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Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, made the comments to Iran’s state-run Arabic language Al-Alam television.

“Iran will not start any war but it could launch a pre-emptive attack if it was sure that the enemies are putting the final touches to attack it,” Al-Alam said, paraphrasing the military commander.

Hajizadeh said any attack on Iranian soil could trigger “World War Three”.

“We can not imagine the Zionist regime starting a war without America’s support. Therefore, in case of a war, we will get into a war with both of them and we will certainly get into a conflict with American bases,” he said.

“In that case, unpredictable and unmanageable things would happen and it could turn into a World War Three.”



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  • FanOreilly 2012/09/24 20:42:33
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    FanOreilly
    +8
    When someone repeatedly tells you that he wants to kill you, take them seriously.

    Don't be a left-wing campus radical idiot like this guy:

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  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/09/29 04:54:25
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    Christopher Kirchen
    What did Israel do to Iran anyway?
  • mikeyavelli 2012/09/26 14:42:38
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    mikeyavelli
    anyone who doubts iran's intentions is naive or a liberal. bomb them now. once iran is gone, the world will be better place. and it will show russia and china that we are serious about that democracy/freedom thing.
  • mal 2012/09/25 19:36:45
    Yes, Iran's threats are noise and we should ignore them
    mal
    unless their looking to become solid glass,i doubt it ..
  • No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    One of Y'shua's,דָּנִיֵּאל
    +1
    beat the bullies down...
  • stevmackey 2012/09/25 10:18:51
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    stevmackey
    +1
    What kind crap do you call that? Iran will not start a war but it could launch a preemptive strike? It sounds like a war threat to me.
  • Fashionable60s 2012/09/25 05:29:58
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    Fashionable60s
    +1
    These Iranians are thugs and they continue to push the envelope closer Armageddon just to see if America and its allies have the stomach to do the pre-emptive strike. With Arabists/Islamists POTUS and Secretary of State, we do not expect either of them taking this threat seriously.
  • kobidobidog 2012/09/25 04:42:20 (edited)
    Yes, Iran's threats are noise and we should ignore them
    kobidobidog
    Whoever wars is a fool. War is the most idiotic thing a person can do. It shows they are weak kneed idiots that have a dead soul. It is better to have a fool kill you than for you to kill whoever. Had Jesus taught that.he would not have rinse from the dead. Had Jesus even contemplated warring with anyone would not have been our Savior.
  • Dan der Mensch 2012/09/25 04:03:20
    Yes, Iran's threats are noise and we should ignore them
    Dan der Mensch
    Ha - he wishes it would turn into WW3. Not a chance, they'll find out real quick who their friends are - just Syria (and they have their own problems).

