By John Galt
May 20, 2011
In 1962 the Soviet Union constructed Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) launchers 90 miles off of the coast of Florida in a blatant act to escalate the Cold War and bluff the United States into strategic concessions including arms negotiations because of the nuclear arms race that we were not prepared to make. Fast forward to the news this week from the German magazine Der Welt via The Jerusalem Post:
This story clicked with some but then I reflected on what my parents told me about anti-aircraft missiles being set up near our local beaches, tanks and troops deploying around the state, and the United States being on its highest level of alert that they ever experienced during the Cold War period. Duck and cover in their young minds at the time was a reality they might indeed have to live with. Unfortunately for the United States at this time, much different from the USSR, the opponent constructing the IRBM silos are originating from one unstable regime in Iran with the bases built on the territory of another, Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela.
According to the story:
According to Die Welt, the clandestine agreement between Venezuela and Iran would mean the Chavez government would fire rocket at Iran’s enemies should the Islamic Republic face military strikes.
That’s right my fellow Americans, this story if true is designed as a retaliatory strike weapon and all the Iranians need is one lucky shot. Thus if the United States has to deploy dozens of Patriot missile batteries around this region to counteract the moves by Iran, trust me, I shall let everyone know. For those who think “This doesn’t impact me,” I simply offer up a few more news stories.
November 28, 2008:
Source: Payvand Iran News
The Seijil missile series has evolved since 2008 and it is believed they have a functional multi-state IRBM capable of carrying a payload over 2,000 miles (Source: GlobalSecurity.org) If that is true and the bugs in their navigation technology has been ironed out, then this story from Front Page Magazine tonight is even more alarming:
The problem is that the ability to evaluate the technology being transferred appears to be hampered, at least in the public eye, by a lack of human intelligence on the ground. If the Iranians are following the Chinese model, they are manufacturing or have produced warheads which are lighter and capable of yielding a nuclear explosion of between 50 to 100 kt. If that is indeed the case, then I strongly suggest those living within the continental United States in the map area highlighted in red (distances are approximate) consider their radiological survival procedures and packages immediately. After all, it only takes one lucky shot and a miss by the Anti-Ballistic Missile systems in our country and our nation changes forever.