The Next Mid-East Crisis:

The Next Mid-East Crisis:
Swiss America Special Report ~ 2007
[Note: Recent news reports confirm the contents of this special report]

BBC, Feb. 20, 2007, US 'Iran attack plans' revealed

US contingency plans for air strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites and include most of the country's military infrastructure. The USS John C Stennis is being deployed to the Persian Gulf.

Diplomatic sources have told the BBC that as a fallback plan, senior officials at Central Command in Florida have already selected their target sets inside Iran. Full story.

The Sunday Times, Jan 7, 2007

Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran
Uzi Mahnaimi, New York and Sarah Baxter, Washington

ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.

Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources. FULL STORY

Swiss America Special Report
Red Alert! Red Alert!

Unprecedented and historic events are unfolding daily in the Middle East, but nowhere is the threat more serious than in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

If the world does not stop Iran from achieving its nuclear goals, then Israel will likely take matters into it's own hands.

Islamo-fascism is a disease worse than cancer that is going to kill our nation unless we fight it and kill it first.

Israeli intelligence estimates are that when Iran begins enriching uranium again, the red flashing light should go off. Once the mullahs reach the "point of no return," they can produce bombs on a constant basis – not just one or two, but a steady stream of atomic weapons. The "point of no return" is defined as the moment when Iran has everything it needs to make a bomb, such that even a military attack couldn't stop them. That point is imminent.

Nuclear proliferation is the most serious international security threat the world faces today. When the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union imploded, many Americans thought the risk of nuclear war had been greatly reduced. But today, because of terrorism, the threat of a nuclear attack on a major city in the United States, Israel or somewhere else in the world may be higher than ever.

This threat is only increased as terror-sponsoring states achieve nuclear capability. Iran, arguably the leading terror-sponsoring state in the world, is about to join that club. With assessments that the Iranian nuclear program could come to fruition as early as March 2007, the window of opportunity for diplomatic sanctions is rapidly vanishing. Iran recently announced plans to use 100,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium as part of its “nuclear program.” (See Iran nears industrial nuke-fuel production -FT, 2/20/07)

Can't We Just Negotiate?

Diplomats from the six countries, including Britain, France, Germany and China, have been attempting to write the draft resolution for almost three months, but still there is no agreement. In the meantime, Iran draws closer day by day to fulfilling its dream of wiping out Israel, the U.S. and anyone else standing in the way of Islamic domination.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted the collapse of Israel, the U.S. and Britain over Thanksgiving weekend, saying: "the collapse and crumbling of your devilish rule has started."

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said recently that the world had reached "the pivotal moment of truth" in dealing with Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency recently found traces of plutonium and enriched uranium at an Iranian nuclear waste site.

The New York Times, 11/29/06 reports...
"The six world powers seeking to rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions are circulating a significantly weakened draft for a United Nations Security Council resolution against Tehran’s nuclear program, in a bid to keep their fragile coalition from falling apart.

The new text under consideration has dropped all mention of sanctions against Iran’s first nuclear power plant at Bushehr, according to European diplomats. But Russia, which has been helping to build the power plant with the Iranians, balked."

Sanctions against Iran have not worked in the past, nor have negotiations. Neither are likely to produce a solution in the future.

Israel understands the fundamental worldview of Iranian leadership requires jihad. These religious fanatics will use any and all means, including lying and deception (called taqiyya or kithman in the Islamic faith), to justify wiping out Israel and the U.S. So even if an "agreement" is reached, how do we know we can trust Iran if their religion allows them to lie and deceive?

Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of ATOMIC IRAN, wrote back in July 2005...
"If Ahmadinejad, the new order-boy of the mullahs, does change nuclear negotiators, watch out. Iran has never stopped their secret weapons program. An atomic 9-11 unleashed either upon Tel Aviv or a major U.S. city remains their goal. With the mullahs in power, we should all feel insecure. Lying is nothing new to the mullahs – neither is supporting terrorism worldwide."

How serious does Israel take nuclear Iran?

President Bush recently said the possibility that Israel would carry out a strike against Iran's nuclear installations "should not be ruled out, if such an attack were to take place, he would understand it."

The Jerusalem Post, Nov. 28, 2006 reports:
"In an open letter, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged the American people Wednesday to demand the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and reject what he called the US government's "blind support" for Israel and its "illegal and immoral" actions in fighting terrorism.

What has blind support for the Zionists by the US administration brought for the American people?" Ahmadinejad asked. "It is regrettable that for the US administration, the interests of these occupiers supersedes the interests of the American people and of the other nations of the world."

CNN's Glenn Beck Show recently asked Binyamin Netanyahu, author of Terrorism: How the West Can Win and former Israeli Prime Minister his views on Iran:
"Iran is racing to build nuclear power plants. They don't need nuclear power plants. They are seeking to build nuclear weapons. These bombs are aimed at Israel. But they don't intend to just hit Israel. Iran is gearing up to produce 25 atomic bombs a year, 250 bombs in a decade. The missiles already reach into every European capital and they are blooming to reach the eastern seaboard of the U.S., i.e., New York City, the studio we're sitting in."

Dr. Jerome Corsi wrote in a personal email received on Nov. 28, 2006...
"What frightens me now are the six unfulfilled predictions I wrote about in ATOMIC IRAN may also come true.
1. Russia and China will develop a military alliance with Iran through the framework of the developing Shanghai Cooperation Agreement. Iran will also enter into a military security pact with Cuba and Venezuela.

