by Peacewatchers / UK –
GLASGOW – (November 3, 2003) — Since Saturday, people in the Highlands of Scotland have been witnessing large movements of US warplanes overhead. Experienced observers say the large numbers are reminiscent of those that preceded the bombing of Iraq in 1998 and military strikes on Libya in the1980’s as well as the first Gulf War.
At the weekend, warplanes were flying over at a rate of roughly one every 15 minutes. As well as watching them from the ground, the plane spotters have also been able to overhear pilots talking by listening to their radio frequencies.
At this rate, some 288 warplanes would have passed over Scotland in three days.
It is thought that the planes have flown on a route from the US over the North Pole to bases in Europe and the Mediterranean. The size and scale of the movement suggests that the US may be preparing to strike at a country in the Middle East in the next week to ten days.
Please pass this information on as widely as possible — the US may be planning to use the pretext of “foreign” terrorist attacks on US personnel in Iraq to attack Iran or Syria.
Please alert any sympathetic elected representatives, media representatives and other sympathetic organizations. Publicizing this military movement may prevent the air-strikes.
The Peacewatchers maintain vigils and observations at the US Air Force bases at Fairford and Welford in the UK. From SCOTTISH CND, 15 Barrland Street, Glasgow, G41 1QH. Tel: 0141 423 1222 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.banthebomb.org