By Keith Johnson - BLN Contributing Writer
Does anyone remember the famous black-and-white skit, performed by the Three Stooges, where a psychotic Moe goes berserk and attacks an innocent bystander who unwittingly utters the trigger words “Niagara Falls!”?
Today, we have a new cast of crazies doing the same routine. However, you can substitute the word “Iran!” in place of the words “Niagara Falls!” and still get the same reaction out of the likes of Joseph Lieberman (I – CT), John McCain (R – AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R – SC), AKA: The Three Stooges.
For the last few days, this psychotic trio of serial killers were in their beloved homeland of Israel, licking the hand that feeds them and performing renditions of John McCain’s favorite tune: “Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran” to an audience of likeminded Israeli warlords.
Actually, what was said behind closed doors can only be speculated. But, considering the track record of these three filthy war criminals, you can be almost certain that the blood sacrifice of your children and the slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent Persians were among the highlights discussed by these well-fed senior citizens as they stuffed their sagging jowls with caviar and sipped champagne from their thin, purple lips.
When they emerged, they met the press. Their comments were purposely measured in tone and contradictory in nature. While they denied that neither Israel nor the U.S. were planning to strike Iran anytime soon, they strongly suggested that they were prepared to take any action necessary to halt continued progress on its nuclear ambitions. Their tempered and seemingly innocuous statements were the most telling sign—to date—that an attack on the Islamic state is imminent.
Speaking from Jerusalem on Wednesday, John McCain addressed a gaggle of reporters after meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israel’s military chief of staff, Gabi Ashkenazi. When asked if he would support an Israeli military strike on Iran, McCain said, “I don’t believe we are at the point of making that kind of decision, nor is the Israeli government, given the state that Iran is in now as far as the development of their nuclear weapons is concerned.” McCain said it was impossible for him to say whether he would back such an operation because it “would be dictated by so many different circumstances.”
Those “many different circumstances” that McCain refers to are the multitude of options that the Israeli government and their NeoCon puppets are weighing as an excuse to launch a U.S. led strike on Iran. McCain has been frustrated by sanctions, because as far as he’s concerned—sanctions are for pussies! Nothing less than a mushroom cloud rising out of the ashes of a big steaming pile of Bar-B-Qued 4-year-olds will make John McCain happy. For months he has been rallying support among his constituency of misguided Christian Zionists and armchair war hawks, insisting that nothing short of tough military action should be taken to prevent Iran from destroying the world with their cache of low-grade medical isotopes. Why now would he tone down his rhetoric unless he was confident that his dream of mass destruction was soon to become a reality?
Joe Lieberman, on the other hand, couldn’t help but reiterate his long held position of aggression. He told reporters that there is a broad consensus in Congress that military force can be used, if necessary, to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Lieberman cited the recent sanctions passed by Congress as a potential deterrent. But he went on to say that keeping Iran from becoming a nuclear power would be accomplished, “through diplomatic and economic sanctions if we possibly can, through military actions if we must.”
Little Lindsey Graham summed up the trio’s true “consensus” best when he declared, “Congress has Israel’s back!” It was his little way of letting Israel know that their AIPAC money was being well spent on him, and that there was no need to out him as a homosexual.
What a confederacy of dunces! These are the guys the American people have entrusted to dictate our foreign policy? They insist that Iran is developing nuclear weapons when their own intelligence sources provide evidence to the contrary.
I wrote in a previous article that as recently as February 11, 2010, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded to a claim by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Iran had produced the first stock of 20 percent enriched uranium. Gibbs said, “The Iranian nuclear program has undergone a series of problems throughout the year. We do not believe they have the capability to enrich to the degree to which they now say they are enriching.” The enriched uranium that Ahmadinejad was referring to was not for building a nuclear weapon but rather for medical isotopes used to treat cancer patients. And even if they did have the capability of enriching to 20 percent, it still falls far short of the nearly 98% that is required for building a weapon of mass destruction. As a signer of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has a legal right to enrich uranium in the manner that they are claiming.
These are the facts. So why would anyone believe these morons? Need I remind you of the last time we went to war over the assumption that another Middle Eastern country was in possession of weapons of mass destruction? The idiots who are making false claims about Iran’s weapons program were the same ones making those claims back then. Both Lieberman and McCain were signators on a letter (dated December 5, 2001) to President George W. Bush, urging him to go after Saddam Hussein for his mythical weapons program.
“There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.”
Of course history has now shown that Lieberman, McCain and other likeminded fools were dead wrong. What’s worse is that they most likely knew they were wrong. But that didn’t stop them from leading us into a war that resulted in the murder of over a million Iraqis and the deaths of over four thousand (conservatively) of our American servicemen.
Now we stand on the precipice of yet another disaster that will make the Iraq War look like a Pop Warner scrimmage. Are we going to let them do it? Do we have any choice?
