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(AP News)   While nobody was looking, Iran's Revolutionary Guard photoshopped a military satellite into orbit   (apnews.com) divider line
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2020-04-22 9:33:22 AM  
They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.
 
2020-04-22 10:23:28 AM  
Thank God we have Cadet Bone Spurs, and not some weak kneed 'sister' like FDR or JFK to guide us through these perilous times! /s/
 
2020-04-22 10:24:58 AM  

Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.


Define: "Interesting".

Also, FTA: "However, such a launch immediately raised concerns among experts on whether the technology used could help Iran develop intercontinental ballistic missiles. "

Hahahahahahhaaaaaaaaa!! If you can launch a satellite, you can most definitely launch a farking missile.
 
2020-04-22 10:25:11 AM  

Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.


Are we going to be lucky to get out of this alive?
 
2020-04-22 10:26:22 AM  

Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.


This is still relatively quiet if you lived through any of 1933-1989.
 
2020-04-22 10:26:53 AM  
Now a step away from an ICBM, which will make them almost unassailable in modern times.

If you have dunned governments for trying to bring down Iran, Congratulations. You have allowed them to grow to a point where their population is now condemned to live forever in poverty, hate, fear, murder, and government inquisition.

I hope you are proud. I'm sure every woman assaulted in Iran today thanks you. I'm sure every child growing up with no future thanks you. I'm sure every man beating his wife with impunity thanks you. (Actually, that one probably does).

Stupid hateful childish people defending Iran. YOU have created this. No one else.
 
2020-04-22 10:27:15 AM  

OMFG Help Us: Thank God we have Cadet Bone Spurs, and not some weak kneed 'sister' like FDR or JFK to guide us through these perilous times! /s/


Both FDR and JFK were, in fact, weak-kneed.
 
2020-04-22 10:31:23 AM  

Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.


Don't let Trump's gimp mask fool you, Russia and the United States are besties now.
 
2020-04-22 10:33:27 AM  
The USAF ought to use their nifty space plane to fly by, and hip check it into another orbit.
 
2020-04-22 10:34:18 AM  
Not to interrupt people peeing their pants about a new ICBM capability, but Iran has been launching satellites into orbit since 2009.
 
2020-04-22 10:36:18 AM  

This text is now purple: OMFG Help Us: Thank God we have Cadet Bone Spurs, and not some weak kneed 'sister' like FDR or JFK to guide us through these perilous times! /s/

Both FDR and JFK were, in fact, weak-kneed.


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2020-04-22 10:36:27 AM  

emersonbiggins: Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.

Don't let Trump's gimp mask fool you, Russia and the United States are besties now.


Well I hope so.  Wouldn't want an enemy to fist you so hard you become a muppet.
 
2020-04-22 10:39:51 AM  

This text is now purple: Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.

This is still relatively quiet if you lived through any of 1933-1989.


Us old farkers still remember duck and cover drills in elementary school.

What sucks is schools now have active shooter drills, and that they may have to use them.
 
2020-04-22 10:40:25 AM  
They can barely keep 1970's planes flying. I doubt they put anything into orbit.
 
2020-04-22 10:40:33 AM  
Persians...in SPACE space space space
 
2020-04-22 10:42:34 AM  
I'm glad we have an illiterate, draft dodging pussy in the White House.
 
2020-04-22 10:44:01 AM  

Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.


Yeah maybe we should go over there and depose their government..... And oh I don't know, maybe install a Shah of Iran or something I'll bet that work out really well for everybody.
/MIGA
 
2020-04-22 10:44:20 AM  
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2020-04-22 10:45:25 AM  

johnny_vegas: Not to interrupt people peeing their pants about a new ICBM capability, but Iran has been launching satellites into orbit since 2009.


And while people are panicking over Iran being a part of the space race, all I can think is "cool, maybe they can participate in the next major international space station".  Because satellites and space launches are awesome and humanity as a whole needs to go into space.
 
2020-04-22 10:45:53 AM  

zgrizz: Now a step away from an ICBM, which will make them almost unassailable in modern times.

If you have dunned governments for trying to bring down Iran, Congratulations. You have allowed them to grow to a point where their population is now condemned to live forever in poverty, hate, fear, murder, and government inquisition.

I hope you are proud. I'm sure every woman assaulted in Iran today thanks you. I'm sure every child growing up with no future thanks you. I'm sure every man beating his wife with impunity thanks you. (Actually, that one probably does).

Stupid hateful childish people defending Iran. YOU have created this. No one else.


I only beat you because I love you!
You made me do it!
/She said she deserved it.
/MIGA
 
2020-04-22 10:45:59 AM  

johnny_vegas: Not to interrupt people peeing their pants about a new ICBM capability, but Iran has been launching satellites into orbit since 2009.


