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'Die Welt': Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela
Jerusalem Post ^ | 17 May 2011 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

Posted on 05/17/2011 11:25:39 AM PDT by LSUfan

The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, the German daily Die Welt wrote in its Thursday edition.

Iran is building intermediate- range missile launch pads on the Paraguaná Peninsula, and engineers from a construction firm – Khatam al-Anbia – owned by the Revolutionary Guards visited Paraguaná in February. Amir al-Hadschisadeh, the head of the Guard’s Air Force, participated in the visit, according to the report. Die Welt cited information from “Western security insiders.”

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chavez; debt; economy; globalism; iran; jihad; missilecrisis; oligarchy; venezuela
A generation ago, when the Soviets put ballistic missiles in Cuba, President John F. Kennedy took action to see that they were withdrawn. Surely we were not unaware of this activity in Venezuela. Chavez has been cozy with Iran for years. What will today's president in the White House do in response???
1 posted on 05/17/2011 11:25:47 AM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

I am sure they will all be aimed at the Great Satan


2 posted on 05/17/2011 11:30:06 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Saw this article on HOT AIR.com and was trying to cut and paste it here. I am betting the Snake-Oil-Salesman in Chief ignores it while he is so busy playing basketball.....where is 2012 please


3 posted on 05/17/2011 11:33:54 AM PDT by straps (THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX)
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To: LSUfan; Kartographer; Tainan; little jeremiah
Intermediate range: that's with us in mind. It's interesting, with our social, economic and international situation considered. And a ping for others, who might be interested.

Our political activities and concerns are bizarre in light of domestic and international social, political and business directions. The bulk of attentions are on our internal oligarchy and feeding frenzy (forty year social/class conflict with de-industrialization and debt decline).

So how many ABM systems are our leaders planning on mounting? Another way to ask that question would be, "How proud of themselves are they?"


4 posted on 05/17/2011 11:51:47 AM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: LSUfan

As long as they are aimed at NYC it’s none of the US’s business.

If they aim them at US Cities- then it’s an issue.


5 posted on 05/17/2011 11:53:31 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Unless Reagan rises from the dead, we can easily find at least one reason to skip a leading GOPer.)
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To: LSUfan

The Book “One Second After” immediately came to mind.

One would think North Korea may also have simular plans.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 11:53:47 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: LSUfan

BUMP


7 posted on 05/17/2011 12:01:24 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: LSUfan

Guess Obama doesn’t believe in the Monroe Doctrine.


8 posted on 05/17/2011 12:05:05 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: LSUfan

9 posted on 05/17/2011 12:08:07 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: LSUfan

Time for regime change in both Iran and Venezuela !


10 posted on 05/17/2011 12:08:13 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: LSUfan

So much for the Monroe Doctrine.


11 posted on 05/17/2011 12:15:25 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: LSUfan

So are we gonna go to war with Chavez & the Mullahs?


12 posted on 05/17/2011 12:23:20 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (OBL rot in hell---with 72 sasquatches)
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To: LSUfan
The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, the German daily Die Welt wrote in its Thursday edition.

Now arent they helpful, providing our military with targets to practice on?

13 posted on 05/17/2011 12:37:17 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: LSUfan

We need a real president right now, not a community organizer who’s incompetent to boot.
This has the potential to be a replay of the Missiles of October, 1962.


14 posted on 05/17/2011 12:40:17 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama did not learn incompetence; he was born to it.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Monroe, oh you mean the US President who wanted freed slaves to return to Africa... He’s never heard of him, just ask Jeremiah Wright.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 12:57:51 PM PDT by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: BuffaloJack

...with a far darker ending.


16 posted on 05/17/2011 1:06:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Waverunner

Not sure what you’re referring to - however, no doubt you’ll recall that the Monroe Doctrine was promulgated by President Monroe, and basically said, “Foreign powers stay out of the Western hemisphere.”


17 posted on 05/17/2011 1:08:47 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: LSUfan

Boy, this one is simple. A flight of 10, B-52’s, loaded to capacity with 1000 pound dumb bombs, protected by a squadron of F-22’s would do the trick....everyone would be home for supper...


18 posted on 05/17/2011 1:12:49 PM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: BuffaloJack
This has the potential to be a replay of the Missiles of October, 1962.

Few people know exactly how close we really came to all out nuclear war...

In fact, few know our ships off the coast of Cuba were dropping depth charges on Soviet submarines. What our guys on the surface didn't know, was it was a Soviet submarine with nuclear weapons on board, where near brawls on board the sub were over if they should launch on the U.S.

19 posted on 05/17/2011 1:20:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: joe fonebone
Boy, this one is simple. A flight of 10, B-52’s

You guys live in a dream world, this is not going to happen any more than all the gun owners are going to keep this government from running rough shod over the Constitution.

20 posted on 05/17/2011 1:21:27 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Dimmitude, get used to it.)
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To: LSUfan

soetoro wholeheartedly approves....


21 posted on 05/17/2011 1:24:40 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: dragnet2

> In fact, few know our ships off the coast of Cuba were dropping depth charges on Soviet submarines.

I a seaman apprentice (E2) aboard a destroyer of the coast of Cuba in late 1962. I know about exactly what we did there.


22 posted on 05/17/2011 1:32:09 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama did not learn incompetence; he was born to it.)
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To: itsahoot

didn’t say it was gonna happen....just illustrated how easy it could be


23 posted on 05/17/2011 1:43:44 PM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: BuffaloJack

So you understand how close to the brink we were.


24 posted on 05/17/2011 1:45:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: LSUfan
Chavez has been cozy with Iran Obama for years.


25 posted on 05/17/2011 1:49:57 PM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: CORedneck
Time for regime change in both Iran and Venezuela and the U.S.A. !
26 posted on 05/17/2011 1:51:28 PM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: NavyCanDo
One would think North Korea may also have simular plans.

I did a quick metasearch and read-up, and here is what I found.

In 2008 the Director of the DIA reported to Congress that the North Koreans had got their hands on Soviet discard technology and were producing copies/improved copies of the SS-N-6 sea-launched ballistic missile, which the Norks had redeveloped as a land-based IRBM, US codename "Musudan". This missile had a range of about 1200-1500 nm in Soviet service, and lofted a single warhead rated at 1.75 megatons. It was a MAD weapon deployed on "Yankee"-class SSBN's; this was the weapon system I was personally tasked against when I was in the Nav 40 years ago.

In 2008 the Norks apparently made available a number of these revenant Soviet vehicles to the Iranians, who announced (and Reuters reported) in 2009 a successful test of the "Sejil" IRBM, which appears to be the "Musudan". This weapon system is distinct from the homegrown "Shahab"-series missiles the Iranians had been developing, the (then) latest of which had been developed to the IRBM/1000-mile class.

These systems would appear to be what Ahmadinejad and Chavez appear to be preparing to deploy in Venezuela.

Right about now would be a good time for USG to move definitively, and with exterminative thoroughness, against the Iranian nuclear-weapons program.

27 posted on 05/17/2011 7:05:26 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: LSUfan

I knew of that by foreign media. The average Venezuelan has NO access to anything that detracts from the dictator communism in general. Me, I have my means.

Disgracefully, I believe the technology was put in place by American companies, just like China.


28 posted on 05/30/2011 9:13:31 PM PDT by WantOutOfSocialistHell (The Soviet Union didn't die, it just relocated.)
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