Sunday, 18 October 2009
Iran, the US and the Drums of War: another WMD hoax
For a very long time now, much of the political elite of the western world have been dying for an excuse to go to war with Iran.
The exact same elite that brought us the WMD deception and the Iraq war (that has led to deaths of over 1,000,000 Iraqi citizens and almost 5,000 members of the US military) have been banging the war drums for a war against Iran for a good few years now. Their only problem is that they’ve been desperately lacking a really convincing excuse for going in there.
Two years after 9/11, there was a very good excuse for invading Iraq, and having invaded Afghanistan: The War on Terror! WMDs! The mass public hysteria and trauma following the attacks of 9/11!
But now, with the hysteria of the ‘War on Terror’ having died down considerably, an excuse for war is proving difficult to manufacture.
In 2008, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh stated that in a meeting in the White house regarding the creation of an excuse to go to war with Iran, the idea of staging a ‘false-flag’ event was put forth. Hersh said:
‘There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up.’
Seymour Hersh talking about the White House meeting
MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on the meeting involving then-vice-president Dick Cheney
Such ideas parallel those put forth during a private two-hour meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 31, 2003 between then-President Bush and then-Prime-Minister Tony Blair, regarding a war with Iraq. It was stated in the meeting that:
‘The U.S. was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in U.N. colours…If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach.’
However, such plans never actually became a reality, and instead our leaders opted for just the manufactured threat of mysterious ‘WMDs’ that were never found.
Also, remember in September 2005, when two British SAS troops, dressed up as Arabs, were arrested by Iraqi police for for failing to stop at a roadblock? The SAS troops opened fire on the police, before being captured and detained.
It turned out that the vehicle was full of explosives and appeared as though it was supposed to be detonated in the middle of a marketplace!
Such examples show that anything is on the cards when it comes to manufacturing war, even staging false-flag terrorist attacks against British and/or American peoples. In fact, the evidence shows that the horrific attacks of 9/11 were a full-scale, massive false-flag terror attack, carried out in order to create mass hysteria to justify an otherwise deeply unpopular agenda.
Despite the apparent difficulty for summoning up a valid reason to have yet another war, the RAND Corporation proposed the idea of starting a new war to the Pentagon in October of last year. According to Chinese news, the elite NGO lobbied for a new war with a major world power in order to re-invigorate the stock markets and help boost the economy.
‘China’s biggest media outlet, Sohu.com, speculated that the target of the new war would probably be China or Russia, but that it could also be Iran or another Middle Eastern country.’ wrote Paul Joseph Watson. ‘Japan was also mentioned as a potential target for the reason that Japan holds the most U.S. debt.’
And Iran certainly seems to have been a favoured target, given, as award-winning journalist John Pilger has pointed out in his column for the New Statesman, that the western media has been seriously hyping their ‘threat’ of using WMD’s against the western world.
The Neocons in power at that time had already made clear their desires for Iran in the document put out by the think-tank, the Project for the New American Century, Rebuilding America’s Defences.
The document stated that a core mission for the US military was to ‘fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars’.
Leading Neocon Michael Ledeen stated in a BBC documentary: ‘We’re going to have to bring down a series of regimes who are the sponsors of a network of various terrorist organisations’, one of which he named as, you guessed it, ‘Iran’.
As Radio-Show Host Alex Jones points out in his documentary film The Obama Deception, the ‘Change’ between the Neocon Bush White House and the Obama White House has really been nothing of the sort. As evidenced by that fact that he is continuing secret renditions, has preserved controversial treatment of Guantanamo detainees, has kept Bush’s Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and his administration is awash with members of the CFR and the Bilderberg group, Obama is just more of the same.
In fact, the president of the CFR, and Bilderberg attendee, Richard N Haas, is Obama’s State Department Special Envoy, and stated in an article called ‘Sovereignty and Globalisation’ written in 2006, that all nations must ‘weaken [national] sovereignty in order to protect themselves’ and that we must ‘find a balance between a world of fully sovereign states and an international system of either world government or anarchy’
Bilderberg attendee and CFR member Robert Gates stated to the Al Jazeera network earlier this month that the Arab world should built up its ‘security capabilities’ to build up pressure against Iran and to signal to Iran to think twice about developing a ‘nuclear weapon’. Hillary Clinton, Obama’s Secretary of State, threatened to ‘obliterate’ Iran when she was campaigning for election against him. She said: ‘I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president, we will attack Iran…In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.’
