Prince of Persia Arming For War
Vol: 55 Issue: 27 Thursday, April 27, 2006
According to information accredited to Israeli intelligence, Iran’s mad mullahs are buying surface-to-surface missiles from North Korea capable of putting most of Europe within reach of Iranian nukes.
Iran’s newly-acquired BM-25’s have a range of almost 1600 miles, (about the distance from Iran’s border to Paris or London.) These missiles operate on liquid fuel and are single-stage, originally manufactured by the Soviet Union for use on Soviet submarines — and designed to carry a nuclear payload.
After the Russians retired the missiles from service, they sold them to the North Koreans, who developed them to carry an even heavier nuclear payload than the original Russian SSN6.
The IDF’s Major General Amos Yadlin confirmed to the Knesset Wednesday that some of these missiles have already arrived in Iran.
In addition, the Iranians are known to be at the early stages of developing two more long-range missiles. General Yadlin cited US intelligence sources as well, who say Iran is at an advanced stage of developing a missile that can carry a nuclear warhead. It is not yet known if the North Koreans have offered Iran a version of its Taepodong 1, (which would give Tehran a killzone radius extending from Brussels to Bankok.)
This information surfaced as the cream of the global diplomatic corps at the UN continue to scratch their heads and ponder just what Iran is up to? They’ve been scratching their heads at the ‘hazy and unclear’ Iranian nuclear program since December of 02 when US satellites zeroing in on Iraq picked up evidence of active nuclear sites in Iran.
In July, ’03, UN inspectors discovered traces of enriched uranium at Iran’s Natanz facility. In August ’04, Iran tested its Shahab-3 medium range and nuclear-capable missile that set off alarms all over Israel. In July, ’05, Mahmoud Ahamdinejad secrety resumed uranium enrichment and announced his country’s intention to annihilate Israel.
In January, ’06, Ahmadinejad broke the IAEA seals, openly resumed full-scale nuclear enrichment, and began importing high-speed centrifuge equipment designed specifically for the enrichment of weapons-grade uranium.
In March, the UN gave Iran two months to suspend its nuclear enrichment program. In April, Ahmadinejad orders military maneuvers in Gulf, including the testing of new missiles which could be used to block the oil routes through the Straits of Hormuz.
On April 18, only days before the UN’s sixty-day ultimatum is due to expire, Ahmadinejad personally vows that Iran “will cut off the hand of any aggressor,” later identifying the “aggressor” as the US-Zionist ‘entity’.
The UN deadline expires tomorrow, as the best and brightest of the world’s leading experts on geopolitics scratch their heads in consternation, wondering, just what IS Iran up to?
There are several clues that have evidently escaped the United Nations. First, Ahmadinejad TOLD them what he is up to.
He’s told them, in so many words, that Iran has no intention of building a nuclear bomb and if anybody tries to stop them from NOT building a nuclear bomb they don’t intend to build, they’ll attack them with a nuclear bomb. Simple, no?
Secondly, Iran is building an arsenal of medium and intermediate range missiles designed specifically to carry the nuclear warheads Ahmadinejad says he isn’t building to annihilate Israel and ‘cut off the hand of any aggressor’ who interferes.
Thirdly, Iran has proudly announced, (on dozens of recent occasions) Iran’s technological breakthrough in centrifuge technology that will increase by many times Iran’s ability to refine weapons-grade nuclear material in sufficient quantities to make good on its threats to use the nuclear weapons it isn’t building.
That’s clear enough for the Russians who sold Iran its nuclear technology and for the Chinese who sold North Korea the missiles that North Korea sold Tehran. They are both urging that the UN Security Council hold off on enforcement action until the international community ‘can get a clearer picture’ of what Iran is up to.
“We oppose the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction including by Iran. But we believe Iran should have an opportunity to develop peaceful nuclear energy projects,” announced Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
“A diplomatic solution is the correct choice and is in the interests of all parties,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang. “China urges all parties to avoid measures that could worsen the situation.”
China’s assessment sobered the UN’s assembled thinkers, as they contemplated what measures could worsen the situation.
UN diplomats the world over began to echo the impartial Russian and Chinese calls for ‘caution’ while they contemplated what could be worse than attacking Iran BEFORE it attains the capacity to destroy all of Israel and significant portions of Europe.
As the deadline looms, they are still contemplating.
“Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?” (Ezekiel 38:13)