May 20, 2008

Iran Catches U.S. (Again) in "State-Sponsored Terrorism"

"We have made clear that any government that chooses to be an ally of terror[ism] has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization."
-- President George W. Bush, Sept. 5, 2006; source: White House


As harvested by CLG in a their newsfeed earlier the following stories, in even MSM sources, demonstrates that there is strong and damning evidence that the U.S. is itself involved in what it condemns, "state-sponsored terrorism", something that justifies open war against such states in the eyes of the Bush administration and many Americans.

While still unknown by most Americans (blinded by flag-waving) this is nothing new. U.S. covert actions are well documented, mainly involving the CIA, as in the overthrow of the Iran's Mossadeq and involvement with the junta government of Chili--both of which involved "blow-back" on US citizens in the form a Hostage Crisis in Iran and domestic assassinations, respectively. But it is now more hypocritical and inflammatory given the strong speeches condemning state-sponsored "terrorism" activities, violent acts "designed to influence political change".

Of course much of this will either be disavowed or justified, if admitted, or obfuscated, by the Bush administration and Pentagon. And the CIA never admits to anything, being the rogue agency they are, along with Special Operations and other unofficial or disavowed groups among defense contractors or private entities. But no wonder, provoked by similar declarations against their own military units, Iran declares the CIA as a terrorist entity, state-sponsored of course by the U.S.. Also note that Global Research fingered this activity over a year ago in their article Active CIA Terrorist Cells Operate Inside Iran.

The question in this is who is really acting "Tit for Tat?" Republican and former Presidential adviser Pat Buchanan (see Who's Behind the Proxy Wars?) says Iran is merely reacting to such covert actions against it, if we are to believe the unsupported claims of such at all. The following shows that Tehran has some goods on the U.S. in that regard, a "proxy war" being waged on Iran by arming other militant groups.


Iran busts CIA terror network 18 May 2008 The Intelligence Ministry on Saturday released details of the detection and dismantling of a terrorist network affiliated to the United States. In a coordinated operation on May 7, Iranian intelligence agents arrested the terrorist network's members, who were identified in Fars, Khuzestan, Gilan, West Azerbaijan, and Tehran provinces, the Intelligence Ministry announcement said. The group's plans were devised in the U.S., according to the announcement, which added that they had planned to carry out a number of acts such as bombing scientific, educational, and religious centers, shooting people, and making public places in various cities insecure.

Iran says intercepted terrorist attack on Russian consulate 14 May 2008 Iran has arrested a terrorist group that planned to blow up the Russian consulate building in the town of Rasht near the Caspian Sea, the Iranian intelligence and security minister said on Wednesday. "This terrorist network, with links to the U.S., planned an explosion at the Russian consulate in Rasht, aiming to create a rift between Iran and its neighbors," Qolam Hosein Mohseni-Ejei was quoted by Fars news agency as saying.

Iran says mosque bombers also planned Russia attack 14 May 2008 Iran's intelligence minister said on Wednesday those behind a bomb blast in a mosque that killed 14 people last month also planned to target a Russian consulate in the Islamic state, an Iranian news agency reported. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the United States, Israel and Britain on Tuesday of being responsible for the blast in the southern city of Shiraz that also wounded 200 people.

Iran holds U.S. responsible for terror attack on diplomats in Baghdad 17 May 2008 Iran has denounced a "terror attack" on its embassy staff in Baghdad and held the United States responsible for violating diplomatic immunity in Iraq, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki made the remarks, while strongly condemning the terror attack, said IRNA.

Iran blames US after diplomats are shot in Baghdad 18 May 2008 Iran angrily blamed the US on Friday after at least three of its diplomats were wounded in a Baghdad shooting, saying the US was encouraging attacks on Iranians in Iraq. The shooting, which may have been by Iraqi soldiers during an argument at a checkpoint, comes amid unprecedented strains between Iran and the Iraqi government, which has long been close to Tehran.


These actions documented above qualify, since they involve deliberate targetting especially of non-combatants and designed to spark fear and chaos, as "terrorism", state-sponsored by the U.S. (likely with Israel and UK involvement). When covert actions have their covers blown, it is necessary to invent a new cover story to justify the actions. This has now stepped into high gear, per this article and research, regarding one of the Pentagon's own brass unleashed for media purposes, and caught in action by CLG. Follow the story and links for yourself, and see just who may be doing "tit for tat", and who is the aggressor (based upon credible evidence), and who is the respondent.

Pentagon Propagandist General Calls for US to Sponsor Terrorism Against Iran By Bill W. 16 May 2008 Last month on Fox News, Ret. Gen. Thomas McInerney, one of the Pentagon's propaganda team of military analysts exposed by David Barstow in the NYT, openly called for the US to begin committing "tit-for-tat" terrorist attacks by proxy inside Iran: "Here's what I would suggest to you. Number one, we take the National Council for Resistance to Iran off the terrorist list that the Clinton Administration put them on as well as the Mujahedin-e Khalq at the Camp Ashraf in Iraq. Then I would start a tit-for-tat strategy which I wrote up in the Wall Street Journal a year ago: For every EFP that goes off and kills Americans, two go off in Iran. No questions asked. People don't have to know how it was done. It's a covert action. They become the most unlucky country in the world..." Media Matters' exhaustive research into the NYT story shows that McInerney appeared on Fox News 144 times since Jan 2002, and according to this bio from last year's "Intelligence Summit," McInerney is on the Board of Directors for several companies with defense-related contracts that would seem to benefit from his pro-war propaganda.