Tuesday, February 20, 2007


US contingency plans for air strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites and include most of the country's military infrastructure, the BBC has learned according to New Statesman.

Also on the way, or already there, is the strike group led by the assault ship USS Bataan. The Bataan, by the way, is part of a new class of ships designed to accomplish amphibious landings.
Nor will these be the only ships available to the Admiral Fallon:

Two carriers in the region, the USS John C Stennis and the USS Dwight D Eisenhower, could quickly be joined by three more now at sea: USS Ronald Reagan, USS Harry S Truman and USS Theodore Roosevelt, as well as by USS Nimitz. Each carrier force includes hundreds of cruise missiles...
Today, marines have the USS Boxer and USS Bataan carrier forces in the Gulf and probably also the USS Kearsarge and USS Bonhomme Richard. Three others, the USS Peleliu, USS Wasp and USS Iwo Jima, are ready to join them. Earlier this year, HQ staff to manage these forces were moved from Virginia to Bahrain.

American military operations for a major conventional war with Iran could be implemented any day. They extend far beyond targeting suspect WMD facilities and will enable President Bush to destroy Iran's military, political and economic infrastructure overnight using conventional weapons.


Rosemary said...

Dear Serendip,
Are you aware that BBC is a liar? Remember the man who committed suicide and then later they found out he was innocent? They never apologized!

To the point: We do not want to attack Iran because the Iranian people do not want us to do this. We are trying to topple the gov't from the inside.

Do we have plans? Of course! We also have plans for France, Britain, Mexico, and every country in the world! It does NOT mean we're going to attack them either! LOL.

It is wise to plan. President Ronald Reagan said, "The best way to prevent a war is to be prepared for it." :)

Ardeshir Dolat said...

the war is inevitable and imminent.

Sherry said...

I'm wondering just how much the Saudi's have to play in this too. I don't trust BBC. I haven't heard anything on this issue on our news.

serendip said...

I don't think the decision has been made yet...

Rosemary: I hear you. I'm sure we have a war game planned against Canada too.

Sherry: Remains to be seen. Some of this build up is to protect our moderate Arab regimes in the area from rise of Islamic Republic power.