Imran Khan surprised his detractors on Sunday by holding a massive public meeting, described by political observers as one of the biggest rallies held in Lahore over the past two decades. And in a hard-hitting speech he asked the rulers to declare their assets and threatened a civil disobedience movement and a countrywide blockade Read More…
Western intelligence known Iran Has Nuclear Weapons for years,like WMD in Iraq.
needed a nuclear bomb because if Saddam were to get his own, he would use it against Iran. At that time, the two countries were at war.
Mohsen Rezaei, then-chief commander of the Guards, received permission from the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to start a covert program to obtain nuclear weapons, so the Guards contacted Pakistani generals and Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani nuclear scientist.
Commander Ali Shamkhani traveled to Pakistan, offering billions of dollars for a bomb, but ended up with a blueprint and centrifuges instead. The first centrifuge was transferred to Iran on Khomeini’s personal plane.
In a second but parallel attempt to amass nuclear weapons, Iran turned to the former Soviet republics. When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1990, Iran coveted thousands of tactical nuclear warheads that had been dispersed in the former republics.
Kazakhstan, which had a significant portion of the Soviet arsenal and is predominately Muslim, was courted by Muslim Iran with offers of hundreds of millions of dollars for the bomb. Reports soon surfaced that three nuclear warheads were missing. This was corroborated by Russian Gen. Victor Samoilov, who handled the disarmament issues for the general staff. He admitted that the three were missing from Kazakhstan.
Meanwhile, Paul Muenstermann, then vice president of the German Federal Intelligence Service, said Iran had received two of the three nuclear warheads and medium-range nuclear delivery systems from Kazakhstan. It also was reported that Iran had purchased four 152 mm nuclear shells from the former Soviet Union, which were reportedly stolen and sold by former Red Army officers.
To make matters worse, several years later, Russian officials stated that when comparing documents in transferring nuclear weapons from Ukraine to Russia, there was a discrepancy of 250 nuclear weapons.
Last week, Mathew Nasuti, a former U.S. Air Force captain who was at one point hired by the State Department as an adviser to one of its provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq, said that in March 2008, during a briefing on Iran at the State Department, the department’s Middle East expert told the group that it was “common knowledge” that Iran had acquired tactical nuclear weapons from one or more of the former Soviet republics.
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, an experienced intelligence officer and recipient of a Bronze Star, told me that his sources say Iran has two workable nuclear warheads.
An editorial in Kayhan, the Iranian newspaper directly under the supervision of the Office of the Supreme Leader, last year warned that if Iran were attacked, there would be nuclear blasts in American cities.
Despite knowing that Iranian leaders were seeking nuclear weapons, Western leaders chose to negotiate and appease with the hope of reaching a solution with Iran. Nearly three years into President Obama’s administration, we must acknowledge that the policies of first a carrot of good will and then a stick of sanctions have neither stopped the Iranians with their nuclear program nor have they deterred their aggressive posture. The Iranian leaders today, despite four sets of United Nations sanctions, continue with their missile and nuclear enrichment program, and they have enough enriched uranium for six nuclear bombs, according to the latest International Atomic Energy Agency report.
The Revolutionary Guards now have more than 1,000 ballistic missiles, many pointed at U.S. military bases in the Middle East and Europe. The Guards also have made great strides in their intercontinental missile delivery system under the guise of their space program. As I revealed earlier, nuclear weapons-capable warheads have been delivered to the Guards, and Iran’s supreme leader has ordered the Guards to arm their missiles with nuclear payloads. Iran’s navy also has armed its vessels with long-range surface-to-surface missiles and soon will expand its mission into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
“History suggests that we may already be too late to stop Iran’s nuclear bomb. Why do we suppose Iran cannot accomplish in 20 years of trying – with access to vast amounts of unclassified data on nuclear-weapons design and equipped with 21st-century technology – what the U.S. accomplished in three years during the 1940s with the Manhattan Project?” asks nuclear weapons expert Peter Vincent Pry, who served in the CIA and on the EMP Commission, and is now president of EMPact America.
Mr. Pry concludes that Iran only needs a single nuclear weapon to destroy the United States. A nuclear EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack could collapse the national electric grid and other critical infrastructures that sustain the lives of 310 million Americans.
