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Iran sets major exercise; Ahmadinejad sees war by November

NICOSIA — Iran, warning of an imminent war, has been preparing for another major military exercise.


The Iranian Air Force has scheduled a week-long exercise in the western part of the country near Iraq and the Gulf. Officials said the exercise would seek to enhance interoperability as well as night missions.

"The maneuvers will also include mid-air refueling of aircraft," Iranian Air Force deputy chief Gen. Mohammed Alavi said.

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On July 26, Alavi said the exercise would begin on July 31 in the Hamadan province, Middle East Newsline reported. He said 43 aircraft would participate, including the U.S.-origin F-4, and F-5, the Chinese-origin F-6 and F-7 and the Russian-origin Su-24.

The air exercise was being prepared as Iran warned of a major U.S. military strike in the Middle East. On July 27, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Washington would attack at least two countries in the Middle East by November 2010.

"They have decided to attack at least two countries in the region in the next three months," Ahmadinejad, who did not elaborate, told Iranian television.

For his part, Alavi said the Air Force would deploy unmanned aerial vehicles during the exercise, which would involve at least nine bases. He said attack missions would be conducted at night, the first time that the F-7 and Su-24 would participate in such operations.

The exercise, titled "Devotees to the Sanctity of Religious Leadership," would also include the launch of new air-to-ground munitions, officials said. They said the F-4 and Su-24 would also practice mid-air refueling to prepare for long-range missions.

Iran has intensified air and naval exercises amid its acceleration of the nation's nuclear program. Teheran has repeatedly warned against any Israeli or U.S. air strike.


I agree with Scott. What you are saying is dead on. A nuclear Iran is unacceptable.

Scarlett Witman      12:44 p.m. / Thursday, July 29, 2010

Read your Bibles...Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17. There will be another Arab / Israeli war, but this one will change the map of the Middle East with Israel gaining more territory and gaining wealth. All which are prerequisites for the Ezekiel 38 & 39 prophecies. With Iran utilizing Damascus as a command and control center, when war does break-out, it will be a repeat of the 1973 war. Israel will be attacked from all sides and will have to neutralize the biggest threat, which will be to its North. Israel's military is not big enough to fight a two-front war. I possible nuclear strike in the North (Isaiah 17) would solve the Northern threat and allow Israel to deal with the lesser threat from the South (Hamas).

S.Hartman      9:24 a.m. / Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wow 43 jets f-4 and f-5 from the late 60's U.S. Isreal, better not attack. One f-16 fighter jet might not be able to shoot down all of them in one pass, might have to send two.

jerry      7:51 a.m. / Thursday, July 29, 2010

I dont see an attack happening in Nov 2010, and for that matter December or Jan 2011. Yes, Obama would benefit from such an attack - his poll numbers can only raise with the "rally around the President thing". Grant you the combined efforts of the CIA and like fail to produce the result last June 2009 with the downfall of the government. But Obama lacks the "balls" to make such a call. Looks as if the Iran is attempting to "hedge its bets a bit.

M. Clark      11:36 p.m. / Wednesday, July 28, 2010

First of all Iran having nukes in much more dangerous then any military strike or war that will brake out after the strike. To say the West should not even try a strike on nuke sites is like saying I will not water my grass today because there is no way I can say for sure that it would live anyway ... Or I will not spray for roaches in my home because it might not get all the roaches.... It's going to be hard...and yes war will break out after but it has to be done. You cannot allow Iran to have nukes. It like letting your child play with guns. Wise up.

scott      9:43 p.m. / Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Long live Iran. Death to Zionism.

Esther Haman      5:46 p.m. / Wednesday, July 28, 2010

If the U.S. and Israel bomb Iran, there are no guaranteed pros, but many guaranteed cons: one the solidification of the Mullah regime in Iran and the end of any opposition; two the absence of guarantees of bombing the total of the nuclear sites, which will only delay but not stop Iran in its pursuit; three Iran when ready will have legitimacy to attack without warning both Israel, the U.S. and all the Arab allies in the Gulf. We would have given them the moral right to do so. This is a mistake that will cost the West very dearly and no one can predict all the consequences of such military action.

Robert Malouf      4:41 p.m. / Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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