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'United States planning a military strike against Iran'
Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/31/5 | JPost.com staff

Posted on 12/31/2005 10:50:02 AM PST by SmithL

The United States government reportedly began coordinating with NATO its plans for a possible military attack against Iran.

The German daily Der Spiegel collected various reports from the German media indicating that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are examining the prospects of such a strike.

According to the report, CIA chief Porter Gus, in his last visit to Turkey on December 12, requested Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to provide military bases to the United States in 2006 from where they would be able to launch an assault.

The German news agency DDP also noted that countries neighboring Iran, such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, and Pakistan were also updated regarding to supposed plan. American sources sent to those countries apparently mentioned an aerial attack as a possibility, but did not provide a time frame for the operation.

Although Der Spiegel could not say that these plans were concrete, they did note that according to a January 2005 New Yorker report American forces had entered Iran in 2005 in order to mark possible targets for an aerial assault.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; gusthetalkingmule; iran; irannukes; nukeiran; portergus
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What would Jimmy Carter say?
1 posted on 12/31/2005 10:50:04 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

NUKE EM!!!!


2 posted on 12/31/2005 10:53:20 AM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert Heinlein)
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To: SmithL

Moonbat Carter would sneak into Iran and strike a deal, guaranteeing Iran 'Da Bomb' and fifteen years in which to prefect a delivery system.

Reference: North Korea


3 posted on 12/31/2005 10:54:23 AM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: SmithL

Has Senator Rockerfeller made a special trip to Iran in recent weeks?


4 posted on 12/31/2005 10:54:30 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: SmithL

bump


5 posted on 12/31/2005 10:54:46 AM PST by Dark Skies ("A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants." -- Churchill)
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To: Vaquero

It's not like we don't have unfinished business with Iran.


6 posted on 12/31/2005 10:54:56 AM PST by SmithL (Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Lift up your gates and sing, Hosana in the highest! Hosana to your King!)
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To: SmithL

Of course. But when?


7 posted on 12/31/2005 10:55:03 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: TomGuy

I would tap into his conversations outside the US.


8 posted on 12/31/2005 10:55:48 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: SmithL
... but did not provide a time frame for the operation.

"WE NEED A TIME FRAME! WE NEED TO KNOW WHEN, HOW LONG, AND WHERE! DON'T 'LIE' TO US AGAIN! 'PLANS' ARE NOT 'VICTORY'!"

9 posted on 12/31/2005 10:55:58 AM PST by manwiththehands (My wish for the new year: I wish Republicans were running the country.)
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To: SmithL

I'm beggining to think this is a misinformation campaign... lmao and MSM lappinng it up thinking "oh oh this is iit! this is gonna bring Bush down!"


10 posted on 12/31/2005 10:56:47 AM PST by Cinnamon
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To: SmithL

Jimmy Carter would talk the issue to death, speak about America's 'national malaise', and then send a half-hearted, unsupported strike team into Iran and then, after screwing things up hopelessly, he'd look deep into his soul and find a way to screw it up even more.

Reagan, well, this crap wouldn't even be happening if Reagan were President.


11 posted on 12/31/2005 10:56:52 AM PST by PeterFinn (Anita Bryant was right!)
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To: TomGuy
Has Senator Rockerfeller made a special trip to Iran in recent weeks?

Wait until Sean Penn goes to Iran - that will be the signal.

12 posted on 12/31/2005 10:58:17 AM PST by jim-x (God help America survive its enemies within.)
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To: DoughtyOne
If they want the bomb so badly, why don't we send them a couple. A B-2 can deliver them anywhere in Iran in a matter of hours.

Of course there won't be much left of the delivery point afterwards. But, hey, you can't have everything.

13 posted on 12/31/2005 10:59:35 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson
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To: SmithL
I wonder why the Europeans want the US to be allowed access to air bases in Turkey. Why don't they speak for themselves, move their troops in and have at it with the Iranians. They didn't help us in Iraq,now let them help themselves in Iran.
14 posted on 12/31/2005 10:59:42 AM PST by chainsaw ( ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - H. Clinton))
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To: TomGuy

i think he leaves that dirty work to his "in-state" mid eastern friend --- Congressman Rahall.


15 posted on 12/31/2005 11:00:25 AM PST by nascar242005
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To: SmithL

Nothing new. Iranian assets have been on the big board since we went into Iraq.


16 posted on 12/31/2005 11:01:58 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Before the end of Bush's presidency. The intel part of the pre-war run-up is well under way. Bush's legacy is a warning to all non-nuclear weaponed countries: don't do it. And a warning to all Muslim governments: be stable and behave yourself.


17 posted on 12/31/2005 11:03:04 AM PST by gandalftb
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To: SmithL

Of course we're planning a strike against Iran. We're probably even planning a strike against France, Britain and Mexico.


18 posted on 12/31/2005 11:03:17 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: chainsaw

The European pacifists have weakened their military forces to the point they can hardly operate. Don't confuse the Bundeswehr with the WWII Wehrmacht.


19 posted on 12/31/2005 11:04:19 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: SmithL
According to the report, CIA chief Porter Gus, in his last visit to Turkey on December 12

Porter Gus?

20 posted on 12/31/2005 11:04:36 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Brilliant

We're probably even planning a strike against France, Britain and Mexico.
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Don't forget Venezuela!! :-)




21 posted on 12/31/2005 11:04:42 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: SmithL

Carter would be out there personally flatteneing the tires of our fighter aircraft.


