Sunday, February 12, 2006
Pentagon Planning Military Scourge Against Iranian Nuclear Sites
Strategists at the Pentagon, are planning bombings of Iran's nuclear sites, followed by submarine launched missile attacks, if diplomacy fails to stop Iran gaining an atomic bomb. This was uncovered in an article in the UK Telegraph.
I think both the US and Iran are using exactly the same strategy. It was done by Richard Nixon, during negotiations during the Vietnamese war. Make your opposition believe they are dealing with one crazy SOB, who'll use any tactic. This is a strategy to get concessions.
The US doesn't have the support of the UK on this. Prime Minister Tony Blair believes it would increase Islamic discontent around the world, and destroy any chance of diplomacy. The Oxford Research group in a study called Iran: Consequences of a War concluded, "A military response to the current crisis is a particularly dangerous option and should not be considered further. Alternative approaches must be sought, however difficult these may be." The fighting of a ground war after the bombing would require an additional 100,000 troops. The fighting would involve Israel, Lebanon and various Gulf States. The report predicted 10,000 Iranian scientists and technicians would die in the bombings.
In a similar briefing before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Oxford group predicted that Saddam Hussein's regime could easily be overwhelmed but that the country would become a hotbed of insurgency.
al-Sadr, a powerful Iraqi Shiite leader, with his own militia, was in Iran last week to express solidarity against a US or Israeli invasion.
This policy is not only a Rumsfield plan. It has bipartisan support.
Posted by Frank Partisan at 10:56 PM