Orders Media To Sell Attack On Iran
Fox News, Wall Street Journal instructed to launch PR
blitz for upcoming military strike by
Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com, Sep 04, 2007
ick Cheney has
ordered top Neo-Con media outlets, including Fox News and the
Wall Street Journal, to unleash a PR blitz to sell a war with
Iran from today, according to Barnett Rubin, the highly
respected Afghanistan expert at New York University.
The New Yorker magazine reports that Rubin had a
conversation with a member of a top neoconservative institution
in Washington, who told him that "instructions" had been passed
on from the Office of the Vice-President to roll out a campaign
for war with Iran in the week after Labor Day.
"It will be
coordinated with the American Enterprise Institute, the Wall
Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, Fox, and the
usual suspects, writes Rubin, "It will be heavy sustained
assault on the airwaves, designed to knock public sentiment into
a position from which a war can be maintained. Evidently they
don't think they'll ever get majority support for this "they
want something like 35-40 percent support, which in their book
subsequently confirmed with a second source that the propaganda
coup had been launched and the individual, another top Neo-Con
at a major think tank, had this to say about it: " I am a
Republican. I am a conservative. But I'm not a raging lunatic.
This is lunatic."
organized mass media campaign to propagandize for a military
strike on Iran mirrors exactly what happened in late 2002 in
preparation for the invasion of Iraq and would be seen as par
for the course in anticipation of an attack that presidential
candidate Ron Paul amongst other expert observers
fear will take place within 12 months .
The issuance of
orders for Neo-Con mass media arms to push for an assault on
Iran also puts the U.S. on red alert for a terror attack,
whether real or manufactured, which Dick Cheney has already
promised will immediately be blamed on Iran no matter who the
real culprits are.
On August 1st,
the American Conservative reported that Cheney had tasked
the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a
contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type
terrorist attack on the United States. The plan involved a
massive air strike on Iran which included the use of nuclear
reported that, "The response is not conditional on Iran actually
being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the
United States," meaning that any such attack will immediately be
blamed on Iran and any evidence to the contrary will be buried.
London Times reported on Sunday that the Pentagon had
finalized plans for a 3 day blitz designed to annihilate 1,200
targets in Iran and destroy the country's military capability.
director of terrorism and national security at the Nixon Center,
said last week that US military planners were not preparing for
" pinprick strikes" against Iran's nuclear facilities. "
They're about taking out the entire Iranian military," he
speaking at a meeting organised by The National Interest, a
conservative foreign policy journal. He told The Sunday Times
that the US military had concluded: " Whether you go for
pinprick strikes or all-out military action, the reaction from
the Iranians will be the same." It was, he added, a "very
legitimate strategic calculus."
regarding a potential military attack on Iran has heated again
over the past week, with President Bush having warned of the
risk of a "nuclear holocaust" if the country was allowed to
acquire nuclear capability.
In a speech last
Monday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that a diplomatic
push by the world's powers to rein in Tehran's nuclear program
was the only alternative to "an Iranian bomb or the bombing of
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad subsequently stated that a U.S.
attack on Iran was "impossible" due to U.S. troops being tied
down in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yesterday, he claimed to have
proof that the U.S. were not planning to attack, bizarrely
citing his mathematical skills as an engineer and faith in God.
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