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Iran's new missile defense system unveiled

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by Stevicus, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

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    Iran unveils new locally developed missile defense system

    I didn't even know they had a National Defense Industry Day in Iran. Even we don't have that.

    So, it looks like the Iranians are gearing up and loaded for bear.
     
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    And yet, internet based "experts" on warfare predict we'd defeat them
    in a matter of days with our overwhelming superiority....no boots on
    the ground. The war would proceed precisely according to plan...just
    as all other wars have.
     
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    They have to gear up as you call it, so they can have some form of control over their own territory, and so they can defend against US military who look to want to take over control of the sea outside Iran
     
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    They want these weapons to protect themselves from the USA.
    And Trump has made it clear that they need them.
    Tom
     
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    I gave you a funny frubal because there isn’t one for disturbing irony.
     
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    A weapons system from the 90's isn't going to protect them.

    They should have tried harder.
     
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    How do you know they're mired militarily in the 90s?
     
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    Who should have tried what?

    Iran barely survived the USA/Iraqi invasion of the 80s.
    That's just one episode of the US attacking Iran.

    Obama's peace plan gave the USA 10 years to demonstrate that we aren't the bully and threat we used to be. Then Iran wouldn't have the need for heavy weapons. Trump trashed that, as we all know.
    So now they both know that they need the weapons, and that the USA cannot be trusted when it tries to make peace.

    Tom
     
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    "President Hassan Rouhani hailed the surface-to-air Bavar-373 missile system, compared it favorably to the Russian-made S-300 and said it rivals the S-400."

    S-400 missile system - Wikipedia

    Iran might as well announced it developed a sling shot.

    No need to get worried about Iran.
     
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    From your link.....
    (Underlining added)
    The S-400 Triumph (Russian: C-400 Триумф, Triumph; NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler), previously known as the S-300PMU-3,[3] is an anti-aircraft weapon system developed in the 1990s by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007. In 2017 the S-400 was described by The Economist as "one of the best air-defence systems currently made".[4] According to Siemon Wezeman Senior Researcher of SIPRI the S-400 "is among the most advanced air defence systems available".[5][6]
     
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    Yeup old news son.
     
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    Old news, but state of the art tech per the link.
    The point we should be taking from this is that attacking Iran
    has the potential to be more difficult than is being presented
    to us by hawks & Trump. I can imagine several scenarios
    wherein it gets very messy, even involving other countries.
    It's happened before. It could easily happen again.
     
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    They(Iran) have their rights to defend against America if America chooses to invade the sea outside of Iran or the area for shipping. America is NOT a world police
     
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    Which utterly contradicts your "slingshot" comment.
    Tom
     
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    It isn't even a matter of having the right to do so.
    It's a matter of having the capability to do so.

    Might makes Right, as the USA keeps pointing out to the rest of the world.

    Tom
     
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    Yes and now Trump has come to the conclusion that he is God-given gift to the world :D:D:D:D:D:D What a joke he is
     
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    Yep, and why is it important that Iran remains a perceived enemy of the U.S. exactly?
     
  18. Enoch07

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    Did I say anything otherwise? No I didn't so stop ya rambling nonsense.
     
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    Because....uh....the hostage crisis?
    Israel says so?
    Trump needs a war to ensure re-election?
    Tradition?
     
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  20. Enoch07

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    Nope,

    Hey this is good news though. Now nobody needs to freak out and worry.

    Iran is a kitty without claws. It'll be ok.
     
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