Wednesday, June 22, 2005

War Against Iran Begins

The Air Force reported today that a U-2 spy plane crashed in Southwest Asia. The pilot died.

The U2 was returning to base from a mission in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, said the Air Force, but the crash location could not be disclosed "due to host-nation sensitivities."

Could that host nation be Iran? If the plane's home base was in, say, Kuwait, then it might have flown over Iran's air space to go to and from Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Mixter has a post quoting the former UN Weapons Inspector, Scott Ritter, who argued in a Raw Story interview that the war against Iran has already begun, and the Bush administration has plans on the table for scaling up the war:

The reality is that the US war with Iran has already begun. As we speak, American over flights of Iranian soil are taking place, using pilotless drones and other, more sophisticated, capabilities.

The violation of a sovereign nation's airspace is an act of war in and of itself. But the war with Iran has gone far beyond the intelligence-gathering phase.

Then, consider the possibility that war with North Korea may also be just around the corner.


At 6/22/2005 06:17:00 PM, Blogger Mixter said...

Actually, they say it was flying to the UAE. Iran just happens to be directly between Afghanistan and UAE. And it was a secret spy plane. Hmm. I wonder...


At 6/23/2005 08:17:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Thanks for the clarification. This is highly suspicious, but I can't say I oppose using U2's to, for example, verify exactly what and where the Iranian government may be setting up Uranium/Plutonium refining capabilities - except, of course, for the fact that there is nothing the Bush administration says or does that anyone should trust.

At 6/23/2005 11:30:00 AM, Blogger Rob said...

I was also wondering if we were involved in the bombings in Tehran before the election. Ever since Hersh reported on our special forces infiltrating Iran in January (reporting, not infiltrating), I've been wondering when we'd see the effects of whatever they're doing.


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