With Defense Ministry officials saying that they believe the US may soon “fast-forward” plans to attack Iran, Britain’s military is stepping up its own preparations for such an attack under the assumption that they will join in on the war.
The planning is based on expectations that next week’s report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be a “game changer” and will convince President Obama to launch another massive war.
It also comes just a day after reports in the Israeli press that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to convince the rest of his cabinet to launch a unilateral attack on Iran before winter on the argument that an autumn war would be much more convenient.
Though Netanyahu seems to be gaining some ground, there are a number of Israeli cabinet members who say it is their preference to convince the US to start the war instead. Though threats of an impending war against Iran have been coming off and on for over a decade, it seems the Obama Administration’s preference not to see Israel launch a disastrous unilateral war could convince them that the US should start its own disastrous unilateral war instead.
48 thoughts on “Britain Prepares to Attack Iran”
Has anyone told Putin… One would expect "them" to get a green light from the ONE person who could rain on their party…. WMDs……………………. Is "Great Britian" ready to put London at risk for…..?????!!!!!! Likewise Israel…. who helped Georgia plan their sneak attack on Russia……. You don't think there is some chance of PAYBACK…. Or is this kiss and go to sleep…??? Makes one wonder if Chewish people aren't abjectly suicidal and self destructive…. at the core of their DNA…
how sad we are.
well it was a nice attempt at civilization.
maybe we'll do better next time.
I doubt it – it's not in our genes.
And 500 million years old shoe prints and a 400 million year old gold chain, among other things have in fact been found. In a hundred million years everything is forgotten and we can blow it all up again. So, 10,000 or 100.000 years till we´ve got radio,etc. again ? For more than 40 years-see Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-the Pentagon has been aiming to achieve a Disarming First Strike Capability even if it logically leads to Launch On Warning, probably by 2014. For that reason General Harbottle told me: "THEY ARE BLOODY FOOLS IN THE PENTAGON !!!"
Can we expect a "terrorist" attack at home or on interests abroad that will be blamed on Iran?
Terrible relentless Nazi wars of aggression that no one will stand up to.
When Iraq invaded Kuwait UN (US) ponced on Iraq. If US, UK, and Israel attack Iran why not extend the same curtsy to these thugs as well.
The most grand anti-war protest the world has ever known, ‘Occupy America, with ‘Occupy Oakland just today having a citywide strike that closed down the fifth largest port in America, while we procrastinate about the latest propaganda coming out of UK Israel — an over the hill empire and their submissive little client state.
capitalism needs war for remaining longer ,no matter how many people get killed in these wars the only target for capitalism is destroying the actual people`s movement not their dictator regimes , and that's why capitalism is looking for excuses to attack and kill the innocent uprised people , now they blaming on dictators or countries politics ,please leave these people alone, these people can solve their own problem , the population of earth is seven billion now these days, and 99% of them they are not happy with capitalism policy, now imagine when these 99% rises ,so why are you waking them up by creating wars or interfering with their daily life business , don't you think at the bottom line you are actually destroying yourself "(capitalism)"
Preparing for an attack on Iran? What the hell..!! Did I miss something or did Britain just say flat out it's going to attack someone for no reason? Not even the courtesy of giving the public a phony reach around.
Is there ANY hope we can stay out of this? Any hope at all?!
Sure. Just find a bigger source for campaign donations. Maybe Bill Gates could chip in instead of wasting all that money on mosquito nets – as long as Bill promises he doesn't want to invade Iran.
This is complete lunacy. And I thought the batch of clowns the Republicans have put up as candidates were stupid…If Obama actually does this then we are surely doomed as a nation. There will be no safe haven for these criminals anywhere.
This must be a joke! let the US be out of this! let Israel start and finish their wars alone! stay out! Israel seems like the real terrorists! They seem to want power and be willing to kill for it! I think the US government might already believe Israel to be a terrorist state, and that as a terrorist state they use fear to gather support! What a shame to see this kind of absurd behavior. Netanyahu should go now! please Israelis! OCCUPY ISRAEL NOW!
You aren't aware of the threat Iran has been stating for years? Israel has been targeted by rockets from Gaza and the West bank since the released the Palestinian prisoners. What would have them do? Or are you a Hitler lover, too? Occupy a job. Occupy a diploma. Occupy a library. Grow a brain.
F*ck f*ckf*ck. We are total wankers,HONEST!
Sorry about the language,but this just gets more ridonculous by the second!
I usually agree with you, but could you please moderate your language? It doesn't do the anti-war case any favours by using such expressions, and it's most unladylike. A more polite approach would find much more support.
They are a bunch of crazy terrorists.And I aint talkin' Iran.
C,mon Dr.Paul,but will it be too late.(for USA and the Iranians)?
Pre modern man,the new metro sexual model.
The softest bastards on earth,if given the chance to put their ass in combat.
I think will be a suiside for america as when Iran starts supplying arms to Afghans will be a hell for americans.
