Iran Test Fires Second Missile In 24 Hours As Posturing Escalates

Tyler Durden's picture

As expected yesterday, when the US went out full bore with a Japan approach of McCollum-like strategy of leaving Iran no option but to keep escalating until finally the US has enough public support grounds for a response, in under 24 hours Iran has launched a second missile, this time not a medium-range SAM to a long-range shore-to-sea missile. Needless to say, the US 5th Navy is watching these quite welcome developments with great interest. From Reuters: "Iran said on Monday it had successfully test fired a long-range missile during its naval exercise in the Gulf, flexing its military muscle to show it could hit Israel and U.S. bases in the region if attacked. The announcement came amid rising tension over Iran's disputed nuclear programme which Western powers believe is working on developing atomic bombs. Tehran denies the accusation and last week said it would stop the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz if the West carried out threats to impose sanctions on its oil exports." At this point it is glaringly obvious to all but the most confused that the US is consistently pushing Iran to escalate further and further, until such time as the US ships stationed in Bahrain say enough and decide it is time to sink some boats.


"We have test fired a long-range shore-to-sea missile called Qader (capable), which managed to successfully destroy predetermined targets in the Gulf," deputy Navy Commander Mahmoud Mousavi told the official news agency IRNA. Iran earlier said it would test fire two long-range missiles on Monday - Qader and another system called Nour (light) - to display its resolve to counter any attack by enemies such as Israel or the United States."

Where it gets interesting is that in what is a certain show of solidarity for Syria, Iran's Mousavi said observers from the country's closest Arab ally, Syria, would attend the last day of its 10-day naval exercise.

The rest is already well-known:

The European Union is considering a ban - already in place by the United States - on imports of Iranian crude.


The U.S. Fifth Fleet reacted to Iran's threat to stop oil flows, saying it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the Gulf.


The United States and Israel have not ruled out military action against Iran if diplomacy fails to resolve the Islamic state's nuclear row with the West.


Iran said it had no intention to close the Strait of Hormuz.


"No order has been given for the closure of the Strait of Hormuz. But we are prepared for various scenarios," state television quoted navy chief Habibollah Sayyari as saying.

Probably the best advice we have at this point is to keep an eye on what Goldman's commodity research group is saying: if they tell clients to dump Brent, we are probably minutes away from full out war. Until then, the foreplay will continue.

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ExpendableOne's picture

Aside from gathering intel on the missle telemetry, this is not going to amount to anything just yet.  Next fall after "obambi" figures out he's headed for a blowout defeat, he'll do something.  Until then, it's all a dance.

pan-the-ist's picture

Only a Democrat can succesfully impose austerity on Americans.

TBTB need austerity imposed on Americans.

Obami is a Democrat.

Obami will win.


mess nonster's picture

Ron Paul will allow austerity upon America if he wins. Obama will impose austerity by diktat. The difference bewtween Paulian austerity and Obamian austerity is that Paul's will come with freedom, and it will be the logical debt-deleveraging of a free market, which if endured, will snap us into whatever new reality we must face sooner than Obama's central-planning ever will. As for the freedom aspect, sure, it might only be the freedom to ride frieght trains in search of work, but it will be preferable to the FEMA camps that Obama has in mind

pan-the-ist's picture

Paul will never be allowed to win, but if he does we can all celebrate.

wretch's picture

If by "we" you mean corporations, I agree with you.  Otherwise, you're a fucking fool for celebrating a Paul win.

FeralSerf's picture

If Barry is a democrat, how come he keeps acting like a neocon republican?

Obama has the best chance of all the republicans so far to win the nomination and the election.   He also has Wall Street's money behind him.

This doesn't mean I'm pleased with the prospects.

CPL's picture

Next US election, if there is one, it'll be the richest fucker that wins the sock puppet show as usual.

