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“A Terminal World”
by Art Sadlier   
July 24th, 2011

Events and situations all around us indicate that the world as we now know it is coming to an end. There are many reasons we believe this, one of those reasons is the developing scenario in Iran.

America is focusing on its internal problems with its costly involvement in three wars. While the world worries about the global economy, Iran is making progress on three dangerous fronts: nuclear weapons, armed missiles and naval capability.

In spite of four sets of U.N. sanctions and pressure by the U.S. and Europe, Iran is continuing to expand its nuclear program. Iran has announced the installation of faster centrifuges has begun, and that they will soon triple the production of enriched uranium to 20 percent at the Fardo Nuclear Facility deep in the mountain near the city of Qom. It is believed that Iran will have enough highly enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb within two months and currently has enough low enriched uranium for three nuclear bombs.

Iran has developed missile delivery systems with a range of 1,200 miles and they now possess missiles from North Korea with a range of 2,000 miles which covers most of Western Europe.

In an alarming July 18 statement, Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayari said the Iranian navy plans on deploying warships in the Atlantic Ocean as part of a program to ply international waters. Strategists have noted that Iran can now launch a nuclear weapon to explode high over America as an EMP attack.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, president of EMPact America, who served on the congressional EMP Commission sounded a warning, "One nightmare scenario posed by the Commission to assess the threat to the United States from electromagnetic pulse was a ship-launched EMP attack against the United States by Iran. This would eliminate the need for Iran to develop an ICBM to deliver a nuclear warhead against the U.S., and could be executed clandestinely, taking the U.S. by surprise. Since an EMP attack entails detonating a nuclear weapon at high-altitude, in space, it leaves no bomb debris for forensic analysis, no fingerprints identifying the attacker. We might never figure out who hit us, assuming the nation survives and recovers from an EMP attack.”

The number of nations now seeking to develop or buy nuclear weapons is rapidly escalating. Pakistan is perhaps the most unstable country in the world and they posses several hundred nuclear weapons. North Korea is also one of the most radicalized countries, led by what many believe is a crazy man. They also have their finger on nuclear weapons with delivery systems and perhaps a willingness to sell them.

In the Mideast we are heading for a cataclysmic war that will change our world drastically. The threat of loss of oil supplies and the threat of economic chaos are enough to plunge our world into a dark abyss.

It is hard to see our world surviving as we now know it that which is looming on the near horizon.

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