Iran broadcasts missile launch on state television
Iran has test fired a surface-to-surface missile, according to the country’s defence minister.
This missile isn't the only thing Iran has been working on. Read about the rest of their weapons capabilities and their nuclear plant here.Ahmad Vahidi’s announcement comes a day before Iran is scheduled to launch its Russian-built first nuclear power plant in the southern port city of Bushehr.Television images showed the sand coloured Qiam (Rising) blasting into the air from a desert terrain, amid chants of “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest).
The Obama Administration tells Israel that Iran will need at least a year to develop a nuclear weapon:
According to Fox News:
Report: Iran Needs Year to Develop Nuclear Weapon
So what now? Fox News reports the worst case scenarios:WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials have convinced Israel that Iran needs at least a year to develop a nuclear weapon, dimming prospects of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, The New York Times reports.Israeli officials thought Iran could develop nuclear weapons within months. But Gary Samore, President Barack Obama's top adviser on nuclear issues, told the Times he thinks it would take Tehran "roughly a year" to turn low-enriched uranium into weapons-grade material."A year is a very long period of time," Samore was quoted by the newspaper in a report posted on its website late Thursday.The assessment is based on U.S. intelligence and international inspectors' reports.
Worst-Case Scenarios: Possible Strike Plans for Iran Involve Risky Options
At some point, military leaders in the United States and in Israel will have to decide: Which is more dangerous -- an Iran capable of launching a nuclear weapon? Or an Iran that just got hit with tons of artillery and is out for revenge?
Both scenarios are frightening, particularly to the Israelis. U.S. officials have described the prospects of a nuclear-armed Iran and a military confrontation as equally terrible, particularly at a time when the Obama administration is trying to end nearly a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.But the thought of military action is not far-fetched. The United States acknowledges it possesses an attack plan for Iran, and the Israelis reportedly have drawn up specific scenarios for a strike.
What such an attack would look like, who would lead it and what the consequences would be are open questions -- and ones that several top analysts and former officials have tried to answer. Based on those reports and conversations with analysts, the following are some of the most common predictions on what Iranian airspace would look like if the U.S. or Israel were to decide, in answer to the first question, that a nuclear-armed Iran is worse than an angry one.
Read about the scenarios here.
- Warning Shot
- Strategic Takeout
- Shock and Awe
Quote: "...But Gary Samore, President Barack Obama's top adviser on nuclear issues, told the Times he thinks it would take Tehran "roughly a year" to turn low-enriched uranium into weapons-grade material.
"A year is a very long period of time," Samore was quoted by the newspaper in a report posted on its website late Thursday...."
Is this guy crazy? A year is a very long time??? What then?
To me, a comment like that proves that the Obama Regime has put idiots in charge of our national security. God help us.