New book: U.S. conspiring to attack Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Sudan as part of ''war on terror''
Two years following the September 11 attacks, a retired U.S. army general and presidential aspirant, says the Bush administration has charted a scheme for a five-year war against "terrorism" that would include militarily coercing Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Sudan and Somalia.
Wesley Clark, who is among ten Democrats competing for their party's nomination in next year's U.S. presidential race, says he learned of the plan from officers in the Joint Chiefs of Staff when he met them in November 2001.
According to An Nahar on Monday, Clark's revelations are included in a book he authored and is soon to hit the book stores.
The officers involved in the military plan, according to Clark, believe that "attacking countries is more effective than hunting individuals, organizations or charities."
Clark, however, disagrees with their analysis, saying that although Tehran continues to support Hizbullah and Syria still encourages Hamas, neither group is targeting Americans.
His counterproposal is to establish, under the umbrella of the UN, an international force to overpower Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network and to form an international tribunal for "global terrorism." (Albawaba.com)
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