The same international elite that were behind George W Bush are still in power and carrying out their Orwellian agenda for the world.
The Israel government have also been speaking out for war against Iran.
For example, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly urged the UN, in his address to the UN General Assembly a few months ago, to harshly punish Iran for its nuclear program, claiming that the country is a threat to the planet.
Also, Former Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh stated in an interview with the UK’s Sunday Times that if sanctions against Iran are not in place by Christmas, Israel will go ahead and actually attack Iran. ‘If no crippling sanctions are introduced by Christmas, Israel will strike’ he said.
Such claims should most definitely not go unheeded, especially considering that Israel have been purposefully intimidating Iran by rehearsing for an attack on Iran in the Red Sea.
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has also said that Israel has ‘not taken any option off the table’ in regard to ‘dealing’ with Iran, meaning that he believes a military strike is indeed a possibility.
What chance does Iran have here, considering that Obama’s Vice-President Joseph Biden has stated on Shalom TV that he is a non-Jewish Zionist, and that Obama’s first appointment for his administration was Rahm Emmanuel, the son of a member of Irgun, a Zionist terrorist group?
The US and Israel are both united in their desire for a war with Iran, using the notion that Iran is working towards building nuclear weaponry as a makeshift excuse, which is fairly hypocritical considering that Israel is actually believed to have plenty of nuclear weapons itself.
The Obama administration has even increased the scale of wars that the Bush administration started, something that George Bush would surely have been widely condemned for doing.
The US is expected to be sending around 45,000 more troops into Afghanistan, while Britain is sending in another 500, after Senators and civilian advisers in the US had urged the administration to more than double current Afghanistan forces, which are already the largest they have been since the war began. The Obama administration has been able to get away with much more than the Bush administration would have been, actually managing to expand the gruelling Afghan war that the troops have described as ‘Vietnam without napalm’.
The Obama administration has also actually increased personnel in Iraq, while reducing the number of troops there; they have increased the number of civilian contractors at the US bases in Iraq. We are told that we have invaded Iraq to bring them ‘freedom’ and that all the civilian casualties and expansions of the war effort are for this ‘greater good’, but plenty of news reports have emerged to the contrary.
The US has also, as I’ve already been highlighting, been getting ‘tough’ with Iran, and has been threatening to make Iran suffer if it does not do as they wish.
All of this and Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? Hmm, something seems quite amiss here, especially considering the deeply suspicious, CIA-linked origins of the ‘Bin-Laden’ tapes, which always appear at extremely convenient times in regard to boosting faltering public support for the ‘War on Terror’…
Only a few months ago, during the Iranian elections and the ‘colour revolution’, Henry Kissinger stated that if said ‘colour revolution’ failed to topple the Iranian regime, then a regime change must be imposed from the ‘outside’, meaning intervention in Iran on behalf of the western world, mainly the US government.
However, it already appears that the US has been covertly influencing events in Iran for a long while now. In fact, in 2007 George Bush signed an official document endorsing CIA covert propaganda-and-disinformation-centred "black" operations aimed at achieving a regime change in Iran.
Also, lest we forget, back in 1953 the CIA carried out a covert campaign aimed at demonizing and discrediting then-Iranian-President Mohammed Mossadegh. The campaign involved staging terror attacks and then blaming them on supporters of Mossadegh, that is, they staged false-flag terror attacks. They’ve done it before and it appears they’ll do it again.
If western intelligence is indeed carrying out covert operations in Iran right now, and has been for a while, then it is surely possible that they may stage terrorist attacks, or create some false pretext, in order to expand this war into open international warfare. For example, declassified NSA documents reveal that, in August of 1964, US intelligence officers deliberately skewed information about an incident in the Gulf of Tonkin. The information was distorted such that it sounded as though the USS Maddox had been attacked by North Vietnamese boats, when in fact it had not. This then gave the US government a pretext to expand the covert war already being waged in south-east Asia. Such techniques can and will be used, as we can see with the myth of WMDs in Iraq.
