When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Japan did
not spend years preparing her public case and demonstrating her deployment of
forces for the attack. Japan did not make a world issue out of her view that
the US was denying Japan her role in the Pacific by hindering Japan�s access to
raw materials and energy.
Similarly, when Hitler attacked Russia, he did not preface
his invasion with endless threats and a public case that blamed the war on
These events happened before the PSYOPS era. Today, America
and Israel�s wars of aggression are preceded by years of propaganda and
international meetings, so that by the time the attack comes it is an expected
event, not a monstrous surprise attack with its connotation of naked
The US, which has been threatening Iran with attack for years,
has passed the job to Israel. During the third week of July, the American vice
president and secretary of state gave Israel the go-ahead. Israel has made
great public disclosure of its warships passing through the Suez Canal on their
way to Iran. �Muslim� Egypt is
complicit, offering no objection to Israel�s naval forces on their way to a war
crime under the Nuremberg standard that the US imposed on the world.
By the time the attack occurs, it will be old hat, an
expected event, and, moreover, an event justified by years of propaganda
asserting Iran�s perfidy.
Israel intends to dominate the Middle East. Israel�s goal is
to incorporate all of Palestine and southern Lebanon into �Greater Israel.� The US intends to
dominate the entire world, deciding who rules which countries and controlling
The US and Israel are likely to succeed, because they have
effective PSYOPS. For the most part, the world media follow the US media, which
follow the US and Israeli governments� lines. Indeed, the American media are
part of the PSYOPS of both countries.
According to Thierry
Meyssan in the Swiss newspaper Zeit-Fragen, the CIA used SMS or text messaging and
Twitter to spread disinformation about the Iranian election, including the
false report that the Guardian Council had informed Mousavi that he had won the
election. When the real results were announced, Ahmadinejad�s reelection
appeared to be fraudulent.
Iran�s fate awaits it. A reasonable hypothesis to be
entertained and examined is whether Iran�s Rafsanjani and Mousavi are in league
with Washington to gain power in Iran. Both have lost out in the competition
for government power in Iran. Yet, both are egotistical and ambitious. The
Iranian Revolution of 1979 probably means nothing to them except an opportunity
for personal power. The way the West has always controlled the Middle East is
by purchasing the politicians who are out of power and backing them in
overthrowing the independent government. We see this today in Sudan
In the case of Iran, there is an additional factor that
might align Rafsanjani with Washington. President Ahmadinejad attacked former
President Rafsanjani, one of Iran�s most wealthy persons, as corrupt. If
Rafsanjani feels threatened by this attack, he has little choice but to try to
overthrow the existing government. This makes him the perfect person for
Perhaps there is a better explanation why Rafsanjani and
Mousavi, two highly placed members of the Iranian elite, chose to persist in
allegations of election fraud that have played into Washington�s hands by
calling into question the legitimacy of the Iranian government. It cannot be
that the office of president is worth such costs, as the Iranian presidency is
not endowed with decisive powers.
Without Rafsanjani and Mousavi, the US media could not have
orchestrated the Iranian elections as �stolen,�
an orchestration that the US government used to further isolate and discredit
the Iranian government, making it easier for Iran to be attacked. Normally,
well-placed members of an elite do not help foreign enemies set their country
up for attack.
An Israeli attack on Iran is likely to produce retaliation,
which Washington will use to enter the conflict. Have the personal ambitions of
Rafsanjani and Mousavi, and the naive youthful upper class Iranian protesters,
set Iran up for destruction?
Consult a map and you will see that Iran is surrounded by a
dozen countries that host US military bases. Why does anyone in Iran doubt that
Iran is on her way to becoming another Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, in the
end to be ruled by oil companies and an American puppet?
The Russians and Chinese are off balance because of
successful American interventions in their spheres of influence, uncertain of
the threat and the response. Russia could have prevented the coming attack on
Iran, but, pressured by Washington, Russia has not delivered the missile
systems that Iran purchased. China suffers from her own hubris as a rising
economic power, and is about to lose her energy investments in Iran to
US/Israeli aggression. China is funding America�s wars of aggression with
loans, and Russia is even helping the US to set up a puppet state in
Afghanistan, thus opening up former Soviet central Asia to US hegemony.
The world is so impotent that even the bankrupt US can
launch a new war of aggression and have it accepted as a glorious act of
liberation in behalf of women�s rights, peace, and democracy.
Craig Roberts [email
him] was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President
Reagan�s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has
held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University,
and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was
awarded the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Mitterrand. He is the
author of Supply-Side
Revolution : An Insider�s Account of Policymaking in Washington; Alienation
and the Soviet Economy and Meltdown:
Inside the Soviet Economy, and is the co-author with Lawrence M.
Stratton of The
Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the
Constitution in the Name of Justice. Click here for
Peter Brimelow�s Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts about the recent
epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.