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The Sciences

Operation Bite?

Cosmic VarianceBy John ConwayMarch 31, 2007 9:46 PM

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The blog world, and now, timidly, the "real" media (if Netscape News is the real media) are abuzz about a purported attack code named Operation Bite in six days against Iran. Many of the stories are straight cut-and-paste, all pointing back to a single newspaper article in Russia, by Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly "Argumenty Nedeli." With tensions at the present level between the US and Iran, it's not out of the realm of possibility that the U.S. would take unilateral action like this. But is this all just a propaganda leak from the Russians? Apparently an ex-advisor to Putin, former Colonel General Leonid Ivashov, speculated that the US might even use small-scale tactical nuclear weapons against hardened underground facilities. Well, that got people's attention. So, anyway, April 6 at 4 am Iran time...

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