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NiteStryker

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#1 13 years ago

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144956,00.html

This is pretty funny...

Link aboveTEHRAN, Iran — Iran has plans to defend itself should the United States make any aggressive moves, President Mohammad Khatami (search) said Thursday, but he added that the possibility of an attack "is very low" because Washington has too many problems in Iraq.

Khatami's remarks in an interview with state-run television marked the most senior response to recent reports suggesting the United States may be considering military action against Iran.

"The possibility of a U.S. attack against Iran is very low. We think America is not in a position to take a lunatic action of attacking Iran," Khatami said. "The U.S. is deeply engaged in Iraq."

But he added, "We move forward with full vigilance. We don't welcome any tension but if, God forbid, it commits an act of aggression, we have prepared ourselves. We have plans for it."

He did not elaborate on how Iran would respond or defend itself.

Khatami made the comments while wrapping up a 10-day, seven-nation tour of Africa. He was expected to return from Uganda on Thursday.

On Monday, President Bush told NBC's "Today" show that his administration won't rule out the possibility of using military force against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. "I hope we can solve it diplomatically, but I will never take any option off the table," he said.

Also Monday, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Seymour Hersh (search) reported in The New Yorker magazine that the Bush administration had been "conducting secret reconnaissance missions inside Iran at least since last summer" for the purpose of gathering intelligence and targeting information.

White House officials rejected that report as inaccurate, but top U.S. officials have articulated a tough U.S. policy toward Iran. Beyond years of animosity between the two countries, Washington considers Iran's nuclear program a threat, maintaining it is aimed at developing nuclear weapons not as an energy resource as Iran claims.

Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani said Monday that Iran has developed a strong military capability and will deter any attacks. He also did not provide details, but in November he noted that Iran has been able to mass produce its Shahab-3 missile (search), which is capable of reaching Israel and U.S. forces in the Middle East.

Iran last successfully tested the medium-range missile in 2002 before equipping its Revolutionary Guards with it the next year. Shamkhani repeatedly has said Iran is constantly improving the range and accuracy of its missiles in response to efforts by Israel to upgrade its missile systems.

The U.S.-led toppling of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and the Taliban (search) regime in Afghanistan has many Iranians worried about Washington's intentions toward Iran. Bush has accused Iran of being part of an "axis of evil" with North Korea and Saddam's Iraq.

In London, Iranian Ambassador Mohammed Hossein Adeli said Bush should not risk further damaging Washington's standing in the world by attacking Iran.

"The United States should take lessons from its past mistakes, adopt a more responsible attitude and have a more multilateral approach toward world issues," he told BBC radio when asked about the reports of U.S. reconnaissance missions in Iraq.

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Sounds like they want a war. Give it to em, I say. They violated Nuclear Proliferation...If it wasnt for all of the Iraq problems, I say whats taking so long...

*Sits back and waits for liberal arguments*




SpiderGoat

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#2 13 years ago

Do me a favor, and try to realise the world isn't black and white, at least not the world outside the US. There is no great struggle between the conservatives and liberals, between good and wrong.

The US has way too many forces in Irak at the moment to intervene in Iran. It's next on the targetlist though.




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#3 13 years ago

NiteStrykerhttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144956,00.html

This is pretty funny...

:lol:

Sounds like they want a war. Give it to em, I say. They violated Nuclear Proliferation...If it wasnt for all of the Iraq problems, I say whats taking so long...

*Sits back and waits for liberal arguments*

Trust me, I am a republican. But that would not be good at all. Modern armies do not do good with guerilla warfare. Plus, *NEWSFLASH* Iran has an army. We should not do anything, they werent going to attack us so why attack them?




Der Sturmbannführer

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#4 13 years ago

hopefuly iran will "see the light" but as reality is reality, iran isnt going to disband its nuclear program and development of weapons, and we most likely will have to make a military move on them sometime in the future... :(




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#5 13 years ago

Wow, this is deffinatly interessting. Thanks for giving me this acrticle, Nite, because I wouldn't of ever even looked ;) I'm really lazy.

I doubt the US will assault Iran, because the US is currently bogged down in fighting in Iraq. To attack a city such as Faluga, the US had to move troops from other areas, while British troops took their place. We have limited reserves for an attack on Iran. The two possibilities I see are:

1) The US has secret relations with other countries, which will aid the US if Iran is invaded.

2) The US will have a draft -- which is likely to happen.

I am not totally against Iran, the only problem I would have, would be the whole world getting even more against us. I want to try to regain a good rap. That won't happen for a while, either way.

Maybe I should take up learning Farsi.




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#6 13 years ago

hilarious...

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Count Nosferatu

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#7 13 years ago

I beckon every retard using the words "liberal" and "conservative" to define them :)




-DarthMaul-

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#8 13 years ago

yeah i say lets fight them, im with NiteStryker on this! Nite dont you think any country will defend aginst an opponent? whats wrong with saying he will defend aginst USA agggresive attacks? should he not do anything? should we go in and attack Iran alone? (i dont think the worl dis as crazy as Nite to go into Iran..and i dont think bush is as crazy to attack iran..they are backed up by russians and china, they have an advanced army(chinese and russian equipment are kinda, so so, advanced) and Iran has i think either the biggest army, or the second biggest army. there army will be no push over, they have been trainning and have not been sanctioned like Iran.. they are a powerful opponenet..unless you want to use your terrorist-like-tactic and carpet bomb iran with nukes..that will sure kill them all.




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#9 13 years ago

Free people don't fight back against Freedom!

Team America Fuck Yeah!




Scijox

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#10 13 years ago

I dont want to go fight people because a message beyond the stars told Bush to spread freedom. We are just managing Iraq Iran would be absolutly insane but I do think out president is crazy enough. His own speech suggests skitzofrenia.