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Iran missile test 'provocative'

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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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Iran missile test 'provocative'


news.bbc.co.uk

The US and Israel have condemned Iran after it test-fired a long range missile capable of reaching Israel.

Iran state media said nine missiles were tested in total, including a new Shahab-3, with a range of 2,000km (1,240 miles).

Iran has tested the missile before, but the latest launch comes amid rising tensions with the US and Israel over the country's nuclear programme.

US Under-secretary of State William Burns said the test was "provocative".

He told a Congressional hearing: "We view force as an option that is on the table but a last resort.
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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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Is this the beginning of the end?

We all know not to trust the BBC, with the whole airing of the WTC7 before it collapsed.......

Wouldn't a missle test be kept secret?

Does the video footage show a staged launch?

Would the excuse this time be the protection of Israel?

All this is far too convenient....Anyone that wants to attack Iran would have a reason now.....

I have an overwhelming feeling that this right here is the beginning of a war with IRAN!

Hold on to your hats people!



news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:10 PM
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Scare tactics much?



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:13 PM
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Isn't it amusing that the US/Israel call these tests provocative, yet they don't seem to mind conducting their own war games off the coast of Iran or having dry runs for bombing Iranian reactors?

Talk about hypocrisy!



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by IMAdamnALIEN

We all know not to trust the BBC, with the whole airing of the WTC7 before it collapsed.......


What?

If you bothered to look into this, you'd find it was Reuters fault for sending out the info that WTC7 had collapsed when it didn't. every news outlet in the world ran the story, then pulled it when they realised it hadn't.

The reporter was cut off in mid broadcast because a mechanical timer on the satellite feed system ran out, ending the broadcast early.

If you want to blame anyone or look for a conspiracy, blame Reuters!

Anyhoo, back to the topic...

No it wasn't staged. They tested their rockets. And no, missile tests are rarely secret these days.



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:18 PM
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Your absolutely right about that!

I was thinking the same thing.

If this were real.......I would probably have to say "Iran NUCLEAR MISSILE TESTS ARE INCREDIBLY FRIGHTENING: IS THIS ARMAGEDDON?

Seriously who do they think they are kidding?

Oh that's right, us



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:20 PM
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Anyone sense a "Buzz Word" here?

Iran must avoid 'provocative' nuclear talk: Khamaenei aide
news.yahoo.com...

President Calls Action of Iranian Boats 'Provocative'
www.washingtonpost.com...

U.S. Warns Iran Against 'Provocative Actions' Following Incident in Strait of Hormuz
www.foxnews.com...

US unveils Iran 'provocation' video
english.aljazeera.net...

Iran should avoid provocative actions: White House | U.S. | Reuters
www.reuters.com...

Iranian official: 'Provocative' speeches harm nuclear cause ...
www.haaretz.com...

I knew you could!


[edit on 9-7-2008 by KMFNWO]



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:21 PM
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nice picture of the range of the shahab-3 ; now can you tell me which is europe again



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the information!


I still will never trust the BBC....

Anywho...

So they dont keep missile tests secret?

Its more like "Whos got a bigger _ _ _ _ !" Am I right?



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:23 PM
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Yeah I find it extremely amusing, I could just imagine Iran/Russia performing war games off of the California coast and or Virginia Coast. The US would be doing far more than testing missiles.

-Kdial



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by stumason
Isn't it amusing that the US/Israel call these tests provocative,
Talk about hypocrisy!


TOTALLY.. Couldn't agree more..

I'm sure if positions were reversed and a large Iranian fleet was on maneuvers around th US coast..
..America would just go about their daily business unperturbed..


How is their testing of equipment any different to ours..or the U.S?

I'm pretty sure if someone was standing in front of me practicing punches to my face I'd start doing exactly the same back..Especially considering past 'accuracy'.

Hell Kdail..


Note to self.. must type faster.


[edit on 9-7-2008 by AGENT_T]



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:28 PM
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for those who actually want to know - the countries within that map picture are:

kazakstan, russia, ukraine , molodva,romania, bulgaria and some greek islands *maybe crete*

thats the top right to left and closest to `Europe` can list the rest if you want



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:31 PM
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Thanks for that......Its been a while since high school history.

I did get a 98 on my map of the world exam.

I forgot everything I learned though


[edit on 9-7-2008 by IMAdamnALIEN]



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 12:41 PM
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I take all MSM with a pinch of salt, but the BBC is one of the better outlets. They try to remain balanced in their views and to be honest, when it comes to ME affairs, they are probably the best MSM outlet if you want to know whats going on.



posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 01:14 PM
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Iran doesn't need to launch any missiles to hurt the US. All they need to do is talk about it and oil prices spike which is like kicking the USA in the nads without having to get your foot dirty. And you can't blame the Iranians for this. The whole hysteria was whipped-up by GWB & Company. My hunch is they (Bush et al) are using the whole Iranian 'situation' to drive up oil prices so that the inner circle can continue to reap the huge profits.



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