Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:26:07 AM
At a Sep 1981 meeting at the White House, Ariel Sharon called for "regime change" throughout the Middle East.
Israel's 1982 "Oded Yinon plan" called for turning the Middle East into tiny feuding cantons.
To dissolve Iraq is even more important for us than dissolving Syria. In the short term, it's Iraqi power that constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. The Iran-Iraq war tore Iraq apart and provoked its downfall. All manner of inter-Arab conflict help us and accelerate our goal of breaking up Iraq into small, diverse pieces.
-- Oded Yinon, an official from the Israeli Foreign Affairs office, 1982, quoted by Michel Collon, "Washington Has Found The Solution", Questions Questions
The 1996 "Clean Break" plan developed by Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, et al., called for the U.S. to "reshape" the Middle East to suit Israel's tastes.
The "reshaping" began in Iraq, where a million were killed by Clinton's sanctions, then another million by Bush's war-making.
The "reshaping" then moved on to Libya, where NATO used the pretext of "Protecting Noncombatants" to make war and perpetrate regime-change.
Now the "reshaping" is poised to devour Syria, and turn what's left of Syria into a base for military aggression against Iran.
Truth is the first casualty in war, and the U.S. and Israel have been making war for 60 years or more, so very little of what we are told corresponds with reality, these days.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:52:02 AM
In 2002, the U.S. began a disinformation campaign against Iraq. U.S. politicians insinuated an Iraq connection to 9/11 and told the world that Iraq was loaded with WMDs. The Downing Street Memos demonstrate these these lies were deliberately concocted.
The U.N. was used as a stage for broadcasting these lies. Remember Colin Powell's 05 February 2003 dog-and-pony show? Remember his "satellite photos" and his "intercepted communications"?
Most security council members played along with this charade, hoping that the U.S. would eventually come to its senses. U.N. inspectors conducted the most intrusive inspections in history, and Iraq further disarmed, while the U.S. assembled an invasion force on the Iraqi border. Iraq, desperately suing for peace, offered drastic concessions -- e.g., new elections, U.S.-run inspections -- in back-door diplomatic channels.
When it became clear that the inspectors would validate Saddam's inventory and refute U.S. claims, the U.S. defied the U.N. and launched the "Shock and Awe" blitzkreig.
+( We were almost all wrong. )+
-- ignominious admission by Bush advisor David Kay, when a year-long search failed to turn up the imaginary "Iraqi WMDs" used to scam us Americans into creating the trillion-dollar holocaust in Iraq. See "David Kay: We Were Almost All Wrong", 28 Jan 2004
Our politicians must think that we Americans have short memories, because they are now trying the same scam again, with "Iranian Nukes" in place of "Iraqi WMDs". Nine years ago, they claimed to know just where the WMDs were stored. They realize that they cannot make that claim again and still be believed, so now they are hoping to use Groundless Suspicion as the pretext for making war.
A huge charade is underway, with debates about who should take-out Iran, while our masked media studiously avoid the fundamental question:
Once again, we are being primed to shoot first, and ask questions later, or, even better, never.
Now is the time to ask questions. Now is the time to expose the lies. Now is the time to admit that "we were almost all wrong". Admit it now -- before we start the slaughter. We do not need to have more blood on our hands.
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