In my current series I have written about the military aspects of any attack on Iran by the US and or Israel. I again repeat that Israel cannot carry out this attack without the help of the US. The intended use of a Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bomb which has been specifically designed against Iran can only be dropped from a US aircraft. The weapon is now ready for usage but some fine tuning on the aircraft to carry it is still underway. One aircraft, the B52 has already successfully carried out the first drop test but this aircraft is extremely vulnerable to detection and attack and may only be able to carry one such weapon as it is around 30,000 lbs in weight.
The B-2 Stealth bomber on the other hand has been converted to carry two of these monsters in their in line bomb bays as shown in the picture on the next page. This therefore directly implicates US involvement in any such action. The B-2 is the obvious platform because of its stealth capability. However, if Iran just so happens to have an over the horizon radar then even this big bird may be detectable. I have decided to write a brief article on the current situation before writing Part 3 - The Economic Damage that such an attack will have on the US, UK, EU and even the Israeli economy. In order to clarify and support my last article on some aspects of the environmental contamination I have drawn up an air flow chart to clearly show the dangers of such a mission that will consume the entire Middle East including Israel itself within 2 days of the attack. The map is shown at the end of this article.
Before going into this aspect I would like to draw attention to a couple of articles currently floating around. The first one is from the former Chief of Staff Dan Halutz who yesterday said the following: "We are taking upon ourselves a task that is bigger than us" "I think that the State of Israel should not take it upon itself to be the flag-bearer of the entire Western world in the face of the Iranian threat, I'm not some passer-by ... I've filled a few positions that give me a different level of information to the average person," From my own perspective I have been in both Military and Civil Aviation and fully understand the grave danger and task that faces the IAF. This would be an impossible mission for them to carry out alone. The ex Chief himself is ex Israeli Air Force and therefore knows the consequences.
To re enforce my own interpretation of these grave dangers we can look at comments made by the chairman of the US military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen who is also concerned about the consequences of any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities: "The outbreak of a conflict will be a big, big, big problem for all of us, and I worry a great deal about the unintended consequences of a strike," note the term “all of us.” One can clearly see that the US will be involved in this and may well try to turn it into a NATO war based on the policy of “An attack on one is an attack on all”……..now you can see the true axis of evil at work. He quoted Obama in a passing statement by saying that the US President had been very clear from a policy standpoint: “Iran cannot have nuclear weapons.”…..I am sure that both the US and UK could enhance the availability of the odd WMD here and there in their previous dirty history!
Let’s now look at another article in which the “Iron Fist” lady Hilary Clinton made the following statement regarding Iran: "That is how we see it. We see that the government of Iran, the supreme leader, the president, the parliament, is being supplanted and that Iran is moving towards a military dictatorship. That is our view." She was asked if the US planned to attack Iran. Her response was : "No, we are planning to try to bring the world community together in applying pressure to Iran through sanctions adopted by the United Nations that will be particularly aimed at those enterprises controlled by the Revolutionary Guard, which we believe is, in effect, supplanting the government of Iran."
Isn’t this a case of "The pot calling the kettle black" nowhere in our more recent history have we seen such a military dictatorship as the good old US of A. We have seen a long list of Presidents and their senior staff member carry out war mongery in all corners of the globe. They even go as far as saying they are the world’s police force. We hear so many times about fighting the “Axis of Evil” and terrorism when in actual fact this refers to themselves, being the instigators!
Clinton went on to say: "We're still hoping that Iran will decide to forego any ... ambitions for a nuclear weapon," "But we cannot just keep hoping for that. We have to work to take action to try to convince the Iranian government not to pursue nuclear weapons," Perhaps we can reflect on such words when we recall the timeline trail of evil dealings carried out by the US, UK and many EU countries who have created this WMD scenario.
The West including Israel has played a major role in establishing the spread of WMD’s. In earlier years when the West was in bed with Iraq and Iran and also pretended to punish South Africa there were many clandestine under the table deals going on in both nuclear WMD’s deals and also in the Chemical and Biological Warfare (CBW) arena.
I myself found how easy it was to bypass the so called stringent economic sanctions on South Africa….. as an example, one could purchase almost anything you wanted, including sophisticated military hardware and weapons. On the CBW side of things our own government allowed the transfer of CBW “know how” to go from the old Rhodesia to South Africa along with all the experts that went with it. This later developed into more sinister operations in both the WMD and CBW areas which again our government and the US were aware. I am sure that there are many retired and existing political figures who may well tremble with fear knowing that we the public know how they operated and like all good Intel operators keep duplicated records in all corners of the globe. The problem we see today is the fact that the Intel Operators of today are rushed through their training and like our soldiers in Afghanistan are rather young and do not have the experience and knowledge that time brings to those much older.
