This morning, the AP reports on Iran’s latest development in their quest to destroy Israel and the US. According to the story, Ahmadinejad has said that Iran has successfully tested a missile with a range of 1,200 miles, making it capable of hitting Israel, any of our bases in the Middle East or southeastern Europe.
Now, whether or not Ahmadinejad is telling the truth is of course open to debate. The story goes on to say that
Most Western analysts believe Iran does not yet have the technology to produce nuclear weapons, including warheads for long-range missiles. A group of U.S. and Russian scientists said in a report issued Tuesday that Iran could produce a simple nuclear device in one to three years and a nuclear warhead in another five years after that.
If we are right about Iran, they are not necessarily being honest about their capabilities but that is only a small consolation. One to three years is far too short a timetable for my comfort. What’s scary is that three years is just about how much time O-blama has left in office, meaning nothing will get done about this. In fact, it is The Divine Being’s lack of action that is to blame for Iran’s antagonizing behavior in the first place.
Consider this – if Iran does not have the missile capabilities they claim (or even if they do, really) the reason they would say so is to test us. Iran is trying to ascertain what our response will be and what our relationship with Israel is like. In the past few years, our determination to work with and support Israel was obvious. When the US and Israel had such an obvious alliance, Iran and all the other countries who want the destruction of Israel and the West would balk. Now, however, that is changed. Barry is speaking to Israel in language that reveals distance – “YOU (Israel) must do so and so, YOU must seek this resolution” etc. Iran sees this and is seizing on it.
Ahmadinejad knows that the US, under The One, is not willing to take any serious action. From the AP article above –
The announcement will not reassure the U.S. government, coming just two days after President Barack Obama declared a readiness to seek deeper international sanctions against Iran if it shunned U.S. attempts to open negotiations on its nuclear program. Obama said he expected a positive response to his outreach for opening a dialogue with Iran by the end of the year.
Of course, Obama would expect a positive response to his ideas. I mean, after all, who disagrees with Him??? That’s just plain insanity. Seriously, this man’s magalomaniacal narcissism is really getting to me. The reason this announcement from Iran comes only two days after Obama’s “threat” is that Iran could care less about international sanctions. They saw what happened with Saddam – the UN issued these sanctions and letters that did nothing and without a president like Bush who was willing to do what had to be done, Iran knows it has some time.
Their plan now seems pretty clear to me – issue these antagonistic statements about their nuclear and missile capabilities and isolate Israel. Iran must know that whatever the US does or does not do rather, Israel will defend itself. Tehran believes, as any strategist would tell you, that it would be better to fight Israel if they did not have the support of the US…duh! If, as time goes on, the US still has not taken any substantive action, I believe Israel will act unilaterally. All I can hope is that Israel does what it needs to to defend itself and we do all we can to get Our Fearless Leader to take action if, God forbid, it comes to that.