Israelis will be rewarded for their notorious work by america and people in america are without concious but the thirst of blood by american artmy will not be complete unless untill God punishes through catastophese.
There will be Wars and rumor of Wars! You were told before hand that this would be and now has come the time for the Heavenly Kingdom to be revealed, a Kingdom which shall not pass away, even unto everlasting! God Almighty is the maker of Kings, NOT Man! And the Lord God is the anointed Savior of the World and he has come to judge and make war and the ungodly and he shall smite the nations with the sword of his mouth!
God didn't make this war. Foolish and power-hungry men did. There have always been 'rumors of war'. It's called fear-mongering. Don't try to sit in the driver's seat of the Bible until you've learned to master your emotions and prejudices.
Britain has taken too much money from India and Africa (diaments and uranium) to be able to maintain the lavish life style of its useless royalty and launch wars like it pleases them (the Iraq attack was based on false allegations of weapons of mass distruction). So if they are not smart enough to do better than going war to kill others, I hope that Obama will specially at this point in time. A country is not at war when everything remains the same within its own territory – they are invading others or attacking them that is imperalism. ANTIWAR more than ever. WAR does not solve economic problems nor it is excusable in any circonstances unless directly attacked by a country, otherwise there should be secret services to do the job for which they are trained for. Israel should not be ditacting the faith to the West since it is not able to leave in peace with their half brothers for centuries. Let's not be their puppets, they need to solve their problems on their own, so they can learn the lesson, they never haven't learnt a thing since we are here to clean up their mess???
You can be sure our friends in Israel will help in this war effort by attacking Lebanon and taking the natural gas fields off the coast and move up to the Latavi river. Israel plays the stupid people of Europe and the USA like lucy pulling away the football. When are people going to learn that these wars are for oil and power. They are stated by the big bankers who happen to all be dual citizens with Israel. John Bolton who is a low life that the world has ever created has admitted all the wars are to keep the price of gasoline cheap.
This time we will handle any problem in Lebanon and let Israel send in the IDF tanks. They have to start this war before our troops leave Iraq or lose the ability to steal the Iranian oil fields.
they aren't going to attack. Unless of course they could do it Iraq style which didn't noticeably impact on too many american voters. An Iranian attack will impact them , very unpleasantly.
Now science through Modeling and Simulations proves “in any international dispute there exists at least one compromising solution which is beneficial to both sides provided they are both fair and rational.
Are Israel, US and UK policy makers rational and fair? ……or there ia an army of warmongers in these countries who are in position of power.
For the UK military to declare they are preparing to support a US attack on Iran for the sole benefit of Israel is outrageous. The lust for power and military might by empires (past and present) is obnoxious. If Israel wants to ruck around in the Middle East, let them go it alone and reap all consequences. If the surrounding Arab nations would just stop selling gas, oil and other products to Israel, they may wake up. I don't want one of my tax dollars to go towards an invasion of Iran. But then again, with the outcry against a "people vote" in Greece, what do average citizens have to say these days that matters?
All this so a couple of hundred thousand Jewish settlers can make their home in the Occupied territories. We sure love those settlers. We're willing to kill 10 million Muslims for their benefit and risk a million or so American lives just so they can claim Palestinian land. What a trade-off!
Anyone who is in favor of attacking Iran has no loyalty to America. Iran has nothing to gain by attacking us. They 'love their children, too' just as the Russians did during the 1980s and before. It's pretty clear that the usual suspects want another war fought on their behalf in the Middle East. if you want to talk to someone who opposes war with Iran, trying contacting Col Lawrence Wilkerson. Google his e-mail, I think he's at a university. He may well respond to your e-mail. There are a lot of military people that are completely opposed to this madness.
Itwillbeadisaster, "the usual suspect" is the British Empire. They wand to destabilize the Middle East and fight the war for the Islamic radicalization with Israeli hands. They coerce and cajoile Israel into war, knowing perfectly well that it will be the country who will sustain most destruction, as Iran views it as its chief opponent and aims its missiles at Israel.
Even if Israel and Brits ultimately win, in the long run, Israel will lose out, for it will have all the radical Muslim world set against it.
I thought all the "radical" Muslim world was already set against it. I don't think theres anything radical about defending your homeland – here I mean the Palestinian homeland – or opposing Israeli aggression and criminality.
It's Israel's homeland, too. You don't know Israel's history, obviously.
Israel, a country forged through threats and blackmail in the UN in 1947/48, engaged in terrorist outrages, amssacres and ethnic cleansing against the native Palestinian population before the state of Israel was founded, attacked Egypt in 1956, attacked Jordan, Syria and Egypt in 1967, has occupied the West Bank for 44 years, subjecting the native Arab population to a brutal and demeaning occupation, has attacked Lebanon on many occasions leaving behind the dead, the wounded and the countryside strewn with cluster bombs, has massacred Palestinians on many occasions, commits piracy, murder, holds about 6000 Palestinian hostages. Ah yes, Israel, that beacon of democracy and western values.
