Editor's note: The US has under the Bush and the Obama Administrations conducted covert terrorist operations in Iran, directly or indirectly through local groups, including assassination of Iranian scientists.
In a hearing that was vaguely related to the alleged DC assassination plot, a number of former officials and general war enthusiasts discussed ways to further escalate a covert war against Iran, including making the war more overt.
Retired Gen. Jack Keane condemned the international community for not already having started a war with Iran, saying the US should “go without ‘em” and that the US should kill members of the Revolutionary Guard as part of the escalation. Former CIA agent Reuel Marc Gerecht downplayed calls for additional sanctions and covert cyber attacks, saying “I don’t think you’re going to really intimidate these people, get their attention, unless you shoot somebody.”
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