What is the war about?....It is being fought to consolidate a new world order, to create a new Middle East.
[Tom] Friedman laughs: I could give you the names of 25 people (all of whom are at this moment within a five-block radius of this office) who, if you had exiled them to a desert island a year and a half ago, the Iraq war would not have happened.
From an article in the Israeli paper Haaretz
It is now two years since this latest European war began. From that day in September, 1939, until the present moment, there has been an over-increasing effort to force the United States into the conflict.
That effort has been carried on by foreign interests, and by a small minority of our own people; but it has been so successful that, today, our country stands on the verge of war.
Who is responsible for changing our national policy from one of neutrality and independence to one of entanglement in European affairs?...
The second major group I mentioned is the Jewish.
Instead of agitating for war, the Jewish groups in this country should be opposing it in every possible way for they will be among the first to feel its consequences.
Their greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our government.
They planned: first, to prepare the United States for foreign war under the guise of American defense; second, to involve us in the war, step by step, without our realization; third, to create a series of incidents which would force us into the actual conflict. These plans were of course, to be covered and assisted by the full power of their propaganda.
Our theaters soon became filled with plays portraying the glory of war. Newsreels lost all semblance of objectivity. Newspapers and magazines began to lose advertising if they carried anti-war articles. A smear campaign was instituted against individuals who opposed intervention. The terms "fifth columnist," "traitor," "Nazi," "anti-Semitic" were thrown ceaselessly at any one who dared to suggest that it was not to the best interests of the United States to enter the war. Men lost their jobs if they were frankly anti-war. Many others dared no longer speak.
Take a look at a map of SW Asia... We've got significant American forces to the West of Iran in Iraq... We've got a similar force to the East of Iran in Afghanistan... We've got several Navy carrier groups, equipped with nuclear tipped cruise missiles and with larger nukes on board making threatening moves to Iran's South in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean.. And subs trawling the same territory, also with nukes.
B2 bombers equipped with nukes are sitting at our Diego Garcia base in the Indian Ocean, ready and waiting to blot out Iran.
We've got American troops and Air Force wings to the North of Iran in Georgia.
And we're supposed to believe that all this force is to only hunt down a dead man, Bin Laden? Uh-uh. When Israel attacks Lebanon again, the feces will hit the fan in the ME. ALL Arabs and Muslims will finally realize that the 'War on Terror' is actually a war against Israel's 'existential' enemies and fight for their lives. All it would take is some MOSSAD/CIA false-flag against American troops in Iraq or against an American city, with the blame pointed at Iran, for the USA to do Israel's dirty business and 'wipe Iran off the map.'
That's the long term goal, to keep Israel as the sole military, economic and political power in the ME and the Israeli's and whoever's in the White House, including OBOMBA doesn't give a damn how many of our kids get killed in the process.