Wednesday, September 12, 2007

US Crafting Plan to Bomb Iran

Remember those five or six nuclear missiles that accidentally were transported from The Air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, the air force base that is the staging area for Middle East operations?
If you want to refresh your memory, read it again: Nukes Fly Across Country.
While I don't usually pay too much attention to Fox News, lately they seem to be part of the government's "run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes" campaign.
Fox is reporting that diplomatic relations with Iran are souring and the US is crafting a bombing plan to take out their nuclear program, or at least set it back several years.
The money quote:

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns, the most ardent proponent of a diplomatic resolution to the problem of Iran's nuclear ambitions, has had his chance on the Iranian account and come up empty.

Political and military officers, as well as weapons of mass destruction specialists at the State Department, are now advising Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the diplomatic approach favored by Burns has failed and the administration must actively prepare for military intervention of some kind.

Consequently, according to a well-placed Bush administration source, "everyone in town" is now participating in a broad discussion about the costs and benefits of military action against Iran, with the likely timeframe for any such course of action being over the next eight to 10 months, after the presidential primaries have probably been decided, but well before the November 2008 elections.

Vice President Cheney and his aides are said to be enjoying a bit of "schadenfreude" at the expense of Burns. A source described Cheney's office as effectively gloating to Burns and Rice, "We told you so. (The Iranians) are not containable diplomatically."

Cheney and his aides enjoying a bit of "schadenfreude"? Somehow that doesn't surprise us, as they are quite der Klugschei├čer,
neither will we be surprised when the bombs drop Iran.
This just in: Russia has detonated the "Dad of All Bombs".

Nuke sites are reported in Syria.
The New York Times reports the material may have come from North KoreaNorth Korea?

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