Another interesting point is that, “Iran, which says its nuclear program is solely to generate electricity, has threatened to hit back at Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf if it is attacked”. A cleric in the Revolutionary Guard warned that the Islamic Republic would fire missiles at "the heart of Tel Aviv" if attacked.
Now I’m confused. So if Iran’s nuclear program electricity is “solely” to generate electricity, how does it expect to attack back, and with what? It all seems a little suspicious. If Iran is holding these “defense exercises”, what are they preparing for exactly?
"If the enemy should want to test its bad luck in Iran, before the dust from its missiles settles in this country, Iran's ballistic missiles would land in the heart of Tel Aviv," said cleric Mojtaba Zolnour, IRNA news agency reported,”
it seems as though Iran and its leader are very much on board with the idea of attacking. Apparently, Iran holds these exercises and announces them well before they occur to let the rest of the world know that if their nuclear program is disputed, they are ready to take measures on it.
Now there’s another issue Iran has, and that is that Russia isn’t delivering the “S-300” (which I later figured out is a type of missile). Hilary Clinton, on the other hand, commended Russia for not presenting Iran with these missiles.
“The truck-mounted S-300PMU1, known in the West as the SA-20, can shoot down cruise missiles and aircraft. It can fire at targets up to 150 km (90 miles) away.” Now how’s that for a comforting bedtime story?
"They have declared technical problems as the underlying reason for this delay, but we think it has been due to the Zionists' pressure," Mighani said, Fars reported. "We are hopeful the Russians will ignore the pressure of the Zionist lobby."
All I wonder is: could these incidents lead to some sort of war? I know Anila wrote an article stating that Tehran isn't as big a threat as its words suggest, but this pompous rhetoric is certainly not helping its case. What is Iran trying to do and why all these war games? I don’t believe at all that it is necessary for countries to have nuclear weapons (nor do I think war is the answer to any matter). I know that power is a horrible thing that drives even the most down-to-earth person mad. And since nuclear weapons and these missiles are sources of power, couldn’t that mean that once Iran (or any country for that matter) has it, it would be tempted to use it? I know its suggested that Iran only wants to defend itself from attack, but what if it is instigating the very attack it is trying to prevent?
If Iran keeps getting its troops ready and keeps preparing that an attack, I think that could lead to an attack, even if it has no purpose.
Only time will tell where all this will take us, Until then, May God be with us All.
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