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bullet Posted: 02 March 2007 at 9:34am
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POSTED: 0928 GMT (1728 HKT), February 26, 2007
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CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) -- The Pentagon is engaged in intensive planning to carry out a bombing campaign in Iran on a day's notice to halt the flow of Iranian aid to sectarian militants in Iraq, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday.

A bombing campaign could be ready to launch as soon as this spring, Hersh wrote in an article published Sunday in "The New Yorker." Previously, he said, the Bush administration had been focused on plans to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities and possible regime change.

The Pentagon on Friday said in a written statement that "The United States is not planning to go to war with Iran. To suggest anything to the contrary is simply wrong, misleading and mischievous.

"The United States has been very clear with respect to its concerns regarding specific Iranian government activities," the statement continued. "The president has repeatedly stated publicly that this country is going to work with allies in the region to address those concerns through diplomatic efforts."

And Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on February 15: "We are not, you know, for the umpteenth time, we are not looking for an excuse to go to war with Iran. We are not planning a war with Iran."

In the article, Hersh reported that a former senior intelligence official told him that the Pentagon's top brass "were counting on the White House's not being foolish enough to do this in the face of Iraq and the problems it would give the Republicans in 2008."

In an interview on CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," Hersh said U.S. military plans are "very far along" and that U.S. special operations and intelligence forces have been crossing into Iran "for months."

"There has been a lot of jumping over the border, chasing bad guys, or people we think are bad guys," he said in an interview from the Egyptian capital Cairo.

But the U.S. military has been stretched thin by the war in Iraq, which will enter its fifth year next month. And Hersh told CNN the Navy is concerned that, in the event of a U.S. attack, an aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz off Iran's southern coast could be vulnerable to attack by any of Iran's hundreds of patrol boats.

Hersh said he has seen "a lot of evidence" that, in anticipation of a possible attack, Iranians "are digging more holes, moving their leadership into underground bunkers in other places besides Tehran in case of a bombing. They are anticipating the worst."

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., did not appear alarmed by Hersh's reporting.

"We have contingency plans around the world," Hunter, a presidential hopeful and the former chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told CNN. "We had contingency plans with the Soviet Union, and we had specific targets. That didn't mean we were planning to attack the Soviet Union."

But Hersh pointed to Vice President Dick Cheney's comments last week in Australia, where he said "all options are on the table" regarding Iran. Though such talk may amount to nothing more than "agitprop, propaganda," Hersh said, "Inside the military, they are planning very seriously, at the president's request, to attack Iran."

Hersh, who has covered the issue for years, said movement toward an incursion appears to be ratcheting up. He predicted that Bush, whose second term ends in January 2009, "is not going to leave office without doing something about Iran."

He criticized the president for refusing to negotiate with Iranian officials unless they agree first to suspend the country's nuclear program.

U.S. officials accuse Iran of attempting to join the elite club of countries that have nuclear weapons; Iran insists its nuclear program is intended solely for peaceful purposes.

Meanwhile, Hersh said the Bush administration has been pumping "a great deal of money" -- some of it from Saudi Arabia, and all of it without congressional oversight -- to fund covert operations in the Middle East to stop the spread of Shiite influence in the so-called Shiite Crescent, which includes Lebanon.

Citing government consultants, Hersh wrote that Cheney was guiding the clandestine side of the effort. His article said that no one from his office or the administration would comment.

Hersh said the administration has decided to pressure Shiites -- whether they be Iranians or Hezbollah, whose leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has described the situation as a civil war.

"As far as he is concerned, we are interested in recreating what is happening in Iraq in Lebanon, that is Sunni versus Shia," Hersh said.

Some of the money, he said, has made its way to three Sunni jihadist groups in Lebanon that are connected to al Qaeda and opposed to Hezbollah, the Shiite militia that sparked a month-long war with Israel last summer.

Hersh said his sources told him that much of the money used to fund the effort has come from Iraq, "where there is all kinds of piles of loose money, pools of cash that could be used for covert operations." He called for a congressional investigation of those allegations.

"We are simply in a situation where this president is really taking his notion of executive privilege to the absolute limit here, running covert operations, using money that was not authorized by Congress, supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11, and we should be arresting these people rather than looking the other way," he said.

Hunter, now the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, noted that Iran has not suspended its nuclear program. Under those circumstances, "that military option is on the table. At some point, it may have to be exercised."

However, Rep. Jane Harman, who leads the intelligence subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee, said she was not impressed with the intelligence on Iran's nuclear program. She called it "quite inconclusive," and warned against making any military moves based on that information.

"Let's not make the mistake in Iran that we did in Iraq," Harman added, in a reference to the non-existent weapons of mass destruction that once served as Bush's justification for invading Iraq.

The California Democrat said economic sanctions against Iran appear to be succeeding in persuading it to scale back its nuclear ambitions, and Congress would need to approve any military action.

"I think we have a real shot at changing the policy in Iran in a way that would be very constructive and much more effective than this notion of military action," she said.
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Hersh who came to give a lecture in Egypt about iran and hizbullah
What s really behind this lecture ? what is this hersh aims ?
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In an interview on CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer," Hersh said U.S. military plans are "very far along" and that U.S. special operations and intelligence forces have been crossing into Iran "for months."

Simply they start a psychological war against Iran ... before the real war ...

I would suggest to iranian to start to hunt those Intelligence who are located now in iran ...

I will pray to god that those intelligence commit a lot of mistakes that would lead them to destroy themselves God willing ....

