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Secret move to upgrade air base for Iran attack plans

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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 02:14 PM
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Secret move to upgrade air base for Iran attack plans


www.theherald.co.uk

The US is secretly upgrading special stealth bomber hangars on the British island protectorate of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in preparation for strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities, according to military sources.

The improvement of the B1 Spirit jet infrastructure coincides with an "urgent operational need" request for £44m to fit racks to the long-range aircraft.
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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 02:14 PM
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Damn Iran and their constant provocations!!

How dare they force the United States (on behalf of Isreal, naturally) to start upgrading their military base in preparations for an invasion.

Personally, I think the Iranians are doing nothing BUT try to get the United States to attack them. Then, when everything they know is laid to waste, the few that are left can whine about attacks and genocide and then profit from it for the rest of time.....


wait.....?

*shifty eyes*





Jasn

www.theherald.co.uk
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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 02:44 PM
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Well the fact that this refers to the stealth as the B-1 Spirit rings a few bells in my head about its authenticity. That and the fact that the B-2s only stay in Diego a few hours during crew change. The hangars are there as a Just In Case type situation, and are already in place, and built well enough for them to stay for a few days to get repairs done. The B-2s would NOT be sitting in Diego to launch attacks. They'd go from Anderson in Guam, or Whiteman in the US.


Barksdale, Missouri?
Great job by the fact checkers and editors in this one. Barksdale is in Louisiana, and is home to the B-52. Whiteman is in Missouri and is home of the B-2.

[edit on 12/1/2007 by Zaphod58]



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 03:21 PM
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Wouldn't this "leak" fall under the category of a national security threat?

I gotta believe the release of this information by "military sources" is going to be met with severe consequences.

I'd be interested to find out if the sources are British, American or some other nationality.



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 03:23 PM
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Lol, since it's on news now - guess it's not so secret now anymore, is it?



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 04:15 PM
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The article is arguably in violation of DA-Notice 01 ...


It is requested that disclosure or publication of highly classified information within the categories listed below should not be made without first seeking advice: (a) details of present or future operations, methods, tactics and contingency planning, to meet particular hostile situations and to counter threats of terrorist attacks; (b) details of the state of readiness and operational capability of individual units or formations whose involvement in such operations is current or may be imminent; (c) operational movements of such individual units or formations (as distinct from routine movements unconnected with operations); (d) particulars of current or projected tactics, trials, techniques and training (including anti-interrogation training and operational techniques and tactics used to counter terrorism); (e) details of defensive or counter-terrorist measures taken by individual installations, units or formations; Rationale. In general it is important not to publish highly classified information which could be damaging to national security by giving a potential enemy important strategic or operational advantages; which could be exploited by terrorists to devise counter-measures with the consequence that attacks which might otherwise have been frustrated could prove successful; or which could compromise counter-terrorist operations, endanger lives or put sources at risk.


DA Notice Committee

The DA Committee is a voluntary arrangement the British Defence Ministry has with the media, to prevent the publication of information which might assist the enemy.

But perhaps the DA Committee was already approached and approved the story for publication ? I can't see the Herald not consulting the DA Notice Committee ... every major newpaper/media outlet in the UK consults them on a regular basis.



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 04:24 PM
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This has nothing to do with Iran.

Since 9/11 we have been sending B2s to Diego and Guam unfortunately, due to the sensitive exterior skin of the B2s, we couldnt deploy them there because the salt water air corrodes the skin of the jet........so they had to build special hangers to store the bombers for a few days at a time...so the skin doesn't corrode. This is nothing new or out of the ordinary.

Cant keep stealth technology out in the open due to the extreme sun and heat.

We have been deploying bombers there on a regular basis since 9/11...but they cant stay there long due to what I mentioned already.

This has nothing to do with Iran.

This info comes from someone who has been to DG numerous times and knows what he is talking about




[edit on 1-12-2007 by greeneyedleo]




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