Beyond the Cusp

May 10, 2018

Was Iran the Threat Trump Claims?

 

United States President Trump pulled the Americans out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) while offering the Iranians to sit down and work out a more restrictive treaty (see video below), which President Trump assured them would benefit the world. The reality is that should a better treaty be hammered out which truly would prevent Iran from ever attaining nuclear weapons capability with an inspection regime, which assured their compliance, then this would make the world a far better place. The reality is that Iran will simply continue as they have been by doubling down on ignoring their agreements of the deal, refusing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) permission to inspect their military sites other than Fordow. That was simply the most glaring refusal of the Iranian regime.

 

 

When one adds the revelations made by Israel last week about the Iranian nuclear activities, divulging the treasure trove of records absconded with by Israeli intelligence agents (Mossad) over the period of a single night, President Trump had all the information he required to justify pulling out from the JCPOA. Still, we are amazed they could even move that many records within such a brief period of time without being challenged. The speech made by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu revealing the information (see video below) was interesting in that he was not addressing the Israeli people, for that he speaks Hebrew, and was not, as many declared, speaking to President Trump; he was speaking for the benefit of the American public. President Trump, his Cabinet Members who were interested and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had already been granted full access to the information for reason of verification that they were indeed exactly as claimed and for their being informed. Prime Minister Netanyahu was making the preparation for the action taken by President Trump by revealing the full extent of the Iranian breaching of the treaty including the initial requirements for validating the treaty, thus the treaty was in reality an empty shell from the beginning. With that established and made by a credible source, President Trump could make his announcement without facing rejections of his statements claiming that he did not have actual information on whether Iran was complying or ignoring their obligations. That simply caused those who claim that President Trump cannot walk without assistance, as he is that unstable, from claiming that he was bringing the world to the brink once again. That as it may, the die is cast and President Trump gave Iran the offer to make a new deal, which they will reject instead making much bluster while continuing with their nuclear research and weapons manufacture, and now it is just a matter of time until President Trump places a time limit on his patience over Iran requesting negotiations for a new treaty. This will be where things could become quite serious including the possibility of Iran testing an actual nuclear weapon and declaring themselves a nuclear-armed power.

 

 

As far as the threat level that Iran poses, President Trump underestimated their threat levels. Much of what the Iranians are threatening across the Middle East goes well beyond Hezballah, Hamas, Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Israel and others within the MENA countries. Some of their threat stems from the Tri-Border Area (TBA) of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay (see image below), where criminal interests, terrorist training, and IRGC preparations for strikes within the Americas take place including the two attacks in Buenos Aires, the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA; Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) bombing and the bombing of the Israeli Embassy. Iran has made threats to destroy Israel as well as the United States. There have also been rising levels of threat to Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States as well as Jordan, Turkey, Egypt and beyond. These are the threats which President Trump referred.

 

Tri-Border Region of South America Terror training haven and Iranian proxy state in the Americas and Base of operations for the 17 March 1992 Israeli Embassy Bombing murdering 29 injuring 242 and the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) 18 July 1994bombing murdered 85 injured over 800 and now we must add the murdered Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman to AMIA fatalities

Tri-Border Region of South America Terror training haven and Iranian proxy state in the Americas and Base of operations for the 17 March 1992 Israeli Embassy Bombing murdering 29 injuring 242 and the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) 18 July 1994 bombing murdered 85 injured over 800 and now we must add the murdered Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman to AMIA fatalities

 

These threats are actually minimal compared to the entirety of the designs of the Ayatollahs. Their dreams and designs are a compilation of the desires of the Persian Empire to rule the known world, which has grown since their time, and the Shiite Islamic desire to spread Shia Islam to every person on Earth. This put in the most simple terms states that the Iranian leaders believe it will be their triumph in the end taking over the entirety of the Earth and converting every remaining person to Shia Islam. Their intent is to give people the choice of convert or die by beheading. They are serious about this just as they have been at enforcing their nightmarish rule over the people of Iran operating a torture operation at Evin Prison where those who protest the regime face if arrested. Despite these chilling possibilities, there have been large demonstrations against the Mullahs in 2009, which were brutally put down with numerous of the leaders simply disappearing. These demonstrations have been building once again. President Trump gave those who wish to replace their governance with something more attuned to the needs of the people and not so intent on military building and nuclear weapons development at the expense of the people and the national economy. President Trump stated that the people should be the first concern of their governance, not just an annoyance to be disregarded. This was a message that Washington D.C. will back their demonstrations this time should they decide to challenge the rule of the Mullahs. Should the Iranian people rise up, we can only hope the President is ready and willing to stand behind his encouraging words and not simply blowing smoke in their direction.

