Monday, April 17, 2006

US planned Iran invasion since 2003: analyst - Independent Online

- Here we go again... Reports of planning by the United States to attack Iran are rife these days. As I have said before, Iranians must use the help of the United States and other countries to free Iran. Why? Because we simply don't have the resources to do it effectively. Revolutions aren't cheap and they certainly aren't easy to plan. In fact, the United States recieved help from the French in order to gain its independence. But recieving help from the Western powers does not mean that we can trust them. This is the crucial difference between seeking help and selling your soul.

Reports of U.S. plans to attack Iran shouldn't scare us. The United States has plans to attack many countries. In fact, the author of an article I read a while back was shocked to find that the Pentagon had plans to attack Canada. Why would he be shocked? If the United States didn't have plans to attack, it would be neglectful at best on the part of its military planners. Furthermore, there is a difference between having a plan in place and an intent to imminently act on those plans.

These reports on US plans to attack Iran shouldn't induce apprehension. Instead, it should be a motivation for us to get off of our butts and save our country from the Mullahs before the West decides that is has enough of a pretext to attack!

I hope that we can save our country soon.
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Washington - A former US intelligence analyst says the United States began planning a full-scale military campaign against Iran to establish control over the Strait of Hormuz even before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.

William Arkin, who served as the US Army's top intelligence mind on West Berlin in the 1970s and accurately predicted US military operations against Iraq, said the plan was known in military circles as TIRANNT, an acronym for Theater Iran Near Term.

The plan includes a scenario for a land invasion of the country led by the US Marine Corps, a detailed analysis of the Iranian missile force and a global strike plan against any Iranian weapons of mass destruction, Arkin wrote. He said the US and British planners had already conducted a Caspian Sea war game as part of these preparations.

"According to military sources close to the planning process, this task was given to army general John Abizaid, now commander of CENTCOM, in 2002," Arkin wrote, referring to the Florida-based US Central Command.

But preparations under TIRANNT began in earnest in May 2003, when modellers and intelligence specialists pulled together the data needed for Theatre-level warfare analysis for Iran, Arkin said.

Meanwhile, Iran has formed battalions of suicide bombers to hit American and British targets if its nuclear installations are attacked, London's Sunday Times newspaper said.

According to Iranian officials, 40 000 trained suicide bombers were ready to strike.

Iran is in a stand-off with the West over its nuclear programme, which the Islamic republic insists is entirely for peaceful purposes.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Winston said...

FREEDOM FOR IRANIANS NOW!

Mon Apr 17, 03:15:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Canuckguy said...

USA Iranian invasion plans are just wishful thinking on the American side. They no longer have the means to carry out such a plan, their hands are full with Iraq. The vast majority will not greet the Americans with open arms and will turn any invasion/occupation into a living hell for American troops like in Iraq. So you may as well forget overthrowing the present Iranian government, you just do not have the support of the Iranian majority. But go ahead, keep beating your head against the brick wall, eventually you may cause it to crack.

Mon Apr 17, 05:26:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Ruzbeh Hosseini said...

I'm sorry, but was that comment directed at me in particular? I am against any invasion of Iran. My point was that the United States has plans for everything, but that doesn't mean they will attack.

And even if they decide to attakc, that's even more reason for the Iranian people to stand up and do something about the mess inside their country.

So if that comment was directed at me, i believe that you have misunderstood my point entirely.

Tue Apr 18, 06:01:00 AM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Canuckguy said...
USA Iranian invasion plans are just wishful thinking on the American side. They no longer have the means to carry out such a plan, their hands are full with Iraq. The vast majority will not greet the Americans with open arms and will turn any invasion/occupation into a living hell for American troops like in Iraq. So you may as well forget overthrowing the present Iranian government, you just do not have the support of the Iranian majority. But go ahead, keep beating your head against the brick wall, eventually you may cause it to crack."

Majority of Iranians dont want a regime change?
yeah right!

Wed Apr 19, 05:08:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Ruzbeh Hosseini said...

I encourage Canuckguy to engage in this discussion because I sincerely believe that he misconstrued my point.

The issue is not whether Iranians want a change in Regime; there is no doubt with regard to this issue. The Iranian people have a greater thirst for a change in regime than any other nation at this time.

The issue is how that change in regime will come about. We, as Iranians, have two choices. We can take matters into our own hands and effect a regime change on our own terms so that we can remain independent and sovereign; OR we can stay our hand and wait for the actions of the international community that will effect a regime change on THEIR TERMS, not ours.

If the Iranian people want to be free they have to do it themselves. Although the threat of a military strike is remote in my opinion, the threat should induce usto action. That was my point. The threat of international action should be a motivation for us to do something now.

I hope I have made my point clear.

Wed Apr 19, 08:26:00 AM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I think it is more to it than this.
How are Iranian people supppose to stand up to a regime which has been suppplied gears and weapons to supress the the people in almost 3 deacdes?
Despite this fact,Iranian people have time after time showed their hatred for the regime through uprisings,riots,protests and even peaceful gatherings which results in injuries and death. I guess they too have come to the conclusion that without help its just not going to work out!

Thu Apr 20, 08:33:00 AM 2006  
Anonymous Canuckguy said...

Ruzbeh, I understood your point, I was just voicing my opinion and not disagreeing with you per say. I am not convinced that the so called Iranian democratic front or whatever you want to call them, have any meaningful following strong enough to effect a government change for the better. The clerics have too powerful a grip and are supported by too many of the citizens, the clerics don't need the support of the majority to oppress the segment of the population yearning for a more democratic secular government. All the clerics need to do is to put the fear into the the people and they have enough thugs to do that. Hitler did in in Germany with only a large minority that voted for him and his crew of thugs.

Fri Apr 21, 07:06:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Ruzbeh Hosseini said...

Canuckguy, you are right with respect to the fact that the regime is very good at instilling fear in the Iranian people. That is how despots stay in power.

But to equate fear with a lack of support is not correct. The Iranian people do support the dissident movement both inside and outside of Iran. But the reason why we haven't seen enough opposition towards the regime inside Iran is because of the regime's brutality. Just look at the amount of opposition to the IRI in the Iranian diaspora. When the Islamic supporters tried to bring Sharia to Ontario, it was the IRANIAN opposition that killed that idea within the provincial government - I know because I reside in Ontario.

But the important thing to note is that the Iranian people want to be free and they respect the work of those in the West who are working to achieve that goal.

Thank you very much for your contributions. I really enjoy discussing these matters with you and I hope you continue to contribute.

Sincerely,

Ruzbeh Hosseini

Sat Apr 22, 07:47:00 AM 2006  

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