Iran Already Has Nuclear Weapons
Republished: August 29, 2012
Iranian Nuclear Quest
Western Intelligence has known for years about the IRI Nukes!
The pressure the United States and the West is bringing to bear on Iran to keep it from acquiring nuclear weapons is all for naught. Not only does the Islamic Republic already have nuclear weapons from the old Soviet Union, but it has enough enriched uranium for more. What’s worse, it has a delivery system.
The West for nearly a decade has worried about Iran’s uranium enhancement, believing Iran is working on a nuclear bomb, though the government maintains its uranium is only for peaceful purposes.
When Iran began its nuclear program in the mid-1980s, I was working as a spy for the CIA within the Revolutionary Guards. The Guards‘ intelligence at that time had learned of Saddam Hussein’s attempt to buy a nuclear bomb for Iraq. Guard commanders concluded that they needed a nuclear bomb because if Saddam were to get his own, he would use it against Iran. At that time, the two countries were at war.
Mohsen Rezaei, then-chief commander of the Guards, received permission from the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to start a covert program to obtain nuclear weapons, so the Guards contacted Pakistani generals and Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani nuclear scientist.
Commander Ali Shamkhani traveled to Pakistan, offering billions of dollars for a bomb, but ended up with a blueprint and centrifuges instead. The first centrifuge was transferred to Iran on Khomeini ’s personal plane.
In a second but parallel attempt to amass nuclear weapons, Iran turned to the former Soviet republics. When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1990, Iran coveted thousands of tactical nuclear warheads that had been dispersed in the former republics.
In the early 1990s, the CIA asked me to find an Iranian scientist who would testify that Iran had the bomb. The CIA had learned that Iranian intelligence agents were visiting nuclear installations throughout the former Soviet Union, with particular interest in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan, which had a significant portion of the Soviet arsenal and is predominately Muslim, was courted by Muslim Iran with offers of hundreds of millions of dollars for the bomb. Reports soon surfaced that three nuclear warheads were missing. This was corroborated by Russian Gen. Victor Samoilov, who handled the disarmament issues for the general staff. He admitted that the three were missing from Kazakhstan.
Meanwhile, Paul Muenstermann, then vice president of the German Federal Intelligence Service, said Iran had received two of the three nuclear warheads and medium-range nuclear delivery systems from Kazakhstan. It also was reported that Iran had purchased four 152 mm nuclear shells from the former Soviet Union, which were reportedly stolen and sold by former Red Army officers.
To make matters worse, several years later, Russian officials stated that when comparing documents in transferring nuclear weapons from Ukraine to Russia, there was a discrepancy of 250 nuclear weapons.
Last week, Mathew Nasuti, a former U.S. Air Force captain who was at one point hired by the State Department as an adviser to one of its provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq, said that in March 2008, during a briefing on Iran at the State Department, the department’s Middle East expert told the group that it was “common knowledge” that Iran had acquired tactical nuclear weapons from one or more of the former Soviet republics.
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, an experienced intelligence officer and recipient of a Bronze Star, told me that his sources say Iran has two workable nuclear warheads.
An editorial in Kayhan, the Iranian newspaper directly under the supervision of the Office of the Supreme Leader, last year warned that if Iran were attacked, there would be nuclear blasts in American cities.
Despite knowing that Iranian leaders were seeking nuclear weapons, Western leaders chose to negotiate and appease with the hope of reaching a solution with Iran. Nearly three years into President Obama’s administration, we must acknowledge that the policies of first a carrot of good will and then a stick of sanctions have neither stopped the Iranians with their nuclear program nor have they deterred their aggressive posture. The Iranian leaders today, despite four sets of United Nations sanctions, continue with their missile and nuclear enrichment program, and they have enough enriched uranium for six nuclear bombs, according to the latest International Atomic Energy Agency report.
The Revolutionary Guards now have more than 1,000 ballistic missiles, many pointed at U.S. military bases in the Middle East and Europe. The Guards also have made great strides in their intercontinental missile delivery system under the guise of their space program. As I revealed earlier, nuclear weapons-capable warheads have been delivered to the Guards, and Iran’s supreme leader has ordered the Guards to arm their missiles with nuclear payloads. Iran’s navy also has armed its vessels with long-range surface-to-surface missiles and soon will expand its mission into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
“History suggests that we may already be too late to stop Iran’s nuclear bomb. Why do we suppose Iran cannot accomplish in 20 years of trying - with access to vast amounts of unclassified data on nuclear-weapons design and equipped with 21st-century technology - what the U.S. accomplished in three years during the 1940s with the Manhattan Project?” asks nuclear weapons expert Peter Vincent Pry, who served in the CIA and on the EMP Commission, and is now president of EMPact America.
