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IRAN BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF MISSILE BASE WHICH THEY BETTER GET DONE FAST
August 22 2012
Tehran, Iran – Amidst all the drama, threats, and posturing revolving around the Iranian nuclear program and the opposition to it, the country at the centre, Iran, has repeatedly said that they are well prepared for any strike by any country at any time. For the most part those comments have been dismissed as little more than chest pumping but Iran has continued with that line, insisting they are ready.
Now it appears they may have been telling the truth and are working to improve their already existing facilities by adding a new, $300 million anti-aircraft base capable of housing 7 battalions in the south of the country.
That base, many believe, will be placed near a uranium enrichment plant to defend it against any strikes, whether from Israel or the United States, that may be coming their way. However it’s not clear how long the construction will take and given that Israel has apparently already drawn up plans for an attack that could come literally at any moment, they better work very, very hard to get things put together before Israeli missiles blow the crap out of the place.
“This base will be the largest of its kind in Iran and will also include one of the most important military training centers in the country,” said Mohammad Hosseini, Deputy Commander of the Air Force. “All Iranian air defense units and systems are fully prepared to repel possible enemy air raids.”
Earlier in the week Iran also announced a new version of their surface-to-surface ballistic missile which will be useful should they want to blow up crashed Israeli jet fighters.
Those missiles could also be used against naval craft and, at least according to Iran, are 100 percent accurate.
“If this bas gets built it would certainly be an obstacle for Israel in their efforts to blow up everything that could possibly be at threat. Luckily big bases like this take a long time to build and, well, they announced it to the world so that will just prompt Israel to push up their plans and bomb the place before it gets done. Pretty simple really,” said Scrape TV International Conflict analyst Mario Martinez. “Their first mistake was not already having this thing in place but their second mistake, and perhaps the bigger of the two, was announcing it to the world as though, I don’t know, as though it would care everyone off instead of just inspiring them. Israel I’m sure only sees it as a dare.”
Iran gave no schedule for completion and it’s believed Israel has already started assassinating contractors and construction workers.
“Who knows in the big picture if this really matters at all. I mean given Israel’s lack of seeming will power to actually do anything of substance you do have to question whether or not this base has any real value. I mean they will spend the money on the base so that’s good, it means less money for uranium, but it probably won’t amount to much in the end,” continued Martinez. “I also question what kind of base they can really get for that amount of money. It seems like and advanced military base would cost a lot more than $300 million but then this is by Iranian standards which, frankly, are not particularly high. That should make it easy to blow them to kingdom come if it ever actually comes to that.”
It’s not clear if it will ever come to that, like ever.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent