Diego Garcia is an atoll some 1,000 nautical miles off the southern tip of India, and is part of the United Kingdom. It is part of the islands of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The U.S. Navy operates a support base, military air base, and space-tracking facility there. The British government operates their own classified facilities there as well.
An Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) adviser Mojtaba Zonnour (pictured at left) who is a senior official, was quoted for the record as saying “In the event of an irrational attack by the U.S., America’s military bases will not be safe from our missiles, whether in Bahrain or at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean”. This was quoted during a visit to Switzerland which entailed meetings to finalize a nuclear deal with the west. If Iran really can hit Diego Garcia with its ballistic missiles, it means they have an unconfirmed range in excess of 3,000 nautical miles. This is within the realm of possibility. What is his definition of “irrational attack”? I think it’s the same as their definition of terrorism.
From the time I first went into the service until the last days before my retirement Iran has been a thorn in our nations side. They are terrorists and relish in the deaths of our citizens. I have spent some time (too much time) in Diego Garcia on more than one occasion. It is isolated, and I don’t ever want to go back there. It is also an important operational and strategic Island for both the U.S. and U.K. If the Iranian chuckleheads and knuckleheads of state think for one second that a ballistic missile attack launched against facilities at Diego Garcia would ever actually strike it. They are wrong – it would be shot out of the sky long before getting to their target. The mere act would also lead to their swift annihilation by the U.S. and Iran’s population would be decreased by more than 60% in mere minutes. Their entire nation would be reduced to barbarians and mutated religious fanatics scraping through a mile-high mountain of radioactive corpses to gather up a meal. They truly are egotistical terrorists having a serious inferiority complex. They are, in fact, idiots. Iran is going to step on us one too many times and it’s going to be their destruction – by the U.S. or Israel, or both. Even the best side-show knife jugglers get cut eventually. Keep juggling you stupid dumb-asses, you’ll get cut.