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Originally posted by the_sentinal
I'm no munitions expert or anything but if the blast was strong enough to shatter the glass in the near by building's then that would seem a bit stronger than just an RPG or would it?
The RShG-1 is based on the RPG-27 LAW (a more powerful evolution of the RPG-26), which fires a 105mm rocket based on the PG-7VR tandem warhead grenade (used in the RPG-7). The PG-7VR warhead, which has a punch equivalent to that of a 120mm high-explosive (HE) mortar or artillery shell, was actually developed in 1988. source
Originally posted by dgtempe
Imagine that!! An act of terrorism. I never cease to be shocked.
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
I still can't get over the fact that we actually raided an embassy of a foreign government and took hostages just like common terrorist thugs would do. Embarrassing.
Originally posted by loam
I know I've been busy, but how did I miss this one?
What is this in reference to?
former CIA Director James Woolsey reiterated his pessimism about chances for dialogue with Tehran. "I think the chance, quite frankly, of halting the Iranian regime's nuclear weapons program is about as close to zero as matters come in international relations," he said.
Woolsey asserts that the only course that may be left is to pursue a policy of regime change, a step Congress has not taken.
Did Warmonger Bush Declare "Secret War" Against Syria and Iran?
Washington intelligence, military and foreign policy circles are abuzz today with speculation that the President, yesterday or in recent days, sent a secret Executive Order to the Secretary of Defense and to the Director of the CIA to launch military operations against Syria and Iran.
The President may have started a new secret, informal war against Syria and Iran without the consent of Congress or any broad discussion with the country.
Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity and stabilizing the region in the face of extremist challenges. This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We'll interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq.
We're also taking other steps to bolster the security of Iraq and protect American interests in the Middle East. I recently ordered the deployment of an additional carrier strike group to the region. We will expand intelligence-sharing and deploy Patriot air defense systems to reassure our friends and allies. We will work with the governments of Turkey and Iraq to help them resolve problems along their border. And we will work with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating the region.
Iranian diplomats arrested by US forces
26 December 2006
The Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani, has objected to the arrest by American forces in Iraq of two Iranian diplomats. US officials say that they were seized during raids against Iranians suspected of planning attacks on Iraqi security forces.
Iran said that the diplomats taken by the US military had been invited by the Iraqi government and warned that the move would "provoke unpleasant repercussions".
ATHENS, Greece - An anti-tank shell was fired at the U.S. Embassy early Friday, striking the front of the building but causing no injuries. A senior police official said the blast was an act of terrorism, raising fears of a resurgence of far-left Greek militant groups.
"There are one or two telephone calls, from unknown callers, who claimed that the Revolutionary Struggle assumes responsibility," Polydoras said. "We cannot rule out that they were genuine."
I'm not sure how anyone could fire a rocket without anyone noticing.
Originally posted by Regenmacher
Could be a Gulf of Tonkin toilet attack too, ya never know...
I still can't get over the fact that we actually raided an embassy of a foreign government