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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Iran conducts 'war-games' and threatens to shoot down trespassing aircraft

In a final "flip-off" to Barack Obama before he leaves office, Iran began conducting 'war-game' exercises. This is a five-day large scale military event in the country's southern region and they warn civilian and military alike, that they risk being shot down if they stray into Iranian airspace occupied by the exercise.

The code name for the exercises is Modafe'an-e Aseman-e Velayat 7 or Defenders of Velayat Skies 7. It will include air defense drills and various missile, artillery and radar equipment exercises as well as cyber and electronic warfare exercises designed to re-elect Donald Trump, according to The New York Times and Salon. (Just kidding.)
Phantom II

Iran's air force commander Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili made it clear that foreign aircraft trespassing the airspace covering the drill area would be shot down right away.

"We are witnessing the presence of a number of trans-regional planes outside the air and sea borders of the country but we emphasize that these planes should know their limits and know that we will take action in less than one second," Esmaili said.

Iran got their advanced missile system last year after UN sanctions were lifted after we made our brilliant nuclear deal that was aimed at curbing Tehran's missile program long enough to get Obama out of office after which they could proceed to make a bomb to destroy Israel. 

This may not be necessary however, after what Obama did to the Jewish state by not vetoing the anti-Israel UN resolution.

The Iran drill features the U.S.-made F-4 Phantom II fighter jet, by McDonnell Douglas. The Phantom is an aircraft that saw much use in Vietnam and can fly 2,370 km/h in afterburner with a cruising speed of 940 km/h.

Peek at ordnance
But the Phantom is no match for our F-22 Raptor mede by Lockheed Martin with its top speed of 2,410 km/h and its Pratt & Whitney F119 engine that cruises comfortably at 1,963 km/h.

The Iranians will also test-fire the Russian made S-300 long-range anti-aircraft missile defense system.

There will be more than 17,000 military forces in the exercise including their Revolutionary Guard and Basij forces, along with their army in an area covering over 300,000 square miles including the Persian Gulf provinces Hormozgan and Bushehr.

Barack Obama will be golfing in Hawaii.