Iran claims to have launched six medium-range missiles yesterday, in an attack on an Islamic State (IS) strategic complex in eastern Syria.
It is my belief, that if the rocket attack really occurred, we have just witnessed a major test for the readiness of Iran and the Second Signpost. As far as I know, this is the first time Iran has used its missiles in a real attack, and not just in a test. This is a major piece falling into place for Iran’s capabilities.
Sometimes what seems a major event is noise to the Signposts, and what seems relatively minor is major to the Signposts. This rocket attack is the latter.
Besides being reported in Iran state news, it was reported by a few outside sources. I can think of no reason why Iran would lie about this, because a major component of their Middle East invasion plans would involve launching thousands of their missiles to targets around the Middle East to shock those targets and cause chaos.
The Zolfaqar missiles used have a range of 700 km (430 miles). They were launched from western Iran, and came down on Deir-ez Zor, a town in eastern Syria.
The regime made the excuse for the rocket attack as retaliation for the terrorist attack in Tehran earlier in June. However, this would have been a perfect opportunity to test the accuracy and effectiveness of their missile force in a real live demonstration as one more piece of the strategy for invasion falls into place, with no one complaining.
The Second Signpost is coming. Get ready!