While the majority of the world rested easy after the intellegence assessment revealing that Iran had no nuclear weapons, nor had any plans of making them for more than 5 years, and many thinking an attack is far off into the future, it is my belief that the war had already started with a sale pending sign on it for the American people.
Reporting from Tehran on April 4, Reuters quotes Mohsen Hakim, whose father, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, leads the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, an ally of the Maliki US puppet government in Iraq: “Tehran, by using its positive influence on the Iraqi nation, paved the way for the return of peace to Iraq and the new situation is the result of Iran’s efforts.”
However as thanks for the effort, Bush is on the brink of going Strangelove and has already made specific preparations and taking initial actions for the attack on Iran. Naval activities had been building over the past four years, and according to Russian sources the United States and NATO has been quite ready to ransack Iran for some a while now, as opposed to misdated info which implied the build up was still in progress.
The invasion of Iran has already begun with a broken cease fire with major Shia militias in Iraq, attempting to root out and destroy the base of support for Iran, and the widespread and mysterious infection of wheat, a major staple in food supply in Iran, which some are attributing to possible biological attack.
The consequences of this pending attack, which is rumored to be a nuclear one, are beyond any reasonable comprehension. Iranian ties with the likes of nuclear states such as Russia is particularly concerning, since the new Cold War basically began with the announcement of the defense missile shield by President Bush years ago and has become especially chilly with the U.S. insistence and backing of former Soviet states joining NATO and offering to warehouse such a system within its borders. United States executive officials have warned Russia to remain neutral in the ordeal, however I find it hard to believe that Bush is looking for anything but a fight with the former (and I use that phrase lightly) communist country. Well, it’s a proven fact that fascists and communists don’t get along very well.
The plan to attack Iran has been a likely goal of the Bush administration for some time. With the framing of Afghanistan and Iraq on the pretext of going to war with them and build a military presence within the two countries, the Untied States has a perfect launching point against Iran, which resides directly in between. Iran, is quite literally, a sitting duck and is perfectly surrounded from all angles.
The only real question is exactly how is he going to sell this to the American public, if not the world? Hitler made a case of invading Poland by dressing German political prisoners in full Polish army gear and shooting them just shy of a German military base near the Germany/Poland border, claiming invasion. Considering the Reichstag-like procedure following the 9-11 tragedies, I wouldn’t put it past Bush to try something of the same magnitude. Already false claims of Iranian threats against U.S. navy ships and obviously false claims of green zone attacks by Iran (honestly, why would anybody with a gun to their head rush in just to provoke the one holding the gun?) by general Patraeus have been thrown about by the American media as absolute propaganda.
In short, an Iranian War is eminent, and despite what many experts might say, I am convinced that a full launch will occur before Bush leaves office, or even before the general election. Many rumors have floated around as an attack coming as soon as this month, however that is yet to be seen. This attack will set off one hell of a powder keg and will result in a full fledged World War between the west and the east. China has the ace card against the United States, trillions of U.S. dollars and treasuries in reserve which could be used to collapse the U.S. economy almost immediately into Wiemar status, though it is questionable whether or not they will use the card with the very intricate trade ties the country has to the United States.
How it will all pan out has yet to be seen, though given the absolute criminality and evident insanity of the Bush Administration, as well as its obvious disenchantment with any living thing on the planet that isn’t an elitist, speak volumes of the likelihood that a war with Iran is unavoidable.
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