The United States government reportedly began coordinating with NATO its plans for a possible military attack against Iran.
The German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel collected various reports from the German media indicating that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are examining the prospects of such a strike.
Of course, maybe we really are serious. But don’t lose sight of the fact that the military is always planning all sorts of stuff.
Given the current political situation, it would be irresponsible not to have a couple dozen plans ready, each designed around certain parameters and specific goals. That’s how the military works. But then some journalist learns something and suddenly thinks he’s somehow stumbled onto the scoop of the century.
Face it. The US military has plans to attack pretty much everyone everywhere. It’s their responsibility to be ready. Some folks, of course, get far more serious consideration than others. Iran is on the “Keep all plans up to date” list, and for good reason. And many of those plans involve coordination with allies, NATO or otherwise.
The last thing we want to happen is for the phone call to come down from that Iran needs to be attacks in the next six hours but that no one in the military has really given it much thought. Give me a break, people. We had better have good target lists for every corner of the globe, and more than a general idea how we’d go about obliterating every one of them if necessary.
More on the breathless reporting of military plans here.