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12 months or Less…

And the plot thickens towards war with Iran.

English: Official portrait of Leon Panetta as ...
Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta, US Secretary of Defense Monday night showered the world with a preview of his Christmas night (by the fire of course) 60 minutes interview on Iran and it’s rapidly growing nuclear program. With sabers rattling on both sides, this is sure to keep stoking the fires and the war drums beating.

CBS News anchor Scott Pelley caught up with Secretary Panetta on his tour last week of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. On the way home, he boarded the jet nicknamed “The Doomsday Plane.” This is the command post where he and the president would direct a nuclear war. In an interview for “60 Minutes,” we sat down in the compartment where he would execute the commander-in-chief’s orders. Panetta told CBS News that Iran needs only one year to build a nuclear weapon.

Pelley: So that they can develop a weapon even more quickly…

Panetta: On a faster track….

Pelley: Than we believe….

Panetta: That’s correct.

Pelley: If the Israelis decide to launch a military strike to prevent that weapon from being built, what sort of complications does that raise for you?

Panetta: Well, we share the same common concern. The United States does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line for us & that’s a red line, obviously, for the Israelis. If we have to do it we will deal with it.

Pelley: You just said if we have to do it we will come and do it. What is it?

Panetta: If they proceed & we get intelligence that they are proceeding with developing a nuclear weapon, we will take whatever steps necessary to stop it.

Pelley: Including military steps?

Panetta: There are no options off the table

Pelley: A nuclear weapon in Iran is…

Panetta: Unacceptable.

(Panetta also told CBS News that while Iran needs a year or less to assemble a weapon, he has no indication yet that the Iranians have made the decision to go ahead.)Personally, I would like to see the Mossad and Saudi estimates, and the article also leaves out one giant question mark thats included in the video, a statement from Panetta that “that year or less is based on IF they dont have another enrichment program going in a secret location.”

For Iran’s part, the mullahs are going full speed ahead in their quest, yet still found the time to “capture and control” no less than 4 US and Israeli drones, bust a CIA spy ring in Lebanon (credit to a fat man living in a bunker on that one), and another CIA spy sneaking in the country from Afghanistan, they have worked hard to  destabilize Bahrain, assist in the suppression of the Syrians, supply Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and still if thats not enough to keep them busy, they are well on their way to the record for most people executed in the world this year with a total of just under 700 victims, including several women and children.

With talk of a US/EU blockade in the early new year gaining traction and a possible Israeli strike, grouped with 2 bills that just passed the house, and the game changing biggie, the 2012Defense Authorization not being blocked the administration, it appears President Obama just might act.

Sounds like someone just blew a hole in Ron Paul’s theory. Oops.

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House passes 2 Iran bills

House passes 2 Iran bills by Jeff Treesh

Good movement on Iran finally, but will it be enough?

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives passed two national security measures yesterday, and threw the ball into the Democrat-controlled Senate’s court. By a 410-11 vote yesterday, the House approved the Iran Threat Reduction Act, H.R. 1905.  This bill would tighten sanctions against Iran, and allow for sanctions against the Central Bank of Iran if a finding is made that the bank supports Iran’s terrorist activities.

By a 418-2 vote, H.R. 2105, The Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Reform and Modernization Act, which provides for new sanctions against companies that transfer certain goods, services and technology to these countries. Both bills are off to the Senate now, adding to the Senate amendment that would impose sanctions on the Iranian central bank, to the defense bill passed last week in the 100-0.

If the bills pass the senate, It will be time for Obama to act Presidential and sign them all into law now.

We have 6 months to a year and Iran will have a nuclear bomb. They have enough enriched material now with 1 more cycle through the cascades, for up to 3 weapons.  Iran is currently ready to start enrichment deep inside a mountain at Qom, supporting Hezb’allah in taking over Lebanon, supporting Hamas and Islamic Jihad (and countless others) in jihad funding, all the while supporting Assad and his homicidal campaign against his own people.  All this and they still find the time for killing and locking away any sign of resistance in their own citizens.

With a nuclear weapon(s) Iran will not just be a threat to Israel or the United States, but to the entire world. With a nuclear weapon, Iranian threats to the world’s citizens will become the norm, making the insane ranting of Kim Jong-Il look like a child wanting a toy. They will hold the world hostage for energy by blocking the straights and driving up the price with fear and intimidation. It will be in other words a nightmare. A nightmare with a regime that sends children to clear mine fields, stones their women, and thinks a suicide bomber’s mission is a gift to Allah.

Don’t forget the 12th Imam.

When the time comes around spring-summer 2012 when it comes down to imposing a (hopefully U.N. mandated) blockade, we must be prepared to go it alone.  I’m sure Britain and France will be united with us, even if the usual destabalizers of world peace Russia and China utilize their standard crying and complaining MO.

Because when the fall comes, our time will be up. Remember all the suicide bombers they have guided to their doom? Imagine nuclear ones.