Iran tests missiles for hitting Israel, US bases, first space monkey in July

DEBKAfile’s military sources note that this was the first time Tehran had threatened US bases in Afghanistan.

… . According to our sources, Iran is working at top speed on at least three new operational ballistic surface missiles with longer ranges. They are Shahab-4, for targets at a distance of 3,200-4,000 kilometers; the Sejjil (2,500 kilometers) and the Ashura-Ghadr 110A (3,000 kilometers). Shahab-4 and Ashura/Ghadr 110A are quite capable of hitting central and western Europe. Iran is furthermore developing intercontinental ballistic missiles – Shahab-5 (5,000 kilometers) and Shahab-6 (10,000 kilometers) – which put North America within range.

Iran tests missiles for hitting Israel, US bases, first space monkey in July


Iran Makes Giant Strides in Missile Programs

1 day ago – Iran has made dramatic progress in its ballisticmissile programs over the past year, unveiling three new missiles it claims are already in production.
www.newsmax.com/…/Iran-ballisticmissilemissileprogram…/401644 – Cached
 
  1. Israel Matzav: Iranian missile program lifeline runs through Turkey

    2 Feb 2011 – Iranian missile program lifeline runs through Turkey. Iran’s missile industry is being kept alive by a group of Turkish companies that are owned by Iranians 
    israelmatzav.blogspot.com/…/iranian-missile-program-lifeline-runs.html – Cached 
  2. Iran’s Missile Buildup: New Reports of Foreign AssistanceThe 

    2 Jun 2011 – Curiously, North Korea, which is known to work closely with the Iranian regime on its ballistic missile program, is missing from the list of countries 
    blog.heritage.org/…/iran’s-missile-buildup-new-reports-of-foreign-assistance/ – United States – Cached
     

    Iran developing capability to hit US with Nukes > Hawaii Free 

    2 days ago – Phillips also stated “Iran’s missile developmentprogram appears to be even  that truly believes it is their duty to Allah to destroy Israel and America
    hawaiifreepress.com/…/Iran-developing-capability-to-hit-US-with-Nukes.aspx – Cached



Sooner Rather Than Later: Iranian Shahab-6 ICBM
By Sean Osborne
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?103648-Iranian-Shahab-6-ICBM-NOW-Complete

Northeast Intelligence Network
Saturday, January 27, 2007

According to a pre-release article by Craig Covault, the upcoming 29 January 2007 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine will reveal that Iran has converted it’s North Korean-cloned Shahab-3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile into a satellite launch vehicle. According to a strategic analysis done by GlobalSecurity.Org, Iran conducted a successful test of its large IRIS solid propellant rocket motor in mid-2005. If these assessments are accurate, and there is no reason at this point to dismiss them, then the beast sitting on an Iranian launch pad today may very well be proof of the existence of Iran’s Shahab-6 Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile. The Shahab-6 is a weapon system specifically designed and capable of delivering an Iranian nuclear warhead to virtually anywhere on earth. It is a virtual clone of the North Korean Taepo-Dong 2C/3 ICBM which allegedly failed in a much publicized test in July 2006. [For the complete analysis click "read more" above"]

This technological leap is nothing less than stunning. Just twenty-two months ago, on March 17, 2005, the Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, made public a statement for the record to the Senate Armed Service Committee,

“We judge Iran will have the technical capability to develop an ICBM by 2015. It is not clear whether Iran has decided to field such a missile.”

Comment:

So Iran continues to make great progress in the development of various missiles. This almost certainly means that Iran is getting help from several different sources.

I think this means that America is going to be in substantial trouble in the next 10 years, or even sooner. Iran will probably have access to the super EMP technology being developed by North Korea with the assistance of Russian scientists. This technology allows a small nuclear blast to throw off the same EMP as a very large bomb. A couple of these detonating over America would pretty much be the end for 90% of Americans within a year.

Let’s also not forget that Iran has plans to build a missile base in Venezuela.

If you think that Russia and China would never attack America, do you feel the same way about Iran?

