U.S.S. John C. Stennis, a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group which Iran warned more than a month ago not to come back, has returned to the Strait of Hormuz. Last month, a U.S. aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln sailed through the Strait into the Persian Gulf to test Iran’s resolve.
The world took notice that the ships entered the area without any incident. Many people were expecting world war three, but not only did it failed to take military actions but Iran also retreated back to its holes.
Holes? Yes, The kind of holes Pentagon war planners have to conclude that their largest conventional bomb isn’t yet capable of destroying.
Apparently Iran thinks that these underground facilities and nuclear programs are far more important than starting a war hastily.
Since then, news outlets have been reporting that Iran has completed the development of a nuclear weapon and waiting for a signal from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to start assembling its first nuclear bomb.
The latest news from Reuters indicated that Iranian engineers have successfully neutralized the computer virus known as Stuxnet from their nuclear program, and thus, Iran could be on its way to continue producing new missile systems that was destroyed under the “mysterious” circumstances last November that has a range of 10,000 kilometers, which has the capability of reaching targets as far away as the United States.
News outlets are reporting that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to unveil several unspecified nuclear “achievements” on Wednesday. One of the achievements might have been their successful removal of the virus or development of computer software immune to external interferences.
Quoting a U.S. Navy commander in the Persian Gulf, Reuters reported that Iran has built up its military presence in the Gulf and prepared boats that could be used in suicide attacks.
Iran doesn’t do just the talking any more. It appears ready to get back in action.
A bomb attached to a car exploded in New Delhi, India on Monday, injuring the wife of an Israeli diplomat while she was driving. Also another car bomb in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi was defused. The attacks come after the deaths of a number of Iranian nuclear scientists, the most recent one on Jan. 11 in a car bombing incident in Tehran. Iran has called for a revenge on the death of this young scientist. For that reason, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for yesterday’s incidents.
A month ago, Israeli citizens were warned to stay away from Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, after news about suspected planning of a terrorist attack surfaced. Ten days ago the U.S. government lifted travel alert for possible terrorist attacks in Thailand.
Today, multiple bombs went off in central Bangkok, injuring five people and a man who blew off his own legs while trying to throw the bomb at police. Quoting Thai police, TIME reported the injured bomber in Bangkok was an Iranian and the police were searching for two other Middle Eastern men who had rented a house with the man in the Sukhumvit area of the capital about one month ago.