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Harry Brunser Reports:
The Coming Israeli Attack On Iran, And Its Consequences:
Pearl Harbor Redux
How George Bush will Institute the Military Draft, in spite of his campaign promises, and have the support of the American
people for it: By provoking Iran to attack the USA first And how this might destroy the world.
by Harry Brunser
It has been put about that Mr. Brunser is a high level official of the CIA. We urgently request that Administration-friendly
readers stop writing us to demand that we publish the names of the Voice of the White House or the actual name of Mr. Brunser.
If the current Administration wants to locate the sources of the leaks, they have the FBI for that, not “Concerned Citizens
for Truth” or “US Veteran and Proud of It.” It would be more truthful to say, “Congenital Idiot and
Can’t Help It” or “Professional Informer and Paid for It.” Or an omnibus term applicable to both of
the above; “:Won’t Somebody Change my Dignity Pants?”
Unlike our webmaster,
I cannot publish secret documents on this site, but I can and will draw for you reasonable scenarios and commonsense conclusions
from published sources. Seymour Hirsh’s article in The New Yorker:
has been widely discussed since it appeared. Hirsh said that:
According to a former high-level intelligence official,
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff shortly after the election and told them, in essence,
that the naysayers had been heard and the American people did not accept their message.
“This is a war against
terrorism, and Iraq is just one campaign. The Bush Administration is looking at this as a huge war zone,” the former
high-level intelligence official told me. “Next, we’re going to have the Iranian campaign. We’ve declared
war and the bad guys, wherever they are, are the enemy. This is the last hurrah—we’ve got four years, and want
to come out of this saying we won the war on terrorism.”
The Israeli government is, not surprisingly, skeptical
of the European approach. Silvan Shalom, the Foreign Minister, said in an interview last week in Jerusalem,with another New
Yorker journalist, “I don’t like what’s happening. We were encouraged at first when the Europeans got
involved. For a long time, they thought it was just Israel’s problem. But then they saw that the [Iranian] missiles
themselves were longer range and could reach all of Europe, and they became very concerned. Their attitude has been to use
the carrot and the stick—but all we see so far is the carrot.” He added, “If they can’t comply, Israel
cannot live with Iran having a nuclear bomb.”
The Administration has been conducting secret reconnaissance missions
inside Iran at least since last summer. Much of the focus is on the accumulation of intelligence and targeting information
on Iranian nuclear, chemical, and missile sites, both declared and suspected. The goal is to identify and isolate three dozen,
and perhaps more, such targets that could be destroyed by precision strikes and short-term commando raids. “The civilians
in the Pentagon want to go into Iran and destroy as much of the military infrastructure as possible,” the government
consultant with close ties to the Pentagon told me.
Some of the missions involve extraordinary coöperation. For example,
the former high-level intelligence official told me that an American commando task force has been set up in South Asia and
is now working closely with a group of Pakistani scientists and technicians who had dealt with Iranian counterparts. (In 2003,
the I.A.E.A. disclosed that Iran had been secretly receiving nuclear technology from Pakistan for more than a decade, and
had withheld that information from inspectors.) The American task force, aided by the information from Pakistan, has been
penetrating eastern Iran from Afghanistan in a hunt for underground installations. The task-force members, or their locally
recruited agents, secreted remote detection devices—known as sniffers—capable of sampling the atmosphere for radioactive
emissions and other evidence of nuclear-enrichment programs.
The immediate goals of the attacks would be to destroy,
or at least temporarily derail, Iran’s ability to go nuclear. But there are other, equally purposeful, motives at work.
The government consultant told me that the hawks in the Pentagon, in private discussions, have been urging a limited attack
on Iran because they believe it could lead to a toppling of the religious leadership. “Within the soul of Iran there
is a struggle between secular nationalists and reformers, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, the fundamentalist Islamic
movement,” the consultant told me. “The minute the aura of invincibility which the mullahs enjoy is shattered,
and with it the ability to hoodwink the West, the Iranian regime will collapse”—like the former Communist regimes
in Romania, East Germany, and the Soviet Union. Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz share that belief, he said.
Now, WHY would someone
in the Pentagon leak this information to Hirsh? WHY have there been no Pentagon howls of outrage at this leak, and no witch-hunt
to track down the leaker? Is it perhaps possible that Hirsh is being used, and if so, how? What is the intent behind the leaks,
and what is the story we are being set up to believe as “truth” when it happens?
In “Pearl Harbor:
The Facts behind the Fiction” in The New American, James Perloff writes a magnificent analysis of the
Pearl Harbor atrocity, perpetrated by the American Government on its own sailors and servicemen, and on its entire population.
This article is so excellent that it is reproduced below in its entirety, even though the details are not necessary to our
present analysis – only the basic premise of Presidential deception and the premeditated sacrifice of thousands of American
lives for political ends. If you accept that premise, please skim it to the end, but if you doubt such a possibility, I recommend
reading all the details. To link to the article, please go to:
Oliver Lyttleton, British Minister of Production, stated in 1944: "Japan was provoked into
attacking America at Pearl Harbor. It is a travesty of history to say that America was forced into the war."
FDR desired to directly involve the United States in the Second World War, his intentions sharply contradicted his public
pronouncements. A pre-war Gallup poll showed 88 percent of Americans opposed U.S. involvement in the European war. Citizens
realized that U.S. participation in World War I had not made a better world, and in a 1940 (election-year) speech, Roosevelt
typically stated: "I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent
into any foreign wars."
[Dear Reader: Mark that statement firmly in your mind. George Bush also said three months ago
that there will be no military draft. – H.B.]
But privately, the president planned the opposite. Roosevelt dispatched
his closest advisor, Harry Hopkins, to meet British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in January 1941. Hopkins told Churchill:
"The President is determined that we [the United States and England] shall win the war together. Make no mistake about it.
He has sent me here to tell you that at all costs and by all means he will carry you through, no matter what happens to him
— there is nothing he will not do so far as he has human power." William Stevenson noted in A Man Called Intrepid
that American-British military staff talks began that same month under "utmost secrecy," which, he clarified, "meant preventing
disclosure to the American public." Even Robert Sherwood, the president’s friendly biographer, said: "If the isolationists
had known the full extent of the secret alliance between the United States and Britain, their demands for impeachment would
have rumbled like thunder throughout the land."
Roosevelt’s intentions were nearly exposed in 1940 when Tyler
Kent, a code clerk at the U.S. embassy in London, discovered secret dispatches between Roosevelt and Churchill. These revealed
that FDR — despite contrary campaign promises — was determined to engage America in the war. Kent smuggled some
of the documents out of the embassy, hoping to alert the American public — but was caught. With U.S. government approval,
he was tried in a secret British court and confined to a British prison until the war’s end.
