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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 10:26:22 AM  
12 votes:

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 10:24:58 AM  
12 votes:

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 10:34:18 AM  
9 votes:
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 9:33:22 AM  
7 votes:
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 11:06:27 AM  
6 votes:

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 10:39:51 AM  
6 votes:

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 11:00:04 AM  
5 votes:

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 10:44:20 AM  
5 votes:
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2020-04-22 10:42:34 AM  
5 votes:
I'm glad we have an illiterate, draft dodging pussy in the White House.
 
2020-04-22 10:36:18 AM  
5 votes:

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 10:27:15 AM  
5 votes:

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 11:53:25 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:54:39 AM  
4 votes:
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2020-04-22 10:23:28 AM  
4 votes:
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 10:45:25 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:39:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:30:10 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:44:47 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:27:21 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:09:41 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:06:34 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:56:40 AM  
1 vote:
First Iran pulls out of the nuclear deal and now this? It's like their actions have no rhyme or reason!
 
2020-04-22 10:51:32 AM  
1 vote:
Blast from the past
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2020-04-22 10:45:53 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:44:01 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:31:23 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:26:53 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:25:11 AM  
1 vote:

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?
 
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