The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

The World Turned Upside Down (by Israel)

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Philip Giraldi writes:

There has been considerable press coverage during the past week that makes one think of a world turned upside down. Washington is unnaturally consumed with the Iranian Problem. Talk shows resonate over the question of what to do about Tehran’s nuclear program. There is a whole smorgasbord of things that Iran might do that are forbidden, including even having the knowledge of how to build a bomb. The negative press and commentary are being spun into a casus belli, something called the Iranian Threat writ large. The message is clear: even though Iran has a minuscule defense budget, has never attacked anyone, and is essentially a Third World country, it is nevertheless a global menace that must be dealt with by military means if all else fails. Oh yes, and brave little Israel will do the job if President Obama doesn’t have what it takes.

The only problem with all of the above is that the United States intelligence community confirms that Iran does not have a nuclear device and has not made the political decision to build one. Even Israeli intelligence agrees. So if you want a war, what do you do when that happens? You shift your narrative and develop a new way of defining the threat. Israel and its friends have consequently initiated a major offensive both back at home and in the United States to heighten the impression that Iran poses a genuine threat to Israel, the United States, and even to world peace in general. And make no mistake about what it entails: this is a major disinformation strategy that involves diplomatic, intelligence, and media resources.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

February 9, 2012 at 5:51 am

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  1. Giraldi is a bald face apologist for Obama:

    “… this is a major disinformation strategy that involves [the “alternative” media], diplomatic, intelligence, and media resources. …

    The Obama administration … does not want a war with Iran at this time, even though it has done precious little to prevent one.”

    Ignore that he has just sent multiple aircraft carriers to Iran’s shores and that he has 100,000 troops stationed in the area.

    “It has sent Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to Israel to warn the government of Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States will not support an uncoordinated military action by Israel. But Israel has refused the demand to provide advance warning of an attack and has defended its right to take action against the perceived Iranian threat.”

    Or so we are told.

    “This does not sit well in Washington, but there is little that the White House can do in an election year, since any attempt to pressure Tel Aviv will result in an avalanche of criticism from Congress and the media.”

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    We are seeing a lot of this type of excuse making as damage control so that Obama can avoid responsibility for HIS actions. It does not surprise me that Anti-war.com is peddling this meme.

    aletho

    February 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm


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