Tuesday, April 04, 2006

So Are We Going to Attack Iran?

From the Telegraph. It is believed that an American-led attack, designed to destroy Iran's ability to develop a nuclear bomb, is "inevitable" if Teheran's leaders fail to comply with United Nations demands to freeze their uranium enrichment programme.

The United States government is hopeful that the military operation will be a multinational mission, but defence chiefs believe that the Bush administration is prepared to launch the attack on its own or with the assistance of Israel, if there is little international support. British military chiefs believe an attack would be limited to a series of air strikes against nuclear plants - a land assault is not being considered at the moment.

This is just perfect. Anyone want to bet that the strikes on Iran, if they take place, will be scheduled for next November?

Key players in the Bush administration think a military confrontation with Iran is unavoidable, leading to stepped up military planning for such a prospect, according to several experts and recently departed senior government officials.
More here.

1 comment:

Brian said...

The greatest weapon of mass destruction is small arms. Hands down.

They kill 300,000-500,000 people every year. Several orders of magnitude more than nukes and chemical and biological weapons put together.