One of the first things Obama did as President was scrap a missile-defense agreement the Bush Administration negotiated with Poland and the Czech Republic. The main purpose of Bush’s missile defense was to defend against an Iranian missile attack which Obama isn’t too concerned about. Instead, he rolled over in submission to Russia and put in place a ‘phased adaptive approach’ which won’t be fully implemented until at least 2020. And the way the government works, god only knows if they will make that deadline. But at least all of you socialists will get your food stamps.
According to a White House Fact Sheet released last September, the “phased adaptive approach” to missile defense will expand defenses against short- and medium-range missile by 2015; short-, medium, and intermediate-range threats by 2018; and “the potential future ICBM threat” in the 2020 time frame.
Bradley Roberts told a House Armed Services Subcommittee that 100 percent of Europe would be covered by the U.S. missile defense system by 2018. Even that claim is questionable because of the President has rejected the faster “spiral development” program and nominated leading missile defense critic Philip Coyle to an advisory position within the Administration.
Obama’s phased adaptive approach replaced the Bush Administration’s commitment to deploy a European missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, which originally planned to deploy land-based interceptors by 2013. Canceling the “third site” delayed the deployment of longer-range missile defense systems.
“Under the new plan, the U.S. will have no long-range, intercontinental, defense capabilities until 2020,” Heritage Foundation Research Fellow Baker Spring argued following the President’s decision. “If projections that Iran will produce a long-range missile by 2015 are correct, 2020 is too late.” READ MORE
So until we have an American citizenry that cares more about National Security (and not getting nuked) than welfare, all we can do is hope Iran doesn’t fire a nuclear missile anytime soon which isn’t likely.
While America focuses on its internal problems and its involvement in three wars and the world focuses on the global economy, Iran is progressing on three dangerous fronts: nuclear weapons, armed missiles and naval capability.
Despite four sets of United Nations sanctions and pressure by the United States and Europe, Iran has chosen not only to continue its nuclear program but to expand it. Iran’s leaders, dominated by fanatical mullahs, announced in mid-July that the installment of faster centrifuges had begun and that they will soon triple the production of enriched uranium to 20 percent at the Fardo nuclear facility deep in the mountain near the city of Qom. It is estimated that Iran will have enough highly enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb within two months and currently has enough low-enriched uranium for three nuclear bombs.
Iran is also perfecting its missile-delivery systems. Recently, the Revolutionary Guards held war games in which they launched several long-range ballistic missiles from missile silos. They also successfully tested two long-range ballistic missiles, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, into the Indian Ocean. The guards’ ballistic missiles have a range of 1,200 miles, covering all U.S. bases in the Middle East and all of Israel, and now they possess missiles from North Korea with a range of 2,000 miles, which covers most of Western Europe.
The Iranian navy has also been busy expanding its operation on the orders of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has emphasized the navy’s strategic importance in protecting the Islamic republic’s interests and confronting its enemies.
In February, for the first time in three decades, two Iranian naval vessels passed through the Suez Canal en route to Syria. Iran’s navy then successfully expanded its mission in the Indian Ocean, and its submarines completed a two-month-long mission in the Red Sea.
In an alarming July 18 statement, Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said the Iranian navy plans on deploying warships in the Atlantic Ocean as part of a program to ply international waters, although he did not say where in the Atlantic the ships would be sent. Two days later, Rear Adm. Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi revealed for the first time that the Iranian navy has equipped a number of its logistic vessels and units with long-range surface-to-surface missiles. He stated, “Missile frigates and destroyers have been equipped with these missiles since a long time ago, and the surface-to-surface missiles of the logistic vessels were successfully tested and assessed during the recent naval war games, dubbed as Joushan.”
More ominous is the warning by the chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari: “Currently, we are seeking to utilize our defensive capabilities in open seas. And it means that if the enemy plans to pose a threat to the Islamic republic, Iran is capable of taking reciprocal action, and this strategy is currently on our agenda.”
The Revolutionary Guards have successfully test-launched long-range ballistic missiles from a ship before, so the statement that they are arming some of the vessels with such missiles should worry the United States. An Iranian navy ship or any commercial vessel operated by the Iranians could easily launch a missile from outside the Gulf of Mexico and essentially cover most of the United States. Much more alarming is the fact that once in possession of a nuclear bomb, Iran could successfully carry out its promise to bring America to its knees by a successful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on America.
If America keeps electing Democrats and Barack Obama as our leaders, we will no doubt be wiped off the map. It’s not if people, it’s when and the US must be prepared and we are not, thanks to Obama and democrats.
h/t: Weasel Zippers