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Bush Sanctions "Black Operations" Against Iran
Sunday Telegraph ^ | May 28, 2007 | Tim Shipman

Posted on 05/30/2007 9:50:22 PM PDT by Fennie

WASHINGTON - President George W Bush has given the CIA approval to launch covert "black" operations to achieve regime change in Iran, intelligence sources have revealed. Mr Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilise, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs. Under the plan, pressure will be brought to bear on the Iranian economy by manipulating the country's currency and international financial transactions. Details have also emerged of a covert scheme to sabotage the Iranian nuclear programme. Security officials in Washington have disclosed that Teheran has been sold defective parts on the black market in a bid to delay and disrupt its uranium enrichment programme, the precursor to building a nuclear weapon...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: blackops; bush; cia; enemedia; espionage; iran; iranwar; looselipssinkships; operations; roguecia; shadowgovernment; somebodytalked; traitor; treason

1 posted on 05/30/2007 9:50:24 PM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

I’m sure Damnadinajahd isnt up to anything as sinister as this L0L


2 posted on 05/30/2007 9:52:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Fennie

Can no one keep a secret anymore?


3 posted on 05/30/2007 9:52:52 PM PDT by xjcsa (In memoriam...Jerry Falwell, August 11, 1933 - May 15, 2007. Enter into your eternal inheritance.)
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To: Fennie

Oh, good thing they’re “black “ operations.

That way no one will ever know about it.


4 posted on 05/30/2007 9:52:55 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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To: Fennie

WHY IS THIS IN THE FRACKING NEWS? Find who leaked this or spread it falsely, and HANG THEM.


5 posted on 05/30/2007 9:53:07 PM PDT by FremontLives (The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn from the crow.)
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To: Fennie
And this man shall lead the ops because he is one bad muthah...


6 posted on 05/30/2007 9:53:09 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Fennie

By the way, its apparent that even the Euros are on board


7 posted on 05/30/2007 9:53:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Army Air Corps
because he is one bad muthah...

SHUT YOR MOUTH!

;)

8 posted on 05/30/2007 9:56:11 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: Fennie

Looks like the CIA has launched its operations: disclosing its orders to the press. I suppose it’s possible that the leak was authorized, but I strongly doubt it. If the leak is unauthorized, then the fact that it occurred gives more reason to doubt whether the CIA is up to the task assigned by the president.


9 posted on 05/30/2007 9:56:29 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: xjcsa

10 posted on 05/30/2007 9:58:12 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Just talking about Shaft.


11 posted on 05/30/2007 10:00:23 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Fennie

Maybe a story like this will get the captured Agents of S.O.R.O.S. in Iran executed. Not saying that would be a good thing, but it is a possible consquence.

Same as when the Human Shields’ loyalty to Saddam was questioned.


12 posted on 05/30/2007 10:00:48 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Fennie

Reassuring news - even though it should not be news.


13 posted on 05/30/2007 10:02:02 PM PDT by M203M4 (What I wanna see is a pro-war ("kill the bastards") Ron Paul. Pacifism is suicide.)
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To: Fennie

Is this story part of those operations?

Ie. this is all BS, and really we are doing something else?


14 posted on 05/30/2007 10:02:58 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: n-tres-ted

There exists a shadow government that is determined to thwart the policies of the elected adnimistration. They do this not through the constitutional means of checks and balances but through nepotism and treasonous leaks.


15 posted on 05/30/2007 10:03:11 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Sleeping Beauty

Well it’s safe on the Internet...128-bit encryption and all that;)


16 posted on 05/30/2007 10:06:48 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Army Air Corps

Can ya dig it?


17 posted on 05/30/2007 10:08:07 PM PDT by moonpie57 (Fred Howell McMurray, Jr. The man on my POW bracelet.)
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To: FremontLives
It is a British paper.

Not our allies anymore, not on such matters. They want us to lose.

18 posted on 05/30/2007 10:10:34 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: SteveMcKing
Is this story part of those operations?

Ie. this is all BS, and really we are doing something else?

Good point, maybe we aren't doing anything and that's the whole deception operation....

j/k

19 posted on 05/30/2007 10:15:52 PM PDT by panzer_grey
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To: Army Air Corps

“Shut Your Mouth”...part of the lyrics in the Shaft song, yes?


20 posted on 05/30/2007 10:18:57 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: Fennie
“Under the plan, pressure will be brought to bear on the Iranian economy by manipulating the country’s currency and international financial transactions.”

Already done and common knowledge for months. See below:

Andrew Murray-Watson: Uncle Sam flexes his muscles - and big banks quiver
http://news.independent.co.uk/business/comment/article2034773.ece

THE NEW UNILATERALISM. Robin Wright
http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=03&year=2007&base_name=post_3223

“More than 40 major international banks and financial institutions have either cut off or cut back business with the Iranian government or private sector as a result of a quiet campaign launched by the Treasury and State departments last September, according to Treasury and State officials.”

What You Can Do about Iran
http://www.kentimmerman.com/news/2007_03_23fp-boycott.htm

“This week brought unusual news from Russia, which until now has been a major supplier of Iran’s nuclear programs.

