US Conducting Secret Missions In Iran

Josh and Robert both don’t believe that the US will attack Iran this year. Perhaps they are right, but sources they find credible beleve it is preparing to do so.

The United States has been conducting secret reconnaissance missions inside Iran to help identify potential nuclear, chemical and missile targets, The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday.

The article, by award-winning reporter Seymour Hersh, said the secret missions have been going on at least since last summer with the goal of identifying target information for three dozen or more suspected sites.

Hersh quotes one government consultant with close ties to the Pentagon as saying, “The civilians in the Pentagon want to go into Iran and destroy as much of the military infrastructure as possible.”
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The White House said Iran is a concern and a threat that needs to be taken seriously. But it disputed the report by Hersh, who last year exposed the extent of prisoner abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Personally, I find Hersh very non-credible, but I also think it would be irresponsible for the administration NOT to be doing this sort of thing.

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One Response to US Conducting Secret Missions In Iran

  1. ooghe says:

    if they can insert special forces to seek out and destroy Iranian nuclear facilities- I’m all for that. I wish they had tried those very tactics in Iraq. What I was saying was that they would not actually invade Iran en masse and replace it’s regime in the manner that it had been attempted in Iraq.

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