February 13, 2006
Is US Preparing Military Blitz Against Iran's Nuclear Sites?Topics: Iran
The News Telegraph (UK) is reporting that strategists at the Pentagon are drawing up plans for "devastating bombing raids backed by submarine-launched ballistic missile attacks" against Iran's nuclear sites as a "last resort" to block Teheran's efforts to develop an atomic bomb. According to one of those proverbial "senior Pentagon advisers," the planning is more than "just the standard military contingency assessment." It's taken on much greater urgency in recent months." According to the report, "Central Command and Strategic Command planners are identifying targets, assessing weapon-loads and working on logistics for an operation, the Sunday Telegraph has learnt."
Although this news comes as no surprise, and has been reported before now (CNN reported back in January 2005 that the U.S. was planning for a possible attack), this is either louder saber-rattling or the U.S. is getting both more serious and more concerned about the timing of Iran's development of nuclear weaponry. As Senator John McCain is quoted in the newsTelegraph.com piece, "There is only only one thing worse than the United States exercising a military option and that is a nuclear-armed Iran."
In this case (I don't always agree with the guy), Senator McCain is probably right (Senator Joe Lieberman apparently agrees with him). And on balance, the U.S. doesn't have much of a choice: Up to 10,000 Iranians killed in an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, against millions of Americans dying and the anihalation of Israel. Not a good choice, either way, but a choice that could be forced upon the U.S. by a radical Islamic regime that doesn't think like the rest of humanity (Some have argued that Iran's understanding of military victory differs from that of the West, deriving from Islamic precepts of matyrdom and righteousness, and that consequently traditional threats of nuclear retaliation might not deter Iranian use of special weapons.) We're looking at a no brainer!
To make matters far worse, if we can believe a July 2005 WorldNet Daily report, according to captured al-Qaida leaders and documents, there is supposedly a plan called the "American Hiroshima" that involves the multiple detonation of nuclear weapons already smuggled into the U.S. over the Mexican border with the help of the MS-13 street gang and other organized crime groups. If such attacks were to be supported by Iran, a very likely possibility, the U.S. could suffer millions of deaths by what's already "out there," so it doesn't take much of an imagination to understand what a nuclear Iran with atomic weaponry to threaten the U.S. with and/or pass around to terrorists could do to "kill millions, destroy the economy and fundamentally alter the course of history."
So given the terrible and difficult choice of 10,000 Iranians dying, or millions of Americans and the anihalation of Israel, what would you do? As I said, not an easy choice, but the president of the United States of America and the leader of the free world has to prevent the course of history going in the direction of one big Islamic caliphate or an Islam-inspired nuclear holocaust that destroys civilization, all of it!
Posted by Richard at February 13, 2006 7:30 AM
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