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    Anyone care about Iranian missile testing?

    I mean, I know we should really be paying attention to the tyranny of conservative talk radio and how the government is listening to our most intimate phone calls "the time is... 3:33 pm, temperature 95".


    Seriously, no thread on this topic?

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    Well, it's been 20 minutes since you started this thread and mine is the first reply.

    So, I guess the answer is no.

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    I'm very concerned. Starting with when Israel did their prep a few weeks ago. Bad chicken.

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    McCain and Obama response

    McCain: "Ballistic missile testing coupled with Iran's continued refusal to cease its nuclear activities should unite the international community in efforts to counter Iran's dangerous ambitions."

    "Iran's missile tests also demonstrate the need for effective missile defense now and in the future, and this includes missile defense in Europe as is planned with the Czech Republic and Poland,"


    Obama: ""Now is the time to work with our friends and allies, and to pursue direct and [B]aggressive diplomacy[/B] with the Iranian regime backed by tougher unilateral and multilateral sanctions."

    " ... These missile tests demonstrate once again that we need to change our policy to deal aggressively with the threat posed by the Iranian regime. ... Iran now poses the greatest strategic challenge to the United States in the region in a generation."



    Aggressive displomacy? He is quite crafty with his choice of words.

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    [QUOTE=SanAntonio_JetFan;2622440]McCain: "Ballistic missile testing coupled with Iran's continued refusal to cease its nuclear activities should unite the international community in efforts to counter Iran's dangerous ambitions."

    "Iran's missile tests also demonstrate the need for effective missile defense now and in the future, and this includes missile defense in Europe as is planned with the Czech Republic and Poland,"


    Obama: ""Now is the time to work with our friends and allies, and to pursue direct and [B]aggressive diplomacy[/B] with the Iranian regime backed by tougher unilateral and multilateral sanctions."

    " ... These missile tests demonstrate once again that we need to change our policy to deal aggressively with the threat posed by the Iranian regime. ... Iran now poses the greatest strategic challenge to the United States in the region in a generation."



    Aggressive displomacy? He is quite crafty with his choice of words.[/QUOTE]
    Reminds me of Demi Moore's character in "A Few Good Men" when she "strenuously objects".

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    I guess no one needs to be concerned - the Iranians opened up MS Paint for ther missle tests! LOL


    [url]http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/07/10/missile.iran/index.html[/url]

    (CNN) -- Iran launched only one missile on Thursday, not a new full round of tests, a senior U.S. military source told CNN, citing the latest U.S. intelligence assessments.


    Seven short- to medium-range missiles were fired on Wednesday, the U.S. believes.

    Iranian media reported that Tehran fired a series of missiles on Thursday in a second day of long-range missile testing, but the U.S. military official said American radar and satellite data do not back the claim. It is possible that Iran tested short-range missiles on Thursday, the source added.

    The United States believes that Iran did fire seven missiles -- including one long-range Shahab-3 -- on Wednesday, as it claimed. But the source said one missile failed to launch and the Iranians fired it the following day, U.S. intelligence suggests.

    [B]An Iranian news agency photo that shows four missiles fired simultaneously, apparently on Wednesday, seems to have been digitally altered to show one missile in the air that was not actually launched, according to the official.[/B]

    Iran's Press TV and Fars news agency reported Thursday that Tehran had conducted a second day of missile tests, citing Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Fars said the launches, near the Persian Gulf, were a continuation of the testing that began Wednesday. It said the missiles hit their targets successfully.

    [B]The U.S. official, who has access to U.S. intelligence, says one version of a news agency photo appears to show one of the smaller missiles -- an older SA-2 that either failed to launch or was not fired for some other reason -- still on its launcher as three other missiles streak into the Iranian sky.

    But in another version of the picture released by the official Iranian news agency, the launcher is obscured by a fourth missile and a cloud of dust, which appears to be a digital composite of two other missiles in the picture.

    The tests -- or Tehran's effort to convince the world it was testing -- represent Iran's response to what it perceives as threats from the United States and Israel. They also dramatize the ongoing saber-rattling between Israel and Iran.[/B]

    "If Washington and Tel Aviv are foolish enough to even consider attacking Iran, our initial response would be to target Israel and set U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf ablaze," Ali Shirazi, an aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tuesday.

    Speaking just before the latest reports of more tests, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that the United States was determined to prevent Iran from threatening its interests or those of its allies. Watch Rice comment on Iranian missiles

    She said the United States has been working with allies to "make certain that they are capable of defending themselves" against any threat from Iran.

    "We take very strongly our obligation to help our allies defend themselves and no one should be confused about that," Rice said during a trip to the Republic of Georgia.

    She said a missile defense shield the United States hopes to create in Eastern Europe would be another way to head off any threat from Iran.

    Israel Thursday repeated the statement it made after Wednesday's reports of missile testing.

    "Israel seeks neither conflict nor hostilities with Iran, but the Iranian nuclear program and the Iranian ballistic missile program must be of concern for the entire International community."

    For its part, Israel said, it is planning to display an advanced aircraft that is capable of spying on Iran. The country's Army Radio told CNN on Thursday that the craft -- the Eitam airplane -- is a "practical answer" to recent Iranian "threats."

    Iran's maneuvers this week in the Persian Gulf region come amid international tensions over Iran's nuclear aspirations, and follow an Israeli military exercise last month that was thought to be a message to Iran.


    World powers, which have long suspected that Iran is intent on building nuclear weapons, have offered economic and other incentives to the Iranian government in exchange for the suspension of its enrichment program.

    Iran, which says its nuclear program is strictly to produce energy, defends its right to proceed with enrichment."

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