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Report: U.K. Preparing For Military Strike On Iran Nuclear Facilities
Haaretz ^ | November 2, 2011

Posted on 11/02/2011 11:07:18 AM PDT by Strategy

The U.K. is stepping up its preparations for a military strike on Iran, the Guardian newspaper reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the U.K. is increasingly concerned over Tehran's nuclear program, and is preparing to deploy Royal Navy ships in the coming months to assist a possible U.S. attack on key facilities in Iran.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: aerospace; iran; irannukesuk; islam; israel; jihadvsuk; middleeast; mullahsaimingatuk; navair; submarines; uk; ukrealirantarget
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1 posted on 11/02/2011 11:07:22 AM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

The UK? Guess this means all the news reports of Israel doing it alone are not true.


2 posted on 11/02/2011 11:08:32 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: Strategy
to assist a possible U.S. attack on key facilities in Iran

If true, the headline should have read US to attack Iran.

Boy wonder about to wag the dog for reelection effort?

3 posted on 11/02/2011 11:10:09 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Strategy
Destroying Iran as a axis of evil and returning it to is peace loving new generation would break the back of the entire terrorists jihad.
4 posted on 11/02/2011 11:13:19 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Strategy

“This’ll show those crackers that I’m not a Muslim. Why didn’t us killing that fake bin Ladin work, though? Because we didn’t show the body? I thought they were all ignorant, illiterate sheeple, David.”


5 posted on 11/02/2011 11:14:31 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Strategy

If the UK scrapes together enough assets to help the US finally do something about Iran, the hordes of muzzies in UK-stan will most likely go insane.


6 posted on 11/02/2011 11:14:55 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Strategy

I just read somewhere else that the the U.K. defence minister quietly visited Israel recently. This might be a leak designed to confuse the Iranians. At best, I would expect logistical support (intelligence) from the U.K. and the United States for an Israeli strike. But I have a hard time believing Ubama would do that much. The U.K. more likely.


7 posted on 11/02/2011 11:15:11 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Logical me

“Destroying Iran as a axis of evil and returning it to is peace loving new generation would break the back of the entire terrorists jihad.”

The jihad does not have a high fixed cost maintenance expense. So, it can’t go bankrupt and subsequently disappear; like DEC inc. or Varian inc. It is more like a cloud of evil spores. The spores lie dormant until the conditions are right. Then the spores grow.

The conditions are as right for the jihad now (with Obambi in the WH) as they’ve ever been. After January 20th 2013, it is likely the war will start going against the jihad. The jihad, and Iran, will strike as hard as they can in the intervening months.


8 posted on 11/02/2011 11:18:32 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Strategy

Hmmmmm. It’s odd timing considering this report from yesterday:

http://news.sky.com/home/article/16101184


10 posted on 11/02/2011 11:21:35 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: umgud

“Boy wonder about to wag the dog for reelection effort”

I can’t see Obama pulling the trigger.

He loses is base.

Iran is not Libya and Iran will respond.


11 posted on 11/02/2011 11:22:56 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Strategy

Iran probably finally got rid of the computer virus infecting their process controllers.

If the enrichment processes are going again the only choice left is to strike the nuke sites.


12 posted on 11/02/2011 11:23:01 AM PDT by toast
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To: edcoil

The UK yea right. LOL


13 posted on 11/02/2011 11:23:54 AM PDT by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: Strategy; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: ...is preparing to deploy Royal Navy ships in the coming months to assist a possible U.S. attack on key facilities in Iran...

Something is lost in the translation... surely it must come out to say "...is preparing to deploy Royal Navy ships in the coming months to assist a possible U.S. attack on key Conservative Republican facilities to please the Mullahs of Iran..."

Bender, stop... calling me 'Shirley!'

14 posted on 11/02/2011 11:24:45 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: angcat

I hear that the French and Canadian armies will be involved as well. Boy Iran is REALLY going to be in trouble. s/

The UK yea right. LOL


15 posted on 11/02/2011 11:26:38 AM PDT by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: Strategy

The Brits doing the job our so-called American president won’t do.


16 posted on 11/02/2011 11:26:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Strategy

The UK muzzies won’t be upset. /s


17 posted on 11/02/2011 11:29:28 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Strategy

Wonder what the Saudis are up to lately. They have a vested interest in this.