    Oh but I'm sure it'll be the "mother of all battles", lasting a whole month or so before their capital falls. Seems to be the trend over there.
  • JJ 2012/09/25 04:01:04
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    JJ
    +1
    Many of them are radical and willing to kill to get what they want. Israel will take just so much from them and if things get nasty, we may be in for World War three. We as a nation very much need to stand by Israel. They are our friends and I fully believe Israel hasn't done anything yet is because many good people from this country still stand by them. But, I know their going to have to do what they have to do to keep their country and people from being wiped off the map, just as we have to stand up for our country.
  • ☆ c61☆ 2012/09/25 03:11:16
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    ☆ c61☆
    +1
    He is a little bully with his finger on the trigger. He shows no respect for reason and should not be ignored. However I dont think he will try anything out in the open. But I dont think we should turn our backs on Ahmadinajhad
  • Annette 2012/09/25 02:51:41
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    Annette
    +3
    On top of that, we have a sympathizer who thinks we can moddy-coddle these jacka$$es into peace! Oh - sorry - I forgot - the sympathizer is one of them as well on all counts!
    Be prepared, folks. Report to your Auxiliaries if you see anything. They are retired patriots and will know how to handle things for you and for us. This is our land, our country, and our lives in the balance here. God willing we will come out of this on top!
  • Drue-AFCL 2012/09/25 02:15:12
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    Drue-AFCL
    +4
    These Savages are nuts. They don't think like we do. You take them seriously.
  • words to live by 2012/09/25 01:36:30
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    words to live by
    +2
    For those who take an interest in Israel knows what they have been through. Why is the world against Israel? What has Israel done to be hated by so many? The answer is simple. Israel is God's prophetic time clock. Elimate the nation and people, and the promises of God to believers in Christ, to Israel, and for Jesus' return to reign are nulilfied. It's a satanically-backed rage that marks Satan's time in this age as swiftly coming to an end.( Acts 4:25; Rev 12:12 KJV) But, Israel will never be destroyed....
  • Raphy 2012/09/25 01:26:41
    Yes, Iran's threats are noise and we should ignore them
    Raphy
    +2
    I think it is to see who blinks first. But you never know with Iran. Usually if you talk like that, you better have somebody to back you up. At least Japan during World War II had Germany. Even Vietnam had the former U.S.S.R. to back them in against the U.S. when it came down to it. Israel got a lot of help behind them. Some here think the U.S. may not have Israel back, but let something happen. They will be one of the first ones backing them.
  • ikeknight 2012/09/25 01:16:28
    Yes, Iran's threats are noise and we should ignore them
    ikeknight
    +1
    They know that if they attack Israel, the US will attack them and they'll lose any support they have in the UN.
  • Defend ... ikeknight 2012/09/25 08:54:46
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    un is run by muslim terrorist
  • redhorse29 2012/09/25 00:19:26 (edited)
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    redhorse29
    +3
    Zealots are never to be taken lightly. The very nature of their insane isms, violent nature and support of suicidal mass murder of the unarmed or innocent means you cannot ignore what they say. But we have a president with a deep and loving history worshiping Alla as a youth. Once a muslim always a muslim, so it is not a surprise Obama will not do anything to stop Iran from having or using a atomic bomb to destroy Israel. If this happens we will do nothing and Obama will say, "It was George Bush's fault."
  • tncdel 2012/09/24 23:57:59
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    tncdel
    +3
    Always err on the side of caution. Assume it's a serious threat, and take steps to neutralize that threat. Actually all we need to do is stay out of Israel's way and let them handle Iran.
  • woodstock 2012/09/24 23:57:40 (edited)
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    woodstock
    +3
    This is going to happen. Much sooner than latter. I think before the election. We are heading towards a World War. It is like a hurricane. It is only a storm and within days it is a Cat Five and all hell breaks lose. Obama is so out of touch and so is Washington that they live in La La Land. I think it is to far gone. They know we are weaken and they smell blood and they know their time is at hand to strike.
  • DoxieDad 2012/09/24 22:31:16
    Yes, Iran's threats are noise and we should ignore them
    DoxieDad
    +2
    Seriously folks can we put the war drum down and look at reality.
    Iran has how big an air force? According to Jane's Sentinel 2011 the Islamic Republic of Iran has around 500 aircraft of various sizes and duties most of them Pre-revolution American aircraft that are now 35 years old and only kept maintained through black market parts that have US manufacturers under investigation. Iraq lost control of its own air space in less then 12 hours and the Iraqi air force was decimated in a week. The Iranian high command knows damn right well they may get the first punch but the outcome is inevitable and an insane prospect. Many Iranian Pilots would defect making the choice of not getting blown out of the sky.
  • CuresCa... DoxieDad 2012/09/25 03:41:05
    CuresCancer
    +1
    1) Iran took control of one of our drones and landed it safely. Drones are designed to avoid that sort of thing, but Iran has some sort of program to take over their flight pattern.

    2) Research EMP nuke.

    3) Ahmaddinejad is a religious fanatic as are the leader of the revolutionary council and the Imams. Ahmad had the main street widened when he was a major for the return of a dead boy who died in a well 1,200 years ago. They believe this 12th Imam will protect them and that they will then take over the world. Even if they didn't succeed, with multiple EMP nukes, they could end the US and kill 99.999% of us in the process.
  • DoxieDad CuresCa... 2012/09/25 12:16:03
    DoxieDad
    1. I am skeptical of Iran's ability to secure one of our drones. Had it been hijacked our military would have done what ever necessary to destroy it.

    2. All nukes by there very nature have an EMP

    3. Yes Iamanutjob and the rest of the weird beards in Tehran are religious fundamentalists but they are not insane. They know the consiquences of an attack on Israel our US forces. This twelfth Imam BS was cooked up by western christians (who by the way believe they can cause the rapture with a war in the holy land) so I am not as worried as our own christian stiff collars.

    4. Iran can barely get there intermediate range missiles to fly far enough to hit Riyadh let alone Tel Aviv. Maybe by some queer chance they could hit Jerusalem and finally rid this planet of the things that make men go crazy.
  • words t... DoxieDad 2012/09/27 01:47:43
    words to live by
    What things are you talking about that make men go crazy?
  • CuresCa... DoxieDad 2013/01/20 00:27:49
    CuresCancer
    Despite your skepticism, Iran DID in fact take over the control of one of our drones and land it. softly so that they could reverse engineer it.

    Your response #2 doesn't add anything to the conversation. of course all nukes that can be attached to a missile can be used to employ an EMP attack. That fact doesn't change one bit Iran's desire to hit us with them.

    Iran INTENTIONALLY detonated a couple of their Shahab-3 missiles at high elevation BECAUSE they wanted to test whether they could employ an EMP attack in the future. It does not take accuracy for those missiles to be totally effective. They could denotate 500 miles off their intended target and STILL wipe us out.

    You fail to understand real religious fanaticism. The Iranian leaders believe they will be protected. So whether they are crazy or not isn't a part of the equation although it might help.
  • DoxieDad CuresCa... 2013/01/20 04:39:27 (edited)
    DoxieDad
    "You fail to understand real religious fanaticism."
    Yes I do and it is the home grown fanaticism that scares the hell out of me.

