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Iran plans to bomb Israel
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Yeah, good luck with that.
The deputy commander of Iran's air force said Wednesday that plans have been drawn up to bomb Israel if the Jewish state attacks Iran, according to the semiofficial Fars news agency.

The announcement came amid rising tensions in the region with the United States calling for a new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program and Israeli planes having recently overflown, and perhaps even attacked, Iranian ally Syria.

On Sunday, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said the international community should prepare for the possibility of war in the event that Iran obtains atomic weapons, although he later appeared to soften that statement.

"We have drawn up a plan to strike back at Israel with our bombers if this regime (Israel) makes a silly mistake," Gen. Mohammad Alavi was quoted as telling Fars in an interview.

Fars confirmed the quotes when contacted by The Associated Press, but would not provide a tape of the interview. The Iranian air force had no immediate comment.
The IAF isn't exactly some third-world airforce as the Arab nations which surround it have found out time and time again. Nor is its missile defense system a soft-touch either.

This is simply more Iranian saber-rattling and a reaction to both the Syrian attack by the IAF and the French FM's statement over the weekend (not to mention a reaction to reports of American plans to bomb them as well).

For Iran, who better to aim their rhetoric at than Israel. Given an attempt by the Iranian AF to bomb Israel, the IAF could again become the largest foreign aircraft parts distributor in the world, scattering Iranian aircraft pieces all over the desert sand.
 
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The indicator of the coming attack will be Iran contracting Baghdad Bob to be their spokesman to the western media.
 
Written By: looker
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How will Iran get to Israel? I’d imagine Iranian jets over Iraqi air wouldn’t make it too far. Same for the persian gulf. Would the Saudi’s let them through? Will they try to quickly sneak over kurdistan and turkey to get into Syrian airspace?
 
Written By: ChrisB
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quickly sneak
They better be really quick, and very sneaky.

And it’s the IAF they need to worry about anyway.
Syria will also need to worry about it if they let the Iranians use their air corridors to launch the attack.
 
Written By: looker
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So the citizen schlubs in Iran actually believe this B.S.?

the giggle factor is off the charts on this one.
 
Written By: navtechie
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How will Iran get to Israel?
Just like an illegal immigrant from Mexico gets into the US - by pickup truck.
 
Written By: SShiell
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Unless they strap some dunb bombs to their F-14s, or actually have the claimed SU-27/30s, they have nothing that can self-escort with the needed legs, even if they topped off in Syrian airspace.
 
Written By: Crusader
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Doesn’t every airforce have plans to bomb a country that attacks them, if that potential foe "makes a silly mistake"?
 
Written By: Retief
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Doesn’t every airforce have plans to bomb a country that attacks them, if that potential foe "makes a silly mistake"?
Only if the aircraft you possess have the "legs" to make the run. Take a look at a map. From the nearest point of land in Iran to the nearest point of land in Israel is approximatley 750 miles. (You would have to add the additional distance to the nearest flight base to launch from.) An aircraft would have to travel that distance, both ways, plus have the additional gas necessary for the combat required to fight your way to the target and make the attack. All of this becomes moot if you have air refueling or aircraft carrier capabilities. The Iranians have none.

Even the Israelis were at the limit of their reach in the 80s when they bombed Sadaam’s nuclear reactor facility. And their jets have at least equal to if not greater legs than the Iranians. Additionally that is also assuming the Iranian Air Force has the wherewithal, pilots and such, to do the job. I don’t even come close to thinking so. I agree with McQ - any attempt by the Iranians to reach Israeli airspace (probably by refueling inside their ally, Syria) would result in near if not complete slaughter by the Israeli Air Force.

It might even be fun to watch.


 
Written By: SShiell
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It might even be fun to watch.
Provided you’re not in the cockpit of an Iranian plane.
 
Written By: looker
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Iran doesn’t even have any proper bombers, it looks like.

They have some fighter-bombers, but those are a bad joke in terms of an effective attack with conventional weapons (even assuming the IAF didn’t shoot down every last one of them, which seems likely); if Iran has any nukes yet, I doubt it has one both small and reliable enough to trust dropping from an F-14, or one of those Chinese J-7s.
 
Written By: Sigivald
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The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force (IRGCAF) command is responsible for the deployment of Iranian ballistic missiles range of upto 2000 km (1200 miles), there is no seperate missile command. These ballistics are quite capable of hitting Israel. Methinks the AP has mistranslated the Iranian statement to imply thay they are threatening to bomb from aircraft.

This will not be fun to watch, there is no "giggle factor" and it is doubtfull missile defences could stop more than 20%.



 
Written By: unaha-closp
URL: http://warisforwinning.blogspot.com/
Useful article.
 
Written By: unaha-closp
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The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force (IRGCAF) command is responsible for the deployment of Iranian ballistic missiles range of upto 2000 km (1200 miles), there is no seperate missile command. These ballistics are quite capable of hitting Israel. Methinks the AP has mistranslated the Iranian statement to imply thay they are threatening to bomb from aircraft...
Except it was the deputy commander of Iran’s Air Force, not the IRGCAF who said it.
 
Written By: McQ
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Hmmmmm, if they’re using missiles, they’re going to have to hire a new tech crew to outfit them with WMD warheads....
 
Written By: looker
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"An aircraft would have to travel that distance, both ways"

I think one way may be sufficient.
 
Written By: timactual
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I think one way may be sufficient.
Yerrrrch....terrible thought. The Iranians may feel that way too.
In which case it becomes different to defend against them.
No longer sufficent to prevent them from getting TO their targets, they
may settle for anything.
Hmmmmm, chem weapons, bios - hoping/settling for dispersal from the wreakage?
Arming mechanisms that kick in after take off perhaps so they’re armed
anywhere, including tumbling to the ground as a result of a destructive
hit on the aircraft carrying them.
Have to remember, not ’western’ rational here.
They may not feel a need to return to base in a servicable aircraft.

 
Written By: looker
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You obviously don’t know Iran’s capabilities.

Iran could use its Su-24 and F-14 jets, both highly capable, highly effective warplanes that , certainly in the case of the Su-24, are ideally suited for interdiction right into the teeth of the enemy. Iran’s pilots both before the Revolution and during the war with Iraq, showed that they are both skilled and brave.

The 2006 Hezbollah war showed the world how hyped up Israel’s military might really is: I bet Iran to carry out the bombing raids it has promised to deliver in the event that it is attacked.
 
Written By: Yousef Esfandiari
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Btw, Iran has mid air refuelling capabilites.

However, we would use Syrian airbases to refuel probably.
 
Written By: Yousef Esfandiari
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Iran could use its Su-24 and F-14 jets, both highly capable, highly effective warplanes that , certainly in the case of the Su-24, are ideally suited for interdiction right into the teeth of the enemy. Iran’s pilots both before the Revolution and during the war with Iraq, showed that they are both skilled and brave.
Ummm ... well first they have to have the fuel to give them time over the target and then enough to get home. Chances are, however, they’d never reach the target.

BTW "skilled and brave" against Iraq and "skilled and brave" against the IAF require two completely different levels of competence.
The 2006 Hezbollah war showed the world how hyped up Israel’s military might really is: I bet Iran to carry out the bombing raids it has promised to deliver in the event that it is attacked.
We’re talking about the IAF, not the IDF here.
Btw, Iran has mid air refuelling capabilites.
And do you have any idea of where they’d have to position those assets and what sort of a signal such positioning would send?
However, we would use Syrian airbases to refuel probably.
See last week. Wanna bet?
 
Written By: McQ
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