 

Iran, as dangerous as they likely currently are, could become far more of a world threat should they ever compile a nuclear weapons cache of thermos-nuclear weapons which are miniaturized making them useable as missile warheads with greater yields per unit size mountable on intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) threatening the entirety of the globe from within hardened launch sites within Iran. Already it is suspected that Iranian ballistic missiles are capable of attaining four-thousand-kilometers with new plans reaching possibly over six-thousand-kilometers. Iran has also proven their ability at firing satellites into low-Earth orbit, which is the principle requirement for launching an EMP device that would be almost impossible to prevent should it reach deployment orbit and be set upon a reentry path. That aside, the weapon could be removed from orbit while it remains in its orbit by anti-satellite missiles which have been developed by Russia, China, Israel and the United States at a minimum. The Iranians went one-step further by placing a satellite in a trans-polar orbit where it crosses over the North Pole and South Pole. This also permits for an orbit which approaches the United States from a southerly direction over the Gulf of Mexico and through Texas to Louisiana passing over Kansas City and St Louis, the prime location for an EMP device to be deployed and approaching from the area where the anti-missile detection and interception capabilities are at their most limited. So, Iran is capable of orbiting satellites, firing continental ballistic missiles up to possibly five-thousand kilometers and is at the verge of producing solid fueled ICBMs and the thermonuclear warheads to place atop them, exactly how much more dangerous would make them an international concern? We would claim they already are an international concern of great weight.

 

Ranges of Iranian Missiles

Ranges of Iranian Missiles

 

The Iranians have been working on producing nuclear weapons since December 1984 when with the aid of China, Iran opened a nuclear research center in Isfahan. This was claimed to be for the peaceful use of nuclear power, a story we have heard before from every nation right before they test a nuclear device. The United States started from scratch with the Einstein letter in August of 1939 to plan for making a nuclear device and exploded a fully operational thermonuclear weapon at the start of November of 1952. That is from nothing to a thermonuclear device in less than fifteen years in complete secrecy. Iran was suspected of working towards nuclear weapons in late 1997 and this was stated with an earlier estimate in the 1990’s, probably in 1992. When one figures out that Iran had the advantage that in 1992 one could search the Internet for a design for a normal nuclear weapon giving them a head start towards weapons research, then the fifteen-year requirement should be considered even smaller. One can even find the basic design for a thermonuclear device on the Internet; so making such devices must be far less complicated in the current time with the available free information. So, we will stay with the fifteen-year period just to be fair. So, if we decide for the sake of fairness using 1995 as the start point for the Iranian nuclear research into weapons. That would mean that Iran should have been fully capable for the manufacture of thermonuclear warheads certainly by 2010. As the JCPOA was signed initially in November of 2013, three years after Iran should have already found a system for the production of a thermonuclear device, we can probably also assume that the JCPOA was signed closing the nuclear barn-house door well after the thermonuclear horses had escaped. Iran could have been building such weapons for three years before they entered an agreement which had little if any punitive measures and weak and limp investigatory abilities after which they could very easily have continued their manufacture of warheads. Assuming that Iranian physicists are competent and actually were working honestly on weapons development, the world should expect that Iran has at least fifty, if not several hundreds, of thermonuclear warheads sitting currently in the ground in hardened silos atop missiles capable of striking virtually anywhere in Europe and across the entirety of the MENA states. Add into the formula their capability to place a satellite capable of carrying a small thermonuclear device into polar low Earth orbit, Iran already could deliver a devastating device anywhere on the planet. But that is not the end of the threat.

