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Iranian Missile Puts Israel Within Range

From those champions of nuclear proliferation at the Associated Press:

Iran says it tests missile, Israel within range

By Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1,200 miles, far enough to strike Israel, southeastern Europe and U.S. bases in the Middle East…

"Defense Minister (Mostafa Mohammad Najjar) has informed me that the Sajjil-2 missile, which has very advanced technology, was launched from Semnan and it landed precisely on the target," state radio quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. He spoke during a visit to the city of Semnan, 125 miles east of the capital Tehran, where Iran’s space program is centered…

The solid-fuel Sajjil-2 surface-to-surface missile is a new version of the Sajjil missile, which Iran said it had successfully tested late last year with a similar range…

Have no fear, the United Nations will prevent Iran from doing anything untoward.

Who can doubt it?

(Thanks to Canary for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Iranian Missile Puts Israel Within Range”

  1. Dangerous says:

    I sincerely hope the Israelis will show the world, once again, that they will defend their right to exist as a nation and a people against any and all comers.

    Obama certainly won’t.

  2. Right of the People says:

    Maybe this will get them a spot on the Human Rights commission.

    I just hope when they launch the first one, none of our brave men and women serving over in that bumhole of a place are harmed.

  3. MinnesotaRush says:

    “I just hope when they launch the first one …”

    Somehow, I think the Isreali’s (God Bless ’em) won’t let them even get close to launching their first one.

    Methinks we’re at some very critical crossroads down there.

  4. Petronius says:


    Brown, Netanyahu Cement Alliance. CIA, Obama Caught Napping.

    The Sun. Wednesday, 20 May 2009, London. Our reporter caught up with Viscount Hereward St John Reginald Arthur Fulbert Bollingbath, Labour MP for Stepney and newly appointed Foreign Secretary, at his command post at The Grapes in Wapping. Lord Bollingbath, renowned essayist, raconteur, and bon vivant, was holding forth in a booth at the back of The Grapes where he was enjoying a late breakfast with the American ambassador, Ms Margaret Nash. Also in company were Jack Kitchen, Labour MP for Hackney and member of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s inner circle, and Jack’s special friend, the proprietress of The Grapes, Ms Fiona Ridley, a former Playboy bunny and reputed chief of MI6.

    Ms Nash’s father, Billy “Gusher” Nash, had been a Texas oilman of considerable property, but naturally it had all gone to his third wife, when Gusher remarried at the advanced age of 82. It had been said at the time the old man died, years ago, that the wife had inherited the money and Margaret the brains. Ms Nash, who represented the former Republican administration of President George W. Bush to the court of St James, was asked by the newly elected American President Barrack Hussein Obama, to carry on temporarily in her capacity as ambassador to the United Kingdom until a suitable replacement for her could be found; unfortunately, President Obama has had considerable difficulty locating a candidate within his own Party who has a clean tax history and no criminal record.

    Having stripped both Ms Nash and the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency of their interrogation and investigative powers, President Obama was unaware of the clandestine British-Israeli negotiations that led up to the so-called Jerusalem Protocols. Similarly, the White House was unaware of British planning for the blitzkrieg invasion of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which unfolded so spectacularly late Tuesday night.

    As tea was being poured, Lord Bollingbath and Ambassador Nash were reviewing the final phase of the British ground assault on the heavily fortified Mosque of the Martyr Motahari in Tehran. The last Iranian redoubt was carried earlier this morning by Company D the 1st/7th Duke of Edinburgh’s Own Gurkha Rifles, supported by auxiliary troops of the Texas National Guard, an Italian television camera crew, and the “Bronx Bombers,” an American softball team of Orthodox Jewish rabbis. After the surrender of Iran’s elite Republican Guard, the battle for Tehran focused on efforts by British infantrymen to overpower the pill box in the East Wall of the Mosque. The concrete pill box was heroically defended by five Code Pink ladies who stayed at their post and died firing their machine guns at the onrushing British troops.

