posted on Nov, 20 2004 @ 10:28 PM
To Destroy Iran's Nuclear Bomb Program, 350 targets must be hit
The first stage would be a bombing mission against the regime’s primary prop, the Revolutionary Guards.
The second stage would be the destruction of known and probable nuclear sites – a much harder mission given the hundreds of sites known and unknown
number and carefully camouflaged underground behind cunning window-dressing. US intelligence estimates as many as 350 sites. It does not have precise
knowledge of which are the most important or even which are active.
Regime change in stage three would entail ground action.
At present, there are no air bases within range for carrying out stages two and three. Sufficient US troops for overthrowing the regime would pose a
problem given Iran’s land area of four times that of Iraq.
What's that I hear? War drums? Is there anyone out there that will still discount the idea of a U.S. draft? Iran is huge. Supply lines would be
so immensely overstretched. And our intelligence of Iran seems weak at best.
Iraq is going to need more troops itself. This also off Debka...
In northern town of Mosul
, some 3,000 US and Iraqi troops restore order following counter-insurgent operation that left 15 rebels dead, 45 in
custody. In Ramadi, 5 Iraqis killed. More violence flares also in Tikrit
The fighting hasn't stopped in Baghdad
either. Will the U.S. military, as it currently stands, be able to keep Iraq under control and
take out Iran?
Or will we need to call up our reserves of Mall Security guards?