HolyCoast: The Quiet War On Iran

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Quiet War On Iran

It's not too quiet if you happen to be near an Iranian nuclear facility.  Things have been going "BOOM!" in Iran, but the Iranians are insistent these are only accidents.  I'm not so sure (from Morning Jolt):
AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack. 

Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran. 

The images clearly showed billowing smoke and destruction, negating Iranian claims yesterday that no such explosion had taken place. Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was "no doubt" that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was "no accident".

Hmm. I wonder how the Israelis can be so certain that it wasn't an accident?In the Corner, John Hood says we're watching an extremely quiet war against Iran play out before our eyes.

Does the political class really think the rest of us don't know what's happening in Iran right now? The Israelis or agents acting in their behalf or interests are subjecting the Iranian nuclear program to attack. First they hit a base outside of Tehran two weeks ago, taking out the head of Iran's missile defense force along with a couple dozen other military personnel and some key real estate. Then on Monday they hit a facility near Isfahan that houses one of the country's uranium-enrichment sites. 

Presumably, American leaders and other Western officials know what is going on, even if they haven't been actively supporting the strikes on Iran. In response, the Iranian government orchestrated an assault on the British embassy -- there being no comparable Israeli or American target handy -- and will attempt terrorist or military reprisals as soon as they can. 

In other words, the question of whether the military option should be used against Iran's nuclear program is now moot. It is being used. Now what?
If true, please continue. Wouldn't it be something if the Iranian program could be effectively ended with any significant conflict taking place? The Israelis are pretty clever, and the Iranians desperately don't want to admit to a nuclear bomb program. This could be the perfect situation for covert action.

1 comment:

Larry said...

It could be the Saudis doing this to Iran for all we know. Iran threatened all hell would break loose if they were attacked, so whoever hit them without leaving their calling card has left Iran with two options; 1) keep quiet or 2) make accusations and looking like a whining chump.