Skip to comments.US confirms Iran launch of first home-built satellite
Posted on 02/03/2009 11:36:25 AM PST by Nachum
TEHRAN (AFP) The US confirmed Tuesday that Iran has launched its first home-built satellite into orbit, raising fresh concerns in an international community already at odds with Tehran over its nuclear drive. "It appears that the Iranians conducted a launch of a low orbit satellite," said a US official, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity.
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The medium is the message.
The Blank Check
Nukes? Check! Delivery system? Check... Will to use them. Check! Child sitting in the driver’s seat of your prime target? Check! World press kissing his ass? Check! Plans to negotiate with said child? Check! Certainty that said child will cave on most of your demands? Check! World Press kissing your ass non-stop? Check! Laughing your ass off? Check!
I didn’t think they had that much duct tape.
Why this matters.
When someone does this they are making a statement. They have mastered orbital mechanics.
Like with the launch of Sputnik, you’re now dealing with a nation that can fairly accurately project force around the globe.
Iran finally enters the space age!!!!! About ten years too late.
Yes, and Sir Isaac Newton figured out calculus and physics over 400 years ago. So the Muzzies are only a bit behind the rest of the Western world.
If these islamdethals can loft a payload into orbit, then there is no place on earth that is beyond the reach of their nukes.
I’m so relieved that our officials have said iran is not a threat, it’s a great weight off my shoulders.
For the last 6 months, our KIA have been 23 25, 14, 17, 16 AND 15.
Of those....12,17,7,10, 9 AND 11 have been non-hostile.
In every on of the last 6 months we have lost at least HALF our troops in non-hostile accidents compared to enemy fire.
Either turn em lose against Iran or bring em home.
YNET NEWS.com (REUTERS): "REPORT: IRAN LAUNCHES 1ST HOME-MADE SATELLITE" (SNIPPET: "Omid (Hope) satellite designed for research and telecommunications, state television says. Long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit can also be used for launching weapons") (Published February 3, 2009, 07:13)
Ping per our conversation last night...
Is this what lit up the sky over Texas? Low-orbit??
Thanks .. not good news