Top UK Brass Plan for US Strike on Iran


Richard Moore

Top UK Brass Plan For US Strike On Iran

By Michael Carmichael

April 10, 2006
The Planetary Movement Unlimited

Immediately after Condoleezza Rice's visit to the north of England 
for a series of secret meetings and public appearances with Foreign 
Minister Jack Straw, the UK top brass held their own secret meeting 
Monday in London to prepare Britain for what they now describe as the 
"inevitable" U.S. military strike against Iran.
Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Sir Michael Walker; Chief of Defense 
Intelligence Lt. Gen. Andrew Ridgway, and Assistant Chief of the 
General Staff Maj. Gen. Bill Rollo were scheduled to attend the 
secret meeting along with top-ranking civilian officials from Downing 
Street and the Foreign Office.
Experts confirm that the U.S. strike against multiple targets in Iran 
is positively in the pipeline; only its date remains uncertain. 
Current White Hall speculation is that the U.S. will strike Iran's 
nuclear sites at some obscure date vaguely described as sometime 
later this year or next.
The UK government's most loyal supporters in the British media have 
reported plans for the secret meeting of the top brass and begun the 
process of preparing the UK public for what will be a very unpopular 
U.S. military intervention.
In a candid lead editorial, the Sunday Telegraph pointed to the oil 
factor as one of the primary objectives driving U.S. policy in the 
region and a key element in its plan to bomb multiple targets in Iran.
In Britain, there are grave concerns that the U.S. strike will have a 
cascade effect and will produce deeply negative reactions across the 
board in Iraq, the Middle East, and throughout the world. One risk 
that is being weighed very heavily in White Hall is that the U.S. 
bombing campaign will strengthen the hand of Iran's controversial 
president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Anticipating massive political repercussions throughout the region, 
observers are predicting the eruption of strident and violent 
anti-American protests in Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, 
Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia. Some British officials will argue 
against any visible UK involvement in what is being seen by many as 
yet another foolish move on the international chessboard by Bush and 
Rice ? one that follows a revealing reference to "thousands of 
mistakes" in Iraq that were openly confessed by Secretary Rice during 
her latest high-profile visit to Britain.
Planetary Movement has been informed that the timing of the U.S. 
strike will be synchronized with the political cycle in Bush's 
Political intelligence experts based in Washington, D.C., advise that 
the U.S. strike against Iran will likely occur between Labor Day 
(Sept. 4) and election day (Nov. 6) ? although it could come earlier 
if the president's popularity continues its precipitous decline. The 
political spin of the U.S. action is now being designed by Karl Rove 
and his minions to strengthen the weakening hand of a deeply 
unpopular presidency and to stave off a drastic defeat for the 
Republicans in this year's midterm elections by galvanizing the 
American voters with the bombing campaign that will be ballyhooed 
as"essential for national security."
After their public appearances in the north of England, Rice and 
Straw unexpectedly boarded Rice's 757 and flew overnight to Baghdad 
for a face-to-face confrontation with Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari, 
whom they hope to convince to abdicate his office for a more 
malleable replacement.
Adel Abdul Mahdi is a Shi'ite politician deemed by Rice and Straw to 
be a somewhat more reliable pair of hands than Jaafari. Rice and 
Straw view Mahdi as a political operative who might be somewhat less 
hostile to U.S. objectives in the region than Jaafari.
In Baghdad, the pair met with President Jalal Talabani and the U.S. 
ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, to arrange the ouster of 
Jaafari and his replacement by Mahdi. The imminent regime change in 
Baghdad is merely a first step in their preparations for the U.S. air 
strike against Iran, which will create massive political pressures on 
the U.S.-backed government in Iraq.

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