Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: The US / Iran war has already started ...

29 June 2005

The US / Iran war has already started ...



Remember Scott Ritter? He's the former chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq, 1991-1998, and author of Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of America's Intelligence Conspiracy, to be published by I B Tauris in October 2005.

He's also the man who insisted on telling the truth about the none existent Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction, regardless of the personal sacrifice and cost entailed.

As I've never found any evidence to the contrary, he's a man I've always believed to be entirely trustworthy and expertly credible. Therefore, whenever Ritter makes pronouncements they shouldn't be taken lightly; rather they should immediately ring alarm bells -- extremely loudly.

For example, fasten your seat-belts and get your brains into gear- fast- then read on.


The reality is that the US war with Iran has already begun. As we speak, American over flights of Iranian soil are taking place, using pilotless drones and other, more sophisticated, capabilities.


Surprised? You shouldn't be. This is the way things work these days. You know, like Ritter has to reach you by writing for middle east publications, which are then forwarded to writers like the Old Brit, to be passed on again -- and again -- and over & over again. What a sorry state of affairs. What a perverse form of freedom, eh?

Here's another snip from Ritter's latest revealing piece.


But Americans, and indeed much of the rest of the world, continue to be lulled into a false sense of complacency by the fact that overt conventional military operations have not yet commenced between the United States and Iran.


And here's some more of the same.

President Bush has taken advantage of the sweeping powers granted to him in the aftermath of 11 September 2001, to wage a global war against terror and to initiate several covert offensive operations inside Iran.

The most visible of these is the CIA-backed actions recently undertaken by the Mujahadeen el-Khalq, or MEK, an Iranian opposition group, once run by Saddam
Hussein's dreaded intelligence services, but now working exclusively for the CIA's Directorate of Operations.

It is bitter irony that the CIA is using a group still labeled as a terrorist organisation, a group trained in the art of explosive assassination by the same intelligence units of the former regime of SaddamHussein, who are slaughtering American soldiers in Iraq today, to carry out remote bombings in Iran of the sort that the Bush administration condemns on a daily basis inside Iraq.


Shocked and sickened? Just plain old scared shitless, maybe? Whatever. Sane folk everywhere should be all three.

Now, here's today's final teaser.

US military planners have already begun war games calling for the deployment of multi-divisional forces into Azerbaijan.Logistical planning is well advanced concerning the basing of US air and ground power in Azerbaijan.

Given the fact that the bulk of the logistical support and command and control capability required to wage a war with Iran is already forward deployed in the region thanks to the massive US presence in Iraq, the build-up time for a war with Iran will be significantly reduced compared to even the accelerated time tables witnessed with Iraq in 2002-2003.



For the full story, hit the link below. And remember, you WERE warned.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7896BBD4-28AB-48BA-A949-2096A02F864D.htm

8 Comments:

Anonymous Polly said...

Welcome back,and hope you enjoyed your vacation. You'll need all your strength to comment on the madness that is still going on. We in California did miss you.

11:11 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Thank you sincerely, Polly.

12:18 am  
Anonymous Noel Adamson said...

I'm another Californian who missed you Richard and am glad you got a break to bake in Turkey. Sorry about the bad word play...been a problem lately.

Overflights of countries we are not at war with has gone on for a long time but their designs on getting Iran back into a state of subjugation is hardly a secret. I have already heard coy hints from right wing propagandists that Osama is there in addition to the notion that they Iran, like North Korea, is going to pursue nuclear weapons. If so I would have to say that we, ore the pretenders on the White House throne, are forcing them to. A good example illustrating this is that another country which is far more likely to be harboring Osama is Pakistan which does have nukes and has demonstrated that fact. Since the Bush bullies are bullies they only attack the "weak", rationalizing, like their puppet of yore Adolph Hitler, that victimizing the weak is nature's way.

The human race didn't survive because of being the fittest in any arena but by developing advanced intelligence, communication and other social skills facilitating great ability for cooperative venture.

While there is some debate over whether Homo Sapiens interbred with Neandrathals or not we certainly seem to have some throwbacks to some distant and more savage ancestors in our midst who failed to make the leap to language use, communal consciousness or cooperative activity let alone the transcendental "compassionate conservatism" they claim.

10:28 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks, Noel.

I agree wholeheartedly about the long ongoing overflights in so many places. Also, that Pakistan is a far more worrying prospect than Iran, imho.

Iran though, I feel is well marked out for some of bushco's special 'freedom' treatment. Whether or not he is crazy enough to start something there while so obviously overstretched, remains to be seen.

If & when Iran does become another battle ground - it will NOT be a pushover. It will most probably be the strongest military force that the US has ever taken on.

I also feel that it may be the straw that breaks the camel's back - as far as much of the rest of the world is concerened. I believe it truly could prove to be THE Pandora's box.

Naturally, I hope it doesn't come to that. WW3 is somethng we definitely do NOT need; neither now nor in the future.

1:42 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

The U2 that crashed recently on landing flew over Iran. Supposedly, it was spying on Afghani sheep herders. Yeah, right. Suuuure.

This is so moronic. But cheer up! Seems nearly half of all Americans want to impeach Bush!" Can't start a new war when half your populace wants to put you in jail for the previous war.

2:49 am  
Anonymous harper said...

Ruchard, I'm so glad you're back. Ritter's news is timely, coming on the heels of the revelations that the war in Iraq started in earnest months before the US Congress even discussed it.

3:45 am  
Blogger Richard said...

* it was spying on Afghani sheep herders *

Hmm. Devilishly clever, them Afghans, eh?

Who'd have thunk it? WMDs in sheeps clothing.

Maybe it's because they hate our 'freedom'. D'you think, Elaine? ;^)

11:36 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks, Harper.

I'm glad to see you're back here too.

11:41 am  

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