During World War
II’s early days, the president offered numerous provocations to Germany: freezing its assets; shipping 50 destroyers
to Britain; and depth-charging U-boats. The Germans did not retaliate, however. They knew America’s entry into World
War I had shifted the balance of power against them, and they shunned a repeat of that scenario. FDR therefore switched his
focus to Japan. Japan had signed a mutual defense pact with Germany and Italy (the Tripartite Treaty). Roosevelt knew that
if Japan went to war with the United States, Germany and Italy would be compelled to declare war on America — thus entangling
us in the European conflict by the back door. As Harold Ickes, secretary of the Interior, said in October 1941: "For a long
time I have believed that our best entrance into the war would be by way of Japan."
Much new light has been shed on
Pearl Harbor through the recent work of Robert B. Stinnett, a World War II Navy veteran. Stinnett has obtained numerous relevant
documents through the Freedom of Information Act. In Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor (2000),
the book so brusquely dismissed by director Bruckheimer, Stinnett reveals that Roosevelt’s plan to provoke Japan began
with a memorandum from Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. McCollum, head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence.
The memorandum advocated eight actions predicted to lead Japan into attacking the United States. McCollum wrote: "If by these
means Japan could be led to commit an overt act of war, so much the better." FDR enacted all eight of McCollum’s provocative
steps — and more.
After meeting with President Roosevelt on October 16, 1941, Secretary of War Henry Stimson
wrote in his diary: "We face the delicate question of the diplomatic fencing to be done so as to be sure Japan is put into
the wrong and makes the first bad move — overt move." On November 25th, the day before the ultimatum was sent to Japan’s
ambassadors, Stimson wrote in his diary: "The question was how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into the position of
firing the first shot...."
[And the question for George Bush today is how to maneuver Iran into firing the first shot.
Do you begin to see where we are headed? – H.B.]
The bait offered Japan was our Pacific Fleet.
it is when history repeats itself. Please read on. – H.B.]
In 1940, Admiral J.O. Richardson, the fleet’s
commander, flew to Washington to protest FDR’s decision to permanently base the fleet in Hawaii instead of its normal
berthing on the U.S. West Coast. The admiral had sound reasons: Pearl Harbor was vulnerable to attack, being approachable
from any direction; it could not be effectively rigged with nets and baffles to defend against torpedo planes; and in Hawaii
it would be hard to supply and train crews for his undermanned vessels. Pearl Harbor also lacked adequate fuel supplies and
dry docks, and keeping men far from their families would create morale problems. The argument became heated. Said Richardson:
"I came away with the impression that, despite his spoken word, the President was fully determined to put the United States
into the war if Great Britain could hold out until he was reelected."
Richardson was quickly relieved of command.
Replacing him was Admiral Husband E. Kimmel. Kimmel also informed Roosevelt of Pearl Harbor’s deficiencies, but accepted
placement there, trusting that Washington would notify him of any intelligence pointing to attack. This proved to be misplaced
trust. As Washington watched Japan preparing to assault Pearl Harbor, Admiral Kimmel, as well as his Army counterpart in Hawaii,
General Walter C. Short, were completely sealed off from the information pipeline.
One of the most important elements
in America’s foreknowledge of Japan’s intentions was our government’s success in cracking Japan’s
secret diplomatic code known as "Purple." Tokyo used it to communicate to its embassies and consulates, including those in
Washington and Hawaii. The code was so complex that it was enciphered and deciphered by machine. A talented group of American
cryptanalysts broke the code in 1940 and devised a facsimile of the Japanese machine. These, utilized by the intelligence
sections of both the War and Navy departments, swiftly revealed Japan’s diplomatic messages. The deciphered texts were
Copies of Magic were always promptly delivered in locked pouches to President Roosevelt, and the
secretaries of State, War, and Navy. They also went to Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall and to the Chief of Naval
Operations, Admiral Harold Stark. However, although three Purple decoding machines were allotted to Britain, none were sent
to Pearl Harbor. Intercepts of ciphered messages radioed between Tokyo and its Honolulu consulate had to be forwarded to Washington
for decrypting. Thus Kimmel and Short, the Hawaiian commanders, were at the mercy of Washington for feedback. A request for
their own decoding machine was rebuffed on the grounds that diplomatic traffic was of insufficient interest to soldiers.
untrue that was! On October 9, 1941, the War Department decoded a Tokyo-to-Honolulu dispatch instructing the Consul General
to divide Pearl Harbor into five specified areas and to report the exact locations of American ships therein.
is nothing unusual about spies watching ship movements — but reporting precise whereabouts of ships in dock
has only one implication. Charles Willoughby, Douglas MacArthur’s chief of intelligence later wrote that the "reports
were on a grid system of the inner harbor with coordinate locations of American men of war … coordinate grid is the
classical method for pinpoint target designation; our battleships had suddenly become targets." This information was never
sent to Kimmel or Short.
Additional intercepts were decoded by Washington, all within one day of their original transmission:
- November 5th: Tokyo notified its Washington ambassadors that November 25th was the deadline for an agreement with the
- November 11th: They were warned, "The situation is nearing a climax, and the time is getting short."
- November 16th: The deadline was pushed up to November 29th. "The deadline absolutely cannot be changed," the dispatch
said. "After that, things are automatically going to happen."
- November 29th (the U.S. ultimatum had now been received): The ambassadors were told a rupture in negotiations was "inevitable,"
but that Japan’s leaders "do not wish you to give the impression that negotiations are broken off."
- November 30th: Tokyo ordered its Berlin embassy to inform the Germans that "the breaking out of war may come quicker than
- December 1st: The deadline was again moved ahead. "[T]o prevent the United States from becoming unduly suspicious, we
have been advising the press and others that … the negotiations are continuing."
- December 1st-2nd: The Japanese embassies in non-Axis nations around the world were directed to dispose of their secret
documents and all but one copy of their codes. (This was for a reason easy to fathom — when war breaks out, the diplomatic
offices of a hostile state lose their immunity and are normally overtaken. One copy of code was retained so that final instructions
could be received, after which the last code copy would be destroyed.)
An additional warning came via the so-called "winds" message. A November 18th intercept indicated that, if a break in U.S.
relations were forthcoming, Tokyo would issue a special radio warning. This would not be in the Purple code, as it was intended
to reach consulates and lesser agencies of Japan not equipped with the code or one of its machines. The message, to be repeated
three times during a weather report, was "Higashi no kaze ame," meaning "East wind, rain." "East wind" signified the United
States; "rain" signified diplomatic split — in effect, war.
