Skip to comments.'Die Welt': Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela
Posted on 05/16/2011 5:48:11 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
German paper says Iranians paid cash to build mid-range missile launch pads on Paraguana Peninsula; Iranian engineers visited site in Feb.
BERLIN The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, the German daily Die Welt wrote in its Friday edition.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is Teherans most important South American ally.
Iran is building intermediate- range missile launch pads on the Paraguaná Peninsula, and engineers from a construction firm Khatam al-Anbia owned by the Revolutionary Guards visited Paraguaná in February. Amir al-Hadschisadeh, the head of the Guards Air Force, participated in the visit, according to the report. Die Welt cited information from Western security insiders.
The rocket bases are to include measures to prevent air attacks on Venezuela as well as commando and control stations.
The Iranian military involvement in the project extends to bunker, barracks and watch tower construction. Twenty-meter deep rocket silos are planned. The cost of the Venezuelan military project is being paid for with Iranian oil revenue.
According to Die Welt, the clandestine agreement between Venezuela and Iran would mean the Chavez government would fire rocket at Irans enemies should the Islamic Republic face military strikes
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Wow, Obama’s own Cuban missile crisis! Can’t wait to see him call Venezuela’s and Iran’s bluff... not!
The only reason Iran is doing this is to attack the U.S.A. with nuclear weapons.
We should take out those missile launch sites NOW!
Iran is building a training course for future US Navy Seal teams eh?
His toughest move would be to request a letter of condemnation from the UN.
He doesn’t currently have any missiles which can reach the US from Chavez land.
The White Hut is celebrating!
Of course Obama will do NOTHING about this. We will have to wait for two years and nuclear missiles being placed before a single thing will be done.
Premier Hussein doesn’t have the stones to pull off a Cuban Missile Crisis; and besides, he and Chavez are buddies...
Hell I can’t wait to see the MSM report it (bet they don’t anytime soon.) If a crisis goes down in the woods...
No doubt the undocumented Imam already gave them
targeting info against America for his 57 states.
Comparing Mr. Obama to Presidents Kennedy or Reagan leaves me wondering whether to laugh or cry.
....and just the ability to threaten our Allies in the region can do enough to destabilize all of South America...right in our back yard
I think the range is currently 1800 miles which won’t even hit the keys from the closest point in Venz.
Another 500 miles or so to hit Miami.
What worries me isn’t Iran or Venezuela’s current technology, or further development thereof, but rather the prospect of Iran/Venezuela acquiring a more capable design from another country by what ever means. They could do so rather abruptly.
And he has shown the Machiavellian propensity to order the strikes and order "the kill shot" just to increase his rise in the popularity polls. Actually, being a committed Marxist-Leninist from his earlier days, it does not surprise me that he has a killer instinct.
My take? He will let this fester and fester for months, and then pull a Cuban missile crisis in the final days of the reelection campaign. Idiots who know nothing and are easily "flipped" will whoop and holler and yell "USA!" in droves and reelect this bastard on the strength of that alone, even with 23% unemployment and $6 for gas. Obama knows American mass mentality. Believe me, he will leverage it. And at the right time. He is also surrounded by opportunitists who would not only encourage him into this action, but fully support him as well.
So what. I see no reason to wait until they do.
I found a story from Jerusalem Post which didn’t have good news. Old article but said Iran got some missiles from North Korea which would have the range to hit the US. Plus their ability to put small payloads in orbit means they could put a very small warhead (300 Kg) on Washington.
I checked Google earth. Its 1800 km from Venz to the southern tip of the US. The above article says those NK weapons have ranges of 2500 -3500KM.