Saturday, August 25, 2007

Writer Says Strike against Iran is Forthcoming

Bob Baer, a former CIA operative whose book about his life inspired the thriller Syriana, says he was told by senior intelligence officials that the US will attack Iran in the months ahead. Baer who is working on a new book on Iran told The Weekend Australian that his contacts have advised him that his book’s scheduled January submission is “probably going to be too late.”

Washington is abuzz these days about possible military action against Iran, which is reportedly being weighed at the highest levels of the Bush administration. The latest speculation has been a surgical strike on the Revolutionary Guards.

The New York Times reported last week that the Bush administration was preparing to declare the Revolutionary Guards a foreign terrorist organization, signaling a confrontational turn in the administration's approach to Iran.

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