Mr. Pry concludes that Iran only needs a single nuclear weapon to destroy the United States. A nuclear EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack could collapse the national electric grid and other critical infrastructures that sustain the lives of 310 million Americans.
Are we ready to finally realize what the goals and the ideology of the jihadists in Tehran are and take appropriate action against them? The Iranian people themselves, who oppose the dictatorial mullahs, for years, have asked us to do so. Thousands of them have lost their lives to show us the true nature of this regime. We must act before it’s too late.
Obama’s Dream for Iran becoming a Nuclear Nightmare
What to do about Iran? That's the Obama administration's biggest dilemma in the wake of the recent report by the IAEA, the international nuclear watchdog, which all but confirms Iran's insane ambition to develop nuclear weapons.
President Obama, who shaped his policy on Iran believing that a kinder approach would bring about changed behavior in Iran's tyrannical leaders, now must know bitterly that the mullahs and their henchmen have no intention of changing.
With presidential elections only a year away, Obama is on the horns of a dilemma. Continuing his sanctions policy, at least as it is right now, won't work. That leaves him with either a military confrontation with the Islamic state or accepting Iran as a nuclear power.
Obama and many administration officials have openly talked about the difficulties of military action, however, as such action could further destabilize the global economy. Such action would be a devastating shock to the teetering European economy and drag down the United States.
Obama brought this dilemma on himself by failing to understand the complexity of Middle East politics and the ideology of the radicals who rule Iran, thereby giving the Islamic regime sufficient time and leeway to pursue their missile and nuclear programs. This in turn has provided an opening to the Republicans in the unfolding presidential race.
Almost all of the Republican presidential candidates have seized on the issue, insisting that Iran must be stopped from acquiring nuclear bombs, leaving the military option on the table, suggesting much harsher sanctions (such as sanctioning the Iranian central bank) and stating, rightly so, that regime change should now be considered.
Days ago, Obama's top national security aide, Tom Donilon, defended the president's Iran policy. "The effect of these sanctions has been clear," Donilon said. "Coupled with mistakes and difficulties in Iran, they have slowed Iran's nuclear efforts. ... Not only is it harder for Iran to proceed, it is more expensive."
Such a statement could not be further from the truth. When Obama took office, Iran had barely enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb; today it has nearly 5,000 kilograms of enriched uranium, sufficient for six nuclear bombs.
Before Obama took office, the radicals in Iran had not dared to enrich further than the 3.5 percent level, fearing a U.S. backlash, but now they are not only openly further enriching uranium to the 20 percent level, which is 80 percent of the work needed for nuclearization, but have also announced their intention to triple that production, in further defiance of U.N. mandates.
Since Obama took office, the Islamists have made great strides with their missile delivery system, having mass-produced hundreds of ballistic missiles and openly admitting to exporting that technology despite sanctions and the U.N. mandate against their ballistic missile program.
Despite all the efforts by the Obama administration in isolating Iran, China, Russia and many other countries continue to trade and even help with Iran's nuclear and missile programs.
It is time to be clear: Obama's policies of negotiations and sanctions have failed; they will not stop the radical rulers of Iran from getting the bomb. It is also time to realize that the events in the Middle East and the so called "Arab Spring" are more of an "Islamic Awakening," as Islamists in Tehran call it, and that Iran plays a major role in inciting the uprisings in the region. Ali Akbar Velayati, the foreign affairs adviser to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has openly said, "Iran is the center of all Islamic movements, not only in the region but the world."
Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran's Qods Forces, last Thursday told tens of thousands of Basij forces that the most modern army on the planet and its attack on Islam by invading Afghanistan and Iraq is a total failure. He said the Americans are now leaving Iraq and will be dealt another defeat in Afghanistan as they are now seeking negotiations with the same people, the Taliban, that they had called terrorists.
