Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wensday Feb 14 2007 Daily News

Fleeing Taliban 'use children as shields'

Eleven dead in bomb attack

"ELEVEN people were killed when a car bomb ripped through a bus carrying members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards in a sensitive south-eastern border province.
An attack of this size and nature - a bomb strike on an elite force in broad daylight in an open street - is unprecedented in Iran.
According to unconfirmed website reports, the attack was claimed by a shadowy Sunni militant group, Jundollah, which has been blamed for a string of armed incidents in the volatile Sistan-Baluchestan province."

Wall Street opens higher

UN envoy says Timor mission not over

Baghdad security crackdown begins

Nato strike targets Taliban leader

How the US is doing Iran's killing in Iraq

Nazi Roots for Iraq Super-Bombs

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Monday Feb 11 2007 Daily News

Note: Obama will contrast his "Hope" outlook to the current adminstrations reliance on fear. Perhaps this will give him an edge over Hillary, and open new doors with younger voters. Time will tell. Now that the Neocons are losing their power and being disgraced, perhaps the Democrats will pull themselves together and restore the glory they had several centuries ago.

Obama launches presidential bid

Target Iran: US able to strike in the spring

3-D model shows big body of water in Earth's mantle

U.S.-led forces show evidence of Iran arms in Iraq

Jakarta flood clean-up could take months

Obama blasts Howard's 'empty rhetoric' over Iraq

One in three Brits 'confused' about sex

Number of temporary workers increasing (Australia)

Iran Claims New Stealth Drone That Can Attack US Gulf Fleet

Putin Stuns With Attack On US
Speech and the Following Discussion at the Munich Conference on Security Policy

Race Begins For Richest Military Deal Ever In India

Air Force Patents: Transmitting Speech by Radio Frequency (inside of your head)

U.S. cyber counterattack: Bomb 'em one way or the other

US ‘prepares for failure’ in Iraq surge

Bush slashes aid to poor to boost Iraq war chest

Pentagon unit defied CIA advice to justify Iraq war

Scores killed in Baghdad blasts

The Iran Situation

If we do attack Iran, then it won't be like in Iraq. Iran has it's own trained military and is a mountainous country. It would seem from older articles that if action is taken it will be a war via sea and air.

However, the command structures of the Airforce and Navy are much more bureaucratic, and use 2nd generation warfare tactics. Whereas in the current conflict Marines and Special Forces have adapted to the insurgents tactics by decentralizing themselves and their command structure; fighting a 3rd generation war without the strong hierarchy that takes too long to react. Combine this with the fortitude of the Iranian's spirits and we'd have a hard war on our hands, unless the military can adapt. We may not lose the war if it starts, but it will bog us military down even more and stretch it out far too much, leaving us open on the home front. Our homefront infrastructures are not secure enough.

Some history:
Navy Admiral Goes to CENTCOM: Be Very Afraid

You don't deploy Patriot missiles against rebels: is it Iran?

Russian admiral predicts impending US strike against Iran

US Iraq raid draws Iranian anger

Iran tests 'super-fast' torpedo

Iran 'makes own warplane'