#1 Iran reportedly test-fires 9 missiles07-09-2008, 12:13 PM
By Alan Cowell / Wednesday, July 9, 2008
PARIS: One day after threatening to strike Israeli and U.S. interests if attacked, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were reported Wednesday to have test-fired nine missiles, including one that Tehran claims has the range to reach Israel.
State-run media, quoted by Western news agencies, said the tests near the Strait of Hormuz included long- and medium-range missiles, among them a new version of the Shahab-3, which Tehran maintains can hit targets 2,000 kilometers, or 1,250 miles, away.
The reported tests coincide with increasingly tense negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program, which Iran says is for civilian purposes but which many Western governments suspect is meant for building nuclear weapons.
At the same time, U.S. and British warships have been conducting naval maneuvers in the Gulf - apparently within range of the launch site of the missiles tested Wednesday.
Israel insisted it did not want war with Iran. "Israel has no desire for conflict or hostilities with Iran," said Mark Regev, a spokesman for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. "But the Iranian nuclear program and the Iranian ballistic missile program must be of grave concern to the entire international community."
The missile tests drew a sharp response Wednesday from the United States.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/07/09/mideast/iran.phpAt Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
07-09-2008, 12:37 PM
That was probably their entire inventory of missiles.
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07-09-2008, 03:22 PM
I'd love it if we had the balls to pop off an ICBM, nuke tipped and all to an uninhabited area of Iran and give them a new glass surfaced parking lot. You know, just to give them a sample of what the free world has to offer in the way of missile technology.
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07-09-2008, 03:52 PM
Makes me wonder what Iran’s neighbor to the North would do if this machismo scenario was followed through with, say post-Israeli airstrike?At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
07-10-2008, 02:15 PM
Check this out:
Thursday, July 10, 2008
More Strange Photos Of The Iranian Missile Tests
This photo was published yesterday, July 9, 2008, on the official Iranian Republic News Agency website announcing successful missile tests:
Here is the photo they included with their article yesterday July 9, 2008.
This photo was published in November 2006.
This is the same photo that was published in the WaPo in November 2006.
This photo was published on November 6, 2006--
This was posted in the Epoch Times on Nov. 6, 2006.
This was published on November 3, 2006.
One less missile?
This was published on November 3, 2006 on Payvand News.
This was published in March 2007:
This article was published in March 2007.
Here is another look at it.
Here's another photo taken from the same location and posted on the internet in October 2007.
Charles Johnson and The New York Times discovered yesterday that the photos from the test were photoshopped.This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
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