Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sooner or later



Not with a nation--although nations like Iran are involved.

Islamists (I like to call 'em 'slammis) have declared war on the West. I guess they figure once the West falls the rest of the world will sign up for prayer rug.
I wonder if the clerics of Islam have given any thought to the traffic problems of 6*109 human beings converging on Mecca for the Hajj boogie. But maybe they reckon that their world should be populated by a whole lot fewer people.
True believerTM socialists are waging war against capitalism and personal wealth. Their zero sum economic models are prevailing in the left wing among us. Somewhere north of 20% of US citizens are already subscribed and many are instructing our children.
That would be the children that enjoyed the privilege of actually being born rather than discarded as medical waste. Largely because 'forward thinking' people bought into another zero sum wrong-headed idea promulgated by Paul Ehrlich in his book The Population Bomb.
And the aforementioned groups--'slammis and soshies--groups that would not seem to be naturally inclined to get in bed together--are now firmly allied. Author David Horowitz covers this in detail in his book Unholy Alliance.

So Iran announced yesterday that 3000 centrifuges are now operational for the enrichment of uranium, a process that most ordinary folk have little understanding. The bangie kind is U235 which is about 3/4 of 1% of natural uranium. The rest is U238.

The enrichment process leaves a lot of U238 just lying around but it's not without some uses. It is, after all, a very dense metal and has been used by the US as armor piercing shells called sabots. I'd be surprised if some Western educated Iranian scientist didn't start applying that technology to build sabots for Iraqi insurgents.

Oops. Did I just reveal an unclassified but well-stifled secret about explosively formed penetrators and why they're so devastatingly effective?

Anyhow, Iran is getting busy with enriching U235 to wipe Israel off the map and lord it over its neighbors (who don't particularly like the feeling) while working on ballistic missile technology and other things like the B and C in NBC.
Iran Chemical, Bio Weapons Threat Is Real

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 8:09 PM
By: Steven J. Allen

An attack on Iran could trigger horrific retaliation against the U.S. and her allies in the Middle East with chemical and biological weapons including nerve gas, anthrax, and a germ similar to the devastating Ebola virus.

While the U.S. has not overtly threatened to bomb Iran’s burgeoning nuclear facilities, it has warned of using the “military option.” And Iran has countered if attacked it would retaliate.

Western intelligence experts doubt Iran has acquired a nuclear device and suggest she is several years from doing so.

But many agree that Iran has a program for chemical and biological weapons (CBWs) -- one more shrouded in secrecy than her nuclear program. Not only do analysts say the Islamic regime has stockpiles of CBWs, they also suggest that Iran also has the means to deliver the weapons to targets in Israel, Iraq and the United States.

“The threat of chemical and biological retaliatory attack by Iran is very real,” Dr. Dany Shoham, a chemical and biological weapons expert at the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Israel, tells Newsmax. “Iran is prone to dare what Iraq did not, and has the needed operational capabilities.”

In response to a U.S. or Israeli attack, analysts maintain that Iran could strike U.S. forces in Iraq with artillery shells containing CBWs. Iran’s Shahab-3 missiles, with a range of up to 1,200 miles, could hit U.S. bases as far away as Oman, as well as Israeli targets in Haifa and Tel Aviv, experts say.

In addition to aerial bombardment, the Iranians could spray CBWs -- including anthrax -- from unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters or boats. Iran could also employ suicide attackers to drive trucks filled with CBWs into target areas, experts add.

Military experts also fear that Iran’s retaliation might not be limited to the Middle East. CBWs – especially biological weapons, which take up little space – could even be smuggled into the U.S.

Every day Iran is a little closer to a bomb and a little more prepared to retaliate against what we know we're going to have to do anyway.

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