Iran’s Fools Gambit – An Empty Threat?
Ahmadinejad stuck his unkempt visage in front of the cameras to put a time and date to deliver a ‘telling blow’ to the “world powers” on February eleventh. Is this more of the Iranian President’s usual bloviating rhetoric, or could there be something more sinister here? Keep in mind that Ahmadinejad says nothing his puppet masters have not told him to say.
Newt Gingrich has said that “Iran is the most dangerous regime in the world AND THE SINGLE MOST URGENT THREAT to American national security”. The recent tests of missiles launched from merchant ships in the Caspian Sea, not targeted but detonated high in the air, have raised the urgency of a threat long speculated on by scientists, military and national security experts.
An NEP, or nuclear electromagnetic pulse, attack over a portion of this country would fry any electrical or electronic equipment not hardened against an EMP or electromagnetic pulse, throwing the affected area instantly back into a horse and buggy existence. With this threat in mind, Obama’s reducing funds to our missile defense systems and development programs may take on the proportions of intentional national suicide. Sound extreme? It wasn’t all that long ago that the world, including the US, ignoring the rising tide of aggression represented by the axis powers during the 1930’s led to World War Two and the deaths of millions of people world-wide.
Given Iran’s stated aim of the destruction of the free and independent state of Israel, the murder of its entire population and the additional promise to destroy “The Great Satan” – uhh… that would be US folks… some serious attention should be paid to our options, other than the tepid sanctions being enacted by the Obama administration. TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. That should be the Obama theme song. If there is a way to do something just exactly wrong, this goon gaggle seem to be able to find it every time.
I’ve been hoping that Israel might force our hand. Our military has begun reinforcing and increasing our missile defenses throughout the middle east. It’s beginning to look like there will be a real shooting war over there soon. Let’s hope that we treat it like a war and not one of Obama’s ‘I can’t make up my mind but I’m thinking about it’ issues. The United States may not be able to afford his indecision. The world may not be able to either. Israel has substantially increased its anti-missile anti-rocket capability with land and sea based assets possessing a very high level of capability. There is no doubt in Israel’s mind what is coming. The clock is ticking.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010