Iran Prepares For War

IRGC-logoThe Telegraph reports that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have been put on a war footing amid increasing signs that the West is taking direct action to cripple Iran’s nuclear programme. But should the headline really be “Mainstream Media Prepare The West For War Against Iran”?

An order from Gen Mohammed Ali Jaafari, the commander of the guards, raised the operational readiness status of the country’s forces, initiating preparations for potential external strikes and covert attacks.

Western intelligence officials said the Islamic Republic had initiated plans to disperse long-range missiles, high explosives, artillery and guards units to key defensive positions.

The order was given in response to the mounting international pressure over Iran’s nuclear programme. Preparation for a confrontation has gathered pace following last month’s report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna that produced evidence that Iran was actively working to produce nuclear weapons.

The Iranian leadership fears the country is being subjected to a carefully co-ordinated attack by Western intelligence and security agencies to destroy key elements of its nuclear infrastructure.

Recent explosions have added to the growing sense of paranoia within Iran, with the regime fearing it will be the target of a surprise military strike by Israel or the US…

[continues in the Telegraph]

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22 Comments on "Iran Prepares For War"

  1. Anonymous | Dec 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm |

    Here we go again?

  2. Here we go again?

  3. Hadrian999 | Dec 6, 2011 at 2:53 pm |

    well considering so many nations are preparing for war on Iran it makes sense

  4. Hadrian999 | Dec 6, 2011 at 10:53 am |

    well considering so many nations are preparing for war on Iran it makes sense

  5. So…You want to use the Euro eh? Sure you don’t wanna think about that? NO? well than…

  6. So…You want to use the Euro eh? Sure you don’t wanna think about that? NO? well than…

  7. Durka durka durka.

  8. Durka durka durka.

  9. Anarchy Pony | Dec 6, 2011 at 6:54 pm |

    Israel is doing just about everything it can to goad them into war. I don’t know how much longer they can resist. The shit nears the fan.

  10. Anarchy Pony | Dec 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm |

    Israel is doing just about everything it can to goad them into war. I don’t know how much longer they can resist. The shit nears the fan.

  11. If you liked Iraq, You’ll love Iran!  If the west only knew what a hornets nest they are poking. Iran has a massive military and sleeper cells around the world just waiting… Time to move to the Northwest Territories!

  12. If you liked Iraq, You’ll love Iran!  If the west only knew what a hornets nest they are poking. Iran has a massive military and sleeper cells around the world just waiting… Time to move to the Northwest Territories!

  13. Maybe they’re even hiding WMDs? Oh not another war of distraction (yawn). This is getting monotonous!

  14. DrDavidKelly | Dec 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm |

    Maybe they’re even hiding WMDs? Oh not another war of distraction (yawn). This is getting monotonous!

    • Calypso_1 | Dec 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm |

      Thanks for posting that – if everybody dosn’t already do so, I highy recommend checking out all of the regular free publications from both the Brookings Institution and RAND.  It’s amazing how blatant its spelled out for all to see – but no one bothers to look (present company excluded) – secrecy through mass apathy.

  15. Anonymous | Dec 7, 2011 at 2:35 am |

    Thanks for posting that – if everybody dosn’t already do so, I highy recommend checking out all of the regular free publications from both the Brookings Institution and RAND.  It’s amazing how blatant its all spelled out for all to see – but no one bothers to look (present company excluded) – secrecy through mass apathy.

  16. well now there’s a surprise
    i wonder what’s bugging them?

  17. BuzzCoastin | Dec 6, 2011 at 10:48 pm |

    well now there’s a surprise
    i wonder what’s bugging them?

  18. Tuna Ghost | Dec 8, 2011 at 7:52 pm |

    I love how everyone is ignoring the US’s own reports on Iran’s military which state quite clearly that Iran’s military strategy is primarily defensive with a heavy emphasis on suing for peace as quickly as possible.  And then they turn around and cry about how “aggressive” Iran is.  For fuck’s sake

  19. Tuna Ghost | Dec 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm |

    I love how everyone is ignoring the US’s own reports on Iran’s military which state quite clearly that Iran’s military strategy is primarily defensive with a heavy emphasis on suing for peace as quickly as possible.  And then they turn around and cry about how “aggressive” Iran is.  For fuck’s sake

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