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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is headed to Washington next week for the annual meeting of the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. While in town, Netanyahu will meet on Monday with President Obama to demand that the President commits to military action aginst Iran. Israeli officials say that Binyamin Netanyahu is not happy with Obama's 'vague assertion' that all options are on the table in dealing with Iran.
Ali Fathollah-Nejad writes in a guest column for Informed Comment A Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East Why It Would Be in the Long-Term Interest of Both Iran and Israel The conflict in Western Asia (the “Middle East”) is escalating.
then they are truly fekked. A lie can hurt millions of people. Lying about iraq has cost this country and iraq, thousands of lives and has cost us billions of dollars. What lie would be for the "right" reason, and for whom? So, the truth, even if they don't like it; is worse than the lies told. We, as a country, have truly gone down the rabbit hole, when americans who proudly wear those flag pins or wave it on their auto; seem to be okay with lying propaganda that pushes an agenda that helps global corporations OVER THEIR OWN DAMN COUNTRY AND ITS' PEOPLE!!!
On February 21, to great media fanfare, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed the 13,000 mark for the first time since the 2008 collapse. Appearing on NBC’s Today Show the following morning, Jim “Bear Sterns is not in trouble” Cramer jubilantly prophesied “the future is better than the past.” A more ominous indication of lurking economic peril is perhaps difficult to imagine. Indeed, for despite growing optimism on Wall Street (where profits have been ascendant through the course of the Great Recession), the economy remains teetering precariously on the precipice. The potential collapse of the eurozone, along with mounting signs of a bursting Chinese growth bubble both still loom along the horizon. Each of which could threaten to send the world economy barreling toward the abyss.
By David Edwards Monday, February 27, 2012 12:51 EDT A small group of anti-war activists in Utah hopes that a billboard with the words “Bomb Iran” will get people to stop and think twice about waging a new war. Billboard creator Connor Boyack told Raw Story that his group put up the sign in West Valley City last week because every Republican presidential candidate — with the exception of Texas Congressman Ron Paul — has been their escalating rhetoric regarding military action against Iran. “The war drums are beating loudly,” Boyack explained. “Sanctions are being supported, war is being threatened, and the nation seems primed for yet another middle eastern war.
Wars are fought because some people decide it is in their interests to fight them. World War I was not started over the Archduke Ferdinand’s assassination, nor was it triggered by the alliance system. An “incident” may set the stage for war, but no one keeps shooting unless they think it’s a good idea. The Great War started because the countries involved decided they would profit by it, delusional as that conclusion was. It is useful to keep this idea in mind when trying to figure out if there will be a war with Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have launched a vicious attack on US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, an American war hero, saying his recent statements “served Iran.” They objected to his statement on Sunday, on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS , that “I don’t think a wise thing at this moment is for Israel to launch a military attack on Iran…” He also said such a strike “would be destabilizing” and “not prudent.”
(updated below – Update II [Sat.]) I’m finishing up a long investigative article that will be posted later this morning, but I just could not let go unnoted this commentary on The Iranian Threat by CNN’s Erin Burnett (“frightening,” she observed). I barely know what to say about it — the critiques of media fear-mongering I wrote the last two days apply in spades to this — but it really just mocks itself.
What can one say when the Washington Post’s neoconservative editorial writers more correctly describe the U.S. and Israeli assessments on Iran’s nuclear program than does a news story in the New York Times? In a Wednesday morning surprise, a Washington Post editorial got the nuances, more or less, right in stating: “U.S. and Israeli officials share an assessment that, though Iran is building up nuclear capability, it has not taken decisive steps toward building a bomb.” You could still say the Post is hyping things a bit, skewing the wording in an anti-Iranian direction, but the sentence is essentially correct on where U.S. and Israeli intelligence judgments stand, that Iran has NOT made a decision to build a nuclear bomb. But then there’s the New York Times.
Many have compared the coordinated propaganda campaign now being disseminated about The Iranian Threat to that which preceded the Iraq War, but there is one notable difference. Whereas the American media in 2002 followed the lead of the U.S. government in beating the war drums against Saddam, they now seem even more eager for war against Iran than the U.S. government itself, which actually appears somewhat reluctant. Consider this highly illustrative, one-minute report yesterday from the nightly broadcast of NBC News with Brian Williams , by the network’s Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim “Mik” Miklaszewski, which packs multiple misleading narratives into one short package: We’re told that if the U.S. ends up in a war with Iran, then “the U.S.
War Architects Have Written a New Script- This Time with Azerbaijan in the Lead Actor Role The imperial establishment’s desperation to militarily go after and take over the last ‘real’ domino – Iran, has truly reached a peak, and with that desperation comes a new farfetched and fantastical scenario. Last time the script of their scenario was written based on a Saudi Diplomat actor.
Jess Sundin of the Anti War Committee (Fight Back! News/Staff) Minneapolis, MN – Jess Sundin, a leader of the Twin Cities-based Anti-War Committee , condemned U.S. war moves towards Iran, Jan. 15 “The anti-war movement needs to take U.S. threats against Iran very seriously,” said Sundin. “Over the past several months we have seen more military deployments of U.S. forces into the Persian Gulf, a new round of U.S. sanctions - with more threatened from Europe - and the murder of Iranian scientists.
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<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-178505" src="http://www.veteranstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Vincennesentering-PearlHarbor.jpg" alt="" width="313" height="237" /> Several warnings of an imminent “false flag” attack by the Israeli-influenced United States on one of its own warships, which will be attributed to Iran, have been reported by several reliable sources. In recent years “false-flag” terrorism has been utilized multiple times by US and Israeli political actors to provide pretexts for otherwise unjustifiable, anti-Islamic military excursions. The plan is to justify an all-out assault on Iran based upon a new fabricated “Pearl Harbor”.
The world’s press is choc-a-bloc with “if” questions about Iran and war. Will Israel attack? Is Obama, coerced by domestic politics in an election year, being dragged into war by the Israel lobby?