Si Hersh says so (more or less).
If it was anyone less than Our Leaders, you'd think they might be smart enough to keep at a covert level and destabilize the crap out the nation (assuming the people are sufficiently dissatisfied with Islamofascism). But Our Leaders? We know they're not so swift.
And if a covert war, as it were, the plan, it's worrisome that it's leaked.