03 April 2006

British Military Throws Monkey Wrench Into Conspiracy to Attack Iran

The campaign undertaken by the world's greatest nuclear proliferators - Britain, Apartheid Israel, and Uncle Sam - to hypocritically use Iran's nuclear program as a pretext to launch another war of imperial aggression and resource theft has again intensified. Over the weekend Sean Rayment, defense correspondent for the right-wing, pro-war British paper The Sunday Telegraph, broke the following story:
The Government is to hold secret talks with defence chiefs [Monday 3 April] 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.
Rayment and others in Britain's pro-war media establishment have been reporting on the details of this unfolding campaign - specifically the roles played by Apartheid Israel and NATO - in yet another war of imperial aggression for many months. His piece continues:
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.
Obviously Britain's ruling elites hoped to hold this meeting in secret - away from public view so as not to betray their own lies or give away their plots, plans, and conspiracies. Many among the military establishment did not share that objective, which explains why they leaked details of the meeting to friendly reporter and forced the Ministry of 'Defense' to cover their ass.

Like the leaks to The Sunday Times, Rayment's piece exposes the subterranean military mutiny afoot in Britain against the push by ruling class politicians and propagandists to attack Iran. Soldiers have begun to rebel because they recognize what the other's simply refuse to acknowledge: any attack on Iran would result in the slaughter of their own armed forces. The military commanders already taste defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan and they know an attack on Iran will produce a calamity that will make them seem insignificant.

Unlike the myriad Hitler and Goebbles wanna-be's who delude themselves into thinking that Iran is a primitive and uncivilized land of savages, military men live in the real world.

They recognize the destructive power the Iranian government can deploy against the West in a wide array of areas - its oil wealth, its regional alliances (including China and Russia), and its military technology - and know the sheer fantasy of the fairy-tale spun by the politicians that an attack on Iran would be limited. They know that if Uncle Sam, Nato, Britain or Apartheid Israel launches a sneak-attack on Iran, an expansion and escalation of the war - into the Persian Gulf, in Iraq, against Apartheid Israel's nuclear weapons facilities, and throughout the region - will immediately ensue.

That's why their leaking.

Late last week, Iran virtually spelled out to the world what an assault against their country would mean militarily. After an Iranian war game, Reuters reported:
Iran's armed forces on Friday successfully test fired a domestically produced missile which can evade radar, state television reported, a development analysts said could be worrying for Western forces in the Gulf....

"The missile command of the air force of the Revolutionary Guards has successfully tested a new generation of missiles," Hossein Salami, head of the Revolutionary Guards air force, told state television.

"This missile can evade radar and it can evade anti-missile missiles," he said.
Israel's Pro-Apartheid Ha'aretz reported that this news sent shockwaves through the ruling order. Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesmen Mark Regev said, "this news causes much concern, and that concern is shared by many countries in the international community, about Iran's aggressive nuclear weapons program and her parallel efforts to develop delivery systems, both in the field of ballistic missiles and cruise missiles."

The piece also quotes Adam Ereli, Uncle Sam's State Department spokesman: "I think it demonstrates that Iran has a very active and aggressive military program under way. I think Iran's military posture, military development effort, is of concern to the international community."

Additionally, Iran made an equally important announcement following the same war game: they now possesses the most world's most sophisticated marine missiles.
Iran said Sunday it has successfully test-fired a high-speed underwater missile, saying it was capable of destroying huge warships and submarines.

The Iranian-made missile has a speed of 100 meters per second underwater, Gen. Ali Fadavi, deputy head of the Navy of the elite Revolutionary Guards, said... "It has a very powerful warhead designed to hit big submarines. No warship can escape from this missile."
In short, this dispatch means that Iran has the power to defend the Strait of Hormuz with cheaply made missiles that can destroy Uncle Sam's naval presence in the Persian Gulf.

If they attack, their seamen better know how to swim.

One cannot overlook the intimate connection between these recent announcements and leaks from the British military clearly meant to slow down the march to war. Given the arrogance and stupidity of prevaricating politicians and propagandists itching for war and Iran's elaborate plans to withstand such an attack, we can expect to a continuation of internecine warfare between the generals who realize the enormity of defeat for the forces of imperialism and politicians whose greed and racism has blinded them to this reality.
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