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  • Monday, February 21, 2005

    War on the Horizon?

    The US is planning on attacking Iran in June, according to that always trustworthy and loyal American, Scott Ritter:

    The principal theme of Scott Ritter's talk was Americans’ duty to protect the U.S. Constitution by taking action to bring an end to the illegal war in Iraq. But in passing, the former UNSCOM weapons inspector stunned his listeners with two pronouncements. Ritter said plans for a June attack on Iran have been submitted to President George W. Bush, and that the president has approved them. He also asserted that knowledgeable sources say U.S. officials "cooked" the results of the Jan. 30 elections in Iraq.

    On Iran, Ritter said that President George W. Bush has received and signed off on orders for an aerial attack on Iran planned for June 2005. Its purported goal is the destruction of Iran’s alleged program to develop nuclear weapons, but Ritter said neoconservatives in the administration also expected that the attack would set in motion a chain of events leading to regime change in the oil-rich nation of 70 million -- a possibility Ritter regards with the greatest skepticism.

    The former Marine also said that the Jan. 30 elections, which George W. Bush has called "a turning point in the history of Iraq, a milestone in the advance of freedom," were not so free after all. Ritter said that U.S. authorities in Iraq had manipulated the results in order to reduce the percentage of the vote received by the United Iraqi Alliance from 56% to 48%.

    Needless to say, anything the man says needs to be examined skeptically. This pervert is most likely just trying to get himself some attention, as I doubt he has any contacts near anyone in "the know." However, its possible that he is being used for purposes of disinformation. Either way, interesting info, if from a disreputable source. As for the cooking the books part, how in the hell does he know that? Or rather, how can he claim to know that? Considering that he is pretty much the only person making that claim, best to just silently nod and back away. Given that aspect, I most especially doubtful of the claims of a looming war with Iran. This guy just can't be trusted.

    Hat Tip: The Corner

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