“Operation Bite”

I have been hearing frequently more recently about the U.S.’s “Operation Bite” against Iran, scheduled for TODAY.  I have been participating in actions over the last week and a half to make noise about this.  Here is a photo of my friends holding a banner we made that made its debut yesterday, first in front of Channel 2 in Salt Lake City, where for an instant you could see the banner in the window behind the anchors on the 5pm news (they quickly shot away from that and moved the anchors), and then at the sidewalk vigil:


The issue is Iran’s development of nuclear weapons and the recent expediency in which they are developing them.  I have been scouring the news this morning in the limited time I have to see any indication of military aggression on the part of the U.S. against Iran and so far haven’t seen anything about the bombing campaign I had been reading about.

I keep reading and re-reading about the nuclear weapons issue with Iran and how the U.N. Security Council is discussion imposing stricter sanctions against Iran for developing nuclear weapons.

But the U.S. is planning to use nuclear weapons on Iran because of their development of nuclear weapons.  Why is that o.k.?  It is no secret that the U.S. is developing tests for the development of new nuclear weapons and new replacement warheads itself.  Why is that o.k.?  Why isn’t the U.N. Security Council making noise about that?  It doesn’t make sense.

Here are some news items collected over the last week:


Opinion/Commentary

Who will bite first, the U.S. or Iran?

Crossfire War – Pentagon Operation Bite – Iran’s Nuclear Program

News

Iranian president announces release of British naval personnel
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/04/africa/web0404-iran2.php

ABC News Exclusive: The Secret War Against Iran
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/04/abc_news_exclus.html

Britain Adopts Conciliatory Tone with Iran
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/01/world/middleeast/01iran.html?_r=2&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Power Struggle in Iran Over Hostages
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article1596694.ece

Gulf Allies Reject Role in any Attack on Iran
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/nationworld/ci_5548268

Iran: Decision to withhold information due to fear of U.S., Israeli attack
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/844232.html  

US Ready to Strike Iran on Good Friday
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1173879220977&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Any Casus Belli Will Do
http://www.antiwar.com/prather/?articleid=10749

U.S. Ready to Strike Iran in Early April
http://en.rian.ru/world/20070330/62861432.html

Iranian Official: Sailors May be Tried
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070331/D8O76O400.html

Experts: US operation in Iran supposes usage of nuclear weapons
http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=5248

Fate of Five Detained Iranians Unknown
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/03/30/192/

Iran Changed Coordinates of British Boats Say s British Ambassador
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iran_Changed_Coordinates_Of_British_Boats_Says_British_Ambassador_999.html

Easter Surprise: Attack on Iran , New 9/11… or Worse
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/03/28/150/

USS Nimitz Scheduled to Depart for Persian Gulf
http://www.10news.com/news/11422067/detail.html

Russian Intelligence Sees U.S. Military Buildup on Iran Border
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20070327/62697703.html

Iraqi Gen: Brits Entered Iranian Waters
http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B651827DC-B0C5-4F39-9C20-7060760139CF%7D)&language=EN

Carrier Stennis Joins Eisenhower for Exercises in Persian Gulf
http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=121837&ran=241052

Iran: El-Baradei Says Attack on Country Would be Catastrophic
http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/20E65B32-383F-4778-A13D-1D438C4E2F34.html

 
For detailed analysis:

What do British sailors, fake water boundaries, a botched US raid in Iraq and a UK political scandal have in common? By Heather Wokusch
http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/page.php?a=32938

Beyond Munich: The UN Security Council Helps Disarm a Prospective Further Victim of U.S. Aggression By Edward S. Herman and David Peterson
http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=5248

The War on Iran
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=CHO20070401&articleId=5247

Iran: Washington’s Next Nuclear Target? By John Hallam
http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/705/36618

War Without Win: A White Paper on Iran by William John Cox
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_william__070320_war_without_win_3a__a_.htm

The Redirection by Seymour M. Hersh
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/03/05/070305fa_fact_hersh%3F%25E2%2580%259D

Heads Up on Anti-Iran Propaganda by George Cheney
http://www.catalystmagazine.net/shorts–occasionals/politics-shorts/heads-up-on-anti-iran-propaganda.html

Regime Change is the Reason, Disarmament the Excuse (interview with former weapons inspector Scott Ritter)
http://www.antiwar.com/orig/horton.php?articleid=10595

What’s it Like Waiting Around to be Bombed?
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_russ_wel_070328_what_s_it_like_waiti.htm

Keeping All Options on the Table: A Roadmap to Negotiation or War?
http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/4043

The View From Tehran
http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2007/02/21/letter_from_iran/



 

 

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