2. Iran is not a threat to the US. Iran's only 'crime' is challenging Israel's hegemony over the Middle East.
3. The only way to start a war with Iran is under false circumstances, false flag, causus belli, what have you. No legitimate reason exists to start WW III. None, nada, zip.
4. Dick Cheney is on the job making up a reason.
Just so it's very crystal clear, Dick Cheney does not give one rat's ass about the people in the military, or any other people on earth for that matter. Starting a war with Iran would cause tens of millions of deaths and in all likelihood would unleash the unthinkable consequences discussed here and here.
Many people will die. Many American military people, many innocent civilians, and then, many American civilians -- minding their own business -- will die. (Perhaps instead of minding our own business we might consider paying some attention.) 'Many' meaning thousands, millions.
Because these ideas were rejected, as far as we know, The New Yorker decided this little horror show did not rise to the level of newsworthiness. Because apparently it's not newsworthy for Americans to comprehend how blithely, how callously, how deceptively Bush, Cheney and the dual US-Israeli citizen neocons will toss the lives of other people away in order to start a war for Israel.
During the journalism conference event, I asked Hersh specifically about this meeting and if he could elaborate on what occurred. Hersh explained that, during the meeting in Cheney’s office, an idea was considered to dress up Navy Seals as Iranians, put them on fake Iranian speedboats, and shoot at them. This idea, intended to provoke an Iran war, was ultimately rejected:
HERSH: There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up.
Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can’t have Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of stuff we’re talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected.
Now looking back at the Strait of Hormuz incident, which I covered here, here and here, it seems very plain that it was just the first attempt at such a causus belli, and one handled very clumsily. Why on earth would anyone think they won't try something else? Time is running out for them. OF COURSE they will try something. Count on it.
Everything you need to know has been exposed already. It's all there. These people plot in the open. The only thing missing right now in this country is the will to face the truth. Every day that we remain in denial is a day when more innocent people die.