There was an odd news item in Iran's government PressTV today:
'US forces attempt to hijack Iranian oil field'
Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:05:09 GMT
American forces have attempted to take over an Iranian oil field near the country's western border with Iraq, a security official says.
“US forces backed by tanks entered the Mousian area of the Dehloran County, laying around 100 meters of pipeline in Iranian territory," the source, talking on condition of anonymity, said Monday.
The source added that the pipes, marked with Iraqi flags, were blocked after Iranian forces pushed the “intruders” back across the border.
Iraqi officials have been notified of Iran's objection to American movements along the common border, according to the source.
The picture being painted for the West is that in the wake of the attempted green 'velvet revolution' in Iran, the Revolutionary Guard has effectively taken power:
Hence, this report of a military altercation on the Iran/Iraq border could be a prelude to some sort of incitement of conflict with U.S. forces in Iraq by the Revolutionary Guard seemingly to quell internal unrest.
That this might be the historical script is reinforced by this article I keep seeing advertised by RussiaToday in Google News searches (on right-hand column). Here's the ad:
US to Strike Soon
US to Go into War Any Day Now?
Read This Story Here!
Here's some excerpts from the article RussiaToday is paying oodles to plug to the world:
US to invade Iran any day now?
12 September, 2008, 05:50
A few weeks ago the Russian newspaper Izvestia, a well-known and authoritive daily published nationwide and abroad, came forward with something that would have been looked upon as a conspiracy theory if published by a tabloid.
The paper suggested that by attacking South Ossetia, the Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili had badly damaged a planned U.S. military operation against Iran. In the newspaper's opinion Georgia was supposed to play the role of another “unsinkable aircraft carrier” for the U.S., i.e. an operational and tactical base for U.S. aircraft that would be making bombing raids into Iran. Something akin to what Thailand was in the Vietnam war...
....Shortly after that, a phone call came from a college friend who had just come back from Kandahar in Afghanistan, where he had seen American battle tanks being unloaded from a Ukrainian-registered Antonov-124 “Ruslan”, the heaviest and largest cargo airplane in the world. The friend asked if I had any idea what tanks would be good for in Afghanistan, and I said I didn't. It's an established fact from the Soviet war in Afghanistan that tanks are no good for most of the country's mountainous territory. They are good for flatlands, and the main body of flat land in the region is right across the border in Iran.
Later in August there was another bit of unofficial information from a Russian military source: more than a thousand American tanks and armored vehicles had been shipped to Eastern Afghanistan by Ukrainian “Ruslans” flying in three to five shipments a day, and more flights were expected.
Somehow all this, together with the series of articles in Izvestia, the information that all U.S. troops in Afghanistan are going to be reassigned and regrouped under unified command, the arrival of NATO naval ships in the Black Sea, the appointment of a man used to command troops in a combat environment as the new commander of the US Central Command and other bits and pieces. To my total astonishment, when they all fell together the Izvestia story started looking slightly more credible than before.
Today there are reports about how Russia and the U.S. are going to sign an agreement on military cooperation to settle tensions. Also, NATO and Russia are reportedly restoring ties. Meanwhile, Russia is beginning a huge military exercise in the Caucasus region that could be cover and/or preparation for a southern thrust into Georgia or maybe beyond.
What is Russia planning?
Keep in mind that, IMO, Russia is pursuing a third world war with the West in an underhanded manner such that American "imperialist aggression" is blamed for causing a global holocaust of mass destruction. In other words, America is the belligerent bad guy while Russia is the peace-loving good guy even though the complete opposite is truly the case.
Also bear in mind there's a series of eclipses approaching, and the Kremlin seems to operate according to astrology.