Iran Says To Sue U.S., Britain Over Mosque Blast

Source: Reuters

Reasons to think it's true:

  • The Pentagon is bypassing official US intelligence channels and turning to a dangerous and unruly cast of characters in order to create strife in Iran in preparation for any possible attack, former and current intelligence officials say. One of the operational assets being used by the Defense Department is a right-wing terrorist organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), which is being “run” in two southern regional areas of Iran. [4/13/2006 - Rawstory]
  • During an interview on CNN Friday night, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner claimed that U.S. military operations are already 'underway' inside Iran, RAW STORY has found. - [4/15/2006 - Rawstory]
  • Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups. - [4/17/2006 - New Yorker]
  • Israel and the United States have also been working together in support of a Kurdish resistance group known as the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan. The group has been conducting clandestine cross-border forays into Iran, I was told by a government consultant with close ties to the Pentagon civilian leadership, as “part of an effort to explore alternative means of applying pressure on Iran.” (The Pentagon has established covert relationships with Kurdish, Azeri, and Baluchi tribesmen, and has encouraged their efforts to undermine the regime’s authority in northern and southeastern Iran.) The government consultant said that Israel is giving the Kurdish group “equipment and training.” The group has also been given “a list of targets inside Iran of interest to the U.S.” (An Israeli government spokesman denied that Israel was involved.) - [11/27/2006 - New Yorker]
  • Iran-Contra veterans working out of Dick Cheney's office are using stolen funds from Iraq to arm al Qaeda-tied groups and foment a larger Sunni-Shia war - [3/17/2007 - Tomdispatch]
  • A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources - [4/3/2007 - ABCNews]
  • "Rice and her colleagues in the administration decided to embark on a daring and risky third course: a coordinated campaign, directed with the help of the intelligence services of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates....The bill for the covert part of this activity, which has involved funding sectarian political movements and paramilitary groups in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, and the Palestinian territories, is said to amount to more than $300 million. It is being paid by Saudi Arabia and other concerned Gulf states, for whom the combination of a hasty American withdrawal from Iraq and a nuclear-armed Iran means trouble." [5/7/2007 - The Atlantic]

Reuters US Online Report Top News
May 12, 2008 12:36 EST

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary said on Monday it would file international lawsuits against the United States and Britain, accusing them of providing financial support to those behind a blast in a mosque that killed 14 people.

Iran's intelligence minister last week said Iran had arrested five or six members of a terrorist group with links to Britain and the United States who he said were involved in the explosion that also wounded 200 in the southern city of Shiraz.

Iranian officials had previously said the April 12 blast, during an evening prayer sermon by a prominent local cleric, was caused by explosives left over from an exhibition commemorating the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

Judiciary spokesman Ali-Reza Jamshidi told state television the terrorists behind the bombing were agents of the U.S. and British governments in Iran.

"The relationship of those who planted the bombs in Shiraz with the U.S. and Britain was identified and they were being financially supported and in fact they acted as foreign agents in Iran," he said.

"In view of the documents obtained the judiciary in cooperation with the government and the Foreign Ministry will file lawsuits with international authorities against their supporters, who on the one hand claim to fight terrorists and on the other hand provide them with equipment," he said.

He was clearly referring to Britain and the United States, but did not give details on how Tehran would take legal action against them.

Iran has in the past accused the two countries of trying to destabilize the Islamic Republic by supporting rebels, mainly those in sensitive border areas.

Tehran's accusations over the mosque blast echo allegations U.S. officials have made about Iranian support for militias in Iraq that have fought U.S. and U.S.-backed government forces there, accusations Tehran denies.

Iran and the United States are also at odds over Tehran's nuclear program, which Washington suspects is aimed at making bombs. Iran says its program is for producing electricity.

Security is normally tight in Shi'ite Muslim Iran and bomb attacks have been rare in recent years. Several people were killed in 2005 and 2006 in blasts in a southwestern province with a large Sunni Arab population.

Shiraz is a southern city with more than one million inhabitants and is a popular tourist destination.

The script

they are following the plan . . . they will continue until stopped

P2OG in full swing

Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group, the latest acronym for covert criminality being perpetrated against innocent civilians, all for the benefit of the corrupt financial elites.

This sickens me to the point where I want to self-immolate in front of the White House, but my daughters would not understand and still need their father.

What can I say to my Persian friends?

Yet another decade of sitting down during the Star Spangled Banner I guess.


The truth shall set us free (free from being comfortably numb, too).

Love is the only way forward.



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Bush setting stage for war on Iran

PressTV (Iran) Thu, 15 May 2008 President George W. Bush once again puts on his mask of liberation to create an atmosphere that harks back to the launch of the Iraq war.

"The fight against terror and extremism is the defining challenge of our time. It is more than a clash of arms. It is a clash of visions, a great ideological struggle," Bush claimed in a Thursday address to the Israeli parliament.

The White House echelon resorted to hawkish rhetoric reminiscent of a time when Washington was preparing the world for the US occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq in an effort to fuel speculation of a war on Iran.

"Permitting the world's leading sponsor of terror to possess the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations," the war president said in reference to Iran. "America stands with you in firmly opposing Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions."

"America stands with you in breaking up terrorist networks and denying the extremists sanctuary," Bush promised Israel.

As the United States itself is the one and only country known to have used atomic bombs and Israel is seen as the sole possessor of such weapons in the Middle East, the US commander-in-chief is believed to be intensifying efforts to find a pretext to wage war against Iran.

His go-to-war rhetoric follows not only UN nuclear watchdog declarations that the Islamic Republic's nuclear program has not diverted from peaceful purposes, but also the unanimous assessment of 16 US spy agencies which conceded that Tehran is not running a nuclear weapons program.


(NB Why my post re Whitehouse Totally Dominated by Isrealis was voted down is beyond me, unless ofcouse they did NOT see the video right through to listen to US seasoned diplomats about Israel and the Whitehouse. Clearly the covert war against Iran has already begun by the US and Israel, hence Iran's recourse to justice maybe a possible way out to expose the provocations)