Originally posted by sos37
Guys, calm down. Look at the paragraph again and notice the last sentence:
The Bush administration has launched a "significant escalation" of covert operations in Iran, sending U.S. commandos to spy on the country's
nuclear facilities and undermine the Islamic republic's government, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday.
Congress has authorized up to $400 million to fund the secret campaign, which involves U.S. special operations troops and Iranian dissidents.
Also, please cite the whole article - there are some things in there that cast doubt on this story:
I linked the article for everyone to read, I dont need to do more than that and show the highlights. only so many characters you can post in a
He based the report on accounts from current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources.
Yes, I would suspect a journalist to do such...
seems like legitimate sources if you ask me.
"I can tell you flatly that U.S. forces are not operating across the Iraqi border into Iran, in the south or anywhere else," Crocker
2 things about this.
"The CIA, as a rule, does not comment on allegations regarding covert operations," CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said.
so I doubt the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad would either know, or confirm secret military operations...
2) You need to read on...
Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, denied U.S. raids were being launched from Iraq...
... ok, so we didnt enter Iran from Iraq... BUT...
Hersh said U.S. efforts were staged from Afghanistan, which also shares a border with Iran.
So there you see CLEAR AS DAY! Yeah, we arent going to Iran from Iraq... We're going in from Afghanistan...
I wouldn't push the panic button just yet, but I will be keeping an eye on the story and events as they unfold.
There is way more to read into this story than I even thought at first, so thank you for making me read it again and point them out.
While you may not have to worry right now, this second, you need to worry soon, as Bush's term comes to a close.
This report is seriously just the tip of the ice berg of so many other reports we have been hearing in the past 6 months...
[edit on 30-6-2008 by Odessy]