Tuesday, December 27, 2005

For Strikes
On Iran?

The German newspaper, Der Spiegel, is reporting that Porter Goss, the head of the CIA, was recently in Turkey requesting assistance, and warning the Turkish government to be prepared for attacks on Iran, and Syria:

During his recent visit to Ankara, CIA Director Porter Goss reportedly brought three dossiers on Iran to Ankara. Goss is said to have asked for Turkey’s support for Washington’s policy against Iran’s nuclear activities, charging that Tehran had supported terrorism and taken part in activities against Turkey.

Goss also asked Ankara to be ready for a possible US air operation against Iran and Syria.

Goss, who came to Ankara just after FBI Director Robert Mueller’s visit, brought up Iran’s alleged attempts to develop nuclear weapons. It was said that Goss first told Ankara that Iran has nuclear weapons and this situation was creating a huge threat for both Turkey and other states in the region.

Diplomatic sources say that Washington wants Turkey to coordinate with its Iran policies.

The second dossier is about Iran’s stance on terrorism. The CIA argued that Iran was supporting terrorism, the PKK and al-Qaeda.

The third had to do with Iran’s alleged stance against Ankara. Goss said that Tehran sees Turkey as an enemy and would try to “export its regime.”

Security Watchtower, the source of this information, says to take this report with a grain of salt. It seems to me the idea that Iran already has nuclear weapons is inconsistent with America's stated opinion on the matter. However, America's stated opinion could be the smokescreen.

Whatever the truth is, Iran faces an attack from either America, or Israel, imminently.

And, as the Astute Blogger points out, American political emissaries have been spending an undue amount of time in Turkey lately.