 

Iran is known to have also researched EMP weapons, particularly it is suspected they have developed those with nuclear and thermonuclear devices as their trigger systems. These EMP devices could be capable of setting off a continent wide EMP pulse if detonated between thirty and three-hundred miles. It could effect anywhere from a closed area to a near open area including all of the United States (see image below). The outlines of the range of a strong device detonated at three-hundred miles altitude are purely frightening. Imagine turning off the electricity for up to as much as a decade across North America or Europe or almost fifteen-hundred mile radius effect anywhere on the globe. This is a threat that Iran may have already produced weapons with such capability as any nuclear device can be modified such that it has a stronger EMP pulse effect and a lower yield. This means if they choose less of an explosive shock, that they can maximize the EMP effects of their weapon crippling any nation which has not fortified their electrical distribution grids. The really scary item is that very few, if any, nations have bothered to spend the necessary funds to fortify their grids to protect them from an EMP device. This is despite this effect being known since the middle of the 1950’s.

 

The United States carried out a test of the EMP effect with a test in the early 1960’s finding that a moderate strength device exploded over the Pacific Ocean at an altitude of two-hundred-fifty miles and found the device affected electrical distribution in Hawaii approximately nine-hundred miles distant. This was beyond their expected range and this was a weapon not specifically set to maximize the EMP effect. The EMP Pulse has multiple ranges of effect which cause electrical devices an entire series of stresses which maximizes the numbers and types of electronic devices and how they are potentially destroyed. The more nations allow their electrical grids to remain susceptible to the adverse effects of EMP pulse attacks, the more expensive it becomes to protect their systems in the future. The advantage of hardening electrical grids as early as possible is that once they have been hardened, keeping the entirety of the grid hardened as time continues and the system grows, is that such hardening can be included in building regulations thus all upgrades and additions to the systems will retain the advantages made by the hardening of their electrical grids. The United States figured that it would have been implemented in three-to-five years at a cost of ten-to-twenty billion dollars back in 2008. This would have included hardening the entirety of the system. Even after this has been performed, devices plugged into the system could still be susceptible and should the Congress pass new standards today which required all future electronic devices which will be powered by the electrical grid to be made less susceptible to EMP pulses, it would need to give industry around three years in order for new power supplies to be designed and all the old power supplied to be sold or upgraded, perhaps a decade later devices would be made EMP immune. Even if they were only required to only build power supplies to be fifty percent less susceptible, within a decade almost all moderate quality devices would be near hundred percent protected simply because the public would demand such protection once EMP was raised by such that it became something sellers could use in their commercials in order to claim their protection was superior than their competitor. If you want proof, look at the many food cereals which claim to be healthy and their specific amounts of the different kinds of fats, triglycerides, omega-3 fatty acids, calories and you name what else, but they will each claim they have the magic combination which researchers claim will make the healthy eater drool.

 

EMP area by bursts at 30, 120 and 300 miles

EMP area by bursts at 30, 120 and 300 miles

 

Seatbelts were originally an option on vehicles and the commercials showed the great advantages to wearing them. Within a few years, virtually every car had seatbelts standard and then soon after the Congress made them mandatory. Then came the tree-point seatbelts and they were standard even in the sub-compacts and then Congress made them mandatory. Air quality and water quality has been cleaned up well beyond what the laws written half a decade later required by industry simply due to the pressure the people placed on cleaning up the environment and industry responded and there were even commercials which stated the advances the production of some products were using at their factories to reduce pollution. The upper limits on people-power on manufacturers are near beyond the ability for us to measure. You probably would like us to prove this point, and so we will. Back on April 23, 1985, the Coca-Cola Company decided to release their great new idea, “New Coke,” and it ended up being less exciting than hoped. The BIG problem was that they discontinued their old formula and discarded it once and for all betting the company on their new product. All their testing had proven this product to outperform Pepsi with Pepsi drinkers. There was a small problem with their research, they forgot to test Coke drinkers. As it turns out, Coke drinkers were quite pleased with the standard Coke product and were quite distressed when this new more Pepsi-ish formula replaced it. Well, within a rather short period, on July 11, 1985, seventy-eight days after New Coke’s introduction, Classic Coke was announced. It was the old formula making its return after a short hiatus. That is what the power of the people demanding their preference can do.

