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Has a decision been made?

Tactical Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from US navy ships and submarines in the Gulf would, it is believed, target Iran's air defence systems at the nuclear installations.
That would enable attacks by B2 stealth bombers equipped with eight 4,500lb enhanced BLU-28 satellite-guided bunker-busting bombs, flying from Diego Garcia, the isolated US Navy base in the Indian Ocean, RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire and Whiteman USAF base in Missouri.
This is the possible scenario that the US and Great Britain are preparing for if Iran does not agree to concessions on their nuclear program. A British Foreign Office source in the same article says (emphasis mine):
If Iran makes another strategic mistake, such as ignoring demands by the UN or future resolutions, then the thinking among the chiefs is that military action could be taken to bring an end to the crisis.

An end to the crisis, huh? Is this the same kind of thinking that produced the a conclusion that a lightning-quick shock-and-awe attack to Bagdhad would be enough to win a war in Iraq?

Hold onto your hats, kids, it's about to start raining cats and fools...

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