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January 17, 2006

Scary Stuff - 'The Coming Of The Bomb'

Topics: Iran

From Wretchard at the Belmont Club:

(...) Readers may want to download and read Getting Ready For A Nuclear-Ready Iran, from the US Army War College. It's a wide ranging discussion of the entire Iranian nuclear weapons issue set within the larger context of nonproliferation strategy. The basic premise is that it probably impossible for the US to stop an Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, short of a full-scale invasion. And once Iran acquires nuclear weapons it will simply be a matter of time before Arab states follow.

(...) Iran's acquisition of a nuclear weapon may have more than regional significance. It could mark the final end of efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and provide Islamic terrorism with a nuclear deterrent. Islamic terrorism will literally be a Great Power. The study comes to the conclusion that only a regime change will remove the sinister edge from these developments.

Like I said, very scary stuff. Read it all ...

As Steve Forbes says in his Fact and Comment editorial in this week's Forbes magazine: Military action may be the only option left on the table to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapons program. And there should be little doubt that when, and if, Iran develops a nuclear weapon it would not hesitate to use it against either the United States or our allies.

In light of this, you might want to know more about CONPLAN 8022 - now "Global Strike." In other words, we're ready!

Related: Is Washington Planning a Military Strike?

Recent reports in the German media suggest that the United States may be preparing its allies for an imminent military strike against facilities that are part of Iran's suspected clandestine nuclear weapons program.

Posted by Richard at January 17, 2006 6:21 PM

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