It was only a matter of time.
Once 68 million useful idiots decided to shoot their country in the foot and install as president a left-wing community organizer whose foreign policy proved to be appeasing enemies and alienating friends, it was only a matter of time before the world’s wolves smelled blood in the wind and moved dangerously closer to the flickering embers of freedom’s campfire. While a myopic Chief Executive commits America’s blood and treasure in the pursuit of goals related only peripherally to the national interest, the true carnivores are gathering:
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 Guard’s 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.
[…] When Iran tested an extended-range Shahab-3 in 2009, US and other defense analysts indicated the missile’s range was up to 2000km, an improvement over the 1600km demonstrated by the baseline Shahab-3. The difference that makes to the missile base in Venezuela is that using the Shahab-3 ER would put Miami in the threat envelope.
[…] The 13 May Die Welt article states that the missile-base agreement provides for Iran to be able to attack her enemies from the base – presumably referring to the US.
North Korea and Iran appear to have been exchanging ballistic missile technology in violation of sanctions, a leaked UN report shows.
The report, obtained by Reuters, said regular transfers had been taking place through “a neighbouring third country”, named by diplomats as China.
While the world’s attention is focused on the wave of unrest sweeping the Middle East, Iran has managed to accelerate its suspected nuclear weapons program and boost arms smuggling to terrorist groups.
At the occasion of Nuclear Technology Day celebrated in Tehran earlier this month, Iranian scientists and officials said they had successfully tested advanced centrifuges for enriching uranium and were getting prepared to activate the country’s first nuclear reactor.
Western officials and experts say these gains in Iran’s nuclear program could effectively erase setbacks from recent cyber-attacks and shorten the timeline for acquiring nuclear weapons.
Connect the dots…
See also The Obama Administration And The Danger To The United States (Loopy Loo’s Blog) and Iran Moving Ahead on Venezuelan Missile Bases that Bring Miami Well Within Range (Maggie’s Notebook)