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White House Orders New Plans For Attack On Iran

Posted by Fredsvenn den oktober 2, 2007

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White House Orders New Plans For Attack On Iran

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is reporting there has been a significant increase in the tempo of planning for war with Iran inside the Bush administration. Writing in the New Yorker, Hersh reports the White House recently requested the Joint Chiefs of Staff redraw long-standing plans for a possible attack. Hersh also reports the Bush administration’s rationale for bombing Iran has shifted from Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program to Iran’s role in Iraq. Hersh writes «What had been presented primarily as a counterproliferation mission has been reconceived as counterterrorism.» The focus is no longer a broad bombing attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities but strikes on Revolutionary Guard Corps facilities in Tehran and elsewhere. On Sunday John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, called for the U.S. to attack Iran and for the overthrow of Iranian president, Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad. During a meeting in England, Bolton said negotiations with Iran had failed and that he saw no alternative to military action.

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Seymour Hersh

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