Via Monte who posted @ Stop The Second Holocaust a few places have this, Ynet & The Jerusalem Post and other Israeli sites, Tehran Times and Press TV in Iran and… The Daily Telegraph:-
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 withing US air attack on Iran,” said the report. “Targets would also be bombed which were connected with the Dutch espionage action.”
plans for an impend
“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.
As a bargaining tactic to pressure Iran this war pimping seems popular but does it mean more…How well connected is AIVD and is this just further ‘well placed source’ bullshit. I have no idea, but we do know many people want to attack Iran and for my money the timing would be either-
- Before the US election to aid the campaign of McCain, consequently it would be sometime in October probably, (the Russian situation also plays into this, they have not been in favour of a strike but now with relations so strained the ‘West’ won’t much care).
- After the Republicans losing the US election, worrying Obama would not be belligerent enough (although little sign) they would attack between the loss and Bush’s handover in January, possibly even at the last minute to leave the mess for the incoming administration.
In either case the attack will be coordinated with Israel, with the UK and other security council shills support. Either scenarios might be preceded by an ‘incident’ that stokes nationalist fervour or disapproval of Iranian human rights, ie. designed to provide a moral narrative to the attack for the gullible majority, icing on the nuclear paranoia cake. An attack will cause a massive upsurge in violence particularly in Iraq and destroy any faint withdrawal chances there were and oil prices will skyrocket, low income people globally will be very badly hit and for the north- winter is coming. Radioactive fallout could spread throughout Iran and beyond, there will be casualties in Iran directly from the attack, depending on the target selection facilities in built up areas could be hit as well as the basic fact precision munitions fail. Civilian deaths both among workers and localised residential areas will be unavoidable. Then there is the Iranian government’s resolve to respond in kind to an attack. This isn’t a country that’s been strangled by sanctions for a decade.
The other implications are also serious-
- A European nation having agents sabotaging another sovereign country’s industry.
- America being aware and despite its success they are allegedly wanting to strike anyway (no surprise given weapons inspections worked in Iraq but it didn’t deter the warmongers from invading).
I’m sorry, I am ashamed but I see no realistic means for people to stop the ruling groups from doing this. If it is true that the biggest obstacle to an attack is American military opposition then it’s a sad state of affairs and ultimately a soldier of any rank will obey orders, or be fired until they find someone who will (eg. Christianist politically ambitious conservative Petraeus). Democracy so decayed our elites have to answer to their immediate ultra wealthy global constituency, their ‘base’ and no one else.
There is a racist idea Iran is a suicidal nation that will secretly build nukes and then attack with them. It’s absolute bullshit, they recognise Mutually Assured Destruction just as Israel with its 200 nukes and the US with its thousands do. This is not about having nuclear weapons (which even if Iran wanted them they are years off achieving, learn some fucking science retards) it’s about maintaining imperial power for the US and its client Israel in an oil rich region of the earth. And for the future limiting the supply of nuclear fuel to a few favoured nations which the rest have to buy from at cartel determined prices. For the people of Iran an attack would be disastrous as the authoritarian government will exploit an external threat (just as Bush did in the US, Blair in the UK ) and the chance for political change will be lost. America also needs Iran to help it manage Iraq, quite how it thinks it will survive if Iran pursues all possible avenues to counter-attack is a mystery. Iran resisted Saddam backed by the US at his mightiest and by now few Iraqis welcome the occupation troops anymore. Iran and it’s allies in Iraq… it’ll be The Fall of Saigon 2.0
I don’t think -that- many rational people of whatever political outlook favour an attack, but rational people are not in control. In politics and the corporate media, showmen & women, ideologues, loudmouths and sociopaths peddle fictions to achieve their career goals and the viscera of the slain feels as good to them underfoot as sweet meadow grass. Which is why items like this Dutch spookiness cannot be reflexively discounted for what it may signify.