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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:18 AM
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US General: Strikes on Iran possible by 2007
US Air Force General reveals details of possible US aerial offensive against Iran should diplomacy fail to solve dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambition; says 'doing it alone' is not an option for Israel

Is it possible to halt Iran's nuclear program by military means? For years, this question has been asked by Israeli and US military officials. McInerney said Iran should be attacked by fall 2007 if diplomacy fails. He added that an aerial attack should be backed by a secret land operation aimed at deposing the Ayatollahs.

McInerney said a military operation against Iran should aim at destroying 1,500 targets within 24 to 36 hours, which would delay Iran's nuclear ambitions by at least five years. He added that paralyzing the Iranian air force and the Shihab 3 missiles aimed at Israel would be among the goals of a US military offensive against Iran.

He said the Iranian Navy should also be destroyed to prevent Tehran from blocking the Persian Gulf.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3314171,00.ht...
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:39 AM
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1. Pure garbage from a Fox nut.
Pish posh

From the article:

McInerney served as a pilot and a strategic commander in the US Air Force for 35 years. Following his retirement in 1994 he served as a commentator for Fox News.

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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:54 AM
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2. And who would know better what the WH is planning
You seem to think the idea if it works or not has any barring on the article itself. That is a seperate question.
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:13 AM
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3.  Naval exercise in the gulf is set Oct. 31
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wallwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:49 AM
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4. Probably would've been this week, but that bastard
Kim Jong Il ruined it for them.
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