WILL BUSH START A WAR WITH IRAN?

BY: LARRY ROSS, founder and editor of Nuclear Free Peacemaker New Zealand
(http://www.nuclearfreenz.org.nz)


A number of articles are posted on our website predicting a US war with
Iran.
And a Google search on this subject showed 104 million articles. Searching
"US Nuclear War With Iran" showed 24.7 million articles. Therefore, a lot of
very thoughtful people are deeply concerned, and writing about, this
subject.
And
there are many indications that this nightmare will begin soon, just as
there
were before the illegal US bombing, invasion and occupation of Iraq began in
2003.

The present Bush regime has committed multiple war crimes and violations of
the US Constitution. Now, with their backs against the wall, with the
"Impeach
Bush" movement growing, and with Bush's popularity dropping below 30%, the
Bush regime may decide their only way out is to resort to even greater
crimes---such as escalating the Iraq War and making a preemptive strike with
mini-nukes
on Iran.

All the signs indicate that Bush will send more US troops to Iraq, and not
begin to withdraw as the Iraq Study Group (ISG) recommended [1]. Moreover,
the
US Congress has passed legislation allowing Bush to wage preemptive nuclear
war.

However, what Dave Lindorff [2] and many other US commentators have missed,
or skirted, is how Bush might seek to justify his attack on Iran, and thus
gain
public approval, despite the present antipathy toward more war.


Recall how Bush's popularity soared after both the 9/11 attacks and his
retaliatory response with illegal wars on Afghanistan and Iraq? A large and
growing
group of eminent American scientists, academics, and experts are certain,
based on the evidence, that the Bush regime either engineered the 9/11
attacks
or
at least knew it would happen and did nothing [3]. The Bush regime's purpose
was to give themselves the "Pearl Harbor" they needed to fool, frighten, and
mobilize Americans, so they would support the wars the Bush Regime had
planned
before 9/11. Which is to say these wars were already planned, but Bush
needed
a convincing excuse that the American people would believe.


The same situation applies today concerning Iran, but more so. The Bush
neocons succeeded better than they might have expected with their pre-war
deceit
about Iraq. So they might be thinking, "Why shouldn't similar tactics and
lies
work again?"

ABOUT THOSE TACTICS: HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A FALSE-FLAG OPERATION?

This kind of treachery toward one's own people is known as a '"False Flag"
operation, and it has been used many times since about the year 1600, and
perhaps before. If you Google search "9/11 False Flag," you will get 1.1
million
articles. The purpose of a False Flag operation is to justify and then start
wars
which otherwise could not be justified and would not get popular support
[4].
A government creates this phony situation, in which it orchestrates an
attack
on itself and its people by the selected "enemy."

Hitler reputedly did this at least twice, by orchestrating the Reichstag
fire
and a border skirmish with Poland, in order to justify the establishment of
his dictatorship and his many wars, which culminated in World War II and the
deaths of 50 million people.

Historians suspect that the US used this false-flag tactic by sinking its
own
warship, the USS Maine, in Havana to justify war with Spain over Cuba, and
then again in the Gulf of

Tonkin Incident in 1965 to justify escalating the Vietnam War, and then
almost once again in 1962 with Operation Northwoods [5], a false-flag
operation
in
which a terrorist attack on the US would be staged and blamed on Castro, and
which the Pentagon's top brass approved in order to justify war with Cuba.
Luckily President Kennedy vetoed the Operation Northwoods plan, and sadly he
was
assassinated shortly thereafter.

Given President Bush's track record for mendacity, his Iran war plans, and
his declining presidential popularity, it seems unlikely that he would veto
a
similar plot to create an excuse to launch a preemptive nuclear war on Iran.


In fact, a particularly lethal False Flag terrorist attack on the US is the
only event that would supply Bush with the public hatred of Iran he needs to
jump over the nuclear barrier and win the popular approval he needs to
launch a
preemptive nuclear war against Iran. It would not only earn Bush another
soaring popularity rating in the US

polls, but would probably create an excuse to push through a new batch of
fascist-style legislation (just as Hitler did) which would further suppress
domestic criticism and dissent, as well as intimidate the Democrats into
rubber-stamping anything he wants.

Of course, the US mass media won't question Bush's decisions, but will
support any war he wishes to launch, just as they have faithfully done since
9/11
with his war on Afghanistan, and then his war on Iraq.

WHAT CAN REGULAR PEOPLE DO TO STOP BUSH FROM STUMBLING INTO ARMAGEDDON?


Therefore, what is urgently needed is a large public education campaign on:
(1) the

trends toward, and dangers of, a war with Iran; (2) precedent-setting False
Flag operations that were previously used in history; and (3) how such
diabolical techniques may have been used to stage 9/11; and (4) how a False
Flag
attack could be used as an excuse to launch a preemptive war on Iran.

Furthermore, a large-scale education campaign can alert the public as to
what
Bush may have planned, and how he may try and get away with what could very
well be the biggest crime in history. It could be state-sponsored terrorism
from which the world may not recover. It could be a terror event that kills
millions and spirals into a global nuclear war that could destroy all
humankind.
I
hope people realize just how important this issue is, and become motivated
to
do something to help prevent it before it happens.


As many progressive writers have quite rightly suggested, one
important-yet-easily-accomplished thing the reader can do is to forward this
article to as
many people and groups as possible. Another step is to research this subject
yourself by assessing the articles on our website, on other websites, and
the
various articles from Google searches. Then discuss this important subject
with
others in your nation, organize meetings, and lobby politicians against war
with Iran. Now. If it begins, it's too late.

--LARRY ROSS

ENDNOTES FOR THIS ARTICLE:

[1] Michael Abramowitz and Josh White's 12-27-06 Washington Post article,
"Bush And Security Advisers To Meet Today On Iraq Strategy: Troop Increase
Appears More Likely":
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/27/AR200612270182
6.html

[2] Dave Lindorff's 12-26-06 CounterPunch essay, "Crime Of The Century: Are
Bush And Cheney Planning An Early Attack On Iran?":
http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff12232006.html

[3] http://www.nuclearfreenz.org.nz/9-11questions.htm

[4] http://www.nuclearfreenz.org.nz/FalseFlagco.htm

[5] http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/northwoods.html

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Larry Ross is a former American and current citizen of New
Zealand, where he is the founding editor of Nuclear Free Peacemaker New
Zealand.  Communicate your views, findings and conclusions to him at:
nuclearfreenz@lynx.co.nz
Visit his website at: http://www.nuclearfreenz.org.nz

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