Many people have warned that America is edging closer to war with Iran. Of course, they are wrong. America is already at war with Iran. Sanctions are an act of war. Moreover, America is waging a covert war on Iran, according to a report by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh. Hersh says that the CIA is trying to destabilise the Iranian government:
ONE OF America’s foremost foreign affairs reporters, Seymour Hersh, has claimed America is running a covert operation into Iran, funded by $US400 million ($A414 million) siphoned from other programs, with authorisation from Democratic congressional leaders.
Such covert operations are a breach of national sovereignty. They also violate US law. But should we believe Hersh, or should we be sceptical? Scepticism is always healthy, but in this case the CIA’s historical role in carrying out political assassinations and military coups makes it almost certain that Hersh’s claims are accurate. Greg Sheridan, foreign policy analyst at The Australian, agrees.