Lying Media Bastards

April 26, 2006

I Ran

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So my question of the day is this: has the U.S. already invaded Iran?

I’ve been putting off writing about Iran because I keep getting this internal monologue stuck in my head:

“Bush can’t be crazy enough to invade Iran! Can he? Can he? Naaaaah.”

My brain keeps looping this, despite the now-famous Seymour Hersh article explaining how Bush is indeed that crazy.

Hersh’s article mentions that “teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups”. Okay, that’s spying, not invading.

This article from Raw Story says that the Defense Department is using captured members of Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) to spy in Iraq. MEK is a cultish group on the US terrorist list, that opposes the religious government of Iran. Raw Story claims that US forces captured 3500 members of MEK in Iraq, took away their largest armaments, and then recruited them (after telling them to “resign” from MEK and “swear an oath to democracy”). The Defense Department allegedly sent these new non-terrorists into Iran. The article, and a recent radio interview with the author, claim that the MEK spies have also been involved in a number of recent bombings inside Iran.

Then we have this article which confirms that US troops are involved inside Iran as well as MEK forces. No word about either group actually engaging fighting inside the country.

So I guess the answer is “maybe.” Nothing like a full-scale invasion, of course, but it does appear that we’ve sent soldiers and anti-regime terrorists into the country with the goal of gathering intelligence, and possibly of fucking shit up.

I think this is why the retired general crowd is speaking up about Rumsfeld stepping down. Under his leadership, they see us on a collision course with the clusterfuck of the century. And when you throw nuclear weapons into the mix, Jesus! Nuking Iran would kill millions. And then the retaliation. The Muslim world went batshit crazy over Danish cartoons!! How do we think they’d react to a nuke over Tehran? I don’t even want to think about it.

Posted by Jake on April 26, 2006 11:20 pm

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