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Iranian Missile Bases In Venezuela?!?!

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January 5, 2012 3:46:21 PM

From the Jerusalem Post, Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela

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Iran is building intermediate-range missile launch pads on the Paraguaná Peninsula, and engineers from a construction firm – Khatam al-Anbia – owned by the Revolutionary Guards visited Paraguaná in February...The Iranian military involvement in the project extends to bunker, barracks and watch tower construction. Twenty-meter deep rocket silos are planned. The cost of the Venezuelan military project is being paid for with Iranian oil revenue...


January 6, 2012 11:43:35 AM

The US would turn the site into a car park if there were missiles being deployed there by Iran.

The Cuban missile crisis comes to mind.

This would be considered an unacceptable proposition and the Venezualan Govt wouldn't even be consulted prior to the strike.

If it could be proven that Iran did deliver missiles to the site then the US would likely pound their Navy at the straight of Hormuz simultaneously.

total cost = 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles @ $860,000 EA.

Cheap ...
January 6, 2012 12:12:44 PM

Turns out there's no base :( 

Be afraid.......of nothing besides bunk reports.

BTW rey the newer models (with Tactical capabilities AKA networked and sensor loaded) will run us about 1.45 million. older models are still under 800k. Ive been in the market.
January 6, 2012 12:29:34 PM

I hope the CNN article is true and the report in the Jerusalem Post was false. If true, conflict with Iran would be inevitable, the alternatives unwanted.

January 6, 2012 12:32:40 PM

chunkymonster said:
I hope the CNN article is true and the report in the Jerusalem Post was false. If true, conflict with Iran would be inevitable, the alternatives unwanted.


Dont worry another false flag op will happen and we will gladly rally around another decade long war.
January 8, 2012 2:53:25 AM

wanamingo said:
Turns out there's no base :( 

Be afraid.......of nothing besides bunk reports.

Not what the article said. The article said there was no credible evidence. That is not the same thing as saying it was bunk.
January 8, 2012 6:19:02 AM

Iran is under a lot of scrutiny and surveillance, now more than ever. There's no way they would be getting missiles to Venezuela without being noticed.

Iran is full of empty threats. If they were to try and blockade the straight of Hormuz, they would not only incur the wrath of the US, UK, France, and Russia, but also their neighbors, and their biggest ally (China). Blocking the Straight would raise oil prices everywhere, it already has. They have a puny military in comparison to what they are threatening. If they really are serious, they are about to cost a lot of Iranian lives.
January 9, 2012 4:55:22 AM

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January 9, 2012 7:57:24 AM

Oldmangamer_73 said:
Whatever missiles Iran could put there would not be able to hit the United States but they could threaten some of our allies in the region. Brazil and Colombia come to mind.



Are you sure?
I though that their Shahab III got a 3.000km (1800miles) range :??: 
January 9, 2012 9:15:37 AM

Yeah ... topped with a very small warhead.

With current technology that means they could probably blow up a single backyard shed with that sort of range ...

And have the accuracy of a blunderbuss.

If they had a small boosted fission warheads like the W80 the result might be much more of a worry.

Hence the concern with them deploying new high spped centrifuges to extract more uranium, and enriching this in the reactor to the level required (more than 90 %).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weapons-grade_uranium

http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Weapons/W80.html

Frightening reading ...

January 9, 2012 1:47:08 PM

No ... we want photos if this with Santa riding it and our kids in the foreground first !!

:) 
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