By Paul Craig Roberts
For complete article see http://original.antiwar.com/roberts/2009/09/28/another-war-in-the-works/
Does anyone remember all the lies that they were told by then-president Bush and the “mainstream media” about the grave threat to America from weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? These lies were repeated endlessly in the print and TV media despite the reports from the weapons inspectors, who had been sent to Iraq, that no such weapons existed.
The weapons inspectors did an honest job in Iraq and told the truth, but the mainstream media did not emphasize their findings. Instead, the media served as a Ministry of Propaganda, beating the war drums for the U.S. government. Now the whole process is repeating itself. This time the target is Iran. As there is no real case against Iran, Obama took a script from Bush’s playbook and fabricated one.
First the facts: As a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran’s nuclear facilities are open to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which carefully monitors Iran’s nuclear energy program to make certain that no material is diverted to nuclear weapons.
The IAEA has monitored Iran’s nuclear energy program and has announced repeatedly that it has found no diversion of nuclear material to a weapons program. All 16 U.S. intelligence agencies have affirmed and reaffirmed that Iran abandoned interest in nuclear weapons years ago… By accusing Iran of having a secret “nuclear weapons program” and demanding that Iran “come clean” about the nonexistent program, adding that he does not rule out a military attack on Iran, Obama mimics the discredited Bush regime’s use of nonexistent Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction” to set up Iraq for invasion.
As there is no legal basis for action against Iran, the Obama regime is creating another hoax, like the nonexistent “Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.” The hoax is that a facility, reported to the IAEA by Iran, is a secret facility for making nuclear weapons. Just as the factual reports from the weapons inspectors in Iraq were ignored by the Bush regime, the factual reports from the IAEA are ignored by the Obama regime. Like the Bush regime, the Middle East policy of the Obama regime is based in lies and deception…
Also see http://www.infowars.com/liberals-and-democrats-will-support-the-coming-mass-murder-campaign-against-iran/ Kurt Nimmo, Infowars, September 29, 2009 says:
“Obama will either sign off on an Israeli attack on Iran or he will direct the U.S. to bomb the country . Millions of liberals will support this because they are brainwashed by the government and the corporate media into the completely fallacious belief that Iran has nukes or will have them soon. Millions more will not directly support the coming mass murder campaign but will not raises their voices in opposition to Obama. …” OR WILL WE??????? Join the weekly Hilo Peace Vigil on Fridays 3:30-5PM at the downtown Post Office or a vigil in your community. If none exist, start one!