Today's news from the middle east confirmed my suspicions that someone in the US is hell bent on starting a war with Iran, even if it isn't Donald "no knowledge of U.S. military activities in Iran" Rumsfeld or Condi "no plans to attack at this time" Rice.
For the past year or so, the conspiracy web sites have been claiming that there is much UFO activity in Iran. The Iranian newspapers also made these claims frequently. I didn't doubt that something was flying covertly over Iran. Even the Russians got scared. I followed the stories and the theories about a stargate located in Iraq that the US Gov was supposedly out to uncover. Although I didn't buy their conclusions, I suspected that the US was flying something over Iran to scare the people as the US Government just looooves to scare people.
Today's Washington Post declares the US was indeed flying surveillance drones over Iran for some time. An intelligence official reported that the US was spying on Iran. The Post reported that "aerial espionage is standard in military preparations for an eventual air attack and is also employed as a tool for intimidation." No one told Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld about this however. oy
Iranian officials reported that they believed that they were being coaxed to turn on their radar so that the US could detect what kind of defenses they had. The Iranian's decided not to turn on their radar since "half of them" were trained by the US and knew what the US tactics were. Uh oh.
It turns out that the US didn't get much information from the drones afterall. I wonder how much that cost us? And it's no wonder that "intelligence" is so "not intelligent" because one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. You can read the story at the Wash Post.