Pentagon draws up plans for air strikes against Iran

I wish I was surprised by this. From Democracy Now.

Report: U.S. Military Planning Massive Air Strikes Against Iran

The Sunday Times in London is reporting the Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive air strikes against twelve hundred targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days. Alexis Debat of the Nixon Center told the paper that US military planners were not preparing for “pinprick strikes” against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Instead, he said, military planners are talking about trying to take out the entire Iranian military. President Bush has recently intensified the rhetoric against Iran. Last week he accused Tehran of putting the Middle East “under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust”. He warned that the US and its allies would confront Iran “before it is too late”.

It’s only a matter of time, but then again who didn’t see this coming after we designated a major unit of their official national military a “terrorist organization”? As if it wasn’t already transparently clear that the so-called “War on Terror” is a fiction designed as a cover for the military-backed expansion of American interests.

Didn’t the Romans already try this whole military-economic imperial expansion thing? As I recall it didn’t work out too well for them in the long run…

Then there’s this very interesting video from FOX Attacks.

This isn’t even manufacturing consent… more like bludgeoning, figuratively speaking.


2 Responses

  1. hey Jason,
    i’ve been waiting for this to happen. i didn’t think it would be so soon. i’m not sure this american crusade will ever end. take care


  2. Yeah… on the one hand it’s not exactly new, since they’ve been studying potential options for about 2 years now, but the announcement of a definite “potential” plan of action, combined with the escalated rhetoric over the past few months, the incident with the British sailors, and the media coverage (easily comparable to the coverage of the Iraq situation, as the video demonstrates) makes it all a bit more urgent – though at the same time there is definitely more of an emphasis on potential diplomatic solutions and the building of at least a business and financial consensus against Iran, if not an international military consensus.

    The bottom line, though, is that those in power here will do whatever it takes to get what they want, and if that means creating the impression among enough Americans that Iran is dangerous to their average middle-class consumptive way of life then we’ll probably bomb the hell out of them.

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