Skip to comments.Claim of US Preparation to Attack Iran
Posted on 09/19/2006 4:18:21 AM PDT by Flavius
Time magazine reported that the U.S. is hypothetically preparing for an armed conflict with Iran. The magazine asserted that the U.S. Army is preparing an air strike plan of 1,500 targets.
Based on information received from U.S. military authorities, Time magazine reported the Pentagons war plan prepared specifically for attacks to be waged against Iran. While continuing its diplomatic efforts to ensure the imposition of sanctions against Iran, the U.S. is also making preparations for a probable military intervention.
Time also wrote that the Army had been asked to be fully prepared by October 1, while the Pentagon continues works on military strategies for a probable operation against Iran.
It has been reported that Bushs cabinet, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, strongly favored a diplomatic resolution regarding the issue of Irans nuclear ambitions.
Experts and diplomats from the U.S., Iran, and the Middle East hold different views on the probability of U.S. military intervention in Iran. While some argue that a military intervention would serve American interests, others warn that its cost to the U.S. economy would be enormous.
In the debate, the question as to whether military intervention in Iran is more dangerous than cohabitating with a nuclear Iran stands out. Stating that they preferred the continuation of negotiations, an official from the U.S. administration however implied that the administration has not ruled out a military option. The official further said: Nobody is considering a military operation right now. We are simply trying to create the best environment and conditions for a future military intervention, in case President Bush chooses between a nuclear Iran and waging war. The officials statement suggests that the U.S. has not excluded a military campaign against Iran and that it wants to be ready if the decision to take action is taken.
According to Time, the main objective of such an intervention would be to delay Irans development of nuclear weapons. The magazine also stressed the operation would be limited to air strikes, and would not include any ground invasion.
Any such operation is predicted to last a couple of days and target over 1,500 pre-determined sites. The magazine reported that the U.S. would mainly target nuclear facilities, most of which were still undetermined. The operation will presumably delay Irans plans to develop nuclear weapons for two or three years.
Actually you guys were War Plan Scarlet. Those plans were back when ya'll were a lot tighter with GB and there was that little thing called the Anglo-Japanese alliance.