By Paul Craig RobertsDISTRACTING CONGRESS FROM THE REAL WAR PLANFri Jan 12, 2007 13:20
STRACT US CONGRESS WHILE PLANS ARE IMPLEMENTED TO WIDEN THE WAR AND ATTACK IRAN
NEWS YOU WON'T FIND ON CNN
FPF/HR: And I'm sorry to say that you won't either find this kind of information in the media in many US junta colonies. In Italy, Germany, England, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and a lot of former 'East block' countries for instance many of those facts and possibilities Roberts writes about, are kept from the average reader, listener and viewer. And like in the United States and other US colonies the people are permanently lied to. Not even knowing they are radiated by depleted uranium (DU) dust too. The so called 'leaders' are killing the people. It really is about time the tide turns.
According to international law, the by most signed Geneva Conventions and normal decency, all collaborating people supporting the US junta's illegal wars are guilty of war crimes. Especially the formerly called 'journalists' which have sold themselves as propagandists and without whom the brainwashing and wars never would have been possible.
They must sit in the front rows of the war crimes tribunals everywhere on earth, and be punished for their inhumane treason of mankind. No capital punishment, but life time in jail with hard labor is what they all deserve. The war criminals should be similarly treated and not any better than is done to the for 99 percent falsely accused so called 'terrorists'.
Getting the same treatment as these Quislings are supporting now in for instance Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Which Amnesty International calls the 'American Gulag'. I'm looking forward to the day seeing those traitors in jail instead of spouting lies and propaganda in the war machine's 'messmedia'. - HR
DISTRACTING CONGRESS FROM THE REAL WAR PLAN
By Paul Craig Roberts
01/10/07 "Information Clearing House"
IS THE SURGE AN ORCHESTRATED DISTRACTION FROM THE REAL WAR PLAN?
A good case can be made that it is. The US Congress and media are focused on President Bush’s proposal for an increase of 20,000 US troops in Iraq, while Israel and its American neoconservative allies prepare an assault on Iran.
Commentators have expressed puzzlement over President Bush’s appointment of a US Navy admiral as commander in charge of the ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The appointment makes sense only if the administration’s attention has shifted from the insurgencies to an attack on Iran.
The Bush administration has recently doubled its aircraft carrier forces and air power in the Persian Gulf. According to credible news reports, the Israeli air force has been making practice runs in preparation for an attack on Iran.
Recently, Israeli military and political leaders have described Israeli machinations to manipulate the American public and their representatives into supporting or joining an Israeli assault on Iran. [Same as for NATO - HR]
Two US carrier task forces or strike groups will certainly congest the Persian Gulf. On January 9 a US nuclear sub collided with a Japanese tanker in the Persian Gulf. Two carrier groups will have scant room for maneuver.
THEIR PURPOSE IS EITHER TO PROVIDE THE MEANS FOR A HARD HIT ON IRAN OR TO SERVE AS SITTING DUCKS FOR A NEW PEARL HARBOR THAT WOULD RALLY AMERICANS BEHIND THE NEW WAR.
[FPF: 'FALSE FLAG'] SUFFER AN ORCHESTRATED ATTACK BY ISRAEL
Whether our ships are hit by Iran in retaliation to an attack from Israel or suffer an orchestrated attack by Israel that is blamed on the Iranians, there are certainly far more US naval forces in the Persian Gulf than prudence demands.
Bush’s proposed surge appears to have no real military purpose. The US military opposes it as militarily pointless and as damaging to the US Army and Marine Corps. The surge can only be accomplished by keeping troops deployed after the arrival of their replacements. Moreover, the increase in numbers that can be achieved in this way are far short of the numbers required to put down the insurgency and civil war.
THE ONLY PURPOSE OF THE SURGE IS TO DISTRACT CONGRESS WHILE PLANS ARE IMPLEMENTED TO WIDEN THE WAR.
Weapons inspectors have failed to find a nuclear weapons program in Iran. Most experts say it would be years before Iran could make a weapon even if the Iranian government is actively working on a weapons program. Since the danger, if any, is years away, why is Israel so determined to attack Iran now?
The answer might be that Israel has the chance now. The Bush administration is in its pocket. The White House is working with neoconservatives, not with the American foreign policy community represented by the Iraq Study Group. Neoconservative propagandists are in influential positions in the media. The US Congress is intimidated by AIPAC. The correlation of forces are heavily in Israel’s favor.