This prospective message was deemed so significant
that U.S. radio monitors were constantly watching for it, and the Navy Department typed it up on special reminder cards. On
December 4th, "Higashi no kaze ame" was indeed broadcast and picked up by Washington intelligence.
On three different
occasions since 1894, Japan had made surprise attacks coinciding with breaks in diplomatic relations. This history was not
lost on President Roosevelt. Secretary Stimson, describing FDR’s White House conference of November 25th, noted: "The
President said the Japanese were notorious for making an attack without warning and stated that we might be attacked, say
next Monday, for example." Nor was it lost on Washington’s senior military officers, all of them War College graduates.
Robert Stinnett has revealed, Washington was not only deciphering Japanese diplomatic messages, but naval dispatches
as well. President Roosevelt had access to these intercepts via his routing officer, Lieutenant Commander McCollum, who had
authored the original eight-point plan of provocation to Japan. So much secrecy has surrounded these naval dispatches that
their existence was not revealed during any of the ten Pearl Harbor investigations, even the mini-probe Congress conducted
in 1995. Most of Stinnett’s requests for documents concerning Pearl Harbor have been denied as still classified, even
under the Freedom of Information Act.
It was long presumed that as the Japanese fleet approached Pearl Harbor, it maintained
complete radio silence. This is untrue. The fleet barely observed discretion, let alone silence. Naval intelligence intercepted
and translated numerous dispatches, some clearly revealing that Pearl Harbor had been targeted. The most significant was the
following, sent by Admiral Yamamoto to the Japanese First Air Fleet on November 26, 1941:
The task force, keeping its
movement strictly secret and maintaining close guard against submarines and aircraft, shall advance into Hawaiian waters,
and upon the very opening of hostilities shall attack the main force of the United States fleet and deal it a mortal blow.
The first air raid is planned for the dawn of x-day. Exact date to be given by later order.
So much official secrecy
continues to surround the translations of the intercepted Japanese naval dispatches that it is not known if the foregoing
message was sent to McCollum or seen by FDR. It is not even known who originally translated the intercept. One thing, however,
is certain: The message’s significance could not have been lost on the translator.
1941 also witnessed the following:
January 27th, our ambassador to Japan, Joseph Grew, sent a message to Washington stating: "The Peruvian Minister has informed
a member of my staff that he has heard from many sources, including a Japanese source, that in the event of trouble breaking
out between the United States and Japan, the Japanese intended to make a surprise attack against Pearl Harbor with all their
On November 3rd, still relying on informants, Grew notified Secretary of State Cordell Hull: "War with
the United States may come with dramatic and dangerous suddenness." He sent an even stronger warning on November 17th.
Martin Dies would write:
Early in 1941 the Dies Committee came into possession of a strategic map, which gave clear
proof of the intentions of the Japanese to make an assault on Pearl Harbor. The strategic map was prepared by the Japanese
Imperial Military Intelligence Department. As soon as I received the document I telephoned Secretary of State Cordell Hull
and told him what I had. Secretary Hull directed me not to let anyone know about the map and stated that he would call me
as soon as he talked to President Roosevelt. In about an hour he telephoned to say that he had talked to Roosevelt and they
agreed that it would be very serious if any information concerning this map reached the news services.... I told him it was
a grave responsibility to withhold such vital information from the public. The Secretary assured me that he and Roosevelt
considered it essential to national defense.
Dusko Popov was a Yugoslav who worked as a double agent for both
Germany and Britain. His true allegiance was to the Allies. In the summer of 1941, the Nazis ordered Popov to Hawaii to make
a detailed study of Pearl Harbor and its nearby airfields. The agent deduced that the mission betokened a surprise attack
by the Japanese. In August, he fully reported this to the FBI in New York. J. Edgar Hoover later bitterly recalled that he
had provided warnings to FDR about Pearl Harbor, but that Roosevelt told him not to pass the information any further and to
just leave it in his (the president’s) hands.
Kilsoo Haan, of the Sino-Korean People’s League, received
definite word from the Korean underground that the Japanese were planning to assault Hawaii "before Christmas." In November,
after getting nowhere with the State Department, Haan convinced Iowa Senator Guy Gillette of his claim’s merit. Gillette
briefed the president, who laconically thanked him and said it would be looked into.
In Java, in early December, the
Dutch Army decoded a dispatch from Tokyo to its Bangkok embassy, forecasting attacks on four sites including Hawaii. The Dutch
passed the information to Brigadier General Elliot Thorpe, the U.S. military observer. Thorpe sent Washington a total of four
warnings. The last went to General Marshall’s intelligence chief. Thorpe was ordered to send no further messages concerning
the matter. The Dutch also had their Washington military attaché, Colonel Weijerman, personally warn General Marshall.
Johann Ranneft, the Dutch naval attaché in Washington, who was awarded the Legion of Merit for his services to America, recorded
revealing details in his diary. On December 2nd, he visited the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). Ranneft inquired about
the Pacific. An American officer, pointing to a wall map, said, "This is the Japanese Task Force proceeding East." It was
a spot midway between Japan and Hawaii. On December 6th, Ranneft returned and asked where the Japanese carriers were. He was
shown a position on the map about 300-400 miles northwest of Pearl Harbor. Ranneft wrote: "I ask what is the meaning of these
carriers at this location; whereupon I receive the answer that it is probably in connection with Japanese reports of eventual
American action.... I myself do not think about it because I believe that everyone in Honolulu is 100 percent on the alert,
just like everyone here at O.N.I."
On November 29th, Secretary of State Cordell Hull secretly met with freelance newspaper
writer Joseph Leib. Leib had formerly held several posts in the Roosevelt administration. Hull knew him and felt he was one
newsman he could trust. The secretary of state handed him copies of some of the Tokyo intercepts concerning Pearl Harbor.
He said the Japanese were planning to strike the base and that FDR planned to let it happen. Hull made Leib pledge to keep
his name out of it, but hoped he could blow the story sky-high in the newspapers.
Leib ran to the office of his friend
Lyle Wilson, the Washington bureau chief of United Press. While keeping his pledge to Hull, he told Wilson the details and
showed him the intercepts. Wilson replied that the story was ludicrous and refused to run it. Through connections, Leib managed
to get a hurried version onto UP’s foreign cable, but only one newspaper carried any part of it.
Harbor, Lyle Wilson called Leib to his office. He handed him a copy of FDR’s just-released "day of infamy" speech. The
two men wept. Leib recounted his story in the recent History Channel documentary, "Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor."
foregoing represents just a sampling of evidence that Washington knew in advance of the Pearl Harbor attack. For
additional evidences, see Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland,
and Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor by Robert Stinnett.* So certain was the data that, at a private press briefing in November 1941, General George Marshall confidently
predicted that a Japanese-American war would break out during the "first ten days of December."
