Thursday, June 17, 2010


Europe Could Face Hundreds Of Iranian Missiles - Gates
June 17, 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence showing Iran likely would have the capability to attack Europe with "scores or even hundreds" of missiles factored into the Obama administration's decision to overhaul missile defenses, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday.

(Alan note: Obama dismantled the Missile Defense shield planned for location in Eastern Europe to prevent the above threat at Russia's request and got NOTHING in return EXCEPT opening Europe to destruction by his pals in Iran!

And possibly by nuclear weapons he has allowed them to produce. One bomb for now but so many more in their pipeline.

Almost everything treacherous Jimmy Carter did favored the Soviets.

Virtually everything Obama has done has favored his Islamic and Communist backers, many of whom are enemies of America or favor them!)

Citing the growing Iranian missile threat, the United States announced plans last September to integrate sea- and land-based missile defenses in and around its NATO allies in Europe, referred to as the "phased adaptive approach."

"One of the elements of the intelligence that contributed to the decision on the phased adaptive array (approach) was the realization that if Iran were actually to launch a missile attack on Europe, it wouldn't be just one or two missiles, or a handful," Gates said at a congressional hearing.

"It would more likely be a salvo kind of attack, where you would be dealing potentially with scores or even hundreds of missiles."

Gates voiced confidence that upgraded missile interceptors in development "would give us the ability to protect our troops, our bases, our facilities and our allies in Europe."

Gates said having those interceptor systems in place by around 2020 was critical not only because of the missile threat from Iran and North Korea, but because "I think by 2020 we may well see it from other states, especially if we're unsuccessful in stopping Iran from building nuclear weapons."

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