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Dangerous Anti-Iranian Warmongering

America plans for Iran what it's doing to Syria and did to Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.  

by Stephen Lendman

America and Israel wage aggressive wars of choice. Enemies don't exist so they're created. Belligerence is standard practice. Reckless irresponsibility defines their thinking. 

Ravaging countries to control them is policy. Rule of law principles and human lives don't matter. Wealth and power alone are prioritized. So is thinking might is right and what we say goes.

War against Syria rages. No end in sight is imminent. Iran is next. Managed news misreporting condones what should be condemned. Fiction substitutes for facts. Unconscionable policy is reported nonchalantly. Wrong is portrayed as right.

On August 18, Haaretz asked "Will Israel attack Iran? The voice of experience vs. an insider's view," saying:

"Since no one knows for sure what (Netanyahu and Barak) will decide".perhaps they don't know for sure"."

Maybe well-connected Israelis have clues. Writer Anshel Pfeffer left them unnamed. He called them "knowledgeable" about what may be imminent.

"Of course there's going to be an attack," said one. "(I)t's already happening, all the pieces are in place. This is for real." He's involved in current policy decisions. He's "junior by decades" to the former insider non-believer.

The older, perhaps wiser, man "has been on close terms with" Netanyahu and Barak for decades. Other former experienced insiders also express skepticism. Younger men and women in government are up to speed on policy.

How have Netanyahu and Barak governed before? Neither leader initiated war as prime minister. As defense minister, Barak opposed attacking Syria's alleged nuclear site in 2007. He also was against expanding Cast Lead. As prime minister, Netanyahu also stopped short of initiating war.

For months, Israeli and Western media hyped a nonexistent Iranian "threat." A "window of opportunity" to confront it is "closing" keeps repeating. 

On the one hand, rhetoric may be more bark than bite. On the other, manipulating people to support war may force Netanyahu and Barak to wage it.

So far, action hasn't followed bombast. "But since an unprecedented amount is being said and done in preparation for an attack, the bluff could well materialize into a concrete action and experience give way to a new reality," said Pfeffer.

Haaretz writer Amir Oren headlined "Former Israeli intelligence chief: On Iran, Netanyahu and Barak dangerously stoking flames of war," saying:

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It has occurred to me that perhaps Israel and the ... by Robert Cowen on Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 at 6:31:00 AM