Monday, August 1, 2005

U.S. DoD planning to invade Iran, regardless of truth?

There's a continuing story going around Iran. e.g. are they developing nuclear weapons, or is their nuclear program peaceful? But, wait, the nuclear techniques they're following do produce weapons grade plution, oh, and they were working with Pakistan's nuclear program on some things, and it's known that the Pakistani nuclear program was busily spreading nuclear technology to the various "rogue states". But, my oh my, Pakistan is our friend, they can't be bad!

What if the neocon's are so dead set on their agenda that they're willing to invade a country even when there's no legitimate reason to do so? They did it once (Iraq) so what's to stop them from doing it again (Iran)???

In Washington it is hardly a secret that the same people in and around the administration who brought you Iraq are preparing to do the same for Iran. The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including numerous suspected nuclear-weapons-program development sites. Many of the targets are hardened or are deep underground and could not be taken out by conventional weapons, hence the nuclear option. As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doing—that Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack—but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections.

From Deep Background by Philip Giraldi, a former CIA Officer, published The American Conservative magazine.

Yup, that's what the article says alright. If there's any kinda large terror attack, the plan is for the U.S. to invade Iran next. That the plan includes use of nuclear weapons. And "the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism", so the burden of proof is off.

Um, I dunno about you, but I think these people are dangerous. They need to be out of power NOW. And, I'm talking about the neocons running the U.S. government, not the Iranians. The Iranians might be dangerous, or they might be simply trying to defend themselves, that's remaining to be seen. It's the neocons that are running amok killing tens of thousands of people on flimsy evidence, and threatening to kill even more.