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Thursday, November 08, 2007

US: Iran Attack Plans Ready if Needed

U.S. defense officials have signaled that up-to-date attack plans are available if needed in the escalating crisis over Iran's nuclear aims, although no strike appears imminent.
The Army and Marine Corps are under enormous strain from years of heavy ground fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Still, the United States has ample air and naval power to strike Iran if President Bush decided to target nuclear sites or to retaliate for alleged Iranian meddling in neighboring Iraq.
Among the possible targets, in addition to nuclear installations like the centrifuge plant at Natanz: Iran's ballistic missile sites, Republican Guard bases, and naval warfare assets that Tehran could use in a retaliatory closure of the Straits of Hormuz, a vital artery for the flow of Gulf oil.
This might make W all warm and fuzzy but it scares the crap out of me.

Plans are set? What safeguards are there to make sure the plans are not set into motion? Clear we cannot expect Congress to act as a watchdog. And we sure can't expect W and regime to act with sanity...

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