Bush to attack Iran by August?

Well, now I can’t vouch for the truthfullness of this article, but it bears posting.  The author claims that he has a source, a retired US career diplomat and former assistant secretary of state still active in the foreign affairs community, who says that the Bush administration is planning on attacking Al Quds in Iran by August.  He also claims that Diane Feinstein and Richard Lugar are privy to the plans and are planning on going vocal in a generalized opposition to the attacks via an op-ed in the NY Times.

The source, a retired US career diplomat and former assistant secretary of state still active in the foreign affairs community, speaking anonymously, said last week that that the US plans an air strike against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The air strike would target the headquarters of the IRGC’s elite Quds force. With an estimated strength of up to 90,000 fighters, the Quds’ stated mission is to spread Iran’s revolution of 1979 throughout the region.

Targets could include IRGC garrisons in southern and southwestern Iran, near the border with Iraq. US officials have repeatedly claimed Iran is aiding Iraqi insurgents. In January 2007, US forces raided the Iranian consulate general in Erbil, Iraq, arresting five staff members, including two Iranian diplomats it held until November. Last September, the US Senate approved a resolution by a vote of 76-22 urging President George W Bush to declare the IRGC a terrorist organization. Following this non-binding “sense of the senate” resolution, the White House declared sanctions against the Quds Force as a terrorist group in October. The Bush administration has also accused Iran of pursuing a nuclear weapons program, though most intelligence analysts say the program has been abandoned.


Take this with a grain of salt since so many reports of upcoming attacks have been reported before, and watch for Seymour Hersh to pick up on the story if it really has any truth to it.  Of course the report could be true the way we are constantly drumming up the rhetoric against Iran, keeping all options on the table etc.


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