Fairford Ruled out of \'Operation Bomb Iran into Democracy\'
Friday May 19, 2006 15:23 by Anarchist606
Bomb Iran but not from South West
The huge U$ airbase at Fairford, Gloucester has apparently been ruled out of the planning for an attack on Iran because of \"...the UK’s opposition to military action against Tehran\" – the article is not clear if this opposition is the government (though I doubt it as that seems to be why Jack Straw was given the boot, because he opposed war with Iran) or could it be that they fear the popular protest? Certainly during the Iraq war the base saw massive protests and it was clear the state was getting worried!
( PS. It was pointed out to me that while the media might not look that hard at what is happening at Iraq, they looked even less at the recent revelation that 182,000,000 Africans are going to die due to global warming. This is more than any act of terror that I can conceive and should be front page news everywhere. But it\'s not. This should shame us all in the West. http://www.gnn.tv/headlines/9139/West_s_Failure_over_Climate_Change_Will_Kill_182m_Africans )
Full article on Iran Bombing:
By Ian Bruce, Defence Correspondent
Republished from The Herald
The U.S. is updating contingency plans for a non-nuclear strike to cripple Iran\'s atomic weapon programme if international diplomacy fails, Pentagon sources have confirmed. Strategists are understood to have presented two options for pinpoint strikes using B2 bombers flying directly from bases in Missouri, Guam in the Pacific and Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
RAF Fairford in Gloucester also has facilities for B2s but this has been ruled out because of the UK’s opposition to military action against Tehran.
The main plan calls for a rolling, five-day bombing campaign against 400 key targets in Iran, including 24 nuclear-related sites, 14 military airfields and radar installations, and Revolutionary Guard headquarters. At least 75 targets in underground complexes would be attacked with waves of bunker-buster bombs.
Iranian radar networks and air defence bases would be struck by submarine-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles and then kept out of action by carrier aircraft flying from warships in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. The alternative to an all-out campaign is a demonstration strike against one or two high-profile targets such as the Natanz uranium enrichment facility or the hexafluoride gas plant at Isfahan.
UK sources say contingency plans have also been drawn up to cope with the inevitable backlash against the Basra garrison in neighbouring Iraq.