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Monday, June 13, 2005

They're at it again

I don't know what army they're planning on wasting this time, but the neo-nuts are working hard behind the scenes to drum up a war with Iran. Instead of Chalabi and "Curveball," it seems to be Manucher Ghorbanifar of Iran-Contra shame generating the lies this time. They are being fed into the US lack-of-intelligence community by neoconman extraordinaire Michael Ledeen. Here's a sampling of Ledeen's fevered mind from October, 2001:
Now, in this war, I just have two basic points. The first is what Jim Woolsey and Newt said earlier which is we can't be bound by legalisms. Churchill said in WWII that it was preposterous to expect the allies in WWII to observe every jot and tiddle of the law, every legal and moral principle, when we were fighting against enemies who would destroy all law and morality if they triumphed.
Because, if you lose, there will be no discussion of these things, whatsoever. The first thing is to win.

Second thing is--and this concerns me a lot--no stages. This is a total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. And all this talk about, well, first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq, then we will take a look around and see how thing stand, that is entirely the wrong way to go about it. Because these guys all talk to each other and are all working with one another.
If we just let our own vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don't try to be clever and piece together clever diplomatic solutions to this thing, but just wage a total war against these tyrants, I think we will do very well and our children will sing great songs about us years from now.
So basically, this imperial nutcase and his criminal Iranian exile buddy Ghorbanifar are doing whatever they can to get the US sucked into an even messier quagmire, and don't intend to let little things like the law get in their way.

Cannonfire, Xymphora, Laura Rozen, and I'm sure others by now have much more on these criminal efforts.

Cannonfire notes that Italy's military intelligence agency has been involved in the Ledeen Ghorbanifar discussions, and suggests the following chilling scenario:
When the United States suffers the next terror attack...the public will feel desperate to learn the identity of the perpetrators. I predict that Italian intelligence will provide the "smoking gun" evidence which will allow the Bush administration to blame, and attack, Iran. Whether the evidence takes the form of intercepted communications or a document does not matter; the "proof" will surely be as phony as those "yellowcake" papers. Alas, an enraged public will not demand verification.