It appears that the US is counting down towards an attack on Iran. The groundwork is currently being laid in the form of MSM propaganda designed to win the support of the public. Of course that will not be enough on its own—no matter how Iran is demonized through the media—and so something big and bad will have to happen and then be blamed on Iran in order for the public to back US aggression against that country.

The propaganda effort is painting the picture of a hostile and aggressive Iran that can easily and plausibly be blamed for any catastrophic events that may occur in the future. After all, this is a rogue state trying to develop nuclear weapons. Its government supports the Iraqis that are killing US troops by supplying them munitions and training. It helps fund terrorism, the scourge of the modern world. This is a dangerous country that has to be watched very carefully.

After having read a few articles that cover the apparent US preparation for an attack on Iran, an attack which may include the use of nuclear weapons, I have decided to track the MSM news concerning Iran. I begin with a non-MSM article from the end of January by General Leonid Ivashov, which begins the countdown by forwarding the idea that the US is actively preparing to invade Iran, and that we should expect the propaganda machine to begin in earnest. I began to track stories beginning February 10, and sure enough, even at this early stage, you can see what's happening.

The US was geared up and ready for the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions before September of 2001. Then something happened to facilitate the invasions. They are now gearing up for Iran, and they are mentally preparing us for what may happen concerning that country. All that is needed is a triggering event. And then Syria will start acting up, and then ...

I have attached this news diary as a pdf, and will continue to post it as it grows. Paul Thompson's Terror Timeline has shown us that by organizing and ordering the events that pertain to a complex subject, a very clear picture may emerge.

Let's see what happens.

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I'm with you...

on this one and document all infos, too.

Even if this is only a thread- nobody can say he did not know it, as I as "hobby"journalist can do.

SFRC Testimony -- Zbigniew Brzezinski

SFRC Testimony -- Zbigniew Brzezinski

February 1, 2007

Mr. Chairman:

Your hearings come at a critical juncture in the U.S. war of choice in Iraq, and I commend you and Senator Lugar for scheduling them.

It is time for the White House to come to terms with two central realities:

1. The war in Iraq is a historic, strategic, and moral calamity. Undertaken under false assumptions, it is undermining America’s global legitimacy. Its collateral civilian casualties as well as some abuses are tarnishing America’s moral credentials. Driven by Manichean impulses and imperial hubris, it is intensifying regional instability.

2. Only a political strategy that is historically relevant rather than reminiscent of colonial tutelage can provide the needed framework for a tolerable resolution of both the war in Iraq and the intensifying regional tensions.

If the United States continues to be bogged down in a protracted bloody involvement in Iraq, the final destination on this downhill track is likely to be a head-on conflict with Iran and with much of the world of Islam at large. A plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks; followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure; then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the U.S. blamed on Iran; culminating in a “defensive” U.S. military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.


But where the hell are the

But where the hell are the troops going to come from? Even if people accepted a draft--I can't see this happening--not enough people can AFFORD to go overseas. Unless they're going to lure everyone with massive enlistment bonuses.

Sorry to be depressing, but I see nukes or at least a "dirty bomb" false flag:

And does anyone else notice an increase in fighter jet and helicopter traffic over the cities where they live? Over past six months or so?

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Re: Where troop increases

Re: Where troop increases are coming from: further stop-losses; foreign recruitment granting citizenship after a certain period of service (particularly in Eastern Europe and Mexico); prison recruitment; private foreign mercenaries; privately contracted, domestic paramilitary jackbooted thugs. This supply, of course, does not preclude thermonuclear warfare, which is the sick endgame of certain geopolitical factions

And yes, I have noticed an increase in the omnipresent helicopter coverage over both Washington and Baltimore.

Not to say it"s not

Not to say it"s not meaningfull, but it makes more sense on the densely populated east coast.

I"m in Portland, Oregon right now--the hick-up between LA and Seattle(psst! shhh--we like it that way!) While there are a couple of air bases in Washington, I can"t see that justifying the increase in weekly helicopter, and to a lesser extent, fighter jet traffic.

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You know, we have the Oregon National Guard here, too

Out by the airport. Those guys used to come into my restaurant all the time -- they were good eaters! My daughter loved "waiting" on them. That was in my pre-Truth days -- if it were now, I would be picking their brains on intercept SOP and then truthing them mercilessly. :)

I have heard more jets, recently -- they do go through periods when they do more training flights -- or exercise flights -- and I convinced myself that's what it was.

I thought they were closing

I thought they were closing a NG base? For some reason I got the impression we had no air bases IN Oregon.

I thought of excesises too--but this does not make me reasured. There's X amount of regular excersises needed to keep in fighting condition--for a fighter pilot even a week away can dull your responses--but beyond that I wonder if the population is being desensitized to the sounds of war machines.

Used to be you only heard fighter jets NEAR bases, or during air shows--seeing one elsewhere was a notable event.

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They moved some of the planes

some of the refueling tankers, I think? Base is still there, along with F-15s or whatever they are. Jon Gold recently got some interesting stuff off his own ANG site so I checked out ours -- hoping that they would brag about their intercept record, for example, but nope.

(From the department of cringe-worthy: "some people" were relieved that the tankers were moved -- because that means we'll get chem-trailed less. :(

Sinking a carrier

would provide all the symbolism required. Not to forget 5.000 dead sailors. In his pre-9/11 West Point speech referenced lately, Wolfowitz also spoke of the post-carrier era. With the advent of anti-ship guided missiles, these giants have apparently become obsolete.

This forum is not useful for longer commenting

Great idea for a blog and an on-going project, Tzo.

We should all be keeping our eyes peeled.

Bush's press conference this morning was like watching a fish squirm on a hook -- but the fish is undaunted, and will carry on with plans for WWIII.