Nov 1, 2008

Pentagon: Iran Will Soon Have Ability To Strike Europe, U.S.

By Joel C. Rosenberg

"The head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency said Friday that Iran was not far from attaining the means of using missiles against all of Europe and against the US in five to six years,” reports the Jerusalem Post, based on a story from Israel Radio. “Lt. Gen. Henry A. Obering III was speaking in Prague in an effort to convince the Czech Parliament to approve a US missile defense installation in the country’s territory. Obering warned against opposing the plan to build a radar base near Prague as part of a missile shield the US says would counter threats from Iran. But Obering said the US would still build its global missile shield - and has a plan B in hand. ‘There’s an urgency to getting the schedule on,’ Obering said. The Czech Parliament’s lower chamber on Wednesday began debating an agreement to give the US the go ahead for construction….A vote will likely take place next year.”