Iran prepares war plans, to strike bases in case of US mobilizationOne of the difficulties the US is facing in an eventual military confrontation with Iran is that its forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere are vulnerable to counterattacks from the Iranians:
Iran prepares war plans, to strike bases incase of US mobilization
Iran has identified seven US bases in the region to attack in case there is the smallest sign of American mobilisation to its borders, and the military assets have been broadly identified to be in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Qatar, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, and Djibouti. Official sources said Iran has also threatened US warships and specific military assets in the Persian Gulf in case it moved for a naval blockade, and these decisions were taken by the Iranian national security council after president Mohammad Ahmadinejad’s combative speech in the UN General Assembly, where he said that in the face of U.S. provocation, “we will reconsider our entire approach to the nuclear issue”. Intelligence filtering out from the highest levels of the Iranian leadership suggests that it considers the present US threat more credible than any rhetoric in the past, and Iran is trying to forge a national consensus to face any military challenge from America. The Iranian leadership is absolutely confident of prevailing over any US attack alone, and it assesses that the American military is “very tired” and cannot run a big military campaign against Iran for long, although independent analysts said the country was making a virtue of a necessity, because none of its neighbours was likely to support it against the United States. The European Union backed by the US is pressing for a vote of the IAEA board for referring Iran to the UN Security Council for sanctions for violating the NPT, and according to newspaper reports, when Ahmadinejad called prime minister Manmohan Singh, he asked him to be “flexible” to avoid a confrontation over the nuclear issue.