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Old 05-17-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Iran building missle 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.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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There wont be any blockade this time.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
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I doubt Barry O will have the stones to act, even when they get missiles capable of reaching the U.S.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:09 PM   #4
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I wonder if John Kerry would do a................ JFK
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I think HC would but am not confident that BO will.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:20 PM   #6
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Does the Monroe Doctrine apply in response to Iran?
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:22 PM   #7
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Iran is not colonizing Venezuela & It is not a European country so it does not apply
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Oric - Iran is merely doing Russia's bidding here, so the Monroe Doctrine very much applies.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:34 PM   #9
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Yep, the Bear may not have much left in his quiver, but what he has left is enough and he will do what it takes to make sure that he keeps an edge.

MR. Bear may look upon the United States as an ally and his only hope vis-a-vis China but regardless, he is will not remove the crosshairs from her back.

And we dont trust them Russian bastards any either, even though we feel the same about Mr. Dragon.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:44 PM   #10
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Sys: i thought iran was acting on its own, how is it related with russia ? Any links ?
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Being Turkish, you of all people on this board should be cognizant of the Iran-Russia alliance. Links? No. But plenty of anecdotal evidence that Russia views Venezuela as its foothold in the W. Hemisphere. Add to this the fact that Russia supplies many, if not most, of the components for the missile systems in question.
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"Being Turkish, you of all people on this board should be cognizant of the Iran-Russia alliance. Links? No. But plenty of anecdotal evidence that Russia views Venezuela as its foothold in the W. Hemisphere."
True in the past, but not so much anymore. Russia fears Islamism with good reason. Recently, Russia refused to sell a sophisticated air defense system to Iran, though they could have made a hell of a lot of money doing so, and gotten a lot of political capital redeemable in Tehran.
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No, they come from North Korea and China.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:52 AM   #13
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Being Turkish, you of all people on this board should be cognizant of the Iran-Russia alliance. Links? No. But plenty of anecdotal evidence that Russia views Venezuela as its foothold in the W. Hemisphere. Add to this the fact that Russia supplies many, if not most, of the components for the missile systems in question.
O6 has said what i would, venezuela - iran alliance is deeper without russian help. They even have built acar factory ( french peugout) in venz.
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