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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I missed the link on this new Iranian missile, where did you place that?
    In the link. The range is actually inferior to some of the Silkworm models that Iran is believed to be capable of building as well as the Sunburn anti-ship missile. Some models of the Silkworms and Sunburn have ranges over 110km. Even if it's a sea skimmer, which would be an improvement over the Silkworm, it would still be inferior to the Sunburn. Remember that the Sunburn is considered to be one of the best anti-ship missiles in existence. And Iran has been rumored to have access to them for decades.

    But given the dimensions of the area in conflict, you really don't need a long range weapon. Like I posted earlier, if Iran wanted to close the straight of Hormuz, some TNT and a few rusty tankers would be easily sufficient. Heck, a diving squad with underwater drills could do it. Forget the explosives.
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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    I see, so they are stupid for developing this, which they should have known themselves.
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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I see, so they are stupid for developing this, which they should have known themselves.
    Not really, any improved, close range missile would be a good thing for them. But it may not be the "DOOMSDAY" weapon that many conservatives want to exploit as the next reason to invade another country like they did with Iraq.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Just a missile? Wow, you almost had me scared for a moment.
    It proves Iran has a viable delivery system for nuclear ordinance.

    Iran needs to be disarmed immediately.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Not really, any improved, close range missile would be a good thing for them. But it may not be the "DOOMSDAY" weapon that many conservatives want to exploit as the next reason to invade another country like they did with Iraq.
    Clearly, you know nothing about military hardware.

    It's a delivery vehicle. This is something Iran doesn't need access to.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Clearly, you know nothing about military hardware.

    It's a delivery vehicle. This is something Iran doesn't need access to.
    Sorry but can you show me what international crime they are committing OR what international treaty they are violating by launching such a missile?

    Or do you think the U.S. owns the world and gets to decide these things by itself?

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    It proves Iran has a viable delivery system for nuclear ordinance.
    No its not. Its an anti-shipping missile fired from an airplane. The article gave no specs on the missile, but anti-shipping air to surface missiles are useless for delivering nuclear weapons. They have to skim the sea, they fly at slow speeds, have a very short range and a small payload. You would be better off putting a bomb on the aircraft itself than trying to use this missile.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    In related news, Iran's Propaganda News Ministry just released a photo of that test:

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    We're f***ed


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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    No its not. Its an anti-shipping missile fired from an airplane. The article gave no specs on the missile, but anti-shipping air to surface missiles are useless for delivering nuclear weapons. They have to skim the sea, they fly at slow speeds, have a very short range and a small payload. You would be better off putting a bomb on the aircraft itself than trying to use this missile.
    I don't like the idea of Iran's terrorist government having weapons of any kind.

    Iran is run by terrorists.

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