Dutch withdraw spy from Iran because of 'impending US attack'
I have been discussing issues related to IRAN for quite some time now - and this Blog has even been shut down (for unknown reasons, by unknown entities) in very short order after previous Iran posts... Let's hope this one is doesn't cause a shutdown.
Anyway, many are predicting Iran will be attacked soon. Even John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations, has stated Israel may attack Iran after the November presidential election but before George W Bush's successor is sworn in - that way, whoever gets elected is stuck dealing with the situation.
Here are a few of my archived articles - discussing reasons why Iran may be attacked:
IRAN has Bush over a Barrel
Dollar: Faltering Foundation of US Economic Strength
Israelis 'rehearse Iran attack'
OPEC and the Dollar Peg
Iran’s Oil Bourse Set to Open this Sunday
Reason For Today's Post (hat tip Justin)
Telegraph.co.uk: The Dutch intelligence service has pulled an agent out of an "ultra-secret operation" spying on Iran's military industry because spymasters in Netherlands believe a United States air attack was imminent.
According to reports in the newspaper De Telegraaf, the country's intelligence service, the AIVD, has stopped an espionage operation aimed at infiltration and sabotage of the weapons industry in Iran.
"The operation, described as extremely successful, was halted recently in connection with plans for an impending US air attack on Iran," said the report.
"Targets would also be bombed which were connected with the Dutch espionage action."
"Well placed" sources told the paper that a top agent had been recalled recently "because the US was thought to be making a decision within weeks to attack Iran with unmanned aircraft".
"Information from the AIVD operation has in recent years been shared with the American CIA secret service."
Brig Gen Seyyed Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of the Iranian armed forces, warned at the weekend that military attacks against Iran would trigger a Third World War.
"The exorbitant demands of the US leaders and the global Zionism which have created the current situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and Caucasus are gradually directing the world to the edge of the cliff," he said.
The US has refused to rule out a military attack against Iran if its government continues to enrich uranium as part of its civilian nuclear programme, which the West suspects has the clandestine objective of developing atomic weapons.
Iran has warned it would close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the Gulf and a major oil shipping route, if it is attacked.
On Friday, the Israel newspaper Ma'ariv reported that Israel has stepped up preparations for a contingency plan to attack Iran, should diplomatic efforts, via the United Nations, fail to derail Tehran's suspected nuclear weapons programme.
Other indicators/issues pointing to the potential for attack
Video Below: Fox News: Next Gulf War?
Kuwait, in preparing for confrontation with IRAN, has activated its emergency war plan and is performing exercise drills while a US and British Armada head to the region - believed to be the largest deployment since 1991.
Video Below: Max Keiser - The U.S. recession, dollar and why Bush wants to bomb
Video Below: USA and ISRAEL will attack IRAN before Presidential Election
Afshin Rattansi talks to State Duma Deputy in Moscow about McCain's ties to Georgia, Obama's defeat after a Ukranian Civil War or another George W Bush war - against Iran, and before the U.S. Presidential Elections
Has anyone else thought it possible that recent strength in the dollar coupled with a massive commodities smackdown (including oil) was an orchestrated play to get inflation/oil under control - allowing an attack to take place. I feel TPTB know prices will soar if/when a new middle east campaign is initiated and it couldn't be done with (previous) out of control prices... Certainly makes sense to me...