Iranian WMD Program Intersects With ISIS.Booms at Parchin Military Base & More…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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{re-blogged at Islam Exposed.org}

{re-blogged at Jews Down Under}

FROM the onset, let’s be very clear: no stone was left unturned at this site to highlight the genocidal goals of Iran’s mullahs, to the point of collaborating with a world-class resource to said effect. 

IN this regard, this investigative journalist has kept in close contact, for more than a decade, with Professor Louis Rene Beres. His contributions to all aspects of this global threat are duly noted – and gratefully appreciated – at this site’s “About” tab.

My “go to” expert on all matters pertaining to international law, and a country’s right to anticipatory self defense – via preemptive strikes – is none other than Professor Louis Rene Beres of ‘Project Daniel.’ The working group’s original policy paper is found herein. He was Chair of the above strategic nuclear policy paper given to PM Ariel Sharon in 2003 – and subsequently briefed the report to President George W. Bush and to current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – in relation to Israel’s nuclear strategy in the face of Iran’s pursuit of WMD’s. He is a man of great integrity and humility. Lou, a heartfelt thank you for being my mentor.

SO when this issue crops up at these pages, rest assured, it is with a deep understanding of the subject matter. But before we get to the latest “booms”, as well as the (inevitable/eventual détente) relationship between ISIS and Iran, let’s perform a recap.

Recap One:

COME what may, the Jihadi-in-Chief is leading Iran to the WMD finish line. Yes, he is. The reasons are manifest and may appear convoluted, but they are no less true.

WITHIN this quest belies his Iranian point woman, communist aligned Valerie Jarrett. One can be an Islamist AND a communist. 

Recap Two:

Back in 2003, the most comprehensive report/analysis – in relation to the corresponding global menace – surrounding Iran’s race to nuclear arms status was hand delivered to both President Bush and PM Ariel Sharon. Six years later, with the genocidal program still in place, the report’s essence was requisite updated. These are facts. It was a commissioned report by the most acknowledged apolitical nuclear expert team, bar none. Therein lies its inherent value.

Recap Three:

That being said, fast forward to April 2013 and the following was regretfully reported, but do read between the lines:

In the often-unpredictable theater of modern world politics, a drama that so often bristles with apparent meaninglessness, decisions that rest upon ordinary logic may quickly crumble before madness. Here, dangers can reach even the most utterly portentous level. This is the aptly-dreaded point of convergence, when madness and nuclear weapons capability would coincide, fuse, or otherwise come together.

Enter Israel and Iran. Soon, because not a single responsible member of the “international community” has ever demonstrated a determinable willingness to undertake appropriately preemptive action (“anticipatory self-defense,” in the formal language of law), the Jewish State may have to face an expressly genocidal Iranian nuclear adversary. Although improbable, a potentially “suicidal” enemy state in Iran, one animated by graphically precise visions of a Shiite apocalypse, cannot be wished away, or, capriciously, dismissed out of hand.

Iran’s current leadership, and possibly even a successor “reformist” government in Tehran, could, at some point, choose to value Israel’s physical destruction more highly than even its own physical survival. Should this happen, the “play” would almost certainly end badly for all “actors.” In recognizably theatrical terms, the “director’s” command would be both unambiguous and immobilizing.

Exeunt omnes!

Nonetheless, despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s disingenuous hope for “a world free of nuclear weapons,” Israel’s ultimate source of national security must inevitably lie in sustained nuclear deterrence. Although still implicit or ambiguous, and not yet open, or disclosed, this Israeli “bomb in the basement” could readily “crumble before madness.” In certain easily-imaginable instances, circumstances involving enemy “madness,” the results of failed Israeli retaliatory threats could ultimately be existential…..

IN tandem, do take the time to read Prof Beres’s special Iran report featured at the U.S. Army’s Strategic Institute Publication, Parameters.

BUT let us now turn our attention to Israel’s PM Netanyahu.

FOR over five and a half years, since March 31, 2009, “Bibi” has been in charge of Israel’s ship of state. Within any rational discourse this is a monumental burden, unlike none other. He is, at this critical juncture in history, the guardian of the Jewish people’s thousands yr old – one and only – homeland. Patrimony. And as an American-Israeli (a nationalist Zionist, now living in Israel) there is little more important on this end.

