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Iran Boasts How it Can Nuke Israel

Updated on November 6, 2011

In Iran's leading Sunday newspapers, Iran boasted how it could demolish Israel using four to five nuclear missiles. The most bothersome about this is how Ukrainian arms dealers smuggled 18 nuclear-capable cruise missiles to Iran in 1999-2001 as Ukraine's prosecutor-general has said. The Soviet-era Kh-55 missiles have a maximum range of 2,500 km. Known in the West as the AS-15, is designed to carry a nuclear warhead with a 200-kiloton yield.

What this means is that Iran go fire the weapons without ever leaving its own airspace, and unlike its long range missiles, a cruise missile is much more difficult to shoot down. The Ukrainians admitted that when the cruise missiles were sent to Iran, they did not have nuclear warheads, which is just one more reason why Iran is working so hard to do it. They have the transport to deliver, thanks to the cash hungry Russians! However, warheads of the conventional type, hopefully, were received from Belarus, another Russian breakoff state. Of course, Iran may have also got some nuclear devices 10 years ago. The Russians then would sell anything to anyone for money.

There seems little the West can do to prevent Iran from having nukes. The Atomic Energy report coming out will will further make things tense for it will clearly state Iran, within a years' time, will have nukes that cannot be attacked from the air in attack proof facilities. If Obama lays out the most harsh sanctions on Iran, this in itself will not halt them. That leaves military action by someone. Iran's reaction may just unleash Hezbollah with its 50,000 rockets and its men to attack Israel. This could mean Syria taking advantage as well, not to mention Hamas in the Gaza. Israel could find itself under a deluge of missiles and chaos that it has never seen before. Iran could also retaliate by using anti-ship missiles against the US 5th fleet off its shore, firing 5-6 per ship will guarantee at least one hit as their flight time is less than 45 seconds.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      7 years ago

      I agree.

    • MG Singh profile image

      MG Singh 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      As I have already said, the Americans are adept at cooking their own goose. An attack on Iran will completely cook their goose and Israel will cease to exist.God ! hope it doesn't happen.

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      Craig T 

      7 years ago from UK

      It's not in anyone's interests at all to actually start off this war over nuclear, so there has to be some sort of diplomatic resolution met...

      If Israel makes the first move then its MANY middle eastern enemies will all have a reason to get behind Iran, and they could face a barrage of missiles and attacks from each and every direction!

      If the US/UK and any NATO style military organisation makes the first move, then not only are they getting themselves into another Arabic war whilst suffering from crippling national debts, but they will further increase the hatred Islamic extremists feel against them, meaning more terrorist attacks are likely - plus, with Iran denying they have nuclear weapons, it may well just be an Iraq part 2.

      Iran meanwhile, if it does have nuclear weapons available and it decides to threaten using them, it risks alienating Russia and China who could potentially play a massive part in this, plus they are just opening themselves up to attack from multiple, more advanced nations (such as the US) who will undoubtedly barrage them with air, sea and even land strikes.

      One thing that does concern me though, is should this escalate into a full blown war and a nuclear stand off, I feel that Iran would be much more likely to actually use these weapons...as which Western leader wants to go down in history as the one who sent in the nukes? It's political suicide, and will get you a lot of enemies, both at home and abroad - and politicians aren't the most liked people in the world anyway!

      Overall, I really hope that this doesn't go any further than it has now, for the sake of the thousands of Western and Arab civilians who may suffer should this go further...say what you will about the Russians, but they're advising against it, and if those ruling a rather mixed up 'kind of democracy' can see sense, what does it say for those who claim to be leading the free world?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      We must live in different worlds....and speaking of Russia, one of their ministers has warned Israel and America that to attack Iran would be a global catastrophe. But you know Binnie gets what Binnie wants....he wants to destroy the world for his gangster ends?

      NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      7 years ago

      Peace? It is Iran who is threatening, ignoring the West. I guess, when it does come to past and nuclear war erupts in that area, you will support it.

    • MG Singh profile image

      MG Singh 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Hey Perrya ! Don't go overboard on Iran. But if you look back the US cooked its own goose by supporting the Shah. Its about time Israel awoke up to reality. It should make peace, for just 2/3 bombs will obliterate Israel from the world map.

      I read the other day that Nikita Khrushchev made a comment that England cannot survive 5/6 H bombs. I am not a supporter of Iran, but one cannot be pessimist.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Which newspapers? Link?

      Because from what I have read, Iran says they do not HAVE nuclear weapons.

      But Israel does....plenty of them.

      And WHO is barking for war? Not Iran....but Israel.

      And America....

      have been for a long time. Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran...hahafunny?

      You seem to be saying that black is white and white is black.

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