Condi Rice is probably buying time chatting with the Mullahs while the US deploys the systems needed to destroy them.
The US announced Wednesday its willingness to enter multilateral direct talks with Iran, if Teheran agrees to halt its nuclear enrichment activity. The American move is seen as a final chance for negotiating with Iran on its nuclear program.Oddly, the Mullahs think the US plans to invade them:
Iran, apparently anticipating an American invasion, has quietly been restructuring its military and testing a new military doctrine that calls for a decentralized, Iraqi-style guerrilla campaign against an invading force.But the Iranian people hate and despise their horrible despots, so all we need to do is remove the latter and their nuclear facilities with minimal damage to the former.
Killing the Mullahs just needs drones equipped with precise knowledge of their movements. That database takes time to accumulate - they'll have spider holes all over.
The nuclear facilities can be safely and cleanly eliminated as previously suggested, using Trident missiles equipped with kinetic warheads - advanced versions of the ones the Brits used to destroy deep German bunkers in WW2. This work is under way:
The Pentagon is seeking congressional approval for development of a new weapon able to strike distant targets an hour after they are detected, a newspaper reported on Monday.I’m sure it won’t take 2 years, but there’s no harm in keeping the enemy guessing.
The International Herald Tribune said the weapon would be a non-nuclear version of the submarine-launched Trident-2 missile and be part of a president's arsenal when considering a pre-emptive attack.
The report quoted military officials as saying it could be used to hit terrorist camps, enemy missile sites, suspected caches of weapons of mass destruction and other urgent threats.
General James Cartwright, head of the U.S. Strategic Command, said the system would allow U.S. forces to attack targets conventionally and precisely and "limit the collateral damage".
The Pentagon would like the system available in two years, the report said.
So look for the Administration to engage in long, tedious (and of course unfruitful) discussions with the Mullahs while mapping their spider holes and deploying the bunker busters.
DU's Iranian readers should consider the suggestions in this post may just be Great Satan Misinformation, and prepare for all the other attack modalities - land, sea, air, space, internal, Israeli, or any of the 100 or so combinations of these.