Iran Test Fires, Touts Advanced Surface-To-Surface Missile Day Ahead Of Nuclear Reactor Launch

Tyler Durden's picture

Nothing like a little geopolitical ruckus to spoil the fun...the fun. Xinhua reports that hours ago, and just a day before the Bushehr nuclear reactor is supposed to go online, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran had test fired a surface-to-surface missile, Qiam, footage of which was shown on state television. Surely this fits well as a time slot segue from the recent clip showing mass graves prepared for Iran's "aggressors."

And while CNBC discusses jeggings purchasing trends as the most critical development in current global economics, here is some far less relevant news from Xinnua:

Iran's new surface-to-surface missile, Qiam, has been successfully test-fired, Vahidi said in Friday prayers in Tehran.

"Being a new class of Iranian missiles, Qiam has been equipped with new technical specifications and exceptional tactical powers, " Vahidi was quoted as saying.

One of the features of the missile is that "it does not have flippers and this provides it with higher tactical capabilities," the minister said.

Another feature of the missile is that the possibility of being targeted by other missiles is very low, Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

Vahidi did not specify the location and the time of the test.

Vahidi's remarks came a day before the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant operations startup.

Something tells us the Nielsen rating for this broadcast in Tel Aviv was one of the highest ones in 2010.

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snowball777's picture

Photoshop, bitchez.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Nothing like a little geopolitical ruckus to spoil the fun...the fun.

Scottrade, bitchez.

Bearster's picture

And their pursuit of nukes is purely for peaceful electrical generation purposes.

In other news about the jihad, Libya had to be warned not to have a second annual celebration of the release of the mass murderer who brought down a passenger plane over Lockerbie.  Does this leave any doubts that Libya (and other islamic nations) pursue terrorism as their official war policies against the West?  And if so, won't appeasement bring the same result as it did with Hitler?

Max Hunter's picture

Hitler... yeah.. nice touch. 

Islamic REACTION to western aggression and occupation has been mild. If it were my country invaded, I would have fought the westerners with ALL MEANS at my disposal..

It just kills me how the Arabs and Persians are demonized for protecting themselves.. But i'm not surprised.. It's a classic attempt to gain or maintain consensus..  

Dr. Richard Head's picture

I have to agree with you there.  The US creates "ground zeros" all throughout the Middle East and when those countries arm themselves for defense it is considered terrorism (keep in mind most of these countries our US government fights were armed by US corporations of the Military Industrial Complex, i.e. Iraq, North Korea, etc).  Never mind the genocide of the Iraqis. Never mind the CIA destabilization of democratically elected leaders of Islamic countries.  Never mind the fact that our government took down an airliner over Cuba full of innocent civilian women and children passengers.  Never mind the military grade weaponized gas the US military gave Saddam that he used to gas the Kurds.  Never mind Sunni and Shia Muslims are two opposing, fighting religious factions and the US government switches sides constantly as to whom they support.  Never mind facts.  Remember, ALL Muslims hates us because we are free.  It has nothing to do with the US policies of subverting countries that have never attacked America. 

911 were the work of extremists, not the official act of any Middle Eastern country.  The Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and soon to be Iran wars are used to fight for dollar hegemony and stopping the Chinese from getting to the resources that our government is plundering.  This has nothing to do with our freedom to now be stripped searched and monitored in all of our activities (aka FREEDOM!!!!!!!)

the_magician's picture

Doc, you are right in many cases. 'closest friend in the world' likes playing war games, for whatever reasons. That leads to all this shit. Whatever the arguments are, i'm sure, that we humanity wouldn't be staring into the abyss today if our 'friend's' games wouldn't have g have gone out of control.And out of sight.




TBT or not TBT's picture

This nuclear drive by Iran is not about genuine Persian nationalism.     The actual Persian people despise the regime, which is so bent on Islamic messianism and end-of-times destruction of Israel stuff (while pillaging Iran for the mullahs and the well connected), that they can't keep the electricity on in Teheran, and they have systematic gasoline rationing for years and years, in a country sitting on huge oil reserves, despite loads of well trained persian engineers well capable of delivering these basics.     The regime provides a schedule of rolling blackouts to residents of Teheran so everyone can know when they can use their appliances and when not.   In the 21st century.   Abject stupidity by the regime is to blame.    The scarcity derives not from persecution by foreign powers but from the heavy islamic style socialism that derives from the attempt to impose ever purer Islam, a foreign, Arab religion, on Persia.

