It may come as a surprise to many people just how close to war America is. Fox News has reported that Iran has foolishly tempted U.S. resolve by test-firing a ballistic missile.
This launch was apparently meant to send a message to America and to Donald Trump.
Politico has talked about the war hawks that want President Donald Trump to force regime change in Iran. Jack Hunter has tweeted that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) – a known peace hawk – is one of the sane voices which are steadying Mr. Trump’s hand, as Prison Planet has confirmed.
Fox writes that the testing of the “Iranian Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile” took place at the same time as “a large-scale naval exercise by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard forces late last week.”
About 50 gunboats conducted “swarm tactics” which could one day shut down the Strait of Hormuz.
Of course, this would not be the case if the nations of the world, particularly the United States, drilled their own oil and otherwise produced their own energy.
The test saw “the anti-ship Fateh-110 Mod 3 flew over 100 miles on a flight path over the Strait of Hormuz to a test range in the Iranian desert.”
A U.S. official who did not wish to be named said “It was shore-to-shore” for the rocket, which is quite a win considering the size of Iran. A Pentagon spokesman refused to comment on the matter when asked to do so.
However, Gen. Joseph Votel suggested, “I think it’s pretty clear to us that they were trying to use that exercise to send a message to us that as we approach this period of the sanctions, they had some capabilities.”
Meanwhile, Iran shows how dishonest their leadership can be by opining that since they are “called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology” in the deal, that does not mean “forbidden.”
They are merely “called upon” or asked not to do so. They do not view it as a mandate, as they had agreed to when it was signed.
This was the screed given to the world by former President Obama and then-Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Last January, a failed launch From Iran already was grounds for Mr. Donald Trump to put the radical Islamic Republic “on notice.” That fact right there is enough evidence to show that Iran was acting erratically before the White House pulled the plug on the deal.
Now, as Iran acts out further, it may be that they will be sanctioned out of profit or, God forbid, something worse. Hopefully, they see the error of their ways quite soon.
I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration. The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 8, 2018
— Jack Hunter (@jackhunter74) August 10, 2018