IRAN BOMB RUMOR?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stubeeef, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    Iran is reporting a missle fired from an airplane in a region with nuke facilities. A lot not confirmed, but interesting news this morning, futures are diving on the news!

    Get your *ss home Ambercombieboy!

    this news has not been confirmed by reliable sources, so could be crap. Lets hope all is well.

    edit: could be a missle fired from unmanned US air surveillance aircraft, OR a surface to air missle from Iran to shot down an US UAV.

    edit: witness claim blast was from aircraft

    edit: iran and syria align after lebonese X pres assignated. are opposed to US. Big surprise there.
     
  2. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    One story is that it might have been an ejected fuel pod from a military jet, that exploded on impact.

    Plausable
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    This probably belongs in Political... it's bound to get ugly.

    Edit: some sources... timesonline has just picked up the story, the bbc has a little sketchy stuff. Neither the IRNA or the Tehran Times have updated as yet.
     
  4. takao macrumors 68040

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    if true it's bad news indeed....

    and the range of suspects are rather small...

    it could be a terrorist attck who want the whole situation to escalate (sp?) or of course a _very_ stupid preemptive strike from somebody else
    or of course: a mistake (like the us cruise missile who hit an Iran oil facility by mistake in the attack on iraq)

    i really hope it was a mistake ...any further escalation would be only in the interests of terrorists
     
  5. aloofman macrumors 68020

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    The Iranians have been allied with Syria for a long time now, so that's even less of a surprise.
     
  6. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Last I heard it was a construction blast. So that was that.

    I guess Syria and Iran just wanted to make it official and outloud. Maybe they just think that they need to get together to fight HIV/AIDs in Africa, or to increase Tsunami relief?
     

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