THAT being said, to remonstrate Israel’s PM before a world audience has always been a personal burden. An absolute shame and stain. Nevertheless, it is what it is. As such, let’s first recount his latest operational failure, and it will reveal why he has been incapable of ordering the complete pre-emption of Iran’s explicitly genocidal program, instead of piecemeal (delaying) actions here and there. 

Interview With Adina Kutnicki: (at Inquisitr)

Burying another brave son of Israel who died to protect his people and his homeland.

Burying another brave son of Israel who died to protect his people and his homeland.

Wolff Bachner: Much to our sorrow, the world is in even worse shape than the last time we spoke. Since your previous visit, Hamas managed to provoke another war with Israel, which gave all the Israel bashing bigots of the European Union the excuse they needed to rampage and riot with a truly disgusting display of virulent Jew hate. Adding to the misery, ISIS commenced their campaign of butchering and bloodshed, beheading thousands of helpless human beings as they tore through the Levant in the name of the new Caliphate. Certainly, we are witnessing what may be the beginning of the next clash of civilizations, but let’s narrow our focus just a bit and start our discussion with Israel, Hamas, and much maligned Operation Protective Edge.

Once again, we see Israel’s so-called leaders caving in to pressure from foreign governments and ending the campaign to demilitarize Gaza and disarm Hamas before the job is done.

What effect will this have on the people of Israel, and what will this ill-advised strategy allow Hamas to do to Israel in the future?

Why would Netanyahu call off Operation Protective Edge while rockets are still raining down on Israel. Is this a sane military strategy?

More importantly, is this fair to the many thousands of Israelis who spend part of every day in bomb shelters?……{read the whole thing…..}

MOREOVER, how many toothless (and cartoonish) “red lines” can a leader use as credible threats, after which they mean less than the paper they are drawn on? Exactly.

ON the other hand, what appears to be the case –  as demonstrated with Stuxnet – he is signing off on temporary “setbacks”, in the vain hope Iran won’t go nuclear under his watch and regroup after the latest rubble is cleared. In a nutshell, he will pass the buck. 

 Iran

TRUE, none but a VERY few can say with exactitude who triggered the latest boom-like setbacks, but one would be wise not to discount Israel’s long arm(s). The odds are on Israel and here is why:

The explosion that destroyed the Parchin site was massive. Various reports reveal that windows shattered up to 15 kilometers away. Satellite photographs backed up claims that the explosion was the result of an attack, and showed almost total devastation to the facility.

Israel’s government declined to issue an official statement on the incident, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in recent weeks had renewed his firm warnings that Israel would not accept a nuclear-armed Iran.

HERE too: 

A spectacular explosion on Sunday night outside Tehran took place deep inside the Parchin military base, where Iran produces crucial elements of its missiles and other munitions, raising new questions about whether the blast was an accident or sabotage.

The explosion and resulting fire, which Iranian news organizations have described in only the most general terms, could be seen from apartments in Tehran and appeared to have destroyed several buildings. But it was distant from a part of the base to which the International Atomic Energy Agency has been seeking access for years, to investigate reports of experiments on high explosives that could have been used in nuclear weapons.

The agency’s evidence about that activity dates back more than a decade, and that part of the base has been so bulldozed and reconfigured in recent years that inspectors concede it is doubtful there is much left to see or test if they ever get access.

The explosion, according to satellite photographs from Airbus that were analyzed by the Institute for Science and International Security, took place in a densely built region toward the southern end of the base, in an area that appeared from past photographs to be littered with bunkers. The damage was reminiscent of pictures of a missile-development site 30 miles west of Tehran that was virtually destroyed during a test in November 2011 that killed 17 people, including Gen. Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, the leading force behind Iran’s advanced missile efforts.

Parchin military base

 

 

At that time, Israel was widely suspected of sabotaging the base. Yet there was never definitive evidence, and no group has ever taken responsibility. (A senior Israeli officer noted several weeks later that the timing of the explosion was remarkable because General Moghaddam, who traveled often, “just happened to be sitting in his office” at the time.)

REGARDLESS, those of sound mind don’t really believe that Israel’s current crop of leaders have the balls to FULLY thwart the Islamist-in-Chief’s push for a “deal” with Iran’s mullahs, whatever the costs to Israel and the west. Resultant, an all out strike on an admitted existential threat would entail going up against Washington’s dictates. And if past is prologue, as detailed within the above linked interview, a PM who couldn’t stand up to Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s demands to leave Hamas’s leaders alive (and their underground command and control structures intact), is certainly not likely to lay to waste, once and for all, Iran’s death program, even though we all know Israel has a multiplicity of strike forces to perform the hits in rapid sequence.