All the chess pieces have been laid out on the table. Every attempt to bring Iran into western influence has thus far failed. In 2009, the Brzenzski /Soros team failed to effect regime change by way of a “color revolution” during the Iranian presidential elections.
Now we have sanctions. But these have yet to apply adequate pressure on the Iranian government or encourage dissenters, within the Regime, to stage a coupe. It is unlikely that sanctions will ever dissuade Iran from relinquishing its sovereignty.
As a matter of fact, while threats from the west loom, prospects for Iran have never been brighter. Iran’s ambassador, Mahamoud-Reza Sajjadi, told the Islamic Republic News Agency “Many countries and even American firms don’t like Iran to be under sanctions. That’s why they are operating in Iran with different names or through proxy companies from other countries.” In a relaxed manner, Sajjadi added that, “The question of sanctions is commonplace to our people as Iran has been under sanctions for the past 31 years.”
Sajjadi was confident that his nation would survive sanctions and allow for internal economic development that would help bring them closer to self-sufficiency. But his most compelling statement was in regards to the true nature of Iranian-Russian relations when he said, “We are two neighbors with common interests and (common) threats. Iran and Russia are against the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel’s expansionist objectives.”
Don’t underestimate Russia. Russia’s signatory to a joint UN resolution on Iranian sanctions is a clever ploy to delay an attack on Iran. Their strategy is to eliminate justification for western strikes on the Islamic regime while sanctions are in place.
During a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev boldly voiced strong criticism of the additional U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran that go beyond those approved by the UN Security Council. On Thursday, the EU adopted new sanctions against Iran, focusing on oil and gas, following U.S. measures on Wednesday that targeted banking, shipping and the Revolutionary Guard Corps. “We didn’t agree to this when we discussed the joint resolution at the U.N.,” said Medvedev.
As stated previously, Iran continues to survive with covert Russian aid and western trade alliances working by proxy. Muslim nations, even those with fundamental religious differences, are now finding themselves obliged to aid Iran in light of the worldwide condemnation of Israel over the botched raid on the Gazan peace flotilla.
Nowhere was this reversal so self-evident than when, On June 11, the London Times initially quotes a U.S. security official as saying that, ”The Saudis have given their permission for the Israelis to pass over and they will look the other way. They have already done tests to make sure their own jets aren’t scrambled and no one gets shot down. This has all been done with the agreement of the [US] State Department.” It further quoted sources in the Saudi government as saying that officials in the country “all know” about the plan, and that they “will let them [the Israelis] through and see nothing.”
One day later, Arutz Sheva, an Israeli news service, completely discredited this assertion by proclaiming that, “Saudi Arabia on Saturday denied a report in the London Times that it had given Israel “clear skies” to attack Iran. According to the report, Saudi Arabia was testing its radar and defense equipment in order to partially disable defenses, in order to allow Israeli planes to fly over Saudi airspace in the event of an attack against Iranian nuclear facilities. Riyadh [capital of Saudi Arabia] denied the report later Saturday, saying it was “slanderous. Saudi Arabia rejects violating its sovereignty or the use of its airspace or territories by anyone to attack any country,” an official said in a statement.”
So where does that leave us? Any good gambler would look at his cards and fold. Not so with the U.S. and Israel. These two never leave the table because they believe they have an endless supply of money to cover even the most foolish bet. The U.S. is in it to win it, and you won’t find a sympathetic or reasonable shoulder to cry on from either end of the political spectrum; they are both afflicted with the same mental illness.
The Democrats and Republicans both agree that Iran must fall to western rule. The Brzenzski/Soros led left wanted to affect that through peaceful regime change while the Israeli led NeoCons would like to just blow the Hell out of the place.
The left had their chance and they blew it. The “color revolution” fell flat and it looks like sanctions won’t work either. So now it’s up to the insane NeoCons to do things their way. That’s why McCain is so calm, cool and collected these days. There’s no longer any need for strong words. The ships are in the gulf, the rockets are ready to launch out of Diego Garcia…all that’s missing is the slightest provocation from Iran and it’s GO TIME!
I guess all we can hope for is that Iran avoids a confrontation by refraining from doing anything provocative. That’s easier said than done.
Imagine having a psychotic policeman, who’s got a grudge against you, parking his patrol car outside your front door 24/7. He’s looking for any excuse to bust you! The minute you hit the street—he’s on your tail. The minute you get out of the car—he’s on your heel. The minute you come around a corner—he’s lying on the floor—but you don’t see him. Your right toe goes into his thigh as you trip over his body and land flat on your face. The next thing you know you’ve got your hands behind your back and you’re on your way to the county jail for assaulting a police officer.
I know it may sound like something out of a slapstick comedy—and it is! But as far as you and I and the rest of the world is concerned? It’s no laughing matter.
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