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Crimson1st
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re: Iran fires on US drone

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PS - The chances that an Iranian Air Force jet is used to transport a nuclear weapon into the US are less than nil.


I agree however I am referring primarily to a dirty bomb that could be smuggled sans aircraft.


Summer of George
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re: Iran fires on US drone
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How in the Hell are you going to need ANY airpower to sneak a dirty bomb into the USA once you have the raw material?


This.


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Count Chocula
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Nothing else, just a few drones.
Truth be known, had that drone been armed with air to air such as AIM/Sidewinder, both those SU25's would be toast.
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WildTchoupitoulas
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And I'm digging the payload. What do they have that baby armed with? Is that a spare gas tank.

Dude, you can't escape all the way Russia without a drop tank.


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Phil A Sheo
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re: Iran fires on US drone
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Truth be known, had that drone been armed with air to air such as AIM/Sidewinder, both those SU25's would be toast.


That would have made for a interesting highlight real


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Blue Velvet
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re: Iran fires on US drone
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Someone with an education
Apparently not
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but we could have helped their "freedom fighters" out a couple of years ago however Obama chose not to help
Did you learn anything from Osama Bin Laden and Ronald Reagan?


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Siderophore
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These third worlders are the people the GOP claims are so powerful that we must put sanctions on, halt their technology, kill their scientists, and therefore demand we must prevent any cuts to defense spending.


Are you forgetting that nuclear weapons are basically 40s technology?


BTHog
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re: Iran fires on US drone
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Are you forgetting that nuclear weapons are basically 40s technology?


no they aren't .

40s era weapons were atomic, not nuclear.

That aside, look at the miniaturization and shielding techniques that have been developed in the last 30 years alone. In the height of the cold war era a suitcase nuke being sneaked into the US was the stuff of spy novels. Today is a real possibility.



Siderophore
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40s era weapons were atomic, not nuclear.


Incorrect.

Atomic weapons are not fission weapons where nuclear are fusion weapons.

Nuclear weapons cover both fusion and fission weapons.

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In the height of the cold war era a suitcase nuke being sneaked into the US was the stuff of spy novels. Today is a real possibility.


That depends on what you mean by that.

"suitcase nuke" was shop talk for an ultra portable, not nesscessarily literally a nuke in a suitcase.

That is 80s tech.

The point is that nuclear weapons aren't exactly bleeding edge tech. And they aren't trying to make them with technology from those eras either.


lsutothetop
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re: Iran fires on US drone
Yeah and I guess Pakistan's just an anomaly - you know, the country that's had nukes for years and hated America at the same time but somehow has just magically not figured out how to get nuclear weapons into the US.


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Count Chocula
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Atomic weapons are not fission weapons where nuclear are fusion weapons.
Either way, the both make a loud BOOM


Kickadawgitfeelsgood
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re: Iran fires on US drone
Anything like the knuckleheads on hotels in Baghdad shooting at fighters already over water miles away?


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bhtigerfan
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re: Iran fires on US drone
How would you like to be one of those Su-25 pilots going up against our F-18s, F-16s, and F-15s?

Su-25s with poorly trained pilots, against the best fighter jets in the world, flown by the the most highly trained pilots, with the best tactics.

I think the odds are slightly in our favor.


hawkster
Member since Aug 2010
5082 posts

re: Iran fires on US drone
You people shouldn't be joking. A hero of the American majority is shaking in fear at this news.

Image: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/first-family/masthead_image/39jc_header_sm.jpg?1250886567


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Count Chocula
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How would you like to be one of those Su-25 pilots going up against our F-18s, F-16s, and F-15s?
Not to mention the F22 and soon to be F35. Hell, even that drone could have shot down those '25s.


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Wolfhound45
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Must have been that damn YouTube video poking fun at Mohammed.


Exactly. Spontaneous.


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