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Pentagon Report: Iran May Be Able to Hit US with Nuke by 2015
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 14, 2013 @ 10:01 am In The Point | 10 Comments
Nothing to worry about I’m sure. Obama has said that he will prevent Iran from getting a nuke by imposing sanctions on Iran and then easing sanctions on Iran and then asking Iran to “Pretty please, not make a nuke.”
The Department of Defense report, the findings of which were first published by the Washington Times, confirms the assessment of US intelligence agencies that Iran is set to test an intercontinental ballistic missile as early as 2015.
“Iran has ambitious ballistic missile and space launch development programs and continues to attempt to increase the range, lethality, and accuracy of its ballistic missile force,” states the assessment produced by the Department of Defense’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center.
The 2013 Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat Assessment, produced by the Department of Defense’s National Air and and Space Intelligence Center, adds that the number of Chinese land-based nuclear missiles able to hit the U.S. ‘could expand to well over 100 within the next 15 years’.
The report also confirms the revelation, first reported by The Washington Times, that rogue state North Korea has already deployed its new road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, known as the Hwasong-13. In theory, military analysts predict that the Hwasong-13 is capable of flying 3,500 miles.
The report repeats the assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran could develop and test an ICBM capable of reaching the United States as early as 2015.
“Iran has ambitious ballistic missile and space launch development programs and continues to attempt to increase the range, lethality, and accuracy of its ballistic missile force,” the assessment states.
But don’t worry. This is what Obama said in 2009.
“Let me be clear: Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat, not just to the United States, but to Iran’s neighbors and our allies.”
And this year, Biden said that Obama is totally not bluffing about being clear.
“Let me make clear what that commitment is: It is to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon, period. End of discussion. Not contain. Prevent.”
So uh we’re clear on that.
Finally Obama visited Israel and clarified clearly his clear position.
“Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close,” Obama told Israeli Channel 2. “They are not yet at the point I think where they’ve made a fundamental decision to get right with the international community but I do think that they’re recognizing that there’s a severe cost for them to continue on the path that they’re on and that there’s another door open.”
So let me be clear. Iran nearly has the bomb, but Obama is counting on stopping them with a sudden change of heart right before they have a nuke.
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