Archive for 14, July 2008

Iran

Posted in ADA, guns, politcs with tags , , , on 14, July 2008 by chockblock

While it looks grim, with Iran’s latest missiles flying through the air, things are not quite what they seem.

Spook86 has a column up on the missile tests at pajamasmedia.com. He points out errors in the reporting. Western media for years has believed foreign reports about weapons tests. The Iranians used photoshop to enhance the pictures. A couple of years ago they demo’ed a fighter aircraft they claimed was better than our F/A-18. Nope. It was made by reverse engineering the F-5′s we sold them back in the 60′s and 70′s. The are working on aircraft, tanks and missiles, but it seems that they are only making a few changes here and there. The F-14′s they bought decades ago wore out. They are trying to buy new weapons from China and Russia. If they do that will make them fearsome. Something that a certain candidate needs to think about.

I sat through several threat briefings on Iran. While they are not 10ft tall and bulletproof they are nothing to sneeze at either. We ignore them at our peril.

Now some are already getting their underwear in a knot over war with Iran. We won’t start it. they will. The real losers will be the Iranian people.

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