Originally posted by woj1@cyberonic.
Iran: A War Is Coming
by John Pilger
The United States is planning what will be a catastrophic attack on Iran.
For the Bush cabal, the attack will be a way of "buying time" for its disaster in Iraq.
In announcing what he called a "surge" of American troops in Iraq, George W. Bush identified Iran as his real target.
"We will interrupt the flow of support [to the insurgency in Iraq] from Iran and Syria," he said.
"And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq."
"Networks" means Iran.
"There is solid evidence," said a State Department spokesman on 24 January, "that Iranian agents are involved in these networks and that they are working with individuals and groups in Iraq and are being sent there by the Iranian government."
Like Bush's and Blair's claim that they had irrefutable evidence that Saddam Hussein was deploying weapons of mass destruction, the "evidence" lacks all credibility.
Iran has a natural affinity with the Shi'ite majority of Iraq, and has been implacably opposed to al-Qaeda, condemning the 9/11 attacks and supporting the United States in Afghanistan.
Syria has done the same.
Investigations by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and others, including British military officials, have concluded that Iran is not engaged in the cross-border supply of weapons.
General Peter Pace, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said no such evidence exists.
with Israel and Washington's Zionist and fundamentalist Christian lobbies, the Bushites say their "strategy" is to end Iran's nuclear threat.
Unlike its two nemeses, the US and Israel, Iran has attacked no other countries.
Iran has a history of obeying international law and occupies no territory other than its own.
The "threat" from Iran is entirely manufactured.
The one piece of "solid evidence" is the threat posed by the United States. An American naval buildup in the eastern Mediterranean has begun. This is almost certainly part of what the Pentagon calls CONPLAN 8022.
The well-informed Arab Times in Kuwait says Bush will attack Iran before the end of April.
One of Russia's most senior military strategists, General Leonid Ivashov says the US will use nuclear munitions delivered by Cruise missiles launched in the Mediterranean.
"The war in Iraq," he wrote on 24 January, "was just one element in a series of steps in the process of regional destabilization.
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Cant see Iran geting to involved inside Iraq as that would likely split the shia into pro-Iran and anti-Iran. Iraqis are Arabs and the Iranians are not.
Just seem to be a propaganda campaign for every new strategy, or action-plan. Like before Israel went into Lebanon, it was all about Iran all-but running the Hezbollah but after they had been in there were no Iranians caught nor any captured Iranian military hardware on the news. It was Russian missiles that zapped Israeli armour and drove them out.