Schmuck Raker's picture

<--- Trust Iran more

<--- Trust Goldman Sachs more


j0nx's picture

That's pretty telling right there. It's also very sad that if you put the option to trust Iran or the US Govt. more you'd get a similar result. Very sad. Even sadder that the people think that but do nothing of substance about it.

pan-the-ist's picture

What specifically should the American people do about it?  Elect a socialist president who will act for the people against Goldman Sacs and the banking oligarchy?  I think we tried that.

I'm all for trying to elect Ron Paul now -- just to see what will happen.

Conrad Murray's picture

"What specifically should the American people do about it?"

Erect a National Razor and have at it. Stand outside Squid HQ and hang everyone that walks out the doors. March on The Capitol and White House and take them over.

Or, keep on doing nothing like good slaves.

pan-the-ist's picture

Just check out the article about what FDR had to do just to get Americans to fight the Japanese, and you want to try to convince them to fight ourselves?  We aint that hungry yet. (yet.)

Conrad Murray's picture

I know. I don't expect anything will happen until the money stops flowing and the "gibs me dats" losers start to riot. Then, if anything, the inbred fucks that think it's all "the niggers" or "the mooooslims" fault will put down their banjos long enough to ignite a race war(just as TPTB would like).

However, if the people of the USA can disabuse themselves of the notion that politicians, bankers, and lobbyists are part of "ourselves", as opposed to traitors of the highest order, worthy of no quarter(but, certainly, quartering), then there is a slight chance of fixing things, at least temporarily.

The terrorists are not in Talibanistan, they are in NY and DC. All three branches of the government have been taken over and stocked with people who are hostile to the foundations of the United States, true domestic enemies. And I do not say that lightly.

wisefool's picture

I am so old now that I can not discern the difference between

  • the "proud, industrious folks" with a teacher/buerocrat for a 3rd wife, step children, and a "hard working job" interspersed with months "working for the state" (unemployment) Driving a truck chasis based vehicle (san spinners) who hate other people.
  • -and-
  • the "proud, cultured folks" with a teacher/buerocrat for housemate, her kids and my kids, a "hard working job" interspersed with months "working for the state" (welfare) Driving a truck chasis based vehicle (with spinners) who hate other people.

Its all the product of statism. And ohh yes, they would love to have a "race" war so that they can make worse for everyone in the process of "fixing it", just like they did the last time, producing the above. They just dont want a class war or debtors revolt. People in the revolving door of Media-Gov-Finance-K-Street simply can not be effective leaders without accrutriments. And they need foriegn adventurism to keep the brain sharp.

Ron Paul 2012. 90% chop out of the tax code. Audit the fed. Make sure there is a declaration of war every time. Live free. rEVOLoution.

Conrad Murray's picture

Voting for Ron Paul isn't the worst action one can take. However, I would like to point out two things:

1. CONgress will do *NOTHING* he asks of them.

2. He will be assassinated.

wisefool's picture

1. Well that would be okay. The thing about the ponzi is that somebody does have to keep typing the numbers in the computer like an espisode of the TV show "Lost". Have you ever noticed that at the end of every year, the congress critters like Pelosi/Kerry/McCain have to scramble to pay themselves (keep the government open), cause they spent the whole year making sure their "contributors" (usually a spouse, as in these cases) got legislation all year. Ron Paul is not going to go along with this yearly "urgent" absurd display of "self sacrifice". If you make a good product, people will buy it. you don't need a 75,000 page tax code to put food on the table and wood in the fire.

2. I think being 76 years old, with a life long commitment to non-agression principles, should be a signal to people that he is a patriot willing to accept certain "sacrifices"

swoop72's picture

well, he WOULD have a slew of dictorial powers at his disposal.....

LasVegasDave's picture

ok, but what about the niggers?  angels all?  its just the jews that are the problem, right?

my puppy for prez's picture

I hear the slot machines calling GO!!'s picture

Racists used to hate Jews as well as blacks. I wonder what happened?

Tompooz's picture

"Racists used to hate Jews as well as blacks. I wonder what happened?"


They became more discriminating?'s picture

That's hilarious. I doff my cap.

