October (September) Surprise?
by rfahey22, Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 07:24:50 AM EDT
There are stories circulating that the U.S. may attack Iran in the next several weeks.
Several papers in Israel and the United Kingdom have picked up on a report in De Telegraff, Holland's largest newspaper, that the Bush administration is planning a bombing run with unmanned drones on Iranian military installations. The attack would be aimed at a presumed nuclear infrastructureand Iran's missile-launching capabilities.
A Spy Is Recalled
The paper reports that Holland's version of the CIA, the AIVD, was forced to stop what had been a successful espionage operation that was infilitrating and sabotaging Iran's weapons industry because of American plans to launch attacks on sites that included those "which were connected with the Dutch espionage action." The AIVD and the CIA share information. The paper relies on "well placed" sources telling it that a top agent was recently recalled "because the US was thought to be making a decision within weeks to attack Iran with unmanned aircraft."
I saw a short blurb on this in the free metro newspaper on the way to work today, though I've seen very little coverage in the press at large.