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High heat on Iran

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Two interesting, perhaps ominous developments on the “will they bomb Iran” front:
On March 11, Admiral William Fallon resigned as head of the U.S. Central Command. Fallon opposed a military strike on Iran and the word in the halls of power is that his exit may indicate an intention on behalf of Bush and Co. to attack Iran sooner than later.
Just yesterday, General David Petraeus, head of U.S. forces in Iraq, blamed a deadly rocket attack in the Green Zone in Baghdad on Iran, saying the rockets were provided by Iran and those that fired them were trained by Iran.
True or not (and likely not, considering the recent track record of people like him) Petraeus’s accusation may be an attempt to build justification for a strike on Iran, making an irreversible “fact on the ground” prior to the election of a new president in November.

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