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