April 26, 2006
Game Over--Hasn't The World Had Enough?
[Originally reported on April 04, 2006]
Missile: a warning to the West
TEHRAN: Iran has tested a high-speed underwater missile in a show of force that upped the ante in the international showdown over its nuclear ambitions.
It was the second provocative test in three days in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Iran claimed its new torpedo, dubbed the "whale" or "hoot," can travel at 360km/h, evade radar and destroy large ships and submarines.
"It has a very powerful warhead designed to hit big submarines," Iranian General Ali Fadavi said. "Even if enemy warship sensors identify the missile, no warship can escape from this missile because of its high speed."
Iran released a video of the missile a day after successfully testing a radar-ducking missile that carries multiple warheads and can easily reach Israel.
The military display comes a week after Iran refused a UN demand that it cease enriching uranium, a key step in building a nuclear bomb.
Iran's actions raised new alarm in the US after a news report claiming Iran would respond to any pre-emptive strike with global attacks on Americans by terror squads.
"I think we have to recognise that this Iranian issue does represent a real threat to the United States," Senator Chuck Hagel said.
Senator Evan Bayh warned Iran would also retaliate against an attack by cutting the oil flow from the Persian Gulf.
"There are all sorts of practical and adverse consequences to using military force," he said.
"But the consequences of a nuclear-armed Iran, the foremost sponsor of terrorism in the world, are just as, if not more, grave."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said: "The President doesn't take his options off the table. We are committed to a diplomatic course because we very much believe that a diplomatic course can work."
Source: The Daily Telegraph
One Fed-Up American's Idea--
1. Give the people 48 hours to leave the country completely; the world has all satellites available watching their movements, except the satellites watching our enemies.
2. When the world has verified it is clear we bomb the *#@! out of it, bye bye, no more bombs.
3. Hasn't the world had enough of these nuts?
4. Be honest, these terrorists/extremists, whatever,..........they are not normal