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Scouring the news this morning, the war drums against Iran and Lebanon seem quite deafening. No evidence mind you, just the usual mind-numbing hysteria.

It's very important to note at this juncture how the media plants and links certain ideas to manipulate public opinion.

Here, for one thing, are two related stories about Iran. Hillary Clinton was on CNN admitting to the US working 'behind the scenes' to support the election protesters in Iran. Now someone paying attention knows she's admitting to psyops, but she applies the spin carefully:
“We did not want to get between the legitimate protests and demonstrations of the Iranian people and the leadership,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN broadcast on Sunday.“And we knew that if we stepped in too soon, too hard... the leadership would try to use us to unify the country against the protestors.”

“Now, behind the scenes, we were doing a lot,” Clinton said. “We were doing a lot to really empower the protestors without getting in the way. And we’re continuing to speak out and support the opposition.”
No no, we would never interfere. Don't be ridiculous. It's just that the Iranian regime, it's just so awful, we had to do something but honestly, it was all done with the utmost care and respect for the Iranian people. We did a lot 'behind the scenes' that's all, trying to support the opposition. Mmm hmm.

Still banging on that drum about the Iranian election, demonizing the regime in Iran, etc. (Also see my last post about the Congressional Republican trip to Israel and the hysterical language used by Eric Cantor, who by the way is practically the lone Jew fighting for Israel in the entire US government apparatus.) Anyway, this is an important theme, to keep this Iranian election controversy and demonization of Ahmadinejad (psyops) alive, because it very easily segues into the nuclear weapon program, and that leads to Israel being threatened and having to defend itself, etc. It's all connected. They don't even have to say it they just put out a piece here and another piece there, and the vision forms in people's heads like sugar plums.
“It demonstrates, I think, better than any of us could ever say, that this Iranian leadership is afraid of their own people, and afraid of the truth and the facts coming out,” Clinton said. The secretary of state reiterated that the United States believes it would be “unacceptable” for Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.

“If they believe that this would give them a more secure position, a greater capacity to influence events, to intimidate their neighbors, to expand the reach of their ideology, they were mistaken,” she said. “We do not intend to accept nuclear weapons by Iran.”
Right-o, Hillary.

Meanwhile, The Jerusalem Post reports that lawyers defending some of these protesters have been killed by the evil Iranian regime.
Seven lawyers representing young Iranians being held for protesting the recent presidential election have been killed, The Jerusalem Post reported on Friday...According to the sources, some family members were sentenced to three-year prison terms for "disrupting security" and "encouraging unethical actions" against the [EVIL!! - ed.] Iranian regime. Three of the attorneys had been beaten to death, their swollen faces barely recognizable by their families. The other two lawyers, who were well known in the community, were executed for alleged drug possesion.
How do we know the Iranian regime killed these lawyers? Because the Jerusalem Post says so, silly! What more proof do you need? And conveniently, the story segues into doubts about the legitimacy of the Iranian election. The White House spokesman had to make those doubts clearer just last week.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs qualified a statement he'd made at a Tuesday press conference. Gibbs had been asked if the White House considered Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the legitimate president of Iran, to which he responded, "He's the elected leader." On Wednesday, he told reporters aboard Air Force One that he wanted to "correct a little bit of what I said yesterday. I denoted that Mr. Ahmadinejad was the elected leader of Iran. I would say it's not for me to pass judgement on [that]. "He's been inaugurated, that's a fact. Whether the election was fair, obviously the Iranian people still have questions about that and we'll let them decide that. I would simply say he's been inaugurated and we know that is simply a fact," the White House spokesman said. "It's not for me or for us to denote his legitimacy, expect to acknowledge the fact," Gibbs concluded.
Keeping the controversy alive....

Moving on, a retired USAF general, a Charles Weld, delivered a bunch of Israeli talking points about Iran via an editorial in the Wall Street Journal.

"A peaceful resolution of the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions would certainly be the best possible outcome," Wald wrote in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. "But should diplomacy and economic pressure fail, a US military strike against Iran is a technically feasible and credible option," he said.

...President Barack Obama, meanwhile, has sought to engage Iran diplomatically, but prospects of a breakthrough have been clouded by political turmoil in Iran over President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad's disputed re-election.

Yes. On the one hand we have people like Hillary Clinton and the White House spokesman keeping the controversy alive over Ahmadinejad's election, and then on the other hand we have a retired general bemoaning the fact that this very continued controversy dims the prospect of a diplomatic breakthrough. It's as if they want diplomacy to fail, hmm?

But listen, not to worry! The retired general has even more visions of sugar plums to dance in your heads!

"Many policy makers and journalists dismiss the military option on the basis of a false sense of futility," Wald wrote. "They assume that the US military is already overstretched, that we lack adequate intelligence about the location of covert nuclear sites, and that known sites are too heavily fortified," he said. "Such assumptions are false," he said.