Are we ready to finally realize what the goals and the ideology of the jihadists in Tehran are and take appropriate action against them? The Iranian people themselves, who oppose the dictatorial mullahs, for years have asked us to do so. Thousands of them have lost their lives to show us the true nature of this regime. We must act before it’s too late.
Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA spy who is a fellow with EMPact America and the author of “A Time to Betray,”
A U.S. official says all 13 NATO service members killed in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital were American troops. The official confirmed the nationalities shortly after NATO issued a statement saying that 13 of its forces were killed in Saturday’s blast. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which also killed four Afghans, including a policeman. A suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy on the outskirts of Kabul on Saturday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred near Darulaman Palace, the bombed-out seat of former Afghan kings on the southwest outskirts of the capital. It was the deadliest of two attacks in the day that targeted either the U.S.-led coalition or Afghan government offices in the country.
As many as 25 top-level trainers of the US-NATO invading troops got killed in martyrdom operation carried out a martyrdom-seeking Mujahid of the Islamic Emirate Kabul City, the capital of the country on Saturday.Mujahid Abd-ur-Raman with indomitable courage and true spirit of faith slammed his vehicle stuffed with some 700 explosive at the vehicle carrying the US-NATO trainers who used to train the local puppets at about 11:00 am Dar-ul-Aman area in the heart of Afghan capital killing and wounding several dozens of the US-NATO high-ranking invaders and blowing their vehicles to pieces besides destroying a vehicle of the local police escorting the invaders’ vehicle. A number of the security puppets were killed in the attack. A passer-by was, however, martyred and three more got hurt in the operation.Zabihullah Mujahid
Babur Cruise Missile is low flying, terrain hugging missile with high maneuverability, pin point accuracy and radar avoidance features. It can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads and has stealth capabilities. It also incorporates the most modern cruise missile technology of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC).A special feature of today’s launch was the validation of a new multi tube Missile Launch Vehicle (MLV) during the test.
The captain of an Iran Air Boeing 727 has managed to land his aircraft at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport even though its nose landing gear failed to unfold. Hooshang Shahbazi’s piloting skill saved the lives of some 94 passengers and 19 crew members.
Russian radar sniffers has delivered to Iran highly-advanced Avtobaza truck-mounted systems, Game Changer
Moscow has sold Iran the highly-advanced Avtobaza truck-mounted systems which are capable of jamming aircraft radar and the electronic guidance instruments of attacking missiles. The detectors, called 1L222 Avtobaza, passively collect electromagnetic radiation from surrounding airspace and identify its sources. Those include side-looking airborne radars used in combat aircraft, targeting radars of air-to-surface weapons, and radars used to guide aircraft flying at extremely low altitudes. This deal, announced in Moscow
Tuesday, Oct. 25, substantially boosts Russian military assistance to the Islamic Republic.
debkafile’s military sources: These radar jammers are a component of Russia’s most sophisticated anti-aircraft and electronic warfare system for the early warning of approaching assault planes and missiles.
Avtobaza is only part of the complete system. Its job is to transmit incoming information via optic fibers to separate electronic command centers and central air defense commands which then act to foil air or missile attacks.
Arguing that the weapon is purely defensive, Moscow claimed its sale to Iran does not violate the UN Security Council weapons embargo against Iran.
However, the US and Israel are reported to suspect a Russian stratagem whereby the Avotbaza jammers are only the first part of the deal, to be followed by the delivery to Iran of the full ELINT-electronic signals intelligence system. The full system would enable Iran to identity and react to any aerial or missile movements – not only over its territory but in the skies of the entire Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.
debkafile’s military sources describe the Avrobaza system as able to simultaneously detect and electronically jam 60 targets within a 150-kilometer radius at angles ranging 360 degrees on 20 minutes notice.
Western suspicions were alerted by the way the Russians announced the transaction.
It was made by Konstantin Biryulin, head of a department in the Russian Defense Ministry, a departure from the usual practice of announcing these transactions through spokesmen of Russia arms export industry agencies outside the government ministry.
debkafile’s sources in Moscow take this to mean that the Kremlin will henceforth treat arms sales to Iran as a strategic matter for senior security echelons to handle. They expect such deals with Syria to be upgraded in the same way.
