WILL BUSH START A WAR WITH
BY: LARRY ROSS, founder and editor of Nuclear Free Peacemaker New Zealand
A number of articles are posted on our website predicting a
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
there are many indications that this nightmare will begin soon, just as
were before the illegal
The present Bush regime has committed multiple war crimes and violations of
the US Constitution. Now, with their backs against the wall, with the
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
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 . Moreover,
US Congress has passed legislation allowing Bush to wage preemptive nuclear
However, what Dave Lindorff  and many other
or skirted, is how Bush might seek to justify his attack on
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
group of eminent American scientists, academics, and experts are certain,
based on the evidence, that the Bush regime either engineered the 9/11
at least knew it would happen and did nothing . The Bush regime's purpose
was to give themselves the "
mobilize Americans, so they would support the wars the Bush Regime had
before 9/11. Which is to say these wars were already planned, but Bush
a convincing excuse that the American people would believe.
The same situation applies today concerning
neocons succeeded better than they might have expected with their pre-war
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
articles. The purpose of a False Flag operation is to justify and then start
which otherwise could not be justified and would not get popular support
A government creates this phony situation, in which it orchestrates an
on itself and its people by the selected "enemy."
Hitler reputedly did this at least twice, by orchestrating the Reichstag
and a border skirmish with
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
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 , a false-flag
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
assassinated shortly thereafter.
Given President Bush's track record for mendacity, his
his declining presidential popularity, it seems unlikely that he would veto
similar plot to create an excuse to launch a preemptive nuclear war on
In fact, a particularly lethal False Flag terrorist attack on the
only event that would supply Bush with the public hatred of
jump over the nuclear barrier and win the popular approval he needs to
preemptive nuclear war against
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
support any war he wishes to launch, just as they have faithfully done since
with his war on
WHAT CAN REGULAR PEOPLE DO TO STOP BUSH FROM STUMBLING INTO ARMAGEDDON?
Therefore, what is urgently needed is a large public education campaign on:
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
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
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
hope people realize just how important this issue is, and become motivated
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
various articles from Google searches. Then discuss this important subject
others in your nation, organize meetings, and lobby politicians against war
ENDNOTES FOR THIS ARTICLE:
 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":
 Dave Lindorff's 12-26-06 CounterPunch essay, "Crime Of The Century: Are
Bush And Cheney Planning An Early Attack On Iran?":
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:
Visit his website at: http://www.nuclearfreenz.org.nz
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