Iran – The Next War Draws Nearer ( Scott Horton in Harper's Magazine )

I continue to put the prospects for a major military operation targeting Iran down as “likely,” and the time frame drawing nearer. When will Bush give the go ahead? I think late this year or early next would be the most congenial time frame from the perspective of the war party. Some of the developments that go into my call:…

Iran – The Next War Draws Nearer ( Scott Horton in Harper’s Magazine )

Iran crisis

Proxy war could soon turn to direct conflict, analysts warn:

US strikes on Iran predicted as tension rises over arms smuggling and nuclear fears

Proxy war could soon turn to direct conflict, analysts warn (Guardian/ICH)

Bush setting America up for war with Iran : In a chilling scenario of how war might come, a senior intelligence officer warned that public denunciation of Iranian meddling in Iraq – arming and training militants – would lead to cross border raids on Iranian training camps and bomb factories.

Bush setting America up for war with Iran (ICH)

France says must prepare for possible war with Iran : "We must prepare for the worst," Kouchner said in an interview, adding: "The worst, sir, is war."

"We must prepare for the worst," French foreign minister Kouchner said (Yahoo/ICH)

Can the White House intimidate Iran?: (Video interview:) Pepe Escobar on U.S. strategy against Iran: "Persian society has been around for thousands of years and they don’t scare easily"

Can the White House intimidate Iran? (Pepe Escobar in ICH) Russian nuclear fuel for Iran: Mottaki :

angling, Russia is set to ship nuclear fuel to Iran’s Bushehr facility, Iranian official media said.

Russian nuclear fuel for Iran (Mottaki in Hindu.com)

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