Asia Times Online: US military's robotic shuttle spooks Iran
With the recent launching of the mysterious X-37B craft, It seems pretty reasonable that Iran is spooked. When the US and Israel are trying to whip
up the world into sanctioning, and possibly attacking Iran, I would be scared too if this thing went up into orbit.
Searching for X-37B on ATS
gives a couple recent hits, I recommend checking them out.
Some interesting bits of the Asia Times article:
"Regardless of its original intent, the most obvious and formidable is in service as a space fighter - a remotely piloted craft capable of
disabling multiple satellites in orbit on a single mission and staying on orbit for months to engage newly orbited platforms," said Everett Dolman,
professor at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at the Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.
This information might help explain Iran's worries about the project. The Islamic Republic's space program is already fairly advanced, and the
country has two satellites in orbit: Sinah-1, launched by Russia in 2005, and Omid, launched by a domestically-built rocket last year. Several other
satellites and space missions are in the works.
A very informative article, suitable to the ATS crowd looking to Deny Ignorance.
Although, the author of the article really does think Iran is trying to make nuke bombs, I tend to disagree - especially since Ahmadinejad went to the
UN to make his point yet again that they are warmongering superpowers with double standards:
RT: President Ahmadinejad lashes out at nuclear powers during UN
There is a video of his speech at the RT link.
Should Iran be spooked? What is the conspiracy behind the X-37B?