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Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?
« on: December 18, 2013, 07:02:16 PM »
by Terrortrends

Why is Iran working on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles?

There is no possible peaceful purpose for ballistic missiles. Iran may claim that their nuclear program is peaceful, but they cannot possibly make that claim when it comes to ballistic missiles. The only reason to have ballistic missiles is to target enemies with high explosives and WMD.

Iran’s Shehab-3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles have sufficient range to hit Israel, Saudi Arabia and US bases in Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait and Turkey.

Why are the Iranians working with the North Koreans on multi-stage Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)?

Who might the Iranians be targeting with such missiles?

NATO? Probably, but parts of NATO in Europe are already in range of the latest versions of the Shehab-3. Iran is working on missiles with much greater range than that.

Clearly, Iran seeks to target countries much further away.

Certainly, Great Britain and France are possible targets. China and Russia both sell Iran weaponry, so it is unlikely that either would be targeted.

The answer is obvious. Iran wants ICBMs to target the US homeland. And one does not build ICBMs and arm them with conventional warheads. ICBMs are not generally accurate enough to make a high explosive warhead effective. ICBMs are armed with nuclear warheads.

Now, Iran claims it does not want nuclear weapons. But the Ayatollahs have a history of lying, going all the way back to 1978-79 when the Ayatollah Khomeini claimed that he had no interest in governing Iran after the Islamic revolution. He made this statement repeatedly to the international media. He was, of course, lying–just as the Iranians are lying today about their nuclear ambitions. Khomeini ruled Iran as a totalitarian dictator for an entire decade until his death.

The problem is, we have a president in Washington who doesn’t seem to care that Iran has a history of lying and cheating as part of their duty under Islamic doctrine.

http://iranbulletin.me/2013/12/03/why-is-iran-developing-icbms/

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Re: Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 07:50:47 PM »
Why is Iran developing "nuclear power"??  They are sitting on the largest natural gas reserves in the world....they don't need nuclear power....


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Re: Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 08:05:12 PM »
Why is Iran developing "nuclear power"??  They are sitting on the largest natural gas reserves in the world....they don't need nuclear power....
Its for "peaceful purposes" BRAHAHAHAHAH

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Re: Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 08:08:21 PM »
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There is no possible peaceful purpose for ballistic missiles.

The Cold War disputes that point. You tend not to shoot at someone who can shoot back.
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Re: Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 09:25:29 PM »
[[ The Cold War disputes that point. You tend not to shoot at someone who can shoot back. ]]

That's rational thought, and has no application to muslims or to islam.

Or, as someone once said, "it's hard to play brinksmanship with someone who doesn't know what the brink is...."

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Re: Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 09:39:24 PM »
The Cold War disputes that point. You tend not to shoot at someone who can shoot back.

Unfortunately, MAD (mutual assured destruction) only works if both sides are at least semi-rational: for all their revolutionary rhetoric, the Soviets still had a fundamental sense of self-preservation - they were not about to martyr themselves to the shades of Marx and Engels.  The Iranian leadership are perfectly happy to martyr themselves in the fight against the infidels.  They believe they will prevail, but they are not particularly worried about failing.  I do not think that MAD would work with an Iran armed with a score of ICBMs.

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Re: Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 09:43:28 PM »


...to get to the other side??
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Re: Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?
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