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Report: U.S. 'preparing the battlefield' in Iran
CNN ^ | 06.29.08

Posted on 06/29/2008 3:11:12 PM PDT by Perdogg

The Bush administration has launched a "significant escalation" of covert operations in Iran, sending U.S. commandos to spy on the country's nuclear facilities and undermine the Islamic republic's government, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; cnn; enemypropaganda; geopolitics; iran; liberal; liberals; moonbats; peacecreeps; proliferation; propaganda; seymourhersh; treason

1 posted on 06/29/2008 3:11:12 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Flavius; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SJackson

ping


2 posted on 06/29/2008 3:12:15 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

SeyMAIer Herschbuckle is at it again.


3 posted on 06/29/2008 3:13:06 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: Perdogg
. . . journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday.

Nice to know that this man is soooo important as to be informed by the Bush Administration what their plans are concerning Iran. /sarc

4 posted on 06/29/2008 3:13:30 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Soldier soon to be training other Army Soldiers)
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To: Perdogg

5 posted on 06/29/2008 3:14:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Perdogg

This is the 267 consecutive week Hersh has made that prediction.


6 posted on 06/29/2008 3:15:10 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers

At least he’s consistent.


7 posted on 06/29/2008 3:16:16 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Perdogg
In comments that appeared in the semi-official Mehr news agency Sunday, an Iranian general said his troops were digging more than 320,000 graves to bury troops from any invading force with "the respect they deserve."

If it happens it's coming from superior air power. How they come up with 320,000 from unnamed sources is typical msm though.
8 posted on 06/29/2008 3:16:37 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Perdogg

Everyone had better gas up ASAP. Anyone want to wager how long before oil reaches $200 per barrel?


9 posted on 06/29/2008 3:16:44 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Just say "No" to mug-whores.)
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To: Perdogg

Did Scott “Burger King” Ritter, Gnome Chomsky, Ward “Injun Chief” Churchill and Cindy “Mother Moonbat” Sheehan contribute to Hersch’s report?


10 posted on 06/29/2008 3:19:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: Perdogg

I want a crystal ball like he has.


11 posted on 06/29/2008 3:20:45 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: Perdogg

CNN: Spying for the enemy since 1980.


12 posted on 06/29/2008 3:20:52 PM PDT by aggie21
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To: Perdogg

Seymour Hersh has been posting made up Anti-American stories for decades. Some really leftist democrat has fed him the story about the 400 million.

I doubt if he knows much more than that. What he usually does is take one bit of accurate information that is supposedly secret and then blow it up with lies and anonymous sourced speculation.

What this tells me is that all those Democrats trashing what bush is doing to protect the USA are just playing politics with the issue. They want to win. So they claim there is no threat while voting for money to combat the (non existent) threat.

They think voters are too dumb to figure it out. But Democrats voting money for a war they say is unjustified, and voting money for espionage in a foreign countries they say is not a threat, shows us what liars the Democrats are.


13 posted on 06/29/2008 3:21:58 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Perdogg

And who would know better than Seymour...? (s/)


14 posted on 06/29/2008 3:22:34 PM PDT by airborne ("Gore's fault!" - USSC Justice Scalia)
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To: Perdogg
Seymour Hersh

I stopped there......

15 posted on 06/29/2008 3:23:47 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: aggie21

I suspect there was mor cheering on 9/11 in the CNN offices than anywhere in the Middle East.


16 posted on 06/29/2008 3:24:54 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: Perdogg

But are they setting the table or setting the stage?


17 posted on 06/29/2008 3:26:07 PM PDT by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: Perdogg

Imanutjob has a buddy over here...


18 posted on 06/29/2008 3:26:49 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Probably just Jay Rockefeller.


19 posted on 06/29/2008 3:27:25 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I hope this jerkweed is right, but you gotta be a real gambler to put your money on any thing Seymour Hersh writes.


20 posted on 06/29/2008 3:29:05 PM PDT by olrtex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seymore has sources at the CIA. If it came from Bob Woodward, then it cam from the Pentagon.


21 posted on 06/29/2008 3:29:25 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Seymour Hersh = treasonous POS. You would think that being Jewish he would appreciate the USA wacking the biggest threat to Israel. He lives and breaths in Manhattan. He lives in a liberal echo chamber


22 posted on 06/29/2008 3:29:53 PM PDT by dennisw (Barack Obama: A Phony Smile in an Empty Suit)
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To: Perdogg

seymour hersch knows such secret stuff because he is a cunning runt.


23 posted on 06/29/2008 3:30:53 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Perdogg
Hersh

AKA Seymour crap

As reliable as Debka.

24 posted on 06/29/2008 3:32:35 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: Perdogg

If journalist Seymour Hersh reported this he most likely should be hung for sedition.


25 posted on 06/29/2008 3:36:50 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: airborne

If it was anyone but Hersch I’d be encouraged that Bush is doing something. Unfortuntely, Sy is no longer a reporter; he’s a Soros politcal hit man who makes sh*t up.


26 posted on 06/29/2008 3:43:55 PM PDT by stravinskyrules (Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?)
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To: Perdogg

Sounds good to me!


27 posted on 06/29/2008 3:53:34 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Perdogg
He has an article coming in the New Yorker,...saw it,...

Huffinton Post link:

Seymour Hersh Exposes New US Covert Operations In Iran (VIDEO)

28 posted on 06/29/2008 3:57:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Perdogg

Hersh is an anal wart.


