Possibile attacco all'Iran (fonte servizi russi) - in inglese

Possibile attacco all'Iran, secondo l'opinione dei servizi d'informazione

Di seguito un articolo che dà una possibile data per un attacco all'Iran  -
il 6 aprile - sulla base di informazioni provenienti dai servizi
d'informazione militari russi.
A differenza delle grida di "Al lupo, al lupo!" che vari disinformati
attivisti di sinistra diffondono da oltre un anno, e che servono solo a
(a) dimostrare  scarsa conoscenza della realtà; (b) screditare le fonti e,
per estensione, ogni appello a preoccuparsi per possibili attacchi reali,
questo articolo sembra abbastanza realistico.

Una dettagliata descrizione delle forze armate che si avviano ad uno
scontro, si può vedere

Luciano Dondero

Special Reports Last Updated: Mar 26th, 2007 - 01:04:48

Operation Bite: April 6 sneak attack by US forces against Iran planned,
Russian military sources warn
By Webster G. Tarpley
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Mar 26, 2007, 01:02

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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

The attack is slated to last for 12 hours, according to Uglanov, from 4 am
until 4 pm local time. Friday is the sabbath 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

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 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 reissued 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

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 Russian President
Vladimir 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 that 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 from
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, which 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 exert 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://www.tarpley.net/>Webster G. Tarpley is a journalist. Among other
works, he has published an investigation on the manipulation of the Red
Brigades by the Vatican's P2 Suite and the assassination of Aldo Moro, a
non-authorized biography of George H. Bush, and more recently an analysis
of the methods used to perpetrate the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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