"WASHINGTON (RIA Novosti) - The United States is confidentially preparing for a military strike against Iran, which will include several days worth of aviation strikes on several targets at once, a former CIA official told Harper's magazine.
"It looks like there's preparations for a military strikes, and I base this on two things: on facts that we can observe, and on the rhetoric coming out of the White House," said the former CIA official, who worked in the Persian Gulf during the first U.S. war there and served in Iraq after the 2003 invasion.
"A massive deployment of troops and equipment in the region is taking place, and the U.S. can't hide that. Sending the U.S. Navy to the Persian Gulf is very expensive, but we have three such units there."
There is a deployment of ships, an increase of supplies, shipments of military supplies, and the general activity level is very high, said the former U.S. intelligence agent. "There is only one region in the world where this is all being deployed to.
"Moreover, everyone that I know - pilots and other aviation units - have all disappeared. Usually someone remains, but now all of them have gone at once." Besides unusual activity in the U.S. military, "other evidence of a possible strikes are harsh statements from the White House."......"