Sunday, May 30, 2010

Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran

I don't usually get into the whole Israel/Palestinian/Zionist thing, because I really don't have a dog in that fight, and I think foreign aid and alliances between the United States and all nations should cease. But it should be noted that it is increasingly becoming admitted, as if we all didn't already know, that Israel, a non-signatory to the NNPT, does indeed have nuclear weapons, and thus it is illegal for the United States - not by international law but by our own law - to provide aid to them. Take note, also, that Iran is a signatory to this treaty.

Having said that, this is an extremely disturbing development. We hear talk of WWIII all the time, and the elite's seeming obsession with starting it (if it hasn't already begun). But my god, are they really going to do it?

    London Times -

    Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline.

    The first has been sent in response to Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, a political and military organisation in Lebanon, could hit sites in Israel, including air bases and missile launchers.

    The submarines of Flotilla 7 — Dolphin, Tekuma and Leviathan — have visited the Gulf before. But the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels.

    The flotilla’s commander, identified only as “Colonel O”, told an Israeli newspaper: “We are an underwater assault force. We’re operating deep and far, very far, from our borders.”

    Each of the submarines has a crew of 35 to 50, commanded by a colonel capable of launching a nuclear cruise missile.

    The vessels can remain at sea for about 50 days and stay submerged up to 1,150ft below the surface for at least a week. Some of the cruise missiles are equipped with the most advanced nuclear warheads in the Israeli arsenal.

    The deployment is designed to act as a deterrent, gather intelligence and potentially to land Mossad agents. “We’re a solid base for collecting sensitive information, as we can stay for a long time in one place,” said a flotilla officer.

    The submarines could be used if Iran continues its programme to produce a nuclear bomb. “The 1,500km range of the submarines’ cruise missiles can reach any target in Iran,” said a navy officer.

    Apparently responding to the Israeli activity, an Iranian admiral said: “Anyone who wishes to do an evil act in the Persian Gulf will receive a forceful response from us.”

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