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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:01 AM
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69. Cheney will let them sink a carrier with Sunburn missiles....
The resulting horror and outrage in this country will provide plenty of support.

"Of all the missiles in Iran's armament, the most dangerous is the Russian-made SS-N-22 Sunburn. These missiles are, simply, the fastest anti-ship weapons on the planet. The Sunburn can reach Mach 3 at high altitude. Its maximum low-altitude speed is Mach 2.2, some three times faster than the American-made Harpoon. The Sunburn takes two short minutes to cover its full range. The missile's manufacturers state that one or two missiles could cripple a destroyer, and five missiles could sink a 20,000 ton ship. The Sunburn is also superior to the Exocet missile. Recall that it was two Exocets that ripped the USS Stark to shreds in 1987, killing 37 sailors. The Stark could not see them to stop them."

http://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/48...
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