Israel is reporting on an Iranian long-range missile program that would be capable of reaching the United States. A separate report from their Intelligence chief says Iran can make nuclear bomb within a year. This missile program underwent a setback in December when an explosion occurred at the facility but no estimates were presented on when this missile will be mass produced. With Ahmadinejad’s request yesterday for a 127% increase in Iran’s defense budget, I don’t believe they are funding internal border security. However, they may need part of this increase to build a new line of drones.
The following excerpt may be the most important part of the article since Iran now has enriched uranium to the key 20% level:
Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ya’alon also said that Iran and Hezbollah were working with drug cartels in Mexico to learn how to smuggle materials into the US, a conduit that could one day be used to smuggle weapons into the country.
Rick Perry gave a warning to us in November:
This excerpt from 2011 is another example of Hezbollah in Mexico:
In April of last year, the arrest of Jamal Yousef – in New York City – exposed a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and antitank munitions. According to Yousef, the weapons, which were being stored in Mexico, had been stolen from Iraq with the help of his cousin who was a member of Hezbollah.
Let’s hope that the administration’s policy of not letting a “crisis go to waste” in an election year does not include allowing dirty bombs coming in from the Mexican border. After yesterday’s election projections, a second term for Obama is looking dim and his options are limited.
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Deputy Prime Minister says December explosion at Iran base occurred where long-range missile was being developed; adds that Turkey assisting Iran to circumvent sanctions by allowing them access to banking system.
Iran was working on developing a missile with 10,000 km range that would put America in reach of a potential Iranian attack, Strategic Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Thursday.
According to Ya’alon, the missile was based on a solid fuel propellant and would have been able to significantly increase Iran’s offensive capabilities. Last month, a mysterious explosion rocked an Iranian missile base near Tehran where Iran was working on developing this long range missile.
Ya’alon also said that Turkey is helping Iran bypass the sanctions that have been imposed on it in recent months.
According to the deputy prime minister, who was in the United States last week for talks on Iran with senior officials from the Obama administration, Turkey was helping Iran circumvent the sanctions by allowing it to use its banking system.
Ya’alon said that the Israeli government was committed to stopping Iran’s nuclear program “in one way or another.”
“We need a credible military option. The Iranians understand the West has capabilities, but as long as the Iranians don’t think that the West has the political stomach and determination to use it they will not stop,” Ya’alon affirmed. “Currently they don’t think that the world is determined.”
Ya’alon also said that Iran and Hezbollah were working with drug cartels in Mexico to learn how to smuggle materials into the US, a conduit that could one day be used to smuggle weapons into the country.