Another provocation. I used to call stories like these "1938 Alerts," as if to say that they marked the run-up to a world war. But with the supine Obama in the White House, it is not 1938, and there will be no war -- only surrender without a shot being fired.
"Iran test-fires advanced missile," from the BBC, December 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Iran has successfully test-fired an improved version of a medium-range missile, state television has said.
The Sajjil-2 has a longer range than previously-tested missiles which could travel 2,000km (1,243 miles), Iran's Arabic-language TV station announced.
That range would put Israel and US bases in the Gulf within range.
Correspondents say it is not the first time this missile has been tested, but the timing is likely to add to current tension over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
The West says that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons, a charge Iran denies.
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the missile launch could increase the likelihood of further sanctions on Iran.
They must be quaking in their boots in Tehran!