In another part of his speech, he said the Islamic movement, which started in the mosques and during Friday prayers, is now forcing change in the region from Tunisia to Egypt, and today there are more Iran’s emerging in the region. He stated that soon "all dictators and puppets of the West will be overthrown and a new world order will take place, which will be an Islamic world.
Today in the dark days of the world, he concluded, "A path of light has begun shining, and that this was only possible with the leadership of Iran's supreme leader, who has been defiant against the oppressive powers of the world and adamant about a new Islamic world, and if millions of us become martyrs on this path for Islam for our prophet, for our religion, then that is priceless."
The jihadists in Tehran, who want to destroy us, will arm their missiles with nuclear warheads at worst in only months. How we act now will determine the world we live in. It is time for our leaders to understand this threat and take a stand, not for politics but for humanity.
Mullahs Never Ending Quest for Nukes
Mullahs will never stop their Nuclear Quest because they believe Allah is protecting the IRI
Despite the IAEA's recent report on Iran's nuclear ambitions, the country's leadership couldn't care less. They remain unconcerned about the West’s denunciations and threats of further sanctions even after the international nuclear watchdog reported last week that the Islamic regime is building nuclear weapons.
There will be no comprise with the United States and its allies, Iran insists, because the regime's critics fail to understand the nature of what Tehran’s radicals call the “true Islam.”
Days after the report by the IAEA, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, pointedly warned America and what he called its "guard dog," the Zionist regime of Israel, that any attack on Iran will result in the destruction of both.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran will not retreat “one iota” from its nuclear program, and Revolutionary Guard commanders promised a response that will “shock the enemy,” boasting that with only four missiles Israel will be annihilated and America can expect the same fate.
Iranian officials have long believed that their commitment to Islam has earned them the protection of Allah, thus ensuring their success in confronting the West, engaging America in Iraq and Afghanistan, strengthening terrorist proxies against Israel, and progressing with their missile and nuclear programs.
This commitment could best be described by an analysis reflected on Gerdab.Ir, the media outlet of the Revolutionary Guards. It claims that it has been more than a decade since Americans began to fear the true soldiers of Islam; this fear has been manifested in several ways, specifically since the U.S. sent military forces into the region after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, eventually occupying both Afghanistan and Iraq.
That is when they got a firsthand, serious taste of what it means to come face to face with the Qods Force, the analysis says, and that is when the U.S. recognized the eminence of the power of Islamic Iran in the region.
The analysis shows why sanctions and diplomatic initiatives won’t work with this very dangerous regime. Here, loosely translated and summarized from Gerdab.Ir are the key points the Revolutionary Guards make in their analysis:
* Approximately 10 years ago, when the United States and its allies established an expansive military presence in the region, they could not imagine what power they would come up against and who the real competing authority would be. The Americans viewed the Middle East as a wide-open space in which they would have no resistance.
Now, after 10 years, they have finally realized what operational, communication, intelligence and political limitations they face, and that has left them no viable option but to pack up and leave. And the Qods Force played the most vital of roles in exhausting the hubris of the American war machinery in the Middle East.
* The problem facing Americans regarding the Qods Force is but a small example of the core of their problem with the entire Islamic Revolution. The most important fact that America and the West have continuously missed is the ideology behind Iran’s destiny. Its doctrine knows no boundaries and stands in diametric opposition to and defiance of the most basic principles and fundamental forms taken by Western civilization.
* Fear of the Qods Force is fear of the conquering and uncompromising force of the Islamic Revolutionaries. The Qods Force’s main thrust is to remind Muslims that the faction that considers moderation in the name of the struggle is not Islam. Actually, the real Islam combats fake polarity, and today the dominant polarizing forces are the Americans and the Zionists.
* Combating Israel and staying on top of all that has the stench of America on it are the fuels that feed the vital engine of revolutionary Islam in the Middle East.
* Americans know that their biggest and most aggressive problem in the future is the way they grapple with the return of political Islam in that part of the world. The factor that makes this issue much more formidable is that America has finally figured out that the return of political Islam, the combination of religion and government, follows the Iranian model; Iran is the only country in the world that has been successful in commingling religion and government.
* Fear of the Qods Force is a fear of the blurring of borders. Qods teaches the devout that rather than staying in one’s own element, they should combat the enemy from inside the enemy’s element. Fear of the Qods Force is to fear the greatest and bravest of Iranian men who in total anonymity, and in the most dangerous security zones, fight on without hesitation and selflessly in order to expand the focus of Islam.
