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April 6, 2006

More Mad Mullah Missiles

Posted by Dave Blount at April 6, 2006 12:09 PM

The mad mullahs in Iran are pounding their chests again, this time over a "top secret" missile they call an "ultra-horizon" weapon, which supposedly constitutes a "turning point" in their missile tests. They've also been testing a new surface-to-sea missile called the Kowsar.

Growls General Yahya Rahim Safavi of the Revolutionary Guards:

The Straits of Hormuz are a point of control and economic pressure on the energy transfer route for those foreign powers that might want to undermine regional security.

Forty percent of the world's oil supply travels through the Straits of Hormuz. This, together with their blossoming nuclear weapons program, explains the ayatollahs' avid interest in missile technology.

Another missile, the Fajr-3, can allegedly avoid radar and hit several targets simultaneously. Iran has also been testing new torpedoes and a "super-modern flying boat," also capable of evading radar.

Iranian rulers have "been known to boast and exaggerate their statements about greater technical and tactical capabilities," according to Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman. All the same, it doesn't seem wise to leave it up to the corrupt bunglers at the U.N. to determine whether Iran will have nuclear weapons to deliver with their missiles.

Hat tip: Wiggins

One of these days they're going to hurt someone.