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March 16th, 2011
Zionist Threat: Wake up America!
“I was a strong opponent of the Iraq war, but this feels different. We would not have to send any ground troops to Libya, and a no-fly zone would be executed at the request of Libyan rebel forces and at the ‘demand’ of six Arab countries in the gulf. The Arab League may endorse the no-fly zone as well, and, ideally, Egypt and Tunisia would contribute bases and planes or perhaps provide search-and-rescue capabilities.” [New York Times, March 9, 2011, March 9, 2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/opinion/10kristof.html]
“This is not an Iraq situation,” he said. “This is a situation where a regime is killing its own citizens in broad daylight. It has said unequivocally on television that it wants to kill its own citizens. So this is unprecedented. It’s very rare to hear a leader declare his intentions in such a manner, and I think we should take it seriously.” [Cecily Hilleary, “Libya: Is Military Intervention a Viable Option? Voice of America, March 2, 2011, http://tinyurl.com/Voalibya]
“urges the United Nations Security Council to take such further action as may be necessary to protect civilians in Libya from attack, including the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Libyan territory.”
Note: Most of these names should sound familiar since they are war criminals due to their participation in creation of the ongoing crimes committed against the Iraq people in favour of their Zionist homeland, Israel.
Note: “Humanitarian aid” at an incalculably high price for its recipients.
“[t]here is no time for delay and indecisiveness” and that “clear U.S. leadership” is required.
Note: Since when did the “basic principles of human rights and freedom” ever represent more than empty space? Is this what they brought to Iraq? Or any other place America has meddled in? I think not. Just more fancy
“Is it right to characterize an attack on the Gaddafi regime’s air defenses and airplanes, and the execution of a no-fly zone that would protect the Libyan people from Gaddafi , as ‘an attack on Libya’? Can’t we distinguish a regime that’s lost whatever legitimacy it once had from the nation that regime is destroying and the people that regime is terrorizing?”
(Note: what of the terrorizing of the Palestinians, or the Iraqi, or the Afghan people, the list goes on….)
(1) Fundamentally humanitarian;
(2) Very limited in scope; and
(3) Dealing with a rather unique situation.
(Note: Bingo! Please read: LIBYA OIL GRAB DISGUISED AS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE)
“if we’re going to praise the Tunisian and Egyptian freedom fighters, all the more reason to hail the true martyrs in Iran.”
It portrays Iran as a brutal totalitarian state and the mastermind behind world terrorism, including the alleged training of Al Qaeda terrorists. The documentary implies that Iran strives for global domination and that it would possibly use nuclear weapons against the U.S. and Western Europe. It calls for “crippling sanctions” against Iran and holds that “if economic pressure is not successful then military force may be utilized.”
James Woolsey, the CIA director under President Bill Clinton;
John Bolton, former Ambassador to the UN in the George W. Bush administration;
Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the American Center for Security Policy;
Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador;
Harold Rhode, a specialist on Iran and a long-time Pentagon official who helped to set up what became the Office of Special Plans, which provided some of the most extreme propaganda to justify the invasion of Iraq;
Michael Ledeen, a veteran neocon who has focused on Iran and authored Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War against the West;
Reuel Marc Gerecht, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, who was previously a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and director of the Middle East Initiative at PNAC;
And Kenneth Timmerman, executive director of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran.
(Most wars in recent times have been justified, at least in part, with a “humanitarian” rationale; even Hitler went to war against Poland on the grounds that it was oppressing its German minority.)
If the U.S. opts to intervene in Libya, only an obvious failure would definitely serve to prevent an attempted replication in Iran. Thus, while the uprisings in the Middle East have threatened to lead to democratically-elected governments that, in some instances, would be more hostile to Israel than their autocratic predecessors, the neocons still have a way of making the ultimate regional outcome a net positive for what they regard as Israel’s fundamental security interests.