Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the U.S. is getting a present from Iran—constructed with love.
The terrorist nation has released information on its new series of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. Over the weekend, Iran made a big hoopla about it, celebrating with characteristic military parades.
Iran is trying to secure power for the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei, tenured for life as a hardline ruler of the regime. Dissidents in Iran continue to buck the regime by protesting, in great peril to their own lives.
The Islamic Revolution regime has been in power for four decades. What do they have to show for it? Better economy? Making a dent in poverty? Healthcare for its people? None of these. Instead, they’ve grown the country’s military capabilities “in an effort to export the Islamic revolution,” according to Iran expert Behnam Ben Taleblu, in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon.
Israeli forces recently had a tussle with an Iranian drone, and the regime wanted to make sure the world knows that they not only have drone technology, but they also have nukes—specifically a nuclear-capable medium-range missile, eerily similar to the technology possessed by—you guessed it, everyone’s favorite dictator, North Korea’s Kim Jung Un.
Iran can fire these missiles from Iran and hit Israel. In fact, they flight tested their medium-range missile, called the Ghadr, painted with genocidal sayings against the state of Israel. And some leaders still question their intent?
Their other missile, the Fajr-5, is a modified Iranian rocket that is being used more frequently by Iranian-backed terrorist groups. The rocket can travel 75 km, meaning it is a long-range missile. Iran has provided a stockpile to groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.
After Trump and Canada have both recognized Jerusalem as the official seat of the Israeli state, tensions are at a peak, and there are regional and worldwide concerns about an impending Iran-Israeli conflict.
The parade this past weekend only heightened tensions between the two countries.
It is widely known that Iran funds and runs terror organizations that operate along the Israeli border. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a prolific and passionate speaker on the topic.
Indeed, the colossal mistake that was the Obama era Iranian nuclear deal was furiously denounced by Netanyahu in 2015. He called it a “historic mistake” and said that it had sealed the fate that Iran would soon possess nukes. Looks like Netanyahu was right.
Let’s recall that Obama asserted that the agreement would ensure that every pathway to Iranian nuclear weapons would be cut off.
Looks like Obama was wrong.
He should have listened to Netanyahu, who said the deal aggravated regional tensions and “paved the way for Iran to produce an entire arsenal with the means to deliver it.”
Trump has listened, renewing the long alliance between the U.S. and Israel, and is celebrated as a heroic American president in Israel because of his stance. He and Netanyahu have made a pact to halt Iran’s terrorist ways.
As part of the parade and demonstration, Iranian military leaders boasted about their newly crafted ballistic missiles, saying that they can launch the missiles from either set silos or from mobile platforms. They also bragged that the missiles have radar-evading capability, so they can slip past missile defense shields.
It’s clear to see why Israel views a nuclear-armed Iran as a threat to its survival.
Since 2015’s colossal blunder, the Iranian regime has invested millions of dollars in nuclear capability. At the same time, their economy is failing, so it shows clearly that their priorities lie in the weapons, not their people.
It was easy to invest and go nuclear, thanks to the cash windfall from Obama. (Side note: how stupid was that??) Most of Iran’s (or more correctly, America’s) money has gone to ballistic missiles, despite the ban under international statutes. Basically, they’re laughing in the face of the U.N.
It is estimated that in the last few years, Iran has spent $16 billion on military buildup and terrorist operations at the Israeli border, Syria and other countries.
Additionally, many countries fear the extent to which countries like Iran and North Korea are already sharing technology, and wonder what other terrorist nations Iran is also sharing tech with.