Bush plans United States war on Iran, Seymour Hersh writes

This video from the USA is called: Seymour Hersh on planned invasion of Iran.

From British daily The Guardian:

US accused of drawing up plan to bomb Iran

Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington

Monday February 26, 2007

President George Bush has charged the Pentagon with devising an expanded bombing plan for Iran that can be carried out at 24 hours’ notice, it was reported yesterday.

An extensive article in the New Yorker magazine by the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh describes the contingency bombing plan as part of a general overhaul by the Bush administration of its policy towards Iran.

It said a special planning group at the highest levels of the US military had expanded its mission from selecting potential targets connected to Iranian nuclear facilities, and had been directed to add sites that may be involved in aiding Shia militant forces in Iraq to its list.

See also here.

Seymour Hersh’s Reporter: A life exposing government lies and crimes. By Andre Damon, 29 August 2018. Seymour Hersh, the investigative journalist who played a leading role in exposing the 1968 My Lai massacre and the Bush administration’s torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, has published a long-awaited autobiography.

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  1. OOPppssss – U.S. Funds Being Secretly Funneled To Violent Al
    Posted by: “Corey” cpmondello@yahoo.com cpmondello
    Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:17 am (PST)


    U.S. Funds Being Secretly Funneled To Violent Al Qaeda-Linked Groups

    New Yorker columnist Sy Hersh says the “single most explosive” element of his latest article involves an effort by the Bush administration to stem the growth of Shiite influence in the Middle East (specifically the Iranian government and Hezbollah in Lebanon) by funding violent Sunni groups.

    Hersh says the U.S. has been “pumping money, a great deal of money, without congressional authority, without any congressional oversight” for covert operations in the Middle East where it wants to “stop the Shiite spread or the Shiite influence.” Hersh says these funds have ended up in the hands of “three Sunni jihadist groups” who are “connected to al Qaeda” but “want to take on Hezbollah.”

    Hersh summed up his scoop in stark terms: “We are simply in a situation where this president is really taking his notion of executive privilege to the absolute limit here, running covert operations, using money that was not authorized by Congress, supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11.”

    Hersh added, “All of this should be investigated by Congress, by the way, and I trust it will be. In my talking to membership — members there, they are very upset that they know nothing about this. And they have great many suspicions.”


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    *U.S. Funds Being Secretly Funneled To Violent Al Qaeda-Linked Group
    Posted by: “hapi22” hapi22@earthlink.net robinsegg
    Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:25 am (PST)
    Raise your hand if you know …

    1. After 9/11, Iran helped us fight against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

    2. Al Qaeda is primarily Sunni

    3. Iran is primarily Shiite

    4. Iran hates Al Qaeda

    5. Iran would NOT be likely to arm or assist Al Qaeda in Iraq, since Al
    Qaeda is helping the Sunnis in Iraq

    6. Saudi Arabia is primarily Sunni

    7. The Bushes are long-time friends and business partners with the Saudi
    royal family

    8. Fifteen of the nineteen Al Qaeda (primarily Sunni) terrorists who
    flew airliners into the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon on 9/11 were

    9. Bush is now sending millions if not billions of dollars to groups
    allied with Al Qaeda (the Sunnis), so that Al Qaeda will fight against Iran.

    10.. Bush has convinced most Americans that it is Iran that is arming Al
    Qaeda when, in fact, it is Bush himself who is arming Al Qaeda.

    11. Bush is arming both sides in the Sunni-Shia regional war.

    How did you fare on this test?

    I suspect you did better than most Americans would, but that is what is
    so alarming — that most Americans believe Bush’s lies.

    Read this at: http://thinkprogress.org/2007/02/25/hersh-qaeda/

    Full text of Seymour Hersh’s article, at:


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