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Fox News asked former CIA field officer Bob Baer on Tuesday whether the US is "gearing up for a military strike on Iran." Baer has written a column for Time indicating that Washington officials expect an attack within the next six months.
Reports that the Bush Administration will put Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on the terrorism list can be read in one of two ways: it's either more bluster or, ominously, a wind-up for a strike on Iran. Officials I talk to in Washington vote for a hit on the IRGC, maybe within the next six months. And they think that as long as we have bombers and missiles in the air, we will hit Iran's nuclear facilities. An awe and shock campaign, lite, if you will. But frankly they're guessing; after Iraq the White House trusts no one, especially the bureaucracy.
Originally posted by sharkman
The basic framework may exist for staging such an event, but the transport and staging of supplies, material and logistic support is not on-line. Such a large in project will take some serious gearing up. I don't believe that anything here in San Diego indicates them gearing up. They, being the Pentagon planners, might be sizing this project up, but the transport, supply and staging isn't rolling yet. At least not in this town. Believe me, you can tell when the boys are gearing up around here, because the ground movement and civilian transport businesses start gearing up. I haven't even got a twitch yet from anyone close to these businesses.
No there arent 5 carrier groups in the gulf. Most recently there were 3 but they all left for Guam for an exercise so there are currently NO carrier groups in the gulf.