If Israel Prepares for Attack, Iran Will Strike PreemptivelySubmitted by legalizeliberty on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 16:40
Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general heading up the aerospace division of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. (IRGC), has told Iran’s Arabic language Al-Alam television that his country will strike preemptively if it detects preparations by Israel for an attack.
“Iran will not start any war but it could launch a preemptive attack if it was sure that the enemies are putting the final touches to attack it,” the military commander said.
Hajizadeh said an attack by Israel would be supported by the United States. “For this reason, we will enter a confrontation with both parties and will definitely be at war with American bases should a war break out,” he said, mentioning U.S. bases in Bahrain, Qatar and Afghanistan as targets.
The U.S. Fifth Fleet is stationed in Bahrain. According to U.S. government figures, there are 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan.