Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Armageddon watch, part III

The US is updating contingency plans for a non-nuclear strike to cripple Iran's atomic weapon programme if international diplomacy fails, Pentagon sources have confirmed.

Strategists are understood to have presented two options for pinpoint strikes using B2 bombers flying directly from bases in Missouri, Guam in the Pacific and Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.

RAF Fairford in Gloucester also has facilities for B2s but this has been ruled out because of the UK's opposition to military action against Tehran.

The main plan calls for a rolling, five-day bombing campaign against 400 key targets in Iran, including 24 nuclear-related sites, 14 military airfields and radar installations, and Revolutionary Guard headquarters.
At least 75 targets in underground complexes would be attacked with waves of bunker-buster bombs. Iranian radar networks and air defence bases would be struck by submarine-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles and then kept out of action by carrier aircraft flying from warships in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.
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The main plan calls for a rolling, five-day bombing campaign against 400 key targets in Iran, including 24 nuclear-related sites, 14 military airfields and radar installations, and Revolutionary Guard headquarters.
At least 75 targets in underground complexes would be attacked with waves of bunker-buster bombs.
Iranian radar networks and air defence bases would be struck by submarine-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles and then kept out of action by carrier aircraft flying from warships in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.


When this all finishes playing out, and my premonition is confirmed, I hope you all will reward me with one of the good spots in the caves the survivors will be living in.

3 Comments:

Anonymous JRW said...

Blue,
You can come hang out with me.
JRW

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is that the caves are going to be so crowded, that you won't want to stay there, even if you can't get in.

So how do we get Congress to rescind whatever authority the administration believes it has to start another war? Can it repeal its Iraq blank check? Can it cut off the money? Can it forbid the executive from attacking anybody or anything without express congressional permission?

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Sorghum Crow said...

Blue,

No caves where I live, but I'll plant a few extra rows of beans.

8:59 AM  

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