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Sunday, September 02, 2007

More confirmation an attack on Iran is coming

There's more confirmation that an attack on Iran is coming and it's from a Daily Kos diary of all places:
I have a friend who is an LSO on a carrier attack group that is planning and staging a strike group deployment into the Gulf of Hormuz. (LSO: Landing Signal Officer- she directs carrier aircraft while landing) She told me we are going to attack Iran. She said that all the Air Operation Planning and Asset Tasking are finished. That means that all the targets have been chosen, prioritized, and tasked to specific aircraft, bases, carriers, missile cruisers and so forth.


"We’re not stupid. Most of the members of the fleet read well enough to know what is going on world-wise. We also realize that anyone who has any doubts is in danger of having a long military career yanked out from under them. Keep in mind that most of the people I serve with are happy to be a part of the global war on terror. It’s just that the touch points are what we see since we are the ones out here who are supposedly implementing this grand strategy. But when you liason with administration officials who don’t know that Iranians don’t speak Arabic and have no idea what Iranians live like, then you start having second thoughts about whether these Administration officials are even competent."

I asked her about the attack, how limited and so forth.

"I don’t think it’s limited at all. We are shipping in and assigning every damn Tomahawk we have in inventory. I think this is going to be massive and sudden, like thousands of targets. I believe that no American will know when it happens until after it happens. And whatever the consequences, whatever the consequences, they will have to be lived with. I am sure if my father knew I was telling someone in a news organization that we were about to launch a supposedly secret attack that it would be treason. But something inside me tells me to tell it anyway."


She had to hang up. She left by telling me that she believes the attack is a done deal. "It’s only a matter of time before their orders come and they will be sent to station and told to go to Red Alert. She said they were already practicing traps, FARP and FAST." (Trapping is the act of catching the tension wires when landing on the carrier, FARP is Fleet Air Combat Maneuvering Readiness Program- practice dogfighting- and FAST is Fleet Air Superiority Training).

She seemed lost. The first time in my life I have ever heard her sound off rhythm, or unsure of why she is doing something. She knows that there is something rotten in the Naval Command and she, like many of her associates are just hoping that the election brings in someone new, some new situation, or something.

"Yes. We're gong to hit Iran, bigtime. Whatever political discussion that are going in is window dressing and perhaps even a red herring. I see what's going on below deck here in the hangars and weapons bays. And I have a sick feeling about how it's all going to turn out."
The parts I skipped are the ones where the diarist's friend questions why the US should be attacking Iran at all. To me, at least, the answer seems obvious: Because if Iran is not stopped now it's going to harm US interests. And not 'just' Israel.


At 10:41 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

" I am sure if my father knew I was telling someone in a news organization that we were about to launch a supposedly secret attack that it would be treason."

How is it not treason?

At 10:00 PM, Blogger B'nai Elim Blogmaster said...

It is no accident that President Bush, The Secretary of Defense, and most of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are in Iraq today. The troops in Iraq will be tasked with securing the Iraq-Iran border. The "Surge" is much, much more than an increase in troop strength in Iraq and the numbers of new boots on the ground are significantly more than the 25 thousand reported in order to cover massive troop movements and the influx of equipment. Immediately following the air attack, we will follow up with a massive invasion into Iran from Iraq. The die is cast and the operation is unstoppable. Ram talks of "Treason"... well yes, in a manner of speaking. However, one must take into account that the Iranians are being fed mounds of intelligence information by (our friends) the Saudis. The only thing that Tehran is uncertain about is the timing. The consequences could be more than expected, particularly for Israel since Iran has been sending sophisticated weaponry into Syria for just such an eventuality. Israel will be the first to feel Iran’s retaliation with a blitz of missiles hitting all of the population centers. The U.S. will remain be unscathed either. The sleeper-cells are in place and the only “safe” city in America will be around Detroit, Michigan. (There is a Moslem Triangle in the U.S. which runs from Chicago to Cleveland to Detroit (Detroit has the country's largest concentration of Arabs (mostly Lebanese, Iraqis, Palestinians, and Yemenis). Texas boasts the next largest concentration of Muslims, especially the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas....) Think what you will about the veraciousness of this information but if I were you, I would be stocking up on everything needed to survive for at least a month if the infrastructure in the U.S. were to be badly damaged. Oh, and I pray that this assessment of the situation is grossly exaggerated.

At 2:31 AM, Blogger MAJ Arkay said...

Maccabee's site has been flagged as BS and taken down. From this tired old military officer's eyes, it was pure fiction that sounded good to those without the background to recognize all the errors. Kos himself posted a warning before it disappeared.

FWIW, having an Iranian attack plan is not news. It's the military's job to have attack plans. As for the claims of an imminent attack, that particular reporter has said the same thing before, around March 2006, I believe. Also, her source was a guy from a think tank--tanks do not have access to classified war plans. It was nothing more than supposition on his part.

The President, SecDef and Joint Chiefs travel to "hot zones" routinely, usually around a holiday. Don't make every visit into an imminent attack--it's not good for your equilibrium.


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