The REAL Plan for Iran
A top former U.S. intelligence analyst has stated that the U.S. plans a broad-scale war against Iran. In other words, contrary to what we are hearing, a "limited strike on Iran's nuclear facilities" in order to protect everyone from Iran's nuclear weapons program is not the game-plan. The military is, instead, planning a "broad-scale war".
But how would the U.S. -- which has already stretched its military thin in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars -- pull it off? By using "The Khuzestan Gambit", as military planners call it. Basically, the U.S. would invade Khuzestan, a small region of Iran containing 90% of Iran's oil. As described by a leading military website, the province
"is the one large piece of flat Iranian terrain to the west of the Zagros Mountains. American heavy forces could swiftly occupy Khuzestan, and in doing so seize control of most of Iran's oil resources, and non-trivial portions of the country's water supply and electrical generating capacity."
Because Khuzestan is a relatively small area, the U.S. and Israel will be able to take it without that many boots on the ground. Therefore, a new draft won't be needed, and only a relatively small portion of the soldiers now in Iraq and Afghanistan will need to be shifted out-of-country and into Iran. Indeed, the Khuzestan Gambit is not even a new idea: apparently, Khuzestan is the province that Saddam Hussein tried to conquer in the Iraq-Iran War.
By seizing Khuzestan, the U.S. (and Israel) would cut off the heavily oil-dependant Iranian military from most of the country's oil supplies, and put a huge dent in the military's access to water and electricity as well. Of course -- since seizing the oil is one of the prime objectives of the war with Iran -- the U.S. and Israel will undoubtedly plunder the oil for themselves in the process.
And since creating instability and civil war in the Middle East is another prime objective of the U.S. and Israel -- in order to weaken Arab countries so as to lessen their perceived threat toward Israel -- the Khuzestan Gambit will likely lead "by accident" into the same type of chaos and civil war as we are now seeing in Iraq.
Take the oil. Create chaos so as to weaken Iran as a threat against Israel. Invade Khuzestan, and the rest is easy (or so think the architects of war).
Update: American fighter jets have recently buzzed Khuzestan. Now you know why.
You should keep in mind that America might not be the first to launch: a likely scenario is that America's proxy, Israel, will attack Iran, and then -- when Iran strikes back -- the U.S. will join the war "in order to protect its ally". There are many ways to play the game.If you've never heard of Khuzestan before, here's an introduction.
Finally, if you think that the Neoconservatives have learned a lesson from Iraq and would not be so crazy as to attack Iran, read this article by a former senior CIA intelligence officer who briefed presidents.