs. Wanna know why Bam had a death toll in the 40,000s whereas a similar quake in california only killed 2 people? Its because of the corruption and graft caused by the theocracy. They own a stake in just about every business not to mention the entire military establishment. The Iranian student movment by itself is not going to be able to overthrow the mullahs unless it gets 2 things. Major infusions of cash (liquid) and arms. Once it has that, theres a much better likelihood of a rebellion.
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gf0012-aus    Iranain Nuke facilities - Mid East News Update 11-2-04   2/11/2004 5:57:39 PM
News alert from the MENL update service IRAN, RUSSIA ARRANGE TO COMPLETE BUSHEHR MOSCOW [MENL] -- Iran and Russia plan to complete the last phase of the Bushehr nuclear reactor in the Persian Gulf. Representatives from the two countries plan to meet next week to discuss a schedule to complete Bushehr. Officials said the meeting will discuss work schedule, payment schedule and technical issues. On Sunday, a delegation of the Russian Atomic Energy Ministry will arrive in Teheran to review the Bushehr project. Officials said Bushehr is 90 percent complete and could be ready for operations in 2005. Russian Atomic Minister Alexander Rumyantsev said the visit will clarify prospects for Russian-Iranian cooperation in nuclear energy. Bushehr has been estimated as a $1 billion project.
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displacedjim    RE:Iranain Nuke facilities - Mid East News Update 11-2-04   2/11/2004 8:17:58 PM
Gee, it's only a couple hundred miles from our airbases in Kuwait and Qatar to Bushehr. Do I hear turbofans warming up...? Displacedjim
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sentinel28a    RE:Iranain Nuke facilities - Mid East News Update 11-2-04   2/13/2004 4:39:36 PM
No, what you hear is the sound of Jericho missiles being tuned. The mullahs start crowing that they have a bomb that can wipe out Tel Aviv, the Israelis will insure that they don't live to launch it.
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bsl    RE:Iranain Nuke facilities - Mid East News Update 11-2-04   2/13/2004 6:11:12 PM
"a couple hundred miles from our airbases in Kuwait and Qatar to Bushehr. Do I hear turbofans warming up...?" Probably not. If America hit Iranian facilities, I'd guess the strikes would not originate from Arab soil. Major political problems.
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