Conspiracy of silence over four Iranian nuclear-capable missile tests
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2011, 12:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Our Iranian and intelligence sources offer details on the British Foreign Secretary William Hague's allegation Wednesday, June 29, that Iran has carried out secret tests of missiles capable of delivering a nuclear payload in breach of UN resolution 1929: Three of those tests, four in all, were carried out between October 2010 and February 2011and the fourth on Tuesday, June 28, in the course of the Prophet Mohammed war games currently in progress.
Iran is clearly continuing to upgrade and improve the accuracy of the missiles in its armory that are capable of delivering nuclear warheads.
It was the last test of the four that led Hague to break the Russian-imposed US-Israeli blackout on the critical tests, thereby leaving Iran free to push ahead at top speed with its program for attaining an operational nuclear weapon. Click here for debkafile's June 29 report of Hague disclosures.
debkafile's military and Moscow sources now report exclusively: In early October 2010, Russian intelligence learned that Iran was about to begin test launches of missiles for carrying nuclear warheads. They reported this to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
He then took three steps: He conveyed the information to US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and bound them to secrecy. With their pledges in hand, he used backdoor intelligence channels to persuade Tehran to refrain from bragging about its dramatic progress and keep the tests of the nuclear-capable missiles quiet in order to avert a world outcry against the violation of all their international commitments. The Iranians bought the deal.
In this way, the Russian leader raised a wall of silence around Iran's advances towards ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads and pre-empted condemnations, Security Council action, and other forms of American, European and Israeli action for keeping a nuclear bomb out of Iranian hands.
This was the last straw – at least for the British government. Hague in consultation with Prime Minister David Cameron went public about what Iran was really up to with a statement to parliament.
debkafile's military sources disclose that Iran has now tested two types of missile for carrying nuclear warheads: the Shahab-3 Kadar and the Sejjil – both powered with solid fuel and having a maximum range of 2,510 kilometers.
Two of the first three tests - one by Sejjil and one by Shahab-3 Kadar - were successful. A third apparently failed. Tuesday of this week the Iranians conducted another successful Shahab-3 test.
Sometimes it appears that the bigger countries are just playing a big game of Risk, literally.
All of these deals going on with huge global/regional ramifications and it's all a nod of the head and a handshake etc. Showing respect and acknowledging boundaries and turf. It's a Cartel mentality of the highest order with the biggest and most important assets available to them to play the game.
Maybe that's why MENA is a mess right now? The biggest countries making deals and screwing each other over but with certain ground rules and territorial zones that can or can't be violated. I don't know how else to account for why or how the war in Libya is being fought at this time. Maybe Libya is just a hedge against Chinese influence and a oil grab or petro dollar issue? For that matter, look at Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Yemen etc. and how that's unfolding. Kind of oddly if you ask me. Bad stuff, out in the open kind of (not MSM anymore) but tolerated and not really spoken of in fear of pissing off SA.
Russia seems to control and exert influence over Iran and thus Syria. Syria is definitely off limits to the U.S. or NATO no matter what happens there or how bad it may get. China I believe is just waiting to make allies or business partners with whoever the U.S. pisses off. (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen etc.)
It seems like a game of Risk to me. The Chinese Premier came to the U.S. back in Dec. 10 and I think that was a huge meeting that laid down some ground rules for upcoming events in MENA. There was no real reason given except for trade talks.
Reading stories like the Debka story lead me to believe that the proxy wars fought in other countries is kind of like the big countries getting to play chess (or Risk) and moving armies and equipment in other countries is like a game to them. A deadly game that moves the entire planet into a highly stressful future existence.
How else do we explain the seemingly non-sensical things going on that seemed avoidable?
Is it just brinksmanship in "the game" and sticking it to the other guy whenever they can as long as some rule or line isn't crossed? How can Israel be on board with any of this or at least get the courtesy of a call and be expected not to stop Iran at some point? What kind of deal or assurances have Israel been given by the U.S. or Russia if Iran were to be allowed to complete this and then actually use it? At what point do they pull Iran back or what do they allow Israel to do or respond? It seems predestined and accepted that Iran will build a nuke at some point and have it mounted on a missile. Why? Maybe Israel gets the green light to go absolutely nuts on Iran in a retaliation if they bite their tongue and hold back for now?
Sounds crazy, I know. But how then do you explain the mechanics of how this is has proceeded for the last several years? Iran denies, denies, denies and gets inspected but everyone knows what the truth is regardless. That's what I call a game, and they are playing one.
This Iran progression towards nuclear weapons is being controlled and acknowledged by Russia and others and keeps moving further along. At some point there is going to be a full heads on confrontation somewhere in MENA or can they (TPTB) actually just pull all of the players back and re-arrange it all again and start over?
Are they actually that powerful and is that how the game is played?
An epic lack of foresight, accuracy and rationale... https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/comment/170246#comment-170246