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Iran Successfully Tests Nuclear Missiles

How will the U.S. respond?

by
'Reza Kahlili'

Bio

July 13, 2011 - 12:00 am
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Dr. Pry further states that a missile having a range of 2000 miles would enable Iran to perform a ship-launched EMP attack from the Gulf coast of the U.S. at a stand-off distance of over 500 miles to detonate a warhead at high-altitude over the center of the country, thereby covering the entire nation with an EMP field. Increased missile range enables the attacker to make increasingly stealthy (increased stand-off range) and optimized attacks.

Studies show that an EMP attack on America could bring the country to its knees by knocking out electrical power, computers, circuit boards controlling most automobiles and trucks, banking systems, communications, and food and water supplies. From an article titled “Electronics to Determine Fate of Future Wars“:

Once you confuse the enemy communication network, you can also disrupt the work of the enemy command and decision-making center. Even worse today when you disable a country’s military high command through disruption of communications, you will, in effect, disrupt all the affairs of that country. If the world’s industrial countries fail to devise effective ways to defend themselves against dangerous electronic assaults then they will disintegrate within a few years. American soldiers would not be able to find food to eat nor would they be able to fire a single shot.

The Iranian leaders have openly speculated about a new world order where Israel will no longer exist and where America’s demise is imminent. They believe the final glorification of Islam will take place through the coming of the last Islamic messiah at that time.

President Obama needs to realize that his approach of negotiations and sanctions has failed to deal with the radicals ruling Iran. The threat is real. The survival of the free world is in danger. We can no longer vacillate; the jihadists in Tehran must not be allowed to obtain the nuclear bomb.

The only reason for the current dilemma is our own shortcomings and our refusal to understand their ideology. The West continues to choose negotiations while providing Iran time to cross every red line.

It is time to realize that whatever price we may pay today in confronting this problem, it will be much less than when the Iranians get the bomb.

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Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the author of the award winning book, A Time to Betray. He serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI).
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