EDITORIALS REGARDING NEOCON'S NEW WORLD ORDER
Is Washington Planning a Military Strike on Iran?
Der Spiegel International
Recent reports in the German media suggest that the United States may be
preparing its allies for an imminent military strike against facilities that are
part of Iran's suspected clandestine nuclear weapons program.
It's hardly news that US President George Bush refuses to rule out possible military
action against Iran if Tehran continues to pursue its controversial nuclear ambitions.
But in Germany, speculation is mounting that Washington is preparing to carry out
air strikes against suspected Iranian nuclear sites perhaps even as soon as early 2006.
Bush Is Cooking Up Two More Wars
by Paul Craig Roberts
Mired in interminable conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush
administration is moving toward initiating two more wars, one with
Iran and one with North Korea. With no US troops available, the Bush
administration is revamping US war doctrine to allow for "preventative
nuclear attack." In short, the Bush administration is planning to make the
US the first country in history to initiate war with nuclear weapons. The
Pentagon document, "Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations," calls for the
use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear adversaries in order "to ensure
success of US and multinational operations."
In the case of Iran and North Korea, the Bush administration is using
diplomacy not for diplomatic purposes of reaching agreements, but in order
to set the two countries up for nuclear attack. In the case of Iran, the Bush
administration's plan is now obvious. The Bush administration is leveling
false charges against Iran, just as it did against Iraq, of conspiring to make
nuclear weapons. These charges are known to be false by the Bush administration
and by the entire world.
'Condi to Europe: 'Trust me''
Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 10:14:35 EST
Paul Craig Roberts, Antiwar.com
Secretary of State Condi Rice is off to Europe to neither confirm nor to
deny that the U.S. government in an operation known as rendition kidnaps
people, often the wrong ones, and flies them to foreign countries to be tortured.
"Trust me" is her line. According to Reuters, "Irish Foreign Minister Dermot
Ahern said Rice told him in Washington she expected allies to trust that America
does not allow rights abuses."
Is it a state of crisis yet?
Date: Monday, October 31 @ 09:32:17 EST
Topic: War & Terrorism
Ron Jacobs, Alternative Press Review
It's time for the antiwar movement to take the US threats against Iran and
Syria very, very seriously. Not only are stories of such threats appearing at an
increasing rate in antiwar journals and websites, they now seem to be a topic
of concern on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations. Condi Rice, the war hound
that she is, made it quite clear that the White House considers it to be its prerogative
(and only its prerogative) to militarily attack these countries if it so desires.
Karen Hughes’ Indonesia Visit Underscores Bush
Administration’s PR Problems
It is doubtful that the Bush administration will be very successful
advancing America’s image in the Islamic world as long as its
representatives have such trouble telling the truth.
A case in point took place on October 21, when U.S. Undersecretary of State
for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes was talking before a group of university
students in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country.
As she has found elsewhere in her visits in the Islamic world, there is enormous
popular opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the ongoing U.S. counter-insurgency war.
Iran on course for a showdown
By Safa Haeri, The Asia Times
PARIS - The call by Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday
for Israel to be "wiped off the map" has drawn instant and bitter condemnation,
with Israel urging Iran's expulsion from the United Nations, and other countries
saying that Tehran should now definitely be hauled before the UN Security
Council over its nuclear program.
Ahmadinejad's outburst, however, also signifies deep rifts within the country
between his administration and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his small
clique that ultimately controls the levers of power.
Syria Is Next
October 26, 2005: “ We are all back with you again after a brief pause over the intense
scrutiny over the Libby/Rove matter. Here is some information, reasonably detailed,
that should be of interest. If you will remember, on Monday, February 14, 2005, “Rafiq Hariri,
five times Lebanese prime minister, multibillionaire, builder of a country devastated by 15 years
of civil war, was assassinated by a huge car bomb that ravaged the Lebanese capital’s seafront.
Last year, Hariri stepped down in protest against the extension of pro-Syrian president Emile
Lahoud’s presidency and was about to take the lead of the opposition. A towering figure in
Lebanese politics, Hariri was expected to fight the election due to take place in April or May
….” (From an Israeli report) The flap over the Plame business pales into insignificance
alongside this assassination. Syria was quickly blamed by both the U.S. and Israel and now
let us consider what this was. IN certain exalted circles in the Bush Administration,
it is known who did this.