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    • Ryan USA
    • 06.11.11 | 19:55 (IST)

    As stated previously Israel's conventional missile defense will be only able to intercept roughly 70% of incoming missiles. Both the Soviet's and USA developed missile defense using nuclear tipped interceptors. I am sure Israel has done the same. So, here is how it will work as soon as the plume from an Iranian rocket is seen they will launch a system similar to the USA's Nike-X nuclear interceptor. Basically it will either incinerate, knock of course, or destroy enemy's warheads with a burst of x-rays outside the atmosphere using a 5 megaton warhead resulting in radioactive debris being rained all over Iran. There is absolutely no way for the Iranian missiles to get further west then Iraq and the Persian Gulf. I feel bad for Iranian military as they just don't understand what they are up against. Of course for the Hamas, Hezbollah, and Syria; their missiles will be intercepted with conventional interceptors as, of course; Israel doesn't want radioactive debris raining down on its citizens. As for the US – I really hope you all understand that we can turn off Iran's integrated air defenses with a click of a button. Once they are de-integrated our harm missiles will rain down on their systems like hell fire. IRAN PLEASE READ THIS- YOU CAN'T NOT WIN! YOU CAN NOT HURT ISRAEL OR THE US. YOU CAN NOT SHUT THE PERSIAN GULF DOWN. Once you comprehend this I think you will reassess your position/rhetoric.

    from the article: No-fly zone over Iraq set to expire, opening shortest route from Israel to Iran
    First published 03:06 06.11.11 | Last updated 03:06 06.11.11
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