The United States must not give in to the irrational philosophy articulated above. The safety of the world is at stake.
The recent IAEA report indicated that not only is Iran on the threshold of acquiring nuclear weapons but also that today Iran has produced 4,922 kilograms of enriched uranium, enough for seven nuclear warheads once further enriched. The IAEA alarmingly revealed that nearly 20 kilograms (about 45 pounds) of a component used to arm nuclear warheads was unaccounted for in Iran. That amount would be enough to arm a nuclear bomb.
As Iran's leaders move ahead with arming their missiles with nuclear warheads, we must realize that the policy of mutually assured destruction will be proven as wrong as our current approach of negotiation and sanctions.
The key to understanding this enemy is to understand its ideology. As Sun Tzu said in “The Art of War,” "know your enemy."
Sanctions Will Not Stop Iran’s Nuclear War Program
The International Atomic Energy Agency has now provided credible evidence that Iran is clandestinely developing nuclear weapons, adding its considerable weight to warnings that the Islamic state is on the threshold of nuclear capability.
The IAEA's latest report details the military aspects of the program for the first time since the start of its inspections of Iranian nuclear sites nearly two decades ago. Previous IAEA reports had indicated grave concern about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosed nuclear-related activities involving military-related organizations, and that "new information" received by the IAEA "related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile."
Iran is under four sets of U.N. sanctions for its illicit nuclear activities. Security Council Resolution 1737, passed on December 2006, banned the supply of nuclear-related materials and technology and froze the assets of key individuals and companies related to the program. Because Iranian leaders refused to halt their uranium enrichment program, another set of U.N. sanctions, in March 2007, imposed an arms embargo and expanded the freeze on Iranian assets.
The Iranian leaders called the U.N. resolutions worthless pieces of paper and continued with their nuclear ambitions, which caused the Bush administration to push for yet another set of sanctions, passed in March 2008. These extended the asset freezes and called upon member-nations to monitor the activities of Iranian banks, inspect Iranian ships and aircraft, and monitor the movement of individuals involved with the program through their territories.
When President Obama took office in 2009, he immediately changed the U.S. approach toward Iran, believing that the mullahs would change behavior only if a kinder, gentler approach were implemented. His appeasement of the mullahs started when he sent his video message on the occasion of the Iranian New Year in 2009, stating his desire for friendship with the Iranian leaders. That was followed by a letter to the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in which he reiterated his desire for better relations between the two countries.
Obama then turned his back on the Iranian people, who had taken to the streets by the millions after the fraudulent elections of 2009, demanding an end to the thugocracy in Iran. Obama believed that the Iranian leaders were ready to negotiate over their nuclear program and that the Iranian people's desire for regime change was not of interest to the U.S.
Months later Obama realized that the radicals had no intention of negotiating over their nuclear program and that they were only buying time. Obama started his second approach, a continuation of the Bush policy that promised harsh sanctions on Iran.
A fourth round of U.N. sanctions against Iran, passed in June 2010, banned Iran from participating in any activities related to ballistic missiles, tightened the arms embargo, froze the funds and assets of the Revolutionary Guards and the Iranian shipping lines, and much more. In the following year, many other sanctions were imposed by the United States and the European Union aside from those of the U.N.
Years of negotiations and sanctions have failed to stop Iran from its pursuit of a nuclear bomb and its missile program, nor have they convinced the jihadists in Tehran to change behavior. Today Iran holds enough enriched uranium for six nuclear bombs, has over 1,000 ballistic missiles, and is tripling its production of highly enriched uranium.
Iran's strategy has been effective: First, buy time with promises of holding talks and denying any illicit nuclear activity. Second, engage the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan through proxies, believing that it would make it difficult and costly for the U.S. to continue those operations and be forced to withdraw from the region. Last, incite uprisings within Islamic nations such as Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and others with the hope of overthrowing U.S.-backed governments while strengthening Iran's own position through its proxies in the region.
The Iranian leaders have concluded that due to the current events in the Middle East and the global economic crisis, the U.S. and the West have no option but to tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran and that any talk of military action is an empty bluff. A recent analysis in the Iranian Keyhannewspaper, under direct supervision of Khamenei's office, best describes their view: the U.S. has been defeated and soon will be buried.