 

Congress will claim that their regulations have done so much to improve our lives, the reality is the people demanding companies meet their expectations has done so much and Congress, late as usual, has jumped on the bandwagon after the companies have already circled the wagons and put their ducks in a row meeting the people’s demands. The politicians have to have their talking points, and that is all they usually are and they are depending on the people not realizing that it was their power that got the changes and Congress just jumped in at the end and is attempting to steal all the credit. Yes, they are a bunch of over-pious, overly-righteous, self-promoting egomaniacs who believe that the people really are that easily fooled. We wish they were not so close to reality on that assumption and being informed is what makes people less susceptible to the politicians stroking them just to get their vote and then serve the moneyed interests who paid for the town hall meeting and barbeque that gained them the votes. When the people demand that their electrical providers harden their service system, that is when it will be performed. Once the entirety of the nations is hardened, then Congress will require it and put aside tons of money presumably to harden the electrical grid. The money will be given to the surviving providers to repay them for what the people forced them into action and performing. Congress, always is there with the money, just after the fact more often than not.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

June 2, 2017

Where Will the Spiraling End?

 

The United States new President, Donald Trump, apparently is not reacting to the threats from North Korea in the routine and usual manner, giving in and sending money, food and meet whatever demands are made by the current psychotic leader of that Communist death trap claims must be met or else he will destroy the world starting with South Korea and moving on to Japan and finally the United States. The past administrations have all responded with the goods every time the North Korean leader has rattle sabers making foul sounding threats if his little realm had used all the treasure from the previous confrontation has reached its end. This was the routine which wound itself repeatedly over time. Apparently, this time may end differently. First, China has called an end to their calling their attack-dog to heel and desist or even make an effort which also was a change in the normal routine. Everything appears as if the forces who might make a difference and avoid the most horrific of results has decided that they prefer to stand aside and see what the mettle of the new President is made of. The Chinese are preparing to sit this little game out and watch from the sidelines after making the feeblest of attempts to calm their friend to their south and instead allowed him to continue bellowing his threats. It appears that China is not receiving the reaction they expected as it was likely their impression that President Trump was not versed in the game of brinkmanship and would simply fold and give in to the threats from Kim Jong-un and provide North Korea with a renewed treasury, feed their starving masses and walk away simply licking his wounds and broken ego, tarnished reputation.

 

Apparently President Trump does not respond well to threats from a proven madman, a leader who has murdered a general for contradicting him, executed his uncle simply because he thought him a threat to his leadership and ordered the assassination of his half-brother in a foreign country so there could be no successor to his leadership other than whomever he should designate. President Trump initially sent the aircraft carrier fleet with the USS Carl Vinson and Kim Jong-un simply continued his ranting and threats. Then President Trump sent the aircraft carrier fleet with the USS Ronald Reagan and Kim Jong-un simply continued his ranting and threats. Now President Trump has further upped the anti and sent the aircraft carrier fleet with the USS Nimitz. We are willing to bet that Kim Jong-un could not care less and might even react unkindly or he might respond with more missile tests and possibly even a full-blown nuclear test. This situation, to put it mildly, is rapidly spiraling and where it might end is simply terrifying to imagine.

 

Kin Jong-un (김정은) is the grandson of Kim Il-Sung (김일성), the founder of North Korea; the son of Kim Jong-il (김정일), the second leader of North Korea, and is the current leader of North Korea, obviously. His threats are not to be taken so lightly as to make it appear that he is being taken lightly, something this ever-escalating response could impart. Seoul, South Korea, the national capital city is the first place threatened to be destroyed by Kim Jong-un, a threat he could carry out in under fifteen minutes from making the decision. North Korea has approximately 13,000 artillery pieces positioned along the border which could be fired striking Seoul leveling most of the capital city. Making matters even more troubling is the report by the Federation of American Scientists telling of the North Korean known quantities of anthrax, mustard gas, sarin, botulism and phosgene. Such weapons placed in artillery shells designed to release poison gas would not only permit Kim Jong-un to all but flatten Seoul, but to guarantee his artillery fire murdered most of the over ten-million people living within the city. That would be the opening scenario of Kin Jong-un deciding to raise President Trump’s move of positioning three aircraft carrier groups within striking distance of North Korea.

