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Could Iran strike Europe?


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Just heard on the Hugh Hewitt Show one contributor stating that Ahmajinedad's regime is now claiming that it has the capacity to launch missile strikes against parts of the EU.

Has anyone on p.ie come across these Iranian claims?
 

coconut

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Iran isn't going to attack Europe. :roll:

It's as much of a threat as the common cold.

This whole thing has been completely blown out of proportion, why are people believing that Iran as actually a threat to anybody?
 
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asteroid said:
Just heard on the Hugh Hewitt Show one contributor stating that Ahmajinedad's regime is now claiming that it has the capacity to launch missile strikes against parts of the EU.

Has anyone on p.ie come across these Iranian claims?

Expect more of these nonsense in the coming months. Its to soften people up.
 

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I see that the Iranian euro-denominated oil bourse still doesn't get a mention in most of the media.
 

Reggie Perrin

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If the Iranians are so technologically advanced with missile and military hardware as they say they are, give them the GPS coordinates for a certain establishment in Kildare Street;


Hint: John Gormley.
Hint hint: Sandal wearing friends
Hint hint hint: broken window

:lol:
 

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Reggie Perrin said:
If the Iranians are so technologically advanced with missile and military hardware as they say they are, give them the GPS coordinates for a certain establishment in Kildare Street;


Hint: John Gormley.
Hint hint: Sandal wearing friends
Hint hint hint: broken window

:lol:
Hint hint hint hint: check the address again.
 

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Why in God's name would they want to strike Europe?

This is the usual nonsense to make people fearful, and to prepare the ground for "Regime Change" or some other means of getting control of Irans significant Oil and Gas reserves - not to mention Uranium reserves!
 

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I think Iran is or will soon have the capacity to launch missiles against parts of eastern Europe. This might be 3/5 years down the road though and in all probability the issue of Iran's nuclear weapons programme will have been resolved before that could come about.

However Iran is not developing these missiles to attack eastern Europe but to allow it to project power over a longer range, thus threatening Israel and American bases more effectively.

There will probably be a War between the USA+ allies and Iran in the next 18 months anyway unless they can reach a face saving compromise.

But I doubt it! :?
 

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SPN said:
Why in God's name would they want to strike Europe?

This is the usual nonsense to make people fearful, and to prepare the ground for "Regime Change" or some other means of getting control of Irans significant Oil and Gas reserves - not to mention Uranium reserves!
Precisely. It's pure bullsh!t.
 
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Actually Coconut, the question is why would Iran brag about its supposed ability to strike Europe. We're not talking about warmongering Americans claiming this; we're talking about warmongering Iranians saying it. After all, if they wouldn't attack us, as you assure, then why are the reportedly claiming they can?

Similarly, Ahmajinedad says he wants to wipe Israel off the map, or the supreme Ayatollah stating that Sharia does not prohibit nuclear weapons, and, predictably, it's the Americans who are the warmongers according to the likes of you.

I wonder if Bush said he'd wipe Iran off the map, or had Pat Robertson telling him Christianity permits the use of nukes, would you be out marching on the streets with all the other myopic twits?
 

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asteroid said:
Actually Coconut, the question is why would Iran brag about its supposed ability to strike Europe. We're not talking about warmongering Americans claiming this; we're talking about warmongering Iranians saying it. After all, if they wouldn't attack us, as you assure, then why are the reportedly claiming they can?
Oh I don't know, perhaps to deter Europe from aiding American military action in Iran? People tend to get quite erratic and irrational when they're being threatened with war by the most powerful country on Earth.

Anyway, does anyone even know if these claims are true, that the Iranian government is even saying this?

Why would America brag about the use of so-called "bunker buster" nukes against Iran?

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I wonder if Bush said he'd wipe Iran off the map, or had Pat Robertson telling him Christianity permits the use of nukes, would you be out marching on the streets with all the other myopic twits?
Iran doesn't have the capability to wipe Israel off the map, let alone Europe or anywhere else. Team America World Police, however, does, and is very adept at aggressively pursuing military action against countries guilty of absolutely zero.
 

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coconut said:
Oh I don't know, perhaps to deter Europe from aiding American military action in Iran? People tend to get quite erratic and irrational when they're being threatened with war by the most powerful country on Earth.

Anyway, does anyone even know if these claims are true, that the Iranian government is even saying this?

Why would America brag about the use of so-called "bunker buster" nukes against Iran?
There was no talk of any action against Iraq until they started saying they wanted to wipe Israel off the map and started developing nuclear capabilities. The US and the EU is threatening Iran because they are developing nuclear capabilities not the other way round.

Iran doesn't have the capability to wipe Israel off the map, let alone Europe or anywhere else. Team America World Police, however, does, and is very adept at aggressively pursuing military action against countries guilty of absolutely zero.
Not yet no, but it looks like it's trying to develop the power to do that.

Countries can not be alone developed nuclear weapons or we’ll end up a situation where every single dictator has one and if that happens it’s only a matter of time till one of them sets one off. Too many countries have nuclear weapons already, never mind letting new countries have them.
 

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The Persians have more in common with us than any other race east of the Bosporous. Careful diplomacy is required to avert totally unnecassry conflict
 

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Rocky said:
There was no talk of any action against Iraq until they started saying they wanted to wipe Israel off the map and started developing nuclear capabilities. The US and the EU is threatening Iran because they are developing nuclear capabilities not the other way round.
Yes, and it's insane. Iran has the right to develop nuclear technology for power generation.

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Not yet no, but it looks like it's trying to develop the power to do that.

Countries can not be alone developed nuclear weapons or we’ll end up a situation where every single dictator has one and if that happens it’s only a matter of time till one of them sets one off. Too many countries have nuclear weapons already, never mind letting new countries have them.
Ah yes, so again, only a select few dictate what others can or can't do.

Perhaps if countries such as the USA and France got rid of their nuclear arsenals they'd have the right to lecture others about nuclear capabilities.

Still no evidence that Iran is doing anything more than building power stations. Hm....

You have no idea how much paranoid scaremongering you're buying into. :roll:
 
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