Fundamentalist Response: More War

Comment by Larry Ross, January 9, 2007


Here is a brilliant article by Robert Parry, adding depth and more facts to Paul Craig Roberts' articles. They all predict that Bush is defying all logic and advice, and firing those that disagree with him, in order to pursue the road to more war in Iraq , and a new nuclear war against Iran .  Parry concludes this may lead to a fiery Armageddon as I and many others have also concluded in many articles on this site.

Some suggest that an Armageddon, as predicted in the Old Testament, could be the real goal of a born-again, fundamentalist Christian President who believes he follows the advice of God, and that God sanctions his wars.

It is one explanation of why Bush is disagreeing with the entire Washington establishment, except for the Israeli lobby and neoconservative pro-Israeli extremists in order to take the fast road toward a very large, probably uncontrollable war with a large potential to expand in many directions.

However using paranoid interpretations of reality, expressed in folksy everyday language, Bush dominates the ever-willing mass communication channels to condition Americans to accept nonsense and lies as the sober reality. Bush's argues that his military response, endless wars, fascist-type legislation, etc, is the only way to confront his paranoid delusions which are sold as the new reality. It's something like a Papal edict which one can only accept, but never doubt. Doubt and disagreements are evils not tolerated by Bush and his regime of extremists. Everyone who disagrees is either fired, like Rumsfelt, and Pentagon generals, or dismissed like the ISG, or simply sidelined and demoted like Negroponte.

In much of the mass media in the US , and even in countries such as New Zealand , the editors allow little if any space for intelligent critiques of Bush's military madness. The odd 150 word letter-to-the-editor is judged sufficient by pro-Bush wars editors and their, mainly overseas, owners.

Paranoid delusions, twisting reality to suit by hired hacks and Bush apologists, tends to dominate our corporate Western media.

A US-staged 'False Flag' seems more and more likely as Bush's way of gaining public credibility for his madness and support for his wars and use of nuclear weapons. It could be the neocons master stroke - their secret weapon to make all things possible, sideline all criticism, and clear the way to endless, escalating wars.



Bush's Rush to Armageddon

By Robert Parry, January 8, 2007

George W. Bush has purged senior military and intelligence officials who were obstacles to a wider war in the Middle East, broadening his options for both escalating the conflict inside Iraq and expanding the fighting to Iran and Syria with Israel 's help.

On Jan. 4, Bush ousted the top two commanders in the Middle East, Generals John Abizaid and George Casey, who had opposed a military escalation in Iraq, and removed Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, who had stood by intelligence estimates downplaying the near-term threat from Iran's nuclear program.

Most Washington observers have treated Bush's shake-up as either routine or part of his desire for a new team to handle his planned "surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq . But intelligence sources say the personnel changes also fit with a scenario for attacking Iran 's nuclear facilities and seeking violent regime change in Syria.

Bush appointed Admiral William Fallon as the new chief of Central Command for the Middle East despite the fact that Fallon, a former Navy fighter pilot and currently head of the Pacific Command, will oversee two ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The choice of Fallon makes more sense if Bush foresees a bigger role for two aircraft carrier groups now poised off Iran 's coastline, such as support for possible Israeli air strikes against Iran 's nuclear targets or as a deterrent against any overt Iranian retaliation.

Though not considered a Middle East expert, Fallon has moved in neoconservative circles, for instance, attending a 2001 awards ceremony at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a think tank dedicated to explaining "the link between American defense policy and the security of Israel."

Bush's personnel changes also come as Israel is reported stepping up preparations for air strikes, possibly including tactical nuclear bombs, to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities, such as the reactor at Anton, south of Tehran, where enriched uranium is produced.

The Sunday Times of London reported on Jan. 7 that two Israeli air squadrons are training for the mission and "if things go according to plan, a pilot will first launch a conventional laser-guided bomb to blow a shaft down through the layers of hardened concrete [at Natanz]. Other pilots will then be ready to drop low-yield one kiloton nuclear weapons into the hole."

��������The Sunday Times wrote that Israel also would hit two other facilities - at Isfahan and Arak - with conventional bombs. But the possible use of a nuclear bomb at Natanz would represent the first nuclear attack since the United States destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the end of World War II six decades ago.                           



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