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2007-01-25 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran on verge of satellite launch - report
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Posted by tipper 2007-01-25 20:02|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [420 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Should be a good time to test the anti-missile system by covertly shooting it down in the boost phase.
Posted by RWV 2007-01-25 20:11||   2007-01-25 20:11|| Front Page Top

#2 Yo China, bet you beer ya can't shoot it down!!!
Posted by 49 Pan">49 Pan  2007-01-25 20:15||   2007-01-25 20:15|| Front Page Top

#3 What was that you were just saying, Sergei?

"Sergei Ivanov, speaking during a trip to India where he co-chaired a bilateral commission on military ties, said that neither Iran nor North Korea has or will have a capability to build missiles capable of reaching Europe. "They don't and won't have intercontinental ballistic missiles," Ivanov said at a news conference."

That's what I thought you said.
Posted by xbalanke 2007-01-25 21:07||   2007-01-25 21:07|| Front Page Top

#4 Shoot it down.
Posted by Danking70 2007-01-25 21:07||   2007-01-25 21:07|| Front Page Top

#5 Aegis with the ABM software in the area?

Posted by 3dc 2007-01-25 21:17||   2007-01-25 21:17|| Front Page Top

#6 Shoot it! Shoot it!

Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-01-25 21:22||   2007-01-25 21:22|| Front Page Top

#7 Believe it when I see it.
Posted by Chuck Simmins">Chuck Simmins  2007-01-25 22:17||]">[]  2007-01-25 22:17|| Front Page Top

#8 I agree that this missile must fail. But the big question is *how* it should fail. If it just blows up on the pad, or harmlessly during its boost phase, then Iran will just be out a missile.

However, if it is to suddenly veer off course, and crash into a major city, with a surprising amount of destruction and loss of life for such a missile, might reflect poorly on the Iranian government.
Posted by Anonymoose 2007-01-25 22:22||   2007-01-25 22:22|| Front Page Top

#9 Why moose? They (and our own MSM here) will just blame the evil Bush and Cheeney -- and the Democrats will be rooting them on!.
Posted by CrazyFool 2007-01-25 22:34||   2007-01-25 22:34|| Front Page Top

#10 There are times when you care what the peanut gallery are saying, and times when you must disregard them and deal with realpolitik and, in this case, brinkmanship.

Of course we would like it if there is no obvious link to us, and while lots of Americans would enjoy the possibility that the US made that missile do what we wanted, there would be no tangible proof.

By causing a disaster in Iran, it would cast their entire missile program into doubt, it would question the capability of their technology, and their government would be bitterly criticized for killing Iranians.

All of these things could be played to our strategic advantage. Who cares what the MSM and the democrats think? They are clueless, and would criticize under any circumstance, with reason or without.
Posted by Anonymoose 2007-01-25 23:26||   2007-01-25 23:26|| Front Page Top

#11 Nice satellite ya got there, Almondine. Be a shame if sumpthin' happened to it.
Posted by SteveS 2007-01-25 23:40||   2007-01-25 23:40|| Front Page Top

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