Any talk of further sanctions will only verify that the West fears war and further instability in the region and must accept a nuclear-armed Iran.
The radicals in Iran are, at best, only months away from arming their missiles with nuclear warheads. Mutually assured destruction will not deter those who call themselves the soldiers of the Hidden Imam, Imam Mahdi, the last Islamic Messiah who they believe will bring chaos on the world.
Hundreds of millions of lives are at stake. We have to move beyond what's politically expedient, for there's only a small window of opportunity to avert great destruction to humanity. We have the ability to help Iranians rid themselves from this jihadist regime, but if we fail to do so, you can be assured that there will be war -- and it won't be on our terms.
Does Iran Now Have Nuclear Capable Warheads?
According to reports from Iran, two missile warheads with nuclear capability have been delivered to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Based on reports received by the Green Experts of Iran, the range of the missiles, produced by the Ministry of Defense Industries, has also been boosted and can now travel a distance of 2,000 miles.
Simultaneously, a joint military-industrial project with Iran, Pakistan, China and the Ukraine has begun to produce nuclear warheads, including the first manufactured nuclear-capable warheads. These are now in the possession of the Revolutionary Guards.
The Ukrainians provided the design for the warheads, while the Chinese and Pakistanis delivered the technology, machining and tooling. The Iranian Ministry of Defense coordinated the interface with all three.
Recently, the U.S. warned the Pakistani government that further cooperation with the Iranian nuclear industries would result in various members of the Pakistani political and military ranks being added to the list of the internationally sanctioned. The U.S. has previously sanctioned several companies from China and the Ukraine for providing material aid to the weapons of mass destruction program in Iran. Also, reports from last October revealed that the Obama administration concluded that Chinese firms were helping Iran with the improvement of its missile technology and the development of nuclear weapons, and asked China to stop such activity.
Reports from the Iranian Green experts indicate that the technical and laboratory departments of the Amir Kabir and Shaheed Beheshti Universities in Iran also participated in this collaborative effort. According to the agreement between the Revolutionary Guards and the Ministry of Defense, eight more nuclear warheads will be produced and delivered to the IRGC within the next ten months. A number of the missiles have also been developed in cooperation between the defense industries and the Esfahan Industrial University.
The same report pointed out that the missiles are directed toward several potential and pre-designated targets, among them: U.S. military bases in the Middle East and in Europe, such as the ones in Hungary and Italy.
It is also stated that the nuclear and military industries in Iran are scheduled to weaponize at least two of the warheads with a nuclear payload no later than March, 2012.
Other sources in Iran also verified the delivery of the warheads. On February 17th of this year when Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, the Chief Commander of the Guards, promised the Guards forces that “in the near future we will witness the ‘miraculous project,’ which will shock the world,” he was indeed referring to the fact that the Revolutionary Guards will be armed with nuclear weapons. This has been authorized by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Last year I disclosed that Iran had obtained missiles capable of reaching capitals in Western Europe. Several months later, WikiLeaks releases about Iran revealed that the Revolutionary Guards had obtained a cache of advanced missiles from North Korea capable of carrying nuclear warheads. With a range of 2000 miles, they give Iran the capacity to strike the capitals of Western Europe and can easily reach Moscow.
The Guards have now successfully expanded their missile program and its reach to 2,000 miles or 3,200 kilometers. They accomplished this using reverse engineering on the North Korean missiles — the same process the Guards used to produce cruise missiles when the Ukraine illegally sold them their Kh-55 cruise missiles, said to have a range of up to 3000 kilometers and capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
The Revolutionary Guards have had a long standing relationship on the nuclear front with Pakistan. Back in the mid-80s, the Guards tried to buy a nuclear bomb for billions of dollars from the Pakistanis but ended up with a blueprint and centrifuges instead.
China also has been involved in Iran’s missile delivery industry and nuclear bomb project on two fronts: one, acting as a back channel for Iran and North Korea in their collaboration on ballistic and intercontinental missiles and; two, by providing material needed to build those missiles and further the advancement of nuclear weaponization.
Just two months ago, the Malaysian police confiscated the cargo from a Malaysian-registered ship traveling from China to Tehran with equipment they suspected could be used to make nuclear weapons.
