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Did you read that a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says the country will target NATO’s missile defense shield in Turkey if the U.S or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic.

Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards’ aerospace division, is quoted by the semiofficial Mehr news agency as saying the warning is part of a new defense strategy to counter what it sees as an increase in threats from the U.S. and Israel. He says Iran will now respond to threats with threats rather than a defensive position. Tehran says NATO’s early warning radar station in Turkey is meant to protect Israel against Iranian missile attacks if a war breaks out with Israel.

High stakes are being played here. Iran is an existential threat as well as a regional ogre and it needs de-fanged. Israel should do what it needs to do.

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19 thoughts on “TURKEY ROAST?

  1. Whoahh!
    Whaddya mean, “Israel should do what it needs to do”!
    Why Israel, David?
    Why not Britain or France or Germany??
    Cameron’s Britain wants the Turks in the EU; how about showing some real support and friendship by standing shoulder to shoulder with Turkey against Iran?
    I know we both support Israel, and that she is threatened, but as in NATO the Europeans refuse to pay their way. “Let the Yanks do that, whilst we get on with the profitable business of breaking the trade embargos..”

  2. What makes this situation worse is that there is no threat to Iran at all. Neither Israel nor the US has ever threatened the independence of Iran, not once – and there are no hostile forces on Iran’s borders.

    I’m joking, of course. For politicians, and especially those in the US presidential race, the greater and more blood-curdling the threats to Iran, the more money comes in from corporate donors. A war with Iran would be disastrous for many people but the weapons contracts make it all worthwhile. Meanwhile, the Iranian ‘nuclear threat’ which has been around since 1984, still provides a source of great concern for those who like to have sources of great concern.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iran/nuke3.htm

    – In April 1984, West German intelligence sources had leaked reports to the press that Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program was so far advanced that it would be capable of producing a bomb “within two years,” but these reports turned out to be greatly exaggerated. –

    Q? Don’t you (Agit and DV) think that if Iran had been pursuing the acquisition of nuclear weapons since 1984, with the know-how available and the collapse of the Soviet Union, that Iran would have those weapons by now?

  3. Allan how do you know they don’t…. and in 1984 they could have been persuing and no one would sell the parts they needed The Soviets were still the Soviets in 84.

  4. anyway this is a good thing, the more people Iran threatens openly and in public the more people will be supportive of bombing them,

    do you really think the turkish military complex will beg the US and Israel not to attack, or are they more likely to say you can refuel in turkey as long as you target the Iranian airforce base as well as it’s nuke sites?

  5. Darn – every time we threaten these people, they threaten us back: how contrary and hostile. They need to be nuked.

    The above is the mindset of Troll summed up in a couple of lines. Troll – would you agree that Iran should be nuked if it successfully resists regime change?

    Btw, does anybody here reckon that NATO is NOT running through the gears for an attack on Iran? I believe that there still needs to be a little extra to ‘persuade’ the American people of the necessity for an attack on Iran.

  6. Troll

    You are right. Turkey will support an attack on Iran if it is convinced that it is the only way to stop Iran getting nuclear weapons.

    Turkey turned off the oil pipline from Iraq when Sadaam attacked Kuwait in 1990. It has no fear or Iran, or threats from the mullahs. And let’s remember that it is a key member of NATO with an army of 400,000 – the second largest after Unlcle Sam.

  7. Phantom

    Turkey sees Iran as a potentially deadly rival. The last thing it wants to see is Iran getting nuclear weapons. If that happens, Turkey will do the same, as will Saudi and a few others in the region. But they would much prefer to stop Iran now.

  8. Troll –

    “anyway this is a good thing, the more people Iran threatens openly and in public the more people will be supportive of bombing them”

    Do you think this doesn’t apply to the US?

  9. pete the world already wants us dead, and our response has always been the same BRING IT!!!! you act like people like us name two

    OLD JOKE…: When the germains bomb the british duck, when the british bomb the germans duck, when the americans bomb everybody ducks

  10. Troll –

    That’s not a joke, it’s part of the field manual.

    And no, the world doesn’t want you dead, it would just like you to stop bombing the crap out of everyone who doesn’t bend the knee to the president.

  11. bull we never fire first at anyone, and I do not advocate the use of nuclear weapons. The are unneccesay tools that are a weapon of last resort. I have called for the conventional bombing of their nuke sites and oil fields

  12. more out of Iran

    Iranian Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi said Israel would be attacked with 150,000 missiles if it launches any military action against the Islamic Republic, the Iran Independent News Service reported Sunday.

    Speaking before 50,000 army volunteers in Bushehr, the minister said “Iran is not Iraq or Afghanistan, if the Americans make the mistake and attack Iran, we will show them how to fight,” adding “Israel has to be punished for what it has done to the Muslims in Palestine and Lebanon.”

    However, according to Iranian news outlets Vahidi did not specify if the missiles would be fired from Iran or other locations.

    On Saturday a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said the country would target NATO’s missile defense shield in Turkey if the US or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic.

    Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Guards’ aerospace division, was quoted by the semi-official Mehr news agency as saying the warning is part of a new defense strategy to counter what it sees as an increase in threats from the US and Israel.

  13. “Israel would be attacked with 150,000 missiles if it launches any military action against the Islamic Republic,§

    My God, now they’re threatening to retaliate, the bastards!

  14. Peter

    Turkey, with it’s flaws, is a society that works and that is heading mostly in the right direction. It is the anti-Iran.

    I’ll take one Turk against 100 Persians., any day.

    I don’t hope for any regional war but if there is one and the Turks are all in vs Iran they could almost handle the Iranians by themselves

  15. “I’ll take one Turk against 100 Persians”

    Don’t underestimate the Persians, Phantom. They are an extremely gifted and able people.
    Everybody I have met who has been there confirms this, as does the extraordinary high proportion of Persians in science and, especially, medicine in the West. In a way the Muslim Jews, they put great store in education, science and achieving perfection.
    Their current state and govt stinks to high heaven, of course, but the sheer talent and discipline of the people – despite the regime they have to live and work under – are something that the Turks can simply never match.

    If left to their own devices, Turkey wouldn’t have a chance against Iran in a war. They just don’t have the expertise, the industry or the discipline.

  16. But I suspect that some Irsnians will not wish to fight for an illegitimate regime that has brought this on their nation

    The Turks have a long martial history –

    Hopefully this remains an academic question

    Everyone would lose this war, long term and short term

  17. Troll –

    “bull we never fire first at anyone”

    Which Vietnamese fired at you first?

    Which Grenadan fired at you first?

    Which Iraqi fired at you first?

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