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Monday, January 17, 2005

U.S. to Invade Iran?

Below, are excerpts from an article from the New Yorker(by SEYMOUR M. HERSH).

In my interviews, I was repeatedly told that the next strategic target was Iran. “Everyone is saying, ‘You can’t be serious about targeting Iran. Look at Iraq,’” the former intelligence official told me. “But they say, ‘We’ve got some lessons learned—not militarily, but how we did it politically. We’re not going to rely on agency pissants.’ No loose ends, and that’s why the C.I.A. is out of there.”
The Administration has been conducting secret reconnaissance missions inside Iran at least since last summer. Much of the focus is on the accumulation of intelligence and targeting information on Iranian nuclear, chemical, and missile sites, both declared and suspected. The goal is to identify and isolate three dozen, and perhaps more, such targets that could be destroyed by precision strikes and short-term commando raids. “The civilians in the Pentagon want to go into Iran and destroy as much of the military infrastructure as possible,” the government consultant with close ties to the Pentagon told me.

I don't know about you, but this is scary shit. If this is true, God help us all.
All I can say is that is seems as though Bush is really on a crusade to bring about the end of the world as we know it - an appocalypse of sorts. All that can come from this is global war and death.

And here is one more thing that I thought was an interesting bit of info:Council of Foriegn Relations

In this document there is discussion of proposed U.S. cooperation with the Europeans in the negotiations between them and Iran. In here we find everything from the idea of economic sanctions to military invasion, although the latter is one no one on this council thinks would prove to be a good option - but, one for negotiating purposes, and a possible last resort. The interesting thing is, though, that everyone one the panel thinks regime change is necessary.
There are questions specifically addressing accusations also addressed in the above article by Hersh. They are brought up towards the end of the page - at the very bottom. Check it out.