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Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-07-2008, 12:30:32
From this story:

http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/09/markets/oil.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008070905


Gen. Hossein Salami, a top Guards commander, was quoted as saying the exercise "is to demonstrate our resolve and might against enemies who in recent weeks have threatened Iran with harsh language."

Maybe it's just me, but that sounds like something right from the flying circus.

maroule
09-07-2008, 12:35:32
wait a bit more, an exercise of farting in their general direction is coming up

King_Ghidra
09-07-2008, 13:37:04
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Maybe it's just me, but that sounds like something right from the flying circus.

:lol:

LoD
09-07-2008, 13:59:25
:lol:

It's not only you!

Greg W
09-07-2008, 14:05:39
Too funny, especially with his name. :lol:

MOBIUS
09-07-2008, 15:13:13
:lol:

It's all a bunch of poncey sabre-rattling anyway, it'll all blow over in the end...

MDA
09-07-2008, 15:25:23
:lol:

Drekkus
09-07-2008, 20:40:58
that's brilliant

LoD
09-07-2008, 20:41:50
brilliantly brilliant

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-07-2008, 20:55:08
I don't even want to imagine what he does to people threatening him with fresh fruit.

Shining1
10-07-2008, 01:59:51
If they don't go away, we will taunt them a second time!

Oerdin
10-07-2008, 04:02:38
Iran!

Where did you run?

Kitsuki
10-07-2008, 07:06:39
Originally posted by Shining1
If they don't go away, we will taunt them a second time!

:lol:

The Mad Monk
13-07-2008, 17:44:25
It appears they had some fun with photoshop...

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/07/01/science/0709-lede-IRAN.jpg

The Mad Monk
13-07-2008, 17:44:59
The original pic...

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/07/10/world/ledemissiles2.jpg

The Mad Monk
13-07-2008, 17:45:44
wait for it...

The Mad Monk
13-07-2008, 17:46:25
Why stop at one?



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/Lemurmania/Lotsamissles.jpg

LoD
13-07-2008, 23:51:40
:lol:

It was also over on our TV as well.

MOBIUS
14-07-2008, 00:33:01
Except that they had the last laugh - oil prices per barrel shot up by almost $10 as a result of their exercise...

Drake Tungsten
14-07-2008, 01:38:05
They might've earned themselves a visit from the IAF, as well.

President George W Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities if negotiations with Tehran break down, according to a senior Pentagon official.

Despite the opposition of his own generals and widespread scepticism that America is ready to risk the military, political and economic consequences of an airborne strike on Iran, the president has given an “amber light” to an Israeli plan to attack Iran’s main nuclear sites with long-range bombing sorties, the official told The Sunday Times.

“Amber means get on with your preparations, stand by for immediate attack and tell us when you’re ready,” the official said. But the Israelis have also been told that they can expect no help from American forces and will not be able to use US military bases in Iraq for logistical support.

Nor is it certain that Bush’s amber light would ever turn to green without irrefutable evidence of lethal Iranian hostility. Tehran’s test launches of medium-range ballistic missiles last week were seen in Washington as provocative and poorly judged, but both the Pentagon and the CIA concluded that they did not represent an immediate threat of attack against Israeli or US targets.

“It’s really all down to the Israelis,” the Pentagon official added. “This administration will not attack Iran. This has already been decided. But the president is really preoccupied with the nuclear threat against Israel and I know he doesn’t believe that anything but force will deter Iran.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article4322508.ece

KrazyHorse
14-07-2008, 01:52:30
The IAF will not be able to wreck their nuke capability the way they were able to do in 1981 to the Iraqis...

Drake Tungsten
14-07-2008, 02:02:58
No doubt. They'll have to be extremely lucky just to set Iran back the five years the Times article says is necessary to make the strike worth it. Still, I can understand why they're desperate enough to try it anyway.