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Iran test fires 9 missiles

The entire Persian belt (Iran and Iraq) is a big mess! Iran had been getting its nuke technology from AQ Khan and the North Korea (well to be precise – from CHINA).. while the US and others in the West had ostensibly no freaking idea. And then when Bush came in to power, he wanted to avenge for his father and so wanted to hit Saddam Hussain. He did. But with that he took down so much – for starters over 4000 American soldiers. The war gave nothing except mess and more terrorists.

For past sometime, Iran has seen a light in that area as they can push up the Shias and control most of the area. It is their backyard for God’s sake! So it finances and helps those Shias. If the US had let Iran remain doing that and leave the place slowly, it would have been fine. But the current generation of US politicians brought up on a staple of Viagara have tried to muddy their hands in Iran as well by threatening it. For a force that cannot handle Iraq, to threaten others in the neighborhood is stupidity! And the funny thing is that Iran is not even close to being the fountain-head of terrorism. That’s Pakistan! So, another sojourn is in the offing for the US soldiers – to a country that has been made to become an enemy!

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Israel – correctly so – is worried for its existence as Ahmedinejad is busy issuing threats to that country. So, Israel is readying to bomb Iran’s nuke plants. What it could not do to Pakistan due to Indian stupidity, it wants to do to Iran. Iran, meanwhile, Ahmedinejad specifically, is not going to go down easily. Yesterday, Iran test-fired Nine missiles. Its a warning and a threat to Israel and the US. There is no subtlety in Iranian spokesman’s update as well:

“We warn the enemies who intend to threaten us with military exercises and empty psychological operations that our hand will always be on the trigger and our missiles will always be ready to launch,” Revolutionary Guards air force commander Hossein Salami said, according to ISNA news agency.

In televised comments, he said thousands of missiles were ready to be fired at “specific and pre-determined targets”. Missiles were shown soaring from desert launchpads, leaving long vapor trails.

SO, where does the world go from here? Another war… that was not to be?


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