Bush may bomb 24 Iran nuke sites before quitting office: Web siteJuly 14th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): U.S. President George W. Bush may order the bombing of several nuclear sites in Iran before he quits his office on January 20, 2009, an Indian website has reported.
According to the web site Politicsparty.com, President Bush wants to destroy every nuclear-related facility in Iran, which he sees as a renegade state.
Quoting informed sources, the web site further goes on to say that the U.S. Army will not engage Iran in a ground war like it has done in Iraq, but Washington would use the navy and the air force to strike at the heart of Tehrans nuclear facilities.
If the sources are to be believed, the Bush Administration plans to use B-2 Stealth Bombers, which will take off from air force bases in Diego Garcia, Nebraska and Missouri, and F-117 Stealth fighter aircraft from the air force base in Qatar to strike.
On its part, the U.S. Navy, according to the Politicsparty.com website, will deploy Trident submarines and conventional ballistic missiles against Iran from the Bay of Bengal.
Air force and navy plans include destroying 24 nuclear and associated sites, and these attacks will be followed by repeated bombings if required.
The Pentagon will be provided live coverage of these attacks via satellite to enable it to make an assessment on whether further strikes are needed.
The web site further goes on to say that Irans armed forces could retaliate by launching a counter attack on Israel, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, as the American Stealth bombers and submarines would out of Tehrans reach.
The web site categorically states that Washington will not target civilian locations, and expects less than 20,000 Iranians to die. The web site, however, says that it expects about 100,000 Iranians to die in these nuclear facility targetted attacks. The website concludes by saying that it expects the UPA Government, which is headed by the Congress party, to extend logistic support to the U.S. Navy during and after the proposed war on Iran. (ANI)
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