Archive for February 8th, 2010

Another Zionist war: US Troops on the ground in Pakistan

Forwarded:

JD wrote:

The Zionists and neocons were keeping a secret war in Pakistan. It’s just a matter of time before war in Iran.
Damn neocon FAIL and BLOWBACK coming.

U.S. Says 200 Troops on the Ground in Pakistan

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/02/us-says-200-troops-on-the-ground-in-pakistan/#ixzz0edtbqQWE

By Noah Shachtman, February 4, 2010

The U.S. military has 200 troops on the ground in Pakistan. That’s about the double the previously-disclosed number of forces there. It’s a whole lot more than the “no American troops in Pakistan” promised by special envoy Richard Holbrooke. And let’s not even get into the number of U.S. intelligence operatives and security contractors on Pakistani soil.

The troop levels are one of a number of details that have emerged about the once-secret U.S. war in Pakistan since three American troops were killed yesterday by an improvised bomb. The New York Times reports that the soldiers were disguised in Pakistani clothing, and their vehicle was outfitted with radio-frequency jammers, meant to stop remotely-detonated bombs. “Still, the Taliban bomber was able to penetrate their cordon. In all 131 people were wounded, most of them girls who were students at a high school adjacent to the site of the suicide attack,” the paper reports.

The military tells the Times that in addition to yesterday’s deaths, “12 other service members had been killed in Pakistan since Sept. 11, 2001.”

The slain U.S. troops have been referred to alternately as Special Operations forces as and as “civil affairs” troops — military nation-builders. It’s quite possible they were both. American forces “have been quietly working on development projects” in Pakistan. It’s supposedly part of an effort to train local forces in population-centric counterinsurgency. But the effort has been kept low-key, out of fears that it could hand the Taliban a propaganda win. “Last summer, for example, the American military trainers helped distribute food and water in camps for the more than one million people displaced from the Swat Valley by the fighting [there]. But that American assistance, too, was kept quiet.”

But keeping the American involvement secret — only to have it revealed in such dramatic fashion — may give militants an even bigger propaganda victory. “People are going to be very suspicious,” said Khalid Aziz, a former chief secretary of the North-West Frontier Province. “There is going to be big blowback in the media.”

Neoconned Tea Party Movement after Ron Paul

 

Neoconned Tea Party Movement after Ron Paul

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#35304956

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#35322427

Shredding the Anti-Iran Propaganda

Shredding the Anti-Iran Propaganda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn6ryH2ZBOk&feature=player_embedded

Alan J. Kuperman: There’s Only One Way to Stop Iran

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/24/opinion/24kuperman.html?_r=2

Kuperman Bio

http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/faculty/alan-kuperman/

IAEA: No Credible Evidence of Iranian Nukes

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/30/iranian-nuclear-weapons-mohamed-elbaradei

Obama Agrees to Keep Israel’s Nukes Secret

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/02/president-obama-has-reaffirmed-a-4-decade-old-secr/

A Miracle: Honest Intel on Iran Nukes

http://www.antiwar.com/mcgovern/?articleid=12001

US Intel Finds Iran Nuke Document Was Forged

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49833

Ahmadinejad Did NOT Threaten to Wipe Israel Off the Map

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16218.htm

What did Ahmadinijad really say?

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2009/091909.html

Alan Hart: Deception Has Always Been the Name of Zionism’s Game

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24072.htm

Neoconned Sarah Palin is all for war with Iran for Israel

Look at how that neoconned fool Sarah Palin is all for war with Iran for Israel as well in this Olbermann segment which aired on MSNBC tonight:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#35304205

Neoconned fool Sarah Palin says ‘Attack Iran’ (she gets her foreign policy briefings from former PNAC Chairman Bill Kristol):

http://blog.micshots.com/2010/02/07/sarah-palin–attack-iran.aspx

Chief neo-conservative Bill Kristol urged McCain to pick Palin

http://www.rlc.org/2008/08/30/bill-kristol/

Palin endorsed the neocon/AIPAC neocon (war for Israel) advocate Scott Brown:

http://republicbroadcasting.org/?p=6324

http://america-hijacked.com/2010/01/20/scott-brown-full-blown-aipacneocon-advocate/

The Israel Lobby and Sarah Palin

http://mondoweiss.net/2008/08/the-israel-lobby-and-sarah-palin.html

Additional at the following URL:

The Israel Lobby and Sarah Palin:

http://www.itszone.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=94958

Palin’s evangelical faith drives pro-Israel view

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/04/palins-evangelical-faith-drives-pro-israel-view/

Rep. Mike Pence: Israel should dictate U.S. policy

 

Senate passes AIPAC’s Iran Sanctions in Five Minutes

Senate passes AIPAC’s Iran Sanctions in Five Minutes

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mj-rosenberg/senate-passes-aipacs-iran_b_452663.html

PS: Mearsheimer/Walt ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ book validated yet again (see http://TINYURL.COM/MEARSHEIMER as well).

Israel Threatening To Use Nuclear Weapons On Iran!

Israel has not ruled out nukes and threatens to support a naval blockade (an act of war):

Israel Threatening To Use Nuclear Weapons On Iran!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFLt8ohwh-U

DEBORCHGRAVE Commentary: Hawks on the war path

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/2010/02/08/Commentary-Hawks-on-the-war-path/UPI-36941265643445/17612~12656556014904~h/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/feb/08/hawks-on-the-warpath/

Commentary: Hawks on the war path

Published: Feb. 8, 2010 at 10:37 AM

By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE
UPI Editor at Large

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) — “Clueless in Washington” was how The Economist, a British weekly read by movers and shakers the world over, headlined America’s crisis in governance. Neither the president nor Congress shows any sign of knowing how to tackle the budget deficit.

