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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Here We Go ......

Government in secret talks about strike against Iran
By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent
(Filed: 02/04/2006)

The Government is to hold secret talks with defence chiefs tomorrow to discuss possible military strikes against Iran.

A high-level meeting will take place in the Ministry of Defence at which senior defence chiefs and government officials will consider the consequences of an attack on Iran.

It is believed that an American-led attack, designed to destroy Iran's ability to develop a nuclear bomb, is "inevitable" if Teheran's leaders fail to comply with United Nations demands to freeze their uranium enrichment programme.

Tomorrow's meeting will be attended by Gen Sir Michael Walker, the chief of the defence staff, Lt Gen Andrew Ridgway, the chief of defence intelligence and Maj Gen Bill Rollo, the assistant chief of the general staff, together with officials from the Foreign Office and Downing Street.

The International Atomic Energy Authority, the nuclear watchdog, believes that much of Iran's programme is now devoted to uranium enrichment and plutonium separation, technologies that could provide material for nuclear bombs to be developed in the next three years.

The United States government is hopeful that the military operation will be a multinational mission, but defence chiefs believe that the Bush administration is prepared to launch the attack on its own or with the assistance of Israel, if there is little international support. British military chiefs believe an attack would be limited to a series of air strikes against nuclear plants - a land assault is not being considered at the moment.

But confirmation that Britain has started contingency planning will undermine the claim last month by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, that a military attack against Iran was "inconceivable".......

The rest of this article can be found here: Telegraph.co.uk

My Comments:

What is there to say ...... apart from, why the hell doesn't someone stop this madness before it is too late?

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posted by summersun70 at 8:21 AM

3 Comments:

Blogger Zee said...

summersun
I don't know where to look anymore for sanity!
The muslim world in my eyes are a bunch of lunatics (over exaggerated, and presently exceeding perverted " moon" forces). Yes, I am reading presently two translations of the Quar' an and they make me realize that there is no mercy for a non religious or non-muslim being on earth. Either you convert, be killed (jihad) or subdue to the law of Dhimmi (second class citizenship).
Nevertheless, the attitude of the "western axis" to topple Iran is absolute rubbish.
I see none whatsoever comprehension benefit of this move inaugurated amongst "western" politicians.
It is not about nukes, it is about a clash of civilizations.
My suggestion is, let the Arab world find their own terms and pace of transformation and face up to the realities of this century. Exporting "democracy" will certainly not help in that matter (as we have noticed of lately).
The less we (the west) infringe on their process, the more is granted towards them finding a new world.
Their own world - may it even be with an renewed look at Mohamedanism and Allah.
They can't stick to procedures made in 620 AD something forever you know!

11:11 AM  
Blogger summersun70 said...

It is not about nukes, it is about a clash of civilizations.
Exactly! The West cannot understand the Muslim World and the Muslim World cannot understand us.

I do not agree with your summation of Islamic society, but, as I, like you, have had limited access to the vast variety of Islamic texts, and as my (albeit very limited) understanding of Muslim society is based upon the few texts I have read when I studied Indian History, plus talking to a few Muslim friends and aquaintances, I am not in a strong position to argue.

But I do agree that exporting our rather thinned-down version of 'Democracy' to countries and cultures that, in the large part, do not want it is not the answer.

I also wonder what gives the West the right to think that they have the best system and that it should be imposed upon all other nations.

But at the end of the day, this is all about power - who wants to grasp it, and who wants to hold onto it - and of course, all the 'perks' that come with it ....

12:20 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

summersun
I like your name (subjective) and I love the flow of the wordings in your blog (objective).
And I will get back to you at some point about the "ISLAM issue" If the studies of the Qur'an seems to tedious - there is always secondary literature that is pretty good. For one the author Robert Spencer, the other I could recommend is Bat Ye'or.
Ciao, Zee.

5:41 PM  

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