Philip Giraldi on the Upcoming War Against Iran

by | Sep 22, 2006 | Stress Blog

From the new American Conservative, October 9, issue, Deep Background by Philip Giraldi, retired CIA officer. It is not available online but here is the text:

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS OVERCOME RESISTANCE FROM THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF AND HAS ORDERED PLANS TO ATTACK IRAN AFTER THE NOVEMBER CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS. President Bush has made it clear, both publicly and privately, that Iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapons capability and that he intends to take direct action, whatever the consequences would be. It is well understood at the White House that if a naval and air assault is required in lieu of effective international sanctions that modify Iranian behavior there will be severe damage from Iranian retaliation. The US Navy has been tasked with developing contingency plans to keep the Straits of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf open while Air Force planners have been tasked to destroy presumed nuclear sites and to cripple Tehran

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