In his statement, Biryulin stressed, “Russia has sent a set of mobile radar jammers to Iran and is negotiating future deliveries.” He did not say how many jammers were in the contract or what other weapons were under negotiation with Tehran.
American and Israeli notice was also piqued by another of Biryulin’s remarks:
“We are not talking about jets, submarines or even S-300 (missile) systems,” he said. “We are talking about providing security for the Iranian state.”
Our Moscow sources take this also as the Kremlin’s notice that this time it will not surrender to US and Israeli pressure for calling off the Avtobaza deal in the same way as it revoked its contract with Iran for supplying S-300 missiles. From now on, Russia is undertaking responsibility for providing Iran with the defensive hardware it needs for its national security.
Implied in this undertaking is another message: Russia will not stand for American or any other Western attacks on Iran or Syria like the NATO operation which overthrew Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.
Kvant 1L222 Avtobaza ELINT System
Rosoboronexport Description (Cite):
- equipment vehicle based on the Ural-43203 chassis with the K1.4320 van
- ED2x16-T230P-1VAS electric power generator in the K1.4320 van on the Ural 4310 chassis
The ELINT system displays on the TV screen acquired targets with data on their direction finding, angular coordinates (azimuth and elevation), radiation signal parameters (carrier frequency, duration, pulse repetition frequency) and radar type classification (sidelooking, fire control, low-altitude flight control radar). The APUR automated jamming control system is fed with target data (frequency band number according to frequency assignment of jamming systems, type of emitting radars and their angular coordinates) via cable at a range of up to 100 metres.
Russian sources have reported the development of the Valeria E which appears to be Russian designed and built replacement for the Czechoslovak KRTP-86/91 Tamara series of emitter locating systems. To date no imagery of the antenna system and vehicles has been published.
The system is intended to detect, track and identify airborne emitters, including radars and support jamming aircraft, from VHF through to the Ku/Ka bands. A cylindral wideband phased array antenna is employed.
Cited Capabilities (Rusarmy.com):
- Automatic detection and measurement of emitter coordinates (range, azimuth, angle of elevation, altitude and velocity vector);
- Determining emitter and platform kinematic parameters (air-space, ground and surface);
- Recognition of the type and class of targets from their emissions, classification of objectives in terms of threats and priorities for their destruction;
- Locating opposing ground based emitters;
- MASINT/ELINT collection tasks;
- Threat warning and raid warning;
- Enemy Electronic OrBat analysis;
- Threat detection, tracking and cueing for fighter GCI and medium and long range SAM systems under conditions of jamming, and attack by anti-radiation missiles, cruise missiles, and low observable PGMs.
The Valeria E comprises at least four networked subsystems, one central processing and C3 cabin, and three antenna/receiver units. While each system provides a circular coverage footprint within which range, azimuth and elevation can be measured, it is intended that multiple systems be deployed with overlapping coverage. Elevated terrain is recommended to improve coverage. The networked components are typically sited at 10 to 35 km apart.
Frequency coverage [GHz]
0.15 to 18 / 0.15 to 48
|Диапазон прослушивания УКВ связи, МГц
VHF band coverage [MHz]
|Зона обзора (относительно ЦП):
по дальности, км
по азимуту, град.
по высоте, км
|Рубежи обнаружения целей по собственным излучениям (БРЛС) и ПАП, км:
Emitter coverage [km]:
на высоте, м:
по целям AN/APY-1
|800-850 (до 1000 при наличии прямой видимости)
800-850 (up to 1000 LOS permitting)
|Точность определения местоположения по сигналам БРЛС:
Emitter locating accuracy:
по дальности, км
по азимуту, угл. мин.
по высоте (усредненная по трассе) на участке, м:
0- 250 км
0- 500 км
|Количество одновременно сопровождаемых целей
Number of tracked targets
|трассы, параметры траекторий движения и типы целей и ПАП
tracks, kinematic parameters, type of emitter and mode
|Потребляемая мощность, кВт:
Power consumption [kW]
|не более 16|
|не более 15|
|Среднее время наработки на отказ, ч
|Дежурная смена для мобильного варианта, чел.
Crew complement of mobile variant
|Количество транспортных единиц
Number of vehicles (mobile/transportable variant)