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Terrifying: Watch Iran Practice a Missile Attack on Israel
So what we can conclude from this, other than Iran has successfully mastered the ability to use Google Earth and to create computer graphics that look the 1993 video game Doom? It’s interesting that the missiles in the video appear to be solid-fueled weapons like the Sejjil, instead of liquid-fueled rockets like the Shahab, which take longer to launch and thus are easier to destroy.
(This article by Michael Peck originally appeared at War is Boring in 2013.)
The video excerpt begins with an Iranian missile in a silo, then shifts to what looks like a battery of mobile launchers raising missiles into launch position. As stirring music plays in the background, missile after missile roars into the sky. The video moves to an orbital views as the missiles soar into space, then shows the coastline of Israel, then the Tel Aviv skyline.