However, none of this
information was passed to our commanders in Hawaii, Kimmel and Short, with the exception of Ambassador Grew’s January
warning, a copy of which reached Kimmel on February 1st. To allay any concerns, Lieutenant Commander McCollum — who
originated the plan to incite Japan to war — wrote Kimmel: "Naval Intelligence places no credence in these rumors. Furthermore,
based on known data regarding the present disposition and deployment of Japanese naval and army forces, no move against Pearl
Harbor appears imminent or planned for in the foreseeable future."
To ensure a successful Japanese attack — one
that would enrage America into joining the war — it was vital to keep Kimmel and Short out of the intelligence loop.
However, Washington did far more than this to facilitate the Japanese assault.
On November 25th, approximately one
hour after the Japanese attack force left port for Hawaii, the U.S. Navy issued an order forbidding U.S. and Allied shipping
to travel via the North Pacific. All transpacific shipping was rerouted through the South Pacific. This order was even applied
to Russian ships docked on the American west coast. The purpose is easy to fathom. If any commercial ship accidentally stumbled
on the Japanese task force, it might alert Pearl Harbor. As Rear Admiral Richmond K. Turner, the Navy’s War Plans officer
in 1941, frankly stated: "We were prepared to divert traffic when we believed war was imminent. We sent the traffic down via
the Torres Strait, so that the track of the Japanese task force would be clear of any traffic."
The Hawaiian commanders
have traditionally been censured for failing to detect the approaching Japanese carriers. What goes unsaid is that Washington
denied them the means to do so. An army marching overland toward a target is easily spotted. But Hawaii is in the middle of
the ocean. Its approaches are limitless and uninhabited. During the week before December 7th, naval aircraft searched more
than two million square miles of the Pacific — but never saw the Japanese force. This is because Kimmel and Short had
only enough planes to survey one-third of the 360-degree arc around them, and intelligence had advised (incorrectly) that
they should concentrate on the Southwest.
Radar, too, was insufficient. There were not enough trained surveillance
pilots. Many of the reconnaissance craft were old and suffered from a lack of spare parts. The commanders’ repeated
requests to Washington for additional patrol planes were turned down. Rear Admiral Edward T. Layton, who served at Pearl Harbor,
summed it up in his book And I Was There: "There was never any hint in any intelligence received by the local command
of any Japanese threat to Hawaii. Our air defenses were stripped on orders from the army chief himself. Of the twelve B-17s
on the island, only six could be kept in the air by cannibalizing the others for spare parts."
The Navy has traditionally
followed the rule that, when international relations are critical, the fleet puts to sea. That is exactly what Admiral Kimmel
did. Aware that U.S.-Japanese relations were deteriorating, he sent 46 warships safely into the North Pacific in late November
1941 — without notifying Washington. He even ordered the fleet to conduct a mock air raid on Pearl Harbor, clairvoyantly
selecting the same launch site Admiral Yamamoto chose two weeks later.
When the White House learned of Kimmel’s
move it countermanded his orders and ordered all ships returned to dock, using the dubious excuse that Kimmel’s action
might provoke the Japanese. Washington knew that if the two fleets met at sea, and engaged each other, there might be questions
about who fired the first shot.
Kimmel did not give up, however. With the exercise canceled, his carrier chief, Vice
Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, issued plans for a 25-ship task force to guard against an "enemy air and submarine attack"
on Pearl Harbor. The plan never went into effect. On November 26th, Admiral Stark, Washington’s Chief of Naval Operations,
ordered Halsey to use his carriers to transport fighter planes to Wake and Midway islands — further depleting Pearl
Harbor’s air defenses.
It was clear, of course, that once disaster struck Pearl Harbor, there would be demands
for accountability. Washington seemed to artfully take this into account by sending an ambiguous "war warning" to Kimmel,
and a similar one to Short, on November 27th. This has been used for years by Washington apologists to allege that the commanders
should have been ready for the Japanese.
Indeed, the message began conspicuously: "This dispatch is to be considered
a war warning." But it went on to state: "The number and equipment of Japanese troops and the organizations of naval task
forces indicates an amphibious expedition against the Philippines, Thai or Kra Peninsula, or possibly Borneo." None of these
areas were closer than 5,000 miles to Hawaii! No threat to Pearl Harbor was hinted at. It ended with the words: "Continental
districts, Guam, Samoa take measures against sabotage." The message further stated that "measures should be carried out so
as not repeat not to alarm civil population." Both commanders reported the actions taken to Washington. Short followed through
with sabotage precautions, bunching his planes together (which hinders saboteurs but makes ideal targets for bombers), and
Kimmel stepped up air surveillance and sub searches. If their response to the "war warning" was insufficient, Washington said
nothing. The next day, a follow-up message from Marshall’s adjutant general to Short warned only: "Initiate forthwith
all additional measures necessary to provide for protection of your establishments, property, and equipment against sabotage,
protection of your personnel against subversive propaganda and protection of all activities against espionage."
things stood as Japan prepared to strike. Using the Purple code, Tokyo sent a formal statement to its Washington ambassadors.
It was to be conveyed to the American Secretary of State on Sunday, December 7th. The statement terminated relations and was
tantamount to a declaration of war. On December 6th, in Washington, the War and Navy departments had already decrypted the
first 13 parts of this 14-part message. Although the final passage officially severing ties had not yet come through, the
fiery wording made its meaning obvious. Later that day, when Lieutenant Lester Schulz delivered to President Roosevelt his
copy of the intercept, Schulz heard FDR say to his advisor, Harry Hopkins, "This means war."
During subsequent Pearl
Harbor investigations, both General Marshall, Army Chief of Staff, and Admiral Stark, Chief of Naval Operations, denied any
recollection of where they had been on the evening of December 6th — despite Marshall’s reputation for a photographic
memory. But James G. Stahlman, a close friend of Navy Secretary Frank Knox, said Knox told him FDR convened a high-level meeting
at the White House that evening. Knox, Marshall, Stark, and War Secretary Stimson attended. Indeed, with the nation on war’s
threshold, such a conference only made sense. That same evening, the Navy Department received a request from Stimson for a
list of the whereabouts of all ships in the Pacific.
