U.S. increases Iran War Threats
by Mazda Majidi
Global Research, February 20, 2007
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Danger of invasion greater than ever before
After weeks of promising to present
“smoking gun” evidence against
They also claimed that their evidence pointed to the “highest levels” of the Iranian government being involved and that the Al-Qods brigade of
Purportedly due to the sensitive nature of the material presented, reporters were not allowed to record the
Reflecting internal divisions within the
In a Feb. 12 interview with the imperialist organ Voice of America, General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated: “What I would not say is that the Iranian government, per se, knows about this. … What it does say is that things made in
Admiral William Fallon, the new head of U.S. Central Command, echoed Pace’s assessment: “I have no idea who may be actually with hands-on in this stuff.”
The claim that the evidence presented supports the accusation of direct involvement by the Iranian government is laughable.
To prove such a claim, military officials would have to show Iranian agents apprehended while engaged in such operations, weaponry seized, documents pointing to orders by Iranian officials, Iraqi and Iranian operatives involved in the cross-border exchanges, and things of that nature.
The best “proof” the
If it is so easy to control the border to the extent that the existence of Iranian weapons in
Politically, the claim that Iraqi resistance is funded and supplied by
There are three major Shi’a political blocks active in
The SCIRI has its militia, the Badr Brigade, as do the Sadr forces, the Mahdi Brigade. The Iranian government has close relations with all three political forces, in particular the SCIRI—founded in
Politics in Iraqi puppet government
The United States has promoted ethnic conflicts in an attempt to erode the national identity of Iraqis.
The post-occupation constitution sets quotas for political representatives based on ethnicity, encouraging people to elect politicians based on ethnicity as opposed to political tendencies.
It also entitles each region, not the national government, to the bulk of oil revenues originating in its soil.
While not CIA agents and operatives the way that Chalabi and Allawi are, the leaders of the three major Shi’a political blocks have been enticed to cooperate with the occupation forces and form the Iraqi government to gain an advantage over those forces that have been engaged in active resistance to the occupation.
It is quite possible that the Iranian regime might provide assistance and advice to all three of these forces. Through the ascendance of these forces,
The problem with the
The “democratic” government that the
The real significance of the presentation of evidence against
In the buildup to the 2003 invasion of
But the accusations against
Since the 1979 revolution that broke Iran free from the reign of the Shah—the U.S. puppet installed by the CIA-sponsored coup in 1953—taking back the gains of the revolution and bringing Iran back into Washington’s orbit has been on the imperialists’ agenda.
The danger of a
In one of his many statements on this issue, the new secretary of defense, Robert Gates, said: “I don’t know how many times the president, secretary Rice and I have had to repeat that we have no intention of attacking
Given the two naval carrier groups in the region, and the possibility of a third being deployed shortly, as reported by the Feb. 19 issue of Newsweek, official denials are hardly reassuring.
Even less reassuring are statements by Senator Hillary Clinton and others in Congress calling for requiring congressional authorization prior to attacking
Congress has not formally declared war for any
Imperialist wars of aggression are never announced as an intent or part of a preconceived plan. They are always presented as a defensive act against a mortal danger.
If the capitalist political establishment decides to attack
The mass media, an integral part of the capitalist state, will do the rest. Previous official denials will be trumped. Congress will not even be asked to rubber-stamp the decision.
The ultra-aggressive approach of the Bush administration could be part of a plan to prepare
For revolutionaries and progressive activists in the