Forewarned is forearmed! ~ Allen B. West
As Written By Allen B. West:
This past week it rained cats and dogs here in the Dallas area and just east of us in Shreveport, Louisiana they experienced more flooding. I’m quite sure folks were feeling, “when it rains it pours.” It’s funny, before we came to Dallas our best friends who live in Corinth told us about the long running drought conditions here. Well the rains have come, and we pray it doesn’t bring flooding that causes loss of life and property.
But there’s something else that’s raining, and it’s gotten to the point of pouring.
As reported by Fox News, “Iran is preparing to launch a new long-range rocket into outer space as soon as this weekend, U.S. officials told Fox News.
The missile is known as a Simorgh, and officials are watching the missile on the launch pad as it is being fueled at an undisclosed location inside Iran.
Officials told Fox they have not seen this specific type of rocket launched in the past.
Iran has conducted four previous space launches. Any test of a new ballistic missile would be an apparent violation of a UN resolution forbidding Iran from working on its rocket program.
A Simorgh rocket is designed to carry a satellite into space. Officials are concerned that any space launch uses the same technology needed to launch a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile or ICBM.
The Simorgh rocket was first unveiled by then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2010. Allthingsnuclear.org first reported the Iranian Simorgh missile was being prepared for launch last month and says it is capable of sending a heavier satellite into space at a higher orbit, showing greater capability then previous launches.
Iran has successfully placed four satellites into orbit beginning in 2009 the last occurring in 2015. Iran’s earlier space launches used a smaller rocket, a variant of the Shahab-3, according to allthingsnuckear.com This week, Iran launched multiple ballistic missiles on one day for the first time since 2012, according to defense officials. UN Security Council Resolution 2231 says Iran is “not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”
I don’t want to get into another discussion about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iranian nuclear deal; no such document exists. The “agreement” has been ……
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