    All the rest of your discussion is speculation.
  • CuresCa... DoxieDad 2013/01/26 21:42:27
    CuresCancer
    Speculation??What in the hell are you talking about!

    It is NOT speculation that Iran has test fired their Shahab-3 missiles from freighters and detonated them at high levels. It's a historical FACT.

    It is NOT speculation that Iran took over one of our drones and landed it in one piece. It's a historical FACT.

    Furthermore, your fear of homegrown religious fanaticism is laughable. Islamic fanaticism results time and time again in beheadings. It's probably happening somewhere almost every day in the Islamic world. They are called honor killings.

    How often do you hear about someone being murdered in the US due to religious fanaticism? Not very often. When it does happen it is most often a Muslim parent killing their child for violating some religious belief they have.
  • Dan der... DoxieDad 2012/09/25 04:09:34
    Dan der Mensch
    +1
    Yes exactly - I've seen first hand some of their military hardware. It was an Iranian P3, one engine was completely out and the other three were smoking. We were in the Straits of Hormuz and I THINK they were trying to intimidate us, but really only provided some much needed amusement! : )
  • ♥dreamer-leigh♥ 2012/09/24 22:21:53
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    ♥dreamer-leigh♥
    +3
    This part of the world has repeatedly threatened us and has not been taken seriously...about time we do something and soon! Israel will NOT wait for Obama to finish his talk show tour, his mtgs with Beyonce or his never ending rounds of golf!!
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/09/24 22:16:57
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +1
    need to be taken seriously...if nothing happens no harm...SHOULD it happen then to hell with obama...we will strike back against Iran
  • redneck woman 2012/09/24 22:15:05
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    redneck woman
    +2
    No threat should ever be taken lightly.
  • Tom 2012/09/24 22:11:51
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    Tom
    +2
    Although most of the time the threats from the middle east countries are just hot air (Saddam Husain) all it takes is 1 time (9/11).
  • Zombie Saddam 2012/09/24 22:09:05
  • CuresCa... Zombie ... 2012/09/25 03:43:14
    CuresCancer
    Research EMP nukes. Iran could wipe out the entire US population of the US with just a few nukes launched from freighters and detonated at high elevation.

    Even if we retaliated and destroyed them, we would all still die.
  • Dan der... CuresCa... 2012/09/25 04:14:06
    Dan der Mensch
    Obsessed with EMP much? Yeah well, me too a bit. I've given it a lot of thought though, and I could be wrong, but I think Iran is going to save their nukes for their #1 enemy, Israel. If they're smart, they'll just leave us to our own devices. If we keep printing money like we are, we'll be in another Great Depression soon enough. Iran won't need to lift a finger.

    "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin
  • CuresCa... Dan der... 2012/09/25 05:32:38
    CuresCancer
    +1
    Iran calls the US the "Great Satan." Israel is only "Satan." Iran understands that it must take out the great Satan if it is to destroy Israel. Note the photo and which egg shell is broken first. See who is in the picture?

    Ahmadinejad hour glass Ahmadinejad hour glass
  • Dan der... CuresCa... 2012/09/25 17:19:55
    Dan der Mensch
    Still not convinced - logistically, it's much more cost effective for them to attempt to nuke/EMP Israel rather than us. Not saying they wouldn't try to get us, but I think we're actually a greater threat to ourselves right now than they are.

    Still, it's a good idea to prepare for an EMP - that will put you ahead of the game in any circumstance. Do you have a year's worth of food stored up yet?
  • CuresCa... Dan der... 2013/01/20 00:33:30
    CuresCancer
    Israel might be too small for an EMP nuke. It's only the size of NJ. An EMP nuke could cover the entire US.

    Also Iran would need to wipe out Israel immediately rather than over the space of a month or two as would happen in the US.

    I have food stored, but food will do little good when there are massive fires all over the country and no working equipment to put them out. No one survives even if they have food and no fires.
  • Sylmkael 2012/09/24 21:55:15
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    Sylmkael
    +1
    More focus on peace
  • johnpar 2012/09/24 21:54:36
    No, Iran's threats are not noise and should be taken seriously
    johnpar
    +1
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has clearly stated that Iran is willing to lose 50% of it's population in an Israeli counter strike if it meant ridding the world of Israel. The Muslim resurgence started under Jimmy Carter when the US Embassy was seized in 1979 - will their mission of eliminating Israel be completed under the "enlightened leadership" of Barack Obama?
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/09/24 21:53:40
    Yes, Iran's threats are noise and we should ignore them
    nightcrawler2005
    +1
    Its just noise Iran knows perfectly well that the west is just looking for an excuse to take them out. If Iran does any pre-emptive strike the west would probably level their nuclear reactors, research labs and what ever the base was that launched the attack. Combine that with the fact Russia and China would probably cut their losses and hang Iran out to dry.

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