    Ambassador Nash was overheard congratulating Lord Bollingbath on the British victory in Tehran. “So, Reggie, you’ve done it,” Ms Nash observed. “A little foolhardy, wasn’t it––to go into Iran on such a mission, and alone?” Ms Nash seemed amused.

    At the back of his mind Lord Bollingbath had always known it was foolhardy, but the thirst for glory had driven out awareness of danger and silenced warnings in his brain. Lord Bollingbath was in high spirits as, waving a bit of fried egg on the end of his fork, he turned to Ambassador Nash saying, “Hrumph. Now see here, Maggie. Her Majesty’s government most sincerely regrets the tragic deaths of your Code Pink birds. Tragic,” and, jabbing with his fork for emphasis, “Yes, very tragic indeed. Really Maggie, fortunes of war, you know.” Taking another bite of egg, Lord Bollingbath continued, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking an egg. And look at it this way, Maggie. They died with their boots on, as you Yanks always say.”

    The Sun regrets to report that Major Humphrey Desmond Phlegm-Vanderley was killed while leading the successful assault on the East Wall of the Martyr’s Mosque. The Sun’s readers will recall that the gallant Major Phlegm-Vanderley, formerly of Pilkingshaw, Cambridgeshire, was for some months the equerry to Lady Diana, Princess of Wales. Loved and renowned throughout the United Kingdom for his charm, stunning good looks, and athletic figure, Major Phlegm-Vanderley was hand-picked by Buckingham Palace for the honour of commanding the assault force. He will be missed.

  5. proreason says:

    It kind of looks like Obamy may be a better strategist than I’ve been giving him credit for.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Clean, efficient, cheap nuclear power………….Progress for peaceful power!!

    Get your Geiger counters handy cause things are about to start clicking in the Middle East boys and girls!!

  7. canary says:

    Associated Press: US officials: Iran missile may be more advanced
    By PAMELA HESS And Pauline Jelinek, Associated Press Writers

    WASHINGTON – The missile test-fired by Iran is the longest-range solid-propellent missile it has launched yet,…. The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss technical details of Iran’s missile program, said Tehran has demonstrated shorter-range solid-propellent missiles in the past.

    Solid-propellent rockets are a concern because they can be fueled in advance and moved or hidden in silos, the official said………, the Iranian missile had a range of 2,000 to 2,500 kilometers.

    That translates to 1,200 to 1,500 miles, putting Israel, U.S. bases in the Mideast, and parts of Eastern Europe within striking distance.

    “The information that I have read indicates that it was a successful flight test,” Gates told the House Appropriations Committee nearly eight hours after the test was announced by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Iran’s launch comes less than a month before Iran’s presidential election and just two days after President Barack Obama declared a readiness to seek deeper international sanctions against Tehran if it did not respond positively to U.S. attempts to open negotiations on its nuclear program. Obama said earlier this week that Tehran had until the end of the year to show it wanted to engage with Washington.

    Some dozen hours after the test was reportedly conducted, numerous U.S. defense and intelligence officials declined to even acknowledge the Iranian launch had occurred.

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing Wednesday morning before the Senate Appropriations Committee, said nothing directly about the Iranian launch when Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., raised the issue during questioning.

    She referred to a host of threats to the United States that she said are “daunting.” And Clinton reiterated that the administration opposes Iran getting a nuclear weapons capability and that it is relying for now on diplomatic pressure to stop it.

    Associated Press writers Anne Gearan, Lara Jakes and Matthew Lee contributed to this report.

    • canary says:

      Obama is giving til the end of the year, with Iran election coming up between two crazy Iranian leaders both wishing “me first” to nuke Isreal or U.S.

      2 idiots, Obama and Hil publically speak for 2+yrs that Iran is our #1 threat. 2 launched missles now = Talk’s cheap 0. Action speaks louder than words.

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