Iran too “shoots rockets all over the place” with no US action

The nuclear twinning of North Korea and Iran is a long established fact. Shortly after Iran’s ballistic missile test Saturday, Sept. 23, North Korea was suspected of conducting another nuclear test. A magnitude-3.4 zero-depth quake was detected in North Korea, at roughly the same site as the shallow quake on Sept. 3 that was caused by nuclear test. China’s seismic service, says the quake is likely caused by an explosion. The service later found that it was an earthquake after all.

Two dictators, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Kim Jong-il, followed by his son, Kim Jong-un, have for years used their nuclear and missile collaboration to fertilize their programs while taunting the world.

As recently as Aug. 3, a delegation from Pyongyang, led by parliament speaker Kim Yong Nam, who ranks as number 2 in the North Korean hierarchy, spent 10 days in Tehran as guests of the government. DEBKAfile reported at the time that the visitors sat down with the heads of Iran’s army, security authorities and military industry, to explore ways of expanding their military cooperation in general and their nuclear and ballistic missile programs, in particular.
The interplay between Pyongyang and Tehran came to the fore in the last 48 hours. While the Kim regime indicated on Friday, Sept. 22, that it was considering a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean, the Islamic regime went forward the next day to conduct a test of a 2,000km range ballistic missile, which is capable of carrying multiple warheads and dropping them at any point in the Middle East, including Israel

Airspace chief, Gen. Amir Ahajizadeh of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, which runs the program, is quoted as saying that the new Khoramshahr missile “can carry several warheads for various uses.”

Translated into military terms, this means that even if American or Israeli anti-air missiles posted in the region can intercept one or two of those warheads, the rest will hit their target.
The in-flight video implanted in the Khoramshahr’s nose cone was stressed by the Iranian general because it was Tehran’s answer to Israel’s Chief of Staff, Lt. General Gady Eisenkott. He stated in his New Year message on Wednesday that the IDF is focusing on preventing Hizballah from obtaining high-precision Iranian missiles.
However, a missile carrying a video in its nose cone can be steered precisely by ground stations to hit within a few meters of target.  Therefore, even if Israel can prevent their delivery to Hizballah, those missiles can be guided to target from stations in Iran.
President Donald Trump said in Alabama Friday: “We can’t have mad men out there shooting rockets all over the place. He should have been handled long ago.”

He was referring to the North Korean dictator, but the rejoinder came the next day from Tehran: the test of the missile showcased in a military parade in Tehran Friday.
As of Saturday, the US president finds that the twin perils he faces from the two rogue regimes, dumped in his lap by his predecessors, have reached a point which can’t be addressed by trading playground insults. Threats of “total destruction” and assurances that they will be handled are beginning to sound like pretexts for Trump’s failure to confront the provocative threats posed by Kim Jong-in and Ayatollah Khamenei.
Trump has the option of trashing the nuclear deal with Iran – for better or for worse.

But Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu can no longer get away with strong speeches against Iran taking up an established position in Syria, or with threats that the imported pro-Iran Shiite militias fighting there “will never go home.”

Israel is too close to the line of fire to be able to passively follow the Trump administration’s lead on whether or not to react to a peril which has already reached its threshold. Jerusalem can’t continue to rely on Washington for solving its most immediate security threats without serious loss to its deterrence capacity and military credibility.

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29 thoughts on “Iran too “shoots rockets all over the place” with no US action

  • Sep 23, 2017 @ 17:15 at 17:15
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    I’m a daily reader of Debka for its blunt and workmanlike candor, so clearly the product of former intelligence analysts.

    For all the oratorical hoopla that has attended the Iran Nuclear Deal over the years, I am amazed at the oblique and anticlimactic manner by which Iran now sits on Israel’s doorstep. Netanyahu’s dereliction here is historic and will easily define his legacy –in ways he won’t like.

