Originally posted by EastCoastKid
All eyes are on an April '07 attack on Iranian nuclear targets and oil installations.
US carrier group Stennis to arrive in the Gulf mid-late February.
Watch for beefed up US Air Force (in-air refuelers) presence in region.
President Bush is sending advanced Patriot Missile systems throughout region and to Israel.
The new congressional turn-over put the breaks on this nefarious operation; but plans were merely put on the backburner.
Cheney is holding the fuel and has given Bush the matches. All that is now needed is for all the pieces to be put into place and for another Gulf of
Tonkin-type incident to give Bush the go-ahead to ignite what will be the most catastrophic military move our nation has ever made.
It's five minutes to midnight and the madmen must be stopped.
I think it will either be a Tonkin type incident or a wham, it's happened like we have seen with the air strikes in Somalia (Only much worse, and
more catrostrophic in consequences for the region)
In either case, the consequences, would not bear thinking about if it was not so important to consider them and realise what the results of such an
act would entail.
I saw on BBC2 Newsnight, about the 'People's Mujahadeen', Iranian exiles who oppose the Iranian government, and who sought safety with Saddam in
the 80's while fighting with the Iraqis against the Iranians, and staying in Iraq under Saddam's protection until the 2003 invasion.
If the NeoCons are betting on the People's Mujahadeen to overthrow Iran's government, have popular Iranian support, and be benevolent then, well,
they are backing a dead horse.
The People's Mujahadeen advocate that men and women should deny their sexual feelings, and if married, they should divorce, and have no sexual
desires but that devoted to the People's Mujahadeen. They treat their leaders like Gods, and have created a form of leadership cult.
Reminded me of '1984' by Orwell.
I have seen footage of their parades of the 80's and 90's. Very Stalinist.
The everyday Iranian does not really go along with that sort of theory of life.
The fact these 'People's Mujahadeen' bombed parts of Iran in a terror campaign before fighting alongside the Iraqis in the Iraq-Iran War meant they
lost all credibility with the Iranians, who, whether they liked the Ayatollahs or not, still sided with their country over Iraq's war of
The other alternative as the NeoCons would see it, to be a Iranian government in exile would be the remnants of the Shah's family.
The majority of the Iranians don't want them back, not at all.
So that rules the monarchists out.
The rest don't really have credibility in Iran either, most are unheard of and have not been or set foot on Iran in 20 years or more.
But knowing all this, what do the NeoCons care about popularity and credibility?
The NeoCons for now will satisfy themselves with funding the People's Mujahadeen alongside the Kurdish fighters to wage a dirty war inside Iran's
borders, Iran in turn will continue to help the Iraqi Shia Militias.
A low-fi war of proxies across the Iraq-Iran border.