Wednesday, November 2, 2011

UK Preparing Contingency Measures To Assist U.S. Military Action Against Iran

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UK Military Steps Up Plans For Iran Attack Amid Fresh Nuclear Fears -- The Guardian

British officials consider contingency options to back up a possible US action as fears mount over Tehran's capability.

Britain's armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern over Tehran's nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned.

The Ministry of Defence believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities. British officials say that if Washington presses ahead it will seek, and receive, UK military help for any mission, despite some deep reservations within the coalition government.

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Update: Report: U.K. preparing for military strike on Iran nuclear facilities -- Haaretz

My Comment: I am not privy to the information that The Guardian has .... but I am not surprised by it. Every country has contingency plans, and the fact that the U.K. .... by its close association with the U.S. .... should have contingency plans to assist the U.S. in the event of a shooting war with Iran .... no one should be surprised by the release of this news at all. What concerns me is the possibility that Israeli actions may precipitate such a shooting war, with the result that everyone in the Middle East then becomes involved in this conflict. In the event such a conflict breaks out .... let us hope that everyone's contingency plans (and I mean everyone's contingency plans) will minimize and/or prevent such a war.

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