Sunday, April 02, 2006

Watch out Ahmadinejad

Heartening news:
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….

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.
There's also a cool map with big pictures of missles on and that.

Update. Last month the BBC's World Affairs editor John Simpson smugly predicted:
It looks pretty likely now that Iran will soon become a nuclear power, in spite of the best efforts of the West.
I bet he nearly choked on his cornflakes (or, more likely, his lavash bread and feta cheese) this morning.

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