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2003-02-19 Iran
Iran warns U.S. not to violate its airspace
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Posted by Steve 2003-02-19 02:26 pm|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336089 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Plus the airliner had a military transponder.
Posted by JAB 2003-02-19 14:38:30||   2003-02-19 14:38:30|| Front Page Top

#2 We'll fly a Tupolev into you
Posted by Frank G  2003-02-19 17:29:13||   2003-02-19 17:29:13|| Front Page Top

#3 "A stern letter of protest? A strong message of warning?"

Nooooo, a call for martyrdom!
Posted by RW 2003-02-19 14:47:52||   2003-02-19 14:47:52|| Front Page Top

#4 No. First a fearsome fatwa.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-02-19 15:05:58||   2003-02-19 15:05:58|| Front Page Top

#5 You know the Iranians have F-14s. Here's a link.

Of course, in case of war they won't actually fly them. They'll just hitch them up to a Suburban, tow them to the edge of the Gulf and fire the air-to-air missles at American battle groups.
Posted by H.D. Miller  2003-02-19 18:37:26|| []  2003-02-19 18:37:26|| Front Page Top

#6 One thing that is NEVER mentioned about the Vincennes incident is that the cruiser was being shot at by 3 Iranian Boghammer patrol boats just before the Airbus flew into range. The Airbus was behind schedule unfortunately and given the sort of behavior that Islamists have shown/continue to show, it was not a real stretch of the imagination to think that the plane was a threat.
Posted by Dreadnought 2003-02-19 20:58:31||   2003-02-19 20:58:31|| Front Page Top

#7 The F-14's that the Iranians have are the F-14A, and they havent exactly received topline maintenance and spares since the Shah has left( 1979). I seriously doubt that they are serviceable.

The only weapons system that truly and deeply worries me is the Skvall torpedo. They get close enough to launch one of these suckers, they will sink what they aim at and theres no effective counter measures.
Posted by Frank Martin  2003-02-19 23:29:44|| []  2003-02-19 23:29:44|| Front Page Top

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