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Kuwait media: U.S. military strike on Iran seen by April
xinhuanet.com ^ | www.chinaview.cn

Posted on 01/25/2007 6:48:29 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2

Special report: Iran Nuclear Crisis

KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. might launch a military strike on Iran before April 2007, Kuwait-based daily Arab Times released on Sunday said in a report.

The report, written by Arab Times' Editor-in-chief Ahmed al-Jarallah citing a reliable source, said that the attack would be launched from the sea, while Patriot missiles would guard all Arab countries in the Gulf.

Recent statements emanating from the United States indicated the Bush administration's new strategy for Iraq doesn't include any proposal to make a compromise or negotiate with Syria or Iran, added the report.

The source told al-Jarallah that U.S. President George W. Bush recently had held a meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other assistants in the White House, where they discussed the plan to attack Iran in minute detail.

Vice President Dick Cheney highlighted the threat posed by Iranto not only Saudi Arabia but also the whole Gulf region, according to the source.

"Tehran is not playing politics. Iranian leaders are using their country's religious influence to support the aggressive regime's ambition to expand," Dick Cheney was quoted by the source 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 U.S. and its allies will target the oil installations and nuclear facilities of Iran ensuring there is no environmental catastrophe or after effects."

The source added that the U.S. has started sending its warships to the Gulf and the build-up would continue until Washington has the required number by the end of this month.

"U.S. forces in Iraq and other countries in the region will be protected against any Iranian missile attack by an advanced Patriot missile system," the source noted.

The Bush administration believes that attacking Iran will create a new power balance in the region, calming down the situation in Iraq and paving the way for their democratic project, which have to be suspended due to the interference of Tehran and Damascus in Iraq, according to the source.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iranwar; missiles; navalattack

1 posted on 01/25/2007 6:48:33 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2

What day for God's sake? I want to lay some odds in Vegas.


2 posted on 01/25/2007 6:50:40 PM PST by zarf
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To: Iam1ru1-2

ping


3 posted on 01/25/2007 6:50:53 PM PST by unkus
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Maybe this is the President's Iraq strategy, to take out Iran. I have said from the beginning he plans to do something about the axis of evil during his years in office.


4 posted on 01/25/2007 7:00:20 PM PST by Contra
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To: Iam1ru1-2

The Saudis have been pushing this, I believe, since Prince Turki was pulled out of Washington. That may be why Kuwait thinks it knows something.


5 posted on 01/25/2007 7:21:43 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Nothing wrong with putting the pressure on them. But I don't think it's going to happen. Probably not be April. Probably not by April, 2009.


6 posted on 01/25/2007 7:27:41 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Time for a megadose of TLAM (nuc)--followed by a few hundred B52 sorties (got to let the air farce play).

Backed up with maybe a dozen SLBM airshows. I can dream cant I?

Iran we hardly knew you.


7 posted on 01/25/2007 7:32:11 PM PST by petertare (!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Do it.


8 posted on 01/25/2007 7:33:51 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Brilliant

its not going to happen. iran has a significant military force, very significant. and there is no political support in the US for a widescale war in iran. now, should we attack some targets along the border used as staging areas for men and material into iraq? sure.


9 posted on 01/25/2007 7:35:15 PM PST by oceanview
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To: oceanview

We'd easily defeat them in a nuclear confrontation. But Bush is not going to do that unless the Iranian Mad Man attacks first.

We might be able to defeat the Iranians in Iraq, without even crossing the border, if the Dems don't throw the war first.


10 posted on 01/25/2007 7:38:09 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: yldstrk; Dog Gone; Cicero; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; tubebender; BOBTHENAILER
Hey! I remember the night in CA when I went to see some middle eastern dude down in Roseville, CA to talk about his insurance. As I was looking for a parking place on main street, here came this freaked out lookin hippie gal with peace symbols embroidered on her skuzzie denim jacket shriekin that the "bastard Bush has invaded Kiwait!" (to begin Gulf War One)

She just went running down the middle of the street out of her (bleepin) mind, shriekin at anyone who would listen!!!

The ME lookin guy I has an appointment with was watchin his little minature black & white TV and would hardly acknowledge my presence at first. Suddenly he turned to me and said: "I'm Iranian and this is hitting pretty close to home!" I said I understand and because of that, let's reschedule...

The point of this little story is that I hope I'm around somebody just like that this coming spring when it happens to Iran!!! THUMP BUMP!!!

11 posted on 01/25/2007 7:48:06 PM PST by SierraWasp (Wasn't one "Co-Presidency" enough? Will we now have to see who SHE "does" in the oval office???!!!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Let's do it!


12 posted on 01/25/2007 8:24:47 PM PST by happygrl
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To: Iam1ru1-2
"The report, written by Arab Times' Editor-in-chief Ahmed al-Jarallah citing a reliable source"

Who? Seymour Hersh? LOL!

13 posted on 01/25/2007 8:33:14 PM PST by endthematrix (Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Better make it February then, keep em off guard.


14 posted on 01/25/2007 9:13:19 PM PST by pissant
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To: endthematrix
Well, if we do hit them in April, we'd damn well have a good reason.

Like this. Iran's March Surprise.

15 posted on 01/26/2007 12:04:22 AM PST by ganeshpuri89 (is Robert Stevens, East Village, NYC)
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