Monday, July 7, 2008

Something is wrong with this picture

Normally I wouldn't bother cross-posting this

article but they refused to publish my comments

so therefor this:

What struck me initially was the photograph depicting and Iranian missile site and of course the the subject in the title 'Satellite Photos'. Heck if you can get ground level photos like this who needs a satellite!

Now my comments included the fact that I am retired from the United States Air Force and more importantly, the Air Force Base that I retired from looks a lot like that in the picture. Now a careful eye would agree that definetly looks like the Pacific Ocean along the California coastline. And if you were to examine the coastline of Iran you might not see those nice green can actually follow the entire coastline of Iran with Google Maps. So if someone were to ask me, "Where was that photograph taken?" I would say, "Most definetly at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California."

My second comment was in reply to a previous comment about WMD's (see 1. Johann Botha below). I simply asked, "What about the 1.77 metric tons removed from Iraq by the IAEA in conjunction with the US Army and the US Department of Energy who released a press release on that very same subject in June or July of 2004. The mainstream media did not report on this and now this refuses to publicize the matter (After I posted my comments I got the message that comments are moderated and will be published within 24 hours. The 24 hours have gone by and my comments were removed. Looks very suspicious at dbtechno...they seem to have a fear of the facts.)

Storm'n Norm'n

Satellite Photos Reveals

Iran’s Secret Missile Launch Site

April 14, 2008

According to reports, new satellite photos have revealed Iran's secret long-range ballistic missile launch site.  It has been suspected for quite some time that Iran has been developing these missiles, which will be able to hit far-reaching targets throughout Europe.Washington (dbTechno) - According to reports, new satellite photos have revealed Iran’s secret long-range ballistic missile launch site. It has been suspected for quite some time that Iran has been developing these missiles, which will be able to hit far-reaching targets throughout Europe.

The photos were taken by the Digital Globe QuickBird satellite on February 8, and were compared to information from a launch four days earlier.

Many have been analyzing the photos after realizing this is the same location Iran used to launch their Kavoshgar 1 rocket back on February 4. Iran stated this rocket launch was a part of their space program.

Analysis has found that the site is a possible location for their long-range missile program. The facility is very similar to that of which has been seen in Taepodong, North Korea.

It has been stated that space center technology is very similar to that needed for long-range ballistic missiles.

The site could be where Iran is trying to achieve that capability though. This builds on concerns from the U.S. and Israel that North Korea is helping Iran as well as Syria develop these missile capabilities. The long-range ballistic missiles can hit targets 4,000 miles away.


7 Responses to “Satellite Photos Reveals Iran’s Secret Missile Launch Site”

  1. Johann Botha on April 14th, 2008 7:57 am

    Are they like the photos of the “Weapons of mass destruction” seen in IRAQ before the invasion 5 years ago?

  2. payam jaan on April 14th, 2008 8:32 am

    pathetic array of scary buzz words, not journalism.

  3. Siramoni on April 14th, 2008 8:42 am

    What’s wrong if Iran makes long distance ballistic missiles? when Iran’s enemies are always threatening it with many different threat it should have the deterrent abilities including nuclear arsenal. personally I am against any nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. but at the same time we cannot have a world in which certain powers would dominate the world with their military superiority. In order for an equilibrium we need Iran and other nations to have the capabilities to successfully defend themselves from continuos foreign threat.

  4. corky on April 14th, 2008 9:50 am

    Siramoni, you aparently are an iranian.

    nuclear weapons aren’t tactical, they aren’t used to defend, they are only for attacking large areas. large areas typically occupied by civilians. if your going to attack a military establishment a nuclear missile is overkill. the surrounding area would be decimated. this move isn’t a move to provide self protection, this is a scare tactic.

    this is a move to scare people into trusting them. kinda like hitler and the appeasement plan. allowing them to continue developing nuclear power (the easiest and most cost effective, main source of weapons grade nuclear material.
    this is in no way in the best interests of anyone.

  5. JohnDoe on April 14th, 2008 10:25 am

    First of all. If it was acknowledged before as being the location of a previous missile launch, the how is it a secret?

    Secondly. What is to say there is actually a long-range ballistic missile program and not just a space program as the Iranians say? Is there any concrete evidence to support this speculation(as that is all it is)?

    Where and when did North Korea come into the equation? Besides ‘chatter’ is there any evidence to support this?

    A poor attempt at journalism, no backing up of any claims, just spreading the same rumours of others.

    Who wrote this anyway?

  6. JohnDoe on April 14th, 2008 10:26 am

    cork, dont be simple.

    America has many many nuclear weapons. Should we take this as a sign they will attack us all tomorrow?

    Same can be said for many other nations.

  7. Doe John on April 14th, 2008 11:24 am

    I agree with JohnDoe. This is probably just another atempt of the US government to make Iran look like the bad guy.

    Iraq was done the same way. The weapons of mass destruction were never found, but gave the govenment a reason to invade.

    This is all it is. The US Government is looking for a reason to enter Iran.

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