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Iran Sneak Attack on April 6???

Operation Bite - April 6 Sneak Attack
By US Forces On Iran Planned
Russian Military Sources Warn

General Ivashov Calls For Emergency Session Of
UN Security Council To Ward Off Looming US Aggression
By Webster G. Tarpley
3-25-7

WASHINGTON DC – The long awaited US military attack on Iran is now on track for the first week of April, specifically for 4 AM on April 6, the Good Friday opening of Easter weekend, writes the well-known Russian journalist Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly “Argumenty Nedeli.” Uglanov cites Russian military experts close to the Russian General Staff for his account.

The attack is slated to last for twelve hours, according to Uglanov, lasting from 4 AM until 4 PM local time. Friday is a holiday in Iran. In the course of the attack, code named Operation Bite, about 20 targets are marked for bombing; the list includes uranium enrichment facilities, research centers, and laboratories.

The first reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, where Russian engineers are working, is supposed to be spared from destruction. The US attack plan reportedly calls for the Iranian air defense system to be degraded, for numerous Iranian warships to be sunk in the Persian Gulf, and the for the most important headquarters of the Iranian armed forces to be wiped out.

The attacks will be mounted from a number of bases, including the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Diego Garcia is currently home to B-52 bombers equipped with standoff missiles. Also participating in the air strikes will be US naval aviation from aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf, as well as from those of the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. Additional cruise missiles will be fired from submarines in the Indian Ocean and off the coast of the Arabian peninsula. The goal is allegedly to set back Iran’s nuclear program by several years, writes Uglanov, whose article was re-issued by RIA-Novosti in various languages, but apparently not English, several days ago. The story is the top item on numerous Italian and German blogs, but so far appears to have been ignored by US websites.

Observers comment that this dispatch represents a high-level orchestrated leak from the Kremlin, in effect a war warning, which draws on the formidable resources of the Russian intelligence services, and which deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness by pro-peace forces around the world.

Asked by RIA-Novosti to comment on the Uglanov report, retired Colonel General Leonid Ivashov confirmed its essential features in a March 21 interview: “I have no doubt that there will be an operation, or more precisely a violent action against Iran.” Ivashov, who has reportedly served at various times as an informal advisor to Putin, is currently the Vice President of the Moscow Academy for Geopolitical Sciences.

Ivashov attributed decisive importance to the decision of the Democratic leadership of the US House of Representatives to remove language from the just-passed Iraq supplemental military appropriations bill which would have demanded that Bush come to Congress before launching an attack on Iran. Ivashov pointed out that the language was eliminated under pressure from AIPAC, the lobbing group representing the Israeli extreme right, and of Israeli Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni.

“We have drawn the unmistakable conclusion that this operation will take place,” said Ivashov. In his opinion, the US planning does not include a land operation: " Most probably there will be no ground attack, but rather massive air attacks with the goal of annihilating Iran’s capacity for military resistance, the centers of administration, the key economic assets, and quite possibly the Iranian political leadership, or at least part of it," he continued.

Ivashov noted that it was not to be excluded that the Pentagon would use smaller tactical nuclear weapons against targets of the Iranian nuclear industry. These attacks could paralyze everyday life, create panic in the population, and generally produce an atmosphere of chaos and uncertainty all over Iran, Ivashov told RIA-Novosti. “This will unleash a struggle for power inside Iran, and then there will be a peace delegation sent in to install a pro-American government in Teheran,” Ivashov continued. One of the US goals was, in his estimation, to burnish the image of the current Republican administration, who would now be able to boast that they had wiped out the Iranian nuclear program.

Among the other outcomes, General Ivashov pointed to a partition of Iran along the same lines as Iraq, and a subsequent carving up of the Near and Middle East into smaller regions. “This concept worked well for them in the Balkans and will now be applied to the greater Middle East,” he commented.

“Moscow must expert Russia’s influence by demanding an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council to deal with the current preparations for an illegal use of force against Iran and the destruction of the basis of the United Nations Charter,” said General Ivashov. “In this context Russia could cooperate with China, France and the non-permanent members of the Security Council. We need this kind of preventive action to ward off the use of force,” he concluded.

http://fr.rian.ru/world/20070319/62260006.html

http://fr.rian.ru/world/20070321/62387717.html

Didn’t you post the same thing last year about a March 2006 attack?

not much of a sneak attack if it is in a newspaper before it happens.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Didn’t you post the same thing last year about a March 2006 attack?[/quote]

He did, and it’s startlingly similar from what I can recall. A Russian somehow having intel on a US invasion and leaking it to spurious sources.

Guess I have to put this one on my Outlook calendar too.

How many of these stupid things will you post?

[quote]Rockscar wrote:
How many of these stupid things will you post?[/quote]

Why are they stupid?

