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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Iranian Space Quest = Emerging EMP Threat ?

Nothing has changed our year-end Net Assessment:Iran. The Teheran Tyranny continues to march - unopposed - to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles to blast Israel and the United States.

However, while Iran´s ballistic missile program draws scrutiny in a recent Pentagon report, the possibility of an alternative use of its growing space launch capability is the mostly ignored threat deserving discussion - EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pulse). Earlier this month, Iran launched the Kavoshgar (Explorer) 3 rocket demonstrating the Teheran Tyranny´s space prowess and no doubt sending ripples through the global security community.

Our top Strategic Questions of 2010 dealt with Iran: 1. What will the international community do about Iran? 

The US Senate passed S.2799 earlier this month (the US House did a similar measure late last year) expanding the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (since it worked so well!) in the words of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to send "Iran an important message."

Another empty message piles upon the Teheran Tyranny´s foreign affairs desk while a clear objective of Iran´s space quest is firing an EMP weapon over the United States to shut down the electronic and computer-driven country. Coupled with the specter of this crippling blow, as a 2004 report examining the EMP threat stated:

Iran, may also be developing the capability to pose an EMP threat to the United States, and may also be unpredictable and difficult to deter.

Iran cannot be deterred, a central thread throughout GSM´s reporting on the Teheran Tyranny. The Teheran Tyranny must be confronted forcefully, the only message totalitarian regimes respect as demonstrated by world history.  More sanctions are an excuse for inaction by the frankly frightened Western powers.

Last February to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran´s foundation, the Teheran Tyranny launched the Omid (Hope) satellite, marking the first launch ever.

Now, to mark the 31th anniversary, Teheran Tyranny leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warns 'Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11'. Mr. Ahmadinejad cannot be trusted, but given the negative regime´s technological advances and radical state behavior, his words cannot be idly dismissed either. 

So, what Mr. Ahmadinejad do you have in store for the "great powers" on February 11? Iran has already launched a satellite which was the traditional commemoration. 

How does the Teheran Tyranny top that? Stay tuned.

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