12 February 2007


much like iraq, the "intelligence" that has been gathered regarding iran has no mention of a source, often just citing the u.s. - deja vu - no solid evidence. while i can imagine that iran might pose more of a threat than did iraq, since there WASN'T ANY, this must have only been intensified by bush's "you're next" speech back in 2002.

and since we're all clearly just "supposing," i find it interesting that a good lot of the violence in iraq is being tied to iran, due to the complexity of methods used - what one might expect from well funded and trained military units such as the u.s. special forces...

how sad it is to me that i can't trust my government when they tell me that a threat is real.

i found this today, over on alternet, which hasn't helped much:

For Neocons, an Attack on Iran Has Been a Six-Year Project

By Larisa Alexandrovna, Raw Story. Posted February 12, 2007.

The escalation of war rhetoric against Iran from the Bush White House and the neocons is just the latest installment of a long-term plan for another preemptive war.

The escalation of US military planning on Iran is only the latest chess move in a six-year push within the Bush Administration to attack that country. While Iran was named a part of President George W. Bush's "axis of evil" in 2002, efforts to ignite a confrontation with Iran date back long before the post-9/11 war on terror.

Presently, the Administration is trumpeting claims that Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon than the CIA's own analysis shows and positing Iranian influence in Iraq's insurgency, but efforts to destabilize Iran have been conducted covertly for years, often using members of Congress or non-government actors in a way reminiscent of the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal.

The motivations for an Iran strike were laid out as far back as 1992. In classified defense planning guidance -- written for then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney by then-Pentagon staffers I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, World Bank Chief Paul Wolfowitz, and ambassador-nominee to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad -- Cheney's aides called for the United States to assume the position of lone superpower and act preemptively to prevent the emergence of even regional competitors. The draft document was leaked to the New York Times and the Washington Post and caused an uproar among Democrats and many in George H. W. Bush's Administration.

the rest of the article can be found here.

how many more will be killed before we realize we've been duped yet again? how many more sworn enemies of the u.s. will be born from this path? it shudder to think.

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