Five Ways to Think about Iran under the Gun
Tomdispatch / Pepe Escobar
03-May-2008 (one comment)

It's like old times in the Persian Gulf. As of this week, a second
aircraft carrier battle task force is being sent in -- not long after Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Michael Mullen highlighted
planning for "potential military courses of action" against Iran; just as the Bush administration's catechism of charges against the Iranians in Iraq reaches something like a fever pitch; at the moment when rumors of, leaks about, and denials of
Pentagon back-to-the-drawing-board planning for new ways to attack Iran are zipping around ("Targets would include everything from the plants where weapons are made to the headquarters of the organization known as the Quds Force which directs operations in Iraq…"); and only days before the U.S. military in Iraq is supposed to conduct its latest media dog-and-pony show on Iranian support for Iraqi Shi'ite militias ("…including date stamps on newly found weapons caches showing that recently made Iranian weapons are flowing into Iraq at a steadily increasing rate…"). On the dispatching of that second aircraft carrier, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates offered the >>>


The Iranian Chessboard

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Watch this two videos:

1. Ron Paul asks on the record General PETRAEUS if the United States will ask Congress according to the CONSTITUTION before it decides to bomb IRAN. They answer hum, mmm, uh, oh, hmmm RON PAUL then SILENCES them by saying the answer should be a definate NO!(CSPAN)

2. Concerned over Iran's disputed nuclear weapons program, the Pentagon has order...ed military commanders to develop to options for attacking Iran. David Martin reports.(CBS NEWS)