Iran nuclear weapons? Just what the hell is Iran, to threaten the United States, and what nuclear weapons do they have?
The Islamic State of Iran is held to be a sovereign state bordered on its west by Iraq and Turkey, in the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, and to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
This presents the world of Asia with a land mass of over 636,000 square miles.
Barack Obama said, in Oregon, in 2008, that Iran is “…a tiny country,” and that, “they don’t pose a serious threat to us.” This was what he stated. But, we have no proof of what he may actually have thought.
He could not possibly have been unaware of what I will call, the Iran nuclear weapons ambitions
How does Obama’s statement concerning Iran stack up against reality? With Iran being reputedly the 18th largest country in the world, dominating the important Strait of Hormuz, with ballistic missiles, and almost a million in its Revolutionary Guards, Navy, air force, and reserves. In addition there is a volunteer militia with some ten or twelve million trained troops.
Do they already have nuclear weapons? Are any of their ballistic missiles already fitted out as nuclear weapons?
In total, Iran could reportedly muster what is described as one of the biggest, cross-force mobilizations on Earth. Iran produces its own military equipment, ballistic missiles, helicopters, tanks, and Iran definitely has nuclear weapons ambitions.
Iran is said by many to be on a sure path to creating nuclear weapons, some say, “thanks,” to President Barrack Hussein Obama. With his three, self-chosen, militant, Arabic names.
Iran is reportedly advanced enough that one version of missile is said to be capable of MIRV: a “multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle,” with separate, multiple warheads able to strike several different targets. Some say Iran may be mere months, weeks, or days away from making nuclear weapons, by merely holding its technology in abeyance but ready to go. A simple ballistic or MIRVed missile with a range of hundreds or thousands of miles could be devastating for the world.
In my opinion, Iran had help from the North Koreans and, indirectly, from China—China having first helped North Korea. This was accomplished with secret rocketry information provided to China, by Bill Clinton and his cronies at Loral, when headlines proclaimed that Clinton “Approves Technology Transfer to China,” in the New York Times, in May, 1999. This unholy cabal had been previously headlined, in 1998, as “The Clinton-Loral-China Axis,” by Joseph Farrah, in WND. None of this was an unannounced surprise.
However, unlike the Cold War standoff between America and the USSR, or China—one of MAD, or Mutual Assured Destruction—Iranians have indicated such destruction might actually be acceptable to them. In fact, it could even be instrumental to an ultimate model.
This, from the GatestoneInstitute.org:
“Even if it is unreasonable to expect that the American president [Barack Hussein Obama] embark on a study of the intricate metaphysics of Ishraqi philosophy, Babi apocalypticism, or Usuli ejtehad, at least he has at his disposal universities full of scholars, who could bring him up to speed on the most basic elements in modern post-revolutionary Iranian beliefs.
“The problem is that he [Barack Hussein Obama] seems not to want to listen to people who might tell him what he does not know, in case he might disagree with it. This willful blindness calls into question the wisdom of enabling Iran to be a nuclear-armed country—ever. Unfortunately, a nuclear-armed Iran is something Obama and his supporters apparently intend to make a reality.
“Professor Bernard Lewis, in 2009, said on the question of Iran’s nuclear weapon, ‘For most of the Iranian leadership MAD would work as a deterrent, but for Ahmadinejad and his group with their apocalyptic mindset, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an inducement.’
“True, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is no longer the Iranian president, and the current president, Hassan Rouhani is often deemed by the west a pragmatist and a reformer, but the apocalyptic mindset is not something unique to Ahmadinejad and his followers. It has deep roots in Shi’ite belief. That—plus raw superstition, a large measure of religious fanaticism, and a cult of martyrdom—makes Iran the most dangerous country on the planet today.
“Put another way, if someone boasts of uncontrollable urges to slaughter everyone he considers his enemy, is it really advisable to buy him an assault rifle and a few of boxes of bullets? Imagine what he could do with a batch of nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
“According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, Iran’s longest-range rockets, while ‘theoretically capable of ICBM ranges,’ cannot be classified as ICBMs.
“But the United States Institute of Peace believes Iran already has the largest and most diverse ICBM arsenal in the region, built from foreign imports, notably from North Korea. In the meantime, the regime has long-range missiles capable of delivering nuclear [weapons] payloads to Israeli cities.
“On 8 March 2015, at a ceremony in Tehran, Iran unveiled its new Soumar long-range cruise missile. Their Qadr and Qiam missiles can already reach Israel.
“The expectation of the coming of a messianic figure called the Mahdi, peripheral in Sunni Islam, has always been a key feature of Shi’ism. In this belief, the war that will bring on the “End of Days” or the Apocalypse, will bring to earth the Mahdi, the ‘Hidden Imam,’ a descendent of Mohammad. Then there will be universal peace.
“The promise of mankind’s liberation through a semi-divine saviour has been at the heart of the Shi’ite faith—the faith that Obama thinks will not contemplate the use of nuclear arms. The Shi’a identify the Mahdi as the last of their twelve holy Imams, a young boy who disappeared from human sight in the year 260 (872 C.E.), lives in a state of occultation as the Hidden Imam in the celestial cities of Hurqalya and Jabulsa, and will return to earth with a sword to fight a last battle against the forces of unbelief.
“The form of Shi’ism that is dominant in Iran is the majority Twelver sect, which means that the living presence of the last Imam, and the promise of his return to establish a world of peace and justice, runs through the veins of all believers.”
Did you get that? If not, let me repeat what Professor Bernard Lewis said in 2009, “for Ahmadinejad and his group with their apocalyptic mindset, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an inducement.”
The Islamic Republic’s official, current government is described as a theocratic republic mix under a President, but subject to the will of a Supreme Leader and Commander In Chief, an Imam, or cleric, 77 years of age, named Ali Khamenei. He uses the title, “Sayyid,” which presents him as a direct descendant of Muhammed.
Khamenei—Supreme Leader of the “group”referred to—holds power over all branches of government, the entire military, and all facets of a state-run, mass media.
So, is this anything to worry about? Iran with destruction-purposed, nuclear weapons and a “religion” to match?
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, the motto, “Death to America,” is apparently one of its basic tenets, cried out by participants at social and cultural gatherings, while often burning an American flag, stomping on it, and other such drama.
At a religious holiday gathering on March 21, 2015, Ali Khamenei called out, “Death to America.” On his website, November 3, 2015, he wrote: “It goes without saying that the slogan does not mean death to the American nation; this slogan means death to the US’s policies, death to arrogance.”
Uhhhhh…yeahhhhh…thank you very much—and here we come to our ending: somehow I am not comforted on an Iran with nuclear weapons, by statements from its fanatical religion Leader, Khamenai, or by the “nuanced” musings of President Barack Hussein Obama—whatever his motives may actually be.
Are you? Comforted? By nuclear weapons in the hands of religion fanatics?
You could do your own research on the Iran-America-Israel entanglement, and read about it and Iran nuclear weapons, for yourself. You could research Iranian missiles, Iran nuclear weapons, The Hidden Imam, and Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD).
And, now, finally, to quote a, perhaps, prophetic “Ned Scott,” in The Thing From Another World (1951):
“Everyone of you listening to my voice, tell the world. Tell this to everybody, wherever they are. Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking. Keep watching the skies.”
A different version of this article ran September 24, 2016.