Former CIA official Philip Giraldi says that:
U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication.
Like the Nigerian “yellow cake” forgery, U.S. intelligence had to have known the Iranian document was a forgery, and yet failed to debunk either. Indeed, as Time points out, the yellow cake document:
had been checked out — and debunked — by U.S. intelligence a year before the President repeated it.
Indeed, a claim that Iran is trying to buy uranium is now being made against Iran, just as it was with Iraq. Specifically, Associated Press – citing unnamed “diplomats” from an unnamed country – is reporting today that Iran is trying to obtain uranium. However, Iran says that it has 1,400 uranium mines (a senior IAEA official was allowed to visit one of the mines in 1992) – so why would Iran need to purchase more uranium from another country?
The parallels go even further, since war against both countries were planned many years ago. Specifically:
- The decision to launch the Iraq war was made before 9/11
- The decision to launch a war against Iran was made before 9/11
And false linkages between terrorists and both countries are be (or may still be) made. Specifically:
- A knowingly false linkage was made between Al Qaeda and Iraq, and – while most people forget this fact – that false linkage formed one of the main justifications for the war in Iraq
- U.S. congressman Ron Paul stated that the government “is determined to have martial law”, and that the government is hoping to get the people “fearful enough that they will accept the man on the white horse”. He also said “a contrived Gulf of Tonkin-type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran”.
- And former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski told the Senate that a terrorist act might be carried out in the U.S. and falsely blamed on Iran to justify war against that nation. He also told the Senate that the war on terror is “a mythical historical narrative”.
Disclaimer: I don’t like the Iranian Mullahs – I think they are fundamentalist fanatics, and the violence against protesters is barbaric. I also didn’t like Saddam Hussein, as he was a ruthless tyrant.
But there is a little difference between not liking someone and sending American boys and girls overseas to be killed in an unnecessary war.