ASK yourselves: does anyone believe that whatever blows up in one part of Iran doesn’t have a mirror site, a redundancy, somewhere else in that vast country? On the other hand, if SEVERAL key sites are laid to waste then it will be (perhaps) decades before Iran’s mullahs catch up to speed. In effect, the open question is: will all the KEY facilities meet similar fates?

MOST significantly, even though Iran’s Shia mullahs are battling ISIS (Sunni) jihadists for Islamic hegemony, the fact of the matter is that either will aid the other when it comes to wiping out Israel. So if ISIS gets its hands on dirty bombs, well, they will unleash them without hesitation. But if Iran requires assistance from ISIS to smuggle in a nuclear bomb into Israel, rest assured, they will more than eagerly cooperate in concert with one another.

AND with the CIA backed operational/intelligence expertise of Clare Lopez, now an integral part of Washington’s Center For Security Policy – a top tier intelligence shop – connecting the regional and global dots, The Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL takes on a crystal clear focus, as does the apocalyptic visions of Iran’s mullahs. Hence, “A Lesson On The Islamic State” is a MUST view!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX9ENISNsJA&list=PLSeyVmBCs1s_kehDdV-We6jb_0117MhpO

WITHIN this scope of looming dangers and tribal grudge matches going on between the Shia mullahs and the Sunni ISIS, the reality is that Iran – as it stands -comes out the winner, even though there are booms going off here and there.

CONCLUSIVELY, celebrating Parchin’s dust up for long-term effects is premature, but still very welcome news!

43 Islamists On Trial For Euro-Terror Plot…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Fouad Belkacem…on trial in Belgium for recruiting ISIS terrorists etc…. 
Anjem Choundary

Anjem Choudary….spokesman for Islamist group, Islam4UK….with Omar Bakri Muhammad, he helped form an Islamist organisation, al-Muhajiroun.

DUE to all the headlines devoted to ISIS via the “mainstream” media, and the requisite pooh poohing of its relationship to Islam and attendant Brotherhood Mafia groups (the leader of the free world is in the forefront of this lie), it behooves those of us who understand the real dangers to shout from the rooftops. Nothing less will suffice.

IN this regard, not unlike many commentaries at this site, thus tying in the deleterious and earth shaking effects of the multiculti mischief makers, the following report from WND is more than noteworthy. As is said, the (Islamist) chickens have come home, to the west, to roost.

AND the fact that this investigative journalist was called upon to add her assessment to the current terror trial in Belgium, well, it was not unexpected.

43 Islamists On Trial For Euro-Terror Plot – World Net Daily

Under the banner of multiculturalism, European countries have supported Muslims through immigration provisions, allowances for Islamic law and special advocacy for mosques and schools.

In the U.K., there are entire regions dominated by Muslims that have been labeled no-go zones.

The Gatestone Institute reported there are some 650,000 Muslims in Belgium and 925,000 in the Netherlands, about 6 percent of each nation’s population. According to the report, only France’s Muslim percentage is larger, at 7 percent.

But multiculturalism has worn thin in several nations. Officials have curbed some outreach efforts and clamped down on homegrown jihad, concluding now that the country is harmed when major segments of the populations don’t assimilate.

In Belgium, for example, prosecutors in the Antwerp criminal court have asked that accused terrorist ringleader Fouad Belkacem be sentenced to 15 years in prison for allegedly recruiting at least 30 Belgian Muslims to fight with ISIS in Syria.

Belkacem, also known as Abu Imran, is the reported leader of Shariah4Belgium. Forty-two other men are also standing trial with him.

WND’s efforts to contact Belkacem’s lawyers for comment have not been successful.

Antwerp-based terrorism analyst and Arab linguist Pieter Van Ostaeyen says Belkacem is an influential cleric.

“Belkacem seems to have been an inspiration for a quite large group of people, indeed. Several men and women also converted to Islam because of his preaching. Mind, though, that he was already imprisoned before ISIS came into existence,” Van Ostaeyen said.

Partners in spreading Shariah

United West president and intelligence analyst Tom Trento points out Belkacem has worked with British Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary to promote Islam in Europe.

