While NBC Nightly News was prattling on tonight about “new wars in Iraq” and how well Americans care for their aging parents – oh, and don’t forget the “significant new findings on heart attacks in women” that turned out to be just a rehash of factors already known and well publicized – they completely forgot to inform Americans that their government has now finalized battle plans for the attack on Iran.
Fortunately, the BBC was able to broadcast the details to the rest of the world half an hour before NBC Nightly News came on air.
A US assault on Iran could be triggered, the BBC has learned, by any perceived nuclear threat from Iran, or a major attack on US forces in Iraq that could be traced back to Tehran. Strikes would not be limited to the country’s nuclear facilities, but would include most of its military infrastructure.
There are already thirty US warships stationed in the Gulf region and a second carrier group is on its way.
According to the BBC report:
“The US insists it is not planning to attack, and is trying to persuade Tehran to stop uranium enrichment. The UN has urged Iran to stop the programme or face economic sanctions. But diplomatic sources have told the BBC that as a fallback plan, senior officials at Central Command in Florida have already selected their target sets inside Iran.”
All now required is for the President of the United States to give the word.
But, we all know peace-loving, caring, born-again Christian, George W Bush would never do that.
Perhaps, after all, NBC just didn’t want Americans to know?
Read the BBC report and watch the video HERE.
As a postscript, the BBC reporter on the video is Frank Gardner, who was shot six times while reporting from a suburb of Riyadh, Saudia Arabia in 2004. His cameraman was killed in the attack. One of the bullets pierced Gardner’s spine rendering him paralyzed from the waist down.
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