And it's not like we don't have spy satellites.
 
2020-04-22 10:46:55 AM  
Imagine Cadet Bone Spurs being POTUS during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

RELAX! You can quit screaming now. Jared is not done testing the Wayback Machine.
 
2020-04-22 10:47:32 AM  

lindalouwho: johnny_vegas: Not to interrupt people peeing their pants about a new ICBM capability, but Iran has been launching satellites into orbit since 2009.

And it's not like we don't have spy satellites.


And ours work.
 
2020-04-22 10:48:26 AM  
Brilliant leader predicted such a development and was prepared.

T-Solo's Space Force reporting for duty.  Because in space born spurs are weightless.

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2020-04-22 10:49:34 AM  
Shoot that satellite down with a space torpedo - or what I like to call a Speedo...

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2020-04-22 10:50:05 AM  

rebelyell2006: johnny_vegas: Not to interrupt people peeing their pants about a new ICBM capability, but Iran has been launching satellites into orbit since 2009.

And while people are panicking over Iran being a part of the space race, all I can think is "cool, maybe they can participate in the next major international space station".  Because satellites and space launches are awesome and humanity as a whole needs to go into space.


Does this mean they are part of the Flat Earth conspiracy, too?

/Sarcasm
 
2020-04-22 10:51:32 AM  
Blast from the past
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2020-04-22 10:54:39 AM  
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2020-04-22 10:56:40 AM  
First Iran pulls out of the nuclear deal and now this? It's like their actions have no rhyme or reason!
 
2020-04-22 11:00:04 AM  

dothemath: I'm glad we have an illiterate, draft dodging pussy in the White House.


Versus Biden who got his Y-1 for asthma despite playing high school and college football and being a lifeguard.
 
2020-04-22 11:06:27 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: dothemath: I'm glad we have an illiterate, draft dodging pussy in the White House.

Versus Biden who got his Y-1 for asthma despite playing high school and college football and being a lifeguard.


I notice you aren't denying that Trump is a fat, draft dodging pussy. Youre just saying "But other people did it too!!!".
Even his bootlickers don't attempt to erase that unassailable fact.
 
2020-04-22 11:06:34 AM  

emersonbiggins: Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.

Don't let Trump's gimp mask fool you, Russia and the United States are besties now.


You apparently don't remember the 80-90s
 
2020-04-22 11:09:41 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: dothemath: I'm glad we have an illiterate, draft dodging pussy in the White House.

Versus Biden who got his Y-1 for asthma despite playing high school and college football and being a lifeguard.


And tussling with Corn Pop
 
2020-04-22 11:15:13 AM  

OMFG Help Us: Thank God we have Cadet Bone Spurs, and not some weak kneed 'sister' like FDR or JFK to guide us through these perilous times! /s/


Hey, he went to military summer camp!
And one of his uncle's went to MIT and shiat. Basically he's GOT this, okay.
 
2020-04-22 11:16:10 AM  

OMFG Help Us: Thank God we have Cadet Bone Spurs, and not some weak kneed 'sister' like FDR or JFK to guide us through these perilous times! /s/


What, exactly, are you trying to say?

Do you mean Trump should, or should not respond to Iran?

I'm genuinely curious as to what you mean.
 
2020-04-22 11:24:02 AM  

rebelyell2006: johnny_vegas: Not to interrupt people peeing their pants about a new ICBM capability, but Iran has been launching satellites into orbit since 2009.

And while people are panicking over Iran being a part of the space race, all I can think is "cool, maybe they can participate in the next major international space station".  Because satellites and space launches are awesome and humanity as a whole needs to go into space.


No, space doesn't need the pestilence that is humanity, We either get our shiat together or die right in this shiathole we've made for ourselves. We are vermin.
 
2020-04-22 11:27:21 AM  

zgrizz: Now a step away from an ICBM, which will make them almost unassailable in modern times.


Sorta, but it's kind of a big step.  The rocket launched today is liquid fueled which doesn't really work for an ICBM because they take time to get ready to launch.  My understanding is you can't get a liquid fueled rocket up fast enough for nobody to notice beforehand.  ICBM's need to be ready to go at any time so they are all solid fueled, which is basically a rubbery rocket fuel stuck inside the body.  You light it, it goes, no off-switch no throttle, just go-time.  Very different beasts.

So, you need a totally different first stage design to take this and make it an ICBM.

The nav systems and guidance are all basically the same though. You can work out the bugs with all of that on peaceful missions and drop that into an ICBM.   The Soviets and US did it the other way around, but same idea.
 
