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January 06, 2007


Me: D-uh.

And Syria.

And Egypt.

And Saudi Arabia.

And Jordan (well, maybe not, but probably).

And... they still have their Iraq plan in the safe, too.

Just like we have nuke target folios for... Russia. China. North Korea.

And they're secret, too.

The Israel Defense Force General Staff would be incompetent not to have a plan.

The question - thus far unanswered... is it a CONPLAN, or an OPLAN. Contingency, vice Operation. The current one, or an old one, if contingency.

If it's an OPLAN, *then* it's a story. And whoever leaked it should be locked into a very small, dark, hole. With rats.

Well, actually, if it's the current CONPLAN, whoever leaked it should be locked into a very small, dark, hole. With rats. Because there's a lot of intel analysis (and the reverse engineering thereof) locked into that document, depending on what it *actually* is.

Frankly, even an old CONPLAN gives away stuff. Same hole. With rats.

Otherwise, *yawn*.

Of course, if it's a sanctioned leak - then the target isn't Iran. It's us. To keep the West focused on the threat - and what Israel may choose to do about it - without our permission (which they don't need) or agreement (which they would like to have). And the plan may only contain data they want to share with us, anyway.

Jay, over at Stop the ACLU is running a reax post. Okay Jay, that's my reax.

Until you tell me it's an OPLAN, I'm not interested, except in that warrior geek way that I'm always interested in stuff like that.

Well, that's not entirely true. The old targeteer in me would like to see it, just to see what the Israelis consider the target set to be. But I wouldn't share that with you. I'd just giggle quietly in the corner playing with my data.

Oooo. Bad image.

J-P briefed on January 6, 2007 08:51 PM

Heh, I like the part of the Times article that says "retaliation for such a strike could range from disruption of oil supplies to the West to terrorist attacks against Jewish targets around the world."

The retaliation for using NUKES against Iran would be a bit more at the pump and more terrorism (maybe they aren't already trying to hit everything they can)? Personally, if the Israelis thought it was that painless, I think they would have bombed Iran long ago.

Bill Faith briefed on January 6, 2007 09:01 PM

You're probably right, but I hope you're wrong. It's a shame to have to wait for the Israelis to do what we should have already done. I linked.

wolfwalker briefed on January 6, 2007 09:17 PM

And whoever leaked it should be locked into a very small, dark, hole. With rats.

And snakes, preferably a type whose poison isn't quite strong enough to kill.

Scorpions would also do.

(Vicious? Me? Why, whatever gave you that idea?)

BillT briefed on January 6, 2007 10:52 PM

Betcha James Earl Carter's blood pressure just went through the roof -- Jimmeh dislikes Israel almost as much as he dislikes the US.

Maggie briefed on January 7, 2007 12:19 AM

This is funny. I'd like to second your D'uh. Last night Jen and I were watching "Iran:The Next Iraq" on the History Channel and one of the commentators said in a voice that was almost breathy "They are in the Pentagon right now wargaming an attack on Iran!" LOL D'uh!

Harvey briefed on January 7, 2007 06:56 AM

Seconding your D-uh.

Not really sure how much hard news got leaked in this story. More of a dog-bites-man item, really.

ry briefed on January 8, 2007 07:46 PM

Sometimes it's hard to believe you're older than I, JOhn. Geez. Perv.

EIther that or I'm mentally locked at an age when sexuality didn't matter (9) while you're locked into an age when it's the epitomy of funny and high import(16). Sounds about right now that I think about it.

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