On the morning of December 7th, the final portion of Japan’s
lengthy message to the U.S. government was decoded. Tokyo added two special directives to its ambassadors. The first directive,
which the message called "very important," was to deliver the statement at 1 p.m. The second directive ordered that the last
copy of code, and the machine that went with it, be destroyed. The gravity of this was immediately recognized in the Navy
Department: Japan had a long history of synchronizing attacks with breaks in relations; Sunday was an abnormal day to deliver
diplomatic messages — but the best for trying to catch U.S. armed forces at low vigilance; and 1 p.m. in Washington
was shortly after dawn in Hawaii!
Admiral Stark arrived at his office at 9:25 a.m. He was shown the message and the
important delivery time. One junior officer pointed out the possibility of an attack on Hawaii; another urged that Kimmel
be notified. But Stark refused; he did nothing all morning. Years later, he told the press that his conscience was clear concerning
Pearl Harbor because all his actions had been dictated by a "higher authority." As Chief of Naval Operations, Stark had only
one higher authority: Roosevelt.
In the War Department, where the 14-part statement had also been decoded, Colonel
Rufus Bratton, head of the Army’s Far Eastern section, discerned the message’s significance. But the chief of
intelligence told him nothing could be done until Marshall arrived. Bratton tried reaching Marshall at home, but was repeatedly
told the general was out horseback riding. The horseback ride turned out to be a long one. When Bratton finally reached Marshall
by phone and told him of the emergency, Marshall said he would come to the War Department. Marshall took 75 minutes to make
the 10-minute drive. He didn’t come to his office until 11:25 a.m. — an extremely late hour with the nation on
the brink of war. He perused the Japanese message and was shown the delivery time. Every officer in Marshall’s office
agreed these indicated an attack in the Pacific at about 1 p.m. EST. The general finally agreed that Hawaii should be alerted,
but time was running out.
Marshall had only to pick up his desk phone to reach Pearl Harbor on the transpacific line.
Doing so would not have averted the attack, but at least our men would have been at their battle stations. Instead, the general
wrote a dispatch. After it was encoded it went to the Washington office of Western Union. From there it was relayed to San
Francisco. From San Francisco it was transmitted via RCA commercial radio to Honolulu. General Short received it six hours
after the attack. Two hours later it reached Kimmel. One can imagine their exasperation on reading it.
the evidence accrued through Magic and other sources during the previous months, Marshall had never warned Hawaii. To historians
— ignorant of that classified evidence — it would appear the general had tried to save Pearl Harbor, "but alas,
too late." Similarly, FDR sent a last-minute plea for peace to Emperor Hirohito. Although written a week earlier, he did not
send it until the evening of December 6th. It was to be delivered by Ambassador Grew, who would be unable to receive an audience
with the emperor before December 8th. Thus the message could not conceivably have forestalled the attack — but posterity
would think that FDR, too, had made "a valiant, last effort."
The Japanese strike sank or heavily damaged 18 naval
vessels (including eight battleships), destroyed 188 planes, and left over 2,000 dead. The Roberts Commission, assigned to
investigate the attack, consisted of personal cronies of Roosevelt and Marshall. The Commission fully absolved Washington
and declared that America was caught off guard due to "dereliction of duty" by Kimmel and Short. The wrath of America for
these two was exceeded only by its wrath for Tokyo. To this day, many believe it was negligence by the Hawaii commanders that
made the Pearl Harbor disaster possible. (See "Scapegoating Kimmel and Short," page 20.)
a major exposer of the Pearl Harbor conspiracy, Robert Stinnett is sympathetic regarding FDR’s motives. He writes in
his book: "As a veteran of the Pacific War, I felt a sense of outrage as I uncovered secrets that had been hidden from Americans
for more than fifty years. But I understood the agonizing dilemma faced by President Roosevelt. He was forced to find circuitous
means to persuade an isolationist America to join in a fight for freedom." In our view, a government that is allowed to operate
in such fashion is a government that has embarked on a dangerous, slippery slope toward dictatorship. Nonetheless, Stinnett’s
position on FDR’s motives makes his exposé of FDR’s actions all the more compelling.
More evidence for
the Pearl Harbor fraud has previously appeared in TbrNews. For those interested, I recommend reading that article also. Now,
back to our analysis. Here are a few recent news clips, and links to their sources:
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Congress has been pressing the U.S. intelligence community to investigate claims by an Iranian
defector that Teheran planned to crash an airliner into a nuclear reactor in the United States.
Several members of
Congress were said to have been alarmed by the information and one has met with CIA senior officials to press for an investigation.
So far, the CIA has refused to question the Iranian defector, a former senior official in the 1970s.
Rep. Curt Weldon,
vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has met the unidentified defector several times in Paris over the last
22 months. Weldon said the defector has been accurate in predicting several important developments in the Iranian regime since
February 2003. The developments were said to have included those in Iran's nuclear weapons programs and support for Al Qaida.
by Richard Sale
UPI Intelligence Correspondent
Published January 26, 2005
NEW YORK -- The U.S.
Air Force is playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Iran's ayatollahs, flying American combat aircraft into Iranian
airspace in an attempt to lure Tehran into turning on air defense radars, thus allowing U.S. pilots to grid the system for
use in future targeting data, administration officials said.
"We have to know which targets to attack and how to attack
them," said one, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The flights, which have been going on for weeks, are being launched
from sites in Afghanistan and Iraq and are part of Bush administration attempts collect badly needed intelligence on Iran's
possible nuclear weapons development sites, these sources said, speaking on condition of strict anonymity.
air defense positions are not just being observed, they're being 'templated,'" an administration official said, explaining
that the flights are part of a U.S. effort to develop "an electronic order of battle for Iran" in case of actual conflict.
the event of an actual clash, Iran's air defense radars would be targeted for destruction by air-fired U.S. anti-radiation
or ARM missiles, he said.
A serving U.S. intelligence official added: "You need to know what proportion of your initial
air strikes are going to have to be devoted to air defense suppression."
A CentCom official told United Press International
that in the event of a real military strikes, U.S. military forces would be using jamming, deception, and physical attack
of Iran's sensors and its Command, Control and Intelligence (C3 systems).
He also made clear that that this entails
"advance, detailed knowledge of the enemy's electronic order of battle and careful preplanning."
Ellen Laipson, president
and CEO of the Henry L. Stimson Center and former CIA Middle East expert, said of the flights, "They are not necessarily an
act of war in themselves, unless they are perceived as being so by the country that is being overflown."
"It's not unusual for countries to test each other's air defenses from time to time, to do a little probing -- but it can
be dangerous if the target country believes that such flights could mean an imminent attack."
She said her concern
was that Iran "will not only turn on its air defense radars but use them to fire missiles at U.S. aircraft," an act which
would "greatly increase tensions" between the two countries.
