Skip to comments.FOX EXCLUSIVE: Iran pulls missile from launchpad after apparent prep for launch, US officials say
Posted on 02/07/2017 6:32:36 PM PST by Strac6
Iran removed a powerful missile from a launchpad east of Tehran within the past few days, Fox News has learned, as U.S. and Iranian officials continued trading public barbs about the Islamic Republic's missile tests.
The Pentagon is concerned because Safir missiles use the same components as those needed for an intercontinental ballistic missile. Irans ballistic program has expanded dramatically in the past 10 years, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.
New satellite imagery from Feb. 3, obtained exclusively by Fox News from ImageSat International and verified by U.S. officials, showed Iran preparing a Safir for launch. That missile is the type Iran has previously used to put a satellite into space.
It has been two years since Iran has launched a Safir into space, according to officials. But there has been a flurry of activity on an Iranian launchpad that U.S. officials have been watching closely, since the launch of a ballistic missile from the site last week.
In a surprising about face, Fox News learned Tuesday morning that Irans missile had been removed from the launchpad. It was not immediately clear why.
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Remember when President Reagan said "let my people go," and they were our of Iranian airspace within hours.
My read on this is President Trump said "back off!" and the Iranians said to themselves, "Allah be praised, but while we do, my exulted Excellency, I suggest we don't Ef with this infidel MF Trump. He means what he says, not like wimpy Brother Barack. ..."
The Mullah’s blinked.
Way to go GEN FLYNN!
I guess they realized, “Carter is not in charge no more.”
Yes, he is!!
A pin hole ?
Mothballs for the mullahs missiles.
I don’t think they want to mess with Trump or Mattis.
We have a new Sheriff in town!
If it were up to me, I would have taken it out with a Hellfire, followed by several fuel-air-vapor bombs on the installation.
a few moab’s?
The best war you ever win is the one where the enemy never fires a shot.
Curtis LeMay was once was asked by a (stupid) young female DC socialite. “... So tell me General.... what is the job of this Strategic Air Command, this Air Force of yours?”
LeMay’s answer: “Well, actually Ma’am, it’s not mine, it’s actually President Kennedy’s but our job? Our job is to ensure that every morning, when the Soviet Defense Minister walks into Mr. Khrushchev’s office, and no matter how angry Mr. Khruschev is with the United States, Field Marshal Malinovsky says to Mr. Khrushchev, “Not today, Tovarich (Comrade) Chairman, Not today.”
“If it were up to me, I would have taken it out with a Hellfire, followed by several fuel-air-vapor bombs on the installation.”
I would have shot it out of the sky and then announced that since we now know our defensive capabilities are sound, we are going to test some offensive capabilities.
Please see #10
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