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Pressure Building for More Middle East War

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Freilich admits that most Israelis oppose war. At the same time, they've been brainwashed to believe an Iranian existential threat exists. They hear it repeated ad nauseam. So do Americans and Europeans.

Lies repeated often enough get people to believe them. Media scoundrels are willing partners. Managed news substitutes for the real thing. Falsified stories are headlined and broadcast. Viewers and readers think they're true. They're fake.

Most Israelis are as bamboozled as Americans. Getting people to believe white is black is as easy as repetition.

Netanyahu may already have majority cabinet support. If not, he'll get enough warmongers aboard to assure it. Concern about an Iranian nuclear threat is falsified. At issue is removing a regional rival. 

Getting Washington to go along and do most heavy lifting is essential. Freilich thinks final decision-making time will come only after careful planning, deliberations, and consensus from high-level officials mattering most.

Will Israel and Washington attack? Events seem headed that way unless derailed. It's true as well for Syria. That's how imperialism works.

A Final Comment

On October 5, Reza Kahlili headlined his article "October Surprise? Obama Secret Iran Deal Cut." 

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Kahlili served earlier in the CIA Directorate of Operations. He spied for the Agency. He targeted Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

"Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month's US election in a move to save Barack Obama's presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today."

For security reasons, he remained anonymous. A three-person Obama administration delegation held secret negotiations with an Ayatollah Ali Khamenei representative.

In return for removing some central bank and oil industry sanctions, he was asked to halt nuclear enrichment before November 6 elections, even if doing so was temporary.

Qatar hosted the meeting. The Al Thani monarchy was intermediary for both governments. Former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati attended. Further collaboration was promised post-election if Obama wins.

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Back channel negotiations began last January. Resolution wasn't achieved. Longstanding hostility doesn't change easily. Whether Obama means what he says is doubtful. 

He broke every major campaign promise made. He's a serial liar. He can't be taken at face value. The proof of his pudding is what he'll do and whether anything positive stays firm. He has to prove what otherwise has no credibility.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed

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