Russians Warn: Operation Bite - April 6 Sneak Attack On Iran By USForc
- Russians Warn: Operation Bite - April 6 Sneak Attack On Iran By USForces
Russian Military Sources Warn: Operation Bite - April 6 Sneak Attack On
Iran By US Forces Planned
General Ivashov Calls For Emergency Session Of UN Security Council To
Ward Off Looming US Aggression
By Webster G. Tarpley
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,
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
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
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
"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.
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Citizen in Germany in 1940, Would you have been on the side of the
German government or hope the German army would lose the war ?
I hope Bush's army loses this war to Iran, Russia, China !
What say you ?
T Lee Buyea - Fla News Service