The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, July 27, 2008

How bad does Israel want the United States to attack Iran?

Pretty badly, according to this blog post by former CIA counterterrorism official, Philip Giraldi:

If Iran is Attacking It Might Really be Israel

Posted on July 24th, 2008 by Philip Giraldi

The Benny Morris op-ed in the NYT last Friday should provide convincing evidence that Israel really really really wants an attack against Iran sooner rather than later. Morris is close to the Israeli government and his case that Iran must be bombed soon and with maximum conventional weaponry to avoid using nukes later was clearly intended to push the United States to do the attacking. The likelihood that Dick Cheney is almost certainly supportive of a US pre-emptive strike and might well be pulling strings behind the scenes, possibly without the knowledge of the Great Decider, makes the next several months particularly significant if a war is to be avoided.

Some intel types are beginning to express concerns that the Israelis might do something completely crazy to get the US involved. There are a number of possible “false flag” scenarios in which the Israelis could insert a commando team in the Persian Gulf or use some of their people inside Iraq to stage an incident that they will make to look Iranian, either by employing Iranian weapons or by leaving a communications footprint that points to Tehran’s involvement.

Those who argue that Israel would never do such a thing should think again. Israel is willing to behave with complete ruthlessness towards the US if they feel that the stakes are high enough, witness the attack on the USS Liberty and the bombing of the US Consulate in Alexandria in the 1950s. If they now believe that Iran is a threat that must be eliminated it is not implausible to assume that they will stop at nothing to get the the United States to do it for them, particularly as their air force is only able to damage the Iranian nuclear program, not destroy it.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Iran test fires missile - Pat Buchanan weighs in

Buchanan weighs in on today's Iranian missile test and Israel's desire for us to attack that nation on Joe Scarborough's MSNBC show :

Thursday, July 03, 2008

America needs another Independence Day

independence from ISRAEL.

Our politicans and would-be presidents utterly kowtow to agents of a foreign nation - and sell America's interest down the river in the process - as they have been doing for decades now. It has gotten worse, and worse and worse.

As the economy goes right down the tubes as a result of the foreign policies brought to fruition by the actions of this foreign influence, I urge my fellow Americans to pay heed to George Washington's wise words in his farewell address about the evils of a passionate attachment:

So, likewise, a passionate attachment of one Nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favourite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest, in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and Wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification: It leads also to concessions to the favourite Nation of priviledges denied to others, which is apt doubly to injure the Nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained; and by exciting jealousy, ill will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom eql. priviledges are withheld: And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favourite Nation) facility to betray, or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition corruption or infatuation.

As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways, such attachments are particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent Patriot. How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion, to influence or awe the public Councils! Such an attachment of a small or weak, towards a great and powerful Nation, dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter.

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government. But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another, cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real Patriots, who may resist the intriegues of the favourite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.


If we free AMERICA of this chokehold on our government, the rest will follow. America would be a lot richer, there would be no need to keep pouring money into the Middle East - with little to show in return but the enmity of millions of people around the world for our support of Israel's colonialist and apartheid policies. This has tarnished America's once pristine image, almost irreparably at this point. If you love America, you will be outraged at the overwhelming influence that Israel and its lobby have on Capitol Hill, and consequently our foreign policy.

I urge you to get in the know and take action before it's too late. As more jobs are being cut, oil prices soar ever higher, and the squeeze is being put on the American taxpaying public, ask yourself: what the hell is our tax money doing over there? Why are we still in Iraq? And will we be attacking Iran next? If so, it would be even more of a disaster. Has Iran threatened us, in the absence of any threats we've made ? Whose war is this?

Get angry, America. And then do something about it. The future of this nation depends on it. FREE AMERICA, and the rest will follow. If we don't start taking care of THIS nation first, there won't be much left to take care of.

Last but certainly not least, we owe it to the soldiers and their families who were wounded, maimed, or killed in Iraq to bring to justice all of those responsible for getting us into that war. The neocons and their friends in this administration told half-truths, lies, and outright bullshit in order to get us to go there in the first place.

Justice MUST be served. Never forget.