And now we are getting close to the punch line. This article,
on Antiwar.com, nicely pulls together a few more threads in this fabric of deceit:
Vice President Dick Cheney's dark words of warning against Iran on MSNBC's "Imus in the Morning" television show conveyed
something altogether different, both in tone and substance, even if they were relegated to the inside pages.
around the world at potential trouble spots, (and) Iran is right at the top of the list," the vice president intoned, noting
that Washington's chief concern with Tehran had less to do with democracy or even terrorism but rather with its "fairly robust
new nuclear program."
And while Cheney stressed that Washington still hoped Europe's efforts to persuade Tehran to
abandon any ambitions to obtain a nuclear weapon would succeed, he grimly observed that Israel might well decide to attack
Iran's nuclear facilities, presumably before the Bush administration, "and let the rest of the world worry about cleaning
up the diplomatic mess afterwards."
"We don't want a war in the Middle East, if we can avoid it," he concluded as cheerfully
as he could – at least until he was caught up short by the cowboy-hatted Imus, who reminded him that the U.S. already
has a war there.
To former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, Cheney's remarks sounded "like a justification
or even an encouragement for the Israelis" to carry out an attack.
Aha! Listen to The Man! Cheney, having been confronted
by someone dressed in a cowboy hat like his boss, and forgetting in an unguarded moment that Don Imus is not his friend, suffered
a revealing attack of candor. Here is what it means:
THE PLAN IS NOT FOR THE USA TO ATTACK IRAN as “leaked”
to Seymour Hirsh. The leaks to Hirsh, and all the noise going on in the media, is merely to stir up the Ayatollahs like a
hornet’s nest, as Roosevelt stirred up the Japanese before Pearl Harbor, and for the same reasons, and with the same
consequences: That IRAN should attack the USA. And to provoke that happening, ISRAEL will first attack Iran.
one thing we may be certain: The powerful Neocons in the United States are NOT dumb. I can testify for the American public
that they are extremely bright men, superbly devious, and totally without ethics or morals. They have one supreme goal, the
expansion of Israel, and this end justifies any and all means, including mass murder. Because of this blinding obsession,
one thing besides a conscience is sorely lacking in their mental makeup: imagination.
in fact will happen is this: Israel will attack the Iranian nuclear sites, with the USA permitting overflight of Iraq for
that purpose. Iran will retaliate – but not against Israel – it will attack the ships and armed forces of the
United States in the region.
Just like Japan did at Pearl Harbor.
Now, here is the interesting part of the Neocon
plan. Iran’s “unprovoked” retaliatory attack on the sailors and soldiers of the United States will be so
devastating, so deadly, and so effective, that Bush will immediately be able to call the entire country to war against Iran,
(including a forced draft,) as Roosevelt did against Japan (breaking his promise that "I have said this before, but I shall
say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.") No doubt, the Neocons expect
that they will be able to widen the war to Syria, and conquer all of Israel’s enemies for her. After all, when 100 million
American youth, and the whole industrial might of the United States of America, are thrown into a total war, who can withstand
it? Thus goes the thinking. It is a brilliantly clever plan, except for the Law of Unintended Consequences, or lack of prior
imaginative capacity, which has already led to our present quagmire in Iraq. What the Neocons have overlooked is that the
greed of their corporate friends has brought about a situation, in which the industrial might of the USA, which existed in
1941, no longer exists – it has been exported to China, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, and Guatemala – we do not even
make our troops’ underwear here in the USA any more.
[Here in the CIA there is a gift shop, which sells articles
emblazoned with the CIA logo. I purchased some as Christmas presents for the youngsters in my extended family, but found that
all the coffee mugs, keychains, mousepads, and pens, every last one is made in China. All with the CIA logo on them. Everything
comes from China, except for the T-shirts at $18 each – those were made in Honduras. If you work at Langley, please
go check, and you will see I am not making this up.]
I refer you to an article by Brian Harring which appeared some
time ago in TbrNews.com:
In which the author says:
The Russian SS-N-22.Sunburn, which technical journals and experts have termed the
most effective and lethal anti-ship weapon extant., is far cheaper to produce than a fighter plane or a missile destroyer,
cruiser or aircraft carrier.
The Russians have sold this Sunburn missile to a number of countries who feel that have
reason to anticipate a military threat from the United States and these sales of a highly of advanced anti-ship technology
has effectively restored a balance to the military scene. In point of fact, a battery of Sunburn missiles can easily sink
the largest U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and, in effect, renders a hitherto invincible weapon virtually useless against an enemy
equipped with a weapon against which there is no effective defense.
3M80/Kh-41 MOSKIT [SS-N-22 'Sunburn']
Moskit is a large supersonic anti-ship missile. Designed by the Raduga Design Bureau, development of the Moskit began in the 1970s. The Moskit entered Soviet military service in the 1980s aboard Sovremennyy-class
guided missile destroyers and several classes of fast attack boats. An air-launched version of the Moskit was first displayed
in 1992, and Raduga also reportedly began designs for a surface-to-air variant. Neither variant had entered production as
of April 2002. The Moskit's control system is manufactured by NPO Altair. Missile assembly takes place at the Progress plant
in Arsenyevo in Primorskiy Kray.
The Moskit is powered by a ramjet engine and has an estimated top speed of Mach 2.5.
It has a launch weight of 3,950kg and carries a payload of 300kg. The Moskit has a range of 120km (250km air-launched), but
tests of the Moskit using a high trajectory showed the possibility of increasing its range to 300km.
The Sunburn missile
has never seen use in combat but has been extensively field-tested by the Russians which probably explains why its fearsome
capabilities are not more widely recognized. The Russians have been known to leak, via double agents, incorrect technical
data to the US Defense Intelligence Agency. Other cruise missiles have been used, of course, on several occasions, and with
devastating results. During the Falklands War, French-made Exocet missiles, fired from Argentine fighters, sunk the HMS Sheffield
and another ship. And, in 1987, during the Iran-Iraq war, the USS Stark was nearly cut in half by a pair of Exocets while
on patrol in the Persian Gulf. On that occasion US Aegis radar picked up the incoming Iraqi fighter (a French-made Mirage),
and tracked its approach to within 50 miles. The radar also “saw” the Iraqi plane turn about and return to its
base. But radar never detected the pilot launch his weapons. The sea-skimming Exocets came smoking in under radar and were
only sighted by human eyes moments before they ripped into the Stark, crippling the ship and killing 37 US sailors.
only is the Sunburn much larger and faster, it has far greater range and a superior guidance system. Those who have witnessed
its performance trials invariably come away stunned. According to one report, when the Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani
visited Moscow in October 2001 he requested a test firing of the Sunburn, which the Russians were only too happy to arrange.
