Petraeus Testimony Next Week Will Signal Iran Attack By Paul Craig Roberts "ICH' -- - April 5, 2008

Petraeus Testimony Next Week Will Signal Iran Attack

By Paul Craig Roberts

06/04/08 "ICH' -- - April 5, 2008. Today the London Telegraph reported that “British officials gave warning yesterday that America’s commander in Iraq will declare that Iran is waging war against the US-backed Baghdad government. A strong statement from General David Petraeus about Iran’s intervention in Iraq could set the stage for a US attack on Iranian militiary facilities, according to a Whitehall assessment.”

The neocon lacky Petraeus has had his script written for him by Cheney, and Petraeus together with neocon warmonger Ryan Crocker, the US governor of the Green Zone in Baghdad, will present Congress next Tuesday and Wednesday with the lies, for which the road has been well paved by neocon propagandists such as Kimberly Kagan, that “the US must recognize that Iran is engaged in a full-up proxy war against it in Iraq.”

Don’t expect Congress to do anything except to egg on the attack. On April 3 the International Herald Tribune reported that senators and representatives have made millions of dollars from their investments in defense companies totaling $196 million. Rep. Ike Skelton, the Democrat chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is already on board with the attack on Iran. The London Telegraph quotes Skelton: “Iran is the bull in the china shop. In all of this, they seem to have links to all of the Shi’ite groups, whether they be political or military.”

All Skelton knows is what the war criminal Bush regime tells him. If Iran really does have all these connections, then it behooves Washington to cease threatening Iran and to make nice with Iran in order to stabilize Iraq and extract the US from the nightmare.

Reporting from Tehran on April 4, Reuters quotes Mohsen Hakim, whose father, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, leads the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, an ally of the Maliki US puppetgovernment in Iraq: “Tehran, by using its positive influence on the Iraqi nation, paved the way for the return of peace to Iraq and the new situation is the result of Iran’s efforts.”

Instead of thanking Iran and working with Iran diplomatically to restore stability to Iraq, the Bush regime intends to expand the nightmare with a military attack on Iran. Ryan Crocker was quick to dispute Hakim’s report that Iran had used its influence to end the fighting in Basra. Crocker alleged that Iran had started the fighting. The absurdity of Crocker’s claim is obvious as even the neocon US media reported that the fighting in Basra was started by the US and Maliki in an effort to clear out the Shi’ite al-Sadr militias. Most experts saw the attack on al-Sadr for what it was: an effort to remove a potential threat to the US supply line from Kuwait in the event of a US attack on Iran.

Crocker alleges that the rockets dropping on the Green Zone during the Basra fighting were made in 2007 in Iran. As should be obvious even to disengaged Americans, if Iran were to arm the Iraqi insurgency, the insurgents would have modern weapons to counter US helicopter gunships and heavy tanks. The insurgents have no such weapons. The neocon lie that Iran is the cause of the Iraqi insurgency is just another Bush regime lie like the lie that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and connections to al Qaeda and the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan attacked the US.

The Bush regime will tell any lie and orchestrate any event in order to “finish the job” in the Middle East.

“Finishing the job” means to destroy the ability of Iraq, Iran, and Syria to provide support for the Palestinians and for Hezbollah in southern Lebanon against Israeli aggression. With Iraq and Iran in turmoil, Syria might simply give up and become another American client state. With Iraq and Iran in turmoil, Israel can steal the rest of the West Bank along with the water resources in southern Lebanon. That is what “the war on terror” is really about.

The entire world knows this. Consequently, the US and Israel are essentially isolated. The US can only count on the support that it can bribe and pay for.

At the NATO-Russian summit in Bucharest, Romania, on April 4, Russian President Putin said: “No one can seriously think that Iran would dare attack the U.S. Instead of pushing Iran into a corner, it would be far more sensible to think together how to help Iran become more predictable and transparent.”

Of course it would, but that is not what the warmonger Bush regime wants.

Perhaps the British government has derailed the plot to attack Iran by leaking in advance to the London Telegraph the disinformation Cheney has prepared for Petraeus and Crocker to deliver to the complicit US Congress next Tuesday and Wednesday. On the other hand, the US puppet media is likely to bury the real story and to trumpet Petraeus claims that Iran has, in effect, already declared war on the US by sending weapons to kill US troops in Iraq.

By next Thursday we will know from how the Petraeus-Crocker dog and pony show plays in the US Congress and media whether the Bush Regime will commit yet another war crime by attacking Iran.

