* this via cannon:
"The former chief of ISI, Maj. Gen (R) Hameed Gul has "predicted" that America would definitely attack Iran and Syria simultaneously in October."* speaking of which, larisa's sources are telling her that an attack on iran is still imminent. this from an interview she did during the week (my transcription, much snippage, some context missing, errors mine):
the implication was that the Iranians were the insurgents in iraq... then the big push came around May that they Iran had WMD - there was all this activity - the top brass started threatening to resign, and all this activity with air-craft carriers that we havent seen since Vietnam - and there was a lot of concern expressed and at that time the concern was that we were going to actually nuke Iran - sometime in the spring of 2007.
But the WMD argument didnt really take, and it started to flounder a little bit - and the pressure was off.
Sometime around May or June I started reporting - and this is where we're still at, that sometime this Summer - i.e. now - or Fall, we will engage Iran directly.
The issue has been been 'what will be the trigger' - some people have argued that there has to be evidence of WMD. And as i said, there was a push for that - but it didn't really take - and the UN Security Council didn't really go batty about it.
So what we did, was bypass the UNSC and went to European banks and institutions and imposed sanctions without the blessing of the UNSC.
My sources keep saying this is timeframe - so when the Israeli - Lebanon conflict began - immediately, my first thought was 'This is the trigger.' I have long suspected that Israel would be the trigger - I just couldn't figure out how. Here's the thing - it doesn't matter what Hezbollah did or didn't do - this plan has been on the table for quite some time - and I'm told that Cheney gave Israel a green light (to invade Lebanon) in June.