U.S. general tells Israelis war will start by late November

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  1. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
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    I didn't know yoy could "install a democratic regime," but here goes:

    http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/breaking_2.html

    TEL AVIV — The United States has told Israel that it will attack Iraq before the end of November.

    Israeli military sources said a a senior U.S. military visited Israel earlier this week and toured facilities where the U.S. military has prepositioned equipment and weapons for an emergency in the Middle East.

    The sources quoted a visiting U.S. general who heads army logistics as saying that Washington intends to strike the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by late November.

    In joint military discussions earlier this summer, Pentagon officials said Iraq would be only the first stop in the U.S. war on terror, an Israeli parliamentarian said.

    Yuval Steinetz, chairman of the Knesset subcommittee on military doctrine, said he held talks with senior Pentagon officials in June regarding Washington's vision of a post-Saddam Middle East. Steinetz said Washington envisions a new order in the Middle East after Saddam is toppled and a democratic regime is installed.
     
  2. cossack

    cossack Member

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    Mar 5, 2001
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    "In joint military discussions earlier this summer, Pentagon officials said Iraq would be only the first stop in the U.S. war on terror, an Israeli parliamentarian said."

    So I guess Afghanistan was just a warm-up, a friendly, if you will.

    "Yuval Steinetz, chairman of the Knesset subcommittee on military doctrine, said he held talks with senior Pentagon officials in June regarding Washington's vision of a post-Saddam Middle East. Steinetz said Washington envisions a new order in the Middle East after Saddam is toppled and a democratic regime is installed."

    Yeah, you gotta love this. We've got such a great track record installing democracies. Let's see













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    Grenada,


    ..What's Panama's political system again?

    A "new order" in the Middle East. Who is he Mussolini?

    Hey GT, I think you found the Onion of international politics.
     
  3. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    Japan, Germany, Italy .... Not to say that it will be easy, but it has been done.

    Gringo, how reliable is this news source?? That seems like an awful short timetable. We would have to start a serious buildup almost immediately. Unless we have a ton of unknown armored columns and airborner columns ready to rush out of Turkey.
     
  4. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
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    The World Tribune is not very reliable at all.
     
  5. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
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    If I am reading things correctly, you were the one who posted the link. Why would you post a link to a "not very reliable source"? Ok, ok, I'll let you off the hook since other clowns post links to unreliable sources too, like the NY Times and Washington Post.
     
  6. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
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    > That seems like an awful short timetable. We
    > would have to start a serious buildup almost
    > immediately. Unless we have a ton of unknown
    > armored columns and airborner columns ready to
    > rush out of Turkey.

    It is very strange. There are no mainstream media reports of mobilization, but I do hear lots of little things here and there, such as examples of heavy use of Air Force transports, or eye-witnesses to mobilization of reserve shipping.

    I think a mobilization is taking place, and has been for the last few months. However, it is not a large mobilization of the type used in the Gulf War. I think one of the "on-the-cheap" plans Bush the Younger has is about to be sprung, or the groundwork is being laid for a real invasion early next year.
     
  7. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
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    Yes it has, a co-worker of mine was in the Army Reserves in Armor and his unit was deactivated a few years ago and he went IRR. Well his unit was reactivated a couple weeks ago as well as a couple other Armor reserve units. He is very anti-war right now and said that he would agree to return to duty, only if he was able to be an instructor. He said he has no desire to go to Iraq and fight for something that he and most of the military don't believe in.

    They've been reactivating a number or reserve units very quietly.
     

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