Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Obama Intent On War With Iran to Appease Israel , AIPAC & the Pentagon & to Bolster His Re-election Campaign

 Iran's non-existent Nuclear Weapons program is as believable as that of Saddam in 2003.

Seymour Hersh: Well, very simply, it’s—you know, you could argue it’s 2003 all over again. Remember WMD, mushroom clouds. There’s just no serious evidence inside that Iran is actually doing anything to make a nuclear weapon. You know, making a weapon is a big deal. You have to have fabrication facilities. You have to convert a very toxic gas into a metal and then mold it into a core. It’s big stuff, and there’s no sign of any of it. June 6, 2011.

Obama continues to support Cheney's unconstitutional policies supposedly to fight the ill-defined War On Terror.

Amy Goodman: But I want to ask you a last question. You made headlines a few years ago when you said President Bush operated an executive assassination ring. Has that policy continued under President Obama?

Seymour Hersh: What I said was that in the early days under Cheney, in the first days after—you know, '03, ’04, ’05, yes, there was a direct connection between the vice president's office and individuals getting hit. That got institutionalized later in a more sophisticated way. There’s no question that—look, there’s an enormous military apparatus out there that isn’t seen. That’s what I’m writing about. We’re not seeing it. We don’t know it exists. Cheney built up a world that still exists. And it’s a very ugly, frightening world that has not much to do with what the Constitution calls for.
Amy Goodman interview of Seymour Hersh ,June 6, 2011

Hersh also says the Obama administration is unfortunately too afraid of Israel and Saudi Arabia to have a more coherent even handed Middle East policy .

On the Arab Spring and Obama's response and doing all he can to hide what is really going on in Bahrain:

And so, you had something amazing—yes, you had something amazing going on. And what you have now—and that of course spread. That spread throughout the Gulf regions. And what you have now is a very, very—it’s sort of unremarked upon by the press here in America—you have a counterrevolution going on, fueled largely by the Saudis and their panic. You see the implication of that in Bahrain, where the unbelievable things are happening to the Shiites, the minority Shiites there. They may be a majority in terms of population, but certainly a minority in terms of power. And you have that regime brutalizing its people in a way that’s beyond, I would argue, anything going on elsewhere, including in Syria. As bad as it is in Syria, it’s much worse in Bahrain. And the United States, of course, for a lot of reasons, is ignoring that.
On Democracy Now! June 6, 2011.

My Questions of the day:
Does Obama want a war against Iran for his re-election to prove he's as tough as George Bush Dick Cheney and other nut jobs???
Given these revelations by Seymour Hersh Will Obama target Seymour Hersh will he remove him in the way he has removed or demonized Wikileaks and Julianne Assange and alleged Whistleblower Bradley Manning.
The Whitehouse under Obama's Watch was able to trash journalist Helen Thomas' career after some fifty years of reporting.
According to Obama's logic Seymour Hersh is passing on to the public at large top secret information on Special Operations in Iran and elsewhere and so can be considered as guilty of treasonous acts or acts giving comfort to America's enemies as Julianne Assange or Bradley Manning.

Another related issue I think is that of his sources who leaked information to Seymour Hersh will Obama go on a witch hunt to arrest , incarcerate , torture and then be given the old "Show Trials" or Kangaroo Military Courts -
The American public and its know nothing media would relish such arrests and incarcerations and maybe public executions all narrated by the infamous legal expert Paula Zahn.

Seymour Hersh: Despite Intelligence Rejecting Iran as Nuclear Threat, US Could Be Headed for Iraq Redux by: Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now! via Truthout.org ,June 6, 2011

In his latest article for The New Yorker magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says the United States might attack Iran based on distorted estimates of Iran’s nuclear and military threat—just like it did with Saddam Hussein’s government in Iraq. Hersh reveals that despite using Iranian informants and cutting-edge surveillance technology, U.S. officials have been unable to find decisive evidence that Iran has been moving enriched uranium to an underground weapon-making center.

Hersh quotes Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, saying he has not seen, quote, "a shred of evidence" that Iran was—has been weaponizing, in terms of "building nuclear-weapons facilities and using enriched materials."

The Obama White House, meanwhile, has repeatedly cited Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to the world. President Obama raised the issue last month during his speech before AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

and so it goes,

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