posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 12:47 PM
From the same article:
An attack would almost certainly have provoked open conflict with Iran. But the British chose instead to resolve the matter through diplomatic
"If we had attacked the Iranian positions, all hell would have broken loose," a defence source said yesterday.
"We would have had the Iranians to our front and the Iraqi insurgents picking us off at the rear."
The incident was disclosed by a senior British officer at a conference in London last week and is reported in today's edition of Defence Analysis.
The identity of the officer is not given.
i think this is reflective of US current foreign policy as a whole. america seems to have forgotten about a little branch of government it has called
the STATE DEPARTMENT.
[edit on 30-6-2004 by koji_K]