Israel, it would seem, has already decided to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. And the mainstream media in America is going into hyper-drive describing - in almost apocalyptic terms - the dire threat that Iran poses to the security of the United States.
Why is this? The latest intelligence estimate report: put together by no less than sixteen different US intelligence agencies, has concluded that Iran is not pursuing a nuclear weapons program. Previous intelligence estimates have said pretty much the same thing.
And then we have the pronouncements made by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). None of these - despite the hysterical interpretations of IAEA reports published in western newspapers - have categorically stated that Iran has such a program either. The agency does have concerns. But as the IAEA's Director General: Fukia Amano, has candidly stated, they don't know anything for sure.
Yet still our politicians ignore the 'evidence' and persist in talking-up a war against Iran. Why?
I would argue that - when (we are already way past the 'if' stage) Israeli war planes bomb Iran's nuclear facilities at Arak, Bushehr, Natanz, Qom and other sites - the destruction of those sites will not be Israel's sole objective. If all that Israel wanted to do was destroy Iran's nascent nuclear energy industry then it would have done so already without bothering to announce it to the world beforehand. No Israel is hoping to achieve much more with the coming attack; and the way in which the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) goes about prosecuting this act of naked aggression will tell us much about its true objectives.
Here's how I think this insanity will pan out. The shortest route between Israel and Iran: for IDF fighter bombers, is straight across Jordan and Iraq. I suspect, however, that this will not be the route chosen. Israeli aircraft will, instead, fly east into Jordan and then south over Saudi Arabia into Omani airspace, this will be followed by a wide sweep out over the Arabian Sea before turning back and crossing Iran's Persian Gulf coast on the run in to their targets.
Why this roundabout - logistically complex - route? It will, after all, require in-flight refuelling and maybe even a stop-over at a friendly American airbase in Qatar. You need to think with a degree of deviousness here. This route will be chosen because the Israelis are going to attempt to convince the Iranians that they are under attack from American fighters launched from aircraft carriers out in the Persian Gulf. If the deception succeeds Iran will then engage the carriers with its highly capable, on shore anti-ship missile batteries. This brings America, along with her acolytes in NATO, directly into the conflict.
Once NATO forces are heavily committed: with troops on the ground, and the fog of war is preventing a clear picture of events reaching western audiences (a total shut-down of the world wide web is possible at this point) Israel will embark on operations designed to deliver its real objectives.
The first of these will be a comprehensive - and final - solution to the Palestinian problem. Pogroms will be launched against the populations of the Gaza Strip and West Bank - and massacres will be perpetrated - actions intended to drive the Palestinians out of Israel and off their lands forever.
Those that doubt that Israel could perpetrate the heinous crime of ethnic cleansing in this manner should take a closer look at the reality of the true situation there. The Gaza Strip is an encircled ghetto. The Israelis look upon the West Bank as 'lebensraum' and continue to expand the settlements there. Israeli children are being taught that the Palestinians are animals and 'untermenschen'. Go look at the graffiti scrawled on the walls in the Jewish enclave in Hebron: it reads, 'Gas the Arabs'. And this written by young children.
People should, also, examine events from the history of this conflict. Events such as those at Sabra and Shatila that occured in Lebanon: during the civil war, in 1982. Israeli forces: commanded by Ariel Sharon, had surrounded the Palestinian refugee camps at both locations. On the night of September 16, 1982 the Israelis let armed Christinian Phalangist militia men pass through their lines into the camps. The Israelis were fully aware of what would then happen. A massacre took place over the next two days with the Israelis firing illumination flares over the camps so that the killing could continue through the night. The death toll from these events has been put at 3,500.
You should have no doubt - whatsoever - that the Israelis are fully prepared to resort to murderously extreme measures to achieve their goals.
The second objective for the zionist elements within the Israeli elite will be the creation of Greater Israel, by seizing territories from neighboring countries. This could not be achieved without the help of the western powers in removing the main threat to Israel's aggressively expansionist ambitions: Iran. Once Iran has been removed as a threat Israel: with its nuclear arsenal, will become the dominant power in the region and exact tribute - in the form of land, cheap natural gas, oil and raw materials - from the Arab nations.
None of this is achievable without the connivance of the West. And the greedy, western elites would not - of course - conspire with the Israelis unless there was some considerable gain: a huge 'pay-off', in it for them. So now I would like the reader to ask himself/herself a question: why is it - that when our politicians make dire predictions about Iran's intentions - none of them ever use the word OIL! Iran possesses the world's second largest oil reserves after Saudi Arabia and the world's second largest natural gas deposits after Russia. Do our politicians think we are stupid? Do they think that they have convinced us that Iran will be attacked because it is the 'right' thing to do and that it has nothing to do with seizing control of Iran's petro-carbon riches on behalf of the people that OWN our politicians: the 1%?
Connivance: to bring about this war, is the name of the game here. But the question is: what form of practical assistance will the West provide as its contribution to this conspiracy? As we we have already seen, the Israeli airforce will have logistical problems to overcome if it is to successfully fly a long, circuititious route on its way to its targets in Iran. In-flight re-fueling facilities, provided by the USAAF somewhere over the Arabian Sea, would definitely be a big help here. Then there is the question of the weapons that will be used to attack hardened targets protected under a hundred feet or more of re-inforced concrete. The fifteen ton, Massive Ordnance Penetrator Weapon: unveiled by the USAAF in November last year, will get the job done. And the Americans will supply it to the IDF because the only other option open to the Israelis is to use low yield nuclear devices.
The final piece of the puzzle is, perhaps, the most contentious. The entire purpose of the exercise described above is to get the Iranians to retaliate against the wrong target. Furthermore, the ruse: to get the general populaces of Europe and America to back total war against Iran, will only work if that retaliation is SUCCESSFULL. For this dreamed-up-in-hell scheme to work thousands of American servicemen and women are going to have to die. And I think I know - now - who those that are to be sacrificed are: they are the crew of the USS Enterprise.
The name: USS Enterprise, probably carries more cachet than any other name given to an American ship-of-the-line. The carrier currently bearing that name is nearing the end of its nearly five-decades-long service life. It is already on-station in the Persian Gulf. It will be deliberately deployed to a location within range of Iran's anti-ship missile batteries. The crew working on deck might even see the Israeli warplanes pass overhead. Shortly thereafter it will be destroyed.
Prompted by the clarion calls for revenge in the media - the populations of Europe and America will demand that NATO exacts retribution upon Iran for the 'unprovoked' attack that killed thousands of young US service personnel.
Welcome to World War Three.