Target: Iran

The Neo-Conservative War Addicts are desperate for another fix.

Reuters is reporting that BushCo. (a subsidiary of CheneyCo.) has positioned several warships carrying 17,000 troops on Iran’s doorstep:

A large flotilla of U.S. ships entered the Gulf on Wednesday in a dramatic show of military muscle, adding to pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions, which the West says are an attempt to develop atomic weapons.

The U.S. show of force comes less than two weeks after U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, speaking aboard a warship during a tour of the Gulf, said Washington would stand with others to prevent Iran gaining nuclear weapons and “dominating the region”.

So what do Cheney & Friends have in mind for this Middle Eastern nation with massive reserves of petroleum and natural gas? I’m not 100% sure yet, but as blogger Kurt Nimmo reports, Neo-Con insider Norman Podhoretz has a few ideas:

“I believe,” Podhoretz told the Israel Broadcast Authority on May 24, “contrary to what many people assume, that [Bush] will [attack Iran] before he leaves office, possibly shortly before he leaves office,” thus leaving the political fallout to the incoming president, more than likely a Democrat. “I think he agrees with the analysis that I offer that there is no alternative to military action.”

Podhoretz and others are merely connecting the growingly obvious dots, which reveal a very disturbing picture. Another dot from Raw Story (”Report: Cheney aide clearing path to bomb Iran“):

Vice President Dick Cheney believes the US should not be pursuing a diplomatic path with Iran, and a senior aide to the vice president has been meeting with national security think tanks and consultants in Washington to “help establish the policy and political pathway to bombing Iran,” Steve Clemons reported Thursday on his blog, The Washington Note.

This comes after last weeks revelations from ABC News that “The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert ‘black’ operation to destabilize the Iranian government.” According to other reports, Bush is even “using a Sunni Al-Qaeda terrorist group formerly headed by the alleged [Al-Qaeda] mastermind of 9/11 to carry out bombings in Iran”.

But will the American people stand for another war of aggression against an innocent population? Cheney and his warmongering buddies are betting they will, if they could just find the right excuse. That might not be so easy.

The blog Chimes of Freedom points out:

In an inexorable build-up of propaganda and military encirclement prior to a first strike attack on Iran, the Bush junta, along with its London quislings, have switched their anti-Iranian propaganda from nuclear issues to accuse the Iranian government of “meddling” in Iraq and supplying Iraqi guerillas weapons with which to fight the US and British occupying troops.

Unfortunately for the war-hungry, this excuse falls as flat as the others. According to a report by the British American Security Information Council,

Whatever the true extent and nature of Iranian military action in Iraq, few independent analysts believe Tehran is playing a decisive role in the sectarian warfare and insurgency. This suggests that other, more strategic motives also lie behind the considerable US political energy being expended on highlighting the Iranian role in Iraq. Iran may present a useful scapegoat to divert the blame for failures in Iraq away from the occupying powers. Recent allegations must also be considered in the context of the current crisis surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme. If Tehran can be cast as a source of regional instability in the eyes of the international community, then the US administration’s hand will be strengthened as it seeks support for stronger measures to oppose Iranian nuclear ambitions. In particular, should the administration decide to embark on a military strike – an option which it says is still ‘on the table’ – then garnering public and political support in advance would be vital. Without it, the global unpopularity for military action would likely greatly exceed the opposition to the invasion of Iraq.

If these excuses don’t work, the Government Gangsters may attempt something a little more sinister – something that has worked several times in the past: a false flag attack. As Republican Congressman Ron Paul, and former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski have suggested, the US government may stage attacks against the American people to kick-off their desired plans for Iran. Lets hope they’re wrong.