Israel National News has an Op=Ed column titled ‘The 100% Sharia Compliant Iranian EMP Nuclear Weapon‘. In it the writer discusses the false hopes that have been generated by Islamic clerics who called nuclear weapons a ‘Grave sin’.
Most importantly, the United States apparently gave great gravitas and optimistic meaning to Khamenei’s informal talk.
In direct response, in the run-up to the latest round of P5+1 talks in Istanbul, the US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton characterized the “grave sin” statement as the very basis of the P5+1 Talks by stating, “We are meeting with the Iranians to discuss how to translate what is stated belief into a plan of action.”
But, others in Iran have called nuclear weapons used for an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) strike to be just fine, in fact Sharia compliant.
Mullah Mohsen Gharavian, a disciple of the ultra-conservative Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, widely regarded as the cleric closest to Iran’s new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, issued an actual religious fatwa that it is “only natural” to have nuclear bombs as a “countermeasure” against other nuclear powers. (2/16/06 The Telegraph, “Iranian fatwa approves use of nuclear weapons” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/1510900/Iranian-fatwa-approves-use-of-nuclear-weapons.html)”
The writer then goes on to quote a leading North Korean Spokesman:
Nuclear war is Kim Jong-il’s game plan
By Kim Myong Chol
The third possible attack, a high-altitude detonation of hydrogen bombs that would create a powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP), would disrupt the communications and electrical infrastructure of the US, the whole of Japan, and South Korea.
Many of the essential systems needed to survive war would be knocked out, as computers are instantly rendered malfunctioning or unusable.
(See 6/12/09 Asia Times, Nuclear war is Kim Jong-il’s game plan, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/KF12Dg01.html)“
There is a lot more in the article, including more references and links. It appears that our moonbat administration has officially adopted the tactic of keeping their heads in the sand rather than seeing the potential problem for what it is.
We can only hope that that changes this year.