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