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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I don't like the idea of Iran's terrorist government having weapons of any kind.

    Iran is run by terrorists.

    You have yet to show what international treaty or law they are violating.

    Are you saying that the U.S. is the ruler of the world and can dictate what countries can do? That sounds like Fascism to me.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You have yet to show what international treaty or law they are violating.

    Are you saying that the U.S. is the ruler of the world and can dictate what countries can do? That sounds like Fascism to me.
    I never said anything of the sort.

    I just said I do not like Iran's terrorist government having anything more dangerous than a sling shot.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I never said anything of the sort.

    I just said I do not like Iran's terrorist government having anything more dangerous than a sling shot.
    Ok sorry on my part, I thought you were saying they were violating some sort of legal agreement.

    I have no problem with what you are saying they shouldn't out of opinion, I happen to agree with it.

    I thought you were saying they were violating law for it.

    I agree they shouldn't be doing it.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    I don't like the idea of Iran's terrorist government having weapons of any kind.

    Iran is run by terrorists.
    Thats your opinion, fine. However, you made a false claim as to the capabilities of this weapon, and I called you on it. You then claimed another poster had no knowledge of military hardware, which is rather hypocritical.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Thats your opinion, fine. However, you made a false claim as to the capabilities of this weapon, and I called you on it. You then claimed another poster had no knowledge of military hardware, which is rather hypocritical.
    An Amerian-made Tomahawk missle is essentially the same --- a ship lauched missile. The Tomahawk can be configured to carry a nuclear payload.

    As I am sure this missle can be as well.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    An Amerian-made Tomahawk missle is essentially the same --- a ship lauched missile. The Tomahawk can be configured to carry a nuclear payload.

    As I am sure this missle can be as well.
    This is completely different from a tomahawk. The tomahawk is a ship-launched cruise missile with a range of 2500 km used against stationary land targets. This is air launched anti-shipping missile with a range of 110km. It has a completely different launch platform and is much smaller. It is not suitable as a delivery mechanism for nuclear weapons.

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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. They probably just make some tweaks to a missile they had and used this event as PR stunt. Iran's government over the past couple years has become nothing more then an attention whore.

    In terms of geopolitical ramifications, it changes nothing and thus should warrant a similar reaction.
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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    It proves Iran has a viable delivery system for nuclear ordinance.
    Which they've had for at least 20 years. Iran has had access to the Sunburn missile for a very long time. Furthermore, you don't need a missile for delivery. You need a U-haul.
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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.
    That's not enturely true. We have missiles that do this. So do/did the Russians.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Not really. They probably just make some tweaks to a missile they had and used this event as PR stunt. Iran's government over the past couple years has become nothing more then an attention whore.

    In terms of geopolitical ramifications, it changes nothing and thus should warrant a similar reaction.
    I hope they don't stupidly do what Saddam Hussein did, and cleverly fake having WMDs when he hadn't done diddly in over ten years. The moron might still be alive and in power if he hadn't faked it to the very end.
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