In the past, the Guards encountered problems with the design of a warhead with a reentry vehicle that could successfully carry a nuclear payload. They tried for years using the North Korean No Dong warhead design, with little success. But it now appears that with the collaboration with China, Pakistan and the Ukraine, they have overcome those difficulties and are now in possession of the warheads. They are now ready to arm them with nuclear payloads.
For years I have worked very hard to bring awareness to Western leaders that the Iranian regime is determined to acquire a nuclear bomb. This is a messianic regime that truly believes it is their duty to Allah to destroy Israel and America. They believe it is their calling to bring about and to create the needed circumstances for the reappearance of the last Islamic Messiah. Negotiations and sanctions won’t work; Appeasement won’t work.
In my book, “A Time to Betray,” I have clearly shown what the fanatics in Iran believe and that humanity is on the brink of destruction of unimaginable proportions.
In their secret documentary, “The Coming is Upon Us,” which I revealed recently, they tell us in their own words that The End is near. Unless we realize this danger and take immediate action, we will suffer the consequences.
The evil is real and the time to act is passing us by!
Iran Successfully Tests Nuclear Missiles
The commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, told reporters on Saturday, July 9 that the Guards tested their long-range ballistic missiles with much success earlier this year.
He revealed that during the Iranian month of Bahman (January 21- February 20), two ballistic missiles with a range of about 1200 miles, both capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, were fired from a region in Semnan province at specified targets near the entrance of the Indian Ocean. The commander explained that the tests were conducted at a time when American forces were also present in the region.
This revelation by the commander verifies the concern of UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, who recently told the House of Commons that Iran had conducted secret nuclear missile tests. The Iranian officials denied such claims at first, but Hajizadeh’s statement now confirms the tests did take place.
The Iranian commander also crowed about the recent missile war games held by Iran. To create an element of surprise against the enemy, he declared, Iran would fire missiles from underground silos and hide and scatter missile stocks. Iranian officials have openly said that these missiles, ready to be launched at a moment’s notice, are set with predetermined targets aimed at U.S. bases in the region and sensitive sites in Israel.
The Iranian missile advances have long been coming. Last year, I revealed that Iran was currently in possession of missiles not previously known to the West. Several months later the WikiLeaks releases about Iran revealed that the Revolutionary Guards had obtained a cache of advanced missiles from North Korea capable of carrying nuclear warheads. With a range of 2000 miles, these missiles give Iran the capacity to strike the capitals of Western Europe.
I also exposed that Iran has now obtained two nuclear warheads, with eight more scheduled to be delivered to the Guards within the next ten months. They expect to arm at least two warheads with a nuclear payload within the current Iranian calendar year (which ends in March of 2012). Other reports by the IAEA confirm that Iran has built and tested all the elements of a nuclear weapon design and that Iran has conducted “full scale experiments” of the complex high-explosive detonation component of the bomb.
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.
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.
Also alarming is the Guards’ successful test of a Shahab ballistic missile from a ship, and its testing of a remote control detonation while in high altitude. Does Iran intend to use nuclear bombs for an electromagnetic attack? A missile launch from a ship, with a range of 2000 miles, would make it easy for any vessel to get within striking distance of launching a successful EMP attack on America.
Dr. Pry further states that a missile having a range of 2000 miles would enable Iran to perform a ship-launched EMP attack from the Gulf coast of the U.S. at a stand-off distance of over 500 miles to detonate a warhead at high-altitude over the center of the country, thereby covering the entire nation with an EMP field. Increased missile range enables the attacker to make increasingly stealthy (increased stand-off range) and optimized attacks.
Studies show that an EMP attack on America could bring the country to its knees by knocking out electrical power, computers, circuit boards controlling most automobiles and trucks, banking systems, communications, and food and water supplies. From an article titled “Electronics to Determine Fate of Future Wars“:
Once you confuse the enemy communication network, you can also disrupt the work of the enemy command and decision-making center. Even worse today when you disable a country’s military high command through disruption of communications, you will, in effect, disrupt all the affairs of that country. 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. American soldiers would not be able to find food to eat nor would they be able to fire a single shot.
The Iranian leaders have openly speculated about a new world order where Israel will no longer exist and where America’s demise is imminent. They believe the final glorification of Islam will take place through the coming of the last Islamic messiah at that time.
