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The Iran Threats Everyone Ignores and Israel

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Submitted by Stephen E Hughes (United States), May 23, 2015 at 22:33

Not only has Iran for several decades threatened the destruction of Israel , but has /is spending several billion dollars in its asymmetrical wars against Israel. Tehran's military actions are carried out primarily by Hamas and Hezbollah.

The brutal Iran-Iraq war that lasted from 1980 to 1988 changed the Iranian thinking about nuclear weapons. Iraqi forces under Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons against ill-prepared Iranian troops, and there was no outcry from the United States, which supported Iraq at the time. In 1984, Ayatollah Khomeini secretly decided to restart the nuclear weapons program. At the time, Ayatollah Khamenei was serving as president of Iran, and he became supreme leader in 1989, when Ayatollah Khomeini died.

On December 14, 2001, Former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani –often described as a pragmatist in Western circles, declared, "The use of an atomic bomb against Israel would totally destroy Israel, while the same against the Islamic world would only cause damage. Such a scenario is not inconceivable."

Iran Emrooz quoted Ayatollah Mohammad Baqer Kharrazi, secretary-general of Iranian Hezbollah, as saying on February 14, 2005, "We are able to produce atomic bombs and we will do that. We shouldn't be afraid of anyone. The U.S. is not more than a barking dog."

On May 29, 2005, Hojjat ol-Islam Gholamreza Hasani, the Supreme Leader's personal representative to the province of West Azerbaijan, declared possession of nuclear weapons to be one of Iran's top goals. "An atom bomb . . . must be produced as well," he said."That is because the Qur'an has told Muslims to 'get strong and amass all the forces at your disposal to be strong.'" Hasani may be widely reviled by Iranians, but he is nevertheless the Supreme Leader's direct appointee and charged with carrying his messages.

Back in 2006, Mullah Mohsen Gharavian, a disciple of the ultra-conservative Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, widely regarded as the cleric closest to Iran's then president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, issued an actual religious fatwa that it is "only natural" to have nuclear bombs as a "countermeasure" against other nuclear powers.

Israel like India , Pakistan and other countries is not signatures of the NPT Treaty, and therefore not subject to the IAEA & nuclear overwatch. However Iran is a signature to the NPT , it also the leading sponsor of international terrorism. A fact which seem irrelevant in nuclear talks and considerations for some strange reason.

However an EMP weapon is 100 percent Fatwa Compliant as it would not harm a bird. An EMP nuclear even under the strictest interpretation of Khamenei's words would be 100% Sharia-compliant.

An Iranian EMP Nuclear Weapon would destroy high-tech weapons and satellites US and Saudi Arabia depend on to maintain their military edge, allow Iran to easy conquer Saudi Arabia. What about an Iranian EMP weapon launched from Lebanon by Hezbollah into Israel ? With Hezbollah's Scud and cruise missile capability such an attack is very probable.

But the real questions, why does the world allow the Islamic Republic to rage with continues sick twisted psychotic hatred and genocidal threats against the tiny state of Israel ? And why is it a international crime of epic portions for Israel to address these issues and threats from Tehran ?

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