[Marxism] PL/New Yorker: Bush Funds for Covert Ops Against Iran

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 29 14:16:10 MDT 2008


(Here's something to add to the discussions of whether or not 
the United States and/or Israel are actively looking at Iran
in a practical way as a target for military action.)
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Bush Funds for Covert Ops Against Iran

Washington, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) US President George W. Bush asked
Congress for funds to boost covert operations against Iran to
destabilize the country, The New Yorker magazine reported.

According to an article by Seymour Hersh, Bush requested the funds to
Democratic and Republican House and Senate leaders, as well as
ranking members of the intelligence committees. The funding was
approved in late 2007.

Hersh quoted intelligence officials and Congress sources who said
that the US government "was focused on undermining Iran's nuclear
ambitions and trying to undermine the government through regime
change," and involved "working with opposition groups and passing
money."

According to the article, the funding approved by Congressional
leaders to subvert political order in Iran amounted to 400 million
dollars, and would benefit the Jundallah, also known as the Iranian
People's Resistance Movement.

In April 2006, Hersh published another article in which he assured
that Bush planned to order an attack against Iranian nuclear
facilities in Natanz, using atomic bombs, although Tehran had
guaranteed that it was developing nuclear power with civilian uses.

Hersh commented that Bush and other Republican leaders have described
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a potential Adolf Hitler,
the same label they used to describe overthrown Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein.

Last month, The Jerusalem Post said that the US president plans to
attack Iran before leaving the Oval Office in January 2009.

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NEW YORKER:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/07/080707fa_fact_hersh

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     WALTER LIPPMANN
     Los Angeles, California
     Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
     http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaNews/
     "Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"
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