President Obama needs to realize that his approach of negotiations and sanctions has failed to deal with the radicals ruling Iran. The threat is real. The survival of the free world is in danger. We can no longer vacillate; the jihadists in Tehran must not be allowed to obtain the nuclear bomb.
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.
Iranian Missiles Could Soon Reach US Shores
While America focuses on its internal problems and its involvement in three wars and the world focuses on the global economy, Iran is progressing on three dangerous fronts: nuclear weapons, armed missiles and naval capability.
Despite four sets of United Nations sanctions and pressure by the United States and Europe, Iran has chosen not only to continue its nuclear program but to expand it. Iran’s leaders, dominated by fanatical mullahs, announced in mid-July that the installment of faster centrifuges had begun and that they will soon triple the production of enriched uranium to 20 percent at the Fardo nuclear facility deep in the mountain near the city of Qom. It is estimated that Iran will have enough highly enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb within two months and currently has enough low-enriched uranium for three nuclear bombs.
Iran is also perfecting its missile-delivery systems. Recently, the Revolutionary Guards held war games in which they launched several long-range ballistic missiles from missile silos. They also successfully tested two long-range ballistic missiles, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, into the Indian Ocean. The guards ’ ballistic missiles have a range of 1,200 miles, covering all U.S. bases in the Middle East and all of Israel, and now they possess missiles from North Korea with a range of 2,000 miles, which covers most of Western Europe.
The Iranian navy has also been busy expanding its operation on the orders of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has emphasized the navy’s strategic importance in protecting the Islamic republic’s interests and confronting its enemies.
In February, for the first time in three decades, two Iranian naval vessels passed through the Suez Canal en route to Syria. Iran's navy then successfully expanded its mission in the Indian Ocean, and its submarines completed a two-month-long mission in the Red Sea.
In an alarming July 18 statement, Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said the Iranian navy plans on deploying warships in the Atlantic Ocean as part of a program to ply international waters, although he did not say where in the Atlantic the ships would be sent. Two days later, Rear Adm. Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi revealed for the first time that the Iranian navy has equipped a number of its logistic vessels and units with long-range surface-to-surface missiles. He stated, “Missile frigates and destroyers have been equipped with these missiles since a long time ago, and the surface-to-surface missiles of the logistic vessels were successfully tested and assessed during the recent naval war games, dubbed as Joushan.”
More ominous is the warning by the chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari: “Currently, we are seeking to utilize our defensive capabilities in open seas. And it means that if the enemy plans to pose a threat to the Islamic republic, Iran is capable of taking reciprocal action, and this strategy is currently on our agenda.”
The Revolutionary Guards have successfully test-launched long-range ballistic missiles from a ship before, so the statement that they are arming some of the vessels with such missiles should worry the United States. An Iranian navy ship or any commercial vessel operated by the Iranians could easily launch a missile from outside the Gulf of Mexico and essentially cover most of the United States. Much more alarming is the fact that once in possession of a nuclear bomb, Iran could successfully carry out its promise to bring America to its knees by a successful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on America.
“One nightmare scenario posed by the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States From Electromagnetic Pulse [Attack] was a ship-launched EMP attack against the United States by Iran, as this would eliminate the need for Iran to develop an ICBM to deliver a nuclear warhead against the U.S. and could be executed clandestinely, taking the U.S. by surprise. Because an EMP attack entails detonating a nuclear weapon at high altitude, in space, it leaves no bomb debris for forensic analysis, no fingerprints identifying the attacker. We might never figure out who hit us, assuming the nation survives and recovers from an EMP attack,” warns Peter Vincent Pry, president of EMPact America, who served on the congressional EMP commission.
The West has tried for years to negotiate with the radicals ruling Iran with the hope that they would halt their nuclear-weapons program. However, the Islamic regime has turned down every incentive offered, and its officials have openly stated that there is nothing the West can do to stop their nuclear program.
With the world’s economy on the line and terrorism a major concern, global stability and security should be the top priority for world leaders. For that reason alone, the Iranian regime, which supports worldwide terrorism, not to mention the many Iranian officials wanted by Interpol, should not be allowed to have nuclear weapons.
A nuclear-armed Iran will change our world with horrific consequences.
