Will Iran Step Up To Its Rhetoric?

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has threatened, on a number of occasions, a war that “would know no boundaries” should the U.S. or Israel attacks his regime’s nuclear facilities. Now that reports of a massive explosion in the Fordow nuclear facility are being confirmed one wonders if President A has the juice to support the rhetoric. The Fordow facility is deep underground and reports have over 200 trapped by the explosion which occurred last Monday. The best information at this time indicates that light fixtures used in the facility may have contained high tech explosives responsive for the crisis.

Of interest are reports that have a significant delegation of North Koreans also at the site during the explosion to observe the feeding of uranium gas into six new sets of cascades consisting of 174 centrifuges.

While the President’s spokesman, Mr. Carney claims no verifiable knowledge of the explosions, he also questions the validity of the reports; WND.com reports that The Times of London and Germany’s Die Welt have confirmation from independent intelligence sources and are reporting the story widely. Other sources report that a barrier has been hastily constructed around the facility with the intent of keeping potential onlookers away from the site.

Iran has been the target of a ‘soft’ war against its nuclear program for some time. The Stuxnet virus was, unfortunately, widely reported. Reports have it, as well, that flawed materials and centrifuges were delivered to the Iranians by way of covert operations. Assassinations of nuclear scientists have occurred over the past two years as well as unconfirmed reports of other actions against nuclear facilities. Do these occurrences rate the label ‘attack’?

Is, as some suspect, the aggressive rhetoric of the Iranian regime nothing more than an attempt at rhetorical intimidation? The timing for Iran may is difficult as their key ally in the region, Syria, is mired in a civil war. Israel is taking significant defensive measures to protect themselves from retaliation by Iranian surrogates Hiz’bAllah and Hamas and Turkey continues its rise as a contender for regional hegemony. The sanctions are, finally, having impact despite the President Obama’s refusal to deepen the sanctions, and the potential for internal resistance against the regime is substantial.

Should the current reports be confirmed beyond doubt, Iranian nuclear ambitions will be pushed into the future. Israel has already extended their estimates of where the Iranian red line is to 2015 or 2016. One has to wonder if the Israeli revision was based on knowledge sure that these explosions would occur?

‘No boundaries’ apparently exists from “someone” else’s point of view as well.

  • Bill Hedges


    One reason I do not return NASTY FIRE to Bob was DD MAO. Although I hit REPORT BUTTON, COMPLAINED, even sent Nate a e-mail. All went by the wayside. Then I let loose IN KIND. Both of us got blamed with none of my WARNINGS meaning anything.

    Therefore the list. After EACH REMARK by Bob I print THIS GROWING LIST with no FIRE BACK:

    1. “Messaging Bob Jan 22nd, 2013 at 6:55 pm”

    Bob is ANOTHER DD Mao if not DD Mao. Name calling is his style when in trouble:


    2. “Messaging Bob Jan 25th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    “What are you babbling about? AND WHAT NAME DID I BRUISE YOUR TENDER EGO WITH NOW?”


    3. “ Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 4:15 pm


    “You deal in confusion and delusion…..you try to confuse your opponent and you are delusioned by the g.o.p”

    4. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    The term is “ducks in a row” but your delusion with the g.o.p. is still quacked up (sorry folks but I couldn’t pass that one up). Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 4:15 pm


    “You deal in confusion and delusion…..you try to confuse your opponent and you are delusioned by the g.o.p”

    5. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 4:51 pm”

    “No,No !!!!!! You missed my best line in my 4:38PM post about “legend in your own mind” and brain cells.”

    6. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 4:58 pm”

    “It figures you’re a republican you even screwed that up !”

    “The best of Bob should read:”You’re a legend in your own mind who is a day late and a few brain cells short”

    7. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 5:05 pm”

    “Thank you!”

    8. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 5:23 pm”

    “NO FAIR ! I OBJECT! number 3 and number 4 are the same post.”

    9. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 5:35 pm”

    “OK,OK,….IF YOU INSIST! I take back the joke about “quacked up”

    10. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 5:51 pm”


    “Thank you” would definatly be the worst !!!!!!!”

    11. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 27th, 2013 at 11:55 pm”

    “First off the article is from a recent “Fox News” website which hardly is left leaning.”

    “Secondly You would piss and moan if I said the sky is blue so I hardly give a darn what you think.”

    12. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 28th, 2013 at 12:15 am”

    “Life is to short to deal……….”you know the rest!”

    13. “Hearing The Hearings Bob Jan 29th, 2013 at 10:47 pm”

    ““Shhhh don’t say anything stupid”.”

  • Bill,


  • Bill Hedges

    Yes. “Seriously?????”

    Solution LAST TIME was ____ remove report button ____. Street vulgarity repeated & repeated by DD Mao. Finally when I responded IN KIND I’m equally guilty. While my complaints & email to Nate had gone nowhere. You don’t get ___ involved ___. Well there was “tedious”.

    Now you address ONLY ME. How ironic. I’m just recording the insults. Sure some are not insults BUT continued PORKING FUN after insulting. NO REPRISAL IN KIND.

    I can not PROVE but there are many indications that Bob IS DD Mao. Not THAT it really matters. Bob ignores mountains of contradicting evidence TOO.

    But stop PUNISHING the victim & protecting the criminal. At THE VERY LEAST ___ SEE NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL ___… TAKE pride in doing so… NONE of your affair RIGHT ? Your not the owner as you said ? You CAN’T draw attention to NATE. MAYBE NATE DOESN’T care ? IF no one CARES let the list grow. No harm in THAT. BETTER than the alternative of my FIRING BACK WORD FOR WORD …

    Check the “Seriously?????” at the coat room before entering this site…

  • Bill Hedges

    Not PORKING BUT poking…

  • You really need to get over it. I don’t even read your posts anymore, it just get’s horrifically boring. I have the sense you drive people off the site, can’t prove it but constant confrontation does not make for civil discouse.

  • Bill Hedges

    Not surprised to see you ignored my answer to your “Seriously?????”

  • What does that tell you???

  • Bill Hedges

    I gave my answer & THE TONE is self-evident. YOU EARNED it.

    “What does that tell you???”

    It tells me you read my remark & you know for a fact IS TRUE. No ability to justify your actions against my charges. Silent you should stay NOW. You could LEARN for future actions. Take it as a learning experience. You see a small leak THEN FIX while SMALL.

    I take little stock in what people say about their private life especially their job. YOU were involved in mediation ?!? You think I would consider you a fair one by your latest comments ? Your long standing NO INVOLVEMENT POLICY. IF, if, if TRUE then NOW jump me WITH with these latest remark ? (Crawl back under you blankly. Head under the covers) . I’d say YOU HAVE NO RIGHT to judge. Your part of the PROBLEM not solution. A example, a child sinking in deep ocean you see from the beginning but wait until 10,000 yards deep before action. 5 feet under you have a very good chance of saving alive. Your choice of action WATCH. You earned NO RIGHT to judge. Your part of the problem. Early action could have saved the ongoing situation but NO.

    If you are going to be just AN OBSERVING then stay that. Don’t NOW come from behind the BUSH and make your judgment call against ME ignoring the actions of Bob. This, of course, is just my opinion & you do what you will as unfair as it is for you to give.

    You earned no righteous indignation. Your actions, LACK OF, fostered THE PROBLEM. Join the circle of SHAME…I OFTEN repeat myself for those to blind to see…

  • Bill Hedges

    If you are going to be just AN OBSERVING CHANGE TO observer…

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