Weekly Update for August 26th, 2016
Greetings from Tyler,
North Korea has just conducted a successful missile launch from a submarine, and now boasts that it can hit the U. S. mainland with nuclear weapons. An article on this appeared in USA Today. It quotes an expert who says that North Korea has not yet perfected the miniaturization of a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted atop a missile. That's reassuring! But the submarine missile capability is not in dispute, and one has but to wonder how long it will be before they do in fact have the means to strike.
You've probably seen one of the videos circulating on the nightly news over the past few days, showing Iranian gun boats swarming toward a U. S. Naval destroyer. It has happened twice in just the last few days, with the Iranian boats slowing down only a few hundred yards from the American vessel in international waters in the Persian Gulf. In the second incident, the American ship reportedly fired flares in a warning that they'd better stop.
So what is Iran trying to pull? After the secret $400 million was delivered in cash, coincidentally within hours of Iran's release of American hostages, and hints that the U. S. has taken steps to pay another $1.3 billion of “their money,” you might think that the Islamic regime would have accepted the good will of the Obama administration and backed off the aggressive provocation. Apparently not.
Iran is obviously risking incidents that could lead to war in any normal circumstance, and is not concerned about any potential consequences. Reputable sources involved in the protracted negotiations over Iran's nuclear program have revealed that the U. S. State Department eventually gave in to every Iranian demand. They got it all. They continue to enrich uranium and pursue their nuclear ambitions, they were promised (and may have received) all the money left in limbo by the government of the Shah in 1979. U. S. inspectors have no role in supervising their continued nuclear activities, and whatever UN oversight was agreed upon is murky and uncertain. And yet they still chant “Death to America, Death to Israel” and obviously are unafraid to risk military conflict despite kid glove, even wildly generous treatment from the current administration.
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