Seymour Hersh and the Iranian Nuclear Standoff

[note: older topic, but still relevant. I didn’t want my link gathering to be placed behind a Blackboard wall]

In my College Writing class, we’re discussing the Iranian Revolution and how it transformed a country that basically tried to emulate the United States into one of the countries in the “Axis of Evil.” Recently in the news, there’s been talk about Iran now having nuclear technology and what the US had planned to do with it. In particular is an article by Seymour Hersh who claims that Washington had planned to take down Iran’s nuclear program using a nuclear weapon. Here are the articles I’ve gathered on this topic:

Secrets of History: The CIA in Iran
A special feature from the New York Times detailing the CIA’s involvement with the coup in the 1950s (thanks to newly declassified documents).

by SEYMOUR M. HERSH One of the first articles in which Hersh alleges covert operations in Iran. Written in Jan. 2005.
(Find blogs linking to this article: Mememorandum and Technorati).

Journalist: U.S. planning for possible attack on Iran
The Bush administration has been carrying out secret reconnaissance missions to learn about nuclear, chemical and missile sites in Iran in preparation for possible airstrikes there, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday.
(Find blogs linking to this article: Memeorandum and Technorati)

The Iran Plans
by Seymour Hersh. Would President Bush go to war to stop Tehran from getting the bomb?
(Find blogs linking to this article: Tailrank and Technorati)

Sy Hersh on the Iran war Plans
Video: CNN interview of Seymour Hersh discussing his New Yorker article on the show “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer” (Transcript)
(Find blogs linking to this article: Technorati)

NPR: Article Outlines U.S. Plans to Bomb Iran
An interview of Seymour Hersh by Robert Siegel on the Iran story. (MP3)
(Find blogs linking to this article: Technorati)

British Government in secret talks about strike against Iran
By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent. The British Government is to hold secret talks with defence chiefs tomorrow to discuss possible military strikes against Iran.
(Find blogs linking to this: article: Technorati)

VIDEO – Fox Smears Hersh and Defends Nuke Attack on Iran
According to the Brad Blog, “Fox News anchors attempted to trash Hersh’s reputation and defended the use of nuclear weapons on Iran.” One of the anchors makes a reference to this event with Seymour Hursh in Berkeley.

Iran Marks Step in Nuclear Development
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today that Iranian scientists had achieved the goal of enriching uranium for its nuclear power program and that the nation was determined to develop production on an industrial scale. (Find blogs linking to this article: Memeorandum and Technorati)