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Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea

November 28th, 2010 . by TexasFred
Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea

Secret American intelligence assessments have concluded that Iran has obtained a cache of advanced missiles, based on a Russian design, that are much more powerful than anything Washington has publicly conceded that Tehran has in its arsenal, diplomatic cables show.

Iran obtained 19 of the missiles from North Korea, according to a cable dated Feb. 24 of this year. The cable is a detailed, highly classified account of a meeting between top Russian officials and an American delegation led by Vann H. Van Diepen, an official with the State Department’s nonproliferation division who, as a national intelligence officer several years ago, played a crucial role in the 2007 assessment of Iran’s nuclear capacity.

The missiles could for the first time give Iran the capacity to strike at capitals in Western Europe or at Moscow, and American officials warned that their advanced propulsion could speed Iran’s development of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

There has been scattered but persistent speculation on the topic since 2006, when fragmentary reports surfaced that North Korea might have sold Iran missiles based on a Russian design called the R-27, once used aboard Soviet submarines to carry nuclear warheads. In the unclassified world, many arms control experts concluded that isolated components made their way to Iran, but there has been little support for the idea that complete missiles, with their huge thrusters, had been secretly shipped.

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Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea

And for anyone that’s old enough to remember the Iranian hostage crisis, or has studied it in the interest of history, this next part will come as NO surprise.

Around the World, Distress Over Iran

In late May 2009, Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak, used a visit from a Congressional delegation to send a pointed message to the new American president.

In a secret cable sent back to Washington, the American ambassador to Israel, James B. Cunningham, reported that Mr. Barak had argued that the world had 6 to 18 months “in which stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons might still be viable.� After that, Mr. Barak said, “any military solution would result in unacceptable collateral damage.�

There was little surprising in Mr. Barak’s implicit threat that Israel might attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. As a pressure tactic, Israeli officials have been setting such deadlines, and extending them, for years. But six months later it was an Arab leader, the king of Bahrain, who provides the base for the American Fifth Fleet, telling the Americans that the Iranian nuclear program “must be stopped,� according to another cable. “The danger of letting it go on is greater than the danger of stopping it,� he said.

His plea was shared by many of America’s Arab allies, including the powerful King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who according to another cable repeatedly implored Washington to “cut off the head of the snake� while there was still time.

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Iran Stirs Distress in Mideast

President George W. Bush was 2/3 correct when he labeled Iran, Iraq and North Korea as the axis of evil. I still don’t see Iraq as having been the threat Iran and North Korea pose, but Bush was privy to higher level Intelligence information I am guessing, and that was HIS assessment.

North Korea has been a thorn in our side since 1950 with the breaking out of hostilities in the south, and has remained a thorn ever since. That’s 60 years! You would think that in all that time we would have had an American president with the fortitude to end it. Apparently not.

Iran has been our antagonist since 1979, when Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was deposed as the Shah of Iran.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s father was a supporter of NAZI Germany. Today, many compare Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Adolph Hitler. Coincidence perhaps?

1941 – The Shah’s pro-Axis allegiance in World War II leads to the Anglo-Russian occupation of Iran and the deposition of the Shah in favour of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. SOURCE

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was Shah of Iran when radical Islam took over Iran and deposed him, also bringing about the Iranian hostage crisis a short time later.

Iran held the American people, indeed, our entire nation hostage for 444 days, from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981. They held this nation powerless, an entire nation of hostages, due to the utter ineffectiveness of American president Jimmy Carter.

Pressure mounted on Carter towards the end of his administration. The American people demanded that some action be taken to resolve this issue and force some ‘pay back’ on Iran.

Thus we were given Operation Eagle Claw, an operation that was a total failure.

There are those that to this very day maintain Operation Eagle Claw was nothing more than a sham, a feel good operation. One ordered by Carter himself, an operation that was planned to be a failure.

There are some that maintain the CIA and Delta went in and rounded up some locals, killed them and tossed their bodies into the aircraft that were then destroyed, and that the grieving family members were actors hired to play their part at the funeral services of deceased service members.

