November 25, 2005
Drawings showing how to make atomic warhead found in IranTopics: Iran
Mohamed El Baradei, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has told a meeting of the 35-nation IAEA board in Vienna that Iran is in possession of what appears to be drawings of "the core of an atomic warhead." Although this probably comes as a surprise only to El Baradei and other ostrich mimickers of the EU and the UN, the fact that it's come to light offers an opportunity to think seriously about the very dangerous threat that we in the West face from militant Islamic states and their collaborators.
And that threat may very well be far more imminent than any of us have previously considered, and one that warrants more than just considerable attention; it's time to begin to consider thinking about taking serious preemptive measures that include actions beyond economic sanctions, despite the misguided attempts by the Left and their Democratic supporters in the Congress and the media to unravel and misrepresent progress in Iraq and elsewhere in the War on Terrorism and Islamofascism, and in spite of the current pressures on the Bush administration.
Andre Zantonavitch, in his very interesting, intuitive, and yet somewhat irrational piece entitled, " The West vs. Islam," wrote, in referring to the many Islamic tyrannies throughout the world (of which Iran would of course by a prime example) that "The Western states need to carefully but viciously bomb the hell out of all of their government, military, party, and religious institutions. All the evil Islamic leaders thereof should be taken down and out. This is so, even if it involves a somewhat large amount of "collateral damage" and a fairly substantial number of "innocent bystander" deaths. " (I did say somewhat irrational, didn't I?)
What strikes me about his piece, is that the solutions he offers to "fully liberate and assist the Islamic peoples" and to "fully win the current mostly low level war," are, for the most part, exactly what the Iranian Islamic Republic has in mind for the West and Israel, and for almost the same reasons.
"There is no doubt that the new wave (of attacks) in Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world," Ahmadinejad told students Wednesday during a Tehran conference called "The World without Zionism."Do these sound like "words of compromise" to you? With this, and volumes of other comments, data, and patterns supporting Islamofascism's hatred and intentions for the West, led by the Iranian Islamic Republic (not necessarily the Iranian people), we have to ask ourselves, " Why haven't we been listening" and paying attention to the serious and now imminent threat facing us from Iran and it's affiliations with other states (even Cuba and Venezuela) wishing the West harm.
"Anybody who recognizes Israel (the West) will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury, (while) any (Islamic leader) who recognizes the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world," Ahmadinejad said.
Ahmadinejad also repeated the words of the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who called for the destruction of Israel.
"As the imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, who came to power in August and replaced Mohammad Khatami, a reformist who advocated international dialogue and tried to improve Iran's relations with the West.
Ahmadinejad referred to Israel's recent withdrawal from the Gaza Strip as a "trick," saying Gaza was already a part of Palestinian lands and the pullout was designed to win acknowledgment of Israel by Islamic states.
"The fighting in Palestine is a war between the (whole) Islamic nation and the world of arrogance," (the West) Ahmadinejad said, using Tehran's propaganda epithet for the United States and Israel. "Today, Palestinians are representing the Islamic nation against arrogance."
Last year, a senior member of the guards attended a meeting that called for and accepted applications for suicide bombers to target U.S. troops and Israelis.
Iran announced earlier this year that it had fully developed solid fuel technology for missiles, a major breakthrough that increases their accuracy.
The Shahab-3, with a range of 810 miles to 1,200 miles, is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to Israel and U.S. forces in the Middle East.
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One Internet writer, whose credentials I know nothing about, has offered a most interesting case for potential harm to our forces in the Middle East (and elsewhere), and provides pause for a chilling reflection upon recent Sunni/Shiite cooperation and even the recent interaction between Iraqi and Iranian leaders. Even if we take the writer's piece with a "cum grano salis," let's recall that Iran's new hardline president has placed his country's nuclear program under the control of militant commanders of the Revolutionary Guards, the military's most politically committed and most Islamically militant wing, and if that isn't a big time signal for us to wake up and take a little time to reflect upon the realities of what we're facing from the Islamic Republic's intentions and actions, well, you get the gist of the situation - we're in trouble and it's time to realize the full extent of the problems we face from Iran and militant Islam.
Posted by Richard at November 25, 2005 10:38 AM
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