The Bush administration has sent undercover forces into Iran, and has stepped up secret planning for a possible major air attack on the country, according to the renowned US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.
One former senior intelligence official is quoted as saying that Mr Bush and others in the White House have come to view Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as a potential “Adolf Hitler”. According to a senior Pentagon adviser on the “war on terror”, “this White House believes that the only way to solve the problem is to change the power structure in Iran, and that means war”. The danger, he adds, is that “it also reinforces the belief inside Iran that the only way to defend the country is to have a nuclear capability”.
(Source: The Independent)
In case you’re wondering about Seymour Hersh’s credentials:
Seymour Myron (Sy) Hersh (born April 8, 1937) is an American investigative journalist and author based in New York City. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker on military and security matters. His work first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. His 2004 reports on the US Military’s treatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison gained much attention.
In my far less qualified opinion, I also believe that the US is building towards attacking Iran. It’s stated reasons for doing so are as false as the reasons it gave for its attack on Iraq. As I write this, the same gang of corrupt supporters of murder are starting their media campaign against Iran. They are the paid mouthpieces for the PNAC cabal, they will be selling the lie of why America must invade Iran to the world. The real reasons remain the same: oil and power.
What we have to decide as free citizens is what we’re going to do about it. As Britons, we have the freedom to protest, to stop our government once again playing sidekick to Bush’s slaughter. These aren’t freedoms granted to us by kings or Parliaments, these are freedoms we’ve won for ourselves, over centuries of struggle, against our ruling classes.
And now Butcher Blair is removing our right to protest. The anti-terrorism laws aren’t being used to fight terrorists, they’re being used to harrass pensioners and silence political opponents.
So, I believe you have to scream now. You have to fight and shout and march and sing and type and do everything possible to Stop The War.
Because if you don’t, you might never have the chance to open your mouth again.