Did you think we were out of the WWIII woods? Not at all.
For years, ever since 9/11 and the Iraq war, we’ve heard rhetoric from the neocons and neolibs about how evil Iran is, and we’ve been in a perpetual state of will-we-or-won’t-we go to war with Iran (and start World War III) ever since Bush declared them as the main boogeyman of the “Axis of Evil”. Since Obama took office, Iran may have seemed to be not *as much* of an issue, but by the way the administration speaks against Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and Hillary’s staunch anti-Iran stance, it’s pretty apparent our government’s hatred of Iran runs deep. OK, Ahmadenijad says some provocative things, and he’s full of a lot of firey talk many U.S. and Israeli leaders don’t like to hear. But he NEVER said Israel should be wiped off the map. (Here’s how that whole mess came about: Did Ahmadinejad really say Israel should be ‘wiped off the map’?)
Anyway, here we find ourselves again, supposedly an Iranian-backed terror plot was just intercepted, plot being to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador at their embassy in Washington D.C.
(Reuters) – U.S. officials said on Wednesday it was “more than likely” that Iran’s supreme leader and the head of its Quds force knew of the alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington, but acknowledged the claim was based on analysis rather than hard evidence.
First off, why? Supposedly the man caught, Mansour J. Arbabsiar, was linked to the Quds force, an arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and was known by his friends to “drink, smoke pot, go with the prostitutes”, and known for “losing car titles, keys and being generally disorganized”. Why would this sophisticated arm of the Iranian military send this guy on a mission prone to such failure and serious backlash? And how is the U.S. responding? Why, of course, trying to sell their case to take action against Iran, though they’re not yet being clear about what kind of action. CBS: U.S. aims to “unite the world” against Iran. And: Why Is the U.S. Taking the Iran Plot Case to the United Nations?
Well, if you’ve been following the patterns of the past decade (and if not, you can start to get an idea by visiting the links above and digging more), you have an idea why. Iraq and Afghanistan surround Iran. Coincidence? And why is this flawed and puzzling “terror plot” being pushed so much in the media? It is being met with skepticism by many officials, experts and leaders inside and outside the U.S.: U.S. Challenged to Explain Accusations of Iran Plot in the Face of Skepticism.
And check out this great CNN video w/article, explaining why this makes no sense, and could be a repeat of the manufactured pretext for the Iraq war- Fmr. Diplomat: Iran Assassination Plot “Not Credible”
And what else? Well it’s pretty clear that the U.S. always kisses up to Iran. There was some trouble after Obama took office and acted like he supported Palestinians’ ambitions for statehood, and apparently didn’t make Israel too happy, but that was taken care of. Obama recently approved the sale to Israel of “55 powerful GBU-28 Hard Target Penetrators, better known as bunker-buster bombs, deemed important to any future military strike against Iranian nuclear sites.” Score for the Zionists!
And maybe, aside from pretext for war, this may be used (well, including a “necessary” war) to distract from the growing protests, try to shut up the dissenters and Ron Paul anti-war types, and make Obama’s approval rating go up when it’s proven he can be a “war president” and is “defending our country” against the “real threat” of Iran? Maybe. But are people as gullible as the pre-Iraq war era? I think not. So this’ll be tricky.
Be very skeptical. No, not just skeptical, ask yourself-does this make any sense? You should think, “no, it’s bullshit!” If the war drums start sounding, REMEMBER THIS IS PROPAGANDA, and most likely all staged.
And lastly, check out this video, don’t be scared off by the logo (it’s Fox Business anyway, not Fox News), this takes a very good look at this extremely suspicious “breaking news” *joke*. The “double agent” point brought up below is a very good and feasible point, or he may simply be a patsy.