 

The Kim Family

 

The problem in this situation is that President Trump may have stated that all options are on the table, but this does not mean, as some in the media have claimed, that he is out looking for a fight, that he wants a war to prove something. The hope has to be on settling this problem, this saber rattling, with the least amount of violence and a lowering of the threat options. Unfortunately, this is apparently not going to be an option which either side is wishing to utilize, opting instead to raise the stakes, or at least the consequences, should the other side opt to initiate violence first. This is the idea behind placing so much power within the theater surrounding North Korea. This hopefully is the idea behind President Trump placing sufficient firepower within range of North Korea thus making any threats for use of force by Kim Jong-un suicidal at best and foolhardy at the least. The problem is that Kim Jong-un has all the classical signs of numerous psychological disorders one of which is obviously paranoia. A preliminary analysis of Kim Jong-un’s personality by Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics reveals him to apparently be agreeable, acquiescent, charming, placing a high premium on external approval, sympathetic to others’ needs and socially gregarious on the plus side along with a few other lesser traits resulting in an assessment that he is relinquishing too much authority, failing to assert himself sufficiently, delegating too much responsibility, as well as showing hesitation in taking the initiative when circumstances demand boldness or daring. As they say next, just who is really in charge and pulling the strings presumably controlling Kim Jong-un from the background.

 

North Korean Artillery Display

North Korean Artillery Display

 

Should this personality inventory be accurate, then there is an even greater danger in the threats emanating from North Korea, the person making them is hiding behind a figurehead which they are taking the precaution of making appear pompous and unpredictable. Hiding behind this figurehead making threats may make such a figure so assured of their safety from acting in the shadows that they might take chances believing that boldness would force President Trump to weaken and possibly fold or meet their demands with a simple promise from China that they have received assurances that if a basic set of demands were met by the west that North Korea would end their missile tests and enter negotiations over their nuclear program. Then it would be up to President Trump to react to such an offer. The main risk is that should they send a warning shot such as trading artillery fire as happened and reported in the New York Times on August 20, 2015 when the two nations still technically at war exchanged rocket and artillery fire in the first major armed clash across their border in five years. This was an exchange which reportedly resulted in no casualties and was a show of intent and test of wills and response. North Korea has taken an offensive stance with threatening with missile tests into the Pacific Ocean when testing potential ICBMs, shorter-range ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan to threaten Japan and claiming to be ready to test a new and more powerful nuclear weapon. The threat to Japan has been sufficient that the parliament has been deliberating to revise the Japanese stance since the end of World War II and enlarge their navy and other military strength beyond simple island protection in response to threats perceived from both North Korea and China.

 

China is another reason that President Trump may be placing so much naval and air power into the west Pacific Ocean near both China and North Korea. China has been extending claims challenging Islands claimed by Japan, Viet Nam, Taiwan and the Philippines. These challenges are in addition to their building islands in the South China Sea moving towards the East China Sea and militarizing many of these islands even to the point of placing airstrips on the larger of these water-bound embankments. This challenges one of the most heavily traversed sea-lanes in the world which handles close to one third of the sea trade making it as important as the Suez Canal, Strait of Hormuz which controls the world’s oil flow from the Middle East, and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait which controls the southern exit from the Red Sea into the Arabian Sea. Both the Strait of Hormuz and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait (see map below), through their control of Yemen using the Houthis Rebels, are currently under threat of control from Iran, an ally of North Korea, allowing the two to exchange information and technology regarding missiles and nuclear weapons as they share a common enemy, the United States and the Western world. Iran is also allied with Russia as well as China which makes for a real threat in response to the presumed former sole super-power, the United States. The power of the United States is formidable but would face a serious challenge from the combined strength and nuclear power of the combined forces of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. The real question could at some point become are Iran and/or North Korea really worth facing down the United States for either China or Russia, especially with a presumed unknown in President Trump whose most powerful weapon might be his reputation of being a bit of a hot-head.