The Fonz...before shark jump's picture

I hear your frustration Conrad...the plan is to give them enough rope to hang themselves with....the corner of the room is fast approaching and there is nothing but fresh paint surrounding them....

optimator's picture

It would be the most interesting campaign since Goldwater/Johnson.

11b40's picture

This is a ZH reader poll.  The general population would vote much differently.  Most know very little about either GS or Iran.  In fact, most don't know much about the US Govt, either.  That's what is really sad.

LasVegasDave's picture

Goldman sachs will only steal 90% of your money but

Iran will kill 90% of your family with their nukes.

so fuck Iran. We should have paid saddam $100MM a year to fight the Iranians for us.  Big Mistake GWB

1979 payback is a long time coming.

Death to the Mullahs. 

Use their beards to polish our drones.


CPL's picture

What nukes?


Look, Iran is being used as bait.  It'll be a Russian or Chinese nuke that kills you.  However the squid thinks it can "control" this war. 


This war will be a war of Atrophy, who runs out of gas first literally.  Once the lights go out at Goldman and JPM, it is only at that point are TPTB are going to understand the horrible mistake they made.  It will be shortly after that, all the security they've hired to protect themselves walks away and leaves them naked and vunerable.  If their hired security detail doesn't finish them off first for the sake of good taste and bounced checks.


Not before making the US public pay for it first though with oil, blood and time. 




Oh regional Indian's picture

It's those DUMBs that bear looking into CPL. 

But overall, I think anyone planning too hard on surviving this is wasting time and evergy. Most of the work being called out is inner work. 

Exponential growth in Death & Destruction (at the every least, of liberties) is a given at this point.

You cannot shoot your way out of a camp whose fencing is mobile and can track your every move.

So, what is the smart play? Lot's of people feel pumped by their physical arsenals. Look at soldiers. Awesome Arsenals. The best that money can buy, and yet they are PTSD'd and chemicalized and drugged into becoming the walking dead. 


slewie the pi-rat's picture

what's the smart play for someone trapped in a world like yours by his/her "inner work"?

perhaps you should take a vow to stop fuking spamming and see what happens...

Hulk's picture

fingers to thumbs


and for you inverse R types


Suddenly I see that maps is spam backwards, and I think turtles.

Its an infinity of turtles all the way down...

Cathartes Aura's picture

I believe it's the Iroquois peoples who refer to the North American land mass as Turtle Island - prophetic vision, eh.

CPL's picture

Best position in this situation is to have no position and wait.

Start learning skills that were important 200 years ago.  Buy tools and books then learn how to use them while these fools are off attempting to suck up the last bit of carbon heroin make sure you are on the other side of the planet.


I'm not sure how many here have trained in martial arts, not that faggotry known as mixed martial arts or Krav Magda, I'm talking boxing, judo, karate, savate, etc. 

What is the first rule any dojo teaches?  Best type of fight is the one you don't into. 

Second rule is find your exit and run. 

Unlike the typical movie stylization of one man versus the world where the ammo is unlimited and the canned goods grow on trees. We are not superheros, just people that need to understand our limitations.

There will come the eventual realization that it will be time to rebuild.  The more of us there are available, the easier it will be to build again.  If the opportunity comes up to draw and quarter one of the scum bucket families that put the world into this shape, we'll take it.  Right now though, everyone is at full strength.  It would be incredibly hazardous to approach any of the Powers that be right now.  They are crazy, violent and can't think beyond their own hand to mouth needs.

trav7777's picture

so building a compound here and stacking 2000lbs of silver is a bad idea?  oh noze

CPL's picture

It's a silly idea to build a bunker.  Can't hide from anything going on in society because we are always interacting with one another.  That's kind of the point of having a society.


Best case is stay out of the line of fire until entrophy takes it's course properly.

Hephasteus's picture

I hate to break it to you ORI but your INNER world means jack shit. It's a complete fucking lie. Relying on your Inner Voice for information and nourishment is like relying on a government fucknut for drugged toxic water supply that you pay for. I spent years on the process and tore the shit out of it intellectually in a year of analyzing.  It's not your goddamn body and it's not your goddamn emotions. Thinking is air. Feeling is water. Feeling is simply compressed cooled air. Like liquid oxygen. And the thoughts are all attempted to be main streamed and parroted to make the emotion juice work right.