So impressed was Ali Shamkhani that he placed an initial order for six of the missiles.
The Sunburn can deliver a 200-kiloton
nuclear payload, or: a 750-pound conventional warhead, within a range of 100 miles, more than twice the range of the Exocet.
The Sunburn combines a Mach 2.1 speed (two times the speed of sound) with a flight pattern that hugs the deck and includes
“violent end maneuvers” to elude enemy defenses. The missile was specifically designed to defeat the US Aegis
radar defense system. Should a US Navy Phalanx point defense somehow manage to detect an incoming Sunburn missile, the system
has only seconds to calculate a fire solution –– not enough time to take out the intruding missile. The
US Phalanx defense employs a six-barreled gun that fires 3,000 depleted-uranium rounds a minute, but the gun must have precise
coordinates to destroy an intruder “just in time.”
The Sunburn’s combined supersonic speed and payload
size produce tremendous kinetic energy on impact, with devastating consequences for ship and crew. A single one of these missiles
can sink a large warship, yet costs considerably less than a fighter jet. Although the Navy has been phasing out the older
Phalanx defense system, its replacement, known as the Rolling Action Missile (RAM) has never been tested against the weapon
it seems destined to one day face in combat.
The US Navy’s only plausible defense against a robust weapon like
the Sunburn missile is to detect the enemy’s approach well ahead of time, whether destroyers, subs, or fighter-bombers,
and defeat them before they can get in range and launch their deadly cargo. For this purpose US AWACs radar planes assigned
to each naval battle group are kept aloft on a rotating schedule. The planes “see” everything within two hundred
miles of the fleet, and are complemented with intelligence from orbiting satellites.
But US naval commanders operating
in the Persian Gulf face serious challenges that are unique to the littoral, i.e., coastal, environment. A glance at a map
shows why: The Gulf is nothing but a large lake, with one narrow outlet, and most of its northern shore, i.e., Iran, consists
of mountainous terrain that affords a commanding tactical advantage over ships operating in Gulf waters. The rugged northern
shore makes for easy concealment of coastal defenses, such as mobile missile launchers, and also makes their detection problematic.
Although it was not widely reported, the US actually lost the battle of the Scuds in the first Gulf War ––
termed “the great Scud hunt” –– and for similar reasons. Saddam Hussein’s mobile Scud launchers
proved so difficult to detect and destroy –– over and over again the Iraqis fooled allied reconnaissance with
decoys –– that during the course of Desert Storm the US was unable to confirm even a single kill. This proved
such an embarrassment to the Pentagon, afterwards, that the unpleasant stats were buried in official reports. But the blunt
fact is that the US failed to stop the Scud attacks. The launches continued until the last few days of the conflict. Luckily,
the Scud’s inaccuracy made it an almost useless weapon. At one point General Norman Schwarzkopf quipped dismissively
to the press that his soldiers had a greater chance of being struck by lightning in Georgia than by a Scud in Kuwait.
cruise missiles are not new, Nor have they yet determined the outcome in a conflict. But this is probably only because these
weapons have never been deployed in sufficient numbers. At the time of the Falklands war the Argentine air force possessed
only five Exocets, yet managed to sink two British ships. With enough of them, the Argentineans might have sunk the entire
British fleet, and won the war. Although we’ve never seen a massed attack of cruise missiles, this is exactly what the
US Navy could face in the next war in the Gulf. Try and imagine it if you can: barrage after barrage of Exocet-class missiles,
which the Iranians are known to possess in the hundreds, as well as the unstoppable Sunburn and Yakhonts: how many of the
Russian anti-ship missiles has Putin already supplied to Iran? And: How many more are currently in the pipeline? In 2001 Jane’s
Defense Weekly reported that Iran was attempting to acquire anti-ship missiles from Russia. Ominously, the same report also
mentioned that the more advanced Yakhonts missile was “optimized for attacks against carrier task forces.” Apparently
its guidance system is “able to distinguish an aircraft carrier from its escorts.” The numbers were not disclosed.
with their Russian-supplied cruise missiles, the Iranians will close the lake’s only outlet, the strategic Strait of
Hormuz, cutting off the trapped and dying Americans from help and rescue. The US fleet massing in the Indian Ocean will stand
by helplessly, unable to enter the Gulf to assist the survivors or bring logistical support to the other US forces on duty
in Iraq. Couple this with a major new ground offensive by the Iraqi insurgents, and, quite suddenly, the tables could turn
against the Americans in Baghdad. As supplies and ammunition begin to run out, the status of US forces in the region will
become precarious. The occupiers will become the besieged…
Everyone has predicted (duh!) that when Israel attacks
Iran, Iran will foment a ground rebellion in Iraq against US forces of occupation, which will make the present resistance
look like a child’s birthday party. Of course this will happen. (Duh, again.) But that is only the beginning.
will use its 300+ Shahab-3 ballistic missiles to attack US bases in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
It may or may not attack Israel directly, but most probably not, knowing that Israel will not hesitate to retaliate massively,
even though Israeli planes attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities first.
Iran will directly attack sitting-duck US
naval ships in the Gulf with its Russian Sunburn missiles, with spectacular effect. Look for 1-3 aircraft carriers to be sunk
within 24 hours. Iran will also use its hundreds of Exocet missiles to attack other warships in the Gulf. Look for another
5-15 American warships to be sunk within two days. American losses will be 10,000 – 20,000 dead.
Harbor. The new “day of infamy” to justify the new “defensive” war.
This is as far as the Neocon
cabal in the Bush Administration has imagined. They expect this, and, like Roosevelt, are prepared to sacrifice 20,000 head
(like cattle) of other people’s sons and daughters to justify an all-out war against the Arab world, to seize half the
world’s oil supply for the future benefit of the USA and the oil companies who support the American political establishment,
and to seize thousands of square miles of new territory for Israel.
But Iran has several other options. All of them
will be devastating, because Iran has one supreme asset, which the United States can do nothing to counteract: geography.
commands the entire mountainous eastern shore of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz at its southern end, which is a
question-mark-shaped body of water only 30 miles wide and 175 miles long, dotted with islands and shoals, and thus with very
narrowly defined shipping channels. Here are two satellite images of the Strait in which the many islands and shoals are clearly
visible (Iran is at the top):
Ships negotiating the Strait must come almost to a dead stop, to negotiate the tight
double turns required to enter or exit the Gulf.
