by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Shah’s son commits suicide? (see the end of the article)
“I also think you’re significantly overstating the neocon-bolstering disclosures – do you really think that the desire for a few Arab autocrats for Iraq (edit: should be “Iran”) to be attacked is (a) surprising or (b) elevating the likelihood that the U.S. will attack Iran? I don’t.” Glenn Greenwald
Despite Glenn Greenwald’s recent conclusion to the contrary, the Wikileaks psyop doubled down on the regime change plan in Iran just about a week ago and it looks like the fake “leaks” are helping the Neocons pound the drums of war.
It’s being widely reported that Wikileaks has released a cable from the U.S. Embassy in Israel which claims that Iran can hit Israel with up to 300 missiles within a time frame of 10-12 minutes. This goes beyond the existential threat Wikileaks themselves presented to Israel last week when Julian Assange stated he would release cables that would make Israel look bad in about 6 months. That threat is clearly intended to help build a pretext for having to “limit” internet freedoms.
In this newest cable, reminiscent of the days when Tony Blair was claiming Saddam Hussain could hit the UK with missiles in roughly the same time frame, they go on to claim that Israel must ready itself for a large-scale war with Hezbollah and Hamas as well since they have some 40,000 rockets that can hit any target in Israel.
“Israel would have only 10 to 12 minutes to prepare for an Iranian missile attack, according to a new cable written by the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and released by WikiLeaks.
The cable was published in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten and quotes Israel’s outgoing chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, speaking to a U.S. congressional delegation in November 2009.” Linda Gradstein
“According to the daily, Gabi Ashkenazi told the delegation that Iran has 300 Shihab missiles that could reach Israel. He added that Israel’s biggest threats were the Iranian-backed Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon, which has more than 40,000 rockets that can reach almost any point in Israel.
In the cable, Ashkenazi is quoted as saying Israel was preparing its army for a major war in the Middle East.” Voice of America
Meanwhile on Fox News, Sean Hannity was allowing his guest Cliff May to rant on and on about the ongoing Holy War being waged against Christians RIGHT NOW by the likes of Ahmadinejad and the Palestinians living in the Gaza Ghetto.
“Do you think we are headed for a modern day religious war in the Middle East?” Hannity asked.
“The war that is being fought now, the great global conflict in the world, from Iraq to Afghanistan to Gaza, this is one war and it is a religious war,” May explained. “Not because we want it to be, but because al Qaeda and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and various other radical Islamists and jihadists, they say it’s a religious war. That’s what a jihad means.”
“People forget jihad equals holy war,” Hannity concluded. Raw Story
May also runs a group called in pure Orwellian style, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Its a purely neocon warmongering think-tank with the aim of finding a way to justify attacking and occupying the nation of Iran. Here are a few members of his group… Bill Kristol, Louis J. Freeh, Joseph Lieberman, Newt Gingrich, Max Kampelman, Robert McFarlane , James Woolsey, Charles Krauthammer, Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland, Richard Perle, Michael Ledeen.
So here we have war-monger crowd re-emerging from their slumber ready to juice up another invasion and occupation. All they need is a few credible reports about how dangerous Iran is and Wikileaks is providing just that. Fact is, the report comes from a state department cable which simply relates what some IDF general said… no proof needed. But, just so long as Wikileaks is touted as a reliable “truth” teller, people keep reporting these cables as fact.
Looks like you spoke a little too soon Glenn.
UPDATE: It what can only be described as suspicious timing, Alireza Pahlavi, the son of the ex-Iranian dictator, the former shah of Iran Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, has been found dead in his home in Boston. It’s being ruled a suicide.
This is very odd timing for a suicide.
Back during the fake “Green Revolution” the remaining Pahlavis were busy running around from New York to Washington as they expected to be re-installed by DC into the seat of power in Iran that their father had ruled so ruthlessly for nearly 30 years (after the CIA overthrew the democratically elected leader of Iran in 1953).
Now all of a sudden, when it looks like the globalists are ready to make their big move in Iran and the likes of Cliff May are whiping up Holy War hysteria on Fox News, one of the potential U.S./Israeli puppets just ups and offs himself?
His older brother, Reza, posted this comment on his website:
“Like millions of young Iranians, he too was deeply disturbed by all the ills fallen upon his beloved homeland, as well as carrying the burden of losing a father and a sister in his young life. Although he struggled for years to overcome his sorrow, he finally succumbed, and during the night of the 4th of January 2011, in his Boston residence, took his own life, plunging his family and friends into great sorrow.”
Guess there will be no question as to who is tapped as the new puppet when the regime change takes place.