August 26, 2011

Asking the right questions

Everyone knows the old proverb, "There's no such thing as a stupid question." This is as true today as it was the day that phrase was first coined far back in the distant past. There are no stupid questions. There are, however, irrelevant questions. Consider this article at DEBKA:

DEBKA File: Iran Stirs Up New Conflict

An Iranian backed terrorist organiztion in southern Iraq know as "Ketaeb Hizballah of Iraq", fired three SCUD missiles into Kuwait. I assume everyone remembers 1991 when Iraqi SCUD missiles and American Patriot missiles went head-to-head for the first time with somewhat mixed results? When Saddam Hussein's regime collasped, Ketaeb Hizballah claimed to have taken possession of Iraq's remaining SCUD missile inventory. If true, that means they also have possession of any remaining WMD warheads for these missiles (which would go a long way toward explaining why American forces did not find any WMDs after the regime collapsed).

The article above goes into great detail explaining why Ketaeb Hizballah chose this moment in time to fire three missiles into Kuwait. In all honesty, that question and its answer are both totally irrelevant. It does not matter "why", it only matters that they did. Having done so, it validates their claim to be in possession of SCUD missiles. The far more important questions would be, "How many functional SCUD systems do they have?" and "Do they also have possession of the missing chemical warheads for these missiles?"

It is extremely alarming to learn that an Iranian backed terrorist militia does indeed control at least some SCUD missiles. If we wait until they fire a few chemical warheads into downtown Kuwaiti city it will be too late. That is the worst way possible to learn that Pres. George Bush was indeed right and not only did Saddam Hussein have chemical weapons, those weapons are now in the hands of terrorists.