Friday, July 08, 2005

"The reality is that the US war with Iran has already begun."

Scott Ritter, former U.S. Marine intelligence officer and U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, has written that "The reality is that the US war with Iran has already begun. As we speak over flights of Iranian soil are taking place, using pilotless drones and other, more sophisticated capabilities." President Bush has authorized covert offensive operations inside Iran, he writes, adding that "The most visible of these is the CIA-backed actions recently undertaken by the Mujahedeen el-Khalq, or MEK". But, according to Ritter, "the CIA-backed campaign of MEK terror bombings in Iran are not the only action ongoing against Iran." The US is using Azerbaijan, to the north, to prepare "a base of operations for a massive military presence that will foretell a major land-based campaign designed to capture Tehran." From bases in Azerbaijan, military aircraft "will have a much shorter distance to fly when striking targets in and around Tehran."


Counterpunch Magazine



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