Paul Craig Roberts a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has been reporting shocking cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new edition of his book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions, co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, a documented account of how Americans lost the protection of law, is forthcoming from Random House in March, 2008.


is going to sing with McCain.

Bomb. Bomb. Bomb. Iran.

I wonder what songs the Russians, China, the Saudi's (they are on kissing terms with the Persians) will sing.

I also wonder what songs the Japs will sing knowing that we know that they know in the Diet that 911 was no exactly an Osama Job like Bill Clinton will like us to believe.

Oh, would he like us to believe that indeed.

According to Scott Ritter, the US has no chance in a straight fight just against Iran alone.

Not Army, Airforce, Nor Navy. Sorry.

So its up to the "Tactical Nukes". That is completely safe of course.

So if the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Friends) decide to deal with the McCainiacs in the Congress then is it going to be the End of Empire?

Why is Russia fueling Iran's Nuclear Programe?

Can we understand Geo-Stragegy pls.

The Swiss are signing Multi-Billion Dollar Gas Deals with the Persians.

Who by the way invented Chess.

I believe they called it Shah.

Zbigniew Brzezinski may want to rethink his "Grand ChessBoard".

There just might be something Grander.

Time to Wake Up AmeriKa.

And Restore the Republic.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

If so

The administration may be faced with outright revolt

There are People in the Military

- Active Duty who are Mighty Pissed.

And not just the "Fox" Fallons.

And I wonder what the highly EXPERIENCED & PATRIOTIC Retired Military are going to do when they try to pull a PDD 51 on us.

Roll over and just die?

People who dream of an AmeriKa are going to find out what AmeriCANS CAN DO who still remember what AmeriCA is all about.

Especially when they are pushed to their limits.

To the limits.

Mr Bush and Friends should have some pause before their next course of action.

For their own personal well being.

No kididng.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

Another Blockbuster from Paul Craig Roberts....

Thanks Joe for this story. I've become a Paul Craig Roberts fan over this past year. This is a devastating dressing down of the Bush regime.

It's just beyond the pale that the U.S. and Israel seem to believe an attack on Iran is to their advantage in the long run? On the other hand, I have trouble buying anything the British leak is meant to prevent conflict?

It's an article which really makes you think! I'll be watching the news for Betrayus' testimony!

necon puppet Petraeus
...don't believe him!

The flip sides

Russ Hallberg

Flip side #1: 10,00 US casualties in the first month of war with Iran. Russian and Chinese anti-ship missiles will mean all US personnel in the Persian Gulf will be killed or captured. Iranian missiles may also reach the Green Zone in Baghdad. Shades of 1968 Tet offensive, a symbolic victory for the Vietnamese. They attacked the US consulate in Saigon, when the US military claimed they were winning the war. US citizen response to the casualties and ensuing draft will swell the throngs of war resisters.

Flip side #2: The present situation is very profitable for keeping oil prices inflated. Everyone, except the consumers, is winning the game of tension with the US and Iran. We have been been deliberately misled to expect a war with Iran, beginning with Seymour Hersch in 2005. The only truth is the doubling of world oil prices during this time. (Food for thought, only. We should know to question all authority by now, even our own.)

The Bush admin is trapped.

Well let´s look at the facts.

This Bush admin is guilty of the murder of 3000 of it´s own citizens on Sept 11th.this indicates their insanity and ruthlessness.
Let us not be surprised therefore when they tactically Nuke Iran.

I think it is still difficult for people to realize that Sept11th was the catalyst for some very nasty shit that will happen one way or another in the Middle East.

No one goes to the bother of murdering almost 3000 of their own citizens without finishing the grand plan which includes the domination and control of Middle East Oil supplies.

It means next to nothing to these crazies in the Pentagon that thousands of US troop pawns will be sacrificed on the great chess board.It´s all part of the game.

Only problem is that

the Persians INVENTED CHESS.

And the last time I checked, the Russians are pretty good at it.

I wonder why the Russians are supplying nuclear Technology to the Persians.

Maybe they like to play chess with the Father of Al-Qaeda.

Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Pawns can become Kingmakers.

I wouldn't underestimate the average G.I Joe who has got 911 Truth Burning in His Heart.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

I don't agree that...

The "War On Terror" is only about Israel stealing " the West Bank along with the water resources in southern Lebanon." It's about making trillions of dollars for the corporate elite. It's about taking away our civil liberties so as to more easily control us. It's about the control of oil. It's about the logistical placement of bases in that region for future use. It's about the protection of Israel. It is not as cut and dry and PCR stated.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?