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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Do you believe an attack on Iran is coming sooner rather than later?

www.arabnews.com

RIYADH, 24 March 2008 — The Shoura Council has discussed a national plan to deal with any potential leakage of radioactive material in the Kingdom following warnings of possible attacks on Iran’s nuclear reactors.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/ne...

British officials gave warning yesterday that America's commander in Iraq will declare that Iran is waging war against the US-backed Baghdad government.Frontline: Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan A strong statement from General David Petraeus about Iran's intervention in Iraq could set the stage for a US attack on Iranian military facilities, according to a Whitehall assessment. In closely watched testimony in Washington next week, Gen Petraeus will state that the Iranian threat has risen as Tehran has supplied and directed attacks by militia fighters against the Iraqi state and its US allies.

Update:

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20070327/62697703.html

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran's borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday. "The latest military intelligence data point to heightened U.S. military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran," the official said, adding that the Pentagon has probably not yet made a final decision as to when an attack will be launched. He said the Pentagon is looking for a way to deliver a strike against Iran "that would enable the Americans to bring the country to its knees at minimal cost."

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No I don't believe that. I trust the Russian intelligence and government as much as trust the word of General Petraeus and the US government regarding the war in Iraq in anything they might say. Not at all.

    General Petaeus very well may make this statement about Iran, I doubt it is to set the stage for military action against Iran though. It is most likely a statement to be made to get support for maintaining the current US troop level in Iraq. Scary Iran is backing the insurgents against the Iraqi government so of course the military must maintain a strong presence to deter them no?

    Russian intelligence is questionable as well since as of late they have been attempting to flex their political and military muscle against the US government by supporting any government that our government opposes. They are clearly once again vying for super power status in the world.

  • 1 decade ago

    If McCain gets his foot in the White House, according to this news article, McCain is more Hawkish than Bush on Russia, China, Iraq: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&si...

    According to the article, Bush and McCain wouldn't mind starting a war with Iran (but they don't mention war funding or Congress needing to bless it):

    "Neither McCain nor Bush has ruled out the use of force in Iran or North Korea. Nor will McCain sit down with leaders of those countries, or Cuba, unless conditions are met. Both Bush and McCain say troop withdrawals in Iraq will be determined by events on the ground, not timetables set in Washington."

    So either Bush or McCain could set up America in 3 middle eastern wars. Hmm haven't quite a few countries been destroyed by spreading their resources too thin, warring in too many countries, at the detriment of their economy? Isn't that how the USSR became Russia and a zillion other nations?

  • Boss H
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It will be the next war to make the DOW look pretty when it crashes after Iraq is over.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have no idea - but we need to stay strong and withdrawing troops has the potential to make a much bigger Iran and then things will be much harder to deal with.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not a chance. You see they DO have weapons and they WILL use them.

    That is the two things that will ensure the US stays out.

    We only pick on defenceless nations.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, it's not happening. Even if warranted the U.S. population doesn't want any conflict for a long time.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hopefully so, Democracy needs to triumph over Theocracy some how.

    Source(s): Down with the Imam! Down with the Ayatollah!
  • 1 decade ago

    To ya blows goats,

    More likely will it be Tibet after this?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would like to see us start carpet bombing them tomorrow.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No I don't..

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