Category Archives: Iran

AAA is back.

“Using big, expensive long-range surface-to-air missiles, known as SAMs, to stop a low-tech drone such as a quadcopter is like using an elephant gun to stop a flea. The increasing reliance on relatively slow, low-flying missiles and aircraft has made flak … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Russia, Ukraine Crisis, weapons | 5 Comments

Iranian drones are made with NATO parts

“The Iranian drones that Russia has used to attack military targets and civilians in Ukraine are built with parts almost exclusively made by companies with headquarters in the United States, Europe and Asia, according to a report issued Tuesday by a weapons … Continue reading

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“Iran Says it Tests Satellite-Carrying Rocket ….”

“… the same long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit could also be used to launch nuclear warheads. Tehran has regularly denied having any such intention. “The flight test of this satellite carrier with a solid-fueled engine … … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Iraq, Space, weapons | 24 Comments

Saudi Arabia is not our friend (nor anyone else’s) Get it? – Republished 13 October, 2022

“Foreign affairs experts gave President Joe Biden’s first Middle East trip a failing grade, charging that Biden was unable to accomplish any of his three primary goals: resetting ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, lowering gas prices by securing … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Current Affairs, Iran, Middle East, Religion, Saudi Arabia | 28 Comments

IRGC Space Force launches LEO satellite

“The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force is the strategic missile, air, and space force within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran. It was renamed from the IRGC Air Force into the IRGC Aerospace Force in 2009.” Comment: Iran … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Science, Space, weapons | 3 Comments

Hizballah makes its own missiles now?

“Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday that the Lebanon-based militant group has been producing drones in the country, and has the ability to turn thousands of rockets into precision missiles. On a day marking the martyrdom of Hezbollah militants … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, The Military Art | 7 Comments

Laser weapons at sea

“The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday it tested a laser weapon and destroyed a floating target in the Mideast, a system that could be used to counter bomb-laden drone boats deployed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the Red Sea. The test … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East, The Military Art, weapons, Yemen | 6 Comments

Idlib Situation – 13 December 2021

Well, pilgrims, the neo-Ottomans (as opposed to good Kemalists) are dug in along Route 5 like ticks on a hound dog’s back. IMO it was a grave error for the R+6 forces not to have made an all-out effort to … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Syria, Turkey | 25 Comments

Deterrent Balance 7

“Operation Deterrent Balance 7 is the most recent in a series of large-scale missile and drone attacks by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia. Operation Deterrent Balance 1 targeted the Shaybah super-giant oil field in southeast Saudi Arabia on August 17 of … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, The Military Art, weapons, Yemen | 12 Comments

Kill the AUMFs? Yes!!

Comment: The US should have declared war in the case of each and every one of the AUMFs. There are three on the books. Iraq, Afghanistan and the on that authorizes the use of the armed forces against anything that … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Borg Wars, government, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Pakistan | 27 Comments