Bill Lind on Operation Anabasis: I don't think this is about to happen but I did not like that "who knows". Lind may be right about disaster planning being a matter for initiative way down the chain of command. Somebody said on here a while ago that only Septic extraction strategy involved clinging to a helicopter skids. Now just supposing the Israelis nuke Bashir for instance and it all went tits up. The South is swarming with Badr Brigrade, Mahdi Army and those rather efficient Qods Force chaps. For once they are not fighting each other. All the Yank airlift has disapeared north to evacuate the Green zone.