Radical Muslims, moderate Muslims, peace-loving lapsed Catholics and Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, peaceniks, those who are warophobic, those who are sane and possess a conscience and a moral compass, and pretty much anyone else I might have missed in the world will be set against it too.
And with good cause! How much brainwashing propaganda does it take to convince people of the world that a nuclear armed-state run by intolerant, bigoted, racist, religious supremacists is a good thing!? LOL
The Brits are getting more and more brazen. Haven't swilled enough blood in Libya, perhaps. And drawing Israel into this dirty game, simply leave them no choice. Bastards, mastesr of multi-way set up. Nonhumans.
Let’s not exaggerate here! The Guardian article, which may well just be the military testing the water, talks of “targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities”, not “another massive war”. That could well mean no more than a few strikes using Diego Garcia. Also the plans involved are “contingency” plans. Military forces always have contingency plans for everything. I’m sure the British even have contingency plans for attacking the US. And vice versa! Moreover, “Barack Obama has no wish to embark on a new and provocative military venture before next November's presidential election”. The warmongering is (as usual!) coming from the Israelis. There is thus no reason whatsoever to envisage a ground war like Iraq or Afghanistan, or even widespread air strikes as in Libya.
….We'll see. I hope you're right, for the sake of sanity.
Thanks, Michael. My thoughts on the matter exactly. The British military is having it's funding severely cut back. This could in part be a way for the British MIC to try a little push back against that problem — no doubt with the approval of UK higher-ups — all the while satisfying the ongoing need to suck up to the Americans and Israelis by helping harass the Iranians, keep them off balance.
Okay, you're probably right… I hope.
Prior to the attack on Iraq after Afghanistan, the head of the Brit militry explicitly asked for written confirmation fro Blair that the war was legal. Blair of course ensured this 'proof' was produced. Now not only do the politicians seem to bbother with legal cover, the armed forces are there too.
We'll send the other soldier with the rubber dinghy as soon as we supply him with a uniform and the army has finished using the gun in Afghanistan.
About 3 million black and brown muslims were let into Britain by Tony Blair. I wonder what they will do when the U.K. attacks Iran?
Politicians have difficulty looking beyond their campaign slogans. The country, right wing warmongers being the exception, is sick of war. To suggest another one, with an election coming up, is asinine.
I’m Iranian and I’m tired of your western governments talking about my country like this.
they always says we will attack Iran and they compare Iran with Iraq or Afghanistan or other countries.
but I should remind you Iran IS NOT anywhere else. IRAN IS IRAN.
we had a democratic revolution and we are free people and we will defend our free religious nation.
Iraq & Afghanistan didn’t have any proper army when you attacked their country .
but we are truly different.we have many well trained and equipped troops that their commanders are some well experienced war hero.
those Hollywood and Rambo films have convinced you American people that your army is the always winning one, but this is a fact: no one always win.
please good people of America & western countries open your eyes your Israelis allies are getting your countries in a very dark period.
How do you define "religious freedom"? You defend only Islam. You are in the dark period and have been since Mohammed forced people by threat of death to follow him. Nothing's changed. Why do you hate Israel? Because they exist? In Iran no other religion is allowed. You are not free. You are the most biggoted and blind to it as well.
"Why do you hate Israel?" Probably because Israel is the most aggressive and violent country in the world, apart perhaps from the U.S., a country which has ethnically cleansed the native Palestinian population from its homeland and continues to expel them through its brutal occupation and the daily humiliations visited upon an occupied people.
Will this be Israel's "Stalingrad" ? I sincerely hope this whole lunatic adventure will backfire. The sad thing is the silence of the mainstream corporate Zionist dominated western news media.
About existence of Occupied Palestine(Israel) ,I have a question for you Americans :what if American Indian riot and with the help of foreign countries occupy some states inside USA and create a new nation, a new government and tell you WE LIVED HERE 1000 YEARS AGO!and this is our promised land!
will you recognise this country? will you accept their reasoning? Won’t you resist?
With this reason Iran could claim all the middle east b’cause it was once Persia from Chinese steppes to Egypt!
or Italy could claim half of Europe because Roman Empire once controlled it!
NOW THAT’s what really happened in Palestine!
about freedom in Iran dear Georga don’t talk about sth you don’t Know!
In Iran like all other countries you may adopt any religion you want ,but it’s in Israel that you just should be a Jew to be treated like a human!
AND again like all other countries in Iran
beside non-Muslims are in minority ,All the Religions have Parliament members.
All the countries in Region have once threated by Israel,but strangely US & UK government claim Iran a regional Threat!
It's time to stock up on rice dehydrated foods water purifiers and anything else that might see you through the next war it will be a big one this time the world must be blind these countries asking for bail out monies is never gonna be paid back its to buy arms the more money the more arms the greater the chance of victory come on people wake up all the top knobs knows what's ahead and there preparing DO NOT underestimate this comment it's reality England I think your about to rattle the wrong cage Iran is one well prepared and ready nation
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