2005/02/22

Scott Ritter Says U.S. Plans June Attack On Iran

Scott Ritter, appearing with journalist Dahr Jamail yesterday in Washington State, dropped two shocking bombshells in a talk delivered to a packed house in Olympia’s Capitol Theater. The ex-Marine turned UNSCOM weapons inspector said that George W. Bush has "signed off" on plans to bomb Iran in June 2005, and claimed the U.S. manipulated the results of the recent Jan. 30 elections in Iraq.

On Iran, Ritter said that President George W. Bush has received and signed off on orders for an aerial attack on Iran planned for June 2005. Its purported goal is the destruction of Iran’s alleged program to develop nuclear weapons, but Ritter said neoconservatives in the administration also expected that the attack would set in motion a chain of events leading to regime change in the oil-rich nation of 70 million -- a possibility Ritter regards with the greatest skepticism.

The former Marine also said that the Jan. 30 elections, which George W. Bush has called "a turning point in the history of Iraq, a milestone in the advance of freedom," were not so free after all. Ritter said that U.S. authorities in Iraq had manipulated the results in order to reduce the percentage of the vote received by the United Iraqi Alliance from 56% to 48%.

Asked by UFPPC's Ted Nation about this shocker, Ritter said an official involved in the manipulation was the source, and that this would soon be reported by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist in a major metropolitan magazine -- an obvious allusion to New Yorker reporter Seymour M. Hersh.

1 Comments:

"Ritter said that U.S. authorities in Iraq had manipulated the results in order to reduce the percentage of the vote received by the United Iraqi Alliance from 56% to 48% ",

LOL, what's new? It's the way it works in the US, so Bush is only doing his best to apply US democracy in Iraq.

Anyway, I guess it doesn't matter that much: he's such a dumfuck he didn't realize the few votes he allowed to get in would result in his cronie puppet being the last voted for in the list, LOL.

I'm curious to know when the US is getting out of Iraq. I mean.... they've *installed* democracy there, right? And the brand new freshly rebooted democracy has said "fuck off Americans, go home". So.... what's the big delay for? 

Posted by WhyNot
2/23/2005 06:06:00 pm  

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