Thursday, August 30, 2007

The NeoCon War On Iran Begins

Iranian President Talks Of Collapse Of 'Zionist Regimes' In US And Israel

September 11 To Mark Start Date Of Massive 'Attack Iran' Propaganda Offensive On American People Via NeoCon Media

The War On Iraq began more than a year before the 'Shock & Awe' bombing of Baghdad began. US special forces, Mossad and other allied intelligence entered Iraq and began scoping targets for bombing, attempting to buy loyalty of tribal leaders and basically preparing for the invasion that was to come.

Through all of this, the NeoCon think tanks and media allies created a War On Iraq reality for the American people through a non-stop campaign of distortions, propaganda and so-called debate.

Likewise, the ground is now be prepared for the War On Iran, in almost exactly the same way preparations at home and in the future warzone were made for Iraq a year out from the start of attacks.

Reports claim US VP Dick Cheney's office is co-ordinating the launch of a massive propaganda offensive, through NeoCon sympathetic media like the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, on the American people to rally support for attacks on Iran. The campaign is said to kick off, naturally, on September 11.

A few days, President Bush declared that the world faced "a nuclear holocaust" from Iran, claiming that Iran is building a nuclear weapons capacity, even though the IAEA completed inspections virtually the same day as Bush's speech and said there were no signs of nuclear weapons being built, and that Iran's nuclear technology did not allow even rudimentary test nuclear weapons to be completed.

Regardless, Bush delivered a fiery speech, that received blanket coverage and comment on American news channels and even news programs.

You can't get much more of a categorical declaration of coming military action than this from President Bush on Thursday :
"I have authorised our military commanders in Iraq to confront Tehran's murderous activities..."
It is clear that President Bush is now ready to move on from propaganda and warnings, and will soon give up on trying to get tighter sanctions through the United Nations, as both Russia and China do not believe Iran poses a significant threat.

Bush is using the combination evidence-free allegations of Iran weaponising nuclear technology and is bringing to a head year old allegations that Iran is arming Iraqi insurgents, and helping Islamists to attack and kill American soldiers in Iraq. Bush's allies in the media are spreading claims far and wide that the 'roadside bomb' attacks are mostly the result of Iranian weapons and training and such attacks have killed more than 600 American soldiers in the past few years.

From the London Times :

Mr Bush also talked for the first time of “two strains” of Islamic radicalism causing chaos in Iraq and the region: not only Sunni jihadists, about whom he has spoken often, but also “Shia extremism, supported and embodied by Iran’s Government”.

The comments displayed a new aggression towards Tehran, a day after President Sarkozy of France raised the prospect of airstrikes on Iran if the crisis over its nuclear ambitions could not be solved through diplomacy.

Mr Bush said: “Iran’s pursuit of technology that could lead to nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust.

“Iran’s actions threaten the security of nations everywhere, and the United States is rallying friends and allies to isolate Iran’s regime to impose economic sanctions. We will confront this danger before it is too late,” he told war veterans in Nevada.

Mr Ahmadinejad, in a news conference in Tehran, again denied that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons, and dismissed any possibility of US military action against Iran. “Even if they were to decide to do so, they would be unable to carry it out,” he said.

He increased his provocation of Mr Bush, who accused Iran of arming insurgents with sophisticated roadside bombs that were killing US troops.

“The political power of the occupiers is collapsing rapidly,” Mr Ahmadinejad said. “Soon, we will see a huge power vacuum in the region. Of course, we are prepared to fill the gap.”

More from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad :

"There is no way a possibility of such an attack by the United States. Even if they take such a decision, they cannot implement it," Ahmadinejad told a news conference marked by his characteristic defiance.

Ahmadinejad argued that an agreement last week between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meant the nuclear issue was on the right track and there was no need to fear further UN sanctions.

"Not one member of the IAEA has cooperated as well as Iran. So from our point of view, Iran's nuclear case is closed. Iran is a nuclear nation and has the nuclear fuel cycle," he said.

Ahmadinejad said that the cooperation between Iran and the IAEA had showed Western powers that using force to bring Tehran to heel would not work.

"The Iranian people are united, they believe in God, they believe in the reappearance of the Mahdi (the Shiite hidden imam)," he added, a day ahead of a public holiday in Iran to mark the imam's birth anniversary. During his news conference, Ahmadinejad repeatedly invoked the strength of Iranian civilisation, religion and culture, saying this had ensured that Western threats had come to nothing.

Earlier, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a new verbal attack against Israel, accusing Zionists of sowing conflict, publishing offensive caricatures and "lying about being Jewish."

"Zionists are people without any religion," Ahmadinejad, who has repeatedly predicted that Israel is doomed to disappear, told a news conference in Tehran.

"They thrive on conflict and war. They are an organised minority who have infiltrated the world. They are not even a 10,000-strong organisation," he said.

"Anywhere they are found there is war. Anywhere where there is war they are behind it," Ahmadinejad added.

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