 

 

 

 

Report: Turkey tells West it might launch offensive against Syria

Turkish officials have told Western countries that Turkey might launch a military operation in Syria’s north to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Monday.

Report: Turkey tells West it might launch offensive against Syria

World economy set to face more frequent shocks

In an updated and expanded version of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has identified five “global shocks” that will destabilise the world economy with increasing frequency in coming years.

Rather than the traditional perils of conquest, war, famine and death, the OECD identifies viral pandemics, cyber attacks, financial crises, socio-economic unrest and geomagnetic storms as the five “global shocks” that will have to be endured.

World economy set to face more frequent shocks

Philippine-US joint naval drill amid tension with China

The Philippines and the US have begun 11 days of joint naval exercises amid growing tensions with Beijing over disputed waters in the South China Sea.

US missile destroyers will join much older Philippine warships for the drills off the south-west Philippines.

In a BBC interview, President Benigno Aquino said he was concerned by China’s encroachment into Philippine waters.

Philippine-US joint naval drill amid tension with China

Iran unveils missile silos as military exercises open

Iran announced Monday that it has built its first ballistic missile silos, airing video of one of the facilities as it began a new round of military exercises.

The hardened, underground launch sites will allow Iranian commanders to fire missiles more quickly, Iran’s state-run Press TV reported. A military statement carried by the official Islamic Republic News Agency said the silos were capable of launching long-range missiles.

Iran unveils missile silos as military exercises open

China Plays Nationalism Card?

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai’s recent remarks about other countries meddling in the South China Sea disputes were a clear warning to the United States. Though on the surface the comments were restrained, using the analogy of playing with fire undoubtedly escalates the diplomatic war of words that has been unfolding. 

But even more ominous could be the remarks he made over the sentiments of average Chinese citizens. To quote: ‘…the Chinese public is following very closely whether the United States will adopt a just and objective position on matters like these.’

China Plays Nationalism Card?

Comment:

Here is the game:

The Chinese government is the good cop and the Chinese people are the bad cop. Better to work with the good cop while you can.

South China Sea disputes could lead to war in Asia: think tank

Risks are growing that incidents at sea involving China could lead to war in Asia, an Australian policy think tank warned on Tuesday.

Concentrated on the South and East China seas, the risk-taking behavior of the Chinese military, resource needs, and greater assertiveness, raised the possibility of armed conflict that could draw in the United States and other powers, the Lowy Institute said in a report.

South China Sea disputes could lead to war in Asia: think tank

North Korean children begging, army starving

Footage shot inside North Korea and obtained by the ABC has revealed the extent of chronic food shortages and malnutrition inside the secretive state.

The video is some of the most revealing footage ever smuggled out of the impoverished North Korean state.

Shot over several months by an undercover North Korean journalist, the harrowing footage shows images of filthy, homeless and orphaned children begging for food and soldiers demanding bribes.

N Korean children begging, army starving

Greek contagion may be worse than Lehman: D.Bank CEO

“If it is Greece alone, that’s already big. But if other countries are drawn in through contagion, it could be bigger than Lehman,” he said at a Reuters banking conference on Monday.

His words echoed statements top European Central Bank policymaker Juergen Stark made earlier, when he said the impact of a Greek debt restructuring on Europe’s markets could eclipse the insolvency of Lehman Brothers, which marked the start of the global financial crisis.

Greek contagion may be worse than Lehman: D.Bank CEO

Chinese Navy Mission Reveals Secret Drone

The drone (pictured above) appears to be small, possibly no more than a dozen feet in length. Since it was spotted far from land in the company of Chinese warships, it’s likely that the flying robot is launched from the helicopter flight deck of a frigate or destroyer — though the exact methods of launch and recovery remain unclear. (U.S. naval drones use catapults or take off vertically.) The UAV’s apparent small size implies a limited range and basic sensors, particularly given China’s problems building robots and advanced military electronics.

Chinese Navy Mission Reveals Secret Drone