Thursday, May 1, 2008

More Evidence

Is pressure building for an attack on Iran?

David Martin reported on the CBS Evening News last night: "A second American aircraft carrier steamed into the Persian Gulf today as the Pentagon ordered military commanders to develop new options for attacking Iran. The planning is being driven by what one officer called the 'increasingly hostile role' Iran is playing in Iraq - smuggling weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. . . .

"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. Later this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is expected to confront the Iranians with evidence of their meddling and demand a halt.

"And if that doesn't produce results, the State Department has begun drafting an ultimatum which would tell the Iranians to knock it off - or else."

Let's see. What would be a good time to carry out such a threat? Fall is always pleasant ......

Added: William Arkin offers an alternative point of view that war may happen, but not this year. Frankly I think his reasoning is a bit weak, but it is the alternative view. And also interestingly, Arkin says no war this year while making the case that there will be a war with Iran.

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