Skip to comments.Tehran's Other Target: America 2015
Posted on 04/20/2010 5:04:23 PM PDT by Kaslin
National Security: An unclassified Defense Department report says an Iranian missile could strike the U.S. by 2015. If only we were working as hard to defend ourselves as they are to destroy us.
In any discussion of the Iranian nuclear threat, the assumption is always that Tehran's target is Israel. Iran's quite mad president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pledged to wipe Israel off the map as part of his grand scheme to usher in the age of the 12th Imam. Tehran may have a bigger fish that it wants to fry, namely us.
"With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States by 2015," said the 12-page Defense Department report, released Monday, on the "Military Power of Iran," a copy of which Reuters obtained.
There is no shortage of such assistance. A recent report by the CIA's Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation and Arms Control Center said production of medium-range missiles remains one of Tehran's "highest priorities" and that China, North Korea and Russia are all helping Iran produce such missiles.
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Hit the US by 2015 ... that’s some real slow rocket ....
I suspect Iranians will smuggle in a nuke in long before they send one the grown up way...
Iran needs to be informed that there are 1,714 nuclear warheads zeroed in on them. A press of the buttton and you have a green glass paved parking lot the approximate size and shape of the former.
Yes, but remember the muzzie sympathizer in the White House is the one with his finger on the button.
Mr. Ahmadinejad believes he is destined to usher in the age of 12th Imam by creating an apocalypse. He cares not for his country. How will we launch our nukes if an EMP pulse disables our society and all communications? He gets to strike first.
So, the difference between Ahmadinejad and Obama is...???
How will we launch our nukes if an EMP pulse disables our society and all communications? He gets to strike first.
Even without the EMP pulse, would Obama respond?
Pretty amazing. You doubt the will of the resident of the White House to defend this country. And you are right to do so.
Supposedly, our land based nukes are EMP hardened. Even if they're not, our SSBNs will more than take care of any attacker.
Probably not. He’ll either be playing golf, planning stimulus IV, or blaming it on George W, Bush.
THANK YOU, JIMMY CARTER, FOR PULLING THE RUG OUT FROM UNDER THE SHAH, SETTING THE STAGE FOR THESE NUTCASES TO TAKE OVER IRAN. It's even worse than you're allowing Red China to take over the Panama Canal. Gee, aren't Democrats wonderful? /sarc
Excellent post bump
Probably all three at the same time
A couple of Peacekeeper missiles would have done the job.
Mecca will on the list for about 500 megatons...and anyplace else that sports a woody, or whatever they call those tower things. mezzuzahs? mezzazus?
A Look at Iran
The Paulists say there is nothing to fear from an Ayatollah with a bomb. Don’t worry, be happy.
“Rand Paul says: Iran with a nuke not a threat to national security”
Speaking of ICBM’s...
The tower is called a minaret, and the idiot who shouts from the top is called the muezzin.
They’re both vaporized within minutes of an attack on the CONUS by iran.
Looks like we have 5 years to prepare for EMP...if we’re lucky.
Stock up on food, boys and girls. We’re gonna need it. Read “One Second After” and get ready.
A missile that would take five years to reach us?
I’m afraid that the red button now has duct tape over it. This poseur - shuffling around the Oval Office in the JFK shoes 6 sizes too large and wearing the Bush suit coat whose sleeves leave trails in the dusty halls of the White House - is determined to emasculate our offensive and (now) defensive weapons systems.
The best idea (at least to me) is to launch a “crude device” of our own to shower a high-altitude-burst of prompt gamma rays over Iran, thus frying the electronics of their weapons systems - and everything else too. This might give us enough time to impeach Poseur or ride out his execrable term so we can elect some patriot (this time) with balls.
Read it last week. Great book.
Iran's quite mad president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pledged to wipe Israel off the map as part of his grand scheme to usher in the age of the 12th Imam. Tehran may have a bigger fish that it wants to fry, namely us.Thanks Kaslin.
I believe Obama thinks himself to be the 12th imam.