Skip to comments.Russian media reports imminent US strike on Iran
Posted on 03/29/2007 7:08:19 PM PDT by Flavius
ussia told the United States on Thursday it must take care not to aggravate tensions over Iran with its naval presence in the Gulf, amid Russian press reports of an imminent US strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. The US Navy has this week been conducting its biggest exercises in Gulf waters for four years. The Pentagon said the war games were brought forward because of mounting tensions between Iran and Western states.
"The Persian Gulf is today in such an agitated state that any action in this region, especially one that involves the navy or other military forces, must take into account the need not to aggravate the situation even further," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters.
Al-Arabiyya reported on its Web site on Thursday that the Bush administration is preparing to launch a military operation, dubbed "The Sting," to strike 20 Iranian nuclear plants, disabling Iran's atomic program for at least five to seven years. http://www.dailystar.com.lb
"The Unites States will launch a military operation ... on Iran starting 4 a.m. of April 6 till 4 p.m.," Al-Arabiyya said, quoting Russia's RIA-Novosti news agency.
The report said the operation will target "the hidden part of the nuclear program," launching missile strikes from warplanes and gunships, RIA-Novosti said, adding that the operation will not attack the Bushehr nuclear plant being built by Russia.
RIA-Novosti quoted an unidentified "high-ranking security official" as saying the military games could be more than flexing muscles.
"The latest military intelligence data points to heightened US military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran," the official said. - Reuters, The Daily Star
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Well...at least it's not DEBKA ;)
That's strange. The only thing I can think of to say is, "Wouldn't it be weird if this turned out to be right?"
I hope its right.
I'd check the warranty on that cyrstal ball they keep borrowing from DEBKA...If and when this happens I'll bring popcorn. I hope the Russians are soiling their shorts worrying over what we and the Brits might do.
...and Putin was Bigfoots love slave....I trust cBS more than I would Russian news...
All we really need to do is nuke Tehran; that would decapitate the management heirarchy and bring the whole project to an end.
both have no relation to realities but are quite funny
I wonder whether the Iranian rag-heads generally discount what the Russian media reports, or whether they believe what they hear from the Russian press? Normally, I'd bet on the former, but when it comes to the Iranian leadership, all bets are off.
"The Persian Gulf is today in such an agitated state that any action in this region, especially one that involves the navy or other military forces, must take into account the need not to aggravate the situation even further,"
One wrong move and we should sink their Navy. Reagan would have (and did).
LOL, that is just silly. Everyone knows it will be April 4 from 5am to 5pm....
And the russkis should take care to contain themselves.
i know i love the tea time schedule
Just do it!
Makes you wonder if Russia is playing Iran like Iran is playing Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Mahdi army.
This really could go down maybe thats why they took the British troops thinking we would not do nothing as long as they have them.So many dates have came and past sooner or later someone is going to get the date right.Could this be the one
Of course the don't want Iran to think they are hoping for the US to invade. If that were the case Iran might not pay them for the reactor they are building.
I hope for Russia's sake they got a good part of the money up front on the reactor, because even if we don't destroy it, Iran is going to be pissed with Russia for not being able to pressure us into not attacking.
Yeah and Sorcha whats her name aka David Booth just put Russia on their highest alert status.. Thanks I needed a laugh,/p.
More like 12:01AM 01APR2007
Sadly as much as such a military action against Iran is needed, any attempt by President Bush to do so would result in his immediate impeachment by the rabid Democrats and white flag Republicans in Congress.
My bet is April 1st, April Fools Day in honor of ousting Ahmafoolsjawb.
Build it up then your buddy knocks it down. It's all in a days work. I hope the Russians emptied the Mullah's pockets before they left.
It should be true, but I doubt it.
I wish the Russian report was true. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the reborn Russian KGB is as often wrong as our CIA.
But we should not make the same mistake we made in Iraq. With Iran we should stand back and zap the few worthwhile targets with our air and naval power.
We should send in ground troops only to occupy and run the oilfields.
We should not take on Iraq to raise up again as we did Iraq. It seems the secret to national prosperity is to start a war with the U. S. -- and then lose.
I have often thought of buying an island off of North Carolina, declare independence and start a war with America so I could lose and then get foreign aid. But with the Democrats in power, I'd probably win.