TEHRAN, Iran — "The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned that Tehran would respond to an attack against it by barraging Israel with missiles and controlling a key oil passageway in the Persian Gulf, said a newspaper report published Saturday.
The report in the conservative Jam-e-Jam newspaper comes after the disclosure of a recent Israeli military exercise over the Mediterranean Sea that was seen as sending a message to Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions.
Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari said there were strong deterrents against striking Iran, including the country's missile power, the vulnerability of Israeli and U.S. forces in the region and the low probability of a successful attack.
Iran has spread its nuclear facilities across the country and has built key portions underground to protect it from airstrikes.
But Jafari warned that if attacked, Iran would strike back, including choking off the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a narrow outlet for oil tankers leaving the Persian Gulf."
Remember now, this is the same country that couldn't defeat Iraq, whose military we defeated twice in a matter of days.
Telling the Israelis. who share our hardware and not the gussied up 1970 Russian metal, to beware.
Tell you one thing, If I know the Israeli Generals they're salivating for an excuse to kick some serious Iranian ass. Those 100+ aircraft weren't practicing just to take out the nuke capability.