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Iranian Alert - April 1, 2006 - Iran tests new stealth missile
Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.1.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 04/01/2006 8:28:29 PM PST by DoctorZIn

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Iran tests new stealth missile.

  • Times Online reported that Iran today test-fired a new missile with the ability to avoid radar and hit several targets simultaneously.
  • Islamic Republic News Agency during a joint Iranian maritime war-game in the Persian Gulf, reported that: "One unit of Shahab 2 missile is to be launched to resemble peace and friendship among littoral states of the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman."
  • Dow Jones Newswires reported that the U.S. State Department said Iran's successful test of a nuclear-capable missile demonstrates Iran's "very active and aggressive military program" that is worrisome to the world.
  • The Washington Post reported that Iran's armed forces on Friday successfully test fired a domestically produced missile which can evade radar, adding: "This technology is completely new, without copying any other missile systems that may exist in other countries."


The Iranian earthquake, the response.

  • Yahoo News reported that President Bush offered assistance Friday to earthquake victims in Iran, saying the United States cares about the suffering of the Iranian people.
  • IranMania reported that US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday offered US humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake in Iran.
  • Reuters reported that relief efforts are under way after a series of earthquakes on Thursday night struck Iran's western Lorestan province with over 300 villages in the remote area were reportedly affected, with between 30 and 100 percent of homes damaged.
  • Photos of the earthquake damage.


Britain recruited Badr militia for Iraqi security.

  • The Times reported that the Badr organization, trained in exile by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards was deliberately recruited by Britain to join the new Iraqi security services after Saddam Hussein was overthrown.


Here are a few other news items you may have missed.

  • Reuters reported that Iran's influential former president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said that putting the U.N. Security Council in charge of the Iranian nuclear file risked harming Iran, the region and the West.
  • Radio Free Europe reported that the UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion, Asma Jahangir, disclosed an official Iranian government letter that reportedly tells government agencies to collect information -- "in a highly confidential manner" -- about Baha'i members. She explained why the information will likely be used to persecute and discriminate against Baha'i believers.
  • Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat argued there is no civil war in Iraq: here is why.

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1 posted on 04/01/2006 8:28:36 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 04/01/2006 8:29:47 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Pardon me for not believing this or that the Iranians are capable of designing and making a "stealth" missle, etc.

Who helped them or made it for them?

A new brass tray or tea pot I can believe, a multiple warhead missle,...not quite.

3 posted on 04/01/2006 8:41:12 PM PST by garyhope (Simplicity is best in everything)
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To: garyhope

It's a multiple warhead, stealth missile toy.

They don't have the science to build the real ones.

4 posted on 04/01/2006 8:44:49 PM PST by RoosterRe
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To: garyhope

Well, they have some sharpies on hand just like everyone else. Still, this strikes me as somewhat unlikely.

1. New missle!
2. Invisible new missle!
3. Invisible new missile with multiple payloads!
4. Invisible new missile with multiple payloads, that can accurately strike multiple targets!

Big talk needs big proof. I'm not sure a country like Canada with a mature engineering base, and no technology sanctions could build such a weapon. If the Iranians can, it would be extremely unusual in r+d, design and production terms.

5 posted on 04/01/2006 8:46:43 PM PST by Threepwood
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To: garyhope

There is a North Korea smell in the can just smell a tad of it. Should we be shocked? No. They have highly educated engineers in NK...waiting to be contracted out by their government. This is the way things work there.

6 posted on 04/01/2006 8:49:14 PM PST by pepsionice