According to the AFP report on this WSJ op ed, Wald goes totally off the reservation with regards to the Pentagon and the State Department, and he seems to subscribe to some super high stakes fairy tale idea that this should be handled kind of like the Cuban missile crisis and it will all work out just swell, don't worry kids, and the bottom line is a solid gold greatest hits Israeli talking point:
"But the risks of military action must be weighed against those of doing nothing," he said.
Right. We have No Choice, see? Over and over and over again you will see this No Choice argument lurking in the shadows. The options get narrowed down, magically, until there's just the one they want you to pick, the one we're all forced to pick because there's No Choice.

And that's just all the Iran side of the problem. There's a whole other sideshow going on with Lebanon and Hezbollah, and Israel getting ready to blame Lebanon and Hezbollah for something, some hair on some Israeli's head getting harmed, which will allow at long last the war on Iran to get started.
Israel will hold Iranian proxy militia Hizbullah and the state of Lebanon responsible for any attempt to assassinate Israelis abroad, and it will retaliate, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Sunday.

An Egyptian newspaper Saturday reported that three terrorists linked to Al Qaeda were arrested before they carried out a plot to assassinate Israel's ambassador to Cairo, Shalom Cohen. But Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that Hizbulah was "certainly" the group behind the plot. Speaking on Voice of Israel government radio, Ayalon warned: "I have one message here: If, God forbid, one hair falls off the head of any Israeli representative abroad, or of even an Israeli who is not an official representative, tourists, etc., we will consider Hizbullah responsible. "The outcome, for Hizbullah, will, I think, be of the utmost gravity," Ayalon said. "For Lebanon too."

"It is important ... to relay this warning to Lebanon, which is responsible for Hizbullah -- that they will suffer the consequences if they carry out assassinations of Israelis," the minister from the Israel Our Home party added.
They just make a pronouncement like that, linking Hezbollah directly to Lebanon, and very simply grant themselves permission to do whatever they please to Lebanon. The trigger will be some Israeli getting hurt.
Ayalon did not give a direct answer when he was asked how Israel knows that Hizbullah and not Al Qaeda was behind the plot. "I don't want to get into the intelligence or operational issues here,” he said, “but certainly there is both an ideological connection and a professional connection of sorts here."
No, no of course not. We don't give away trade secrets like how the intelligence works, you just take their word for it. They're totally treacherous. Israel could easily take someone out, an Israeli, sacrifice one for the team, blame it on Hezbollah and now that they've laid out this little line of reasoning here all they have to do is fulfill the prophesy with an assassination attempt. It wouldn't even necessarily have to work.
"If Hizbullah joins the government it will be clear that the Lebanese government will be held responsible for any attack coming from its territory against Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
The bar is low. Bibi just makes a statement like this, and then all that has to happen is for an attack to come from Lebanese territory against Israel. That would be easy to arrange.

Here's Damian Lataan to wrap it up with the concluding thoughts:
Israel seems determined to provoke its enemies hook or by crook in order to get a war going against Iran. If they’re not continually directly accusing Iran of having a nuclear weapons program – despite the total lack of any evidence to even suggest Iran has any nuclear weapons program – then Israel is accusing Hezbollah of wanting to attack Israelis and Israeli interests outside of Israel warning that, if any Israeli is harmed, Hezbollah will be held responsible. Just to help the provocation along, Israel is also still sending their military jets into sovereign Lebanese airspace. In their latest piece of warmongering chutzpah, Israel is accusing Hezbollah of stockpiling rockets in order to strike Israel. The ploy here is to use this as some sort of casus belli to attack Lebanon in the hope of dragging Iran into the fray – and then, of course, the US.

The irony is, if Hezbollah should get in first and attack Israel using Israel’s stockpiling of fuel and weapons from the US as a casus belli, the West would jump up and down in outrage, yet, if Israel attacks Hezbollah, all we hear about is how Israel is defending itself.

Israel has twice unsuccessfully attempted to invade and occupy Lebanon in order to secure control of the Litani River headwaters for its own use. It has failed in the past but they are determined. They hope that, with enough ‘provocation’, the West will this time turn a blind eye to their invasion and occupation of south Lebanon. And, while they’re at it, they’ll do the same to Hamas in the Gaza using the main event, their attack against Iran, as cover for the complete occupation of the Gaza, the West Bank and south Lebanon.

In order for the West to turn a blind eye to such an Israeli onslaught, Israel will have to ensure that any act of ‘terrorism’ against Israel or Israelis is really horrendous enough to make it worth while.

The world should prepare itself for an outrageous ‘false flag’ act of ‘terrorism’ from ‘Hezbollah’ at any moment.


malcontent said…
September and October have New Moons coinciding with weekends. November and December are no good for the required media cycle management that needs to accompany a military undertaking of this magnitude.

Just sayin'
A. Peasant said…
no doubt, i don't think this charade can be kept up for very long at this point anyway. if something is going to happen it seems that it would have to be very soon like this month or next month. but admittedly that is just my sense of them losing control over the narrative.
Greg Bacon said…
Yes, the 3 al-CIA-duh members in Egypt were part of the LAVON brigade.