Another Nuclear Step for Iran

Mondays just don’t get better than this.

You get into work, turn on your computer, grab your first cup of coffee and sit down to read your email. And, one of them is from me. And, it’s about Iran’s rapid progress towards nuclear weapons.

See? Who else is there to give you a lift on a dreary Monday morning?

So, let me be the first to tell you that Iran has successfully tested its latest nuclear-capable missile, and this is on top of information that Iran has received a bunch of nuclear-capable missiles from North Korea. But, let’s not stop there.

Reza Khalili goes on to describe in his PajamasMedia article:

Iran, in collaboration with North Korea, is also actively working on intercontinental ballistic missiles under the guise of their space program. The Iranians have successfully launched a small satellite into space. They have also announced that they have successfully developed the necessary technology to build and launch satellites designed to travel in an orbit 21,750 miles above the earth’s equator — and that, in the next few months, they will launch another rocket into space, this time carrying a monkey with a 330 kilogram payload. This is evidence that they have developed a rocket capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to any point on the planet.

Just when you didn’t think that it could get worse… it does.

Mr. Khalili goes on to say:

According to nuclear weapons expert Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, who has served in the CIA, the EMP Commission, and is now president of EMPact America, Iran’s space program certainly is relevant to their efforts to develop an ICBM. Historically, if a nation could put a large payload (hundreds of kilograms) into orbit, a milestone had been reached signifying a military ICBM capability. Perhaps not coincidentally, had it been a warhead, the April 2009 satellite could, along part of its trajectory, have put an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) field down on the entire contiguous 48 states.

And, he ends his article this way:

The only reason for the current dilemma is our own shortcomings and our refusal to understand their ideology. The West continues to choose negotiations while providing Iran time to cross every red line.

It is time to realize that whatever price we may pay today in confronting this problem, it will be much less than when the Iranians get the bomb.

America, when are you going to start waking up?

Here’s the article:

Reza Khalili – Iran Successfully Tests Nuclear Missiles

He also offers within his article a couple resources that you might want to look into, as well:

Commission to Assess the Threat from High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Overview

The above document offers two chilling quotes from Iran itself:

“If the world’s industrial countries fail to devise effective ways to defend themselves against dangerous electronic assaults, then they will disintegrate within a few years…150,000 computers [belong] to the U.S. Army…if the enemy forces succeeded In infiltrating the information network of the U.S. Army, then the whole organization would collapse…the American soldiers could not find food to eat nor would they be able to fire a single shot.”

– Electronics To Determine Fate Of Future Wars (Iranian Journal, December 1998)

“Terrorist information warfare [includes] using the technology of directed energy weapons (DEW) or electromagnetic pulse (EMP).”

– (Iranian Journal, March 2001)

The Iranians know what they are doing.

Do we?

Author: John Little

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