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Israeli UAVs can reach Iran 26, February 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Iran, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
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Israel has brought into production unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can reach Iran. The Mideasti blog has a nice article on this which raises two particularly good points.

– Contrary to surprised/concerned/hyperbold-ridden headlines, the existence of this UAV has been known for some time

– It is intrinsically too slow, cumbersome and light-weight to pose any direct threat to Iran. I.e. it can relatively easily be shot down and could not carry heavy ‘bunker-buster’ bombs

Gaddafi: holy war against Swiss 26, February 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Africa.
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Libya’s idiotic leader has called for a holy war against Switzerland. Do I even need to bother…