When Covert Isn't Covert Anymore

. Sunday, June 29

This morning, there's a Reuters article about an article in The New Yorker called "U.S. escalating covert operations against Iran: report". According to the Reuters article, Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker cited a source that is familiar with a "highly classified Presidential Finding signed by Bush" which outlines a $400 million expansion of covert operations with the goal of destabilizing Iranian leadership. Many of the covert activities are non specific, which has raised congressional concerns. The goal appears to revolve around supporting opposition, raising tensions, and providing the excuse for militarily intervention.

I question the motives behind this "news" hitting the international wires now. Is it a ploy to unnerve Iran? If so, is it fact or fiction? Hard to tell since the facts are not verifiable. One thing's for sure: It is no longer "covert."

4 comments:

Man of Roma said...

Well, in my view the administration has long realised that by defeating Iraq they have given full power to Iran on a region based on the balance of power between Iran and Iraq. This is why, before Bush goes home, they're trying to do something...
It is horrible, but it is realpolitik...

Regards

Man of Roma

Theresa Komor said...

Well, then perhaps we should stick a US flag in the ground in Iraq and quit allowing Iran to think the balance is upset.

It's ludicrous.

Thanks for stopping by! Wonderful photos on your blog!!

Linda said...

Bush has been wanting to go to Iran for quite a while now! So what is different? Nothing, just getting his ducks in a row and the next president will have to deal with this mess! He will never unnerve the Iranians....

Theresa Komor said...

I agree, Linda - and neither candidate can unravel the 8 years' of mess!