 

Strait of Hormuz and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait

Strait of Hormuz and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait

 

Still, one can be assured that President Trump would be best served and likely prefer some assistance from China defusing the current situation with North Korea. What is troubling is if the situation is as the personality profile of Kin Jong-un is accurate and he really is just a puppet being worked by a rogue general or party official working from the presumed safety of anonymity, then President Trump and his advisers plus those in the Pentagon all actually are operating blind as they do not know who they are working against. It is difficult to find a solution if you have no real clue who is the operator on the other side. Kim Jong-un either completely baffled those trying to inventory his personality or is just as unstable as he appears or somebody finds it advantageous to make the ruler of North Korea appear unstable. All of this leads one to really feel that North Korea is, and will continue for the time being, one threat which is front and center. But if that does not frighten you, then keep in mind that standing right alongside them is Iran that has spread terror armies throughout the world and thought to have more operatives living under cover inside the United States simply waiting for the code for them to strike a predetermined target or even instructions of where to strike. They have a training center in South America in an area known as the Tri-Border Area which sits at the borders of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. And you thought that you could sleep comfortably tonight. Well, probably for tonight, but for how many more nights is the big question.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

March 6, 2015

Netanyahu Equivalence Statement, Compare and Contrast ISIS and Iran

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu made a reference in his speech which might have been overlooked by some but was as important as any other commentary he made about Iran. This reference might also have been overlooked as Iran has taken the lead and once again President Obama is leading from behind, or better put, withdrawing from the fore and soon to disappear altogether. The statement made by Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that there is more than one Islamic group whose goal is world conquest and as hard as we were fighting one, the world needs to have the same resolve fighting the other. The other threat was ISIS which he termed an equal threat as is Iran and the only difference between Iran and ISIS is the form or kind of Islam each represent which also explains why both find the other intolerable. ISIS represents Sunni Islam while Iran is the leader of Shiite Islam. Each group sees the other as their mortal enemy as they believe the others to be apostates and as such to be the worst of the worst peoples on the planet and deserving of immediate death as they profane the words of the Prophet and slander the name of Allah. This is part of the reason that Iran had stepped up to assist the strikes against ISIS and why they are spearheading the actions to destroy ISIS even to the point of arming the Kurdish Militias and flying airstrikes in assistance of their efforts.

 

ISIS has gone further in some ways as has Iran as Iran also is far more pragmatic than ISIS who has retrogressed to the earliest forms of Islam as they held when they first strived to go forth onto conquest of the known world and potentially beyond. This is Islam 101, the most strident and most violent form of Islam and what allowed Islam to burst forth from the Arabian Peninsula on their way to the early conquests across the Middle East and across Northern Africa converting whole tribes and peoples as they continued their conquests. The leaders of ISIS see themselves as the ones to purify Islam and by such complete the world conquest which Mohammad presumably spoke of as inevitable. Of course in order to proceed to conquest of the world, ISIS needs to purify all the lands of Islam and to put to death those who have led their people astray, the apostates. This is why they have spread their seedling of a caliphate into Iraq and have spoken of their intentions of removing every dictator of the current Islamic nations such as the Saudi Royal Family and every other nation with leaders chosen by elections or by means other than to complete world conquest. Thus far ISIS has seen none other than themselves worthy of being inheritors of the title of Caliph which is partly why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has claimed the title of Caliph and led his followers. There are other groups throughout the Muslim world who claim to have similar goals which Prime Minister Netanyahu might have also listed with such a goal with the most obvious to Israel being Hamas who has in its founding charter the aim of spreading Islam across the globe while concurrently killing the Jews wherever they might be found. Whereas Hezballah has also made similar statement about slaughtering the Jews worldwide, despite commentary by Nasrallah who expressed his hopes for all the Jews to return to Israel such that it would make their murdering every Jew that much easier. But Hezballah need not worry if their goals are honorable enough as their worship being Shiite Islam and not Sunni Islam.

 

In the end, despite the near uncountable numbers of sects of Islam, there must only be one single form of Islam and Iran and ISIS are on opposite ends. This similar but opposing goal by ISIS and Iran is to conquer all the Muslim lands bringing them under one ruler and thus reestablishing the Caliphate as well as establishing one single form of Islam with ISIS enforcing Sunni and Iran enforcing Shia Islam. Hamas would have the identical world view as does ISIS all the way down to enforcing Sunni Islam as the sole true religion, they just have different starting points, Hamas desires killing the Jewish in the Islamic lands first and then reuniting the Muslim world under one true form of Islam, Sunni, while ISIS desires reuniting the lands of Islam first and purifying them to strident Sunni Islam before anything else. ISIS might even see Hamas efforts to be amongst the most sacred as they are striving to reclaim lands which were previously ruled by Islam through the conquest of Israel and the replacing of the infidel governance with Sunni Islam. The other difference that might exist between ISIS and Hamas is whether the Caliph has actually returned, let alone that the Caliph is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One might think that Hamas would name Haniyeh or Marshal as the new Caliph before choosing to recognize al-Baghdadi as filling that role. No matter how such differences may be resolved, that is of little concern when the main concern is the end of either as a threat to society, and as such recognizing the dangers posed by each and not continuing ignoring the threats by one or either group.

