Monday, June 30, 2008

Is the war on Iran imminent?

Seymour Hersh has published an amazing new article in The New Yorker.

It seems that Bush is considering air strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities before he leaves office next January. Hersh told CNN that Bush and Cheney "believe that their mission is to make sure that before they get out of offices next year, either Iran is attacked or it stops its weapons program."

The Bush administration has significantly increased covert military operations inside Iran aimed at destabilising the country's government.

Covert military operations inside Iran have been under way since last year but have recently been "significantly expanded", according to Hersh, who also reported that there was considerable resistance from US generals and the defence secretary, Robert Gates, to White House pressure for an all-out attack.

This is scary shit especially after the news about the Israeli exercises that appeared to be practicing an attack on Iran.

Imagine the chaos in the region if/when Iran is attacked. It will probably retaliate against gulf states (Qatar and Bahrain) and cut oil supplies in the gulf.

I have a feeling that its going to happen because the alternative is to risk allowing Iran to have nuclear weapons and this would be even messier.



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