Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Iranians are Building a Missile Base in Venezuela

I don't know how credible this report is in the German Die Welt (translated version), but if it's true, Iran appears to be building a missile base in Venezuela, with cooperation of Venezuela's anti-American President. Since Iran doesn't have any enemies in South America that it needs to threaten with missiles, we must assume that this is an attempt to deploy a second strike deterrent capacity against any attempts by the US to eliminate Iran's nuclear weapons program by force.

Needless to say, if this information is true, the American people, and certainly American policy makers should be informed that an Islamist regime which spent the better part of the last decade helping to murder American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and which is currently building the nuclear weapons and missiles to threaten what it calls the Little Satan, meaning Israel, now seems intent on deploying these missiles within range of what it calls the Big Satan, meaning the United States.

The obvious parallel is to the Cuban Missile Crisis. A less obvious parallel is that Iran is building up yet another proxy to threaten its enemies on its behalf, like with Hezbollah and Israel. If true, this will be the first time in two decades that a foreign regime, operating in a state of undeclared war with the US, intends to target the American people. Something to keep in mind going forward.

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