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    This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, claims to show the launching of an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile in an undisclosed location

    Demonstration of Force: Iran Tests Ballistic Missile Despite UNSC Warnings

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    The Aerospace Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards has carried out a test ballistic missile launch as part of the last step of testing missiles it has produced domestically, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to Mehr News Agency, the tests were meant as a "demonstration of force" which would check the readiness of all layers of Iranian society to counter any threats "to the revolution, order and territorial integrity of the country."

    The international community has long suspected Iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon, and the UN Security Council imposed two resolutions on Tehran in an attempt to curtail its activities involving ballistic missiles.

    On July 14, Iran and a group of six international mediators – Russia, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany – signed an historic deal to guarantee the peaceful nature of Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. On January 16, the UN nuclear watchdog confirmed that Iran had met its requirements under the deal, paving the way for sanctions relief.

    In January, the US Treasury Department sanctioned 11 entities and individuals, including six Iranians and one Chinese citizen, for their involvement in procurement on behalf of Iran’s ballistic missile program.

    The move came after media reports that Iran had tested a surface-to-surface Emad (Pillar) missile in October in violation of a UN Security Council resolution.


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    • choticastile
      Show them on the nose Iran! The Zio's in Isr**l must be shivering with rage and fear... Do I hear soft laughter coming from feisty Prof Ahmedinejad ... wouldn't surprise me ...
    • Selectric Typeball
      The Iran Nuclear Deal is history, if the Republican Nominee wins the Election
      in November.
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      Randall Lee Hilburnin reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, Well done! It is Israel who wants to wipe Iran off of the map, not the other way around. However, the Persians are letting the self-styled "Chosen People" know that if they try it they're going to take Israel with them. They've got enough conventional warheads to do the job without the need for nuclear weapons. This will also enable them to limit Palestinian losses, which would be enormous if they did make use of nuclear weapons. Do you think that the Iranians may have to a degree some humanitarian motives in regards to using conventional warheads?
    • choticastilein reply toRandall Lee Hilburn(Show commentHide comment)
      Randall Lee Hilburn, "Do you think that the Iranians may have to a degree some humanitarian motives in regards to using conventional warheads?"
      Absolutely -- Iran is actually a deeply spiritual nation, very much like the Russians -- scorched earth nuclear warfare has never been on either of these countries' minds -- instead peace. But the basic truth of it is that Washington-Zio-Rael is all for a godless materialism -- a man made global dominance based ideology, while Iran and Russia are for what is lasting -- the spiritual and Godly, which at its foundation, guarantees freedom brought about by peace and the prosperity it delivers on all nations -- to my mind, the multipolar world they have in mind, will most probably lead the world to the closest form of true democracy, we have ever enjoyed on the planet, because its aim is not to control, but to respect the sovereignty of all countries equally and in a fair and just manner, supported by and underwritten by completely overhauled international laws. I do believe there's a lot of things going on behind the scenes, we know virtually zilch about, but a good site, to more or less, see how these still hidden things are developing is, sott.net -- maybe you already check it out. Saw an interesting, very recent article there the other day: www.sott.net/article/309889-TREASON-Bibi-bribed-GOP-senator-1M-to-kill-the-Iran-Deal
      Very interesting what's coming out the wash....!
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      Randall Lee Hilburnin reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, I really appreciated your comment. It does give one hope for the future.

      What the ZioAmerican Empire is displaying is what is called religiosity, an outward show of religion while denying the inner spirit of it at the same time. As you say, a godless materialism is their true quasi-religion. The religious show is just to conceal what they really are and is also used by them to whip up popular support for themselves.

      The USA has undergone a complete corporate takeover, and is now a truly fascist state where state and corporate power have merged. Anything like democracy simply no longer exists in reality. We can vote for whomsoever we will but the exact same corporate interests remain firmly in power regardless of who we elect. Most, but not all, of the corporate money which has brought this about is Zionist money. For all intents and purposes a successful coup has been staged in this country.
      But by using Mammon rather than bullets.

      Thanks for the link. While I knew the basic story already from another source, the comments posted by certain citizens of Arkansas I found highly informative as they served to put things in their proper context.
    • choticastilein reply toRandall Lee Hilburn(Show commentHide comment)
      Randall Lee Hilburn, As I appreciate yours... Lovely we have the privilege to discuss and share here on SNN -- one of the rare sites which offers it all -- news, articles, essays, opinions and analyses from a wide array of experts from all over the world, which bring things into perspective and gives the opportunity to sort the wheat from the chaff found all over.
      Yes, my friends in the States are very in tandem with your thinking, but its tough for all of you, as at this moment, its very much a time will tell scenario. Do you ever visit a site called antimatrix.org -- there's a lot of history there, which is very educational, and I've often found one can pick up a lot of inside news there, which one can then compare and quantify against what is given to us as daily news. They mock the heck out of the writer, but he just continues in his merry way, not at all fazed by any of it. if you've not looked at it, I'd like to hear your opinion about it all sometime...
      However, I have learned not too be too forthright even on SN -- as they have once or twice let me know (very politely) that they could not publish a comment, so guess things will continue remaining sensitive for some time. I have never been guilty of hate speech, or inciting it in any way, but I know that there is some international publications board, which must be respected (at this moment in time) anyway.
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      Randall Lee Hilburn
      The site you gave me a link to has a lot of good information on it I would say, based on the part of it that I could read (I cannot read Cyrillic/Russian I regret to say.). There are many very good books it offers as well. I have obtained them from other sources so I'm familiar with a fair number of them. It seems a good source of reference material.

      The situation in the US will reach critical mass at some point after the next President takes office, whomsoever it may be. Then something will happen and the whole country will explode. It will not be a civil war according to the normal definition of the term. Instead the government will be opposed by a multitude of groups who are also at war with each other at the same time, as the whole country degenerates into total anarchy. This is what I consider to be the most likely scenario, and it is a big reason why I'm going to get out if I can ever figure out a way. American society has already largely disintegrated on a mental and spiritual level, and soon the bodily part will catch up.

      To carry on any communication at all means having to tolerate a certain amount of censorship and/or sabotage. There is nothing can be done about it at the present time.
      But "The truth trampled into the dirt is still the truth."
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      Randall Lee Hilburnin reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, (Please see my comment below.)
    • choticastilein reply toRandall Lee Hilburn(Show commentHide comment)
      Randall Lee Hilburn, the site I recommended is available in English -- Thanks for considering me a linguist of note -- able to read and or understand Russian! Good laugh I had.. Well time will tell, maybe it all ends better than most of us expect, especially if Planet 9 comes whipping through here... that'll deliver all their plans to file 13, cosy bunkers and all!
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      Randall Lee Hilburnin reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, I see where I made my mistake; I was in a hurry and overlooked the fact that it was available in English. Thanks for the correction.
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