Ritter: “We’re already at war with Iran”

Scott Ritter has written a great analysis of the current situation in the relationship between Iran and the US.  He starts out with a good, to the point, explanation of the MEK in Iran and how the US is in all probability using it (constituting an act of war already).  He then goes on to dis the MEK provided laptop computer (which the Bush administration uses to point its finger at Iran’s nuclear program) and to show how the computer would be treated if it were a serious piece of evidence (which treatment it’s not receiving).  Then he gets on the IAEA official from Finland who is taking Bush’s side on the laptop issue and gives him a beating.  This is great stuff.  Ritter appears to have the best understanding of the situation of any analyst out there.  Too bad the mainstream doesn’t give him airtime.  Please read his analysis in full.  Here is an excerpt:

The war between the United States and Iran is on. American taxpayer dollars are being used, with the permission of Congress, to fund activities that result in Iranians being killed and wounded, and Iranian property destroyed. This wanton violation of a nation’s sovereignty would not be tolerated if the tables were turned and Americans were being subjected to Iranian-funded covert actions that took the lives of Americans, on American soil, and destroyed American property and livelihood. Many Americans remain unaware of what is transpiring abroad in their name. Many of those who are cognizant of these activities are supportive of them, an outgrowth of misguided sentiment which holds Iran accountable for a list of grievances used by the U.S. government to justify the ongoing global war on terror. Iran, we are told, is not just a nation pursuing nuclear weapons, but is the largest state sponsor of terror in the world today.

Much of the information behind this is being promulgated by Israel, which has a vested interest in seeing Iran neutralized as a potential threat. But Israel is joined by another source, even more puzzling in terms of its broad-based acceptance in the world of American journalism: the Mujahadeen-e Khalk, or MEK, an Iranian opposition group sworn to overthrow the theocracy in Tehran. The CIA today provides material support to the actions of the MEK inside Iran. The recent spate of explosions in Iran, including a particularly devastating “accident” involving a military convoy transporting ammunition in downtown Tehran, appears to be linked to an MEK operation; its agents working inside munitions manufacturing plants deliberately are committing acts of sabotage which lead to such explosions. If CIA money and planning support are behind these actions, the agency’s backing constitutes nothing less than an act of war on the part of the United States against Iran.

Read the rest here:

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080729_acts_of_war/

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