Saturday, February 10, 2007

Airstrike Against Iran In Spring? Iranians Arrest Two al-Qaeda Operatives

The Guardian

February 10,2007

US preparations for an air strike against Iran are at an advanced stage, in spite of repeated public denials by the Bush administration, according to informed sources in Washington.

The present military build-up in the Gulf would allow the US to mount an attack by the spring. But the sources said that if there was an attack, it was more likely next year, just before Mr Bush leaves office.

   That would be a typical Bush Crime Family thing to do! Start another mess and then leave it for the new Democratic President to have to deal with. This is no surprise to anyone with an I.Q. over 1.

   Congress has to stop this mess and it has been acknowledged that they have the power to do so. Will they?

   On another note about Iran, we have this little piece of news from the Washington Post.

Last week, the CIA sent an urgent report to President Bush's National Security Council: Iranian authorities had arrested two al-Qaeda operatives traveling through Iran on their way from Pakistan to Iraq. The suspects were caught along a well-worn, if little-noticed, route for militants determined to fight U.S. troops on Iraqi soil, according to a senior intelligence official.

"There was real debate about all this," said one counterterrorism official. "If we go public, the Iranians could turn them loose." The official added: "At this point, we know where these guys are and at least they are off the streets. We could lose them for years if we go down this path."

   The Iranians are going to throw a wrench into Bush's plans one way or another. This would seem to debunk his rhetoric about Iran helping al-Qaeda. This could also be an Iranian ploy to avert attack by the Bush cowboys. Based on the Bush track record, I'll stick with the Iranians story, for now


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