A senior Iranian lawmaker says the presence of Iranian and Russian naval forces in Syria’s coastal waters is a clear warning to the US to refrain from any possible military adventurism.
President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 5, the White House said on Monday.
The US has between 2,000 and 8,000 and has
already used them twice in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki genocides..
Russia has between 2,000 and 11,000, the UK between 100 and 200, Israel between 75 and 400, France around 300, China around 200, India
around 100, Pakistan around 100 and North Korea supposedly less than 10. And we’re worried about Iran getting one?
Let’s be honest, quite a few Americans love a good war, especially those Americans who have never had to bear witness to one first hand. War is the ultimate tribally vicarious experience. Anyone, even pudgy armchair generals with deep-seated feelings of personal inadequacy, can revel in the victories and actions of armies a half a world away as if they themselves stood on the front lines risking possible annihilation at the hands of dastardly cartoon-land “evil doers”. They may have never done a single worthwhile thing in their lives, but at least they can bask in the perceived glory of their country’s military might.
feel it: many of the same newspapers and TV stations we saw leading the charge in the Bush years have gone back to the attic and are dusting off their war pom-poms. CNN’s house blockhead, the Goldman-trained ex-finance professional Erin Burnett, came out with a doozie of a broadcast yesterday, a Rumsfeldian jeremiad against the Iranian threat would have fit beautifully in the Saddam’s-sending-drones-at-New-York halcyon days of late 2002. Here’s how the excellent Glenn Greenwald described Burnett’s rant:
The logical question here has to be, why would Iran’s leadership do something so stupid as to attract the immediate military wrath of the biggest superpower on earth?!?
The short answer is, they wouldn’t, because they understand, with absolute clarity, what the results of such an action would be.
They also know that they could not count on promised military aid to Iran from Russia and China, should they pull such an idiotic stunt.
So folks, God forbid, if we see some strike in the US or against US assets, please understand: this is a false flag, engineered to get the American people to sign off on a war against Iran, a country which has not initiated a military conflict for over 200 years, and certainly not since becoming an Islamic Republic in 1979.
I am not the only one who thinks we will never have peace until Israel no longer has the right to make us die defending their fantasies.
Israel has active delusions about an imaginary Iranian nuclear weapons program. The UN’s IAEA and 16 US intelligence agencies all agree Iran has no nuclear weapons program. Yet the Zionist owned media tells us that all NATO countries in general and America in particular must do battle to the death against 1.5 billion Muslims.
Those media photos of the Iranian fast boats circling that carrier. The caption should have read: “Iranians tell American Navy that you were sent on a suicide mission to die for Israeli fantasies. If you attack us, you will all die within 2 minutes.”
The odds of an Israeli attack on Iran seem to be growing all the time, with Israeli Army Chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz rejecting the efforts by US and British officials to delay such an attack, saying Israel will “make our own decision” on when to attack Iran.
Memo to Israeli Army Chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz regarding that “Israel will make our own decision…” on when to attack Iran statement.
Should you make that decision without consulting your largest benefactor in military and financial aid, the following should happen immediately:
1. There should be absolutely no US military intervention on Israel’s part, should Israel’s military be unable to finish the job.
2. Should Russia and China come to Iran’s defense militarily, there should be no US military intervention. I would like to remind Israeli Army Chief Gantz that they are both nuclear-armed countries.
3. The US should immediately yank all financial and military aid to Israel, and recall its ambassador from Tel Aviv.
4. Every AIPAC member in the US should be declared “An Agent for a Foreign Government”, and registered as such.
I would strongly caution you, sir, that Americans are very tired, angry, and wary of any more sacrifice in American blood, and money, upon the altar of potential Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.
Israel was the biggest cheerleader of the war against Iraq, which was sold to the American people on a pack of lies. At that point, Iraq was your biggest “existential threat” which had to be “neutralized” by the US; and now, we’re getting the same story about Iran.
Iran has not initiated a military conflict in 200 years, and definitely not since becoming an Islamic Republic in 1979; one certainly cannot say the same of Israel since 1979!
Israeli Ynet admitted today that an Israeli air force attack on Iran is unrealistic.
The Israeli paper quoted a New York Times article that described such an attack as ‘highly complex operation’. It would require at least 100 planes. Israeli jets would have to refuel in the air en route, fight off Iran’s air defenses and attack multiple underground sites simultaneously.
Sen. Joe Lieberman is leading a group of nearly one-third of the U.S. Senate urging that the red line on war with Iran be shifted from building a nuclear weapon to the vague notion of Iran having the “capability” to build one.
Four Iranians suspected of involvement in a botched bomb plot targeting Israeli diplomats in Bangkok were members of an exiled Iranian opposition group which wanted the incident to reflect badly on Teheran, Syedsulaiman Husaini, Shia leader of Thailand, said on Sunday.
He claimed the four belonged to the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organisation (also known as MEK, MKO and the People’s Mujahedeen Organisation of Iran, or PMOI) which aims to overthrow the current Iranian government.
In other words, perfect patsies for CIA and Mossad to use to start a war.
The Joker: [over the PA] Tonight you’re all gonna be part of a social experiment. Through the magic of diesel fuel and ammonium nitrate, I’m ready right now to blow you all sky high. (The Dark Knight. 2008. Director Christopher Nolan. Screenwriters Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, and Jonathan Nolan).
A war of words between nations eventually leads to a real war. The war can be fought either by proxy or for real; it can happen by accident or on purpose. The point is that irresponsible rhetoric is a precursor to irresponsible action. Fear-based talking points used by the media and politicians prepare the public mind for unnecessary wars and catastrophic bloodshed.
Silencing The Critics
Paul Craig Roberts
Monday, February 20, 2012
In 2010 the FBI invaded the homes of peace activists in several states and seized personal possessions in what the FBI–the lead orchestrator of fake “terrorist plots”–called an investigation of “activities concerning the material support of terrorism.”
Subpoenas were issued to compel antiwar protestors to testify before grand juries as prosecutors set about building their case that opposing Washington’s wars of aggression constitutes giving aid and comfort to terrorists. The purpose of the raids and grand jury subpoenas was to chill the anti-war movement into inaction.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is hoping for “concrete results” from the two days of talks focused on “the possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear programme,” the delegation’s leader, chief UN nuclear inspector Herman Nackaerts, said.
But he cautioned progress “may take a while”. His careful choice of words suggested little expectation the meeting will be successful.
Brandon Smith, Contributing Writer
Let’s be honest, quite a few Americans love a good war, especially those Americans who have never had to bear witness to one first hand. War is the ultimate tribally vicarious experience. Anyone, even pudgy armchair generals with deep-seated feelings of personal inadequacy, can revel in the victories and actions of armies a half a world away as if they themselves stood on the front lines risking possible annihilation at the hands of dastardly cartoon-land “evil doers”. They may have never done a single worthwhile thing in their lives, but at least they can bask in the perceived glory of their country’s military might…
In a briefing over the escalating hostilities between the US and Iran, American intelligence officials say it is unlikely that Iran will initiate any military action against the United States.
If and when the US does launch a strike on Iran, however, the consequences could be catastrophic.