U.S. Attack on Iran?

Aloha Kakou,
Links and an article below talk about a possible U.S. attack on Iran on Good Friday, April 6th.
It appears urgent to presure Congress -- NO U.S. ATTACK ON IRAN. Contacts below.
In the event of an attack, mobilize 4PM at the Hilo Federal bldg on the day of the attack.  Meanwhile, preventive war action ideas are most welcome.
Mahalo.
Jim Albertini
Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box AB
`Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@interpac.net
www.malu-aina.org
Member Name DC Phone DC FAX Email
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D- HI)  202-224-3934 202-224-6747
http://inouye.senate.gov/abtform.html
Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D- HI)  202-224-6361 202-224-2126
http://akaka.senate.gov/email.cfm
Representative Neil Abercrombie (D - 01)  202-225-2726 202-225-4580
neil.abercrombie@mail.house.gov
Representative Mazie Hirono (D - 02)  202-225-4906 202-225-4987
http://www.house.gov/writerep/
 
 

Iran would be attacked at the beginning of April (Russian military experts):

According to the Russian weekly magazine Argoumenty nedeli, a military action will proceed during the first week of April
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17416.htm

 

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_1888.shtml
Operation Bite: April 6 sneak attack by US forces against Iran 
planned, Russian military sources warn
By Webster G. Tarpley
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Mar 26, 2007, 01:02
WASHINGTON DC, -- The long awaited US military attack on Iran is now 
on track for the first week of April, specifically for 4 am on April 
6, the Good Friday opening of Easter weekend, writes the well-known 
Russian journalist Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly "Argumenty 
Nedeli." Uglanov cites Russian military experts close to the Russian 
General Staff for his account.

The attack is slated to last for 12 hours, according to Uglanov, from 
4 am until 4 pm local time. Friday is the sabbath in Iran. In the 
course of the attack, code named Operation Bite, about 20 targets are 
marked for bombing; the list includes uranium enrichment facilities, 
research centers, and laboratories.

The first reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, where Russian 
engineers are working, is supposed to be spared from destruction. The 
US attack plan reportedly calls for the Iranian air defense system to 
be degraded, for numerous Iranian warships to be sunk in the Persian 
Gulf, and for the most important headquarters of the Iranian armed 
forces to be wiped out.

The attacks will be mounted from a number of bases, including the 
island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Diego Garcia is currently 
home to B-52 bombers equipped with standoff missiles. Also 
participating in the air strikes will be US naval aviation from 
aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf, as well as from those of the 
Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. Additional cruise missiles will be 
fired from submarines in the Indian Ocean and off the coast of the 
Arabian peninsula. The goal is allegedly to set back Iran's nuclear 
program by several years, writes Uglanov, whose article was reissued 
by RIA-Novosti in various languages, but apparently not English, 
several days ago. The story is the top item on numerous Italian and 
German blogs, but so far appears to have been ignored by US websites.

Observers comment that this dispatch represents a high-level 
orchestrated leak from the Kremlin, in effect a war warning, which 
draws on the formidable resources of the Russian intelligence 
services, and which deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness 
by pro-peace forces around the world.

Asked by RIA-Novosti to comment on the Uglanov report, retired 
Colonel General Leonid Ivashov confirmed its essential features in a 
March 21 interview: "I have no doubt that there will be an operation, 
or more precisely a violent action against Iran." Ivashov, who has 
reportedly served at various times as an informal advisor to Russian 
President Vladimir Putin, is currently the vice president of the 
Moscow Academy for Geopolitical Sciences.

Ivashov attributed decisive importance to the decision of the 
Democratic leadership of the US House of Representatives to remove 
language from the just-passed Iraq supplemental military 
appropriations bill that would have demanded that Bush come to 
Congress before launching an attack on Iran. Ivashov pointed out that 
the language was eliminated under pressure from AIPAC, the lobbing 
group representing the Israeli extreme right, and from Israeli 
Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni.

"We have drawn the unmistakable conclusion that this operation will 
take place," said Ivashov. In his opinion, the US planning does not 
include a land operation: " Most probably there will be no ground 
attack, but rather massive air attacks with the goal of annihilating 
Iran's capacity for military resistance, the centers of 
administration, the key economic assets, and quite possibly the 
Iranian political leadership, or at least part of it," he continued.

Ivashov noted that it was not to be excluded that the Pentagon would 
use smaller tactical nuclear weapons against targets of the Iranian 
nuclear industry. These attacks could paralyze everyday life, create 
panic in the population, and generally produce an atmosphere of chaos 
and uncertainty all over Iran, Ivashov told RIA-Novosti. "This will 
unleash a struggle for power inside Iran, and then there will be a 
peace delegation sent in to install a pro-American government in 
Teheran," Ivashov continued. One of the US goals was, in his 
estimation, to burnish the image of the current Republican 
administration, which would now be able to boast that they had wiped 
out the Iranian nuclear program.

Among the other outcomes, General Ivashov pointed to a partition of 
Iran along the same lines as Iraq, and a subsequent carving up of the 
Near and Middle East into smaller regions. "This concept worked well 
for them in the Balkans and will now be applied to the greater Middle 
East," he commented.

"Moscow must exert Russia's influence by demanding an emergency 
session of the United Nations Security Council to deal with the 
current preparations for an illegal use of force against Iran and the 
destruction of the basis of the United Nations Charter," said General 
Ivashov. "In this context Russia could cooperate with China, France 
and the non-permanent members of the Security Council. We need this 
kind of preventive action to ward off the use of force," he concluded.

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Resources:

http://fr.rian.ru/world/20070319/62260006.html

http://fr.rian.ru/world/20070321/62387717.html

Webster G. Tarpley is a journalist. Among other works, he has 
published an investigation on the manipulation of the Red Brigades by 
the Vatican's P2 Suite and the assassination of Aldo Moro, a non-
authorized biography of George H. Bush, and more recently an analysis 
of the methods used to perpetrate the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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