Here at Incoming Bytes I like to touch on important strange subjects at times. Interesting ones, timely gamesmanship, and even dangerous ones, the unthinkable. How about left-overs, whispers from the past, ghosts subjected to alarm bells by
Back in May, 2011 the Washington Times reported Iran was playing with the idea of a missile base in Venezuela. Right there in Hugo's back yard, reportedly, was to be built a
It's not news as such that N. Korea, complete with unknown, untested, --and perhaps even
It is a contemporary international guessing game whether Iran will soon have them too, but no matter. WMD to be or not to be, been there, done that, --but that is not the question.
The question must be, would the arrogant Hugo Chavez help the itchy international rogue state of Iran ---or even starving, nuclear-equipped North Korea use the missiles to deliver nuclear warheads to the continental United States?
Theoretically they could use mid-range missiles to deliver nuclear warheads and cause a real headache if one or more of the nasty gadgets actually works and the steering is aimed correctly both with malice and intent. Neither of the players is on "our" side.
So, is Iran placing short-range missiles in Venezuela with the approval of Hugo Chavez, or is the Iranian madman's eternal flap a ruse to distract the world while N. Korea quietly places nukes in Venezuela? We know they 'work' together. Do they 'play' together too?
Is Hugo pretending nobody will notice ?
The Stonegate Institute seemed to be pretty concerned already back in 2010.
Was this, or is this, another "Cuban missile crisis wannabe?"
Has President Obama got his eye on Hugo playing 'big boy' in Iran's Venezuelan playground?--- Or is it really a serious Korean workshop covered by Chavez's gaming, devious subterfuge?
Shall we listen? Is this news in the making or just another hiccup in an already contentious world ? Just a thought -- while North America is sound asleep or pretending to be.
Is that Incoming I hear?
*photo originally from Military Strategy Page