18 posted on 11/02/2011 11:30:10 AM PDT by McGruff (Hold the House, take the Senate.)
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To: angcat

Must be getting their nickers pressed.


19 posted on 11/02/2011 11:31:00 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: Strategy

MUSLIMS IN LONDON =

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwoGtHAG8IQ


20 posted on 11/02/2011 11:33:10 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Gen.Blather

Point understood, but Varian didn’t go bankrupt. It was bought by Agilent last year.


21 posted on 11/02/2011 11:34:04 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: Strategy

Good. Let’s take care of business.


22 posted on 11/02/2011 11:34:04 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Doesn't anyone love liberty anymore?)
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To: Strategy
Consider the source.

Haaretz is Debka Lite.

23 posted on 11/02/2011 11:34:54 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: Strategy; jhpigott

Ping to JH


24 posted on 11/02/2011 11:38:18 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: umgud
If true, the headline should have read US to attack Iran.

Typical Obama. Just like Libya. Gotta give the "international community" proper credit, even if we do the heavy lifting.

Whatever, I don't care if he gives the credit to Little Sisters of the Poor so long as the SOB's get what's coming to them. It does indicate that Barry is just all kinda hungry for a big October Surprise poll bounce though.
25 posted on 11/02/2011 11:38:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Strategy

If true, what the hell are people thinking to release this information to the media, and, thus, to the enemy?


26 posted on 11/02/2011 11:40:19 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Strategy

Very very interesting


27 posted on 11/02/2011 11:41:07 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Logical me

lol.

Attacking Iran is just another step toward installing the new Caliphate. The US-EU and UN seem intent on doing that.


28 posted on 11/02/2011 11:44:49 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: umgud
Boy wonder about to wag the dog for reelection effort?

Nothing else he's done has brought him back to deity status. That's the only way he could win reelection. His record sucks!

He ran as a man (or God) who could bring the world together through peace, but so far we're at war or bombing or something in 5 places. Iran would get us into #6.

We're 16 trillion in debt, yet Oboma has no problem (or no self control) with spending.

I say let the next president deal with this in 2012. Oboma has screwed up enough already. Lybia is sinking into radical Islam like a rock! We're sinking into a depression even faster! The guy hasn't done anything right. If it weren't for Bush, Osoma and Qaddafi would still be howling at the moon 7 times a day!
God help us if the tries to take in Iran. It would be better to wait for an adult to handle it. The U.S. can't take much more of this guy.

29 posted on 11/02/2011 11:45:36 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: wally_bert

The streets of Londonistan could burn.


30 posted on 11/02/2011 11:45:39 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Dacula

The UK and the French led off on the Libyan adventure, so why not? OTOH, I always thought the UK was strongly opposed to military action against Iran. Unless something has changed drastically?


31 posted on 11/02/2011 11:46:20 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Gen.Blather
Destroying Iran as a axis of evil and returning it to is peace loving new generation

This wouldn't destroy Iran, and if anything it would make both the government and general population more radical and anti-American; don't kid yourself that the Green Movement protesters don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons.

And even massive strikes wouldn't end their nuclear capability - it would just delay nuclear weapons by a few years; thus Iran would have to be re-struck every couple of years or so till they gave up on their program.

32 posted on 11/02/2011 11:46:49 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: wally_bert

UK has no Navy? Can they send their single gunboat or something? What good would the old sinking ash can do to mighty Iran? Can a muslem nation attack another muslem nation? This report is a joke—there will be no attack.


33 posted on 11/02/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SoldierDad

Maybe its a deliberate leak to send a warning to Iran?


34 posted on 11/02/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Strategy
"As we are looking to the war it is what we have said is going to be , 'The First Great War of The 21st Century Has Begun' and there could be no doubt about it , the global Ponzi scheme is collapsing. When the bailouts begun in 2008 we said when the bailout bubble burst next they will take us to war it's history repeating itself the song is the same the tune is different , figure it out 1929 the panic of 08 , the Great Depression , the great recession , the only reason the recession hasn't turned worse in the United States is because of all that digital money they keep pumping into the system to keep the banks afloat and then you look at the currency wars going on today the next thing is trade wars and then real wars." - Gerald Celente (Trends Research Institute)

"I think eventually there will be a big (financial) bust and then the whole credit expansion will come to an end. Before that happens, governments will continue printing money which in time will lead to a very high inflation rate, and the economy will not respond to stimulus. The average family will be hurt by that, and then in order to distract the attention of the people, the governments will go to war. People ask me against whom? Well, they will invent an enemy." - Dr. Marc Faber (The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report)

35 posted on 11/02/2011 11:49:38 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: edcoil

Russia gives H-bomb factories to Iran, China gives them ICBM’s to deliver the bombs, the trade? Nuke Americas forward army in Iraq and Afganistan to break the defense of America for later invasion by Russia and China. Even our National Guard is overseas now.

