News.telegraph.com: Bush ‘is planning nuclear strikes on Iran’s secret sites’
The Bush administration is planning to use nuclear weapons against Iran, to prevent it acquiring its own atomic warheads, claims an investigative writer with high-level Pentagon and intelligence contacts.
President George W Bush is said to be so alarmed by the threat of Iran’s hard-line leader, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, that privately he refers to him as “the new Hitler”, says Seymour Hersh, who broke the story of the Abu Ghraib Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.
The New Yorker has the original story: THE IRAN PLANS
Would President Bush go to war to stop Tehran from getting the bomb?
The Bush Administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack. Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups. The officials say that President Bush is determined to deny the Iranian regime the opportunity to begin a pilot program, planned for this spring, to enrich uranium.
The article by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has said that Bush and others in the White House have come to view Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a potential Adolf Hitler.
AFP: US considers use of nuclear weapons against Iran
The administration of President George W. Bush is planning a massive bombing campaign against
Iran, including use of bunker-buster nuclear bombs to destroy a key Iranian suspected nuclear weapons facility, The New Yorker magazine has reported in its April 17 issue.
The article by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh said that Bush and others in the White House have come to view Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a potential Adolf Hitler.
“That’s the name they’re using,” the report quoted a former senior intelligence official as saying.
A senior unnamed
Pentagon adviser is quoted in the article as saying that “this White House believes that the only way to solve the problem is to change the power structure in Iran, and that means war.”
The former intelligence officials depicts planning as “enormous,” “hectic” and “operational,” Hersh writes.
And this is news? Of course, the United States nuclear arsenal would be deployed against Iran to destroy their nuclear facilities.
Once it is known to Iran that the United States will strike, Iran will launch intermediate range missiles against Israel and United States troops in Iraq. Thus, any strike against Iran must be quick, stealth, and decisive.
In recent weeks, the president has quietly initiated a series of talks on plans for Iran with a few key senators and members of the House of Representatives, including at least one Democrat, the report said.
One of the options under consideration involves the possible use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, to insure the destruction of Iran’s main centrifuge plant at Natanz, Hersh writes.
B61 Gravity Nuclear Bomb being deployed by the B2 Bomber
Flap is doubtful that President Bush would authorize a military first strike against Iran. However, a possible scenario would involve a move against Iran should Iranians attack oil tankers sailing through the Strait of Hormuz or some other militarily provocative action against Israel or American troops/ships.
The war plans are in place.
Now is the time for Iran to STAND DOWN uranium enrichment at Natanz and allow full IAEA inspections of their nuclear facilities.
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The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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