Skip to comments.Are We Facing an Iranian Missile Crisis? The Dereliction of our Media
Posted on 05/19/2011 7:06:42 AM PDT by AU72
Those of us who remember the tension in 1962 as President John F. Kennedy decided how to respond to the presence of Soviet missiles in Communist Cuba, with the overwhelming threat of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union a real possibility, had a sense of déjà vu as we read the story  in Die Welt (the German newspaper) yesterday about the new possibility of a Venezuelan missile crisis looming on the horizon.
Writing at the Fox News website, Reza Kahili notes  that Die Welts report:
Confirms that the bilateral agreement signed in October [between Venezuela and Iran] was for a missile installation to be built inside Venezuela. Quoting diplomatic sources, Die Welt reports that, at present, the area earmarked for the missile base is the Paraguaná Peninsula, located 120 kilometers from the Colombian border. A group of engineers from Khatam Al-Anbia, the construction arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, covertly traveled to this area on the orders of Amir Hajizadeh, the commander of the Revolutionary Guard Air Force.
Even more shocking is the following:
Die Welt writes that the Iranian delegation had been ordered to focus on the plan for building the necessary foundations for air strikes. The planning and building of command stations, control bases, residential buildings, security towers, bunkers and dugouts, warheads, rocket fuel and other cloaking constructs has been assigned to other members of the Revolutionary Guard Corps of Engineers. The IRGC engineers will also be interfacing with their Venezuelan counterparts in fabricating missile depots that are said to go as deep as 20 meters in the ground.
The Iranian-Venezuelan deal evidently also includes housing of Hezbollah cells and Quds forces in the new facilities, ready to expand their activity in Latin American in conjunction with drug cartels in the region, including those causing so much trouble now in Mexico. As Kahili puts it so well:
The radicals ruling Iran are emboldened by the confusion of the Obama administration in confronting Irans nuclear program. The Iranian regime feels that America has exhausted all of its options with is negotiation and sanctions approach and therefore no longer poses a serious threat to Irans nuclear drive.
Indeed, the administrations continuing willingness to put a negotiation track ahead of anything else, and to not do anything of real substance to stop Irans nuclear ambition reaching fruition, even to argue that the U.S. and the West can get along with a nuclear Iran as we did with the Soviet Union further emboldens the mullahs to continue on their chosen path.
Now, not only does this agreement mean that Iran is a threat to our national security, but that its ally in our own hemisphere is as well. Hugo Chavez can appear to many to be an inconsequential laughing stock, a Castro-like figure living in a dream world of 1960s revolutionary rhetoric but his alliance with the mullahs, and the existence of uranium in Venezuela that Iran desperately needs, gives him the ability to be much more of a local nuisance.
So one must wonder what response the Obama administration is preparing. To date, little coverage of this planned missile placement in Venezuela has appeared in the mainstream press. Is our country going to wait until the missiles are in place and the infrastructure is created in Venezuela for Chavez to provide the place for terrorist cells to lie in waiting until they are called into action?
Will President Obama proceed to make it clear as John F. Kennedy did when he confronted the Soviets that the placement of Iranian missiles in Venezuela is something the United States is not going to allow, and that such placement will be considered a hostile act that could make the likelihood of a major war more than likely? Or will President Obama make one of his outreach speeches in which he seeks to understand the motivation and outlook of Hugo Chavez, and tell the tin-pot tyrant that he has now read the leftist books he handed Obama a few years ago, and then urge him to engage in constructive negotiations that will persuade Chavez to not plant the missiles on Venezuelan soil?
Should Obama adopt the latter stance, he will quickly find that Hugo Chavez would find any call to withdraw the agreement his regime has signed with Iran an affront to the Bolivarian socialist revolution he has proclaimed. Chavez would only be inflamed to further escalate the dangerous situation.
Clearly, the time for the United States to make known its firm opposition to Iranian missiles in Venezuela is now, not a few years hence when they are already operational. But first, our country must be informed that Iran and Venezuela have such plans in mind. That means all our news outlets must join Die Welt in reports of their own.
Nothing will be done and judging from the response in here, nobody cares.
Imagine the energy, manufacturing, transportation, and agricultural industries of a dozen southern states rendered inoperable. Millions of hungry and dying people.
Nothing will happen and nobody will care until that brief instant when the first flash in the sky over Miami catches everyone by “surprise”...
This fits well with Obama's endless drive to weaken and bring down the US.
“Nothing will happen and nobody will care until that brief instant when the first flash in the sky over Miami catches everyone by surprise...”
It will be ... unexpected.
More like the “Dereliction of our” Idiot-in-Chief and his idiot-ridden posse administration. =.=
Conventionally armed ballistic missiles are military useless. The V2 had the distinction of being the only weapon that took more lives producing it than using it.
Their aim might be to intimidate their neighbors, but that tactic might backfire by driving their neighbors into alliances with the U.S., similar to NATO.
Once Iran goes nuclear, all bets are off. Israel may simply go Samson all over them.
It’s about time we took out the garbage!
Obama has most likely already sent them a nice check to build more missile sites. Our msm will wait until they're headed this way and put the blame on us.
> Nothing will happen and nobody will care until that
> brief instant when the first flash in the sky over Miami
> catches everyone by surprise...
> It will be ... unexpected.
Caracas and Tehran will be vaporized if anything like that happens.
I’m certain sure of it.
THugo and AmahdiJihad are playing with fire.
It might be worthwhile for all of us to individually contact our own senators and congressmen and simply ask, “What is going on here? What are you doing to protect me and my family?”
As a matter of fact, I think I’ll do that right now!