George Shultz Announces the Targeting of Iran's Oil Refineries

4 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>George Shultz Announces the Targeting of Iran's Oil Refineries</h1><p>June 4, 2007 (LPAC) In cover story of Condoleezza Rice in the latest issue of the <em>Atlantic Monthly</em> , David Samuels notes the fight between Rice's State Department and the crowd around Dick Cheney that wants to "get tough" with Iran. In addition to the obvious deployments of U.S. warships to the Persian Gulf, Samuels also notes a number of "black operations" that is obviously part of the irregular warfare now ongoing against Iran; an upsurge in antigovernment guerilla activity inside Iran, including a bomb in Zahedan on February 11 which killed 11 elites soldiers of the Revolutionary Guard Corps; the mysterious death of Iranian scientist, Ardashir Hosseinpour, who worked on uranium enrichment at the Isfahan nuclear facility; and the defection of a high-ranking Iranian general, Ali Asgari, a former deputy minister of defense who had been responsible for training and supplying Hezbollah during its war against the Israelis in the 1980s.</p><p>In an interview with George Shultz done for the piece, Shultz indicates that oil refineries may be the next target of U.S. operations. "People focus altogether on the nuclear facilities and how difficult they would be to take out," Shultz said. "but it's not difficult for somebody to sabotage those refineries."</p></div></body>