Monday, December 5, 2011

Top Secret British war plans taken from Tehran embassy

From Foreign Policy's Passport blog:

Word came out yesterday that confidential war plans were stolen from the British embassy in Tehran. Fortunately for London, the plans were 70 years old, and were designed to invade Northern France in 1945, instead of Tehran in 2011.

The Guardian reported that a copy of Operation Overlord, a plan to send over a hundred thousand troops into France during World War II, was stolen from the British embassy in Tehran after the embassy attacks last week. The embassy attack on November 29th was  perpetrated by Iran's volunteer Basij militia, who raided the British embassy,vandalized its interior, and severely escalated tensions between Iran and the West. Soon after, the U.K cut official diplomatic ties by recalling its its diplomatic mission, and expelling Iranian officials from London....MORE