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Neocon Uber-Hawks Want War on Iran

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James Petras once called him "a virulent Zionist advocate of Israel's ultra-militaristic policies, including an armed preemptive attack on Iranian nuclear and military installations."

"Ross is an unconditional supporter of the Israeli starvation siege of (Gaza), and fully backed Israel's savage (2006) air attacks against civilian targets in Lebanon."

He's no friend of Palestine, regional peace or justice. He's one-sidedly hawkish. He's criminally complicit in war crimes. He's out in front promoting more. He supports Neyanyahu's extremism.

He believes diplomacy about ran its course. He knows Iran has no nuclear weapons program but suggests otherwise. "Iran defies the world," he said. He wants something done about it. He ignored Israel's nuclear arsenal and intent to use it if threatened. So did Siegel. He didn't ask.

He also interviewed New York Times Tehran correspondent Thomas Erdbrink and National Iranian American Council president Trita Parsi. Neither represented Iran's position. Fundamental facts weren't discussed.

One-sided views were presented. Public Broadcasting operates the same way. Both feature anti-Iranian propaganda regularly. They're obligated. They're heavily corporate and government funded. They get what they pay for.

NPR and PBS maliciously vilify all US enemies, stoke fear, and manipulate viewers and listeners to think war, if planned, is justified. Truth and full disclosure are verboten. So is explaining rule of law issues. 

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They deliver whatever imperial power brokers dictate.

In 2009, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) reinvented itself as the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI). Policies remain unchanged. Syrian and Iranian Regime change are prioritized. Direct intervention is urged.

Jamie Fly serves as executive director. He was Bush's National Security Council Counterproliferation Strategy director and Defense Department Assistant for Transnational Threats Policy.

Likeminded uber-hawks comprise FPI's board of directors. Eric Edelman also served in Bush's Defense Department and was involved in national security affairs.

Robert Kagan co-founded PNAC. He's now at Brookings.

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William Kristol co-founded PNAC with Kagan. He's now connected to various neocon groups.

Dan Señor was discussed above. He formerly served as Iraq war Pentagon spokesman. He's now an Israeli lobbyist, investment banker, Council on Foreign Relations member, and regular Fox News contributor. Earlier he was an AIPAC intern and deputy White House press secretary.

A dominant thread connects FPI members. Permanent war defines it. The more the better against all US enemies. Syria and Iran are prioritized.

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