On December 17, 2011, Israel’s YNet News broke the story of Iran’s successful attack on a CIA satellite. The news sent shock waves around the intelligence world. On the heels of Iran hacking into and hijacking a top secret U.S. drone, the ground-to-space laser attack has some U.S. Department of Defense analysts jaws dropping.
According to military insiders, the capability of the Islamic state to launch such an attack was not even on the U.S. intelligence community’s radar.
Iran and North Korea at war with United States
The Republic of Iran has been at war with the United States of America since 1979. Now the belligerent rogue state is ramping up its attacks against the world’s lone superpower. According to reports, its latest act of war—a stunning attack against a U.S. CIA satellite—blinded the intelligence agency’s asset with a high-powered laser burst. The precision attack, a first for the Islamic country, shocked military experts and revealed a new level of military sophistication by the rogue Islamic country.
During 2011, the powers in Tehran, Iran’s capital, have worked to subvert U.S. interests and undermine the winding down war in Iraq. The leaders in Iran also forged stronger ties with the leaders in Pyongyang, North Korea—another state in a declared war with the U.S.—and the two “axis of evil” countries are hard at work jointly advancing missile and nuclear weapons.
The EMP Doomsday weapon
Some security analysts claim the two rogue states are working to create a Doomsday weapon for use against their common enemy: delivering and detonating an electromagnetic pulse weapon (EMP) powered by an airborne nuclear blast designed to destroy America’s fragile 21st Century technology and infrastructure and catapulting the superpower back into the 19th century.
Whether the joint efforts by the two rogue states will produce an EMP weapon they can deliver is debatable, yet Iran is undeniably moving full speed ahead to catch up with its allies in Pyongyang and improve their missile technology while acquiring atomic weapons.
Military analysts now claim that North Korea posses between six to ten low-yield atomic bombs. The late Kim Jong-il publicly announced the intention of mating their nuclear weapons to missile warheads and most intelligence analysts agree that the shift of power to Jong-il’s son, 29-year-old Kim Jong Eun will not dampen the militarized country’s enthusiasm for either saber-rattling or the development of advanced weapons systems.
Ground-based laser weapon changes geopolitical terrain
Privately, Western military intelligence concedes that if Iran has developed or acquired a ground-based laser weapons system that the geopolitical terrain has significantly changed. It also ratchets up the degree of urgency underlying the ongoing Western powers efforts to stop Iran’s development of nuclear weapons.
How did Iran acquire advanced laser technology? Some European analysts believe the laser system was provided by either the Russian Federation or Peoples Republic of China. Analysts doubt Iran developed the sophisticated weapon on its own