posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 01:48 PM
I read this on the following website:
Apparently, in a magazine called "The American Conservative", there is the following quote by Dick Cheney:
"The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with
drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale
air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including
numerous suspected nuclear-weapons-program development sites. Many of the targets are hardened or are deep underground and could not be taken out by
conventional weapons, hence the nuclear option. As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of
terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications
of what they are doing--that Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack--but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any
I don't receive copies of The American Conservative, but this is a frightening story, and if it is true (a friend of mine is a subscriber, and I left
him a message asking him to look in his new issue), this is absolutely horrifying. We're planning on nuking a country, regardless of whether or not
they ar einvolved with this "future terror attack". That's horrible!
I just thought it should be brought to everyone's attention.