Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Three articles about the ongoing escalation

Informationclearinghouse just republished three articles about the US preparations for the upcoming war on Iran:

US Special Forces Pave the Way for a Military Strike on Iran
By Giles Whittell and Michael Evans

Such plans "are always going to be under serious consideration," Anthony Cordesman, of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, said, "because you are dealing with a serious threat"

General Petraeus's Secret Ops
By Robert Dreyfuss

If President Obama knew about this, authorized it and still supports it, then Obama has crossed a red line, and the president will stand revealed as an aggressive, militaristic liberal interventionist who bears a closer resemblance to the president he succeeded than to the ephemeral reformer that he pretended to be in 2008, when he ran for office.

Iran, Brazil, Turkey and the Ghost of Lord Palmerston
By Conn Hallinan

If the U.S. thinks the Russians are going to have a falling out with the Turks over the Iran sanctions, then delusion is the order of the day in Washington.