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    Iran test-fires new missile - media

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    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has test-fired a new air-to-surface missile, Iranian media reported on Sunday, in the Islamic Republic's latest display of its military capability.
    The missile test was carried out despite the offer by the administration of new U.S. President Barack Obama to engage Iran in direct talks if it "unclenches its fist".
    Iran's Fars News Agency said the domestically produced missile had a range of 110 km and was designed for use by military aircraft against naval targets.
    "Now these jet fighters have acquired a new capability in confronting threats," the semi-official news agency said. Iran's Press TV initially said a long-range missile had been tested, but later also used Fars' way of describing it.
    So what is Obama going to do about this?
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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Just send Hillary over with a 'reset' button. Maybe get the translation right this time?


    In reality he isn't going to do anything. All he is doing is saving face until Israel reaches its breaking point and launches a preemptive strike. I imagine calls for talks and perhaps sanctions, which are ineffective and certaintly not a deterrent. I guess it all boils down to how much the Russian's really don't want a missle defense sheild in their backyard. Leaving the cornerstone of your foreign policy towards a hostile Islamic country about to acquire nukes in the hands of the Russians...scary stuff

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Both Israel or the U.S. could take out the entire Iranian airforce in 24 hours if it was required. This missile is only going to be of any use if Iran fights someone with less air superiority. This development changes nothing as far as the U.S. is concerned.

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post

    So what is Obama going to do about this?
    Nothing?

    You do realize this ATS weapon is really just a modification of older Chinese weapons no?

    Furthermore, it doesn't appear to be a material improvement over the sunburn anti-shipping missiles that Iran has had for decades. If Iran developed a home grown Granit type missile, that would be an entirely different ball game. But this ain't the case. Furthermore, Iran's merely using it as posturing as to why they can shutdown the strait of Hormuz. Frankly speaking, they don't need missiles. They need two of their largest barges with some charges attached to the hull and then merely to scuttle them in the narrowest part. That's pretty low tech method of screwing the world over. Hell they could even do it with a few submarines if it came down to it. It doesn't take a new fangled missile to stop the flow of oil from the Gulf. A few old rusty tankers scuttled in the middle could do the job.
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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

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    So what is Obama going to do about this?
    Probably not much. Does anybody remember how Bush responded during Photoshop Wars? I'd look to that if you want to know the specifics, but I'm guessing the Whitehouse will release a statement condemning the act and reiterating our position on Iran

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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Probably not much. Does anybody remember how Bush responded during Photoshop Wars? I'd look to that if you want to know the specifics, but I'm guessing the Whitehouse will release a statement condemning the act and reiterating our position on Iran
    "Iran needs to stop escalating with weapons tests. We as the United States hope for a peaceful resolution to the current crisis and extend our hands to the Iranian government to achieve diplomatic solutions. Now, what's for lunch?"
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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

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    So what is Obama going to do about this?
    Hopefully nothing. What exactly do you WANT him to do about this?
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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Hopefully nothing. What exactly do you WANT him to do about this?
    Well he's hoping that Obama will do what Bush didn't. Attack Iran. I mean obviously if Bush didn't do it then Obama should because preemptive strikes has been the position supported by liberals since the Iraq war. Oh wait...
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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Well he's hoping that Obama will do what Bush didn't. Attack Iran. I mean obviously if Bush didn't do it then Obama should because preemptive strikes has been the position supported by liberals since the Iraq war. Oh wait...
    You don't know what I want him to do. I just want to know what his policy is in dealing with this kind of test. These countries, Iran, Russia and North Korea are testing Obama.
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    Re: Iran test-fires new missile - media

    Just a missile? Wow, you almost had me scared for a moment.

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