2020-04-22 11:31:29 AM  

Mukster: Shoot that satellite down with a space torpedo - or what I like to call a Speedo...

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No, that'll cause debris and at around 450km, which is where they say this is, it won't decay quickly at all.  Stuff from India's test a while back left chunks that won't drop into atmo until 2022ish IIRC.
 
2020-04-22 11:44:47 AM  

Hachitori: OMFG Help Us: Thank God we have Cadet Bone Spurs, and not some weak kneed 'sister' like FDR or JFK to guide us through these perilous times! /s/

What, exactly, are you trying to say?

Do you mean Trump should, or should not respond to Iran?

I'm genuinely curious as to what you mean.


Not pulling out of the nuclear agreement would have been a good start.
 
2020-04-22 11:49:10 AM  

This text is now purple: This is still relatively quiet if you lived through any of 1933-1989.


Or 1918-1920.
 
2020-04-22 11:53:25 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Hachitori: OMFG Help Us: Thank God we have Cadet Bone Spurs, and not some weak kneed 'sister' like FDR or JFK to guide us through these perilous times! /s/

What, exactly, are you trying to say?

Do you mean Trump should, or should not respond to Iran?

I'm genuinely curious as to what you mean.

Not pulling out of the nuclear agreement would have been a good start.


I think what they mean is, no matter what trump decides to do, it will inevitably be the wrong thing.
 
2020-04-22 11:55:43 AM  

This text is now purple: This is still relatively quiet if you lived through any of 1933-1989.


Quieter, but more chaotic.

bighairyguy: Blast from the past
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I only count 55 balloons - where are the other 44?
 
2020-04-22 11:59:53 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: emersonbiggins: Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.

Don't let Trump's gimp mask fool you, Russia and the United States are besties now.

You apparently don't remember the 80-90s


Neither do these guys.

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2020-04-22 12:09:56 PM  
said Gen. Hossein Salami, the head of the Guard.

How often could you say "Yes, General Salami!" before you start giggling and go get a sandwich?
 
2020-04-22 12:16:49 PM  

Bslim: rebelyell2006: johnny_vegas: Not to interrupt people peeing their pants about a new ICBM capability, but Iran has been launching satellites into orbit since 2009.

And while people are panicking over Iran being a part of the space race, all I can think is "cool, maybe they can participate in the next major international space station".  Because satellites and space launches are awesome and humanity as a whole needs to go into space.

No, space doesn't need the pestilence that is humanity, We either get our shiat together or die right in this shiathole we've made for ourselves. We are vermin.


The first step in getting our shiat together is figuring out how to get the USA and Iran to work together on space exploration.
 
2020-04-22 12:23:45 PM  

Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.


The "Winning" is really starting to come quickly now. Can't wait for next month.
 
2020-04-22 12:30:10 PM  
Weird thing in the quick video of the launch, is that there is no tower, no fueling systems or cooling systems nearby, and no real launch pad.
 
2020-04-22 12:37:31 PM  

emersonbiggins: PapermonkeyExpress: emersonbiggins: Chris Ween: They have also been harassing tge US Navy ships and Trump may have given the free fire order if they continue.

China is maneuvering in the South China Sea and spreading propaganda about the US as the source of Covid.

Russia is intercepting our Navy planes in the Med.

Its going to get interesting.

Don't let Trump's gimp mask fool you, Russia and the United States are besties now.

You apparently don't remember the 80-90s

Neither do these guys.

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I can't see that pic anymore without thinking "which one's the bottom?"

/every farking time
//I'm ashamed
///not that ashamed
 
2020-04-22 12:39:31 PM  

marleymaniac: Weird thing in the quick video of the launch, is that there is no tower, no fueling systems or cooling systems nearby, and no real launch pad.


Yes. Iran uses a solid propellant SLV (satellite launch vehicle) system. Same tech as SCUDs if you remember them. Good for when you need to keep mobile to avoid getting your sanction-violating asses drone striked into the next century.

https://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archi​v​e/1208906/irans-solid-propellant-slv-p​rogram-is-alive-and-kicking/
 
2020-04-22 1:05:21 PM  

Earl of Chives: marleymaniac: Weird thing in the quick video of the launch, is that there is no tower, no fueling systems or cooling systems nearby, and no real launch pad.

Yes. Iran uses a solid propellant SLV (satellite launch vehicle) system. Same tech as SCUDs if you remember them. Good for when you need to keep mobile to avoid getting your sanction-violating asses drone striked into the next century.

https://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archiv​e/1208906/irans-solid-propellant-slv-p​rogram-is-alive-and-kicking/


Big brain! THIS is why I love fark! Thanks for the info!
 
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