Iran is disposable to the Reds.


36 posted on 11/02/2011 11:50:02 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

They have submarines carrying a considerable number of Tomahawks.

It’s always helpful to read the actual article than some newspaper’s summary of other newspaper’s article; MUCH more detail here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/02/uk-military-iran-attack-nuclear


37 posted on 11/02/2011 11:51:11 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Drill Thrawl

Well, when I lived in Israel, Debka was a hell of a lot more accurate than the MSM. Some of the reports out of Debka that FReepers laughed at I saw were true first hand.

The Debka bashing may be popular, but its horsemanure. Debka is not a NEWS source, it is an INTELLEGENCE Leak center. Apples and Oranges...


38 posted on 11/02/2011 11:53:39 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Oh, and HaEretz is the NY Slimes of Israel. When God sad he would throw sins as far as left is from right, the left end of that scale is HaEretz. HaEretz means The one unique Land, funny that the most virulent anti-zionest newspaper in Israel would take a name like that. But then, wolves do tend to like sheep skin suits.


39 posted on 11/02/2011 11:56:50 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Mariner

thanks for the ping

couple of interesting things happening today with regard to this


40 posted on 11/02/2011 11:57:34 AM PDT by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Given that the UK has very few resources at all, there will be no real anything from them, even if they had the will.


41 posted on 11/02/2011 11:57:42 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Strategy; All
FYI..within the last two days, a thread was posted here that there is NO longer a RN frigate deployed in home waters to protect Great Britain.

I've tried FR search, with no luck..maybe someone else can find it and post the link. Given the topic of this thread, it fits somewhat...

42 posted on 11/02/2011 11:58:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Strategy

I thought at first they meant the University of Kentucky...but since they said “royal” I guess it’s the Brits.


43 posted on 11/02/2011 11:58:44 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: American in Israel
Well, when I lived in Israel, Debka was a hell of a lot more accurate than the MSM

Did we ever find the hordes of Chinese troops that DUMBKA said were pouring into Afghanistan in 2001?

44 posted on 11/02/2011 11:58:56 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: wally_bert

The hordes of muzzies in the UK are already insane, our British cousins just don’t realize it in sufficient numbers...yet.


45 posted on 11/02/2011 12:00:05 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Logical me

Not really. The jihad is driven by Sunnis (mostly in Saudi Arabia), while Iran is shi’ite. The two groups are natural enemies.


46 posted on 11/02/2011 12:01:22 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Strategy

Ain’t gonna happen, but if it ever did, it would be another example of Obama carrying out a Bush policy - Preeemption.


47 posted on 11/02/2011 12:12:45 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Strategerist

I didn’t visit Afghanistan. Never saw a single Chinese troop anywhere. Did see the IDF troops shift to the Jordanian border during the invasion of Sadam’s commando troops.

Also saw the troop helo’s fly over Jerusalem toward Jordan while people back home laughed at the idea of Jews fighting to save the Jordanian Kings rear in Jordan.

Debka is a rumor mill, just like the MSM, but that does not make them a news agency. A distinction that many miss. They report on what the intelegence community is chattering about. Far more accurately than any MSM leftist rag in America. So give them a break, or better yet, open your own intellegence rag with your connections and do a better job than them.

Easy to point the finger or give them the finger, but to do a better job than them is a bit more difficult. Debka is some of the good guys.


48 posted on 11/02/2011 12:13:46 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Strategy
A prez who would kill 2 badged US agents and 3,000 Mexicans to repeal the 2nd Amendment:

Would starting a war around election time be something he would refuse to do, on moral grounds?

No.

I believe this report.

49 posted on 11/02/2011 12:21:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Iran will be a parking lot when this is all over.


50 posted on 11/02/2011 12:29:49 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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