The Russians said they were pulling engineers and technicians out of Busheir, the Persian Gulf site where since 1995 they have been building a nuclear power plant for Iran. They cited as pretext Iran’s failure to make timely payments on the $800 million contract.”

U.S. tightens financial squeeze on Iran
But sanctions aimed at energy projects could anger Europe
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/20/business/sanctions.php

US lobby seeks Iran investment boycot
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/7f229cba-d0c7-11db-836a-000b5df10621.html

One Analyst Views US Sanctions Against Iran As a Success
http://www.fas.org/news/iran/1996/960429-434662.htm

21 posted on 05/30/2007 10:20:56 PM PDT by Chgogal (Vote Al Qaeda. Vote Democrat.)
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To: tina07

Ding, ding, ding. You win the prize. When we figure-out what it is, we’ll send it to ya.


22 posted on 05/30/2007 10:22:10 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: weegee
There exists a shadow government that is determined to thwart the policies of the elected adnimistration. They do this not through the constitutional means of checks and balances but through nepotism and treasonous leaks.

Correct. The liberals entrenched within the CIA (and other parts of the foreign policy bureacracy) decide which orders to follow, or make up their own. They were able to run off Porter Goss, and took down Scooter Libby which was the next best thing to taking down their real opponent, Cheney.

They are quite arrogant and are very close to the liberal media. They leak whatever they like whenever they choose and appear safely beyond the reach of any enforcement branch of government, even if there was a political will to discipline them.

23 posted on 05/30/2007 10:37:33 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Army Air Corps

Thanks! LOL


24 posted on 05/30/2007 10:53:34 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: Sleeping Beauty; dixiechick2000
"Oh, good thing they’re “black “ operations."

Can I talk about it in Ebonics, so's the Iranian butt-heads can't understand the code???

25 posted on 05/30/2007 10:59:43 PM PDT by SierraWasp (My tagline is undergoing a vowel movement since the conservative movement is being stifled by Repubs)
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To: Fennie

propaganda and disinformation aren’t “black ops.” We should be doing “wet ops” and blowing up things.


26 posted on 05/30/2007 11:13:44 PM PDT by Praxeas (combat engineer in Iraq)
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To: Praxeas
We should be doing “wet ops” and blowing up things.

Sing it with me now... Where have you gone, Dick Marcinko? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (woo woo woo).
27 posted on 05/30/2007 11:20:34 PM PDT by RedCell ("...thou shalt kill thine enemy before he killeth you by any means available" - Dick Marcinko)
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To: Army Air Corps

Oh, that’s why they call it “Black” Ops!


28 posted on 05/30/2007 11:30:53 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Fennie; All

Even if this is true it is about twenty years too late. A shame too, as the Iranians are some of the most pro-Western, America-loving people on the planet.


29 posted on 05/30/2007 11:59:34 PM PDT by notdownwidems (Shellback, pollywogs! 1980)
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To: FremontLives

Indeed! In my opinion a nation is lost of the media can cause things like this to happen. This Operation may have had a chance! No thanks to the media! I am of the opinion that who ever let this out needs a headache, the media could also use a good paddling, but they have such a huge foothold in this country.....*Shudder*. MAN! I may be only 16 but I understand what things like this can mean. Not good!


30 posted on 05/31/2007 12:08:18 AM PDT by AhOmEsChOoLeDmInD
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To: Army Air Corps

Whole fried chickens


31 posted on 05/31/2007 12:31:55 AM PDT by gr8eman (Everybody is a rocket scientist...until launch day!)
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To: Fennie

Wake Up America!!


32 posted on 05/31/2007 1:13:29 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

33 posted on 05/31/2007 5:44:43 AM PDT by Gritty (The train of the Iranian nation is without brakes and a rear gear - Ahmadinejad)
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To: SierraWasp

LOL!

;o)


34 posted on 05/31/2007 12:10:32 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: Gritty; Grampa Dave
Wow Gritty!!! Another classic cartoon message!!!

You seen this one G.D?

35 posted on 05/31/2007 12:29:16 PM PDT by SierraWasp (My tagline is undergoing a vowel movement since the conservative movement is being stifled by Repubs)
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To: Fennie
plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign

Thus the reason for the article.

36 posted on 05/31/2007 12:35:40 PM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Gritty; SierraWasp; tubebender
Cal Trans double dipper, working for the UN?


37 posted on 05/31/2007 12:44:48 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: Grampa Dave
G.D! That's too true and way too funny, Sir!!!

Do you remember that picture (not photoshopped) of the roadkill that Cal Trans just painted a double yellow center line right over??? You musta and that's what caused you to come up with that perfect caption!!!

38 posted on 05/31/2007 1:29:08 PM PDT by SierraWasp (My tagline is undergoing a vowel movement since the conservative movement is being stifled by Repubs)
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To: FremontLives
WHY IS THIS IN THE FRACKING NEWS?

Psy-ops?

Well, here's hopin' :)

39 posted on 05/31/2007 1:31:11 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Fennie

Uh, hasn’t this been US policy toward IRAN since Jan, 1981?


40 posted on 05/31/2007 1:32:11 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Gritty

LOL! I have to say, that has to be the most true cartoon I have seen in my short 16 years of life!


41 posted on 05/31/2007 9:34:01 PM PDT by AhOmEsChOoLeDmInD
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