29 posted on 06/29/2008 4:02:18 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: Perdogg
John has a long mustache.......repeat....John has a long mustache......
30 posted on 06/29/2008 4:04:03 PM PDT by homeguard (Frustrated, bitter, gun clinging, bible reading, anti-immigrant, anti-trade, typical white person)
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To: Perdogg

senile syd has been saying this since 1/2005:

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/jan2005/iran-j20.shtml

what’s the saying?? throw enough sheet at the wall and eventually some of it will stick???


31 posted on 06/29/2008 4:05:29 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Perdogg
Our spies are already transmitting information!
32 posted on 06/29/2008 4:09:15 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (The world WILL be cleaner, safer and more productive without Islam.)
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To: stravinskyrules
While I tend to agree with your assessment, I have a hunch that Israel will have plans in place (should Obama win) to deliver a crippling blow to Iran's nuclear capability and possibly to other Iranian infrastructure.

Israel is nothing if not thorough.

33 posted on 06/29/2008 4:12:27 PM PDT by airborne ("Gore's fault!" - USSC Justice Scalia)
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To: Perdogg
Sure, Sy. Whatever. Anyone who wants a hoot at Sy's expense can look up the Battle of Rumaila (New Yorker 22 May 2000). If Sy wants to make a few bucks off credulous New York media figures it's really no skin off my nose - he's done it before. They pay good money and they'll believe anything.
34 posted on 06/29/2008 4:12:33 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Perdogg

35 posted on 06/29/2008 4:20:23 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (The world WILL be cleaner, safer and more productive without Islam.)
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To: Perdogg

This is such utter BS. If the United States wanted to bring Iran to it’s knees tomorrow morning, all that needs to be done is to inform each and every other nation on this damn planet that IF they engage in ANY financial transactions with Iran, that THEY will be banned from ANY financial transactions with the United States.

IF other nations grant Iran airline landing privileges at THEIR airports, the United States will revoke all overflight and landing privileges for THOSE nations.

Want to ramp it up some more?

ANY nations that continue to conduct normal diplomatic relations with Iran will no longer have normal diplomatic relations with the United States. We will recall our ambassadors, close our embassies with those nations choosing Iran over the U.S., expell THEIR ambassadors and staff and there will be no diplomatic contact unless and until they ‘see the light’.

We inform the United Nations that they can either expel Iran from that august body, or they (the U.N.) can begin to pack their bags and GTF outta the United States within the next 14 days. We remind the U.N. that the United States and Iran are still in a technical state of war based on their invasion and occupation of our embassy in 1979, and we demand an unconditional surrender and the return of that violated U.S. soil in all of it’s pre-1979 pristine condition.

If the U.N. wishes to remain within the borders of the United States, they’ll play ball and eject Iran and further isolate those Islamofascists.

The United States Treasury freezes any and all assets it can locate belonging to Iran, and states clearly that those assets will remain frozen until Iran surrenders and/or regime change takes place and the mullahs and their little runt are swinging from ropes.

The United States puts Iran on notice that any and all Iranian vessels that come within range of United States Naval vessels will be considered legitimate targets and subject to sinking without warning. We further inform the Iranians that if they attempt to block the Straits of Hormuz through deliberate design or feigned ‘accident’, that it will result in the nuclear decimation of one or more of their cities, to be determined at the time of reprisal.

We are at war with Iran, we have BEEN at war with Iran, and it’s about time we start acting like it, or run up the damn white flag of surrender ourselves and start learning how to say ‘allah akbar’ in Farsi.

‘Preparing the Battlefield’ my ass.

Let the damn battle be joined!


36 posted on 06/29/2008 4:23:56 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history.)
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To: eddie willers
This is the 267 consecutive week

and the 4th time today.

37 posted on 06/29/2008 4:25:32 PM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: allmost
How they come up with 320,000


38 posted on 06/29/2008 4:31:35 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Perdogg
"Under the law of war and armed conflict, necessary preparations must be made for the burial of soldiers of aggressor nations," said Maj. Gen. Mirfaisal Baqerzadeh, an Iranian officer in charge of identifying soldiers missing in action.

It's interesting that along with the usual "unnamed sources" he actually has a named source: and Iranian general

39 posted on 06/29/2008 4:45:18 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: mkjessup

Too much trouble. I’d rather just bomb them.

Less paperwork...


40 posted on 06/29/2008 4:50:27 PM PDT by El Sordo
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To: eddie willers

Hersh has correctly predicted 27 of the last 4 wars.


41 posted on 06/29/2008 4:53:38 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: fso301
Don't mind the man behind the curtain...

42 posted on 06/29/2008 5:09:01 PM PDT by allmost
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To: mkjessup

I wish it was that simple.

I think we and by extension Israel are in deep **** on this one. We are fairly alone in the conflict and if/when we hit Iran we are going to be hit back. We know that Russia wants to see the USA get taken down a few notches, as does China and most of their satellite states.

The other side has had several years now to analyze our stealth technology and tactics so we cant be absolutely sure anymore of how effective it will be in a conflict on the scale of Iran.

Iran has more options than we do right now.


43 posted on 06/29/2008 5:11:22 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: allmost

LOL


44 posted on 06/29/2008 6:17:52 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Perdogg

Why doesn’t CNN just send the report directly to Iran? Better still, why not interview the Supreme Leader, and ask for his reaction to reports that the US is conducting covert operations in his country?


45 posted on 06/29/2008 8:50:24 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Perdogg

“... journalist Seymour Hersh ...”

I wonder if our admin is using this old fool to make Iran nervous .. or Seymour’s committing treason - AGAIN!!


46 posted on 06/29/2008 9:19:27 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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