April 2, 2006


Government in secret talks about strike against Iran (Sean Rayment, 02/04/2006, Daily Telegraph)

The Government is to hold secret talks with defence chiefs tomorrow to discuss possible military strikes against Iran.

A high-level meeting will take place in the Ministry of Defence at which senior defence chiefs and government officials will consider the consequences of an attack on Iran.

It is believed that an American-led attack, designed to destroy Iran's ability to develop a nuclear bomb, is "inevitable" if Teheran's leaders fail to comply with United Nations demands to freeze their uranium enrichment programme.

Just because it's inevitable doesn't mean you get to go blabbing about it.....

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 2, 2006 12:00 AM

Oh come on, this seems like one of those totally intentional leaks, simply another message to the mullahs. Sometimes diplomacy consists of carrying a big stick and stomping around a bit.

Posted by: PapayaSF at April 2, 2006 3:06 AM

Yes as Papaya says, the only trouble is that it since the leaks are so clearly a preparation for diplomacy, not military strikes, they undermine their own purpose. If they're serious, they'll work in Congress for a resolution authorizing strikes, then send the diplomats. But maybe Congress won't support that.

Posted by: pj at April 2, 2006 8:04 AM
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