How can Obama, Clinton, Gates, Brown, Miliband and that half whit Bob Ainsworth truly paint a picture of what others nations have done or are doing when they themselves fed them the ability to create both WMD’s and CBW’s. There is a very clear paper trail showing how this came about. One should especially look at the era when John Major and the “Iron Lady” Thatcher were in power, followed by the take over by Blair and now Brown. The links are totally beyond imagination and directly involve not only senior political figures but also junior politicians at the time. One should not miss out on Knights of the Garter…..unfortunately when the Queen bestowed this high office upon them with the sword she did not know their illustrious background…..maybe a full swing of the sword would have been more appropriate!!
I have no doubt that a whole string of high profile figures are deeply routed in sinister and covert operations. Ethics no longer take centre stage but rather it’s a case of fillings ones wallet or boosting your electoral funds. We the tax payer have on a regular basis been hoodwinked into parting with vast sums of money when such things as the world’s financial collapse was orchestrated by those one would call the “The New World Order.”
A classic example of an untrustworthy government is the case of the notorious Chinook Helicopter saga. We may recall that this helicopter has had many problems with its software package (as have many other military aircraft). I myself have seen aircraft kept in service because they cannot replace them or do not have the finances to upgrade them. One can cast our minds back to the Chinook that crashed into the hillside in the Mull of Kintyre (1994). This aircraft was one such aircraft that had faulty software and in poor weather conditions ploughed into the hillside with not only a top quality pilot and crew but many senior staff members who all died in such tragic circumstances.
The UK military flight-test centre at Boscombe Down had serious concerns about the reliability and safety of the Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system used to run the RAF Chinook Mark 2's engines. The FADEC system, which interposes software between the pilot and direct control of the engine's fuel flow - much as many modern "fly-by-wire" systems eliminate mechanical connection between cockpit controls and aeroplane elevators, ailerons etc, was just being introduced when Chinook ZD576 crashed in poor visibility in June 1994, killing all 29 people on board.
It became obvious that with this upgrade this Chinook would not have crashed but as usual the crews are always guilty until proven guilty. An initial RAF investigation concluded that the pilots had made an error and flown the helicopter into the ground, a mistake which is all too easy to make when flying on instruments at low level in poor visibility. However the pilots' families and campaigners on their behalf have always said that a problem with the FADEC software might instead have caused an engine on the helicopter to go out of control and cause a crash.
I also know from information received out in the battlefield in Afghanistan that many of the Chinook fleet also were grounded with software problems. Then we had dear old Bob Hainsworth announcing that new Chinooks would be made available in Afghanistan during 2012/13 which is when the US intend to pull out and hand control back to the Afghans……now you can see the pathetic way our respective governments put our troops at grave risk. Add to that the over zealous use of weapons containing uranium components and we can see that our government is prepared to sacrifice our troops and thousands of innocent civilians all in the name of oil and economic greed..
So there we have it…..no doubt soon the main political parties will be waving their wallets at the Pro Israeli Lobby Groups to support them in their respective campaigns. What I would ask is would you vote for anyone who had blood on their hands or who had done some very shonky deals in the past? Would you vote for anyone who had in the past allowed countries to acquire WMD’s or CBW’s all in the name of hard cash? Would you vote for a government who covered up Dr Kelly’s death or who rigged the Chilcott Inquiry with people connected to Blair….who probably orchestrated the questions and made them availabe to those being interviewed. It was also clear that the start and finish dates that formed the basis of the inquiry left out periods that were so vital in the reasons for going to war. Blair was never cross examined intensively on where he got this information regarding the WMD 45 minute issue.
This article has been specifically written to point out to those in high office, who doubt my assumptions or interpretations, that both the US and Israel will be involved and also that the catastrophic fallout will bring not only the entire Middle East to its knees (not for knighthood purposes) but will cause immeasurable damage to the rest of the world both environmentally and economically. The only ones to gain out of this are those associated with the “New World Order” and the major oil companies and arms manufacturers.
It is time for the Arab League and the people of Israel itself to fully understand that this could well be a path of self destruction and despite any hatred that may exist this really does not make sense.
If we all want to learn a lesson we must understand that the US, UK, EU and Israel really do need to look deep within their foreign policy and to stop this incredible greed and thirst for someone else’s natural resources at no matter what the price. This philosophy is pure madness and the only way we can resolve any of the current political differences is to stop these wars and pull our head back in…….close down all western military bases on Islamic soil and start trading with the Arab League instead of intimidating them. Only then will terrorism stop and our world return to a more balanced way of life. Oh and lets not forget to stop the manufacturing and use of all weapons that contain uranium components.
“Finally Dear Hilary I think Iran may already have a WMD..I thought you knew”?
Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 15/2/2010