Iranian regime lashing out like the vicious dog it is.
AP - Iran draws up plans to bomb Israel
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer
TEHRAN, Iran – The deputy commander of Iran’s air force said Wednesday that plans have been drawn up to bomb Israel if the Jewish state attacks Iran, according to the semiofficial Fars news agency. The announcement came amid rising tensions in the region, with the United States calling for a new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program and Israeli planes having recently overflown, and perhaps even attacked, Iranian ally Syria. [...]
I think he means Syria, the Iranian client state. Iran has had its grimy little fingers all over the place, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria. The revelations regarding Iranian weapons, scientists & technicians proliferating weapons in Syria, WMD in Syria, utilizing the country as a conduit to arm & support various terrorist organizations, their Iranian funded mutual defense pact make them more than allies..
“We have drawn up a plan to strike back at Israel with our bombers if this regime (Israel) makes a silly mistake,” Gen. Mohammad Alavi was quoted as telling Fars in an interview. Fars confirmed the quotes when contacted by The Associated Press, but would not provide a tape of the interview. The Iranian air force had no immediate comment.
Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammed Najjar told the official IRNA news agency Wednesday that “we keep various options open to respond to threats. … We will make use of them if required.”
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards released a statement that the nation was ready for a military confrontation. “Iran, having passed through crises … has prepared its people for a possible confrontation against any aggression,” IRNA quoted the statement as saying.
Wow, that’s a lot of aggression, one gets the feeling the Iranians are looking rather irrational. Might the possible bombing of one of their ‘client state’ WMD facilities have rattled them some? Perhaps it’s the Americans themselves being resolute on positions vis avis oh I don’t know..
- The killing of American soldiers
- The farce that has been made regarding cooperation & verification of Iran’s ‘peaceful’ nuclear program
- The need this week to suspend six party talks with North Korea, and declare Syria on the Nuclear Watch List
- The subsequent realization that both the little satan & the Big Satan are likely justified in defending themselves versus this sort of endless unmitigated aggression.
The loveable Yanks don’t seem too flexible on all the above..
White House press secretary Dana Perino called Alavi’s comment “unhelpful.” “It is not constructive and it almost seems provocative,” she said. “Israel doesn’t seek a war with its neighbors. And we all are seeking, under the U.N. Security Council resolutions, for Iran to comply with its obligations.”
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States is committed to diplomacy. But she said “it can’t be business as usual” with a country whose president has spoken of wiping Israel off the map. For diplomacy to work, Rice said during a visit to Jerusalem, “it has to have both a way for Iran to pursue a peaceful resolution of this issue and it has to have teeth, and the U.N. Security Council and other measures are providing teeth.”
Yes, large teeth.. that and a 12 gauge Mossberg might come in handy as well. Condi was less than enthused this morning with the ever growing flat out weirdness exhibited by IAEA Super Chief Elbaradei.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said, “Unfortunately we are all too accustomed to this kind of bellicose, extremist and hateful language coming from Iran.” “We take the threat very seriously and so does the international community,” he added. [...]
There are numerous avenues employable by Iran in the outlet of its aggression, Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria. Israel can ill afford to slack on any of those fronts in addition to the direct ‘conventional’ threats Iran is making today..
Alavi also warned that Israel was within Iran’s medium-range missiles and its fighter bombers, while maintaining that Israel was not strong enough to launch an aerial attack against Iran. “The whole territory of this regime is within the range of our missiles. Moreover, we can attack their territory with our fighter bombers as a response to any attack,” the general said.
An upgraded version of Iran’s Shahab-3 missile has a range of 1,250 miles, capable of reaching Israel and carrying a nuclear warhead. Alavi said Iran’s radar bases were monitoring activities at the country’s borders around the clock and boasted that it had the capability to confront U.S. cruise missiles. “One of the issues the enemies make publicity about is their cruise missiles. Now, we possess the necessary systems to confront them,” Alavi was quoted as saying. [...]
The Iranian regime need to take a step back before they walk off a cliff. All this tension in the region is the reflexive reaction to their forceful attempts to spread their radical Islamic ideals through violence, threat and vengeful boasts.
UPDATE: Somewhat frail, but certifiably insane former President to protect Israel!
(Hat Tip Discarded Lies) Isn’t there a farm or something where you can stick him so he can retire in peace!?
Dhimmi Carter via YNET:
Iran not yet a realistic threat to Israel
[...] “Iran is quite distant from Israel,” Said Carter, 83. “I think it would be almost inconceivable that Iran would commit suicide by launching one or two missiles of any kind against the nation of Israel.” [...]
Responding to a question from an Emory student during a public forum, Carter did not dismiss the desire of the Iranian government to attack Israel, noting a nuclear program Iran’s leaders claim is to fuel nuclear reactors, not make weapons. “Obviously, we all hope we can do whatever we can to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear power,” Carter said. Carter said unease between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank is a far greater threat to the nation’s security than Iran.
I don’t think my apartment will survive a nuclear blast. I tried shielding the windows with aluminum foil but then looked at the big screen and figured that might be worth saving too, that’s when I ran out of foil. I’ve decided instead to barricade myself in here by piling up stacks of Jimmy’s latest book: “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid”. There’s not much substance to the book, but I’m hopeful if I eat a few pages a day it will carry me through..