Iran could use a fleet of 200-400 inflatable Zodiacs to deploy hundreds
of Russian-made audio-magnetic mines in the restricted shipping channels of the Strait of Hormuz, and missiles positioned
in the mountains overlooking the Strait to sink any ship attempting passage. American troops under siege in Iraq, collected
together by the thousands in fortified camps, like cattle in slaughterhouse pens, will be sitting ducks for Shahab-3 missiles,
and for massive Shiite mortar ground attacks, instigated and supplied by Iran. They will be cut off from aid, unable to be
resupplied with water, food, ammunition, or weapons, and unable to be evacuated. None of the Islamic countries bordering Iraq
will allow the United States to use their territories to resupply or evacuate troops, after the unprovoked Israeli attack
on Iran. America will suffer another 10,000-20,000 casualties in Iraq within two weeks. Within a month, expect up to 50,000
The first oil tanker to try to enter or exit the Gulf will be sunk by mines, or, failing that, by Iranian
Exocets. Maritime insurance companies will declare that they will not pay out on any tankers sunk as a result of the armed
Oil will cease to flow from Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, Kuwait, Iraq, the UAE, and Iran itself, almost half of
the world’s supply. Oil will rise to $100 a barrel within three days, to $200 a barrel within a week, to $300 a barrel
within two weeks. Oil at the pump will be $15 a gallon in the US, $30 a gallon in Europe. The economies of the world will
begin to collapse under this burden.
Iran can also directly attack the homeland of the United States with the greatest
of ease. Iranian agents, prepositioned in situ, need only select a dozen million-volt high tension electric lines across America,
somewhere out in the countryside among the 20,000 miles of such electric lines, and blow them up. The cascade effect of automatic
circuit protection would shut down electric power to the entire country, and, in the midst of the deaths in Iraq of thousands
of our sons and daughters, and a severe gasoline shortage, all commerce and industry in the United States, all water and sewage
pumping, all electric trains, all food shipment from California to points east, all food refrigeration, all heating, lighting
or air conditioning, all offices and computers, all banking, all ATM machines, all check clearing, (both domestic and international,)
all bank vaults on time clocks, all home appliances, all Internet access, all home television reception, all newspaper presses,
all air traffic controls, airport luggage facilities and air travel, would grind to a halt for 2-6 weeks, or until the pylons
could be repaired and power restored. The basics - food and water, cash money, flashlight batteries and candles - would begin
to run out. Imagine the habitability of American cities after two weeks without water, food, money, light or sewage services.
Riots, murders and vigilantism would run rampant. The cost to the US economy would easily be $2-5 trillion.
even without this event happening, a run will start on the dollar, and the exchange value of the dollar will collapse. Americans
will no longer be able to afford the goods produced in foreign countries, and will have to do without the abundance we have
become used to. We have no substitutes, since corporate greed has ensured that today in the USA, we manufacture almost nothing
ourselves. Factories from Beijing to Brussels, from Helsinki to Honshu, will close, and several hundreds of millions of people
will be out of work. The world economy will plunge into a crippling depression. Nations will be unable to afford drugs, fuel
and food, to keep their vast cities of 20-30 million souls, such as Calcutta, Cairo and Lagos, functioning. Millions will
begin to die of disease, famine, and urban unrest. Local insurrections and wars will begin to break out as people struggle
At this stage it is almost a certainty that the rest of the world would lose the last vestige of tolerance
for the mad imperial ambitions of the United States and Israel. Expect an alliance to be formed among Russia, China, the European
Union, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada, (Japan, the UK, and the Tuamotu Archipelago MAY abstain,) to issue an ultimatum
to the United States to sue for peace with Iran and remove itself from the Middle East, and from the affairs of Israel and
Palestine, permanently and unconditionally, or else face a total economic embargo by the rest of the world. There will NOT
be any threat of armed force against the USA – the world’s civilized nations no longer operate that way –
only in the American cowboy mentality, the childish John Wayne fantasy which America alone in the world cannot shake off,
is armed force the first and only option.
In a few short weeks or months, America would be reduced, forever, by Iran
– yes, Iran, the Mouse That Roared - to a powerless failed state, economically devastated, spiritually crushed, and
militarily humiliated. And all for what? For the insane Neocon dream of a Greater Eretz Israel, Lebensraum for the Jewish
people, stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates, as depicted by the design of their flag – the blue Star of David
between the two great blue rivers. (For those who didn’t know, yes indeed, that is exactly what the Israeli flag depicts,
as visualized by the original founders of the Jewish state.) The last word to be heard from the Neocon cabal, before they
grab their Israeli passports and head out of Washington will, no doubt, be: “Oops!”
Only one thing could
alter this scenario: America using the nuclear option against Iran. Whether George Bush, like a tormented and cornered animal,
would use it is anyone’s guess, but the consequences are too horrible for us even to contemplate. May God save us from
that eventuality. Hopefully, before it came to that, someone would have the good sense to clap him in handcuffs and remove
him from the Oval Office.
Last month the New Napoleon, George W. Bush, spoke below the soaring dome of the Capitol
in sonorous cadences like unto the Oracle of Delphi: He has a Mandate from the Holy God and the American People, to bring
Peace and Democracy unto the Nations of the World - at the point of a gun if necessary. Like Alexander the Great, the Conquest
of Persia is to be his First Glorious Adventure, by which he will attain the adoration of millions and the acclaim of all
the nations. My sincere recommendation to you, Dear Reader, as to all my younger colleagues, is: Start learning Chinese.
US jets 'flying over Iran to spot potential targets'
Borger in Washington
January 29, 2005
The US is increasing the pressure on Iran by sending military
planes into its airspace to test the country's defences and spot potential targets, according to an intelligence source in
The overflights have been reported in the Iranian press and the head of Iran's air force, Brigadier General
Karim Qavami, declared recently that he had ordered his anti-aircraft batteries to shoot down any intruders, but there have
been no reports of any Iranian missiles being launched.
"The idea is to get the Iranians to turn on their radar, to
get an assessment of their air defences," an intelligence source in Washington said. He said the flights were part of the
Pentagon's contingency planning for a possible attack on sites linked to Iran's suspected nuclear weapons programme.
make sense to get a look at their air defences, and it makes the mullahs nervous during the EU negotiations [over the suspension
of Iranian uranium enrichment]," said John Pike, the head of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent military research group.
flights come after reports of American special forces incursions into Iran. However, former US intelligence officials have
said they believe the incursions are being carried out by Iranian rebels drawn from the anti-Tehran rebel group, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq,
under US supervision.
The US military denied the reports. "We're not flying over frigging Iran," an official said,
suggesting Tehran was making up the incidents to attract international sympathy.
TBRNews: Harry Brunser Reports