Over the last month, U.S. preparations
for attacking Iran have taken a leap,
and war—in the near future—is
a real possibility.
In mid-August, the Bush administration
announced plans to designate Iran’s
Revolutionary Guards a “terrorist
organization.” This would be the
first time any state organization had
been so designated and could be an effort
to prepare a "legal" basis
for attacking Iran. Former CIA operative
Robert Baer wrote in Time (8/18)
that "Officials I talk to in Washington
vote for a hit on [Iran] maybe within
the next six months."
On August 28, Bush made a belligerent
case for war to the reactionary American
Legion, charging Iran with threatening
a "nuclear holocaust" and
murdering Iraqi civilians and U.S. troops.
He warned, "I have authorized our
military commanders in Iraq to confront
Tehran's murderous activities."
The same day, a British think tank
released a study concluding that the
U.S. was preparing a "massive"
military assault on Iran which could
"destroy Iran’s WMD, nuclear
energy, regime, armed forces, state
apparatus and economic infrastructure
within days if not hours of President
George W. Bush giving the order."
On September 2, London’s Sunday
Times reported that the Pentagon
had plans for a three-day bombing blitzkrieg
against 1,200 Iranian targets.
It’s estimated that half the
U.S.’s warships are now poised
near Iran, which means an attack could
come very quickly – with little
if any warning.
Far too many are either unaware or
in denial about this extreme danger,
and the capitalist media refuses to
People need to call attention to and
resist this U.S. escalation, including
by joining World Can’t Wait—Drive
Out the Bush Regime and building anti-war
protests scheduled for September 15
and 29. (See worldcantwait.org