At 1/29/13 10:54 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:
I'll check this out to see if its true there are a few popular iranian forum boards that I monitor and see if anything comes up
Awesome, it'd be nice to get more details, even if it is a hoax.
And I am generally skeptical too, for a variety of reasons. Lack of mainstream media coverage isn't one of them, but there are other reasons to be skeptical.
First off, assuming it did happen and it was an outside strike, how did it happen? It's anyone's guess whether the US military has the capability to hit Fordow, and while the Israeli's supposedly have the ability to infiltrate Fordow, why would they risk an all out confrontation with Iran right after their elections in which a more moderate group of lawmakers was swept into office?
Even if the US military has the ability to hit Fordow, why would we, at this point? Unilateral action like this has definitely not been a hallmark of the Obama administration, and even though Obama has continued and stepped up the use of unmanned drone strikes, there is no precedent in his administration for an attack like this. Moreover, since this happened (allegedly) over a week ago (Jan 21), why has the administration not done anything to follow up on it? No UN action in defense of an attack on Fordow, no public address explaining what the US did and why, nothing. It wouldn't be a stretch to think that we are keeping it low-key to avoid a backlash from the Arab world, but still, if Obama authorized a strike on Fordow, you would think there would be more info flowing from the administration or other sources about it, especially almost 10 days after the fact.
Interested to see if Tony comes up with anything.