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Iran Nuke Deal Dead

Vote to accept deal was defeated 161 to 59.

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Putin Launches ICBM

Fox News just announced Russia has conducted an ICBM test launch. Okay Boys and Girls, it's on like Donkey Kong.

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The F-14 Tomcat in Combat

"F Arba Ashara! Yalla! Yalla!" In English, that's "F-14! RUN! RUN!". A common radio call for Iraqi fighter pilots in the Eighties.

The Tomcat made its combat debut during Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of American citizens from Saigon, in April 1975. F-14As from Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) and VF-2, operating from the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), flew combat air patrols over South Vietnam to provide fighter cover for the evacuation route. Tomcats of the U.S. Navy shot down two Libyan Su-22's on 19 August 1981.

But Iranian F-14's had been blasting Iraqi MiGs out of the sky since September, 1980.

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Iran Versus the Flying Saucers

I recently did a post on the Iranian F-14 fleet. A Loyal Reader emailed a story that...seemed a little odd at first. After a brisk googling, it seems to have legs.

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Iranian Tomcats Get New Paint Job

F-14's of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force could be sporting more than a new paint job. Back in 2007, The Lucky Puppy reported on the possibility that France might help Iran resurrect their Tomcat fleet.

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“I’ve Got a Great Polaroid of It”

Remember when Maverick was show boating with that MiG in "Topgun"? An Air Force pilot came pretty close to recreating that movie magic.

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Iran Unveils Fifth Generation Fighter

Iran's new agency FARS announced the public debut of the Qahar 313. The Iranian Air Force's fifth generation stealth fighter.

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Peace Through Superior Fire Power

Alex over at Lateenough.com is Ying to my Yang. Fiercely Liberal and Progressive she and I are politically as opposite as you might think possible. Yet we find ourselves at times, agreeing with one another. This is not one of those times. What started as a lengthy comment on her site has blossomed into post on my site. Ladies first. Go over to that link back there and read her post first.

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Southern Hospitality

You gotta love this one even if you've never lived in the South.Some of you will enjoy this more than others.... Southerners can be soPolite! Atlanta Tower: "Saudi Air 511 -- You are cleared to land onRunway 9R."Saudi Air: "Thank you Atlanta . Acknowledge cleared to land onInfidel's' runway 9R - Allah be Praised."Atlanta Tower: [...]

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Iran is Going to Blow Up

...and my bet is that the Israelis are going to do it while the U.S. rattles it's sabers.The New York Times quoted officials Friday as saying that more than 100 Israeli F-16s and F-15s staged the maneuver, flying more than 900 miles, roughly the distance from Israel to Iran's Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, and that [...]

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