Monday, April 03, 2006

Iran Test-Fires Underwater Stealth Missle

This news two days after Iran said it had test-fired a missle undetectable by radar. This newest missle can't be detected by sonar according to the Iranians.
Iran said Sunday that it had test-fired what it described as a sonar-evading underwater missile just two days after it announced that it had fired a new missile that could carry multiple warheads and evade radar systems.

The new missile is among the world's fastest and can outpace an enemy warship, Gen. Ali Fadavi of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards told state television.

General Fadavi said only one other country, Russia, had a missile that moved underwater as fast as the Iranian one, which he said had a speed of about 225 miles per hour. State television showed what it described as the missile being fired.

This activity obviously is to impress the US. Iran knows as well as I that Bush wants to attack them, but I doubt the two missile tests will have any deterrent affect.
Iran's military show of force follows increasing international pressure over its nuclear program. Last Wednesday, the United Nations Security Council urged Iran to suspend its uranium-enrichment activities and asked the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency to report on Iran's compliance within 30 days.

Iran has refused to comply. On Sunday, Iran's representative to the atomic energy agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, appearing on CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," said of the Security Council's action, "We express our regret for such a hasty decision because the wisest decision was no action."

After Bush does attack Iran, how is he going to live with the attacks at home and around the world and how in hell can he face the American people if one of these stealth underwater missiles sinks one of our aircraft carriers or a cruise ship full of innocent civilians?


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