    The Project Clean Break objectives of engendering regional preemption and destabilization created a vacuum that been filled by an even more dangerous foe with the religious and moral bona fires to unify the broken bits. The hubris of Perle has managed to swap the frying pan for the fire. Debka seems intent on breaking the inertia that grips the country’s military and political institutions. Is the threat so existentially dire that it resists active engagement from public figures?

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  • Sep 23, 2017 @ 19:24 at 19:24
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    Israel is like a weathered hunter waiting patiently with eyes fixed in everything around him. At the same time, there are many Israeli fingers on the trigers of many diferent attack options. Make no mistake; Israel will attack at the right time and eliminate all those Threatening its People.
    As for Putin, he is clearly identified as the Biblical Gog of Yechezk’el Chapter 38, Verses 1 to 6. He is already defeated by The Almighty of Israel. So, be confident on the outcome approaching.

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  • Sep 23, 2017 @ 19:25 at 19:25
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    Israel is like a weathered hunter waiting patiently with eyes fixed in everything around him. At the same time, there are many Israeli fingers on the trigers of many diferent attack options. Make no mistake; Israel will attack at the right time and eliminate all those Threatening its People.
    As for Putin, he is clearly idetified as the Biblical Gog of Yechezk’el Chapter 38, Verses 1 to 6. He is already defeated by The Almighty of Israel. So, be confident on the outcome approaching.

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    • Sep 23, 2017 @ 23:42 at 23:42
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      I do believe that Gog will be the leader of Russia, and I think it’s likely that it’s Putin, but why do you say that Putin is “clearly identified” as Gog?

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    • Sep 27, 2017 @ 4:59 at 4:59
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      “…a land of open cities; I shall come upon the tranquil, who dwell securely; all of them living without a wall, and they have no bars or doors.”

      …surely, they have them, this gathering of tyrants from all the nations on mount Sion.

      Yeshayahu 29:5

      And it shall be, as the hungry man dreams, and behold, he eats, and he shall awaken, and his appetite is unsated, and as the thirsty man dreams, and behold he drinks, and he shall awaken and behold he is faint, and his soul yearns, so shall be the multitude of all the nations gathered on Mount Sion

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  • Sep 23, 2017 @ 21:28 at 21:28
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    Concerning…
    Clearly Iran is winning and has probably won already

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  • Sep 23, 2017 @ 23:40 at 23:40
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    Thanks to eight years of the ultra-leftist muslim Hussein Obama, the US can no longer fight two wars at the same time. Syria doesn’t count as a “war” for the US because our involvement is mainly air-power.
    So if we are going to have to fight NK, Iran must wait its turn, while we rebuild our military.

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  • Sep 24, 2017 @ 0:03 at 0:03
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    Israel is nothing without US military help and freebies from European countries. If it had to pay for its weapon it will be left with no money. While the people in US can not afford health care and Trump tries to cancel Obama care which is essential for millions of American Israel receives billions of dollars of free military aid which it uses in aggression against its neighbours instead of making peace with them. It will come to an end one day and it won’t look good for Israel!

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    • Sep 24, 2017 @ 11:39 at 11:39
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      Make some sense of reality. Without the stop gap of Israel all those self centered religious fanatics would spill from the flood gates into Europe and the west and impose on you all their own sense of morality so say goodbye to freedom and throw out those razors start growing a beard and every gay and lesbian would be hiding in sellers like Jews did during ww2 or be hauled off to be killed. Wake up Ang get your head out of the sand you fools.

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    • Sep 24, 2017 @ 12:02 at 12:02
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      Pretty simplified assessment without any real vision.

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    • Sep 24, 2017 @ 12:08 at 12:08
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      Pretty simplified and shortsighted assessment without any real vision.

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    • Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:19 at 7:19
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      Let me tell you something about Obamacare from a first hand perspective. I have an disabled adult son that is on a lot of medication. I had to pay $260,00 dollars out of my pocket for just one of his meds on Saturday. And that is not the only one, plus a supplemental insurance policy, and I don’t have that kind of money just lying around. So I know about Obamacare first hand, so don’t even tell me how essential it it.

