4 Iranian Officials Captured in Iraq

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  1. A story about Iran financing insurgent forces in Iraq got big play on CNN this morning.

    Put this story and T6's linked Fox News item together with:

    1. Reports of a build-up of western naval forces in the Persian Gulf, and

    2. The Bush administration's push for a "surge" increase in the number of US troops in Iraq.

    These concurrent developments make me suspect that an assault on Iran has been planned for '07.
  2. Yeah, because invasion solved the whole Iraq problem...

    Be afraid. Be very afraid.
  3. Use missiles. Lots of them.
  4. Must agree, King George is planning sumthing nasty for 07.
    A 'War Winning' policy in Iraq, Onest, or a nasty spoiling attack on Iran who is still not forgiven for 79's hostage taking.
    Ya Yank never forgets or forgives, till ya under his Boot.
  5. But how will the Iranians react? Should we be concerned for our forces in Iraq?
  6. oooooooooooooh look at the big cloud
  7. From the New York Times:

    The American military said Tuesday that it had credible evidence linking Iranians and their Iraqi associates, detained here in raids last week, to criminal activities, including attacks against American forces. Evidence also emerged that some of the detainees were involved in shipments of weapons to illegal armed groups in Iraq.

    "U.S. Says Captured Iranians Can Be Linked to Attacks"
    By SABRINA TAVERNISE. 27 December 2006
  8. Shock and awe, but don't invade, remove all of the Iranian infrastructure remove its wealth and remove its command, it can't play anymore. Just don't invade.
  9. But surely the septics cannot do it alone, they will need allies for the next great crusade.
    Stretched but not overstreched? Not for long if the worst happens.
    I wouldnt fancy going after Iran, thats a different ball game alltogether.
    Indeed, reduce their infrastructure to rubble, reduce their fighting capabilities. But to try and occupy the country would be ludicrous.
  10. Someone 'aint singing from the same hymn sheet

  11. The arrests were made at Hakim's compound - you know, the guy who they are meant to be bringing into the government.
  12. Why not simply shoot them and leave them by the side of the road like Iranian-funded gangs do in Iraq?

    Or give them some polonium tea so Putin has to explain that one
  13. quite agree. i dont think UK or US public would support and invasion. plenty of missiles sailing over - less personal, easier to explain. might just do it. Problem is you still end up alienating and hurting the iranian people, who may not all want to follow their jew hating boss. or maybe they do.
  14. A couple of guesses.

    1. They would attempt to block the Straits of Hormuz.

    2. They would attack military and merchant shipping in the Persian Gulf.

    3. They would do their best to raise hell in Iraq.