US Plan to Attack Iran with Nuclear Weapons, Devised Under Bush

truther October 21, 2012 4

Sherwood Ross

U.S. plans to attack Iran with a mix of nuclear and conventional weapons have been in readiness since June, 2005, a distinguished authority on international affairs says.

“Confirmed by military documents as well as official statements, both the U.S. and Israel contemplate the use of nuclear weapons directed against Iran,” writes University of Ottawa Professor (Emeritus) Michel Chossudovsky, in a recently released book entitled Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War”

The plans were formulated in 2004.  The previous year, Congress gave the Pentagon the green light to use tactical nukes in conventional war theatres such as the Middle East and Central Asia, allocating $6 billion in 2004 alone to create this new generation of “defensive” weapons.

“In 2005, Vice President Dick Cheney ordered USSTRATCOM (Strategic Command) to draft a ‘contingency plan’ that included “a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons,” Chossudovsky writes. The plan went beyond even the Pentagon’s 2001 Nuclear Posture Review(NPR)’s “contingency plans” for an offensive “first strike use” of nuclear weapons against Russia and China as well as Iran and North Korea.

The 2005 plan identified more than 450 strategic targets in Iran, including numerous suspect nuclear-weapons-program development sites. The plan, incredibly, was rationalized on a second 9/11 type attack on the US that Cheney believed Iran would allegedly support!

“President Obama has largely endorsed the doctrine of pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons formulated by the previous administration,” Chossudovsky writes in his new book, “Towards a World War III Scenario” (Global Research). His Administration “has also intimated it will use nukes in the event of an Iran response to an Israeli attack on Iran.”

Chossudovsky points out, “The new nuclear doctrine turns concepts and realities upside down. It not only denies the devastating impacts of nuclear weapons, it states, in no uncertain terms, that nuclear weapons are ‘safe’ and their use in the battlefield will ensure ‘minimal collateral damage and reduce the probability of escalation.’ The issue of radioactive fallout is not even acknowledged with regard to tactical nuclear weapons, neither is the issue of ‘Nuclear Winter’.”

“What is unfolding [in relation to Iran] is the outright legitimization of war in the name of an illusive notion of global security. America’s mini-nukes, with an explosive capacity of up to six times a Hiroshima bomb, are upheld as a ‘humanitarian’ bomb, whereas Iran’s nonexistent nuclear weapons are branded as an indisputable threat to global security,” Chossudovsky writes.

He points out that a U.S.-Israeli strike against Iran would probably not be limited to Iran’s nuclear facilities but likely would be “an all-out air attack on both military and civilian infrastructure, transport systems, factories and public buildings.”

Employed would be “the entire gamut of new advanced weapons systems, including electro-magnetic  weapons and environmental modification techniques (ENMOD),” Chossudovsky writes.

He notes that the U.S. has stepped up its military shipments to Israel, its NATO allies, and to countries bordering Iran. Israel in 2004 took shipment of the first of 500 U.S.-made BLU 109 “bunker buster” bombs, and the U.S. has supplied thermonuclear bombs to Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, and Great Britain. Turkey alone, a partner in the U.S. anti-Iran coalition, has 90 thermonuclear B61 bombs at its Incirlik nuclear air base.

“It is not Iran and North Korea which are a threat to global security by the United States of America and Israel,” he adds. What’s more, Western European governments have joined the bandwagon and “have endorsed the U.S.-led military initiative against Iran.”

He goes on to say, “At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable—a nuclear holocaust which could potentially spread in terms of radioactive fallout over a large part of the Middle East.”

It may also be noted the U.S. currently has several, nuclear-armed carrier task forces in waters near Iran and has built more than 40 military bases in the countries surrounding Iran. The U.S. reportedly has 20,000 nuclear bombs available to use and Israel reportedly has another 200, whereas Iran is not known to have one. U.S. military spending of $700 billion a year, moreover, is 100 times the rate of Iran’s $7 billion annual military outlay.

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  1. Archie1954 October 22, 2012 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Does this information surprise me? Not at all. It is exactly what I would expect from an incompetent, sociopathic, conscienceless pervert like Bush and his black sidekick, Cheney.

  2. Stan Sikorski October 22, 2012 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Pull the trigger already. Then the Great Jew Hunt can begin. This time for real, and forever.

  3. Elaine October 22, 2012 at 2:54 am - Reply

    I seriously doubt that Obama will do this. He might kill one of his friends.

    • Rodger October 22, 2012 at 3:44 am - Reply

      The MORMON CULT LEADER will be the one to back the ZIONIST CULT LEADER and
      destroy not just the ME but the LIVES of AMERICAN SOLDIERS and CIVILIAN populations
      in IRAN. BIBI is a HITLER without gas chambers and Romney will be his LAP DOG as CONDI RICE was a lap dog for Bush.

      If you want the blood of thousands more on your hands then Romney is your man
      those that agreed and waged war on IRAQ have a lot of blood on their hands and
      it was (the FAKE INTEL) produced by BIBI and his WARMONGERING FOLLOWERS
      her and abroad he is trying to do the same with IRAN.

      Obama has tried to keep BIBI at bay that is why all the REPUBTURDS keep saying Obama is no friend to ISRAEL. People like you is whats wrong with this Country you spread PROPAGANDA without checking other sources. Lets hope that people like you are the ones on the FRONTLINE so you will get what you wish for.

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