Thursday, September 24, 2009
Obama's decision to use the Aegis because of Iran was obviously a good one and timely!
I am sorry, I do not think I am any different than the rest of you but knowing Iran wants to wipe at least Israel off the map and says they are not developing a nuclear weapon but if they had one would use it on Israel I have to believe while they may have a valid need for nuclear power their program is a cover for their real goal of developing or getting their hands on a nuclear weapon to use on Israel!
Likewise Iran has been upgrading its missile systems and for the first time showed off its Sejil 2 two stage solid fuel missile capable of reaching targets 1,200 miles away. They had that ability with the Shahab 3 but are now prepared to produce these en masse. They now have capable short and medium range capabilities but no way to deliver nuclear warheads. Supposedly these are not to be used offensively but only to prove Iran can defend herself. Once again you have to believe the weapons are to prove they are a threat offensively. Iran displayed its ballistic missile
Iran was already a threat to her immediate neighbors with a 600 mile range now they have paraded the ability to produce missiles capable of reaching parts of Europe and certainly most of the middle east.
President Obama based his decision to scrap Bush's worthless MDS Boondoggle as it was only designed to provoke Russia and was never even tested under realistic conditions despite its 4 Billion dollar cost. As you know after much expert advice and thought he scrapped it for the much tested land and water based mobile Aegis system.This great decision which Europe and Russia welcome was based on a reassessment of the developing and changing threat coming from Iran! Because Europe because of Iran is the priority Decisions based on intelligent reasoning what a novel idea!
We heard McCain and other war mongering advocates of Bush's MDS whose only purpose was to instigate Russia to future war say Obama weakened the US and betrayed Poland , the Czech Republic, and all of Europe. Quite the opposite is true. They are collectively ecstatic. Poland and the Czech Republic will no longer be Russian targets and Europe will no longer be retargeted by Russian nuclear weapons. Why Europe welcomes US missile defense shield decision?
* In closing: The water based mobile Aegis system can even be moved to the Gulf and other area's of concern that may and will crop up to counter immediate short and medium range missile threats.Meanwhile by 2017 when Iran is expected to have long range capabilities the Aegis is also scheduled to have long range and ICBM defense capabilities. If Russia and NATO join the effort as proposed I am confident we will be prepared for any future threats!