I do know this; according to televised news reports from Iran AFTER the incident, the dead U.S. operatives were identified by their drivers licenses and credit cards, the ones they carried in their wallets. You won’t find that on ANY news source or through Google, it has disappeared from the public domain, but it was a point of serious contention back in 1980, and one that cast serious doubt on the reality of Operation Eagle Claw.

As anyone that has ever served in the military, served in Special Operations or worked with the Spec-Ops guys knows, NO ONE goes on an operation with personal affects in their pockets.

Also, supposedly, the bodies of the dead operatives were burned beyond recognition. But they were identified by PLASTIC credit cards and drivers licenses. I remember seeing the burned I.D. cards, the pictures of them

Fast forward to today. Iran and North Korea are STILL an axis of evil. They are still making this world a dangerous place to live for ALL of us. And what do WE have leading the USA? The most ineffective, gutless and brainless moron the American people have ever known.

North Korea sending missiles to Iran. Iran and North Korea both on the verge of becoming nuclear powers. North Korea provoking the South, and thus the USA through our commitment to defend the South.

Let me remind everyone, in 1941 the Germans and Japanese forced this nation to enter WWII. Iran and North Korea are trying very hard to bring such a state of war about again I fear.

In the run up to WWII England has a cowardly appeasement buffoon in the person of Arthur Neville Chamberlain.

Today, Germany, England, most of Europe for that matter, are over run with Islamic hordes demanding Sharia law. Many in England and Germany are all too willing to acquiesce, appeasement at all costs, much like Chamberlain prior to WWII.

And today we have Barak Hussein Obama.

I feel safe, don’t you?

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5 Responses to “Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea”

  1. comment number 1 by: Bob Mack

    I remember the plastic id’s being shown also. But Charlie Beckwith was in command of Eagle Claw, and he was no joke. Eagle Claw was just a failed mission. I don’t blame Carter for that (but he gets ALL the blame for giving away the Canal, dumping the Shah, and handing get-out-of-jail free cards to VN draft dodgers). There’s no denying that all our military failures (or lack of successes) since 1950 have come while Democrats were in charge. And now we have Obama, who makes Michael Dukakis look like Gen. Patton. I’m too damn old to be manning a bunker at the Jersey shore because of this nitwit.

  2. comment number 2 by: Patrick Sperry

    I’m ready to explode… Regular readers here, and at CLO are more than aware of why. For those that are not up to speed? My Fathers bones are still on a hillside in Korea.

    For those that are unaware of my background? I am a retired Paramedic, with full FEMA certifications, and, I spent some time at a place called Fort Meade… Right Shoulder Patch People know that you just don’t ask any further, anything. Period.

    Now, a long time ago, in a place far far away. I called for the creation of a new element. Tehranite, then new found friend and Brother TexasFred supported me, and we both caught hell on an unGodly level.

    Now, don’t misunderstand me. I happen to know that there are one hell of a lot of decent, and good Iranian’s. However they need to get up off their collective asses and take their nation back. That, or risk total destruction.

    We, the People, payed one hell of a lot of tax money over the years. Let’s put that money to work. In the form of MX Missiles. I for one, am very tired of wasteful spending by our government.

    I also have faith in our Air Force Officers and Troopers. If the command to launch comes down the pipe? They will do what needs to be done.

    The really big question though?

    We are at a stage where a civil war is all but imminent. Where will our military forces stand? Will they fire upon American Citizens exercising their rights to oppose bureaucratic belligerence and official oppression?

    I would submit that those solutions fall under the Second Amendment.

    Okay folks, I am now officially to pissed to post.

    More to follow, I am sure, at CLO on this little bit of history…

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    Bob — I am intimately well acquainted with Operation Eagle Claw…

    Beckwith was a good egg, but Carter was a desperate idiot, and he was giving orders that for some strange reason, were actually followed…

  4. comment number 4 by: Patrick Sperry

    C.B. aka Blue Lightning 1, was a hell of a man. Something that Carter et al will never have a claim to…

  5. comment number 5 by: Always On Watch


    much more powerful than anything Washington has publicly conceded that Tehran has in its arsenal, diplomatic cables show


    Am I surprised? Hell no! Remember the Moslem who was supposedly doing the inspections for the UAEA (or whatever it’s called).

    I can’t imagine that world war isn’t coming — and soon.

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