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04-19-2006, 08:28 PM
Retired colonel claims U.S. military operations are already 'underway' in Iran
Ron Brynaert
Published: Saturday April 15, 2006
During an interview on CNN Friday night, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner claimed that U.S. military operations are already 'underway' inside Iran, RAW STORY (http://rawstory.com/) has found.
"I would say -- and this may shock some -- I think the decision has been made and military operations are under way," Col. Gardiner told CNN (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/14/ywt.01.html) International anchor Jim Clancy (as noted by Digby at the blog Hullabaloo (http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2006_04_01_digbysblog_archive.html#114504674614060 703)).
(Crooks and Liars has a video clip (http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/04/15.html#a7928) of the interview)
Gardiner, who designed a war game in November of 2004 for Atlantic Magazine ("Will Iran be next? (http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200412/fallows)") which simulated "preparations for a U.S. assault on Iran," also claimed that Aliasghar Soltaniyeh, the Iranian ambassador to the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told him a few weeks ago that units who had attacked the Revolutionary Guard had been captured and confessed to working with Americans.
"The secretary point is, the Iranians have been saying American military troops are in there, have been saying it for almost a year," Gardiner said. "I was in Berlin two weeks ago, sat next to the ambassador, the Iranian ambassador to the IAEA. And I said, 'Hey, I hear you're accusing Americans of being in there operating with some of the units that have shot up revolution guard units.'"
"He said, quite frankly, 'Yes, we know they are. We've captured some of the units, and they've confessed to working with the Americans,'" said the retired Air Force colonel.
Last Thursday, Raw Story's Larisa Alexandrovna reported (On Cheney, Rumsfeld order, US outsourcing special ops, intelligence to Iraq terror group, intelligence officials say (http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/US_outsourcing_special_operations_intelligence_gat hering_0413.html)) that, according to former and current intelligence officials, the Pentagon has been using a right-wing terrorist organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK) as an operational asset "to create strife in Iran in preparation for any possible attack."
"[i]nstead of securing a known terrorist organization, which has been responsible for acts of terror against Iranian targets and individuals all over the world – including US civilian and military casualties – Rumsfeld under instructions from Cheney, began using the group on special ops missions into Iran to pave the way for a potential Iran strike," Larisa reported.
"They are doing whatever they want, no oversight at all,” an intelligence source told Larisa.
Larisa reported that the MEK soldiers were told to "quit" their organization and were "renamed" in accordance with a plan conceived by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld so that they could be "converted" into a military special ops team.
According to a UN official close to the Security Council whom Larisa interviewed, the "newly renamed MEK soldiers" were being employed in the place of U.S. military advance teams to commit "acts of violence in hopes of staging an insurgency of the Iranian Sunni population."
“We are already at war,” the UN official told RAW STORY (http://rawstory.com/).

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Retired_colonel_claims_U.S._Military_operations_04 15.html

04-19-2006, 08:34 PM
Sounds like the CIA is up to it's usuall tricks. This is a common tatic our goverment uses to handpick third-world leaders and ensure global disparity. We have to expose these bitches for real. Nice post.

04-20-2006, 09:09 AM
ofcourse iran is next we know this from the beginning its an easy target, why is it america have beef with nearly all nations that have oil. is venuzela next? north korea have nukes we know they have nukes, they jus scared that if they attack north korea they will attack back.

Prince Rai
04-20-2006, 09:56 AM
its non surprising.

iran always was on the agenda, lets see what happens.

iran is adament they will strike back.

04-20-2006, 05:58 PM
Jack Bauer, MacGyver and Rambo are already doing Co-Ops in Iran

04-20-2006, 06:02 PM
A good friend of mine in the navy visited us like 2 christmas eves ago, he told us they was going to Iran next.

04-20-2006, 11:59 PM
I know the CIA espionage thing has probably been goin on but if mothafuckas don't start a revolt if we openly march into Iran, I think I would lose what faith I have in the American people to stand up for ourselves.