Bush providing material support for terroristsposted by The Sailor @ 7:14 PM Permalink
Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against IranJeebus, not that old 'experts say' crap. What experts? No wonder they didn't name them because that last statement is just a plain lie.
The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a "nonlethal presidential finding" that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions.
The covert action plan comes as U.S. officials have confirmed Iran had dramatically increased its ability to produce nuclear weapons material, at a pace that experts said would give them the ability to build a nuclear bomb in two years.
Iran has 1000+ centrifuges, (actually, 8 cascading sets of centrifuges so the total is slightly misleading), and they achieve about 4% enrichment. It would take over 3000 centrifuges and an enrichment level of 84% to make bomb grade material ... and that would still take many years.
The cascades are a log, not linear, process. IOW, it takes 10 times as much processing, and technology, to achieve twice the level of enrichment. I'm not saying we shouldn't be concerned, but Iran is years away from a bomb, if they even intend to build one.
They say it's for nuclear generators, 4% fuel works for that. And guess who told them 30 years ago that they needed nuclear energy? That would be Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz.
And the folks behind this propaganda? Jeebus, they're like cockroaches, you just can't get rid of these bastards:
Also briefed on the CIA proposal, according to intelligence sources, were National Security Advisor Steve Hadley and Deputy National Security Advisor Elliott Abrams.Read the last couple of paragraphs again. A criminal that was convicted for overthrowing a government is in charge of 'spreading democracy.' And Bush is providing material support of terrorism.
"The entire plan has been blessed by Abrams, in particular," said one intelligence source familiar with the plan. "And Hadley had to put his chop on it."
Abrams' last involvement with attempting to destabilize a foreign government led to criminal charges.
He pleaded guilty in October 1991 to two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress about the Reagan administration's ill-fated efforts to destabilize the Nicaraguan Sandinista government in Central America, known as the Iran-Contra affair. Abrams was later pardoned by President George H. W. Bush in December 1992.
In June 2001, Abrams was named by then National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice to head the National Security Council's office for democracy, human rights and international operations. On Feb. 2, 2005, National Security Advisor Hadley appointed Abrams deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for global democracy strategy, one of the nation's most senior national security positions.
As earlier reported on the Blotter on ABCNews.com, the United States has supported and encouraged an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, that has conducted deadly raids inside Iran from bases on the rugged Iran-Pakistan-Afghanistan "tri-border region."
These are some high crimes in deed ... and in fact.