Saudi Arabia Prepares for Nuclear Armed Iran
Saudi Arabia Prepares for Nuclear Armed Iran
On July 17th, I wrote about how Japan’s Parliament had voted in favor of abandoning their exclusively defensive approach, an approach they had adopted after shedding their quasi-absolute monarchy following World War II. This change would allow offensive military combat involvement in foreign conflicts. In my blog post I said the following:
In the aftermath of such a change, it would serve us well to take a step back and look at the broad picture. For starters, this serves as proof that other nations are not simply beginning to see hints that America is losing its superpower status, but it would seem as though they are instead convinced that we are losing our superpower status. Furthermore, it also proves that American leaders have underestimated the Islamic uprising, an uprising that has encouraged Japan, of all places, to reject the role their foreign policy has played for roughly 70 years.
Which brings me to today’s post, another shining example of the fallout that comes after a failing foreign policy has been put into action. Specifically, the foreign policy – or lack thereof – found within the current administration. As Democrats drag out their usual ammo to sing the praises of the Iran nuclear deal – celebrities – we are discovering that many aren’t finding the deal as appetizing. You know, people that matter.
Just two weeks after Western nations and Tehran struck a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, the Pentagon says Saudi Arabia wants to buy 600 new Patriot missile interceptors.
Iran has the largest and most diverse missile program in the Middle East, made up of short-range, long-range, anti-ship and cruise missiles, experts say. Middle Eastern nations have as little as four minutes to act if Iran fires one of these missiles their way.
Middle Eastern nations are also likely to boost buys of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, interceptors, which can reach farther than Patriot to shoot down missiles.
Translation: If you’re going to help the unstable bipolar guy with the eye twitch – and extensive rap sheet – get bigger weapons, let the arms race begin. Iran remains the leading state sponsor of terrorism, and they refuse to recognize the state of Israel, yet the current administration is still pushing for this horrific deal.
The U.S. has been urging the GCC members to network their missile defense equipment together to better detect launches and so multiple countries don’t fire interceptors at the same missile.
When I read about the Iran deal, as well as various updates going on in the Middle East, the continued tension growth, etc., I feel similar to how I’d feel if I walked into a maximum security prison with a few Bolshevik leaders and a large arsenal of weapons, and then proceeded to tell the occupants to play nicely.
The Iran nuclear deal has a vast number of concerning facets, but for starters it would require Iran to have fewer enrichment centers (touted by Democrats); however, they would be of higher quality (not touted by Democrats). The deal would also give Iran a hefty signing bonus for the economy, which is rather funny when you think about how some people actually assume they’ll spend this money on the economy. It would also lift Iran’s ballistic missile ban in eight years, as well as lift the conventional-arms embargo in five, and then adherence to the deal will be managed by Barney Fife. Well, it might as well be. I could tell you all that inspections will take place, and that Iran will keep to their end of the deal, but I don’t think any of us really feel like having our intelligence insulted again. Actually, just yesterday, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Abbas Araghchi, reiterated the fact that the US will not be allowed to visit their nuclear facilities.
“American and Canadian inspectors cannot be sent to Iran,” said Araghchi. “It is mentioned in the deal that inspectors should be from countries that have diplomatic relations with Islamic republic of Iran.”
He also said inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency will not have access to “sensitive and military documents.”
May that give you all the warm and fuzzy feelings of safety you desire, Friends.
Even Saudi Arabia knows better:
Recently thawed relations between the U.S. and Iran are pushing Saudi Arabia to turn away from their western ally and into the arms of Russia and China. The U.S.-led nuclear accords with Iran have proven to be a major catalyst for this.
Oh and there’s more:
The tensions and worry roused from a potentially nuclear-armed Iran has also led to the strong possibility of a nuclear arms race in the region. Saudi Arabia has already stated it is looking to acquire nuclear weapons from Pakistan.
But according to the new foreign policy video featuring Jack Black and Morgan Freeman, as well as a handful of other names, if we don’t go forward with the Iran deal, *dramatic pause* war is inevitable. I think there was also mention of everyone dying and the world being sucked into a black hole after it’s turned to ash, but I can’t be sure because, quite honestly, I didn’t finish the video. There’s just something about having the star of Nacho Libre tell me why I should trust Iran that makes me feel uneasy laugh hysterically.
So, on a final note I’ll leave you with yet another lovely thought: Turkey is also shopping around for ways to protect themselves…in China.