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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-07-06 11:26 PM
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32. The plan is definitely in the books.
See, e.g., OPLAN 1002-04:

OPLAN 1002-04 has probably been revised to reflect the American occupation of Iraq, and the power projection opportunities this provides against Iran. The Zagros Mountains form a natural pallisade defending Iran from incursions from Iraq. The Iranian province of Khuzestan is the one large piece of flat Iranian terrain to the west of the Zagros Mountains. American heavy forces could swiftly occupy Khuzestan, and in doing so seize control of most of Iran's oil resources, and non-trivial portions of the country's water supply and electrical generating capacity.

We also have a pretty decent idea of where American forces must be staged in order to invade Khuzestan provice, because that's exactly where Iraq aimed when they invaded Iran in the 1980s. One of the axes from which they launched their invasion was the Shatt-al-Arab. This area is currently under British occupation.

Want a timetable for the invasion of Iran? It seems pretty simple to me. Watch for the British to turn Basra over to the Americans. We'll be ready to roll into Iran within a month or so after that. The fall and winter months are the best months to invade, particularly after November, for obvious reasons.

Jack Straw hinted last week that the Brits would be leaving Basra "within the next twelve months."

There's your timetable.
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