Even though Washington is attempting to keep this information quiet, afraid of stirring up war rhetoric before the November elections, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari of the Iranian Navy said, “Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders.”
An Iranian warship in the Atlantic Ocean with intercontinental ballistic missiles on board is a scary thought. Admiral Sayyari said he just needed “final ratification” to send warships with cruise missiles into the Atlantic, to escort an oil tanker to Venezuela and also stopping in Cuba.
It really does not even matter if the cruise missiles have conventional warheads or nuclear, it is still a terrifying scenario.
Iran is flexing their muscles in order to project themselves as a major power, as U.S. influence seems to be waning in the Middle East. Are we facing another missile crisis in our hemisphere?
Will we say “Enough is enough, like the Kennedys did in October of 1962?
Fifty years ago,President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba, a mere 90 miles off the shores of Florida and demanded that the missiles be removed. It didn’t take him long to act decisively in defense of the U.S. mainland.
The Russians and Chinese have actually played major roles in this drama. They have aided in Iran’s atomic and missile research. These two super powers have backed Iran at the United Nations to the point where Ahmadinejad’s government thinks the U.S. will not apply crippling sanctions or conduct military strikes against Iran nuclear sites for fear of upsetting the balance of power in the Middle East and or beginning a third world war with Russia.
Ahmadinejad and their allies know full well how to jerk Washington’s chain. Why are they assuming the U.S. government will do nothing? Do they also believe the worst-case scenario is that Washington will learn to live with a nuclear Iran and nuclear weapons in Cuba?
Yet the world, and especially the United States, can still learn from mistakes made by not taking timely action to halt Iran from becoming a nuclear power to begin with. At least as troubling as Iran’s march toward nuclear fission is its sharing that technology with their friends and terrorists in the Western hemisphere.
The question really is, can Washington accept or afford to have another nuclear-weapons-wielding country in the Americas?
Iran and their new ally, Venezuela, were declaring cooperation to facilitate the latter’s embryonic nuclear program.
What has happened in the last 50 years to this country’s command of respect? Why are nations like Iran confident that they can bully this country?
One thing we can know for sure, this is not the same country we lived in 50 years ago – and it’s not the super-power it once was.
“When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, ‘Come!’ Then another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take away peace from the earth and to make people kill each other and he was given a great sword.” (Revelation 6:3-4)