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Mon., Aug. 18, 2008, 11:18 a.m.

Iran Launches Satellite into Space…

Good morning, Netizens...

Oh, REALLY? Here is a picture of the Iranian rocket just before it launched into space.

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Monday it was ready to help fellow Muslim states launch satellites into orbit after it successfully put a dummy satellite into orbit -- a move that may increase Western suspicions over its atomic ambitions. So helpful, those Iranians, always willing to help out their fellow Muslims, eh?

Iran said on Sunday it had put the home-grown dummy satellite into orbit on a domestically made rocket for the first time. The long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into space can also be used for launching weapons.

No! Say it isn't so!

Now, what do you think?

Given that according to this press wire story, they now have the ability to launch a rocket into space successfully, do you think this development makes either Israeli or US forces feel any more secure than before?

Does Iran's capability of launching rockets into space cause you concern?

It causes me grave concern. It isn't that big of a quantum leap from launching “friendly” satellites into space to launching nuclear weapons of some sort. Paint me a conspiracy theorist or paint me as a pragmatist. This is a troublesome development, either way.


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