Monday, September 24, 2007

Iran Monitoring U.S. Troop Movements?

Not that using satellite technology is anything new in warfare, but it's curious that they're making note of it while their carnival act of a "president" is traipsing around New York.

Iran watching U.S. troops, says in missile range
TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.S. troop movements are being monitored by Iran using satellites and other technology and would be in range of Iranian missiles if an attack was launched, a top Iranian military official said.

In remarks published by Iranian newspapers on Monday, Yahya Rahim Safavi, an advisor to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also said he did not expect any U.S. attack because America was too bogged down in Iraq.
Bogged down, according to them. Though if the time comes to take out the Iranian nuclear sites, we won't be using ground forces currently stationed in Iraq.
Speculation about a U.S. attack has been spurred on by comments by French officials who have said an extra diplomatic push was needed to avoid the possibility of a war with Iran.

"Iran has now a strong intelligence system and missiles. We are closely watching the foreigners' moves in neighboring countries by highly advanced satellite technology and advanced radars. If they enter our airspace or our territorial waters, they will get a fair response," Rahim Safavi said.

"It seems very unlikely that foreign troops in the region could start another attack because they have been busy with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and they should focus on that," he added in comments carried by Iran Daily.
Sounds more like they're trying to discourage an attack by using such bluster.

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