Monday, September 03, 2007

A massive air strike against Iran has been planned

According to an article in the Times of London (this article is not likely to be withdrawn)

THE Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days, according to a national security expert.

Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security at the Nixon Center, said last week that US military planners were not preparing for “pinprick strikes” against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “They’re about taking out the entire Iranian military,” he said.

Read the entire article

Remember that Congress has already authorized any action President Bush feels is necessary to protect our troops in Iraq and President Bush has already asserted numerous times, without objection from Congress, that Iran is providing weapons and support to our enemies in Iraq. Also remember that the top 3 Democratic candidates for President are on record as not ruling out military strikes against Iran. In fact, all three refused to rule out their support for the use of nuclear weapons against Iran.

Since President Bush has already asserted that the actions of Iran are threatening our troops in Iraq he need not give any more advance notice or justification than he already has before the bombing starts. Since a massive and sudden bombing campaign is being planned this raises the possibility that the 1200 sites in Iran will be bombed before the American public is officially informed that military action will be taken.

In other words, to stop this we would need to take action before there is conclusive proof that an attack is planned, likely or even possible.

1 comment:

tacky said...

Unfortunately this scenario has been confirmed by a Congressperson I spoke to recently.
The president's surprise visit to Iraq does not bode well. He, perhaps is going to consult with the General P and get his blessing before he decides to wipe out Iran.
Our allies need to get on the Hotline and stop the madness.