Choudary, who praised the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attack and the 2005 attack on London, wants Islamic law, or Shariah, to be implemented throughout the U.K.

In an interview, Choudary acknowledged he knows Belkacem but doubted the Belgian recruited fighters for ISIS, because he’s been in jail since February.

“It’s very strange to me that Belgium is putting on this trial at all. They’ve charged 43 people but only about eight or nine of them are actually in court,” Choudary said. “It seems to be a very politically motivated trial designed to tarnish the reputation of these Muslims.”

Choudary dismissed the fear that ISIS fighters will return home to Belgium and other European countries.

“Once they go to Syria, it’s really unlikely that any of them will return. Some have already become martyrs dying on the battlefield. However, many of them are having their passports revoked and are essentially left without a country to return to,” Choudary said.

He claimed it’s “fantasy” to think such fighters would come from the U.S. then return.

But there are already reports of ISIS fighters returning home to Europe and to the U.S., said Clare Lopez, vice president for research and analysis at the U. S. Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.

“Some intelligence community officials have expressed concern that ISIS could have a presence in the United States. We know that any number of jihadis, perhaps more than a 100 from the United States and thousands from Europe, have gone off the fight in jihad in Syria and Iraq,” Lopez said. “We know that some of them have returned.”

Authorities estimate 300 Belgians have traveled to the Middle East to fight with ISIS. Muslims from other European countries have also joined ISIS. A recent BBC News report said there are as many as 3,000 Europeans fighting with ISIS in Syria or Iraq.

Van Ostaeyen said there is general concern of rising violent jihadist activity in Europe after the June attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels by a French Muslim.

Israel-based intelligence analyst Adina Kutnicki said the concern over ISIS is well founded. However, Kutnicki told WND in an interview that the jihadists’ point of origin should not be the focus.

“Firstly, whether they are recruited in Belgium, or any other Western nation, is not the issue. The fact that Islamic jihad has come full circle – spreading its wings from the Mideast, back into Europe, only to re-enter the Mideast – is in order to fulfill the main mandate. That’s the reestablishment of the caliphate,” Kutnicki said.

Former Air Force counter-intelligence officer and terrorism analyst Dave Gaubatz said any effort to downplay the ISIS threat to the U.S. is seriously misguided.

“ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups, motivated by their Islamic ideology, are the world’s most dangerous threat. ISIS has money, followers, a military and a strategy for world conquest,” Gaubatz said.

Lopez emphasized ISIS fighters returning to Europe and the U.S. have two distinct advantages.

“Not only are these the most devout and practicing of all Muslims, but when they return from those battlefields they now have hardened battle skills that they learned and trained in over there. Further, they possess passports from European countries from which they may or may not need a visa to enter the U.S.,” Lopez said.

The ISIS motivation

Gaubatz said ISIS and like-minded groups are driven by one ingredient – hatred for Christians and Jews.

“Islamic-based organizations, terrorist groups and their supporters hate the Jews, Israel and Americans. When we hear them say they want to wipe out Israel, they’re serious. The U.S. has to take their threats seriously,” Gaubatz said.

Kutnicki agreed that ISIS and other jihadist groups are targeting the U.S.

“The U.S. is in grave danger because the Brotherhood Mafia (Muslim Brotherhood) is embedded in all of the relevant power centers. This goal of domination is why there are jihadi cells preparing for battle in multiple training camps. Jamaat Al-Fuqra is in the forefront on the Sunni side, and Hezbollah camps on the Shia,” Kutnicki said.
Gaubatz believes an attack on the U.S. is coming, and it may be a crushing blow.

“America will soon be attacked by ISIS, and the attacks will be through a series of simultaneous attacks across the U.S. The terrorists know we don’t have the leadership to defend against such attacks,” he said.

He said taking the ISIS threat seriously means considering what a Shariah-based government would be like.

“Look at Saudi Arabia or spend a few weeks under the Taliban. Or, spend some time with ISIS. Neither Muslims nor non-Muslims have any rights under Shariah law. You and your children’s lives can be taken away with almost no proof that you violated Shariah,” Gaubatz said.

Gaubatz believes it’s essential that the U.S. preserve its relationship with Israel.

“If Israel falls, America will fall. The Israelis are America’s only true friends in the Middle East and elsewhere, and the people have to ensure our leaders never forget this fact,” Gaubatz said.

CLEAR as a bell….case closed!