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As this is written, the Bush Administration, with no visible opposition from the Democratically controlled Congress, is massing warships and attack aircraft and stepping up covert operations in preparation for a possible attack on Iran.
Guerrilla cells, backed by the U.S., are entering Iran from Pakistan, engaging in sabotage, car bombings, kidnappings, and attacks on civilians. (see http://stopwaroniran.blogspot.com/2007/04/us-backing-terrorist-attacks-against.html).
Seymour Hersh has reported that U.S. Special Operation Forces are already operating inside Iran in preparation for a possible attack. Hersh says that current and former officials told him that one of the options being considered by the Bush administration called ‘for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as B61-11, against underground nuclear sites’.
Hersh writes, "Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups."
Meanwhile, U.S. Naval forces are involved in the largest naval exercises in the Persian Gulf since the invasion of Iraq. Two immense aircraft carriers, the USS Eisenhower and the USS Stennis, are steaming off the coast of Iran, each one accompanied by a carrier strike group. According to the Associated Press, "Each carrier hosts an air wing of F/A-18 Hornet and Superhornet fighter-bombers, EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft, S-3 Viking anti-submarine and refuelers, and E-2C Hawkeye airborne command-and-control craft. Also taking part were guided-missile destroyers USS Anzio, USS Ramage, USS O’Kane, USS Mason, USS Preble and USS Nitze; and minesweepers USS Scout, USS Gladiator and USS Ardent."
Al Jazeera reports, "American military domination of the Middle East is maintained by a vast network of military bases throughout the region. The US military in case of war has the capacity to crush Iran by round-the-clock bombing using cruise missiles and hundreds of warplanes."
Russian intelligence reports that "the US armed forces in the Gulf have virtually completed preparations for a missile and bomb strike against the territory of Iran."
Help Stop another war in the Middle East
It is clear that we cannot rely on politicians of either party to stop a new war against Iran. The only force that will stop an attack is a massive international grassroots movement of opposition.
In the Spring of 2006, activists from across the globe signed on to the initial call from Stop War on Iran (http://stopwaroniran.org/statement.shtml) saying, "We urge an immediate end to Washington's campaign of sanctions, hostility, and falsehood against the people of Iran. We oppose any new U.S. aggression against Iran. We need funds for human needs, not endless war for empire."
Since that time, Stop War on Iran activists and organizers have held teach-ins and forums across the U.S. We have marched in antiwar demonstrations with Stop War on Iran placards and banners. We participated in the Encampment to Stop the War in Washington DC (see photos at http://encampmenttostopthewar.blogspot.com/2007/03/encampment-to-stop-war-photos.html). We have distributed thousands of Stop War on Iran broadsheets and collected tens of thousands of petition signatures.
But we must do more and we need your help to do it. Here's how you can help:
* Sign the petition, located at http://stopwaroniran.org/petition.shtml.
* Download the petition from http://stopwaroniran.org/petition.pdf. Take copies to your school, workplace, union hall, church or mosque, community center, etc.
* Help get the word out. Pass the word along to your email lists.
* Donate - Help us with the enormous expenses of organizing meetings and rallies, printing leaflets, placards, and banners, and producing educational material. You can donate online at http://stopwaroniran.org/donate.shtml.
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