22 posted on 12/31/2005 11:06:41 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie because he didn't bake one.)
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To: SmithL

Jimmy Carter, appalled at the prospect of the US taking action against Iran, is busy dashing off an 'I hate Bush' piece for some Leftist EU rag. (I hope we have a few Mother of all Bunker Buster bombs squirreled away in the warehouse. Or at least sent some to Israel.)


23 posted on 12/31/2005 11:07:02 AM PST by hershey
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To: SmithL
If we don't already have many contingency plans in the books about how to deal with Iran, our military and government are derelict in their duty!!
24 posted on 12/31/2005 11:07:10 AM PST by ken in texas (Can't afford a tagline... please send money.)
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To: Vaquero

It'd be a real shame if one (or several) of those nukes they're working on accidently went off..


25 posted on 12/31/2005 11:09:40 AM PST by tje
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To: SmithL
CIA chief Porter Gus requested Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to provide military bases to the United States in 2006 from where they would be able to launch an assault.

I thought we already possess such bases in Iraq...and that obtaining them was one of the reasons we conquered that country.

26 posted on 12/31/2005 11:12:06 AM PST by liberallarry
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To: SmithL

Can you imagine going to sleep at night, knowing the entire war on terror can be traced back to your own stupidity? Carter will never get over it. Nor should he. 3000 dead Americans on 9/11 and another 2000 since. Thank you, Jimmy.


27 posted on 12/31/2005 11:12:59 AM PST by hershey
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To: RobbyS
If Bush doesn't already have a plan in place to strike Iran I would consider it an impeachable offense.
Now, all he has to do is keep Senator Rockefeller from visiting the Middle East so he can't use the opportunity to give all the local dictators a heads up on when and how Bush plans to do it.
29 posted on 12/31/2005 11:14:57 AM PST by finnigan2
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To: DoughtyOne

And Comrade Klintoon would sell them our defense and technology secrets.


30 posted on 12/31/2005 11:15:11 AM PST by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: finnigan2

I have the feeling that if we do go in, it will be more like Afghanistan than like Iraq but necessarily different from either. Stands to reason.


31 posted on 12/31/2005 11:17:45 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Vaquero

Nuking them wouldn't help our friends to the East... namely the Afghans and our soldiers there...


32 posted on 12/31/2005 11:24:48 AM PST by oolatec
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To: SmithL
What would Jimmy Carter say?

He'd have to find a twelve-year-old girl to consult with before making any public statement. Then he would say he was on the side of the Iranian pipple.

33 posted on 12/31/2005 11:25:57 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: oolatec

pull our boys otta harms way first.......


34 posted on 12/31/2005 11:26:04 AM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert Heinlein)
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To: jim-x

Wait for McMermott and Levin to make the trip! They'll tell us just how wonderful Iran is. While they're there, I'd lob a couple of missiles in, right on top of them.


35 posted on 12/31/2005 11:27:28 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: PeterFinn
Reagan, well, this crap wouldn't even be happening if Reagan were President.

The bombing would have begun 5 minutes ago. God bless his memory forever!!!

36 posted on 12/31/2005 11:27:43 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: SmithL

Well, we're in the neighborhood, anyway. Think of the gasoline we'll save, not having to ferry troops all the way from the USA! Because this is all about the oil, right? That should make the Democr@ps, the EnviroWackos, the Greenies, and every other fringe group you can name happy, no? ;)


37 posted on 12/31/2005 11:31:08 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: SmithL

Bookmark


38 posted on 12/31/2005 11:31:20 AM PST by Space Wrangler
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Porter Gus?

You caught that. Why didn't the fact-checker at the newspaper? (If they still have fact-checkers).

39 posted on 12/31/2005 11:32:01 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: EagleUSA

We probably, nay hopefully, as a matter of national security always have a target list for any country that is important or even unimportant so we can always have a crippling strike capabilty if the time ever arises.


40 posted on 12/31/2005 11:32:06 AM PST by aft_lizard (What does G-d look like then if we evolved from nothing?See Genisis Ch 1:26-27)
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Porter Gus?

Maybe it's short for "Importer of Asparagus."

41 posted on 12/31/2005 11:32:59 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (The Israelis slaughtered every man, woman and child in Gaza! (Well, some of us got better...))
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To: 6SJ7
They are only trained to focus on Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rove. Besides, they probably think calling Porter Gosss Porter Gus a slam at those hillbilly, Nascar loving Republicans.
42 posted on 12/31/2005 11:36:06 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: 6SJ7; operation clinton cleanup

I'm more inclined to blame the interpreters than the editors.


43 posted on 12/31/2005 11:36:57 AM PST by SmithL (Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Lift up your gates and sing, Hosana in the highest! Hosana to your King!)
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To: SmithL

Bombs away!


44 posted on 12/31/2005 11:38:09 AM PST by i_dont_chat (Bush lied, people dyed. Their fingers. [Stolen from Mark Steyn].)
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To: SmithL

Don't count on turkey for anything


45 posted on 12/31/2005 11:39:20 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: SmithL
I'm more inclined to blame the interpreters than the editors.

Me to, but seems like a pretty obvious miss for the editors... that is their job.

46 posted on 12/31/2005 11:42:23 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: chainsaw
They didn't help us in Iraq,now let them help themselves in Iran.

How you figure? We're not exactly there (in Iraq) alone. We do have NATO/European allies with us.

47 posted on 12/31/2005 12:00:39 PM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: SmithL

How is it you make glass?


48 posted on 12/31/2005 12:00:49 PM PST by yoe
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To: SmithL

Somewhat resembles prior threads.


49 posted on 12/31/2005 12:03:31 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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Saddam has a long moustache.
repeat
Saddam has a long moustache.


50 posted on 12/31/2005 12:05:15 PM PST by shadowman99
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