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(SFGate)   Study finds that the U.S. is vulnerable to long range missile attacks, here comes the tax hiking science   ( divider line
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3164 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Sep 2012 at 7:55 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-12 08:29:22 AM  
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Has our fear of terrorism waned to the point that the republicans have to ramp up the Cold War again?
2012-09-12 08:07:36 AM  
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svenge: Mugato: From who exactly?

Iran comes to mind. Currently they only have intermediate-range ballistic missiles (like the Fajr-3, which has a range of 1250 miles) but I'm sure they're working on longer-range systems. They've already got MIRV warheads on the Fajr-3, so it's not like they using cut-rate bottle rockets...

At what point do we realize that Iran, despite saber rattling, has not ONCE in the last 50 years made a single move that was outright suicidal? They will not pre-emptively attack Israel openly. They will not pre-emptively attack the US openly.

What they want is to have a nuke and missile to prevent either the US or Israel (or a neighbor) from attacking them so that they can focus on indirect methods of projecting and gaining power in the region.

Iran is a bad actor, but let's not make them into the next USSR.
2012-09-12 08:04:37 AM  
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Is this a repeat from 1955?
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