Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - April 16, 2006 - US has planned since 2003 to invade Iran
Posted on 04/16/2006 5:13:55 PM PDT by freedom44
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WASHINGTON/TEHRAN: The US has prepared several plans to attack Iran since 2003, a former intelligence expert with the US military reported Sunday in the Washington Post.
According to security analyst William Arkin, the US Central Command has been devising war scenarios with Iran at least since May 2003, shortly after the US-led invasion of neighbouring Iraq.
One of the possible campaigns, entitled TIRANNT (theatre Iran near term) dealt with clash of US and Iranian ground troops, taking into account US experiences in its recent Iraq invasion, Arkin said.
In addition, the US drew up plans for missile attacks on Iran as well as held war games in cooperation with Britain "under a Caspian Sea scenario that could also pave the way for northern operations against Iran".
In response to reported US military threats, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said the US was not "in a position to start another regional crisis" due to its problematic involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Any Caspian sea scenario would need approval from Russia and surronding CIS states. A northern front, therefore, can be ruled out.
The planning for the invasion of Iran should have started on November 4, 1979 and carried out the moment we had enough troops in the area. Obviously, the traitor Carter never was going to do that; however, Reagan should have bombed them back into the stone ages on January 21, 1981.
Since 2003??? You mean that then president Carter didn't have a plan to invade and free the hostages? For all the money we give to them, the Pentagon BETTER have plans to invade just about anywhere for a whole host of scenarios. Therefore, it is a pretty lame headline when you think about it. Which means either there is an agenda behind sensationalizing a routine military function ... or the reporter is just clueless.
Hope he wasn't typical of submariners.
And now a story that Iran is ready to attack us and British facilities with 40,000 suicide bombers if their "peaceful" nuclear program is attacked. Wow - 40,000 suicide bombers, the bulk of the program buried under hardened bunkers, etc. seems like an awful lot to protect a "peaceful" nuclear program. Who do they think theyre kidding?!?! It seems that if Ahdmadinajad doesnt make a provocative statement against us or Isreal at least several times a day, somethings wrong. I know theyre trying to draw us into a fight, but how much longer do we sit around and take this garbage? Theyre making North Korea look like pacifists!!
Planning and war games like this go on almost every day for almost every imaginable military situation in almost every corner of the globe. This really isn't much of a revelation.
"Reagan should have bombed them back into the stone ages on January 21, 1981."
Well first of all they released the hostages on that date (I believe)... secondly he didn't want a military confrontation with them because they were a useful bulwark against the Soviets.
And I'll bet we've got something in store for North Korea, too.
I would hope that the plan has been going on since 1980.
The hostages were released just after noon on January 20th, by the 21st they were safely in Germany. By the time Reagan took office, the Soviets were totally bogged down in Afghanistan and wouldn't have done a thing about Iran.
Iam sure we have plans to invade a lot of counties. I would be disapointed in are Miltary if we didn't.
That would have been a very very small bomb.
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This will anger all the unemployed and poverty stricken Iranian people. (if they hear about it)
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Lugar, on the ABC television program This Week, said it was too soon to press hard for sanctions aimed at halting Irans suspected nuclear weapons program..."
"I think that would be useful ... the Iranians are a part of the energy picture. "......Maybe we need to focus our attention less right now on the centrifuges than on how power is going to come out..."
Lugar is either getting money from the regime or he's completely out of his mind. (the latter also covers RINO thinking)
He's the one who's been holding up the dispensing of funds for Iranian democratic opposition groups.
Lugar has been institutionalized by the beltway boys for decades now. He is like a resident of a longterm mental ward--he would be petrified by any change no matter how small.
Throughout the Cold War the US had war plans drawn up against Warsaw Pact countries and the Soviet Union, including plans for preemptive strikes. We didn't use any of them. Just because we have plans drawn up, doesn't mean we're going to use them. Prudence and logic would dictate that plans be drawn up so that if we had to do something about a certain country, then we would have a plan ready to go. But then, prudence and logic escape most Liberals.
We've had plans to attack Iran before 2003. Even Jimmah Carter had one, sort of.
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