1 to 600 would be the ratio of Israeli missiles to Iranian missiles needed to win a war between the two.
Iran says it has 600 Shihab-3 missiles aimed and primed to hit Israel if either Iran or Syria is attacked.
Earlier Monday, an Iranian Web site affiliated with the regime reported that 600 Shihab-3 missiles were pointed at targets throughout Israel and would be launched if either Iran or Syria were attacked.
“Iran will shoot 600 missiles at Israel if it is attacked,” the Iranian news Web site, Assar Iran, reported, saying such a barrage would “only be the first reaction.”
According to the report, dozens of locations throughout Iraq being used by the US Army have also been targeted. The Shihab missile has a range of 1,300 km. and can reach anywhere in Israel.
The Olmert administration seems unfazed.
Israeli officials are treating Iran’s latest claims that it has 600 Shihab-3 missiles aimed at targets throughout the country the same way it treated Teheran’s claims last month to have crossed a key nuclear threshold: by listening carefully, but not believing everything they hear.
“We don’t believe all the Iranian rhetoric. I don’t even think the average Iranian believes it,” a senior official in the Prime Minister’s Office said of the Monday claim. “We are not flippant and are watching carefully, but that doesn’t mean we believe everything they say.”
The official said that few in the world believed Iranian claims earlier this month that they had 3,000 centrifuges in place and running – a process that could produce enough enriched uranium for an atom bomb within a year.
Perhaps that’s because Israel really only needs to send one—or two at most—missiles into Iran. From that special store, the ones packed with the extra punch that Dimona gives them.
I’m just sayin’. It’s a 1-to-600 advantage, if you ask me.