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Didn’t you post the same thing last year about a March 2006 attack?[/quote]

This comes across as a milder form of millennialism. You would think people would learn after being wrong so many times before, but apparently not.

I’d give 500:1 odds for this date. The same as for any other.

[quote]etaco wrote:
Zap Branigan wrote:
Didn’t you post the same thing last year about a March 2006 attack?

This comes across as a milder form of millennialism. You would think people would learn after being wrong so many times before, but apparently not.

I’d give 500:1 odds for this date. The same as for any other.[/quote]

Hey if you don’t get the date right the first time keep guessing.

[quote]jlesk68 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
How many of these stupid things will you post?

Why are they stupid?[/quote]

Because they are wrong.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Didn’t you post the same thing last year about a March 2006 attack?[/quote]

Yup, I remember that. Maybe if he posts something like this everyday for 365 days every year, he just might be right!

[quote]Rockscar wrote:
jlesk68 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
How many of these stupid things will you post?

Why are they stupid?

Because they are wrong.[/quote]

Hopefully it never happens, and most likely they’ll be wrong…I agree, but you never know.

[quote]jlesk68 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
jlesk68 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
How many of these stupid things will you post?

Why are they stupid?

Because they are wrong.

Hopefully it never happens, and most likely they’ll be wrong…I agree, but you never know.[/quote]

lol…

so you keep crying wolf because you don’t know?

Same “General Leonid Ivashov” who said this:

Source: http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=201

At this point, I would like to say something witty, like “Yeah, he’s pretty legit.”, but of course the sarcasm would be completely lost on those like JLesk, who actually believe crap like that…

Keep up the good work, JLesk.

[quote]Cunnivore wrote:
Same “General Leonid Ivashov” who said this:

The organizers of [the nine eleven] attacks were the political and business circles interested in destabilizing the world order? because they ?were not satisfied with the rhythm of the globalization process or its direction.
Source: http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=201

At this point, I would like to say something witty, like “Yeah, he’s pretty legit.”, but of course the sarcasm would be completely lost on those like JLesk, who actually believe crap like that…

Keep up the good work, JLesk.[/quote]

Will you believe The Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1173879220977&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

[quote]haney1 wrote:
jlesk68 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
jlesk68 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
How many of these stupid things will you post?

Why are they stupid?

Because they are wrong.

Hopefully it never happens, and most likely they’ll be wrong…I agree, but you never know.

lol…

so you keep crying wolf because you don’t know?

[/quote]

Reuters is talking about the summer, is that better for you?

[quote]jlesk68 wrote:

Will you believe The Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1173879220977&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull[/quote]

Yes. Having the Jerusalem post quote the same sources as you did automatically makes the report instantly more credible.

And besides that, are you really worried that Iran is going to be a victim of some horrendous attack that they haven’t yet earned? Do you think there is anything worth fighting over? Just wondering.

Edited to add: By the way, I’m pretty sure the 6th has come and gone over there, I’m still waiting for news of the sneak attack. The fact that it isn’t all over the news can only mean one of three things:

  1. The Whitehouse and/or Mossad intercepted your post warning us about the impending attack and had to change their strategy at the last instant.

  2. The prediction of a sneak attack on Iran is completely open-ended, meaning that the Russian Intel is 100% correct, but not until someone actually gets off their ass and carries out the horrible, unjustified attack we all fear so greatly.

  3. The stinking Zionists in control of all media are covering for their favorite world dicktater, W by not reporting the carnage, or perhaps making up a story about Iran’s nuclear sites “exploding for no apparent reason whatsoever!”

General Ishanov’s analysis is very general. Anyone who has read a Tom Clancy book could come up with the same scenario.
Of course we will use B-52’s from Diego Garcia, the Sixth Fleet, and cruise missles. That is right from the Persian Gulf War and Iraqi Freedom playbook.
Of course we will strike the air defense system, the reactors at Buesher, and the leadership of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
If he was actually a good intel officer, he could name the aircraft carriers involved, the squadrons at Diego, and submarines that would launch the missles. He would be able to give an estimte on what targets those units would be assigned to, based off of their capablities and how they have been employed in the past.
His analysis is nothing more than fortune telling, and about as accurate.

I’ve got my popcorn and pompoms. Don’t let me down…

[quote]vroom wrote:
I’ve got my popcorn and pompoms. Don’t let me down…[/quote]

lol

[quote]jlesk68 wrote:
haney1 wrote:
jlesk68 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
jlesk68 wrote:
Rockscar wrote:
How many of these stupid things will you post?

Why are they stupid?

Because they are wrong.

Hopefully it never happens, and most likely they’ll be wrong…I agree, but you never know.

lol…

so you keep crying wolf because you don’t know?

Reuters is talking about the summer, is that better for you?

Reuters sensationalizes things for money. It makes sense for them to cry wolf. Everytime they do money falls from the sky.

You on the other hand do it because…

I bet you got all worked up over y2k as well.