2. Iran is right now installing 3,000 centrifuges at Natanz. I believe these centrifuges will be more advanced than the P-2 centrifuge, based on a new design developed by Iran.

3. Iran will announce before March 2007 that their nuclear scientists and technicians are able to produce highly-enriched, weapons-grade Uranium-235

4. Radical cleric Ayatollah Yazdi will be elected Supreme Leader in 2007, replacing Ayatollah Khamenei, the current Supreme Leader. This will be the first time the Islamic Republic of Iran replaces a Supreme Leader who is still alive.

5. Israel will conclude that U.S. diplomacy with Iran has failed. Fearing an atomic 9/11 over Tel Aviv, Israel will use tactical nuclear weapons in a pre-emptive strike against Iran.

6. The U.S. military will support Israel in a military strike against Iran, with Israel leading the attack."

Can Anything Be Done?

All this is yet preventable, according to Dr. Corsi...
"The Bush administration continues to miss a historic opportunity. The Ahmadinejad regime, despite the obvious continued belligerence, has never been more vulnerable to the type of internal dissent that could cause regime change from within.

Iran today remains the main terror master in the world. Iran has now rearmed Hezbollah and increased their funding to Hamas in the Gaza. The improvised explosive devices used in Iraq today are designed in Iran, as reported by ABC News on 11/30/06.

As Iraq becomes more violent day by day, the main beneficiary of continued chaos in that country remains Iran. We will never have peace in Iraq or in Israel as long as Iran remains in the grip of their radical Shi’ite revolution.

Yet, even after Congress has passed the Iran Freedom Support Act, the State Department under Secretary Rice’s direction still refuses to declare that regime change is our policy with regard to Iran. If only the Bush administration would fund the many ex-patriot Iranian groups that want to bring freedom to Iran, the Ahmadinejad regime could be placed under increasing domestic pressure even today.

Negotiating with Iran will only strengthen the Ahmadinejad regime when what we should be doing is encouraging and funding those Iranians in the U.S. and around the world who could knowledgably bring positive change within their own country."

How can Americans prepare?

Americans underestimate how these martyrdom-seeking fanatics can impact our delicate geopolitical and economic balance. Understanding terrorism involves complex religious and economic factors. The risks of an Israeli first strike on Iran to Americans are fivefold; 1) economic chaos, 2) geopolitical power struggle, 3) U.S. security breach, 4) financial unpreparedness, and 5) family unpreparedness

1) Economic chaos
Oil prices will rise above $100 a barrel if Iran disrupts traffic in the Strait of Hormuz. Last time they did so the price of oil skyrocketed overnight. The value of all paper currencies may be shattered as the dollar (already near lows) falls dramatically, pushing gold prices over $1,000/oz. U.S. stocks could fall 25% or more, taking the Dow below 10,000 as the financial markets grope to find stability despite the growing chaos. Recommendation: Diversify assets to include at least 10-25% precious metals and coins.

2) Geopolitical power shift
We should expect an Israeli strike on Iran to incite a major call for jihad by all terrorist organizations against both Israel and the U.S. and other allies. This event would create new alliances in the Mid-East and potentially create new wars. The U.S. would be limited in our ability to stabilize the region, as the world is now convinced we can not even control Iraqi violence. Recommendation: Support and pray for leadership.

3) U.S. security breach
We should expect terrorist "sleeper" cells within the U.S to be activated in an attempt to retaliate against U.S. citizens via multiple attacks. Targets may include; schools (as seen in Beslan Russia) trains (as seen in Madrid) or transportation (as seen in London). We could see Marshall Law established to control further terrorist acts in the U.S. which may result in arrest and detainment of all suspected terrorists. Recommendation: family preparedness (see below).

4) financial unpreparedness
"The U.S. government warned American private financial services of an al Qaeda call for a cyber attack against online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning on Dec. 1st," reports Reuters. Ask yourself, if you could not access funds on deposit in your bank or brokerage accounts for days, weeks or longer – how could you and your family get through? A cash stash? Precious metals are the currency of last resort in any crisis and are recognized as real money worldwide. For this reason alone gold and silver should be included in every American’s portfolio. Profit-potential is secondary when it comes to survival. As, Dr. Savage says, "Safety First!".

5) family unpreparedness
The AMERICAN RED CROSS released their latest study stating that "only one-third of Americans say that they have a basic family emergency plan — fewer than made the same claim a year ago. This alarming lack of preparedness is practically a disaster in itself."

In 2005 Swiss America released a 40-minute documentary CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO COUNTER TERRORISM. Narrated by PAT BOONE, the program advises families to take five basic steps of emergency preparation; 1) Have an Emergency Communications Plan, 2) Establish a Meeting Place, 3) Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit, 4) Stay Informed, 5) Financial Preparedness.

Reference/Further Study links:
U.S. warns of possible Qaeda financial cyber attack - Reuters
Ahmadinejad to Americans: Stop 'blind support' for Israel - AP
Iran Resolution Drops Mention of Sanctions -NYT
Mullahs' goal: Nuke terror in U.S. –WND Dr. Corsi
Ahmadinejad Predicts Collapse of Israel, U.S., U.K. - Bloomberg
CNN Exposes Islamic Incitement
Bush: I would understand if Israel chose to attack Iran
Alarm Over Iran's Threats No Exaggeration, Israeli Experts Say -CNS

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