Here we go again! Things are getting exciting with Iran! I guess for Bush our plate is not full enough with Iraq, time for some "destabilizing of a foreign government", because you know, the Middle East is too stable right now. I'm sure we'll be greeted with flowers and eternal gratitude of the Iranian people, just like they loved it when we imposed the Shah on them. And people wonder why other nations feel the need to arm with nasty weapons, when we are just being our lovable selves and are only looking to overthrow their governments. Hmm. They don't try to subvert our government, why do we feel the need to do it to them? http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/05/bush_authorizes.html "Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against Iran May 22, 2007 6:29 PM Brian Ross and Richard Esposito Report: "The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com." "The sources say the CIA developed the covert plan over the last year and received approval from White House officials and other officials in the intelligence community." "I think everybody in the region knows that there is a proxy war already afoot with the United States supporting anti-Iranian elements in the region as well as opposition groups within Iran," said Vali Nasr, adjunct senior fellow for Mideast studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. "And this covert action is now being escalated by the new U.S. directive, and that can very quickly lead to Iranian retaliation and a cycle of escalation can follow," Nasr said." "The entire plan has been blessed by Abrams, in particular," said one intelligence source familiar with the plan. "And Hadley had to put his chop on it." Abrams' last involvement with attempting to destabilize a foreign government led to criminal charges." "As earlier reported on the Blotter on ABCNews.com, the United States has supported and encouraged an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, that has conducted deadly raids inside Iran from bases on the rugged Iran-Pakistan-Afghanistan "tri-border region." "A report broadcast on Iranian TV last Sunday said Iranian authorities had captured 10 men crossing the border with $500,000 in cash along with "maps of sensitive areas" and "modern spy equipment." A senior Pakistani official told ABCNews.com the 10 men were members of Jundullah. The leader of the Jundullah group, according to the Pakistani official, has been recruiting and training "hundreds of men" for "unspecified missions" across the border in Iran."