Iran Tests Missile

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  1. Enoch

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    Iran is not Iraq. I hope the Bush administration, the Blair administration, and the Israeli government have learned the difference. Attacking Iran would not be a "cakewalk" in any sense of the word.
     
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    Lots of saber rattling... Just like saddam...

    But, I don't think we will allow ourselves to be suckered in again, this time...

    If they manage to get a warhead past Phalanx and actually hit one of our ships...

    Or, an Israeli ship...

    We will attempt to hold off the retalitory strike from Israel... Might not be able to depending upon the strength of the attack...

    But, we have enough conventional sub-launched cruise missiles to *never* have to set foot on Iranian soil...

    A few high altitude B-52 carpet strikes or FAE drops would permanently cripple Teherans Insanity...

    I think if they are stupid enough to even try...

    Politcal fallout or not, we should forget the civilians and take the kid gloves off and let 'em have it...

    Never having set foot on the ground...

    People didn't like the pre-emption in Iraq...

    So, in one large warship hit with a tactical nuke we could lose what we lost on 9-11 and what we've lost, to date, in Iraq... (Aircraft Carriers are a likely target.)

    But, that's ok... Because American's are Imperilistic Illegitimate Children of Female Dogs and Deserve to die so *real* freedom can exist.

    I'd rather talk softly and carry a big stick...

    Unfortunately, if you just swagger with the stick hung at your side while bullies taunt and snub their noses at you...

    Sooner or later they lose all respect for the big stick and try something *really* stupid...

    But, that's OK...

    Remember America **IS** the bad guys!

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    Just saw a Video where they showed video from the test...

    Here's the deal...

    This is supposed to be an UNDERWATER Missile capable of reaching sustained speeds of 200 mph...

    If true this is a serious threat to our ships...

    Phalanx is an airborbne anti-missile system...

    I am not sure what it would take to intercept multiple launches of such a system...

    But, if true it is a serious threat to *every* civilian and military vessel in the area...

    Mike Sr.

    200 mph guided and underwater? Unfathomable! Incredible! Boy, would I love to see the actual vehicle and test data!
     
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    I imagine that our military already has a defense for this in the works and will have it deployed by the time the Iranians make this operational, if it is not already deployed.
     
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    I don't know Ken...

    I Hope So...

    But,

    Nothing I have *ever* heard of even comes close to it...

    Not even in pipe dreams, or nightmares...

    The only 'good' thing is that it leaves a very noticeable trail behind...

    Possibly some kind of anti-torpedo...

    If it could be launched in time...

    Of course, I'll bet it's got quite an accoustic signature, too...

    I pray it's something our people have already known about and have had counter-measures under development for...

    It not something I'd want to face as a squadron commander. That's for sure.

    Mike Sr.
     
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    Iran Says It Can Handle Any Invasion

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    What the US should or should not do in Iran will probably become a mute point as long as we and UN sanctions take. I dont see how Israel can wait much longer.
     
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    The infidels don't stand a chance.
     
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    Yes, Teheran can handle any invasion...

    Who says we'd invade?

    We don't *have* to invade to reduce them back to a New Testament technology level...

    That is if Israel doen't beat us to the punch...
     
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    It is absolutely foolish and naive to assume that the U.S. can counter this threat. A high-speed torpedo is a serious threat to American vessels. By assuming we have counter-measures available, though, Ken gets to keep his head stuck in the "Iran is not a threat" sand. American lives on ships in the Gulf is a high price to pay, though. I've gone through the Straits aboard ship with Iran's Chinese Silkworm missiles. If they come at you fast and close there's not much available in the way of counter-measures.
     
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    Beg Pardon...

    But, I didn't see Ken as presenting his *hope* of a counter measure in that light, at all...

    As I alluded to, even the best of countermeasures takes time to detect a threat as a valid threat and then respond...

    A human crew could never respond quickly enough to counter this particular type of threat...

    Depending upon range and readiness state it would be difficult for the best of our automated systems to do so either...
     
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    Iran tests "top secret" missile

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