Former CIA Analyst Says Iran Strike Set For June or July


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Former CIA Analyst Says Iran Strike Set For June Or July

McGovern: Staged terror attacks across Europe, US "probable" in order 
to justify invasion

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison | June 1 2006

Former CIA analyst and Presidential advisor Ray McGovern, fresh from 
his heated public confrontation with Donald Rumsfeld, fears that 
staged terror attacks across Europe and the US are probable in order 
to justify the Bush administration's plan to launch a military strike 
against Iran, which he thinks will take place in June or July.

Appearing on The Alex Jones Show, McGovern was asked about the 
timetable for war in Iran and said that behind the diplomatic 
smokescreen, the final chess pieces were being moved into position.

"There is already one carrier task force there in the Gulf, two are 
steaming toward it at the last report I have at least - they will all 
be there in another week or so."

"The propaganda has been laid, the aircraft carriers are in place, it 
doesn't take much to fly the bombers out of British and US bases - 
cruse missiles are at the ready, Israel is egging us on," said 

McGovern said Iran's likely response to a US air strike would be 
threefold - mobilizing worldwide terrorist cells that would make 
Al-Qaeda look like a girls netball team - utilizing its cruise 
missile arsenal to attack US ships and sending fighters into Iraq to 
attack US forces.

"The Iranians can easily send three divisions of revolutionary guard 
troops right over....the long border with Iraq," said McGovern, 
stating that the local Sunni population of Iraq would welcome such an 

The turmoil caused by such an action would lead the US to tap its 
so-called 'mini-nuke' arsenal said McGovern, opening a new Pandora's 
box of chaos.

McGovern highlighted President Bush's all time record low approval 
ratings as a reason for launching an attack on Iran to again whip up 
false patriotic fervour.

"I can see Karl Rove saying, 'look what you need to do is become a 
war president again, get us involved with something pretty big here 
and then strut around and say you can't vote for a bunch of Democrats 
to pull the rug out from under me while there's a war going on'."

McGovern drew a comparison with the concillatory cold war stance of 
Russia and JFK's decision to respond in a similar manner, and the 
Iranian President's letter which was immediately dismissed by the 
Bush administration. JFK's approach saved the US from potential 
nuclear anihalation while Bush's actions put the US in severe danger 
as Russia and China give ominous mixed signals on what their response 
to a US strike on Iran will be.

McGovern lambasted Bush's inner circle as uniformly lacking any real 
military experience and characterized them as a cabal already 
hell-bent on war.

McGovern entertained the notion that western governments and 
intelligence hierarchies could potentially stage terror attacks in 
Europe and the US either before or after an invasion of Iran.

"That's altogether possible," said McGovern.

"I would say even probable because they need some proximate cause, 
some casus belli to justify really unleashing things on Iran....I 
would put very little past this crew - their record of dissembling 
and disingenuousness is unparalleled."

McGovern said that Rove, Cheney and Rumsfeld, fearing impeachment and 
Enron-style criminal proceedings, are urging President Bush to launch 
a war in order to create a climate unconducive to lengthy 
investigations and impeachment proceedings.

Asked to cite specifically when we should expect to see an attack 
launched, McGovern said, "I think we all agree that an attack is 
likely before the election and we all agree that it has to do largely 
with the election - as for timing I see a likelihood that it could 
come as early as late June or early July, most of my colleagues 
predict August, September, maybe an October surprise even."

"My thinking is that for it to be October that would be so crass and 
so transparent that even this crowd would shy away from making it so 
obvious," said McGovern.

McGovern is set to appear along with a host of other respected and 
credible whistleblowers at the American Scholars Symposium at the end 
of this month.

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