The United States will be ready to launch a missile attack on Iran's nuclear facilities as soon as early this month, perhaps "from 4 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 6," according to reports in the Russian media on Saturday.
According to Russian intelligence sources, the reports said, the US has devised a plan to attack several targets in Iran, and an assault could be carried out by launching missiles from fighter jets and warships stationed in the Persian Gulf.
Russian news agency RIA Novosti quoted a security official as saying, "Russian intelligence has information that the US Armed Forces stationed in the Persian Gulf have nearly completed preparations for a missile strike against Iranian territory."
Note the date of the article. Apparently, April Fools' Day is celebrated in Israel. Nevertheless, I've heard it from other sources as well.
Why is a "missile attack" on a recalcitrant Iran a big deal? Unlike many on the Left with whom I've found myself allied these past six years, I don't automatically assume that missile equals nuke.
That said, the bunkers that the US claims Iran is doing bad nuclear things in are themselves buried deep enough that they might require nuclear bunker busters to destroy. And an attack on Iran, nuclear or no, could drag Russia, China and India in - against the United States. Fun times.
So far, once again, it looks like cooler heads have prevailed. But the Chimp and his cronies keep trying to drum up an attack on Iran - and if they get their way, the fallout will affect all of us.
Pun definitely intended.