      I will say that our country would have a lot more money if the government didn’t blow so much of it. And now we’re going to send more troops into Afghanistan to the tune of billions or trillions or even knows by now. Madness.

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  • Sep 24, 2017 @ 4:27 at 4:27
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    Israel will have to go it alone. The L-ord will rise up soon to bear witness that Israel’s existence, survival and victory will be known to all, Israel and the world. I pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

    Unfortunately, the U.S., has real concerns, internal and external that threaten its survival.

    I’m surprised every day that WWIII still has not begun.

    Be safe everyone and G-d bless!

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  • Sep 24, 2017 @ 12:00 at 12:00
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    All this as the world yawns.

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  • Sep 24, 2017 @ 14:32 at 14:32
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    Too late for dealing with iran threat, too late

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  • Sep 24, 2017 @ 15:29 at 15:29
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    Congratulations Debka with a new website and the opportunity to comment-
    Seemed this new layout was awesome!!

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  • Sep 24, 2017 @ 18:52 at 18:52
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    As a Canadian with a lot of exposure to the US, I’m confident in saying there is zero appetite for war over on this side of the pond. Trump is a big-mouth fool, the US government is bankrupt, the people are interested only in internal issues as the country falls apart due to communist agitation, and really most of the people are consumed by sports and vice with no idea or care of world affairs. For America to wake up, it would take another 9/11, but without a corrupt globalist administration, congress, and media in place to mislead the people. I can only wish the best for Israel as the West disintegrates in irreversible decline.

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    • Sep 28, 2017 @ 22:40 at 22:40
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      Who bankrupted the US? for sure it wasn’t Trump the “big-mouth fool”. So it must have been the big mouth fools that receded him, from Nixon to Obama, but especially Obama who doubled the US’ federal debt from 10 trillion to 19 trillion in just eight years and for which he has nothing to show for, absolutely nothing

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  • Sep 25, 2017 @ 8:41 at 8:41
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    Time for Israel to remember the days of old and to seek the Ancient Paths. The Almighty has never let us down yet, but if our reliance continues to be on our brilliant army and airforce, and on our political alliances with other nations we will come up short! Read HaAzinu in Deuteronomy 32.
    Then when we have been militarily humbled, to the point of teshuvah, and the Gog Magog national alliance advances to wipe us out, “from the river to the sea” the Almighty will once again step in on our behalf, showing that he alone is El Elyon, the Mighty one Most High! He will receive the honour from all that is his due, be they Jew or Gentile, as we all give honour to his Name!

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    • Sep 27, 2017 @ 5:05 at 5:05
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      Is it in honor of El Elyon that you bomb and plot? Yes, we will see the Honor of Jehovah when He makes you ash under our feet.

      ‘Woe to those who are at ease in Zion and to those who are secure in the mountain of Samaria, those called the first of the nations, and the house of Israel has come to them.’

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  • Sep 26, 2017 @ 9:57 at 9:57
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    The latest missile firing was apparently fake

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  • Sep 29, 2017 @ 1:00 at 1:00
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    no one knows if this is that Gog stiff. Ya’all said the same thing about George (soft Temani “J” of GoG) Bush. I admit it feels like it should feel, but no one knows jack.

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  • Sep 29, 2017 @ 23:03 at 23:03
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    American Jews remain convinced Pres. Obama was a deep friend of both Jews and Israelis. So why worry about the Iran Deal, Iranian rockets, N. Korea, et al. The only problem here is whether American Jews are real friends of Israel. And whether Pres. Trump proves a real friend of Israel. Those of us who remember the 1930’s and 1940’s have our doubts about anyone being “real friends of Jews”. So best we can do is offer prayers for Israel. Especially on Yom Kippur. After all who else can we trust ? Surely not Democrats. We learned that in the1930’s and 1940’s. Thankfully Pres. Obama reminded us of that fact.

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