LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - We must prepare for attack by Iran

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There is a possibility the United States will be attacked by Iran within the next two years. The Iranian leaders say they will conquer us and there is nothing we can do about it.

The attack would most likely be in the form of electro-magnetic pulse bombs.

Iran has already tested firing missiles from a barge. It could fire missiles with atomic warheads from container ships off the coast of the United States. Several reports I've seen say that one electro-magnetic pulse bomb detonated high in the atmosphere over the Midwest would destroy all electronics from coast to coast.

My guess is it would fire three, each over the major population centers on both coasts. I am not predicting it will happen but it is a distinct possibility.

What can we do about it? Diplomacy, sanctions and the possibility of mutual destruction have no effect on the Shiites in control in Iran. Their goal, after all, is to bring the return of the Mahdi, the 12th Imam, and see the end of the world.

To accomplish this they need to conquer Israel. The reason for attacking the U.S. is to ensure we will not defend Israel.

There are only two possibilities of deterring such an attack. The first is to aid the insurgents in Iran in toppling the current government in Iran. The second is to mount a massive invasion of Iran.

I do not see our present government doing the first option. The president offered no aid or comfort to the Iranian protesters during the uprisings in 2009.

With two wars going in the Middle East, the majority of U.S. citizens have no stomach for the second option.

The only option we have as citizens is to prepare for a major attack. We should store up emergency supplies of food, water, necessary medications, and fuel for heating and cooking.

The Emergency Management web site has a list of items to keep on hand for emergencies. Radios and TV will be useless. As will vehicles that use electronic ignitions. Horses, bicycles and vehicles that don't use electronic ignitions will be important for communications.

I sincerely hope I'm wrong.

Vic Phillips

Walla Walla

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