Russians, Saudis Expect U.S. Attack On Iran

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by Paul Craig Roberts
via: OpEdNews

The US Congress, the US media, the American people, and the United Nations, are looking the other way as Cheney prepares his attack on Iran.

If only America had an independent media and an opposition party. If there were a shred of integrity left in American political life, perhaps a third act of naked aggression–a third war crime under the Nuremberg standard–by the Bush Regime could be prevented.

On March 30, the Russian News & Information Agency, Novosti, cited a high-ranking security source: “The latest military intelligence data point to heightened US military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran.”

According to Novosti, Russian Colonel General Leonid Ivashov said “that the Pentagon is planning to deliver a massive air strike on Iran’s military infrastructure in the near future.”

The chief of Russia’s general staff, Yuri Baluyevsky, said last November that Russia was beefing up its military in response to US aggression, but that the Russian military is not “obliged to defend the world from the evil Americans.”

On March 29, OpEdNews cited a report by the Saudi Arabian newspaper Okaz, which was picked up by the German news service, DPA. The Saudi newspaper reported on March 22, the day following Cheney’s visit with the kingdom’s rulers, that the Saudi Shura Council is preparing “national plans to deal with any sudden nuclear and radioactive hazards that may affect the kingdom following experts’ warnings of possible attacks on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactors.”

And Admiral William “there will be no attack on Iran on my watch” Fallon has been removed as US chief of Central Command, thus clearing the way for Cheney’s planned attack on Iran. [My emphasis]

The Iranians don’t seem to believe it, despite the dispatch of US nuclear submarines and another aircraft carrier attack group to the Persian Gulf. To counter any Iranian missiles launched in response to an attack, the US is deploying anti-missile defenses to protect US bases and Saudi oil fields.

Two massive failures by the American media, the Democratic Party, and the American people have paved the way for Cheney’s long-planned attack on Iran. One failure is the lack of skepticism about the US government’s explanation of 9/11. The other failure is the Democrats’ refusal to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush for lying to the Congress, the American people, and the world and launching an invasion of Iraq based on deception and fabricated evidence.

If an American president can start a war exactly as Adolf Hitler did with pure lies and not be held accountable, he can get away with anything. And Bush and his evil regime have.

Hitler launched World War II with his invasion of Poland after staging a “Polish attack” on a German radio station. On the night of August 31, 1939, a group of Nazis disguised in Polish uniforms seized a radio station in Germany. Hitler announced that “last night Polish troops crossed the frontier and attacked Germany,” a claim no more true than the Bush Regime’s claim that “Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction.” Hitler’s lie failed, because his invasion of Poland, which began the next day allegedly in reprisal for the Polish attack, had obviously been planned for many months.

Iran is a beautiful and developed country. It is an ancient civilization. It has attacked no one. Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. Iran is permitted by the treaty to have a nuclear energy program. The Bush Regime’s case against Iran is based on the Bush Regime’s desire to deny Iran its rights under the treaty.

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Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has been reporting shocking cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new edition of his book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions, co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, a documented account of how Americans lost the protection of law, is forthcoming from Random House in March, 2008.For lots more photos of Tehran, go here. And for photos of Iran, go here.

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18 thoughts on “Russians, Saudis Expect U.S. Attack On Iran

  1. Hitler launched World War II with his invasion of Poland after staging a “Polish attack” on a German radio station. On the night of August 31, 1939, a group of Nazis disguised in Polish uniforms seized a radio station in Germany. Hitler announced that “last night Polish troops crossed the frontier and attacked Germany,” a claim no more true than the Bush Regime’s claim that “Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction.” Hitler’s lie failed, because his invasion of Poland, which began the next day allegedly in reprisal for the Polish attack, had obviously been planned for many months.

    Let’s also not forget that Hitler burnt the Riechstagg and blamed it on Polish communists. A false flag terrorism event not unlike when Bush burnt the WTC.

  2. This is a bit off topic but I am more than a bit ticked off right now. Please tell me if I am wrong.

    I love OpEdNews. It’s a fantastic site with information galore. I just wrote them to bitch about this, but perhaps there are two sides. What do YOU think?

    It seems that two of their largest advertisers are freedomswatch.org and Newsmax. I have to say that when I saw the FW ad embedded in this article, I blew a gasket (which prompted me to write them). So, now I ponder:

    Is it better to take money from these traitorous groups so that the good cause of keeping a site like OpEdNews going? To allow differing of opinions, like any progressive will buy into their bullshit? Am I unnecessarily offended by this? Does it even matter?

    Some clarity of thought would be appreciated. What do you think?

  3. I’ve seen those ads there before and wondered, WTF? I think you were right to write them, MizzJ. I think it matters.

  4. Hi MsJ, I don’t see the add to freedomswatch.org.. I wonder if they have rotating ads..

    I really like OpEdNews. I first learned of it listening to Thom Hartmann (who I really like a LOT).

