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Sunday, June 29, 2008

U.S. Preparing for War with Iran

I can not even begin to imagine how on earth the President would be able to carry this out. Especially given the current climate in America, the anti-Iraq war sentiment and anger over rising oil costs. Now, a rather large expose in the New Yorker claims that Bush and Cheney have made it their mission to either achieve total disarmament of the only remaining Axis of Evil member, Iran, or have all out war with them. (With what resources??)

Anyway, some of the highlights from the article on CNN:

  • "President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have rejected findings from U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran has halted a clandestine effort to build a nuclear bomb..." Oh, yeah, sure. NOW they reject the findings of the CIA. What's the presentation going to be to the UN this time around? "And here is where we would've shown you slides that had false and misleading information, uh, but this time you'll just have our judgment with no intelligence behind it. Hey, wait a minute..."
  • The Bush administration has launched a "significant escalation" of covert operations in Iran, sending U.S. commandos to spy on the country's nuclear facilities and undermine the Islamic republic's government (this, I believe).
  • Congress has authorized up to $400 million to fund the secret campaign, which involves U.S. special operations troops and Iranian dissidents.
  • Israel, which is believed to have its own nuclear arsenal, conducted a military exercise in the eastern Mediterranean in early June involving dozens of warplanes and aerial tankers.
  • Iran's parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, warned other countries against moves that would "cost them heavily." In comments that appeared in the semi-official Mehr news agency Sunday, an Iranian general said his troops were digging more than 320,000 graves to bury troops from any invading force with "the respect they deserve."
  • The CIA, White House, etc. all deny everything.

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