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Russian cruise missiles intended for targets in Syria hit Iran instead

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posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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Four cruise missiles launched from a Russian warship aimed at Syria missed their targets and crashed in Iran Thursday, a senior defense official told Fox News.

The “Kalibr” cruise missiles were fired for the first time in combat from warships in the Caspian Sea, the official said

Guess it was only a matter of time before someone messed up. Not that hitting Iran is a real bad thing IMO.

www.foxnews.com...




posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 12:42 PM
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Trying to find sources with more details now.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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I wonder how easy it is to hack a cruise missile and change their directions?
The way I understand it, everything is hackable.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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if this is true, missing an entire country, does bode well for the targeting accuracy of those missiles.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: imitator
I wonder how easy it is to hack a cruise missile and change their directions?
The way I understand it, everything is hackable.


That's why Lord Cheney bought a real heart
his Doc told him someone could hack his artificial one.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: UnderKingsPeak

That was a good episode of Homeland too



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:02 PM
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. No word of casualties or damage either so they hit some barren waste. Strange they missed by the margin reported but maby they didn't miss at all who knows. Is it confirmed the missiles that "missed" came from the Russian barrage?


a reply to: GuidedKill



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
if this is true, missing an entire country, does bode well for the targeting accuracy of those missiles.


No kidding...it was this same Vodka soaked military that shot down a passenger airliner in Ukraine.

Don't expect the Russians to own up to anything...and Iran will cover it up for the Russians too.



Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran. One official said there may be casualties, but another official said this is not yet known.

www.cnn.com...
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posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:17 PM
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Illegal Military technology transfer; The Russians probably dropped them in a shallow lake or some other easily recoverable place.

I'm sure the Iranians would love to retro-engineer a state-of-the-art Russian cruise missile to go with their new nukes.
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posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
if this is true, missing an entire country, does bode well for the targeting accuracy of those missiles.

Especially when the countries don't even share a common border!



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:36 PM
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Being widely reported now but no confirmation from Iranian sources just an un named US official.

Daily Express: twitter.com...

BBCWorld: twitter.com...
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posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Illegal Military technology transfer; The Russians probably dropped them in a shallow lake or some other easily recoverable place.

I'm sure the Iranians would love to retro-engineer a state-of-the-art Russian cruise missile to go with their new nukes.


I was thinking the same thing, but is there a weapons embargo on Iran?
I am not sure right now.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:38 PM
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Imagine if this was an American missile.. There would be f ing uproar right now.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:38 PM
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I can see a 20 mile miss being a problem with the targeting software. However this was around a 1100+ mile miss. That screams intentional... on someone's part.

Either there was a piss poor weapons officer on duty, or as others have said a hack or weapon technology transfer.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

If Russia wanted they could send all technical details through "secured Internet"

95% this was a flaw in manufacturing
5% it was a hack.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

Especially when the countries don't even share a common border!


Which makes this a very odd story.

I somehow feel I'm being double propaganda'ed.

Russia has accurate missile systems.

I'm so confused.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: kitzik
If Russia wanted they could send all technical details through "secured Internet"

95% this was a flaw in manufacturing
5% it was a hack.

Or it never happened.

Iranian university students have had no issues bypassing Iranian government censorship before. Still silent.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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Could be a Mossad operation !!




posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Illegal Military technology transfer; The Russians probably dropped them in a shallow lake or some other easily recoverable place.

I'm sure the Iranians would love to retro-engineer a state-of-the-art Russian cruise missile to go with their new nukes.


I'm not sure a crashing missile is one I'd think is a good model to put on my nukes.

It was probably an engine or fuel system failure, something ordinary.
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posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: Misterlondon
Imagine if this was an American missile.. There would be f ing uproar right now.


You mean like when the US military targeted an Iranian civilian jetliner?

As I recall, Americans gave zerophuks.



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