A $1.6 trillion deficit for the current fiscal year to be followed by $1.35 trillion for the 2011 budget and an authorized increase of almost $2 trillion in the national debt to $14.3 trillion is a road map for a fiscal catastrophe. The last half-trillion-dollar spending bill signed by Obama included more than 5,000 earmarks worth some $7 billion — pork funds forced upon the executive by legislators in return for their votes.

Deficits between now and 2020 are forecast to add up to $30 trillion. The total amount of U.S. dollars in circulation worldwide (known by the Fed as M3) is $14.3 trillion. Some financial and economic experts believe the Obama administration’s remedial measures thus far are tantamount to slightly rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. In his new book “Freefall,” Joe Stiglitz, a member of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, says, “In the Frankenstein laboratories of Wall Street, banks created new risk products without mechanisms to manage the monster they had created,” while innovation simply meant “circumventing regulations, accounting standards and taxation.”

Kevin Phillips, whose latest book — “Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism” — is an equally devastating indictment, writes, “The financial industry will most likely block any far-reaching overhaul, even though it will not be able to put its own broken Humpty Dumpty back up on the wall. That bleak conclusion may not be too far from what Joe Stiglitz himself thinks.”

Obama is floundering as he tries to reset his presidency on economics. Defense is sacrosanct. Either taxes go up or entitlements go down, or both. On Capitol Hill, it’s still burned toast for the president.

For centuries, leaders faced with insuperable domestic problems found escape in foreign distractions. In some cases, the distractions occurred suddenly and fortuitously, such as World War II, which started in Europe and pulled America out of the Great Depression.

Obama isn’t looking for such a distraction, but others have no pangs illuminating what they think is the way out of the “clueless in Washington” dilemma. Right-wing scholar-activist Daniel Pipes, a neocon icon, could not be more blunt: Obama can “save” his presidency by bombing Iran. The fact that this could also cost him the presidency is not deemed worthy of discussion.

Pipes was in good company. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair now says the world may have to take on Iran as the mullahcracy and its Revolutionary Guards are more of a threat today than Iraq was when U.S. and British troops invaded in 2003. Blair, addressing a joint session of Congress, gave President Bush a powerful oratorical assist on the historical need to destroy Saddam Hussein’s regime and its nuclear and chemical weapons. There was also much disinformation about an alleged alliance between Saddam and Osama bin Laden. At one stage, 60 percent of the American people believed the canard Saddam was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 Americans.

While under questioning by a British panel investigating his decision to join the U.S.-led war against Iraq, Blair kept coming back to Iran — no less than 58 times. If Saddam hadn’t been eliminated, Blair said, today Iraq and Iran would be competing in supplying weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups.

Pipes, a powerful voice in Israel’s corner, says Obama “needs a dramatic gesture to change the public perception of him … preferably in an arena where the stakes are high, where he can take charge, and where he can trump expectations.” Such an opportunity now exists, to wit: “Obama can give orders for the U.S. military to destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons capacity. It would have the advantage of sidelining healthcare, push Republicans to work with Democrats, make Tea Party-ers jump for joy, conservatives and neoconservatives would swoon ecstatically.”

In 2003 President George W. Bush appointed Pipes to the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Today he is part of a powerful lobby in Washington that pooh-poohs the repercussions predicted by the Iran war naysayers, a group that includes three former U.S. CENTCOM commanders. Gen. Anthony Zinni, one of the three, says, “If you like Iraq and Afghanistan, you’ll love Iran.” They can see how one bomb on Iran would trigger the theocracy’s impressive asymmetrical retaliatory capabilities up and down the entire Persian Gulf — and beyond.

To reinforce the war party’s arguments, Pipes also says, “the apocalyptic-minded leaders in Tehran” could eventually “launch an electro-magnetic pulse attack on the U.S., utterly devastating the country.” His detractors dismiss EMP alarmism as flimflam. But they are wrong. EMP is a very real concern of those who ponder future asymmetrical threats.

In his latest book “One Second After,” New York Times best-selling author William R. Forstchen looks at EMPs “and their awesome ability to send catastrophic shockwaves throughout the U.S. within seconds.” One Scud-type nuclear missile, fired from the cargo hold of a freighter off the East Coast, set to explode 75 miles up, could fry everything electrical in one-third of the United States, from every cellphone and computer to aircraft, trains, vehicles, elevators, and the entire government, including the Pentagon.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak disappointed the war hawks by saying the inability to negotiate a peace deal with the Palestinians is a greater threat to the Jewish state than a nuclear Iran. National security adviser Gen. James L. Jones added Israel is acting “responsibly” on Iran and “we’re working very closely with them.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suddenly cooed too, offering the West its low-enriched (3.5 percent) uranium, then taking it back once enriched at 20 percent. Within 48 hours Iran’s chief obfuscator was barking again, announcing the production of highly enriched uranium at 20 percent and the building of 10 new enrichment sites in 2010. Weaponization requires 90 percent. U.S. Defense Secretary Bob Gates said he is now certain Iran is going for the bomb and it’s time for tough new sanctions. But Russia and China are not aboard.