The Upcoming War with Iran
Iran ’s tyrannical leaders, determined to make the Islamic regime a nuclear-armed state, are preparing for war. That’s exactly what the United States and Israel might have to deliver, and soon. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the Revolutionary Guards in May to speed up the regime’s nuclear-bomb program and arm its missiles with nuclear warheads. Now, sources reveal, Ayatollah Khamenei has ordered the guards to prepare for war.
In a recent meeting of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, it was decided that the possibility of an attack by Israel or America in 2012 is real and that the country’s forces need to prepare several contingencies for war. It also was concluded that in case of war, the regime could be victorious, though the cost would be high, but it would emerge as the one and only champion of the Islamic cause in the world.
The radicals ruling Iran have long believed that obtaining the nuclear bomb will make them untouchable and will facilitate the expansion of the Islamic movement in the region and the world in bringing the West to its knees. They also have concluded that because of the troubles in the world’s economy and financial troubles in America, even a limited confrontation with America would benefit the Islamic regime.
Just as Hezbollah outfought Israel in the 2006 war, Iran can claim victory against the U.S. in such a conflict, which could include attacking Israel from several fronts. But the real prize for the criminal mullahs would be that it would help the regime bring down the monarchy in Bahrain, create instability in Saudi Arabia and, most important, help the Islamists in Egypt undermine military rule. All this would occur by inciting uprisings for a war of Islam against infidels and Zionists.
The guards in their preparations have mapped out several options. One would be to disrupt the oil flow from the Persian Gulf. They know that about 40 percent of the world’s oil and the majority of oil exports of eight countries in the Persian Gulf pass through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway that could be blocked by the regime’s forces.
The guards’ navy of speedboats armed with cruise missiles, Iran’s submarines and, most important, the guards’ missiles of various kinds could be launched from deep within Iran and still target the narrow strait.
The guards also have mapped out an extensive list of U.S. bases in the Middle East to attack with their missiles, disrupting the movement of U.S. forces and the operation of the Air Force, which the guards believe will be the main thrust of any attack by America.
For that purpose, several U.S. bases have been identified that could be attacked either by short-range rockets with a range of up to 140 miles or with ballistic missiles with a range of more than 1,250 miles. The two air bases in Kuwait, Ali Al Salem and Ahmed Al Jaber, are less than 85 miles from Iran. In Kuwait, the U.S. camps of Buehring, Spearhead, Patriot and Arifjan, with distances of 65 to 80 miles, are all within reach of the guards’ various missiles.
The guards also are targeting four U.S. air bases in Afghanistan as the main launching pads for any attacks on Iran. The Bagram Air Base, home to most of the U.S. Air Force presence in Afghanistan, is just 450 miles from the Iranian borders and within range of all of Iran’s ballistic missiles. Other air bases in Afghanistan that would be attacked by the guards in case of war are in Kandahar, Shindand and Herat.
The super U.S. base, Al Adid in Qatar, which is home to a variety of U.S. bombers and fighters, is within 175 miles of Iran and a prime target for the guards, though because of favorable relations of the Islamic regime with the government in Qatar, the guards are not sure America can use that air base for its attack and therefore will be much more likely to use its other superbase at Al Dhafra in the United Arab Emirates, also within range of various Iranian missiles. Other U.S. targets of the guards are the U.S. 5th Fleet in Bahrain and Thumrait Air Base in Oman.
The guards also have drawn up plans to confront any uprising from within should one occur after the breakout of war and have mobilized tens of thousands of Basijis ready to put down any unrest against the regime.
The Islamic regime in Iran also counts on Russia and China, with which it has close relations, to come to its help and facilitate an end to war in time to save the regime. China, which holds billions of dollars in contracts and is said to have more than 11,000 contractors, mostly of a military nature, in Iran, has the most to lose in the downfall of the Islamic regime, and its officials already have stated openly that China will aid the Iranian regime in case of war.
Though the Islamic regime never should have been allowed to continue with its suppression of its people, its terrorist activities worldwide and its continuation of its missile and nuclear programs despite U.N. sanctions, one cannot imagine a world with nuclear arms in the hands of the jihadists in Iran.
With officials from both Israel and the U.S. calling a nuclear-armed Iran a red line, leaving the possibility of a military option on the table, we must realize that the only possible solution to this dilemma is a regime change in Iran, which a majority of Iranians support. The price we pay today to save world peace and security will be minuscule to what the world will pay in the not-so-distant future.
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