A major American attack on Iran’s nuclear sites would kill up to 10,000 people and lead to war in the Middle East, a report says today.
The attack would result in “a protracted military confrontation” involving Israel, Lebanon and some Gulf states.
A ground offensive in Iran would not be feasible, as it would require at least 100,000 troops – and American forces are already over-stretched with 130,000 soldiers in Iraq and 18,000 in Afghanistan.
Iran has not threatened anyone and does not have nukes (and so what if they did, many of their neighbors do.). In other words, the US wants to attack based on something they say Iran *might* do in the future but has not done yet. Such an attack would be unprovoked, in violation on international law, and will lead to momnumental blowback, unrest, and more war in the region.
All the more reason to get in the streets on March 18 to protest the insane wars of the Bushies. The world can not afford more lunatic imperialist wars for empire and oil.
In a similar briefing before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Oxford group predicted that Saddam Hussein’s regime could easily be overwhelmed but that the country would become a hotbed of insurgency.