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(News) More on US Forces in Iran

The BBC has just started carry the story about US Forces inside Iran that I mentioned yesterday.

US Special Forces 'Inside Iran' (BBC News Online; Monday 17th January 2005)

The BBC article also says:

"He reports as well that American special forces units have been authorised to conduct covert operations in as many as 10 nations in the Middle East and South Asia."

The reports have drawn criticism from the White House who have called them 'riddled with inaccuracies'  - which doesn't do anything to ease the worries that that also means there are accuries within the report.

Time will tell but I don't think many people will be surprised that the US government are thinking this way and the reporter of the report has also uncovered other unsavory aspects of the countries activities in the Middle East before now which proved correct.  I would be surprised if the US actually launched an attack in the near future though. Mainly because the Iraq situation is in a terrible state and the US just doesn't have the manpower. On top of that Iran has a properly equipped army (unlike Iraq had after ten years of snactions), a lot more allies, and would really give the US a run for their money. The US would also have to poerform some sort of draft (and not this back-door draft that's going on at present) and that would could a hell of a lot of unrest in the States (which in turn would require more troops/police to deal with a growing situation at home).

On the other hand, maybe that's what is needed to get rid of Bush and co.

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." (Taken from the 'Declaration of Independence') (For a full transcript check out The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies)

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kittensandsteam
Jan. 17th, 2005 12:02 pm (UTC)
I've really had it with Bush.
His actions scare me and I really hope it won't come to WW3.
angusabranson
Jan. 17th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
According to some in the Bush administration we have already fought WWIII and are planning on WWIV.

I linked to an article by one of the big gun advisors just after he got re-elected about 'What the World Expects of America' for the next four years. It was a very scary read.
kittensandsteam
Jan. 17th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
I do hope someone shoots him.
did you know because of him my fiancé isn't allowed into the US because he's seen as a potential terrorist?
Just because some years ago, he was arrested for trespassing when a huge bunch of activists and politicians broke into the US military base of Kleinen Brogel to protest against the nuclear missiles stored there.
The damage was 1 broken fence, for the rest they just ran around a bit, and most got arrested and detained for 8 hours.
They got off with no charges at all.
But we found out earlier this year that none of them is allowed into the US because they're seen as potential terrorists thanks to their idiot president.
I never knew that protesting for peace in a peaceful (ok let's ignore that one fence here) way makes you a potential terrorist ::rolls eyes annoyedly::
isalani
Jan. 17th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)
Completely unrelated
Mr Angus.

Is there any update on the lovely releases from cubicle 7 for that funny old system called SLA.

Just cos I is waitting with baitted breath for the new stuff, and you last email about said things hinted that some of it should be around nowish.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 17th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Catch-up
Hello darling!

I just wanted to know if you have any weeknights available for our dinner and catch-up! I need to talk to you about the whole flat thing too...

Nicole
angusabranson
Jan. 17th, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Catch-up
Hi babe :-p

I'll call you later but how does tonight or tomorrow sound?
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