Men behind Israel's proxy war
Sat Apr 14, 2007 16:51

Men behind Israel's proxy war

Men behind Israel's proxy war

Category: News & Opinion (Specific) Topic: Warfare and Conflict: Iraq
Synopsis: Details of trickery used by neo-con Feith to launch Iraq war for Israel
Source: Gulf News
Published: April 13, 2007 Author: Patrick Seale

A shadowy Pentagon unit - the Office of Special Plans, headed by Douglas Feith, former US undersecretary of defence for policy - deliberately fabricated intelligence linking Saddam Hussain's regime to Al Qaida in order to incite the United States to make war on Iraq.

This conclusion, long suspected by most obsevers of the Middle East, has now been confirmed by Thomas F. Gimble, Inspector General of the US Defence Department, in a declassified report, released on April 5 at the request of Carl M. Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Together with his boss, Paul Wolfowitz, then deputy defence secretary, Douglas Feith was part of an influential group of pro-Israeli neo-conservatives in the Bush administration who exploited the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the US to campaign and plot the overthrow of Saddam Hussain.

According to the Inspector General's report, Feith produced intelligence assessments which claimed that there was a "mature, symbiotic relationship (between Iraq and Al Qaida)" in no fewer than ten specific areas, including training, financing and logistics.

Feith leaked his fraudulent conclusions to the Weekly Standard, the neo-con magazine which under its editor William Kristol, had been stridently calling for "regime change" in Iraq since the late 1990's.

After a thorough examination of the evidence, the CIA and the Defence Intelligence Agency both concluded that Feith was wrong. They found "no conclusive signs" of a relationship between Iraq and Al Qaida and no evidence of "diirect cooperation."

But Feith was not deterred. Instead, he did his best to discredit the CIA and DIA findings and he presented his phoney evidence as fact to another prominent neo-con, I. Lewis Libby, Vice-President Dick Cheny's chief of staff, and to Deputy National Security Director Steven Hadley.

In due course, Feith's dubious material was passed up to President Bush and Cheny who used it in speeches preparing the public for war in March 2003. The intrigue was successful. MORE


Tatarewicz writes: "We need a similiar, detailed investigation of Israel's involvement in 9/11 and the launch of the war against Afganistan where Arab fighters were training to help their Palestinian brothers recover land stolen by zionist terrorists to form the illegal state of Israel."


US to attack Iran by end of April: reports Kuwaiti 'Arab Times'

From correspondents in Middle East, 03:00 PM IST

The US is planning to attack Iran's nuclear reactors and other nuclear facilities by the end of this month, the Kuwait-based Arab Times newspaper reported Wednesday.

Citing anonymous sources in Washington, it said that various White House departments had started preparing the political speech to be delivered by the US president later this month, announcing the military attack on Iran.

The speech will provide the 'evidence' and the 'justification' for the US to resort to the military option after failing to persuade Tehran to give up its nuclear ambitions, said the report.

According to the Times, one of the justifications expected in the speech is Iran's alleged role in the killing of American soldiers in Iraq by supporting various militias with money and arms.

The US president's speech will also point to Iran's political interference in Iraq, obviously in cooperation with Syria.

The sources were quoted as saying that US will not resort to a ground attack in order to avoid human losses.


coburg writes: ""There shall be wars, and rumors of wars...""

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