zaterdag 7 april 2007

War under way
The US offered to take military action on behalf of the 15 British sailors and marines held by Iran, including buzzing Iranian Revolutionary Guard positions with warplanes (...) They offered a series of military options, a list which remains top secret given the mounting risk of war between the US and Iran. (...) Three days before the capture of the 15 Britons, a second carrier group arrived having been ordered there by president George Bush in January. The aim was to add to pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme and alleged operations inside Iraq against coalition forces. (...) According to some US and British officers, there is already a proxy war under way between their forces and elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. (...) Earlier this week, ABC television news reported that a Baluchi group, Jundullah, based in Pakistan and carrying out raids inside Iran, had been receiving advice and encouragement from American officials since 2005.
The Guardian, vandaag.