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Iran Boasts How it Can Nuke Israel
In Iran's leading Sunday newspapers, Iran boasted how it could demolish Israel using four to five nuclear missiles. The most bothersome about this is how Ukrainian arms dealers smuggled 18 nuclear-capable cruise missiles to Iran in 1999-2001 as Ukraine's prosecutor-general has said. The Soviet-era Kh-55 missiles have a maximum range of 2,500 km. Known in the West as the AS-15, is designed to carry a nuclear warhead with a 200-kiloton yield.
What this means is that Iran go fire the weapons without ever leaving its own airspace, and unlike its long range missiles, a cruise missile is much more difficult to shoot down. The Ukrainians admitted that when the cruise missiles were sent to Iran, they did not have nuclear warheads, which is just one more reason why Iran is working so hard to do it. They have the transport to deliver, thanks to the cash hungry Russians! However, warheads of the conventional type, hopefully, were received from Belarus, another Russian breakoff state. Of course, Iran may have also got some nuclear devices 10 years ago. The Russians then would sell anything to anyone for money.
There seems little the West can do to prevent Iran from having nukes. The Atomic Energy report coming out will will further make things tense for it will clearly state Iran, within a years' time, will have nukes that cannot be attacked from the air in attack proof facilities. If Obama lays out the most harsh sanctions on Iran, this in itself will not halt them. That leaves military action by someone. Iran's reaction may just unleash Hezbollah with its 50,000 rockets and its men to attack Israel. This could mean Syria taking advantage as well, not to mention Hamas in the Gaza. Israel could find itself under a deluge of missiles and chaos that it has never seen before. Iran could also retaliate by using anti-ship missiles against the US 5th fleet off its shore, firing 5-6 per ship will guarantee at least one hit as their flight time is less than 45 seconds.