Skip to comments.Exclusive: Limited US attack on Iranian Revolutionary Guards bases in sight.
Posted on 06/05/2008 8:24:07 AM PDT by mulder1
Exclusive: Limited US attack on Iranian Revolutionary Guards bases in sight
Iran is geared up for counteraction.
US intelligence estimates that Tehrans counteraction will likewise be on a limited scale and therefore any US-Iranian military encounter will not be allowed to explode into a major confrontation. Because this US assault is not planned to extend to Irans nuclear installations, Tehran is not expected to hit back at distant American targets in the Persian Gulf or at Israel.
DEBKAfiles Iranian sources report, however, that Irans military preparations for countering an American attack are far broader than envisaged in Washington. Tehran would view a US attack on the IRGC bases as a casus belli and might react in ways and on a scale unanticipated in Washington.
Two days ago, Irans defense minister Gen. Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar warned: Irans Armed Forces are fully prepared to counter any military attack with any intensity and to make the enemy regret initiating any such incursions.
According to DEBKAfiles Iranian and military sources, the IRGC had by mid-May completed their preparations for a US missile, air or commando assault on their command centers and bases in reprisal for Iranian intervention in Iraq.
These preparations encompass al Qods arms, most of them undercover, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Sudan. At home, the Revolutionary Guards have evacuated their key bases together with manpower and equipment to regular army sites or temporary quarters in villages located in remote corners of eastern and northern Iran. Their main headquarters and central training center at the Imam Ali University in northern Tehran are deserted except for sentries on the gates.
Indoctrination seminaries and dormitories hosting fighting strength in the holy town of Qom are empty, as is the Manzariyah training center east of the capital.
Deserted too is the main training camp near Isfahan for insurgents and terrorists from Iraq, Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. It is here that they take courses from friendly al Qods training staff on how to sabotage strategic targets such as routes, bridges and military installations, and the activation of the extra-powerful roadside bombs (EFPs) which have had such a deadly effect on American troops in Iraq.
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DEBKA’s been predicting this for the last four years.
Oh boy. A limited attack.
Limited attack...jeesh...did Bill Clinton suddenly become president again?
DEBKA? ........... Oh yeah, right, good intel source. sarc/
What next? There Prime Minster is a crook!
Where is the Drudge Siren?/Just Asking - seoul62.......
Well if DEBKA has announce it loud enough to have the mookies clear out these bases then I guess the false propaganda crap really does work. Keepem lookin over their shoulder 24/7 ad see how weary they get.
Immanent every week for two years. DEBKA needs to smoke less of that strong stuff.
The leadership in Iran should be the target, not the IRGC (per Ken Timmermann).
Waiting on confirmation from Batboy.
“US assault is not planned to extend to Irans nuclear installations”
Ummmhmmmmm...... If you are going to do a job, DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! Damnit.
You have been looking for your socks for the last four years...
Thank you Osha./Just Asking - seoul62........
Ah, the old “Measured Response”.
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