 

The most obvious reasoning behind Prime Minister Netanyahu in pressing the similarities in the goals of ISIS and Hamas was to symbolize the dangers posed by Iran just as much as to point out that there were two overt threats currently vying for supremacy and that both posed an equal threat to the Western world. He also wanted to point to the fact that the Western world has marshalled together an offensive against one group, ISIS, and at the same time was coddling the nuclear threat the other was aspiring to attain to use against the Western world in a future confrontation. The pressing importance which has been placed at combating ISIS before they gain control over more areas, take additional military air bases and eventually sufficient airpower to pose an additional threat in the air as they currently pose on the ground was just as important as preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons now or ten years from now or ever as long as they retain their current leadership. Prime Minister Netanyahu stressed that simply making a deal which has the Iranians agreeing to put off their production of nuclear weapons for some ten years was as insane an idea as it was an inane idea. First off, Prime Minister Netanyahu listed that expecting Iran to subject themselves to inspections even by the IAEA which they had circumvented, limited, abrogated and simply refused permission to inspect areas which were of upmost urgency and importance such as the military base at Parchin where it is feared the work on the nuclear trigger device was carried out and where there has been much removal and additional replacement of soil and now the construction of buildings over the site which housed this vital research all simply to make the site useless to inspectors which have been deterred and may not even be permitted entry after all the scrubbing has been completed. Such a nuclear trigger mechanism is important and must be perfected to a certain degree of perfection in order to initiate nuclear fission in an atomic bomb and is of even more critical importance to be refined to perfection if to be used to detonate a thermo-nuclear bomb, a hydrogen fusion device; the latter providing an exponential level of power per warhead.

 

Iran has been given sufficient free range in their nuclear program for too long already and definitely should have the desired technology for fashioning a nuclear bomb and potentially a thermo-nuclear bomb should they desire such. Once they reach such a level of proficiency, they will have attained a level of invulnerability for their respective terror forces such as IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps), Hezballah, the Houthis in Yemen and whatever others they may have such as those who are trained at the tri-border region camps in South America and who have been instrumental in the terror attacks over the years in Argentina. Not only would the possession of nuclear weapons be sufficient a threat, but the addition of a tested single stage intercontinental rocket would give Iran global reach with which to threaten anyone anywhere they desired to do so be it Washington D.C. or be it Hollywood or anywhere in between. Such an umbrella would facilitate Iran having a free hand to redraw the borders throughout the Middle East and across northern Africa before anybody would view their actions as threatening to the Western nations or beyond the Muslim world. This might even be true should Iran move against Israel that the Western world would forget all of their promises, letters of support and especially their protestations over the years claiming to be the protectors of Israel should such be necessitated by actions in the Middle East. In the United States it would be wise to recall what President Obama had written in his biographical book “The Audacity of Hope” on page 261 where it states, “I will stand with the (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” One might see a case of open hostilities between Israel and the Iranian proxies of Hezballah and Hamas possibly using fronts out of Syria threatening the Golan Heights as the political winds shifting in an ugly direction. Such would be even more valid should such an outbreak be used by Iran to break off negotiations to limiting their nuclear arsenal now that it had been established they possessed nuclear weapons. Such might now looking at the picture being painted by the Obama administration and the rose tinted glasses blinded media seem impossible as the negotiations of the P5+1 and Iran are still being portrayed as being pursued to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, but such may very soon become the new core hopes of these very same negotiations should Iran have shielded from detection a parallel enrichment and weaponizing productions facilities and already have a number of such weapons and they simply come clean and announce their membership in the nuclear armed camp of nations.

