Oh no. More plans.

Mullen says U.S. has Iran strike plan if needed

I’m surprised this hasn’t been plastered all over the news. Seems like whenever someone says something like this it turns into a “See? The US is trying to conquer the world!” story.

Plans to strike Iran? Heck, we’ve probably got plans to strike Trinidad And Tobago.

Meanwhile, I like this bit:

And he says that, should it come to that, the military has a plan at hand. He didn’t elaborate.

What? He didn’t elaborate? What were they expecting?

Ted Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.

Elaine Dickinson: When will you be back?

Ted Striker: I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.


  1. Between 1935-1939 we had Plan Crimson – our plan to invade Canada as part of a war with Great Britan.

  2. Why is this news?

    EVERY country with the ability to launch air-strikes has a plan to attack another country they’ve been at odds with for decades.

    Now if we DIDN’T have a plan to attack Iran — that would be worrisome.

  3. well, to be fair, when a top official in a government, either civilian or military, alludes to the possibility of military action against another nation where tensions already exist, it can be interpreted as a threat. That interpretation might be wrong, but it’s not unfair to read it that way. Sure we know there are always plans. Iran knows there are always plans, but putting public voice to that possibility can sometimes mean something.

    In this case, it probably doesn’t though. Generals are not usually tasked with sending political messages to adversaries. At least not “messages” that aren’t actually attached to munitions.

  4. So we’ve got a plan to attack Iranian nuclear research/dev facilities. Does this Admin have the hair on it’s elbow to put that plan into action? I think not. I may be wrong, and I hope I am, but I’m not anticipating the US doing anything other than standing on the sidelines watching “some other” country (with a bit more resolve and sense of urgency than US)do the dirty work.

  5. You know we used to occupy our time worried about an enemy with global reach and thousands of proven, fielded nuclear weapons.

    We are now tied up in knots over Iran. ?tf?!

    I shudder to think what, in 20-30 years time, we’ll be having grave press conferences and emergency sessions of the Security Council about…

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