    I’ve been reading articles by Paul Craig Roberts or about a year now, and appreciate what he has to write about as well.

    I don’t know what to say about advertisers.. Most big blogs or pages have to have paid advertisers in order to stay up and do what they do. Maybe its one of those necessary distasteful things they have to do in order to continue doing the good work that they do. I have yet to EVER click even once on any ad by any advertiser on any page. I don’t know, just a thought.

  5. The ads on the site look pretty random to me. Sometimes I get “Impeach Cheney” Google ads, sometimes I get Freedom’s Watch, and sometimes I get ads for Bush brand home office furniture.

    The fact that Freedom’s Watch is paying money to a progressive op-ed site doesn’t really bother me. In fact, I find it rather comical in a mischeivous way that they’re paying for speech that opposes them.

    Come to think of it, I may click the Freedom’s Watch ads a few times. Anything that costs them more money is fine by me…

  6. I think a John McCain ad popped up on Washington Monthly’s blog last week and horrified a few readers. It turns out that the banner ads are out of their control, and will display whatever ads have been sold by the banner owner.

    This may ruffle feathers, but it also means that the ad purchaser is not getting much bang for the buck, at least for the appearances on progressive websites.

  7. I suppose he can do as he pleases as “Commander in Chief” so long as he doesn’t declare war?

    Can’t anyone demand actual evidence before committing our troops to even more engagements?

  8. trueblue;

    When he was given the authority to go to war with Traq, he was also given sweeping authority to engage other terrorists organizations and states that support them.

    Last year’s congressional condemnation of part of the Iranian military, the Revolutionary Guard, as a terrorist organization will be the rationale. “We ALL KNOW they are terrorists”

    And the ever increasing rhetoric about Iran being behind US Soldiers deaths in Iraq, will be the reason. “To protect American Lives from the “terrorists”.

    In short, he already has the platform from which to launch another pre-emptive war for profit.

    Evidence? you mean like Colin Powel’s “White Paper” or the forged Niger document?

  9. In short, he already has the platform from which to launch another pre-emptive war for profit.

    And the Democrats helped him get that power with nary a question.

    Because they are in on it.

    Like you said “We are truly fucked.”

  10. Actually, the real profit will come when the Navy has to replace or raise and repair two or three aircraft carriers and three or four Aegis cruisers. That is only the military side of the equation – oil would hit about $400 per barrel or more, thus elating Exxon, but sending the United States economy into a tailspin.

  11. Spudge;

    “Permit me to issue and control the money of the nation and I care not who makes its laws.” — Mayer Amsched Rothchild

  12. He doesn’t care because he owns the people that make the laws (why they will fight campaign finance reform tooth and nail.) and because he is above the law (the constitution is just a goddamn piece of paper).

  13. I am dropping offline because we lost power again tonight. Three and a half hours yesterday and y down at 7:30 tonight. UPS only has 20 minutes dwell time. I am going to order a pizza in about two minutes. Sucks!

  14. I’m back. We have lost power for a total of 5 hours 45 minutes in the last two days. What ticks me off is that the fail point is always in the same place – the transformer that delivers the power to 72 houses on underground feeds. As a retired EE, it seems that they have a problem downstream from that transformer.
    Am I dumb?

  15. A follow up to my previous post. This from OpEdNews:

    There’s this advertisement on OpEdNews that doesn’t belong there… or that I find offensive.
    What’s it doing there?

    ::::::::

    OpEdNews.com gets ads from a number of sources. One, google, provides “context sensitive” ads that it places based on the text on the page the ad is running on. Advertisers select keywords to match and their ads are matched to our content. Sometimes, you’ll see ads from websites or organizations that are diametrically opposed to the message, vision and mission of OpEdNEws.com.

    We can block some sites, but there are multiple reasons to block sites. We can’t block them all, and frankly, we don’t want to.

    For example ocassionally you’ll see an ad for Ann Coulter’s free newsletter. I detest Ann Coulter, but there’s an ironic sense of justice that her ad is paying to help deliver OpEdNews.com’s progressive message. That gives a certain pleasure in seeing her ad, and I smile, knowing that if she realized that she was helping us deliver OUR message, it would drive her crazy. So I allow those ads to stay. The same goes for most right wing ads that show up on our site.

    If you still find an ad particularly offensive, after digesting this “ironic” perspective, drop me a line and I’ll consider blocking ads linking to a particular site. For example, we wouldn’t tolerate a link to a hate site. But then again, neither does google, so those are rare.

  16. You have to admit, MsJoanne, that as detestable as some of their advertisers are, it is at least a little bit amusing that they are paying to have their crap advertised on a progressive site. And unlikely to generate much new business from it. So, in the end, it only ends up costing them money. I think that would be a good thing.

    Besides, if Ann Coulter has to advertise now to get new readers, she must be losing some of the ones she has. At least, that’s the way I like to think of it.

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