Skip to comments.US military strike on Iran seen by April ’07
Posted on 01/14/2007 2:26:35 AM PST by maquiladora
KUWAIT CITY: Washington will launch a military strike on Iran before April 2007, say sources. The attack will be launched from the sea and Patriot missiles will guard all oil-producing countries in the region, they add. Recent statements emanating from the United States indicate the Bush administrations new strategy for Iraq doesnt include any proposal to make a compromise or negotiate with Syria or Iran. A reliable source said President Bush recently held a meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice and other assistants in the White House where they discussed the plan to attack Iran in minute detail.
According to the source, Vice President Dick Cheney highlighted the threat posed by Iran to not only Saudi Arabia but the whole region. Tehran is not playing politics. Iranian leaders are using their countrys religious influence to support the aggressive regimes ambition to expand, the source quoted Dick Cheney as saying. Indicating participants of the meeting agreed to impose restrictions on the ambitions of Iranian regime before April 2007 without exposing other countries in the region to any danger, the source said they have chosen April as British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said it will be the last month in office for him. The United States has to take action against Iran and Syria before April 2007.
Claiming the attack will be launched from the sea and not from any country in the region, he said the US and its allies will target the oil installations and nuclear facilities of Iran ensuring there is no environmental catastrophe or after effects. Already the US has started sending its warships to the Gulf and the build-up will continue until Washington has the required number by the end of this month, the source said. US forces in Iraq and other countries in the region will be protected against any Iranian missile attack by an advanced Patriot missile system.
He went on to say although US Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice suggested postponing the attack, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney insisted on attacking Tehran without any negotiations based on the lesson they learnt in Iraq recently. The Bush administration believes attacking Iran will create a new power balance in the region, calm down the situation in Iraq and pave the way for their democratic project, which had to be suspended due to the interference of Tehran and Damascus in Iraq, he continued. The attack on Iran will weaken the Syrian regime, which will eventually fade away, the source said.
The Iranians need a serious smack down.
April 1 is going to be a nerve cracking day in Iran. Every little noise - "APRIL FOOL!"
Hardly surprising. It's obvious we are going to strike Iran, there is no other way to stop them. I'm only surprised we didn't hit them already in 2005... Well be late than never.
LOL! The Democrats will have one big massive coronary!
should have gone this weekend. Pick a week when Ahmadinazi is on a third world tour, cut comms, sling bombs and roll in.
It's be messy and look tacky, but what a way to exploit confusion in the enemy.
Oh, and be sure to bring money to bribe locals and generals.
better late than never.
For some reason......I doubt it. Not unless it's to support something Israel is going to do.
Dems and MSM will try and put a stop to any attack. Bush and Cheney have just a few months before the election cycle kicks in and Bush is perceived as a lame duck.
Tehran is not playing politics ...... and I guess Cheney's not playing.
It's a shame he and others who may want to go forward with this plan don't get more people in Congress involved.
To many, Cheney is beginning to look like the great "world mover" or worse.
Personally, I don't know what is true.
Bush/Cheney have nothing to lose anymore. They can do whatever they want... their image in the media and "public opinion" can't be any worse. They will order attacks on Iran.
I wonder if this will this be a big story on 'Slay The Nation', 'This Week Without David Brinkley', and 'Meet the Depressed' later this morning?
Hmmmm .......... hope they're right.
Now if it came from the NYT...
Boy, you got that right!
Now if the NYT picks this story up it'll be another story.
I have my doubts that this editor has an inside pipe line to the CENTCOM planning room. But as another poster on this thread said, Bush has nothing to lose at this point.
He can't be reelected. He's already lost both the House and the Senate. And he's got less than two years to go in his term. So he might as well hit the Iranians and hit them hard.
It's not like the left would hate him any less if he didn't, nor could they hate him any more if he did.
Besides, it's the right thing to do.
The Iranians need a big time smack down. All these fools talking about how over stretched our military is haven't got any inkling of just how much combat power this nation can project.
We can reduce the Iranian military to ashes inside of two weeks using entirely conventional means, and that includes most of the ruling 'mullahs'. Let 'em have their bunkers. US air power will turn those into some very expensive graves.
We're fighting a largely Iranian backed insurgency in Iraq, but Iran will be different. We won't be there to hold territory but to smash things to bits. And that my friend is something the US military does exceedingly well.
Once the Iranian military is turned into smoldering junk and pink goo things in Iraq will get considerably calmer.
If I were planning things I'd reduce Boy Assads 'palace' to rubble just for sh*** and grins, preferably while he was in it.