Independent UK: US Plan For Air Strikes On Iran 'Backed By Brown'|
Posted by Purveyor on Tue Oct-02-07 02:13 PM
A plan by the
Bush administration to launch surgical strikes on Iran's
Revolutionary Guard Corps has won the support of Gordon Brown,
according to a US report, although a presidential "execute order"
required for such an operation has yet to be issued.
report in The New Yorker magazine by the journalist Seymour Hersh
states that the White House has concluded that many of its
problems in Iraq are the responsibility of Tehran. But rather than
conduct an unpopular all-out assault on Iran's nuclear facilities,
the US is planning limited air strikes, arguing that they are
needed to defend soldiers in Iraq.
The article stated that,
"The bombing plan has had its most positive reception from ...
Gordon Brown", but this was denied yesterday by some with close
ties to the US military.
"It is quite the opposite," said
Phillip Giraldi a former CIA counterterrorism officer. "In fact
Robert Gates was rebuffed during his
recent visit to London when the idea was floated.
British mine-sweepers based in the Gulf of Hormuz will be
essential to any US action against Iran, US war planners need to
have Britain on board," he said. "So far that is not
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