The Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days, according to a national security expert.
Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security at the Nixon Center, said last week that US military planners were not preparing for –pinprick strikes” against Iran’s nuclear facilities. –They’re about taking out the entire Iranian military,” he said.
Here we go again with the “plans” thing. Blah blah blah.
What makes this plan so different, of course, is that it isn’t for “pinprick strikes” but for massive attacks targeting the entire Iranian military. That’s new, right?
Posted on MO in February: Well, they’re ‘contingency’ plans…:
The BBC is breathless over this:
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.
It is understood that any such attack – if ordered – would target Iranian air bases, naval bases, missile facilities and command-and-control centres.
Got that? “Most of the country’s military infrastructure”. Last February.
They think you’re stupid. They think you don’t know. They think you can’t think for yourself and that you’ll swallow any old crap they send your way.
In a post from last January:
Militaries train. Day and night. On every conceivable scenario. They train for hundreds of options on dozens of major plans pulled from files of tens of thousands of potential operations.
The US has plans to invade Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii. We have plans to nuke Great Britain. We have plans to use nuclear submarines to land SEAL teams on Bermuda. We have plans to subjugate our own people. We have plans to use Special Forces to kill the president of France. We have plans to use Special Forces to save the president of France from assassins…
When things happen, militaries dig out the relevant plans, decide which ones apply best to the current situation, tweak them a bit, and then start running some training exercises so that they’re capable of doing what needs to be done if called on.
Meanwhile, an LSO (Landing Signal Officer) on a supercarrier in the “Gulf of Hormuz” (sic) claimed to a Kos diarist that she had the inside scoop on imminent attacks.
Of course, the LSO appear to have really been a FOI (figment of imagination) at best and a TFL (total liar) at worst, which so often happens to be the case with this sort of stuff. For more on the LSO fakery, see:
Finally, Don Surber has the story on an anti-war protests scheduled for September 22nd. Nothing special there, really, except that the war that they’re protesting is the war against Iran.
Now, I’ll readily agree that we’re at war with Iran, but I don’t think the protesters mean it the way I mean it.