16 December 2008
I received a newsfeed from ARUTZ SHEVA, the Israel National News Service the other day that stated that Iran now has triple the missiles it had at the beginning of 2008.
The article, entitled IRAN: LONG RANGE ARSENAL TRIPLED, by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz published December 9, 2008, made this report based on a story on Israel Television Channel 10. At the beginning of 2008, Iran had about thirty Shihab-3 missiles, and that number currently stands at over 100. These missiles are capable of hitting targets in Israel with either conventional or nuclear warheads. There are two types of Shihab missiles. The Shihab-3 has a range of between 800 and over 1,200 miles. Iran also has Shihab-4 missiles with a range of over 1,200 miles. This places targets in southeastern Europe and all of Israel within Iran's range for attack.
In November 2008, Iran developed what it called the Sajiil missile, which Iran described as a high-speed, high-capacity missile with improved accuracy. It has a range of up to 1,200 miles. Iran also has short-range missiles, the Fateh, that only have a range of about 100 miles.
And Iran's missile program is brought to you by: RUSSIA. North Korea is helping with funding, but Iran's missile arsenal is mostly Russian.
Meanwhile, Iran is rocking right along with its nuclear program. Iranian President Man-I-Need-A-Job has said that Israel will soon be wiped off the map.
So here's our plan: instead of helping Israel attack Iran and stop their nuclear program right now while they can be engaged conventionally, we will wait until (a) President-Elect Obama pulls our troops out of Iran's next-door neighbor, Iraq; (b) Iran becomes a nuclear power and arms its missiles with nuclear warheads; (c) Iran either follows through with its promise to attempt to rid the world of Zionism starting with Israel and begins firing missiles into Israel or (d) Israel conducts a pre-emptive strike on Iran sending many of their fighter pilots on one-way tickets to defend their homeland since we have refused all aid including in-air refueling of their fighters and even the ability to fly over Iraq. Isn't this kind of "planning" so typical of Washington? The results this time will sadly be disastrous and tragic.