How convenient for you to leave out the part about destroying Israel and creating e nuke. Who is fooling who here?

America must take president alphabet by his word when he spouts hatred and violence. Just becasue he's a Muslim, doesn't make him right.

They just don't get it!
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bullet Posted: 02 March 2007 at 10:14am
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How convenient for you to leave out the part about destroying Israel and creating e nuke. Who is fooling who here?

America must take president alphabet by his word when he spouts hatred and violence. Just becasue he's a Muslim, doesn't make him right.

how about all this innocent people starving and dieing while the whole world begging for peace with israel ?

how about USA take their *** out from middle east and mind your own business and leave us mind our business ?

 

يا الله اسالك بعزتك لا تفتن عدونا بالانتصار علينا

لا تفتنا بالقنوط من رحمتك

ولا ييأس من رحمتك الا القوم الضالون

اللهم أنت القادر علينا لا تهنا بذنوبنا

اللهم انصرنا و انصر الاسلام بينا
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bullet Posted: 02 March 2007 at 1:13pm

Shery, excellent, I am impressed to see that you identified the CIA/Mossad agent pretty quickly. Anyway, US dream of getting Shia/Sunni fighting will never take place, if it does will definitely bring good result for Islam as a whole. Islam is one and only one, there is no fundamental difference. May Allah reduce it also and make us one. I appreciate your understanding, Alhamdulillah.

USA1, Israel is a collection of jews from allover the world and settled in palestinian land, which is illegal even some countries accept them, it is illegal untill palestinians accept them. When Iran (A.Najad) says israel should be wiped out, he means returning them to their homeland honoiurably, not by bombing. And don't dream and act like busg, unless their is any proof of Nuke.

Why can't Iran or any other country attain nuke? Is it only the right of a few? Stop talking hypocrtic.

"Al-Quran-The only Straight path to success. Alhamdulillah"
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bullet Posted: 02 March 2007 at 2:41pm
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Shery, excellent, I am impressed to see that you identified the CIA/Mossad agent pretty quickly.

Intresting how on your first post on this Forum you call me a "CIA agent", as if you registered here just to say that! Are you sure youre not some old member with a new user name ?

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bullet Posted: 02 March 2007 at 2:46pm
Originally posted by Sawtul Khilafah

Originally posted by nu001

Shery, excellent, I am impressed to see that you identified the CIA/Mossad agent pretty quickly.

Intresting how on your first post on this Forum you call me a "CIA agent", as if you registered here just to say that! Are you sure youre not some old member with a new user name ?

Shery is my name in all forums

I dont change it and I dont need to hide myself or identity

And impressive that I m not the only one who notice that you are a agent ! ...

يا الله اسالك بعزتك لا تفتن عدونا بالانتصار علينا

لا تفتنا بالقنوط من رحمتك

ولا ييأس من رحمتك الا القوم الضالون

اللهم أنت القادر علينا لا تهنا بذنوبنا

اللهم انصرنا و انصر الاسلام بينا
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bullet Posted: 02 March 2007 at 7:54pm
Sawtul Khilafah wrote : Intresting how on your first post on this Forum you call me a "CIA agent", as if you registered here just to say that! Are you sure youre not some old member with a new user name ?

Certainly this is called multi-personality. He can't even spell correctly the word "tipical" and pretends to be adult who knows the best.

He reminds me of a friend who had a mean superior. His superior loves to brand others as STOOPID. Until one fine day, this superior met a newcomer who replied, "Yes, I am STOOPID, VERY STOOPID and only THE STOOPID WILL WORK WITH THE IDIOOT".   
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bullet Posted: 02 March 2007 at 11:42pm
Originally posted by Sawtul Khilafah

Originally posted by nu001

Shery, excellent, I am impressed to see that you identified the CIA/Mossad agent pretty quickly.

Intresting how on your first post on this Forum you call me a "CIA agent", as if you registered here just to say that! Are you sure youre not some old member with a new user name ?

Sawtul, I probably don't need to post 100 times to understand who you are! I thought I can understand you from your posts. you had been posting for sometime, as i could see.

However you try to disguise, you cant hide yourself. That's also probably the reason for which you think all are faking you with different name !! 

It's only a fake muslim, who can say and pretend like you. An Islamic name and love for Arabic caligraphy does not make one muslim. That's at heart and comes out through your words.

I am only a new member in this forum, not new to this world. If you are a true muslim, please stop preaching hatred within Islam and don't serve the purpose of the infidels of the west.

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bullet Posted: 03 March 2007 at 12:11am

Originally posted by pauline35

Sawtul Khilafah wrote : Intresting how on your first post on this Forum you call me a "CIA agent", as if you registered here just to say that! Are you sure youre not some old member with a new user name ?

Certainly this is called multi-personality. He can't even spell correctly the word "tipical" and pretends to be adult who knows the best.

He reminds me of a friend who had a mean superior. His superior loves to brand others as STOOPID. Until one fine day, this superior met a newcomer who replied, "Yes, I am STOOPID, VERY STOOPID and only THE STOOPID WILL WORK WITH THE IDIOOT".   

I definitely know what I know and what I don't.

Your post sounds too western, based on asumptions, thinking that if i would write the word typical, i would write the way you assumed; pretty much like all other western political assumptions on the muslims, including WMD in Iraq & Nuke in Iran. Then the rest is a preemptive attack; As george did on Iraq & preparing for Iran; just like you did in this mail.

I welcome all discussions you may be interested in this forum.

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