By Pepe Escobar
The ominous signs are "on the table" for all to see. The Pentagon has its Long War, the rebranded "war on terror" that Vice President Dick Cheney swears will last for decades, a replay of the war between Eastasia and Oceania in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The trailer park HQ where the 'long war' is being waged
Suzanne Goldenberg in Fort MacDill, Florida
They are planning for a global conflict that, Washington believes, will dominate the next 20 years. The Pentagon calls it the "long war":  an integrated military, financial and diplomatic campaign against al-Qaida and its affiliates that will eventually span the globe, shaping the lives of  the coming generation much as the cold war defined the baby boomers.

The Human Costs of Bombing Iran:
“The number of deaths could exceed a million, and the number of people with increased cancer risks could exceed 10 million,”

If ever there was a nation not to drive to extremes, it is Iran :
The US and Britain are goading Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, while Blair's jihadist rhetoric is inciting a fourth crusade,,1751841,00.html

Kissinger carries water for the Bush administration when he lends respectability to schools of thought advocating preventive war or regime change to counter "the emergence of nuclear weapons powers," such as Iran.
Silence is Complicity
What Happens When You Remain Silent?:
Sixty-four summers ago, when Hitler fabricated Polish provocations in his attempt to justify Germany’s invasion of Poland, there was not a peep out of senior German officials.