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Quote:Jacques Chirac stunned reporters with his nonchalance over the prospect of a nuclear Iran. One or two little bombs didn't make much of an impression on him

That's because Chirac can rest easy knowing that if Iran has one or 2 nukes, they will surely be going to Israel if they are to be used. After taking out Tel Aviv and Haifa, who knows where they would use a third nuke - perhaps Paris?

-S
Your title is Incorrect. Instead of "lives Up", you should have stated "Lives Down". Want me to change it for you? S1

And speaking of Le Devil, he is also a rank craven coward as well. Chirac backtracks after gaffe on Iran bomb threat
Poor Chirac. If he had any sense he would be devoted to looking presidential until April. Where is the American disease of "leaving a legacy"?

It reminds me of Dirksen's comment " a billion here, a billion there, soon it adds up to real money". Such is the effect of corruption of power and life amongst the "elite".
Stars & Stripes Wrote:... who knows where they would use a third nuke - perhaps Paris?

-S

I honestly think that Europe is at far greater risk of being nuked than the U.S. or Israel for that matter ... the logistics would be so much easier, the consequences would be practically negligable and the results much more predictable.
Other than Israel, the second most important target for nuclear terrorism, would be Rome. While Rome is not the head of the majority of Christians, it is the home of the Roman Church, which is still the preeminent church. Blowing out the Vatican would be a huge stroke against Islam's largest rival, Christianity.
Imbecile....

An example of French competence...

http://www.strategypage.com/dls/articles/2003127.asp
John L Wrote:Other than Israel, the second most important target for nuclear terrorism, would be Rome. While Rome is not the head of the majority of Christians, it is the home of the Roman Church, which is still the preeminent church. Blowing out the Vatican would be a huge stroke against Islam's largest rival, Christianity.

There's another camp that figures secularism is their "largest rival". That's why I'm going with Stars & Stripes assessment ... Paris ... then again, maybe Amsterdam.
Some interesting comments on this from stratfor today, and also this:

Stratfor Wrote:The death of a high-level Iranian nuclear scientist, Ardeshir Hassanpour, was announced by Radio Farda and Iranian state television Jan. 25 -- a week after his death occurred. The Radio Farda report implicitly related the cause for Hassanpour's death to exposure to radioactive rays, though the details were murky. Stratfor sources close to Israeli intelligence have revealed, however, that Hassanpour was in fact a Mossad target.
mv,

That's partly why I see Europe as more vulnerable. What was the old quote about it "better to be feared than loved"? Israel does these kinds of operations, Russia does these kinds of operations, regardless of what we say, I'm reasonably sure the U.S. does stuff like that ... but who on earth really 'fears' Europe? Particularly when people like Chirac come off as aloof and 'disinterested'. Come to think of it .. who on earth really 'loves' Europe?
I wonder if this is still true. The Israelis _used to do_ this kind of operations, but are they still capable of them? Stratfor seems to think that they are, I'm not so sure they are capable of anything. Europe is of course useless, Russia is on the other side, and the US, at least for now, is not capable of any serious covert action.
mv Wrote:... and the US, at least for now, is not capable of any serious covert action.

If we actually knew about such things, then they wouldn't be covert now would they? S6
mv Wrote:I wonder if this is still true. The Israelis _used to do_ this kind of operations, but are they still capable of them? Stratfor seems to think that they are, I'm not so sure they are capable of anything.

You make a good point here. In the early days of Israel, the majority of Jews there were Sephardic, and well knew what to expect from their Islamic neighbors. Now, Sephardics are overwhelmed by the influx of Ashkenazis, who are more knowledgable of Hitler, than Nassar, and are more inclined to be of the Left Wing PC crowd. Part of the problem is inbreeding, which allowed for brain damage. Wink1
Leftism for sure, but I'm not so sure if the leftism in Israel is a predominantly Ashkenazi problem.

Even less sure that Ashkenazi's are so bad -- the new chief of staff seems to be an improvement. :lol: (see today's Stratfor's comments again -- interesting).

However, there is an Ashkenazi-Sephardic problem all right: these kinds of hits require a local Sephardic network. With very low Israeli population remaining in Muslim countries, the ability to maintain the network will be limited.
mv Wrote:Times on the assassination:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,...67,00.html

What most people do not know, is that until 1979, Iran and Israel were fast friends. There are countless Iranians, who still have close ties to those Jews. Because of this, I can well understand how Israeli spies OR Iranian sleepers, could be found and kept hidden before AND after any acts such as this.

I suspect you will see more examples of such. And I would not be surprised if there has not, or will be, sabotage on nuclear facilities. Perhaps some of those working within the plants are planted spies, working for the evil Joooos. Wink1