Part of the Israeli/neoconservative plan has already been achieved with the destruction of civilian infrastructure and spread of sectarian strife in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon. If Iran can be taken out with a powerful air attack that might involve nuclear weapons, Syria would be isolated and Hezbollah would be cut off from Iranian supplies.
Israel has two years remaining to use its American resources to achieve its aims in the Middle East. How influential will Israel and the neoconservatives be with the next president in the wake of a US defeat in Iraq and Israeli defeat in Lebanon?
If the US withdraws its troops from Iraq, as the US military and foreign policy community recommend and as polls show the American public wants, the only effect of Bush’s Iraq invasion will have been to radicalize Muslims against Israel, the US, and US puppet governments in the Middle East. Extremist elements will tout their victory over the US, and the pressures on Israel to accept a realistic accommodation with Palestinians will be over-powering.
Now is the chance - the only chance - for Israel and the neoconservatives to achieve their goal of bringing Muslims to heel, a goal that they have been writing about and working to achieve for a decade.
THIS GOAL REQUIRES THE WAR TO BE WIDENED BY WHATEVER DECEIT AND TREACHERY NECESSARY TO BRING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ALONG. [AND ALL OTHER BRAINWASHED PEOPLE IN THE US JUNTA'S COLONIES - HR]
The US Congress must immediately refocus its attention from the surge to Iran, the real target of Bush administration aggression.
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Click to read the story at the excellent Information Clearing House or post comments at Url.: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16121.htm
When the above was mailed there were 138, with some quite interesting comments.
* Blair:The Iraq war is a disaster. LIKE OTHERS IN THE US JUNTA'S WAR MACHINE, ALSO DEHUMANIZED DUTCH HAVE TORTURED PRISONERS TO EXTRACT CONFESSIONS - Url.:
* Iran General blames 911 on US and Israel - General Safavi said that Iran was the leading force of the "Islamic world".
- Url.: forpressfound.blogspot.com/2006/ 09/iran-general-blames-911-on-us-and.html
* Iran satisfied with IAEA report - ''The UN's nuclear watchdog IAEA informs the FPF - Url.:
* UN Figures Show: US Controls Iran Permanently - Url.: www.countercurrents.org/us-henk160805.htm
* Journalists Are Killers Too...! - Url.: www.countercurrents.org/henk040803.htm
* Newsweek & the Iran war show goes on - US is holding Iranians seized in raids in Iraq. _ url.:
* FASCISM: ''MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT OF 2006'' - Wikipedia - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/ydkywt
* US CITIZENS: WATCH AND WEEP! Visit this site to check out what the war has cost your town or city or state (NATO etc. tax payers are never informed about how many billions of their tax money is squandered by the people they thought 'represented' them and their humane ideas. The collaborators and their media betray mankind.) - Url.: http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182
* R.I.P. Habeas Corpus & Powerless judges - Are we entering America's darkest hour? - Url.: http://www.cemab.be/news/2006/10/2015.php
* THE AMERICAN CONFESSION MACHINE: a 50.000 Volt 'stun belt' will make anybody 'confess' anything - Url.: tinyurl.com/lznn2
* AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - THE UNITED STATES AND IT'S GULAG'S SECRET JAILS - Url.: web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGPOL100142005
* AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNS US FOR VIOLATIONS OF UN CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE - Url.: www.wsws.org/articles/2000/may2000/tort-m12.shtml
* THE ICC - THE 'INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT' IN THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, is absolutely in it's present form NO valid alternative for Justice, respecting human rights. The ICC never protests any of the horrible gigantic war crimes against humanity by the US/Israeli war machine. - Url.: tinyurl.com/p4lxz
* US LEGALIZES TORTURE OF AMERICANS AND COLLABORATORS - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/eom7k
* US "Death Squad Protection Act" - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/6xdfw
* THE USE OF THE PHRASE 'ANTI SEMITISM' IS PURE NONSENSE - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/y8fwhf
* SCHOLARS FOR 9/11 TRUTH - American and other scientists, diplomats, researchers etc.: What happened on 9/11? - What is happening to our world? - How can we improve our situation? - Url.: http://www.st911.org/
*THROW OUT WAR PROPAGANDISTS LIKE THE BBC, FOX, CNN ETC.! - Url.: http://www.cemab.be/news/2006/07/1632.php
* The Dutch author this far has lived and worked abroad - never in an English speaking country - for more than 4 decades for international media as an independent foreign correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the Middle East. Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism! Which also French President Jacques Chirac confirmed - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/ym44vm
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