The urgency to defang Iran of its nuclear arms and ambitions and the Military tactics necessary to achieve this
The population in Iran of which a large majority is under 18 years of age, is ready to remove the mullahs but is powerless to do so. We are, for a moment, joining in the Euro-3 negotiations with Iran. These negotiations are pointless, because the Iranians will never give up their nuclear ambitions. The ideology of nuclear jihadism was born in Pakistan in the 1970s and continues in Iran. We have, as I explained in my article, "Exit Strategies" in the February 2005 American Spectator Magazine, a number of military options to destabilize Iran and delay its achievement of nuclear weapons.
To defang the nuclear ambitions of Iran’s Mullahs, we should keep this entire matter away from the UN and its Security Council. The UN has devolved into a tool for constraining the US from pursuing its interests, and is not a forum for any serious discussions. The winds of change are blowing through the Middle East. The war against terrorists and the nations that support them will not progress to the next stage until the Assad regime in Damascus and the mullahcracy in Teheran are removed.
To defang Iran we should consider:
(1) removing the Mujahideen el Khalk (MEK) from our list of terrorist organizations. The MEK the only Iranian dissident group that opposes the Mullahs militarily. It was placed on the list -- bizarrely -- by the Clinton administration at the request of the Teheran mullahs. (Only the Clintons could label one group "terrorist" at the request of the central terrorist regime in the world). Rearming MEK and getting them back into Iran deserves serious consideration;
(2) launching small air strikes at known Iranian nuclear plants. This will not stop them from building nuclear weapons, but it may delay them long enough for the people of Iran to topple the regime;
(3) we should be identifying other Iranian opposition groups and both funding them and providing them with means of organization and communication. As part of this effort, we should be reviving the US Information Agency and broadcasting news of freedom throughout Iran; and
(4) we must keep this entire matter away from the UN and its Security Council. The UN has devolved into a tool for constraining the US from pursuing its interests, and is not a forum for any serious discussions. The winds of change are blowing through the Middle East. The war against terrorists and the nations that support them will not progress to the next stage until the Assad regime in Damascus and the mullahcracy in Teheran are removed.
Apart from the mass of evidence available on what makes the taking of these steps very urgent, is that according to a the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), , Iran was speeding up work on a reactor south of Tehran which could produce enough plutonium for an atomic bomb by 2007.
The group, which is made up of Iranian exiles has given accurate and reliable information in the past on some of Iran's nuclear facilities. The group said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had told the defense minister to take steps to obtain nuclear warheads. "In mid-2004, Khamenei allocated $2.5 billion to obtain three nuclear warheads," Mohammad Mohaddessin of the NCRI told a news conference in Paris.
Mohaddessin said he received the news Thursday morning and had no further information on the project. He did not say whether or how the money had been spent. The NCRI said last year that Iran obtained a nuclear bomb design from a Pakistani scientist who has acknowledged selling nuclear secrets abroad. The group has also said Iran was working on large-range missiles capable of hitting European cities.
Iran speeding up work on reactor
Mohaddessin said the Iranian regime was speeding up work on a reactor in Arak, 150 miles south of Tehran, which could produce enough plutonium for one atomic bomb per year. "The regime told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) the reactor would be operational in 2014, but in reality, they want to start it in 2006 or 2007," he said. A U.S. think-tank said earlier this month that new satellite images showed that a heavy water plant at Arak, intended to supply the research reactor, was nearly complete. The secrecy and deception practiced by the Mullah regime has raised fears that Iran would use its nuclear plants to produce bombs.
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