Administration Banging the Drums of War — With Iran

Time magazine — no liberal bastion! — reports that the military thinks something is up:

The first message was routine enough: a “Prepare to Deploy” order sent through naval communications channels to a submarine, an Aegis-class cruiser, two minesweepers and two mine hunters. The orders didn’t actually command the ships out of port; they just said to be ready to move by Oct. 1. But inside the Navy those messages generated more buzz than usual last week when a second request, from the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), asked for fresh eyes on long-standing U.S. plans to blockade two Iranian oil ports on the Persian Gulf. The CNO had asked for a rundown on how a blockade of those strategic targets might work. When he didn’t like the analysis he received, he ordered his troops to work the lash up once again.

And Col. Sam Gardiner — the author of an excellent study showing how the administration planted false stories about Iraq in the 2003 run-up to its invasion — now says that

We’re conducting military operations inside Iran right now. The evidence is overwhelming. From both the Iranians, Americans, and from Congressional sources.

Much more at Crooks and Liars.

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2 Responses to Administration Banging the Drums of War — With Iran

  1. anon says:

    Iran has already been banging the drums so long, for those of us that care our ears are ringing. Your title is a misnomer. It is not only the “Administration” that recognizes the need to topple the genocidal regime there, but most liberal Iranians as well.

  2. LACJ says:

    Yes, I agree completely. The Iranians will certainly greet our soldiers with flowers and candies, hugs and kisses. You see, they remember what the CIA did in 1953. Then will come the cakewalk…

    I would anticipate a lively, pro-US, fully-capable, democratic government in 6-9 months. Women’s rights, free speech, the whole 9 yards. But that is off the record.

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