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Spotlight on the Dark Side - The Cracks in Cheney's World

Postby pitsilos » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:37 am

some exctracts from the article

The Post series relies on interviews with over 200 persons "who worked for, with or in opposition to Cheney's office." They include men and women in positions of delegated authority who resented being left out of the normal loop, shocked by Cheney's methods and objectives, or fed disinformation. They are not exactly whistle-blowers at this point but their collective memories about the OVP are damning.


On the Iran attack issue, recall that Cheney has insisted repeatedly that Iran, with all its oil, can have no other purpose for its nuclear program than to produce nuclear weapons. (That raises the issue of why the administration of Gerald Ford, whom Cheney served as Chief of Staff, encouraged Iran under the pro-U.S. shah to develop a nuclear program in the 1970s.) It seems clear to me that Cheney decided long ago that the Iranian regime must be toppled and it's just a matter of finding justification for military action that will find some popular acceptance. Hence all this fear-mongering about a nuclear Iran hell-bent on annihilating Israel or turning over nukes to terrorists to attack the U.S.


Bush will declare that Iran is in defiance of UNSC resolutions. (IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei himself suggests these may have been "overtaken by events." Anyway how do these differ from the dozens of UN resolutions against Israel that Israel with U.S. support simply ignores?) Then, Podhoretz hopes, Bush will before leaving office "order air strikes against the Iranian nuclear facilities from the three U.S. aircraft carriers already sitting nearby. . ."


That is very possible. Two years ago former CIA agent Philip Giraldi, writing in the American Conservative, reported: "The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including numerous suspected


full article here

http://www.counterpunch.org/leupp07062007.html

The quicker these moronic neocons with their perverted world views are out the quicker peace will prevail,
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Postby Filitsa » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:36 pm

Pitsilos, you might also be interested in this:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/view/
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