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Iran launches missle into space.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by jp3975, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. jp3975

    jp3975

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    Seems pretty scary to me considering Ahmadinejad believes it's his job to kill mass amounts of people to bring about the comming of their messiah...and that it's pretty obvious he's trying to build nuclear weapons with the cover of just doing it for energy.

    I would assume if they can send a missle to space they can make it go anywhere in the world. Maybe Im wrong?



    It's from NYtimes...but it was the first thing i saw on google.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/world/middleeast/04iran.html

    PARIS — In what seemed intended as a display of technological advance, Iran said on Wednesday that it had fired a rocket into space carrying living organisms — a rat, two turtles and worms, according to the state-run Press TV.
    The test involved a rocket described as the Kavoshgar-3, which is capable of carrying satellites. Iran’s missile program has prompted worries among Western analysts that it is working on a weapons delivery system with broad regional consequences. In December, Iran said it test-fired an improved version of its most advanced missile, the Sejil-2, capable of reaching Israel and parts of Europe.
    The Wednesday launching came a day after the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, suggested that his country would support an agreement to export low-enriched nuclear fuel, a deal put forth by the United States and other Western countries that seeks to head off a crisis over Iran’s nuclear program.
    Mr. Ahmadinejad’s comments, which were reported by Press TV, appeared to contradict Iran’s rejection of the deal a few weeks ago, extending a series of ever-shifting public statements by Iran on the proposal. Diplomatic officials greeted Mr. Ahmadinejad’s remarks with skepticism.
    Earlier, officials in Washington said the Obama administration was accelerating the deployment of new defenses against possible Iranian missile attacks in the Persian Gulf, placing special ships off the Iranian coast and antimissile systems in at least four Arab countries.
    Press TV said Wednesday that the Kavoshgar, or Explorer, was the third of its type to be launched since February 2008 and was carrying an experimental capsule to transfer telemetric data, live pictures and other information to Earth. The model launched Wednesday was described as an updated version of the earlier rockets.
    State television broadcast what it said were images of the Kavoshgar-3 hurtling from a desert launching pad, leaving a thick vapor trail. Before the launching, officials were shown putting what looked like living organisms inside a capsule placed in the rocket.
    The Iranian Aerospace Organization said live video transmission from the latest launching would “enable further studies on the biological capsule” that was carrying the rat, turtles and worms, Press TV reported.
    Also on Wednesday, Iran unveiled another satellite carrier, Simorgh-3, and three new domestically built satellites.
    After months of unsuccessful diplomatic overtures, the Obama administration is seeking broad international support for sanctions against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, which Western nations say controls a covert nuclear arms program. Tehran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
    President Obama, in his State of the Union address, warned of “consequences” if Iran continued to defy United Nations demands to stop manufacturing nuclear fuel. Last Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly warned China that its opposition to sanctions against Iran was shortsighted.
     
  2. eingeist

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    Time for the US to start building better, more powerful, and smarter missiles to combat these threats.. :supergrin:

    Hopefully that will be my job someday in the near future.
     

  3. ElevatedThreat

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    If you can get a payload into orbit, you can de-orbit it at will and hit any spot underneath your ground track.

    The key for them would be to weaponize a warhead small enough and rugged enough for space use, and make a rocket that could boost that weight to orbit.

    Once in orbit, you just slow it down and de-orbit it at the right moment and drop it onto the US.

    They'd have a tough time hitting anything in particular with any great accuracy, but they could deliver a nuke SOMEWHERE onto US soil fairly easily. All they'd really need to do is hit the ground somewhere inside US borders.

    It's VERY TOUGH to intercept a payload falling on you from orbit. Poor geometry, and not very much advance warning.

    We'd be FOOLS to let the Iranians orbit a nuke....

    -ET
     
  4. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    IIRC, they've (i.e. iran) has already put a satellite into orbit before.

    Man, this whole thing stinks of the iraq propaganda before bush jr invaded.

    Bring our boys and girls home from these cia, UN, and new world order fiascos!
     
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  5. jbutenhoff

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    Wasn't akmadunanutjob saying something big would happen on February 11th???
     
  6. DJ Niner

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    No reason to even try to get it to re-enter or hit the ground; they'll just set it off in low orbit, to get the maximum EMP effect.

    I believe that's what he's been ranting about with his "end of American civilization" crap lately. He's telling us what he's going to do, in advance. If he manages to pull it off, his popularity with certain large groups of people will turn him into a virtual god, overnight. He'll brag of how, even with warning, we could not stop him.

    And he'll be right. :steamed:
     
  7. kirgi08

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    What DJ posted.'08.
     
  8. KommieforniaGlocker

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    Yes he did.........:wow:
     
  9. KommieforniaGlocker

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    Yeah but we had this guy speaking at an Ivy legue school, on our own soil, and he was paid a speaking fee for it. He was paid to come to our country tell us how horrible we are, and that we were coming to an end. Then get on his plane and fly back home and go through with his plan to destroy us...Can you blame him for mocking and laughing at us? Seriously?