Iran not bowing to American bully exceptionalism

Iran Sayyad 2 missiles
Iran Sayyad 2 missiles

“Iran can build any kind of missiles.” … Defense Minister

Top Daily Story  …  from Press TV, Tehran


"Dear Sarah, Pleas name two countries that border the United States."
“Dear Sarah, Please name two countries that border the United States. Take your time. There’s no rush.”

[ Editors Note: America’s continued descent into the La La Land of pretending to be the defender of the free world and the fountain of democracy is beginning to enter the ‘Sarah Palin school of geopolitical fantasy’ realm of delusion.

Whoever is coming up with these foreign policy papers seems to be lost in a time warp where most of the country lives in isolated rural areas with a few years of high school education max, and limited knowledge of the world around them.

They think we are to believe that after decades of promoting their false threat hoax regarding Iran, reaching its peak during the Bush-Cheney political mobster rule years with their constant drumming for a ‘pre-emptive’ strike on Iran, that Iran’s obvious response in trying to defend itself can now be spun as the replacement threat for their former nuke one.

Cutting right to the chase, America’s new foreign policy is now that, “Anyone who can defend against a pre-emptive attack, and heaven forbid…actually retaliate, well that is a serious threat against American national security and all options are on the table.”

It is a pitiful foreign policy, the kind only a bully nation would have. And it is getting late in the day for Americans being so servile in accepting their ‘pretend-a-democracy’ that they have. Everybody is so busy whining and playing their own victim group card that they don’t have any time or resources for any serious game changing push back.

What we saw happen to Congress on the Syrian attack vote has been the only bright spot from far too many Americans too busy or too disinterested to care. The Iranians have raised the bar on what a people can do to defend themselves from American and Israeli aggression.

Maybe it’s time they begin offering Skype seminars for the rest of us on how to do it. Wouldn’t that be a hoot? … Jim W. Dean ]


 –  First published March 1,  2014  –


General Hossein Dehqan
General Hossein Dehqan

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says Iran can build any type of missile. “Today, we are capable of producing different types of missiles, including surface-to-surface, surface-to-air, [and] air-to-surface by the defense industries,” Dehqan said on Saturday.

He noted that the range, precision and tactical capabilities of missiles are of high importance to Iran, adding that the country has also managed to produce radar-evading missiles.

Iran enjoys state-of-the-art defense technology, which meets all the demands of the Armed Forces in dealing with asymmetric threats, he added.

The Iranian official said the Islamic Republic is also capable of overhauling civilian aircraft, adding that it plans to equip all its vessels and submarines with missile systems. The Islamic Republic also plans to increase the export of its military equipment, Dehqan concluded.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

Iran has so far designed and manufactured different indigenous missiles, including Sayyad-2, Khalij-e-Fars (Persian Gulf), Mehrab (Altar), Ra’d (Thunder), Qader (Mighty), Nour (Light) and Zafar (Triumph).

The Islamic Republic has also conducted several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.

Iran says its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

Editing:  Jim W. Dean


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