TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunday inaugurated the country's first domestically built long-range unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies.
Speaking to a group of officials, Ahmadinejad said, "The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the enemies of humanity, has a main message of peace and friendship." The goal of the aircraft is to "keep the enemy paralyzed in its bases," he said, adding that the jet is for deterrence and defensive purposes. The president championed the country's military self-sufficiency program and said it will continue "until the enemies of humanity lose hope of ever attacking the Iranian nation."
The 4-meter-long unmanned plane, dubbed the Karrar, or striker, in Farsi, was inaugurated on the national day for the country's defense industry in a ceremony aired live on state TV. No details were provided on the craft's capabilities.
In a speech at the unveiling ceremony, Ahmadinejad said Iran should seek the ability to make pre-emptive strikes against a perceived threat, although he said it would never strike first.
So how many times has President Ahmadinejad said one thing and done another? And do you really think that he won't use this new capability against Israel or United States vessels in the region? And now with his nuclear reactors enriched with fuel giving them the ability to build nuclear weapons, does this tip the scales of balance in the middle east in favor if Iran? What if they get their hands on some of those Chinese Dong Feng 21D carrier killing missiles? Now do you see why I say a step closer to Armageddon!