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Submitted by yonason (United States), Jul 8, 2005 at 14:24

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First: My deepest sympathies to the victims of this latest Islamofascist savagery.

Second: If anyone is taking bets on who is involved, I would be willing to put money on Iran. They have the means, motive and far too may opportunities due to loopholes in Western security.

Their long standing extensive infrastucture gives them the means: "Hezbollah is funded, armed and trained by Iran and given safe haven, logistical support and operational freedom by Syria. Its international network, according to terrorism analysts, is believed to include at least 15,000 operatives in cells in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Indonesia, Malaysia, and throughout Africa."
(www.adl.org/terror/hezbollah.asp)

We know their envy/hate-based motives, and the opportunities speak for themselves.

The following excerpt of: " 'Outside View: Iran's terror goes unchecked' By Aaron Mannes A UPI Outside View commentary,"
"...shows that Iranian terrorists do operate out of Great Britain, and that with even minimal threats Iran is capable of thwarting an effective British response to terror. If a little arm twistiing works, how much more effective will a solid body blow be?

"Of the eight Iranians wanted by Argentina for their roles in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires in which 86 were killed and more than 300 were injured, only Soleimanpour, who was studying in Britain, was in a country where a warrant could be served.

Argentina provided 2,600 pages of documentation to support the charges. U.S. and Israeli intelligence assisted the Argentine investigation, and senior Israeli officials called it "professional, razor-sharp, in-depth, and courageous."

But after Soleimanpour's arrest, Britain's Tehran Embassy was fired on and Iran briefly recalled its ambassador to Britain, warning that Anglo-Iranian relations would suffer if Soleimanpour was not released. While the British government claimed the decision not to extradite Soleimanpour was strictly a legal ruling, a politician, the Home Secretary David Blunkett, made the decision."
(www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040119-120218-8483r)

As long as terror attacks show even the slightest hint of success, they will continue to be practiced by the barbarians.

At some point the West will have to deal with the sponsors of terror. The longer we put this off, the harder it will be. If Iran completes it's nuclear plans, and carries them out, the difficulties we will face then will make today's problems look very small indeed. See Joseph Farah's article: "Iran plans to knock out U.S. with 1 nuclear bomb __ Tests missiles for electromagnetic pulse weapon that could destroy America's technical infrastructure"
(www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=43956)

In a June 09 report to Congress this year by Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, it was stated that:
"Iran has conducted tests with its Shahab-3 missile that have been described as failures by the
Western media because the missiles did not complete their ballistic trajectories, but were
deliberately exploded at high altitude. This, of course, would be exactly what you would want to
do if you were going to use an EMP weapon."
(www.bartlett.house.gov/SupportingFiles/documents/EMP_Speech_June_21_2005.pdf)

If Iran is willing to make a preemptive strike against us, as they have said, "We will not sit (with arms folded) to wait for what others will do to us." (www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=79), what are we waiting for? Allowing a nuclear armed Iran "will", not "may," be a deadly mistake.

I'm hoping they aren't close to their goal, and just staging conventional attacks as a diversion to improve their chances of the real success they desire, a success that will both ensure great suffering for us, and likely their eventual extinction in our response. While they may knock us out nationally, our extensive nuclear sub capabilities will survive, and are quite capable of neutralizing any further threat.

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