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Iran: Revolutionary Guard Expects Israel to Launch War

22 Sep 2012

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Mohammad Ali Jafari


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Israel will eventually go beyond threats and will attack Iran, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Saturday.

As speculation mounts that Israel could launch air strikes on Iran before U.S. elections in November, Mohammad Ali Jafari told a news conference that the Jewish state would be destroyed if it took such a step, reports Reuters.

"Their threats only prove that their enmity with Islam and the revolution is serious, and eventually this enmity will lead to physical conflict," Jafari said when asked about Israeli threats to strike Iran's nuclear facilities, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.

"We are making all efforts to increase our defensive capabilities so that if there is an attack ... we could defend ourselves and other countries that need our help with high defensive capabilities."

Jafari's comments, made at an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) military exhibition, come as Israeli leaders have increased their rhetoric against Iran.

"A war will occur, but it's not clear where or when it will be," Jafari was quoted as saying on Saturday. "Israel seeks war with us, but it's not clear when the war will occur."

"Right now they see war as the only method of confrontation," he said.

Israel, which bombed an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981 and launched a similar strike against Syria in 2007, has threatened to do the same in Iran if diplomatic efforts fail to stop the nuclear work it believes is aimed at getting weapons capability.

Iran, which says its nuclear work is for peaceful means, has said it could strike U.S. military bases in the region as well as Israel if attacked.

"If they (Israel) start something, they will be destroyed and it will be the end of the story for them," Jafari said, according to ISNA.

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  • We all should stop and think about our species … Where are we going with all the wars and hate ?
    No . I am not a liberal – I am a human worried about what we are doing to ourselves .
    This or similar situations are NOT helpful to anyone . Period .

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  • Iran has just released its very own Buk M2 defense system day after day the iranians are shocking me with their capabilittes. Some believe they have the S-300 and chinese HQ-9 air defence systems and with bringing down the RQ-170 stealth drone of the US proved how effective their capabilities have become. In the 2006 war a former israeli colonel admitted the iranian embassy in beirut was untouchable by their electronic warfare of the US and israeli's

    From: NAeem

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  • So! Where is big mouthed Ahmedinejad now?

    THe Iranian people have nothing to do with this nonsense, of the original speech by this guy. Ahmedinejad started the debacle and continued it....obviolusly, to start this argument.

    What for?

    As an excuse for israel to finish it?


    BTW, Ahmedinejad is of jew stock. His grandparents are jew merchants. conversted to islam, in order to get more business.

    And I suspect there was an ulterior motive for Ahmedinejad to spout off. His granparents may be hand in glove with theisraeli gov.

    From: Bonnie

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  • Another Arab Israeli war? All the Nations surrounding Israel could not destroy Israel, Iran wants to try. I wish them luck

    From: Victor

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • And yet another uncertainty in middle east. Iran should be reasonable, those who beat drums of war must learn from history or become history.

    From: ben ndunaka

    Posted: 1 year ago

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