‘Well’ you might be thinking, ‘that Ahmadinejad is nasty bloke, he’s “The next Hitler”, and he denied the Holocaust!’ and that’s almost a fair point: Ahmadinejad certainly does not sound like a nice man. But is this a reason for interfering with Iran? Let’s get beyond our emotional responses and consider this rationally.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a typical ‘leader’ by the sounds of it. George W Bush pledged to quit playing golf to honour the soldiers who had fought and died in Iraq, which turned out to be a direct lie, and both Bush and Tony Blair are known to be international war criminals, since it is held that the decision to initiate the Iraq War, which has killed over a million, was actually illegal.
The mainstream media pointing out Ahmadinejad’s accusations regarding holocaust denial, while displaying to us that the man is evidently not a pleasant character to say the least, amounts to little more than wartime propaganda playing on emotions. It’s a simple technique that is also used against those who dare to question or point out evidence that the official story of the attacks of 9/11 does not stand up to scrutiny. For example, when Charlie Sheen went public regarding such issues with his letter 20 Minutes With the President, the mainstream media simply stated that he should just shut up because he is upsetting the 9/11 victims family members (which is an outright fabrication: much of the family members support a new 9/11 investigation).
In fact, the mainstream media has been churning out much propaganda to attempt to maintain the hysteria of the ‘War on Terror’, with Media-Baron Rupert Murdoch caught numerous times putting out intentional propaganda, and even admitting he helped to manipulate public opinion regarding Iraq.
Rupert Murdoch admits attempting to shape public opinion on Iraq War
The Pentagon has been putting out masses of propaganda to support their objectives, even setting up fake news websites to put out articles meant to manipulate and enforce public support for the ‘War on Terror’.
Considering how desperate the establishment is for any excuse to demonise Iran (even trying to make out that Taliban weaponry that actually originated from the CIA somehow came from Iran), it is blatantly apparent that they will use such propaganda-machines to manufacture and create ‘threats’ posed by the regime.
Furthermore, the consistent assertion that Iran is hell-bent on acquiring nuclear weapons to bomb Israel and the world, and that its nuclear programme is entirely based on this, seems to be basically propaganda and distortion.
Iran claims its nuclear programme is for civilian use to generate nuclear power, while much of the west claims it is for nukes. Given that the hype of ‘Iranian nukes’ appears to be mostly baseless, it certainly appears that the nuclear programme is centred around what Iran has claimed all along, generating nuclear power. It also certainly appears that, if that really is the case, the Global Elite desire to bring nations such as Iran directly under their control instead of growing and becoming independent nations.
Former CIA-analyst-turned-political activist Ray McGovern says that the case in the media with Iran right now is extremely similar to what happened with Iraq in 2003.
McGovern was a Federal employee under seven U.S. presidents over 27 years, presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House for many of them. He points out that Israel most likely has plenty of nukes, but yet Iran is being demonised for ‘almost’ having the ability to create them.
Last month the UN's chief weapons inspector, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei, said he had seen ‘no credible evidence’ that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, and has rejected British intelligence allegations that a weapons programme has been going on for at least four years.
‘I do not think... Iran has an on-going nuclear weapons program. Whether they have done some weaponization studies, as was claimed by the US and others, this is one of the issues that are still outstanding,’ ElBaradei told the Indian TV news channel CNN-IBN. ‘But I have not seen any credible evidence to suggest that Iran has an on-going nuclear program today.’
Award-winning journalist John Pilger has also pointed out how the ‘threat’ of nuclear weapons from Iran is a myth, in his column for The New Statesmen entitled ‘The lying game: how we are prepared for another war of aggression’
‘In 2001, the Observer in London published a series of reports that claimed an “Iraqi connection” to al-Qaeda, even describing the base in Iraq where the training of terrorists took place and a facility where anthrax was being manufactured as a weapon of mass destruction. It was all false’ he writes. ‘Something similar is happening over Iran: the same syncopation of government and media “revelations”, the same manufacture of a sense of crisis.’
The manufactured threat of nuclear weapons has been nothing more than an attempt to create a pretext for another major US, or possibly Israeli, war of aggression and dominance. As the Project for the New American Century said in Rebuilding America’s Defences, ‘[it is a core mission for the US military to] fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars’. And a war with Iran now seems to be another one of those wars.