Turd Ferguson's picture

I'll go along with that, TBT. Nice job.

Max Hunter's picture

I'm not disagreeing with what you are saying TBT. I would add, however, that the opposition in Iran is not as widespread as MSM in the west would have you to believe. And the opposition does not align themselves with the West but instead would simply rather see a more moderate government.

Your statement implies (to me) that the regime change in Iran forced by western aggression is justified. I don't buy that.

Pull out a map. Look at the U.S. (West) military bases and recent invasions. If you are in Iran and do not feel threatened, then you are a fool.

Hedge Jobs's picture

ive read a few of your posts now bearster and come to the conclusion you are a retard. the simple answer to your 2 stupid questions is Yes to the first and no to the second. Im not even going to bother trying to explain why as im afraid your 1 brian cell might explode and leave you being even stupider than you already are. 

mitack's picture

Nobody gives a sh!t what do you think...

Personal attacks not appreciated.

If you have nothing of substance to say,

STFU and go away...

Shylockracy's picture

It is always amusing when Zionists take a break from land-stealing, organ-harvesting, sex-slaving of Ukranian women, phosphor bombing of civilians, blood-diamond trading, and multinational bribery & corruption to post warmongering lies at Zero Hedge.

With so much to do, just how can they find the time?

ArrestBobRubin's picture

I know you'd give your poor sucker "such a deal!"

Mojo's picture

Well, "the west" did let the guy go for some oil lease.

BTW, Hitler did have the best army on earth. Iran has nothing. Don't compare the two.

ZackAttack's picture

Man, this thread went all Godwin quickly, didn't it?

They'd be morons to fight a set-piece battle with the US when we've shown the world repeatedly that asymmetrical warfare is the way to defeat us.

They can defy us without consequence because they hold the key to Iraq. If we stay, they can foil any government we try to create; if we go, they can gain control of any government the Iraqis can form. You're just as well off getting screwed and coming home as getting screwed and staying.

Hephasteus's picture

Terrorism is the result of gross inequalities between two combatants. When one person or side feels grossly inadequate about a frontal confrontation they will either employ passive aggressive means. Or employ super drastic hardline tactics like flying your plane into carrier or suicide bombing. Though passive aggressive techniques are always being employed by those in power to undermine resistance. That's why government health care is so dangerous as it will be used to weaken the population to avoid them feeling strong or healthy enough to fight back. That's why massive posioning was employed through agricultural means before the last "break down" of the fractional reserve scam. This time they took thier time and employed lots of ways to poison. Mercury fillings, sugar balances to set off diabetes. Plenty of addictive chemicals.

ToNYC's picture

If all these Libyan bashers, not OXY for one sure, were to read the facts of the case against Abdel-Baset Megrahi, they'd see that he had taken the rap like a good soldier..not clear for who. Nothing like a river of cash flow to grease the wheels of justice for commerce.

newstreet's picture

I can hardly wait to check out these comments later in the day - after those paid to write have their say.

MarketTruth's picture

Paid to write? Ahhh yes, you must mean those (self-hating anti-semite) Zionists who have specific computer applications to rig votes on websites and conduct their own geo-political propaganda machine. Maybe the next step is for Israel to illegally send in Mossad to murder more country leaders to help change the news headlines?

"We must expel Arabs and take their places." --- David Ben Gurion, 1937, Ben Gurion and the Palestine Arabs, Oxford University Press, 1985.

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population." --- David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

"There has been Anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" --- Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp. 121-122.

"Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves ... politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves... The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country." --- David Ben Gurion, quoted on pp 91-2 of Chomsky's Fateful Triangle, which appears in Simha Flapan's "Zionism and the Palestinians pp 141-2 citing a 1938 speech.

snowball777's picture

now the poor klu klux man

sees that we're all brothers

not because things are the same

because we lack the same color

and that's green

and that's mean

can't burn his cross

because he cant afford the gasoline

Kaiser Sousa's picture

and u got junked for simply quoting the exact words & record of the "godfather" of modern Zionism....yeah, self inpsection and critical analysis of ones self can b uncomfortable when it reveals wickedness, malevolence, and amorality.... thanks for a peak at the historical record though...Cheers


Dr. Richard Head's picture

Junking a post is the new ad hominen attack I guess. 

old_turk's picture

Either that or they're saying you're off the mark.

btw, didn't use the junk button on you, I find perspectives interesting and enlightening particularly if they not in-line with my own.

But then that's just me, others get twitchy fingers.  It is a fight club after all.

MarketTruth's picture

Agreed, it is the fight club and that is well and good. Have a feeling the quotes from those in/of Israel may help get people to read books and truly learn about what is really going on, versus just their nightly mainstream news propaganda machine or the endless political speeches from many high ranking USA government officials who are dual citizens holding passports from both Israel and the USA.


"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that... I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." --- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001



Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed

mitack's picture

You mean- like in this:

Positive Views of Israel, Brought to You by Israelis

Shylockracy's picture

Even Israelis are having trouble to stomach the overdosis of lies, brutality and hate their Government dishes out daily.

You may check these first-hand accounts by Israeli troopers in occupied Palestine. Not all Israelis are hopelessly dehumanized, as these former troopers show.

Warning, Zionist reality ahead.

jbc77's picture

For the love of God will someone please turn those towel head Iranian bastards into glass. I would really enjoy seeing Mock-mood-adeem-a-john take a missle up his rear.

doggings's picture

For the love of God will someone please turn those towel head Iranian bastards into glass. I would really enjoy seeing Mock-mood-adeem-a-john take a missle up his rear.

For the love of "there is no God" I would far rather see them do it to you and all the people like you.

Max Hunter's picture

Aren't you late for you plans to go into the woods and kill defenseless animals for sport?

I really hope crack will remain illegal when the war on drugs comes to an end..

Internet Tough Guy's picture

Now now jb, that is not politically correct. You are only supposed to say that Tel Aviv should be destroyed, never Iran.

MountainMan's picture

Iranians are not towel head...I think you're thinking of the Arabs.

Hedge Jobs's picture

thats really constructive 77, i think you should get together with bearster. you would then have 2 brain cells to harness. Imagine what you could come up with then.

stollcri's picture

Fire up the nuclear crematorium, let's get this genocide started! Woohoo!

You sir are an ignorant douche-bag.

crosey's picture

Iran has every desire to be the tip of the spear in the ME.  Russia and China love it too.  Let's not have delusions any other way.  This is a very deliberate chess match.

newstreet's picture

How many paid for comments will be posted here this morning?

Sudden Debt's picture

people get payd for posting crap?!


This place must be loaded with millionaires!

SheepDog-One's picture

If people get paid for posting crap here then you must be a trillionaire by now Sudden Debt.

monkeyfaction's picture

My sources can confirm there is a crack a team of writers paid to disagree with anything you write on the internet.

Sudden Debt's picture

How can you counter that logic, when it's written on the internet which makes it a 100% true.

Citizen of an IKEA World's picture

My sources can confirm there is a crack a team of writers paid to disagree with anything you write on the internet.

Like hell there is!





Bringin It's picture

Hey Monkey - My sources can confirm there is a crack a team of writers paid to disagree with anything you write on the internet.

What's this?

and this?

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Sudden Debt's picture

The window of opportunity...



is now closed.

It's raining nukes, HALELUJAH!

mortpiedra's picture

... we could end this seemingly endless haggle simply by giving back isreal to the palestinians ... think about how much money we could save on military expenditure ... it would be the simplest and most straightforward step towards world peace ... amen!

Hedge Jobs's picture

agreed, 1 country for all who want to live in peace there, jews, muslims and christians all together. Seems to work pretty well in every other developed nation. Oh, hang on, we cant do that. The jewish supremacists dont want to share with the lowly christian and muslims because according to their god they are better than everyone else.

Things that go bump's picture

We could offer them Nevada for a homeland.

Blankman's picture

Iranian made, anyone have the specs on this puppy?  By the way wrong photo: