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Europe could face hundreds of missiles in Iran attack, U.S. Defence Secretary warns

Posted by seumasach on June 19, 2010

A desperate attempt to tie Europe to Washington: the reality is that Israel is much more of a threat to Europe. Apparently, their missiles are already targeting Europe. Perhaps Russia’s proposed joint security arrangement with Europe is the answer.

Daily Mail

18th June, 2010

Iran could shower Europe with ‘scores or even hundreds’ of missiles in a single attack, America’s defence secretary warned today.

Robert Gates said U.S. intelligence units have reported a growing threat in Iran’s ballistic missile capability.

Today, Mr Gates said: ‘One of the elements of the intelligence that contributed to the decision on the phased adaptive array (approach) was the realisation that if Iran were actually to launch a missile attack on Europe, it wouldn’t be just one or two missiles, or a handful.

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

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