 

The truth was expressed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, and may have even been kind in his analysis of the Iranian threat, by comparing it as equivalent to the threat posed by ISIS. The two main differences between ISIS and Iran in the threat department are that Iran is a far more complete and far-reaching threat than ISIS could even dream of becoming and that Iran has lulled the world back to sleep from the horrified and panicked state of mind the Western world had entertained during the four-hundred-forty-four days standoff that the United States Embassy personnel were held hostage. This has been achieved not so much as by not posing any real and measurable threats as the Iranians have since then enjoined Syria and Lebanon into their fold, murdered United States Marines in their barracks in Lebanon, assaulted the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, the assaults on the Israeli Embassy and later on the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and numerous other such attacks some of which have never been traced to a source, let alone all the way back to Iran. Iran has managed to place sufficient levels between their sponsoring and even ordering such assaults and the actual peoples actually committing these assaults that they are seldom found out. There have been numerous suspicions that the Iranians have had a hand in many of the most heinous attacks of innocent civilians around the world that should even a small percentage of such rumors be true then Iran is easily the danger which Prime Minister Netanyahu painted them to be and is equally at least the level of threat to the world as he stated.

 

Just imagine the freedom terrorist groups backed by Iran will have to be able to foment horrific terror tolls of human lives without any fear of retribution or even pursuit by law enforcement as Iran will threaten the capital of any nations which try to oppose their terror assaults. It may even get to the point where any terrorist attack would simply be completely ignored even more than today’s habit of laying the blame for near every terror attack on Lone Wolves or mentally unstable individuals and not attempting to find the root origins behind these attacks as to do so would upset the government’s ability to simply find the actual perpetrators of the terror attack and that ending any investigations. This lack of will to trace these deadly attacks back to their initiating origins has allowed Iran and others to escape being held to task for their involvement or even their instigating, planning, supplying expertise, providing materials such as explosives, granting funding and even choosing targets and time for each attack. Prime Minister Netanyahu is in what is probably the best position of any world leader for knowing and understanding the role played by Iran in these nefarious acts around the globe and especially in the Middle East. As an Israeli he is especially tuned to knowing what actions are terrorist related and which merely are criminal enterprise attacks such as turf wars. With his ability to access intelligence agencies whose sole definitions are to trace terrorist actions to their sources as well as to monitor such sources in order to intercept terror actions before they spring their deadly attacks on innocent civilians the Prime Minister is privileged to view the entirety of the web that encompasses all the terror entities from their sources across the Middle East and beyond to the individual terrorists who are called upon to act in this war between cultures. Prime Minister Netanyahu in his recent speech pointed out the truth that Iran is behind far more nefarious acts that many are aware. Even the recent assassination of the Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman who had been investigating the AMIA terror attack and had traced the sources back to Iran and even to particular Iranians who currently hold high positions within the Iranian government and had previously served as officers in the IRGC from whence came their involvement in the Argentine attacks on Jewish sites on Buenos Aires. That also was instructive in depicting the length of the Iranian terror tentacles that Iran was able to assassinate an Argentine prosecutor in his home the night before he was to report to the Argentine Parliament his findings which very well would reveal the involvement not only of high ranking Argentine politicians but also highly placed Iranian politicians and military personnel and the web of connections which reached from Iran to the tri-border region and then into Argentina. Such revelations would also bring to the fore the ties Iran holds with Mexican drug cartels which provides Iranian IRGC terror personnel access to routs into the United States across the southern border and terror techniques training for the drug cartels’ militias making them far more effective in their war with the government and with local peoples in their immediate region. Such revelations were to be protected from becoming public so much so that Alberto Nisman had to be prevented from speaking and that was only possible if he was assassinated. Perhaps the reason the assassination waited until the night before he was to witness before the Argentine parliament was due to their hopes that Alberto Nisman could have been persuaded by some means against testifying all the information he had stored in the only safe place he knew was inaccessible to the terrorists, within his own mind, and that is what had to be erased by any means necessary. Since threats and bribery had likely failed, then there was but one other choice and that led to his being murdered and the investigation into his death has mired and apparently had little success and nobody seems to know anything, anything at all. Silence is golden, especially if bought with threats and reward, golden rewards as money is easily traced, gold not so much. Now all that remains is to see the world’s reactions to the Israeli Prime Minister’s address to Congress and if they will draw any conclusions or continue to allow their eyes to be blinded by rose colored glasses.

 

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