The I ching has a bunch of stuff about the well. About it being cleaned out and about nobody going to it anymore. Etc etc. This place is called the castle of illusion because well it's built by FUCKING LIARS. Accept it. Deal with it. I'll never incarnate onto his planet again. Because the rote you have to "accept" to get here I won't read, I won't digest I won't fucking agree to it. I'll simply throw it back into your fucking face forever and ever and ever ever.

You should do a couple of cycles with pluto in cancer or pluto in 4th house. Work on shutting your shutters. You see you are trying to get "white" people to accept a "nature" when it's got nothing to do with them. I don't kill animals and I don't eat animals but if I incarnate in a body here I HAVE to in order to be healthy. Stop putting the blame on ordinary citizens and put it where it fucking belongs. The jackasses who "talked you into coming here" so they could fill you full of holes and take away your completeness that you already had to start wtih. Until you shed all humanity and become a light "sprite" like a ball of light with just a face or image on it. And blink out of here. Your'e not bill nye the science guy learning jack shit. You're another idiot in the idiot machine.

Oh and read "The People of the Monolith" you won't learn anything about your base nature or your "evolvement" but you will get an understanding of predators that run this place. I haven't had a dream or any sort of communication with the powers that be that aren't completely full of shit for months and months. And they control the "focus" the truth won't be baked into the cake as they tossed the "good ingredients" out months and months ago. Some of my blockers and cofusers and diffusers still work but it's nothing but control and lies. Like being trapped in a psychopaths dungeon.

WaterWings's picture

Ahh, again how I love threads with CPL and Heph.


Cathartes Aura's picture

I too enjoy your rants Heph. . .

You should do a couple of cycles with pluto in cancer or pluto in 4th house.

Rumsfeld - sun in cancer, balsamic conj. with pluto in cancer. . . wide conjunction to amrka's sun in cancer, also dubya's sun in cancer, who also has saturn in cancer, both 12th house. . .

that pluto in cancer/4th house is some heavy shit stirred, and pluto in cap will see the undoing of what has been believed in, what was created from the believed in, as the trust unravels, daily. . .

gotta tear down the belief structures, burn back the fields for a fallow period. . . of indeterminate length. . .

by the way, you are THAT which you seek, duality is the illusion of "here". . .

see ya round.


my puppy for prez's picture

Finally....some knowledge and sanity!

11b40's picture

Thanks for proving my point.  It would be hard to find a better example.

prole's picture

When is 1967 payback Dave.

Is 1967 payback a long time coming?

Send your own drones over there if you want to kill them.

mess nonster's picture

<----PressTV/RT/Al Jazeera


LasVegasDave's picture

yes, we all know that neither Al Jazeera, nor RT has any agenda.

Try supporting the fairness doctrine over there; youll be swinging from a crane or disappeared.

11b40's picture

Fairness Doctrine?  What are you talking about?  Our corporate media owners took care of that little annoyance long ago.

sbenard's picture

Should have had a third option:


GeneMarchbanks's picture

Nice to see we have a pair of Squid employees taking the time to read ZH whilst resting from doing God's work.

UPDATE: we now have three.

Rodolfito's picture

+1 for Trust Iran more, but the trouble is that Ahmadinejad is likely an elite puppet who will take the country to war for the globalist goals including depopulation, despite his impressive speeches at the UN, etc. half way down page, there is pic of Ahmad. beside Bush - sure these hand signals are very circumstantial evidence, but why is it that all the world leaders, hollywood stars, and cartoon characters continually make them?

We are all in very deep shit with these creepy world leaders

trav7777's picture

who knew Ahmedinajad was a fuckin longhorns fan and therefore in league with Lucifer?


my puppy for prez's picture

This post is so Hegelian Dialectical it makes me laugh....out loud!