A top Iranian defense official’s claim that a U.S. military base in the Indian Ocean is now within missile range served both as a threat to American interests and a revelation that, if true, Tehran has doubled its striking distance.
“In the event of an irrational attack by the U.S., America’s military bases will not be safe from our missiles, whether in Bahrain or at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean,” the senior official, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) adviser Mojtaba Zonnour, was quoted as saying to Iran’s “Defa Moghadas,” or Holy Defense.
Is it just me, or does “Hope and Change” seem to be working out far better for the Iranians than anyone else? While The Idiot King tiptoed around these psychopaths and the press pretended that Iran’s new leader is “moderate” they’ve just continued to become more dangerous. Oh, it’s not so bad if you just pretend they have decent intentions, which seems to be the administration’s plan. Those of us here in a reality-based existence, however, know that this story can’t end well as it is currently being written.
Maybe it’s time for the administration to bust out a hashtag on Twitter to show Iran it is serious.